Is this like how in my lifetime in America they tell me that the LGBT community is bullied and has it so hard in this world and they make every media portray that, yet all I see is the absolute privilege that LGBT has over everyone else, sometimes using it as a weapon?
Or how they told me my whole life that because I’m black the system holds me back when the irony is that all the people saying this are primarily university white women being told what to do and say by old white people. The Democrats. The same people who funded the KKK and supported Hitler. The same people that put forward policies that hurt black families.
But hey, anyone using their feelings and not their heads are easy to use. That’s why they pretend to support your agenda while fueling their own control over every aspect of your lives.
I miss the day when MLK’s beautiful message reigned true. We are all the same. All beautiful.
@Child Slapper, that reminds me of when Caitlyn Jenner was getting criticized for voicing her support for Ted Cruz in the Republican primaries about five or six years ago. I guess nowadays being transgender also means you must adopt the left’s political philosophies or else you really aren’t transgender. Kind of like you are not really black if you don’t vote Democrat.
Being accepted for who you are isn’t enough apparently.
@Child Slapper, join my cause, human extinction. Hear me out, its fool proof. No humans no problems. I know mind blown.
@Child Slapper, idk, this feels like somewhat relatable and stuff but starting out with implying that LGBT people aren't discriminated against and bullied if a bit rough. As if we all didn't grow up with homophobic slurs as the common insults for anyone we didn't like. I think about how many people I've seen even remotely "flamboyant" get absolutely berated and abused every day for it. Yeah nah man, I can't get behind this message. The message that the dems are just as manipulative or even more so than the republicans, hell yeah man. I definitely say fvck both parties, they haven't helped a single person except the rich. But let's not pretend that either are the good guys or aren't manipulating the fvck out of us. Either way, I hope you don't take this message as a combative stance, and I hope you have an awesome day even if we don't see eye to eye
@Child Slapper, careful man. Say stuff like that and your suicide note will end up on Hilary’s desk
@Sexy Homunculus, of course not you have to fit into a certain box. If not, how do you expect people to judge you on first impression? What do expect people to do, actually go beyond their biases and first sight judgments that takes effort and you know any amount of effort is infinitely too much for a human
@Child Slapper, you are right about the histories of the two parties, but you are deluded if you believe those historical characteristics apply to the parties today. The Democratic Party is no more the party of repression than the Republican Party is the party of Lincoln. The Republican Party stopped being a progressive party when Ronald Reagan became President. Today, it is the party of Trump, whose core base is comprised of white, racist, anti-science, anti-truth, gun rights activists, whose strategy to gain power consists of suppressing voters’ rights, legislative obstructionism, gerrymandering, court stacking, fear mongering, and propaganda. I’m not suggesting the Democratic politicians are angels. They suck too, and their support of people of color is blatantly because they need their votes; but that means people of color are (finally) gaining political power.
Consider that Congress is comprised of 535 people, more than 250 of whom are Republicans.
Just 2 of those are black.
@Child Slapper, "The Democrats. The same people who...". This is one reason I dislike political parties. They only make it natural to generalize, even across time.
People will ask you if you are a Democrat or a Republican, but by identifying with either party, you are, in their mind, associating with all past and current sentiments of the party or anyone in it.
At their core, political parties are little more than a tool to influence the decision of a large group of like-minded people. The easiest way to keep a party united is to convince them that the other party is evil.
@And Now Hes Dead, Wow, almost every word you spoke is wrong...
That reference aside.
You have totally miscategorized what the Republican party is, most likely due to your media intake.
Basically nothing you claim compromising the core of the Republican party is true, except the "Gun Rights Activists" or as they should be called, 2nd Ammendment/Basic Rights activists.
Nearly everything else you attributed to Republicans is in reality what the Democrats primarily do. (Have you heard of projection?) At this point there is honestly more of a Uniparty in DC, but just generally speaking that is the case.
Just because only 2 are black means nothing, the question is why? Are they somehow being prevented by Republicans? Are they being called traitors by Dems and other Blacks? We need to think about it more, before we just blame something.
@EVILdrPORKCHOP3, CS never said they are not. He said that they have so much power, and are not really at this point discriminated against.
They have far more representation than population, they get their lifestyle shoved into everyone's faces, they get special treatment by the media, and our governments, they get to crap on Straight people, and you can't retaliate.
