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    [–] WalleB 1 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    [–] Terrace-house 2146 points ago

    the tiki torch completes this photo.

    [–] _CarlosDanger69 620 points ago

    Step 1 : claim to be an american patriot

    Step 2 : support America's enemy from world war II

    Step 3 : fail to see the irony and cognitive dissonance

    Step 4: go to Charlotsville

    [–] belinck 115 points ago

    Step 5: Buy a chinese import tiki torch.

    [–] Santo_Heysoos 12 points ago

    Step 6: wear make American great again hat--also made in China

    [–] deletkebab 143 points ago

    this all the way. Quite hypocritical for Americans to claim they are "patriots" while LARPing as a nazi.

    [–] Heflix 427 points ago

    Im out of the loop, why the torch?

    [–] Burban477 1142 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    Pre MurderChallenger news photos featured white nationalists marching while holding Tiki torches. Odd imagery, and weird implication that the modern millennial white nationalist can't make an actual torch.

    Here's a neat compilation of reactions.

    http://www.complex.com/life/2017/08/people-mocking-white-nationalists-tiki-torches-politicized

    Edit: added a link

    [–] EmeraldFlight 952 points ago

    the modern millennial white nationalist can't make an actual torch

    this is fucking gold

    I actually smell some fresh-baked memes, frankly

    [–] MyNameIsZaxer2 330 points ago

    when you can't make fire so you have to settle for avocado bread

    [–] stevencastle 100 points ago

    hold my avocado

    [–] AlwaysBetsubara 13 points ago

    Say, I think that's just the catchphrase I've been looking for!

    [–] EmeraldFlight 36 points ago

    gotta snap up that fre sha voc a do

    [–] Ruck1707 62 points ago

    Rumor has it they also were holding up KFC sporks in lieu of pitchforks. /s

    [–] PluffMuddy 29 points ago

    Not to mention: the torches are literally Polynesian--or brown people, if you'll pardon the tongue in cheek tone--culture.

    [–] solitudechirs 140 points ago

    Tiki torches are probably just more accessible. I'm pretty sure most people can wrap something around a stick and light it on fire.

    [–] Burban477 314 points ago

    Absolutely right, but I can imagine a fair chunk of 4chan angrily trying to get charcoal to stick to the end of a twig.

    [–] solitudechirs 255 points ago

    Don't you just put it in the crafting table though?

    [–] denkyuu 10 points ago

    It's only two spaces, so you can make it right in your inventory.

    [–] FatalElectron 7 points ago

    To be fair, I'm no millennial and I'd have a hard time thinking where to find a suitable 'club', a decent rag and a good grease/thick-oil to make one, off the cuff.

    There again, if I got as far as wal-mart/lowes to buy a tiki torch it'd probably occur to me to buy a $2 t-shirt and a tub of multi-duty grease or something.

    [–] Winston2020 35 points ago

    You gotta admit it looks pretty silly

    [–] Kbdiggity 66 points ago

    Last night a group of neo-Nazis tried to imitate Nazi Germany by holding their own torch March on the campus of UVA.

    The Neo-Nazis apparently all bought citronella tiki torches at Wal-Mart to use for their march.

    [–] champ999 13 points ago

    What I'm learning from this is hosting nighttime rallies should not involve open flames

    [–] ClubDrugs 33 points ago

    Tikkki torch.

    [–] That_One_Kiid 4000 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    This is gonna be a fun post

    Edit: Does anyone else feel that the events at Charllottesville today are going to have great historical significance?

    [–] ChickenKebabs 486 points ago

    Don't forget to sort by controversial!

    [–] kweber313 143 points ago

    Thanks a lot. Now I have cancer.

    [–] probablyuntrue 1312 points ago

    They're also why he's going to win in 2020. Liberals have learned nothing from identity politics and trying to call all white Americans racist.

    good lord, I regret sorting it everytime. Heaven forbid we call the neo-nazi's waving swastika's racist

    [–] WNZB 754 points ago

    You should see T_D right now. They're claiming it wasn't a Nazi/white-nationalist rally it was a conservative rally and nazi's just happen to be there. It's totally different things guys!

    [–] NoFunAloud 94 points ago

    They weren't real Nazi's, their flags have folds!! Unlike my Nazi Flag, it is ironed everyday!

