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Re: Corruption in Government
« Reply #615 on: March 19, 2018, 06:23:14 pm »
Hypocritical Sucking up by GO.

Eddie, If you pick up on the overly dulcet flattery that comes off as baloney, what makes you think the dialogue is sincere when said person is not in the "you are the greatest" mode?

As RE said,
His fawning over certain people is positively repulsive.  All his "Geniuses" like Elon Muskrat, and Kunstler.  ::) Gimmee a break. - RE

Eddie said:
Eddie said:
In my view, we can either respond to GO's posts and try to make our dissenting case in a reasonable way, or we can do something we like a lot less, which is not let him make his posts (and I'd hate to do that), or put him under moderation, which is way more work than I want to do.

What I don't like to do is allow comments I strongly disagree with to stand up with no dissent.  I favor open dialog and even heated arguments to censorship....and censorship is a "gotcha" that GO likes to use to claim he isn't treated fairly. I won't play that game. I'd rather just tell him when I disagree. And that's not just GO, but anybody. I favor letting people speak their piece, and then calling them out if it seems necessary. And anybody can be wrong. I'm wrong a lot, and I try to be willing to listen to other people's POV.

I guess I ran Knarf off arguing with his SJW and #MeToo posts. I hope not. I just like to say what's on my mind. I try to be respectful to everyone. 

At heart, GO wants to be part of a group that thinks just like he does. He want to belong. He also likes to suck up to people he considers special, like Ashvin and LD.  He always writes them such effusive compliments, he's practically falling all over himself. It's completely transparent. But I think he often makes good points, and he's a good man. Libertarian belief systems resonate with me. But I've learned that for most high profile people, the powerful people of our world, that it's an excuse and a smokescreen.

If you read what Charles Koch says in an interview, you'd think he was a great guy and a genius. In reality, he's committed more atrocities than you can list. You have to judge on what people do, and not just on what they say.

Eddie, what a man SAYS IS IMPORTANT to determine if said person is untrustworthy when YOU KNOW WHAT HE SAID IS FALSE! That's what you just said about the Kochroaches.

WHY do you think GO, a fierce defender of policies that have indisputably caused, and continue to cause, people to DIE EVERY DAY IN THIS COUNTRY is not bullshittting you?

How LONG do you give an unapologetic Trump supporter, who would rather have his tongue cut out than admit the INDISPUTABLE TRUTH THAT the Koch Libertarians are a pack of predatory murderers solidifying the profit over people and planet Oligarchy in the USA, the "benefit of continued dialogue"? 

Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Pr. 22:22-23


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