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Old 02-04-2019, 04:26 PM   #851 (permalink)
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Nah you did that by being a repressed Christian cult refugee.
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There is only one bright spot and that is the growing habit of disgruntled men of dynamiting factories and power-stations; I hope that, encouraged now as ‘patriotism’, may remain a habit! But it won’t do any good, if it is not universal.
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Old 02-04-2019, 04:32 PM   #852 (permalink)
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No, it's not "fuck me," because I didn't perpetrate shit LOL. I CLEARLY said that I advocate for people to have the right to do whatever they want as long as they aren't hurting others. I just don't want to hear about it, because I feel that there are more pressing issues in the world than who people like to fuck.
Got it, so people shouldn't do anything to express themselves freely because it makes you uncomfortable to hear about it. I'll remember that the next time you talk about hitting on younger girls.
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Old 02-04-2019, 04:37 PM   #853 (permalink)
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Got it, so people shouldn't do anything to express themselves freely because it makes you uncomfortable to hear about it. I'll remember that the next time you talk about hitting on younger girls.
When have I ever talked about hitting on younger girls? LMFAO! I never said that people shouldn't be allowed to express themselves.

I will openly advocate for your right to say and do things that offend me, because freedom is more important than peoples' feelings.

That freedom also allots me the right to voice my disdain for the way that you choose to exercise your freedoms, without advocating for your freedoms to be infringed or revoked.

Liberty is a hard concept for some people.
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Old 02-04-2019, 04:40 PM   #854 (permalink)
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When have I ever talked about hitting on younger girls? LMFAO! I never said that people shouldn't be allowed to express themselves.

I will openly advocate for your right to say and do things that offend me, because freedom is more important than peoples' feelings.
While I was being a bit facetious, I don't think you or I have any right to say whether or not people should have a parade for support of something. By all means, people should be allowed to express themselves regardless of if people get bothered by it. it doesn't bother me, it shouldn't bother you. So what's the problem? And all the other issues you speak of? Why not do something instead of complaining about a parade that doesn't even affect you in any way? That's my question.
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Old 02-04-2019, 04:48 PM   #855 (permalink)
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people should be allowed to express themselves regardless of if people get bothered by it. it doesn't bother me, it shouldn't bother you. So what's the problem? And all the other issues you speak of? Why not do something instead of complaining about a parade that doesn't even affect you in any way? That's my question.
I agree. And there is no issue, just grindr trying to be divisive because s/he doesn't like me. I will keep any further comments about internet search engine algorithm hijinks to myself.
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Old 02-04-2019, 04:50 PM   #856 (permalink)
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it wasn't just grindy tho lol. evident by the negative feedback more members gave you about your post. but yes, good idea. best to keep that to yourself.

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Old 02-04-2019, 04:56 PM   #857 (permalink)
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When have I ever talked about hitting on younger girls? LMFAO! I never said that people shouldn't be allowed to express themselves.

I will openly advocate for your right to say and do things that offend me, because freedom is more important than peoples' feelings.

That freedom also allots me the right to voice my disdain for the way that you choose to exercise your freedoms, without advocating for your freedoms to be infringed or revoked.

Liberty is a hard concept for some people.
Yeah see your freedom to voice disdain for the expression of those you disagree with can amount to oppression when those people are historically oppressed. Why do you think they created gay pride parades in the first place? The freedom to express disdain for homosexuality, even simply bland dismissal, has historically been a bludgeon to keep those people silent and in the shadows.

There is no such thing as perfect freedom. To express your free speech to deride gay pride parades is to contribute, intentionally or not, to a culture that restricts the other side's freedom of expression or even of existence. And to protect their freedom of expression we have to make a choice to tell you and people like you to shut the **** up, which expressly restricts your freedom to express your views because we want your views silent and in the shadows. I'm fine with this because you'll be aight either way but LGBT people will only be aight if your views are shut down.

Freedom does not exist in a vacuum, bruh.
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Yeah see your freedom to voice disdain for the expression of those you disagree with can amount to oppression when those people are historically oppressed. Why do you think they created gay pride parades in the first place? The freedom to express disdain for homosexuality, even simply bland dismissal, has historically been a bludgeon to keep those people silent and in the shadows.

There is no such thing as perfect freedom. To express your free speech to deride gay pride parades is to contribute, intentionally or not, to a culture that restricts the other side's freedom of expression or even of existence. And to protect their freedom of expression we have to make a choice to tell you and people like you to shut the **** up, which expressly restricts your freedom to express your views because we want your views silent and in the shadows. I'm fine with this because you'll be aight either way
Oppression requires an active drive to degrade someone or something. Me thinking that it is funny that I do an internet search for an MMA event and, instead, get inundated with gay pride images is comical [at best]. Me talking about that occurrence in no way constitutes "oppression," regardless of any historical precedences. Your false equivalences fail. And you'll have to excuse me if I don't take moral and ethical advice from someone who fantasizes about raping aborted babies.

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What views? That they should be allowed to do whatever they want as long as it doesn't infringe upon others? What a crazy notion!

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Oppression requires an active drive to degrade someone or something. Me thinking that it is funny that I do an internet search for an MMA event and, instead, get inundated with gay pride images is comical [at best]. Me talking about that occurrence in no way constitutes "oppression," regardless of any historical precedences.
Oppression is an exercise of power. The majority can exercise unintentional power on the minority through both having negative opinions about the majority and being ignorant of the consequences of expressing those opinions in a way that doesn't take the realities of the minority's situation into account.

I've recently been made aware of one Franzt Fanon, who was a black man from then French Martinique who fought the French in Algeria, and he says that black people had/have to create like their own little white person in their head because if they weren't/aren't painfully aware of how everything they did/do might appear to a white person then they can get in serious trouble.

I imagine gay people have to do the same thing, and it is oppression because they then have to either alter their behavior or choose to roll the dice and hope they don't get curb stomped by a redneck.

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Your false equivalences fail. And you'll have to excuse me if I don't take moral and ethical advice from someone who fantasizes about raping aborted babies.
Now who can't take a joke?

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If you think that's all you're saying then you need to start recording yourself and hearing the playback.
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Oppression is an exercise of power. The majority can exercise unintentional power on the minority through both having negative opinions about the majority and being ignorant of the consequences of expressing those opinions in a way that doesn't take the realities of the minority's situation into account.

I've recently been made aware of one Franzt Fanon, who was a black man from then French Martinique who fought the French in Algeria, and he says that black people had/have to create like their own little white person in their head because if they weren't/aren't painfully aware of how everything they did/do might appear to a white person then they can get in serious trouble.

I imagine gay people have to do the same thing, and it is oppression because they then have to either alter their behavior or choose to roll the dice and hope they don't get curb stomped by a redneck.

Now who can't take a joke?

If you think that's all you're saying then you need to start recording yourself and hearing the playback.
I am not responsible for any other individual's personal behavior, nor is anyone else. We are sentient beings and exercise free will. Do our personal choices carry influence amongst the populace? Some more than others. But people should not be afraid to speak their beliefs.

Like I said, I will fight for your right to disagree with me, because personal freedom and liberty is more important than any set of beliefs.

You see, this is where we differ. I think that people should have freedom, but you only think that people should have freedom to do the things that you agree with. Example:

MERIT: "You can shit talk my beliefs all you want. That is your right and personal freedom. I hope that we can find common ground, but if not, then we shall agree to disagree and part ways."

Batty: "Your views are wrong and shouldn't exist."
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