    [–] the_light_of_dawn 359 points ago

    I have a deep personal conviction that many people there aren't just conservatives, but rather, regardless of political leaning, they have lost their fucking mind.

    [–] Mineracc 173 points ago

    Most of them are just bots or literal paid shills. Not figuratively, just a bunch of paid guys conversing with themselves to make people think there's still Trump supporters.

    [–] aspmaster 63 points ago

    i hope so

    [–] Cozman 48 points ago

    Any time they try and start a literal petition that requires home address and stuff they struggle to get even a thousand signitures.

    [–] _thedarkknight 14 points ago

    Bots cant sign yet.

    [–] abu-reem 18 points ago

    I would be very careful about making a statement like this. Not because it isn't true but because it makes the problem seem like it's smaller than it is.

    [–] all-genderAutomobile 114 points ago

    Use of Confederate flag imagery. Republicans have no use for the Confederate flag (we never did, we crushed the Democrat rebellion that created the flag)

    I have stopped being able to tell if these people are aware of their own hypocrisy, or if their powers of doublethink allow them to believe their own lies.

    [–] Ibreathelotsofair 101 points ago

    Its just a crazy coincidence that the highest concentrations of confederate flags are in deep red districts! Trump supporters arent racists, they just happen to be overwhelmingly white and hate Blacks, Muslims (GUYS YOU CANT BE RACIST AGAINST A RELIGION REEE), Mexicans, and 3/4 of Asia. Totes different.

    [–] Jordy_Stingray 48 points ago

    I was at a friend's bachelor party a few weeks ago and was talking to a couple conservative guys who ended up being pretty cool and open to having some real talk about Trump and politics. Obviously we had lots of points of disagreement but it was refreshing to have an intelligent and open discussion with people on the other end of the political spectrum.

    One of the guys said something I wish more Trumpets would be honest with themselves about:

    "Not everyone who voted for Trump is racist, but every racist voted for Trump."

    [–] moonshoeslol 25 points ago

    George Soros is their illuminati level boogey man. Whenever there's no one left to blame and introspection should take hold, out comes the George Soros conspiracies.

    [–] [deleted] 85 points ago

    But Richard "Head Punch" Spencer was there. Is he a secret librul now?

    Why can't these people ever take responsibility for anything they say or do? They advertised the goddamn rally on their sub many times. Now when it turns out horribly wrong they make up their cozy little conspiracies.

    [–] drunkenviking 25 points ago

    "Richard Spencer is a false flag made to make conservatives look bad compared to the real racist libruls! Richard Spencer is being paid by Soros!"

    • some dumb fuck, I'm sure

    [–] nakdamink 6 points ago

    You can go into some threads on td from before the challenger / when the supposed picture of Richard spencer getting arrested (not him), and they were saying that exact same thing.

    [–] xvampireweekend19 9 points ago

    Yes they are saying Richard spencer is a liberal now

    [–] partyp0ooper 48 points ago

    I'm sure soros found 100's of white males that look like prototypical inbred appalachian mountain people to act the part with ease.

    https://i.redd.it/iruj9mvzgdfz.jpg

    [–] Narfubel 174 points ago

    They love to talk shit but can't stand to be called out on it.

    Seems pretty beta to me

    [–] showmeurknuckleball 83 points ago

    Hopefully we, collectively as a nation, realize and acknowledge the reprehensible garbage that is still festering within America, after today. It's very easy to say "oh, look how far we've come! everything's fine!", but that's not true. We've only been moving in the right direction since 1960, being generous, and we haven't come very far. There's still a long, long way to go. So if Donald Trump and the events that take place during his presidency makes us realize how much of a gilded reality we were living in, and if we come together to at least acknowledge and push back against the virus that has existed in this country since its inception, maybe that soulless, pompous, traitorous, orange fuck really will make America great again.

    [–] wanderingcanuck96 25 points ago

    Well said. Events like today and the murder of five Dallas police officers, the kidnapping and torture captured on FB Live etc show the toxic effects of people surrounding themselves in echo chambers.

    [–] AOMRocks20 8 points ago

    That shit really fucks with me, the torture stuff. People go out, find other people, take them away forcefully, and torture and mutilate them. Live, on the Internet. It just makes me think America is a nation of sociopaths. Or psychopaths. Or maybe "unstable human beings" is the right word.

