Swordfish

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  1. I'm just gonna leave this here without further comment. https://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/08/17/watch-cnn-commentator-calls-for-the-removal-of-washington-and-jefferson-statues/
  2. You say that like it's a bad thing........
  3. Though it's a statement in and of itself that something that should be routine now passes as good news. What a world we live in.
  4. As a non sequitur, I have done exactly ONE Karaoke song in my life, and it was a duet of 'Stand by Your Man'.
  5. Ha. I understand completely why you'd prefer to dodge those questions. The date of the article has no bearing on the substance of the arguments being presented.. Time will tell which of us is correct I guess. This isn't the 'confederate statue' thread, so I see no reason why a new thread would be required.
  6. Why not? Unless you disagree with the substance of their argument, I can't think of any reasons why it wouldn't catch on. Rape and racism/slavery are serious hot button issues in this country, and for good reason. So I'll ask again, what is it about the substance of their argument that you disagree with? Or if you agree with the substance of their argument, why should the statues be allowed to stay?
  7. What is the basis by which you find these college students arguments about the Jefferson statue to be invalid?
  8. OK? I don't have any issue with removing confederate statues.
  9. You're probably right. https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/11/23/thomas-jefferson-next-target-students-who-question-honors-figures-who-were-racists
  10. While I agree with you that the comparison doesn't really work, it seems fairly obvious that it's only a matter of time before those monuments also draw the attention of the groups that go after these types of symbols. It's just that they have bigger fish to fry at the moment.
  11. Antifa didn't just sprout out of the ground in Charlottesville. What they may or may not have done down there is not the whole story of that group. Focusing on the fact that they may have saved someone in Charlottesville ignores the other instances of direct violence and destruction they've engaged in in may other instances. If the white supremacists are domestic terrorists, then certainly Antifa qualifies as well, notwithstanding the fact that you may agree with the stated reasons for their acts of violence and destruction, most of which has impacted people who are not, in fact, white supremacists. it's convenient though for the left to be able to both hold them as scapegoat when rallies go sideways, and also hold them up as a righteous counter measure to nazis when it's convenient.
  12. Or both. Lot of book deals to be had among that group in the (hopefully) near future when he's gone.
  13. Or both. Lot of book deals to be had among that group in the (hopefully) near future when he's gone.
  14. Yeah, I think we are mostly in agreement.
  15. Please cite your causal evidence that the reason these cases get exposure is solely (or even primarily for that matter) due to white nationalists. I find that highly dubious. And when you're talking about granting the government the ability to restrict free specch, it is completely appropriate to discuss worst case scenarios. That's still highly subjective. 'This persons mere presence on campus is an explicit form of violence because things they have said in the past are objectionable'. And isn't incitement already a crime in most places? Too global warmingy.