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    [–] Man accused of pulling gun on couple wearing MAGA hats selectrix 1 points ago in news

    You're in a comment chain where the one guy attempting to point out the discrepancy between the two sides got downvoted to hell, with dozens of upvotes to the guy who brought up instances of verbal abuse as a rebuttal. ERock was being an idiot, so I wanted to bring the thread back on topic.

    [–] Man accused of pulling gun on couple wearing MAGA hats selectrix 1 points ago in news

    Well sick!

    kid's don't deserve to be beaten for awkwardly smirking at a grown stranger pounding a drum in their face

    Good thing that didn't happen then.

    physical injury is worse than calling someone snowflake

    That didn't happen here, either, did it? Regardless I did think it was unfair to compare one of the most violent left-wing actions of the past few years to your average vocal trump supporter. I agree, it's worse. It's also a meaningless comparison.

    you can hold any political affiliation and still disavow physical injury in all instances

    That's cool, & I never said you couldn't. What I did say was that one particular affiliation has had a much worse record as far as violence, calls for violence, and failure to disavow violence go.

    [–] Man accused of pulling gun on couple wearing MAGA hats selectrix 1 points ago in news

    Is there a new season?

    Anyway, it's somewhat unsettling to know that there are people on this planet whose sense of morality ends at the binary "call-out"/"no call-out", but we all learn something new every day I suppose.

    [–] Man accused of pulling gun on couple wearing MAGA hats selectrix 0 points ago in news

    just that all instances deserve to be called out.

    And that's what I'm doing- calling out murderers and people who explicitly endorse violence as worse than people who don't do those things.

    You've made it very clear that you think all offenses deserve a call out. Jaywalking? Call-out. Running a light? Call-out. Genocide? Call-out. None are spared myalias' swift and vengeful judgment.

    [–] Man accused of pulling gun on couple wearing MAGA hats selectrix 0 points ago in news

    "shaming" is just a dog whistle for harassment/intimidation/physical action.

    Ok so you've got "dog whistles" on both sides, but I still only see the one side explicitly endorsing violence. And then there was Gianforte actually beating up a reporter. And all the killing. That the one side has done.

    I'm still unclear how this is a problem shared equally by both sides.

    that's nice; sane people call out both.

    I consider the people who wrote this country's laws to be sane, and they seem to think that murder is a tad worse. And just as a personal anecdote, none of the sane people I know think that murder is just as bad as mean words.

    [–] Man accused of pulling gun on couple wearing MAGA hats selectrix 1 points ago in news

    See, in my world, a call for public shaming is fundamentally different from a call for violence. Because one involves words whereas the other is, you know, an explicit call for physical harm. The fact that the law treats these offenses differently makes me think that perhaps I should view them differently as well.

    but they're rare

    They're literally nonexistent for every modern president except this one. Is that not significant to you?

    both are bad, and worthy of being called out in every instance.

    Again- in my world, murder is just a bit more worthy of being called out than nonlethal violence. And much more worthy of being called out than nonviolent harrassment, which is all that occurred in both your video and the OP.

    [–] Man accused of pulling gun on couple wearing MAGA hats selectrix 1 points ago in news

    Are you saying that Trump doesn't endorse physical violence against those he dislikes? Doesn't offer to pay the legal fees for any of his supporters who get in trouble for "roughing up" protestors?

    But yeah, sorry. I know it's silly of me to think that not killing is better than killing.

    [–] Man accused of pulling gun on couple wearing MAGA hats selectrix 1 points ago in news

    Eh... pretty hard for republicans to do that when their president thinks physical injury is acceptable.

    Regardless, there is no side that is free from violence, or idiots, or violent idiots. Personally i think the fact that one side's violent idiots kill people while the other's do not is a significant indicator of moral quality.

    [–] Man accused of pulling gun on couple wearing MAGA hats selectrix 1 points ago in news

    Well that would obviously be fantastic for keeping church and state separate, but I'd be satisfied if they simply stopped trying to put bible shit into public school curricula.

    [–] I Spent $500 on Apex Crates. Here’s my Story selectrix 1 points ago in apexlegends

    You could have gone and looked that up, but I'm totally fine with your decision to make yourself look like an idiot in front of everyone. Very generous, thanks.