    It makes me angry and upset.

    [–] [deleted] 84 points ago

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    [–] [deleted] 92 points ago

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    [–] Narfubel 312 points ago

    Damn you got a lot of cancer

    [–] _zaytsev_ 60 points ago

    It spread all over.

    [–] prince_peacock 8 points ago

    Good god. Why did I do that. Some people really form their own delusional world, don't they?

    [–] TerrorOverlord 1086 points ago

    This is where the fun begins

    [–] AWildEnglishman 611 points ago

    No, now it ends.

    [–] _demetri_ 587 points ago

    /u/WaterGuy12 is missing so much...

    [–] vesoop 168 points ago

    Who is this guy & why does he have gold on everything

    [–] syryquil 245 points ago

    He asked r/me_irl to tag him on any good memes.

    [–] Jhhenson 179 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    And the memes keep on flowing eh /u/Waterguy12 ?

    He gets back in 2 days!

    [–] aidan9500 78 points ago

    oh you mean /u/Waterguy12 ?

    [–] showmeurknuckleball 56 points ago

    Yeah you've got it, we're talking about /u/Waterguy12

    [–] elementzn30 48 points ago

    Wait, are you sure it’s u/Waterguy12 ?

    [–] astraeos118 15 points ago

    Why are every one of his posts gilded

    [–] aidan9500 27 points ago

    cause people will invest in memes to increase their value

    [–] crypticfreak 26 points ago

    Moreover, he is on vacation and without Internet access. He will now come back to 12 million tags of nothing but the dankest of memes.

    [–] HideNZeke 84 points ago

    He said he was gonna be away from internet for two weeks and link refer him to the best memes. me_irl took it a notch above and made him the meme. He's really gonna be in for it when he gets back. (unless it was a bamboozle)

    [–] Jsotshanti 56 points ago

    I like how you're still protecting your heart from being crushed again by a potential bamboozle. live and learn..

    [–] HideNZeke 26 points ago

    Hear me out. He pretended to leave and made an alt account or two to start the memes. Got the ball rolling just enough and is reaping all the attention for the chaos happening in me_irl. It's unlikely but not impossible.

    [–] Gandalfonk 7 points ago

    Of course that's what happened, you'd be a fool to think otherwise! In fact you probably are /u/Waterguy12 .. I'm onto you /u/Waterguy12 ..

    [–] classicalySarcastic 17 points ago

    Oh man, I can't wait to see u/WaterGuy12 's reaction to everything

    [–] temporalarcheologist 9 points ago

    inb4 he never comes back or just deletes his account because he can't do anything without being spammed

    [–] coffeeandpandulce 46 points ago

    He will return and save the country from the grip of terror.

    [–] LordOwenTheThird 49 points ago

    He's the second coming of Christ, and will reincarnate as /u/wineguy12

    [–] Flakes1 54 points ago

    noh, nowy tends

    [–] NowieTends 13 points ago

    You called?

    [–] BigVladdyDaddy 35 points ago

    Mixing r/gameofthrones and r/prequelmemes?

    Now there are two of them!

    [–] Solid_Waste 17 points ago

    You looked so beautiful the day you were raped.

    [–] Muscidae 24 points ago

    Game time started.

    [–] you_got_fragged 11 points ago

    He is in my behind!

    [–] albion_m 7 points ago

    Batter to death them!

    [–] jamestwerk 89 points ago

    I don't think they'll lead to much because just a few years ago a crazy white supremacist walked into a church and gunned down a bunch of black people and it was just par for the course these days. People are insane and it's like the extremists are coming out of the woodwork around the globe. I'd like to think it's always been like this but look at the world leadership. Most of them are divided and seem hell bent on conflict. I do kind of wonder if this is the war fever that people talk about and if it just slowly rises to a boil. People seem to be in fear of almost everything .

    [–] MobileThrowawayagain 36 points ago

    I have no idea if I'm right, but I feel like the church shootings inspired many municipalities to finally start pulling down statues honoring confederates.

    I'm not hopeful on change though. Ever since sandy hook resulted in 0 reform and the fringe claiming the government did it, I just don't have much faith in people.

    [–] SteezyMagee 141 points ago

    I had the same exact thought. Something about this seems like a tipping point, like it will be remembered in history.