I don't know, doesn't sound like a very oppressed group.
Thats only barely touching the icing on the cake.
History was obviously different, but that's not today, and today is what we are talking about.
I'll agree, there is a Uniparty, and neither party is really there for us. Only a select few on the Republican side are actually trying to help, and stand for the people, the rest are just wastes of space.
@thatoneguymaybe, I just don't see that in the way that you do, which is of course fine! For me, I'm glad people who have had zero representation or who have been represented extremely negatively in the past are being represented positively in a lot of spaces. Also, many many people who have had to fight against themselves or society's expectations for years are now able to just do their thing. Like there are hundreds of thousands of people who would have crapped on homosexuals a decade ago who actually come out as homosexual today because society is at least more open than back then. Also, i personally have not seen this "crapping on straight people" thing that you both have referred to, which perhaps means I'm not looking in the right places! However, If you are talking about the unbelievably obnoxious and hateful, yet extremely slim minority of LGBT people who are taking advantage of this newfound freedom to harass straight people, then yes! That's horrible and they should be 1/2
@thatoneguymaybe, ashamed of themselves! However, we all know that in every group, there's a hateful, loud, and slim minority of people within who make the rest look really bad. Thankfully, many people realize this and this is why we also don't just group anyone who leans conservative as a fascist or white supremacist (although some people also do that, and they should be ashamed as well!)
in my own experience I've not seen much of this "special treatment" or anything, as it's still a question in some places of if you can get married or not. Once again, I hope you also have a wonderful day today regardless of any political disagreements we may have!
@EVILdrPORKCHOP3, I guess I should clarify that I meant “today’s time”. LGB has already won. But now it’s going too far.
@And Now Hes Dead, wow. You are disgusting. Most Trump voters I know are wonderful people. The general base is not full of racists. That’s just what people like you who want to vilify the other side are saying.
@EVILdrPORKCHOP3, I am not surprised you don't see it, it's more popular for the media to act like they are very oppressed, and social media spreads that as well. So unless you are paying attention to what the media isn't talking about, it can seem very different from what's really going on.
I also agree that it's usually a slim minority of people who act crazy, and obnoxious.
It would seem not only do we have a lot in common, but you are very respectful about this. Thanks for keeping it cool my dude, even if you are an Evil Porkchop. Have a good day!
@Child Slapper, I was fairly certain that as a kid, being made fun of was kinda the norm.
Going to college, I was shocked that I, being an unknown harmless individual wasn’t even allowed in rooms because they were “safe spaces.” There was a guard posted that told me, I didn’t fit the bill to even look inside.
I thought we got rid of segregation? I thought that was over.
Yea, Democrats are the literal worst. Half my family is fully Democrat, and I haven’t seen a more narcissistic manipulative bunch.
My political party will always be “anti democratic/anti socialist/communist.”
@ Michishige Shou, my political party is anti-control over people’s lives and manipulation.
American Freedom: the ability to control your own destiny. This means that if you choose dumb decisions, you pay. If you choose good ones, you thrive. Those who don’t work starve and die, those who can’t work will be cared for. Those who work hard will leave a legacy for their family. Those who become slaves to drugs, prostitution, or other so called freedoms are not free.
Any government that interferes with that is not American, and should not exist or represent this country.
I just finished submitting my application for the JET Program to teach English in Japan next year. I doubt I’ll run into any North Koreans there if I get accepted, but if I do I’ll be happy to show them how awesome the convenience stores are in the Land of the Rising Sun.
@Sexy Homunculus, idk about north koreans but there are tons of south koreans and also zainichi koreans (korean descendants living in japan) so they most likely would know the convenience stores situations in japan lol. And south koreans definitely know way more about japan than americans. There are some north korean refugees or escapees living in Japan so you might have the chance to meet one. (I’m korean and i am fun at parties)
@swooz, I’m hoping to go to Kumamoto or somewhere else in Kyushu, so I wouldn’t be surprised if I run into some Koreans since that’s really close to Korea. I was also in Tokyo two years ago getting my TESOL certification, and I probably saw some there without even realizing it.
That awkward moment when you realise that your own country is going down the toilet, so you have to find another country you know very little about, and berate it so you can feel good about yourself again..
Kinda what happens when you turn your country into a poorly managed max security prison