Remember: Your Own Political Movement Is Most Accurately Represented By Its Best Members, While The Opposing Political Movement Is Most Accurately Represented By Its Deranged Monsters

  

Category:  Satire

Via:  gregtx  •  8 months ago  •  11 comments

By:   Timothy Anderson

Remember: Your Own Political Movement Is Most Accurately Represented By Its Best Members, While The Opposing Political Movement Is Most Accurately Represented By Its Deranged Monsters
Your own political movement is best represented by its shining stars, its deep thinkers, its models of class and civility, while the opposing political movement is best represented by its dreck, its extremists, its unhinged monsters who commit unspeakable acts of evil.

S E E D E D   C O N T E N T



Discussing politics in the internet age requires careful thought, introspection, and the proper level of hatred for the opposing side. That's why it's important to keep the golden rule of political discourse in mind:

Your own political movement is best represented by its shining stars, its deep thinkers, its models of class and civility, while the opposing political movement is best represented by its dreck, its extremists, its unhinged monsters who commit unspeakable acts of evil.

A lot of people get burned out on politics. And that's because they don't have the proper level of passionate hatred for the other side. This lack of zeal can often be traced to the fact that they see their political foes as human, rather than as the scum of the earth they really are. It's really important to demonize your enemies, so you can get worked up into a frenzy every time they do something.

So any time an unhinged extremist on the other side does something despicable, point at that act of evil as a broad-brush representation of everyone in their political party. Say things like "See? This is the natural result of liberalism" or "Oh, this evil guy was a conservative? What a surprise." Allow acts of terror and evil committed by the other political party to reaffirm your preconceived notions about "those other people" across the aisle.

Meanwhile, if someone aligned with you politically does something awful, do the opposite. Claim the person is "not an actual conservative" or "not a true liberal," and demand that the other side treats him or her as an extremist. Never allow these moments to cause you to examine your demonizing rhetoric. Never rethink your approach of painting everyone who disagrees with you as a Hitler-worshiping Nazi or a Stalin-loving commie.

Because if you do that—if you allow tragedy to affect you as you begin to think of the other side as God's image-bearers—political discourse in this country will be lost forever. Don't let it happen. It depends on you.


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GregTx
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1  seeder  GregTx    8 months ago

384

 
 
 
Snuffy
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2  Snuffy    8 months ago

Hard to believe this is listed as satire when this seems to be the mantra of so many people..  including some members of our own little community on NT...   sigh

 
 
 
Ender
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2.1  Ender  replied to  Snuffy @2    8 months ago

That is what I thought. What satire?

Haha

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3  JohnRussell    8 months ago

Shining star or dreck ?

In 2021, Marjorie Taylor Greene said that she became politically engaged during the  2016 Republican presidential primaries .  Beginning in 2017, she wrote 59 articles as a correspondent for the now defunct American Truth Seekers, a conspiracy news website, and beginning in January 2018, 27 articles for  Law Enforcement Today ,  a pro-police  fake news website .  In 2017, Greene visited  Washington, D.C.  to protest against a Republican gun control compromise.

Greene was a top official of the Family America Project, a  conservative  group founded in January 2018. She was a moderator of the organization's  Facebook  group, in which members posted death threats against Democrats, bigotry directed at the  Obamas , and support for multiple conspiracy theories, including claims associated with the  John Birch Society  about the  U.S. government  being infiltrated by  communists .

Marjorie Taylor Greene - Wikipedia
 
 
 
Ronin2
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3.1  Ronin2  replied to  JohnRussell @3    8 months ago

There she blows- took less than a second for someone to prove the article 100% accurate.

Better remove the Satire tag

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Ronin2 @3.1    8 months ago

I operate on an entirely different level than you do dude. 

Is Margie a star, or is she dreck?  It probably depends on who you ask. 

 
 
 
bugsy
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3.1.2  bugsy  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.1    8 months ago

What do you think about Congresswomen who marry their brother to take advantage of immigration laws?

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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3.1.3  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  bugsy @3.1.2    8 months ago
What do you think about Congresswomen who marry their brother to take advantage of immigration laws?

I think the better question is "What should we think about conservative liars who make shit up about their opponents?".

" No hard evidence — like a birth certificate or other legal documents — has surfaced to prove that Elmi is Omar's brother or that any fraud was committed." The unverified rumors that Omar married her brother originated from an anonymous user on a Somali-American internet forum in 2016, and have circulated around the internet ever since.

 
 
 
Hallux
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3.1.4  Hallux  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @3.1.3    8 months ago

Bugsy got his 'evidence' from Anton Lazzaro.

 
 
 
GregTx
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3.1.5  seeder  GregTx  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @3.1.3    8 months ago

At Election Time, Virginia Is for Liars (msn.com) 

Probably shouldn't go there......

 
 
 
GregTx
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4  seeder  GregTx    8 months ago

For Coral,

 
 

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