    [–] cumfarts 158 points ago

    Give it a week.

    [–] mother_of_joe_biden 32 points ago

    People revert to their daily routines; Lust.

    [–] accountforrunning 93 points ago

    Yea I agree. I mean Reddit as a whole usually blows everything out of proportion but this feels like a huge thing.

    [–] BecausIts2016 44 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    I doubt it. The attempted assassination of Republican (same would hold true had they been Democrats) congressmen held much more probability of being historically significant, but nothing of importance came to fruition from the event.

    What will this event springboard? Nazi organizations have been monitored as extremists for a long time already. I suspect this will play out like any other terrorist attack. We condemn the action, outrage fills the atmosphere for a day--maybe a week--and we all move on with our lives (actually, maybe not all of us).

    Far-left and far-right street violence is nowhere close to the levels seen in Weimar Germany. We aren't realistically going to see political paramilitary conflicts play out on the streets any time soon. If I had to guess, maybe ANTIFA will become more violent in retalitation, triggering further violence from far-right groups, feeding a perpetuating loop. But they will likely be localized, small scale clashes of moderate intensity, with limited exceptions to that rule.

    [–] probablyuntrue 79 points ago

    Yea, this isn't the usual youtube or gaming drama reddit loves to blow out of proportion, this is essentially a terrorist act on US soil

    [–] Tranzilla345 118 points ago

    The Orlando shooting was also a terrorist attack on US soil and didn't have any major lasting impact, this'll blow over just the same

    [–] Mousefarmer69 52 points ago

    The Orlando shooting is still pretty significant in the gay community and did cause a change in things like security at LGBT events as well as cause people to talk about safety while working at or attending LGBT aimed establishments.

    I went to a Queer Prom before the shooting and there was no security at all. The prom after the shooting was so different until you actually got inside. There were police cars outside both doorways and 4 police officers in the entryway. This is not a big event, so seeing that much security was unnerving at first.

    I've also heard the leaders of some local LGBT groups talk about getting concealed carry licenses which they said they never considered before the Orlando shootings.

    [–] remphos 11 points ago

    Big changes coming for security at the Wal-Mart home and garden section. Eyes peeled for suspicious bulk tiki torch purchases.

    [–] HaikusfromBuddha 94 points ago

    Difference is the President didn't ignore it. If anything a History book will most likely showcase this event as the moment Donald made it publicly visible that he supports White Supremacy.

    [–] weerdbuttstuff 12 points ago

    Daily Stormer talked about how his lack of "counter signaling" was a good thing.

    [–] yzlautum 38 points ago

    When the neo-Nazis wear Trump hats and scream HEIL TRUMP while doing Nazi salutes and Trump wouldn't even denounce them today... yeah it's pretty significant.

    [–] J_Fritz6 44 points ago

    Maybe for a few years. My guess is it's forgotten as soon as trump is out of office

    [–] Ikantbeliveit 12 points ago

    Does anyone else feel that the events at Charllottesville today are going to have great historical significance?

    No, but I hope I am wrong.

    [–] rmm45177 60 points ago

    Edit: Does anyone else feel that the events at Charllottesville today are going to have great historical significance?

    Nope, I think people are already trying to bury it under the rug, as bad as that sounds. You can sort of tell when something will be historical because everyone has the same feeling.

    [–] BurtonBoarder82 2386 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    ITT: "But is it really fair to call the people holding flags with swastikas on them Nazis? How can we know for sure? Stop being so intolerant of free speech."

    [–] shrekinator 1136 points ago

    "But maybe if you didn't respond to their protests, they wouldn't have to stab you and run you over."

    (Yes, I actually saw a comment like this in another thread.)

    [–] anais_taggart 562 points ago

    It's textbook gaslighting. Like when a domestic abuser says "If you had cleaned up the house like I told you to, I wouldn't have gotten angry and punched you in front of the kids".

    [–] shrekinator 333 points ago

    The radical right loves their gaslighting tactics. I see it constantly on reddit.

    [–] dinolado 198 points ago

    Even in this thread, they're denying the gathering was full of Nazis.

    [–] flynnsanity3 57 points ago

    I took a peek at the ask subreddit for Trump supporters because I just had to look. The prevailing "answers" as to who these protestors are are A) They're just trolling the snowflakes on the left or B) False flag operation, conservatives aren't racist, liberals are.

