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    Quote Originally Posted by Beevee View Post
    The typical response of a deplorable.
    Well. @Beevee, what do you have to say about the violence on the left?
    Edmund Burke: "In vain you tell me that Artificial Government is good, but that I fall out only with the Abuse. The Thing! the Thing itself is the Abuse!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Especially when it's brought up. All he has to say is he's against it.
    He won't, because he's not.

    Progressivism, ideas so good, they have to be mandatory

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Well. @Beevee, what do you have to say about the violence on the left?
    Simple. I abhor it. Not that I haven't said so before. It's here in the threads about Trump's rantings that the violence is equally shared.
    Now, go find it, or don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beevee View Post
    Simple. I abhor it. Not that I haven't said so before. It's here in the threads about Trump's rantings that the violence is equally shared.
    Now, go find it, or don't.
    Edmund Burke: "In vain you tell me that Artificial Government is good, but that I fall out only with the Abuse. The Thing! the Thing itself is the Abuse!"

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    Draining a swamp full of armed crocs?

    Originally Posted by southwest88 Left, Right, center. I don't care about the political affiliation, sexual preference, ethnicity, race, religion, age - none of that. If someone is violent, or incites to violence - detain them & charge them, if the evidence holds up.

    If they're found guilty, punish them according to the suggested guidelines for the crime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Agree. But some leaders need to step up to discourage such behavior.
    I think all political leaders should discourage violence, with a vengeance. We can't have a political process if we're busy dodging bullets; see Sarajevo, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Hutu/Tutsi, the entire miserable litany of low-level conflict that went to conventional war & then nuclear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    You're the one seems angry that I dismissed your canned complaint.

    Suggestion, when you target someone to rile them make sure you do so correctly. You keep trying to rile me up about Trump and I keep telling you I don't like him.
    I voted for him. He should take me on instead.
    Democrats are a clear and present danger to our democracy and our society.

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    An interesting commentary relevant to the OP: The Civil War on America’s Horizon

    ...While the elites have deliberately cut themselves off from their civilizational inheritance because they view it as unworthy, Trump supporters do not feel estranged from national and religious symbols and traditions. Most never attended an elite university, have never read Derrida, and have no desire to deconstruct the customs they love. The elites and Trumpites live in different moral universes, and their unrelenting political warfare derives from both groups’ understanding that power flows to those whose narratives retain legitimacy and validity. These battles are so worrisome because they are existential, not simply political.

    This will not end well, I fear. Goodwill and moderation exist on neither side. It may be that a civil war looms on the horizon. All that’s required now is a spark because every cultural accelerant is now in place. That spark could come from the Mueller investigation, which is viewed by Trump and his supporters as a brazen attempt at a coup d’état by a thoroughly corrupt intelligence community and legal establishment. Impeachment over payments to paramours, for example, will be viewed as a phony pretext for the lawless removal of a duly elected president.

    Given the intemperance of Trump and the viciousness of his opponents, compromise seems unlikely. Most of the American media will blame any conflagration on Trump, and certainly he will deserve some of the fault. But American elites are the revolutionary children of the ’60s and ’70s, proud despoilers of their country’s history and tradition. Now comes the counter-revolution, led by a gargoyle promising to defend the old cathedral. When postmodern radicals lecture him about the need to temper his attacks, a Trump supporter might retort the same way that a rebellious royalist did to the new Jacobin government in 1793: “You accuse us of overturning our patrie by rebellion, but it is you, who, subverting all principles of the religious and political order, were the first to proclaim that insurrection is the most sacred of duties.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    An interesting commentary relevant to the OP: The Civil War on America’s Horizon

    Yep, more and more are starting to see it.

    America's Second Civil War - The Dennis Prager Show

    www.dennisprager.com/americas-second-civil-war
    For that reason, just as the Great War came to be known as World War I once there was World War II, the Civil War will become known as the First Civil War when more Americans come to regard the current battle as the Second Civil War.
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