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  •  Typical rightwing talking poimt about marijuana (3+ / 0-)
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    Despite seeing the recent votes as moral deterioration, "I don't necessarily buy that it's irreversible," Beren says. "If you go back into history, you'll see they were burning people at the stake and sacrificing children."
    (Whoa. Maybe someone can tell me what exactly this person meant by that last line.)
    Repubs ALWAYS equte marijuana legalization with violent crimes against people. "What's next? Legalizing Rape? Bank Robbery?" - that sort of stuff.


    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

    by xxdr zombiexx on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 05:20:01 PM PST

    •  Yes, that is where to kick them. (0+ / 0-)

      I don't know what to do about the females.

    •  These Dog Whistles have a long history (1+ / 0-)
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      Burning at the stake is part of the Black Legend against Catholicism in general, and the Spanish Empire and Inquisition in particular, along with the notion that the Pope is the Antichrist. Burning at the stake certainly did happen, but not nearly as often as Protestants claimed. We can discuss the historical record, if anybody wants to go into it.

      Sacrificing babies is the anti-Semitic blood libel, the claim that Passover matzoh had to be made with the blood of Christian children. A vicious, vindictive hallucination that goes back to pre-Christian Graeco-Roman calumnies in the first century BCE, and a massacre of Jews in Alexandria in 38 CE. There is no historical record to discuss here, except of the persecutions and murders of Jews that resulted.

      So we have a conflation of Godless hippies, Roman aristocrats, late medieval Catholics, and Jews throughout two millennia.

      These bigots are vile. But you knew that.

      America—We built that!

      by Mokurai on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 06:53:25 PM PST

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