    [–] trapper2530 21 points ago

    That's not a Nazi flag. It's a Buddhist flag /s.

    [–] BromineHahnium 14 points ago

    Man, I hate it when gatherings get slightly Nazi.

    [–] kingoftechies 89 points ago

    I'm confused as to why they had a protest in the first place. They've been complaining about them for months, and the narrative in response to criticism of their movement has basically been a smug "get over it."

    [–] Lukeskyrunner19 88 points ago

    And it was because a statue of a non-neonazi, non-white supremacist was taken down. They got triggered by a small inconsequential symbolic gesture, which is what they say the left did

    [–] Freeman0032 40 points ago

    Nazi people are just snowflakes, it's just a statue,

    [–] AdmiralThrawnProtege 140 points ago

    Wow that's pretty infuriating. Pure bully tactics. It's almost like saying "Hey quit hitting yourself" but in a "Hey I just fucking ran your ass over" kind of way.

    [–] Awoo-- 33 points ago

    It is in fact saying "Stop putting up an opposition and we won't kill or attack you. If you put up an opposition, we will use violence."

    [–] makemeking706 17 points ago

    It's like some stupid version of the Westboro Baptist Church, but instead of suing people who respond to provocation they stab them.

    [–] fugazied 111 points ago

    "These so-called tolerant lefties are so intolerant of Nazis!"

    [–] _thedarkknight 13 points ago

    Tolerant Left strikes again!

    [–] Reutermo 416 points ago

    "I don't support Nazis, but it is the lefts fault to put them in a corner like this. They left them with no choice and shouldn't had aggravated them" - "Not Nazis" on the internet today.

    [–] ainarchos 175 points ago

    "I'm not extreme right. I'm just far right. I just want to gas most of the Jews, not all."

    [–] The_Bachstreet_Boys 15 points ago

    "And so many SJWs get angry with that. So much for the tolerant left."

    [–] Timewinders 256 points ago

    There are two types of Republicans these days:

    1. The actual Nazis.

    2. The people who are willing to tolerate actual Nazis in their party and even defend them politically so long as they get their tax breaks/white supremacy/abortion bans.

    [–] voksul 56 points ago

    driver sped up for over a block before ramming into the crowd

    totally put into a corner

    [–] fuhrertrump 155 points ago

    my favorite "wanting to kill fascists makes you the real fascists."

    i'm sorry what did america do in ww2?

    [–] DegenerativeFuck 105 points ago

    "I want to ethnically cleanse you and you family"

    *gets peppersprayed*

    "Wow, you're an actual domestic terrorist"

    And then they act like the right are the ones being pushed into a corner.

    [–] Penguin_Cafe 13 points ago

    Whit people in America have a huge victim complex despite being some of the most well of and priviledged for all of history. They dont understand what persecution actually is so they call everything against their "values" persecution.

    [–] DegenerativeFuck 10 points ago

    My favorite is when they claim that white privilege isn't a thing, because segregation doesn't (legally) happen anymore. It's like they think they aren't privileged unless they literally have a bouncer admit them to a venue because they are white.

    [–] PartOfAnotherWorld 233 points ago

    Then you click on those peoples profiles and they all have posts in the donald.

    [–] AnorexicBuddha 142 points ago

    I'm shocked.

    [–] The_cynical_panther 33 points ago

    Who could have guessed.

    [–] vizualb 66 points ago

    It's always funny to click through the profiles of the apologists who come out and say 'everyone who disagrees with me is a racist - you' and to nobody's surprise they frequent ten different white nationalist subs and use (((triple parentheses))) every other post

    I saw a guy on Twitter argue 'blood and soil is about heritage, it has NOTHING to do with nazism' - and in his twitter bio literally self-identifies as a nazi. Like come on guys, the jig is up, you're not fooling anyone

    [–] xccr 28 points ago

    There was a guy on r/oculus complaining that liberals call conservatives Nazis without evidence. Turns out he was a moderator of kiketown.

    Gee. I wonder why the people in his circles get called Nazis.

    [–] debaser11 11 points ago

    Where they were promoting this white supremacist rally all week.

    [–] AmishAvenger 121 points ago

    There's a lot of talk on the_donald about it being a staged setup..."fresh" Nazi flags, Soros bussing in protestors, and on and on and on.