    [–] Man accused of pulling gun on couple wearing MAGA hats selectrix 1 points ago in news

    And you're pulling the latter out of nowhere so I'm just going to ignore it.

    Back on topic: the divisiveness in this country was started by and continues to be mainly perpetuated by the right.

    [–] Man accused of pulling gun on couple wearing MAGA hats selectrix 1 points ago in news

    Yes it is, it always has been. How on earth did you arrive at the conclusion that it isn't? I'm really curious to hear your reasoning here.

    [–] Man accused of pulling gun on couple wearing MAGA hats selectrix 1 points ago in news

    So you're denying that the Republican party became significantly more religious and significantly less willing to compromise between the 80s and the present?

    [–] Man accused of pulling gun on couple wearing MAGA hats selectrix 1 points ago in news

    Oh please. Dems could be literal angels shitting out magical manufacturing jobs for everyone and Fox viewers would still think they're the antichrist.

    [–] (Repost) selectrix 1 points ago in HistoryMemes

    Communists, anarchists, eco-terrorists, etc. None of whom have any representation in national politics. Whereas on the right you have numerous examples of white supremacists, Christian fundamentalists, dominionists, etc.

    And what makes the right so much more extreme than the left?

    That's an excellent- and very large- question. A lot of it has to do with Republicans courting Christian fundamentalists in the 70s and 80s I'm sure. Theres also the fact that they've been on the wrong side of scientific matters so many times (climate change, air/water pollution, evolution, energy policy)- the disconnect from scientific consensus naturally makes them seem more extreme.

    If you're asking specifically about why so many more right wing extremists seem willing to kill compared to their left wing counterparts, I'm not sure I understand that one either.

    [–] Man accused of pulling gun on couple wearing MAGA hats selectrix 0 points ago in news

    Racism is political. But good point, yes- extremist leftists throw tantrums, extremist right wingers murder people.

    [–] (Repost) selectrix 2 points ago in HistoryMemes

    Sure, but you could point to the yellow vest movement in France and say that the police are protecting the interests of the rich non retarded.

    [–] (Repost) selectrix 4 points ago in HistoryMemes

    I cannot think of a single more sheltered idea 

    Well there's libertarianism, which is the same thinking applied to all public infrastructure.

    [–] (Repost) selectrix 0 points ago in HistoryMemes

    That's not true at all. The Democrat Party is centrist. You've just become so used to right wingers pushing the overton window that you'll call a fully capitalist party "left wing".

    [–] (Repost) selectrix 1 points ago in HistoryMemes

    US democrats are centrist, you know that right?

    [–] Man accused of pulling gun on couple wearing MAGA hats selectrix 1 points ago in news

    No it isn't and it hasn't. The whole polarization issue was a Republican problem from the start. Look up the Goldwater quote on "preachers".

    Now, I'm aware that it's always on liberals to be the bigger man, because we're the ones who are supposed to care about fairness and stuff like that whereas the right has never made such intimations. But aside from that general rule, can you explain why you think this one is on the dems?

    [–] Man accused of pulling gun on couple wearing MAGA hats selectrix 1 points ago in news

    But I can point out how one side's extremists are a lot better at not killing others. Here, I'll do it again & try not to dodge this time:

    Right wing extremists have murdered several dozen people in the us over the past few years. Left wing extremists have not. This is a fact.

    [–] Man accused of pulling gun on couple wearing MAGA hats selectrix 1 points ago in news

    As in, conservatives? The people who voted for the guy with that slogan? Yes.

    You know that actions have consequences, right? When you voluntarily associate with a group (conservatives) whose very recent history includes open, institutional bigotry like I just mentioned, people will rightfully assume that you're not terribly opposed to bigotry.

    [–] Man accused of pulling gun on couple wearing MAGA hats selectrix 1 points ago in news

    At least in my time of being into politics (the last 4 years) I have not heard of one case of a right wing person having a temper tantrum (or worse) over someone expressing THEIR opinion.

    You seriously haven't heard about any of the several dozen right wing murderers in the past few years? Not even Charlottesville?