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  •  Every single person (5+ / 0-)

    who accuses the Obama administration of being tyrannical needs to talk to someone who's actually lived under a brutal dictatorship.

    Calling Obama a tyrant, fascist, etc., isn't only incorrect, it's extremely disrespectful to those who live under real tyranny.

    •  Most of these people have either never (4+ / 0-)

      lived abroad, or did so under very privileged circumstances that sheltered them from everyday reality. These people, like most of today's Repubs, are spoiled, selfish and overpaid assholes who don't know shit about shit and are upset because their free ride is ending. There's no excuse for being this stupid and uninformed, not to mention disrespectful to people who actually do have it bad. Whaa, the bank repossessed my Hummer so Obama's a socialist!

      This is 100% about spoiled white privilege being rightfully challenged.

      "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

      by kovie on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 01:58:44 PM PST

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      •  America has loved stupid since its beginning. (1+ / 0-)
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        Stupid has voted for stupid for a long time. Stupid needs a lot of representation, apparently.

        nosotros no somos estúpidos

        by a2nite on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 02:08:01 PM PST

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        •  We also don't have the advantage that most other (3+ / 0-)
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          countries have, of being relatively homogenous culturally and ethnically and having a very long history during which our various differences were flattened somewhat. Other countries have lots of stupid people, but have developed ways of containing them. We're still working on that.

          "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

          by kovie on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 02:18:17 PM PST

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          •  Homogeneity is greatly overrated (0+ / 0-)

            It allows Japan to pretend that it does not oppress its Ainu, Eta, Himin, and Baraku native populations, nor its Korean, Chinese, and other foreign populations, including people whose families have lived in Japan for more than 600 years.

            Compare this with the diversity of the Swiss Confederation: originally Italian, German, and French speakers who managed to hold together even when Calvin and Zwingli were inventing various kinds of Protestantism, and the rest of Europe fell into the Thirty Years War and numerous other wars of religion.

            Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

            by Mokurai on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 03:47:51 PM PST

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            •  Overrated, yes, but politically convenient (0+ / 0-)

              I need not mention far more obvious and horrible examples (hint: I'm Jewish). I think that our heterogeneity is a huge plus and one of our greatest strengths, but it does complicate things politically. Diversity will triumph in the end as whites accept their permanent minority status. But it's a long slow messy slog.

              "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

              by kovie on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 03:55:17 PM PST

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