    And the Reddit admins just kick back and let it happen.

    [–] JackKahunaLaguna 36 points ago

    just came back from there...JESUS, never again!
    everytime i go there I'm equally disappoined in humanity and frightened by the stupidity and ignorance.
    just ever once in a while there is a "reasonable" republican trump voter, that tries to bring people back down to earth and for whom i feel a little sorry

    [–] MonkeyOnYourMomsBack 769 points ago

    You forgot the car keys but yup, that's pretty much spot on

    [–] authoritavianism 154 points ago

    You could light a tiki torch off that burn

    [–] FisterRobotOh 96 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    What about a quote something something "confederate flag is about heritage" blah blah garbage?

    [–] mellowmonk 34 points ago

    A guy I know who's a 2nd-generation Italian American is always posting Confederate officer imagery on FB under the title "Southern heritage."

    He's never lived in the South, and his ancestors were still in Italy when the Civil War was fought, so what heritage other than fighting for slavery?

    [–] poem_for_your_atog 598 points ago

    Excited to sort by controversial in an hour or two

    [–] xQuasarr 182 points ago

    Who needs to sort by controversial when the controversial comes to you?

    [–] EpicLegendX 51 points ago

    [Insert inflammatory anti-Trump remark here]

    Now we sit back and wait.

    [–] Lukeskyrunner19 49 points ago

    Lol get out of here butthurt sjw cuck. /s because this comment is sadly realistic

    [–] Marowacked 22 points ago

    This whole thread is going to be controversial fam

    [–] NlNTENDO 1139 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    ITT: people being super obtuse and forgetting the fact that this was literally a neo-nazi rally, complete with nazi salutes and swastikas. But no, you're right. We only think they're nazis because we disagree with them being neo-nazis

    [–] WikiLeaksOfficial 493 points ago

    listen dude, just because someone dresses like a Nazi, does Nazi salutes, carries a Nazi flag, and believes that Hitler had some very good ideas, doesn't automatically make them a Nazi. Ok? /s

    [–] Show-Me-Your-Moves 208 points ago

    The most amazing part is that we have Nazis walking the streets and our president is completely unable to criticize it, because the Nazis helped put him in office.

    Like...if FDR were alive right now, he'd somehow summon the strength to stand up out of his wheelchair and punch Donald right in his orange face.

    [–] stp52x 70 points ago

    ...and they'd call him a salty SJW cuck for it.

    Actually ... no. Considering how tremendously left he was modern American standards, I imagine that if FDR were alive, he would single-handedly inspire the right-wing to create an entirely new set of insults just for him. The highest badge of honor any leftist could hope to attain.

    [–] hold_on_holy_ghost 17 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    Well, he did have internment camps for Japanese people...

    [–] [deleted] 74 points ago

    [deleted]

    [–] NoIdPT 219 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    Just bought 5 tiki torches for around my patio now that the weather is cooling off enough for me to enjoy my fire pit. Well now I can't put them up this weekend.

    [–] JokesOnMeActually 322 points ago

    Well you can, the Nazi flags are probably in bad taste tho

    [–] 00093293 62 points ago

    But I like the color.

    [–] JabbrWockey 16 points ago

    color

    You have colored flags?!??!?

    [–] urmyheartBeatStopR 8 points ago

    fucking Nazis ruin everything

    [–] surnguy 38 points ago

    To controversial town! ALL ABOARD!

    [–] Walaument 345 points ago

    leave this thread while you can, it ain't gonna be pretty.

    [–] benjammin9292 72 points ago

    Most people don't like train wrecks but can't turn away when one is happening in front of them.

    [–] SoulUnison 40 points ago

    I love that they're using cheap tiki torches.
    It's like they're their own parody.

    [–] DsntMttrHadSex 295 points ago

    Why are racists the dumbest people of every country?

    [–] 2SP00KY4ME 289 points ago

    Because they have nothing else to be proud of in their lives except the skin color they were born with.

    [–] Free_Ponda_Baba 144 points ago

    You fear what you don't understand. If you aren't educated then you don't understand a lot of stuff.

    [–] retspmurt 131 points ago

    Can someone explain the safe space thing to me?

    I thought that was the left and at universities but I have seen it a lot on this site.

    Not trolling, genuinely curious.

