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Old 01-18-2021, 06:27 AM   #23961 (permalink)
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Shocking new video from inside Capitol riot https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/...wsroom-vpx.cnn

Totally disturbing that that cop would call the senate chambers “sacred”

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Old 01-18-2021, 07:03 AM   #23962 (permalink)
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Totally disturbing that that cop would call the senate chambers “sacred”

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Yes, I've noticed this for a long time: commentators talking about American democracy, its processes etc. as being "sacred". A common, but complete misuse of the word imo, because "sacred" means connected to gods and religion.
In Britain, to describe our equivalent, the Houses of Parliament, a tv commentator or a tourist guide would probably use the more accurate word, "hallowed". But in fairness to that policeman in the Senate, I suspect that in England a beat cop under pressure probably wouldn't find the word "hallowed" springing immediately to his lips either.

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Old 01-18-2021, 07:13 AM   #23963 (permalink)
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Yes, I've noticed this for a long time: commentators talking about American democracy, its processes etc. as being "sacred". A common, but complete misuse of the word imo, because "sacred" means connected to gods and religion.
It’s North Korean style language and I truly believe that most North Koreans understand that it’s a falsehood perpetrated by force. In America, it’s to the core brainwashing. Patriotism and nationalism is our state religion. I’ve traveled a lot and I’ve never seen anything like it or scarier.
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Old 01-18-2021, 08:03 AM   #23964 (permalink)
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Yeah, it also makes me very uneasy when politicians like Mike Pence* drag their religion into politics. I remember years back, perhaps at the time of the Invasion of Iraq, George Bush made some comment about talking to God, and hearing His answer. In my book, that meant that the Pres of the US was admitting that he was, technically, insane.
Of course, compared to Trump, GWBush is a saint, sorry, no, I mean hero or model of sanity.

* And to be less partisan for once, Nancy Pelosi does it too.
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Old 01-18-2021, 08:07 AM   #23966 (permalink)
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Good one, Psy-Fi ! For some not particularly logical reason, "Temples of Democracy" sounds ok to me. How about you, any opinion on the sacredness of the Capitol building?
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In England, in a kind of jocular manner, public toilets are occasionally refered to as "Temples of Convenience". Quite how that fact is relevent to our little debate here, I'm not sure, so I'm going to fall back on Trollheart's classic phrase, "Makes you think!"
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Shocking new video from inside Capitol riot https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/...wsroom-vpx.cnn

Totally disturbing that that cop would call the senate chambers “sacred”

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Dyslexic, man. He meant scared.
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Good one, Psy-Fi ! For some not particularly logical reason, "Temples of Democracy" sounds ok to me. How about you, any opinion on the sacredness of the Capitol building?
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I believe the correct Trollheartism to use in that case is, indeed, "shut up that's why".
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Old 01-19-2021, 05:02 PM   #23968 (permalink)
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