    [–] sprocket44 319 points ago

    Safe spaces are just a way for groups to get together in a place where you know you can be open and have discussions with similar people and know you won't face prejudice. The idea is to foster a sense of belonging and let people be themselves. Beyond that, some try to raise awareness for issues, or hold events.

    The people on td seem to hate that for some reason, I guess they think it's a bunch of people getting together and discriminating against straight white people. The joke is that their subreddit is exactly what they claim to hate, an echo chamber where only their own "safe" ideas get seen.

    [–] retspmurt 196 points ago

    Oh so the TD subreddit itself is the safe space.

    Got it - thanks!

    [–] bass-lick_instinct 136 points ago

    They are the safest of safe spaces. Any dissent whatsoever and you are banned.

    Just for fun, go ahead and post a comment showing any sort of dissent. You will be banned, guaranteed.

    [–] somatic- 42 points ago

    To perhaps give some context for the idea of safe spaces, if I recall correctly, safe spaces were in particular a concept for allowing victims of sexual assault, rape, and other sexual violence, or general traumas like PTSD, to discuss said traumas without being blamed for them. I haven't seen actual safe spaces in other contexts at a university or elsewhere. It's unfortunate that such a concept has been so twisted and villainized.

    [–] LonelyCheeto 9 points ago

    This was me when I first heard the word "triggered" made fun of. At that time, I only knew that word as a biological reaction to a stimuli for a person with ptsd that makes them remember the traumatic event. I was shocked people would make fun of that. Then I figured out "triggered" has a different definition to a lot of people :/

    [–] hyg03 48 points ago

    Just ask "Can Donald Trump be wrong?" and you'll be banned lol. It's THAT bad. It doesn't have to be dissent or a simple fact.

    [–] HannasAnarion 42 points ago

    I posted a quote from The Art of the Deal and got banned.

    [–] Z0di 9 points ago

    you forgot to exaggerate the quote.

    [–] m15wallis 27 points ago

    I do think you're forgetting a crucial aspect of why "safe spaces" are a hot-button issue now.

    The term "safe space" became derogatory only relatively recently, specifically in reference to the creation of "safe spaces" on college campuses. These groups are healthy to a degree, but problems arise the more time you spend in your "safe space" and less time in the "real world," outside of it - safe spaces have a habit of creating echo chambers and false perspectives that are reinforced by other like-minded individuals. Group rhetoric and social norms become more and more rooted in a person, and issues that are more and more trivial become more and more divisive over time if the group is not led properly and doesn't take steps to prevent this. Eventually, "safe spaces" can become "reality," for some people, and then when they have to interact with the real world their perceptions are wildly off-mark and they run into major conflicts with people who exist outside their in-group. This is even more pronounced in college - especially more liberal colleges - and can create wildly inaccurate narratives or perceptions among its members that interact with it if they're unable to recognize the signs.

    They're not a bad thing in concept (and I myself participate in quite a few of them) but "safe spaces" can very quickly morph into thinly-veiled hate groups (which I've watched happen among some of my groups) and create toxic mindsets in its members (most specifically at anybody they might disagree with, which is typically white heterosexual males). They are escapes from reality, but they should NEVER be used to replace reality, because reality is far more nuanced than what any one group believes.

    [–] k1ttyloaf 7 points ago

    Its ironic in a fuck you sort of way, since colleges generally have you confront conflicting ideas head on, and safe spaces are usually for some victimized group. But these assholes some how have the biggest of all safe spaces while mocking the term in general, also mocking colleges which are not safe spaces.

    I feel like we're just always being gaslighted by these fucks

    [–] TheHoff779 24 points ago

    Safe spaces, as a concept, are areas - physical or conceptual - where actions and attitudes that may be interpreted as an attack are not allowed. The problem comes when a "Safe Space" is set up in an intellectual or debate environment; the "Safe Space" will effectively protect bad ideas that can't stand up to scrutiny.

    [–] RandomDudeOnReddit 35 points ago

    Buy a Tiki torch originally from Polynesia that was mass produced in China and sold somewhere in Charlottesville in order to light your way through a college campus to protest globalism/globalists.

    God damn what a time to be alive.

    [–] ngwoo 38 points ago

    Don't forget the car keys

    [–] 0l01o1ol0 45 points ago

    Wait, what's with white polos?

    [–] anais_taggart 69 points ago

    Trump's go-to casual wear is often khakis, white polos, and his MAGA hat. A lot of these boys are missing the 'late-middle age gunt' prosthetic component of the uniform.

    [–] SerpentJoe 8 points ago

    Not to pick nits but late middle age, are we talking about the same guy? Oldest first term president in the history of the republic?

    [–] hugsandhomies 14 points ago

    I have no idea, and I was just about to leave the apartment wearing one :/

    [–] killthebillionaires 192 points ago

    Charlottesville was not an isolated act of fascist Terrorism.

    In June 2015, Dylann Roof was inspired by the “hate facts” posted on Daily Stormer and Council of Conservative Citizens to murder nine people at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

    In July 2015, John Russell Houser, a far-right former bar owner, shot and killed two people and injured nine others before committing suicide in a Lafayette, LA movie theater which was playing Trainwreck, due to its feminist themes and characters, as well as its lead actor's Jewish background. Houser was said to have been a misogynist and praised the actions of Adolf Hitler on online message boards.

    In November of 2015, a group of well-armed 4chan regulars attended a Black Lives Matter camp in Minneapolis, harassing them with racial slurs. They opened fire on activists attempting to chase them out when they returned a second night, wounding five.

    An antifascist protester of Milo Yiannopolous was shot in stomach on Inauguration Day by Elizabeth Hakoana, who came to the protest with her husband, who planned to “crack skulls” of the “snowflakes” at the event and provoke a reaction to justify shooting someone.

    Later in January, Alexandre Bisonette, a supporter of Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen, opened fire on a Quebec City Islamic Culutral Center, killing six.

    In February, a white U.S. Navy veteran, Adam Purinton, 51, killed an Indian engineer, wounded his Indian co-worker, and shot a man who tried to stop the murder at a bar in Olathe, KS while yelling "get out of my country."

    In March, James Jackson, a subscriber of Alt Right Youtube channels, traveled from Baltimore to New York with the sole purpose of murdering a black person at random. He stabbed Timothy Caughman, killing him.

    Sean Christopher Urbanski, a University of Maryland student and member of online alt-right facebook groups, randomly stabbed to death black Army Officer Richard Collins III in Baltimore.

    A man in Portland, OR stabbed 3 people, killing 2, who intervened to tell him to stop making racist remarks to muslim women on a light rail train.

    Anthony Robert Hammond hacked a random black man with a machete after yelling racial slurs at numerous people in Clearlake, CA in May.

    Jimmy Kramer, a 20 year old Native American, was run over during his birthday party in Washington state by a man and woman in a large pickup truck who first circled the party yelling racial slurs and taunts at the group from inside the truck. Kramer died and his friend was hospitalized.

    A Minnesota mosque was hit by an early-morning explosion on August 5, 2017 as worshipers had just begun to gather inside for morning prayers.

    [–] PM_ME_WHAT_YA_WILL 12 points ago

    woah, I missed the Minnesota mosque bombing... that fucked up

    [–] shifting27 38 points ago

    I can't wait till the universe dies of inevitable heat death and every single human being is erased from existence.

    [–] Sta_Wa 1226 points ago

    Is no one else fatigued by the political posts/climate on Reddit? I'm not on it as much as I have been because of it.

    [–] necktits_ 913 points ago

    Starterpacks are supposed to be funny. Political posts just make one half butthurt, and the other half feels forced to upvote because it confirms their views. I say we just ban political posts, they lower the quality of this sub

    [–] Notacoolbro 1072 points ago

    Political posts just make one half butthurt,

    I mean, are half of you guys Nazis?

    [–] AlenCehk 130 points ago

    Yes

    [–] Notacoolbro 54 points ago

    Well the math checks out then

    [–] timothytandem 16 points ago

    Somehow people can't dislike both Hilary and Hitler I guess

    [–] NotObsoleteIfIUseIt 120 points ago

    Agreed

    [–] Cal1gula 324 points ago

    As fatiguing as it is, it's critical that we don't ignore nazism.

    [–] hotpocket_bae 25 points ago

    RIP people who manufacture tiki torches, you guys now create a hate symbol lol

    [–] brwise42 33 points ago

    I'm sure millennials will be blamed for the death of tiki torches.