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Why do Liberals suck all the Life out of the room?

  1. Barefootfae profile image61
    Barefootfaeposted 5 years ago

    http://cnsnews.com/blog/dan-gainor/than … journalism

    Naturally another holiday, like Christmas, that MUST go.

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      Justsilvieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Why do people always have to start with a label these days to make a point. Not all Liberals nor all Conservatives think alike... And the man opinions are just that, his own opinions

      1. Barefootfae profile image61
        Barefootfaeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Just hide and watch how many agree with him.

      2. Barefootfae profile image61
        Barefootfaeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I am also waiting for whom will inevitably attack the messenger.

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          Justsilvieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Well the Label "Why do Liberals suck all the Life out of the room?" Will start the battle because they're “fighten words” So I am sure you will not be surprised if there will be those who back up his opinion. smile

          1. eternals3ptember profile image59
            eternals3ptemberposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            "Oh who will attack me? Which of you dirty filthy scoundrels will attack me for no reason, you rats?"

      3. rhamson profile image76
        rhamsonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Critical thinking is what is at issue here. Our schools and even universities introduce many ideas to our young people and us but they can't leave well enough alone. They have to put everything in a box. Either you are this or you are that and never the twain shall meet. The way to think your way through something depends on what exposure you have to the subject and the ability to suspend your bias or predjudice until you arrive at an answer that makes sense to you.

        So the author of the peice has surrounded the op-ed of another by referenced bias and predjudice all the while contending that the message has no merit on it's face statement. Do I think the founding fathers were Nazis? Hell no, but there is evidence that there was an arrogance towards the indians as savages and summarily were not given as much respect they deserved as another society.

        1. Barefootfae profile image61
          Barefootfaeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          You have hit the proverbial nail on the head.
          It's not just it's his opinion. This is going to come out in his classroom instruction.

          Right?

          Oh silly little me that doesn't matter or won't happen.

          Right?

          1. PrettyPanther profile image85
            PrettyPantherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            This is a college professor; he is not instructing minors.  If you have raised your children to be good little propaganda sponges, then a little accuracy about the role of our white ancestors in the genocide of Native Americans won't penetrate their blind, nationalistic pride in the good old U. S. of A. now, will it?

            1. A Thousand Words profile image78
              A Thousand Wordsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              +1,000,000,000

            2. wilderness profile image97
              wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Neither will words like "genocide", which clearly never happened.

              1. PrettyPanther profile image85
                PrettyPantherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                Okay, let's call it an unfortunate side effect of claiming the land that sustained them.  Feel better?

                1. wilderness profile image97
                  wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  Absolutely! smile  Particularly if you add that we reclaimed the land they stole from someone else.

                  As far as I'm concerned, this is somewhat similar to the German custom (not sure it is still done) of school trips to concentration camps; it was done, it is over, but never forget nor repeat.  No need (or value) in vilifying the people that did it - they are long dead and found nothing wrong in the practice - but recognize that we now find it unacceptable and not to be repeated.  There is a great deal that our ancestors did over the millenia that we now find completely unacceptable - live with the fact that it happened and don't let it happen again.

                  1. PrettyPanther profile image85
                    PrettyPantherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    I have a feeling that many people who lived then were morally repulsed by what they saw but could not or would not stop it.  So, I don't have a problem vilifying those who, as you say, "found nothing wrong in the practice."

                    Yes, we must live with the fact that it happened, but that doesn't mean we can't call it what it was.

              2. Mark Knowles profile image61
                Mark Knowlesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                Pretty close though. Got to get 'em all to call it "genocide," huh?

              3. eternals3ptember profile image59
                eternals3ptemberposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                Of course, genocide implies systematic annihilation. White people we're much slower to kill most of the Americans, and disease played a great role in eliminating many before Europeans even showed in many areas. It's more like "long-term kill them when they get in your way racism leading to a slow-ish genocide-like scenario."

                1. eternals3ptember profile image59
                  eternals3ptemberposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  But GENOCIDE works well too.

          2. A Thousand Words profile image78
            A Thousand Wordsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            All kinds of "extra-curricular" ideas are being taught in schools, with extreme liberal A ND extreme conservative ideals. In Texas, history has been changed in textbooks, keeping those children ignorant of some of America's uglier past, as well as trying to raise them up as "good republicans" instead of leaving that stuff for good ole mom and dad to teach at home. Professors have been pushing their own agendas in schools since schoolhouses began. Whether they have more liberal or conservative views. You're only crying because you don't agree. Forget that the Native Americans actually were massacred by the people who "discovered" this country....

    2. Josak profile image60
      Josakposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This is a perfect example of why this is complete nonsense, some few morons want this, the vast majority do not and some people for their own purposes try to twist it into being part of liberal ideology or some other such nonsense.
      I am as far left as you are likely to meet and I think it's rubbish.
      The number of people who want it can be counted in the hundreds, it's totally irrelevant.

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        Justsilvieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        ***** Five stars!

      2. Barefootfae profile image61
        Barefootfaeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        So do you disagree with the professor or are you just mad it was brought up here?

        1. Josak profile image60
          Josakposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Obviously I disagree with the professor and your motives in posting this forum are pretty transparent and pointless as is your blatant lie in attempting to portray it as a part of liberalism.

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        SassySue1963posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        http://hollywoodlife.com/2010/11/24/doe … ts-murder/

        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article … itive.html

        Yes, it is HIS opinion. However, I do recall how every solitary conservative was a birther because of Donald Trump, pro-rape because of Akin, etc etc etc. and not one of you feeling so insulted and righteous about this thought there was anything at all wrong with lumping people then. Just saying.

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
          Uninvited Writerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Well, talking about Thanksgiving and his opinion is hardly on par with talking about "legitimate rape" Birthers are entitled to their opinion as are people allowed to make fun of that opinion. And I, for one, have never believed that every single conservative believes exactly the same thing, some of them actually make sense.

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            SassySue1963posted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Why does the subject matter? I was speaking of the outrage about lumping people. The subject does not matter, it is the deed. I would think that the more serious the subject, the lumping attitude would be far worse an assumption then as well.

            1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
              Uninvited Writerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              But don't assume everyone of a political belief all think the same. This thread began by lumping people together.

              1. The Frog Prince profile image78
                The Frog Princeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                You seemed to have gotten the "lump effect."  What you don't seem to get is Sassie's pointing out that conservatives are "lumped together" to satisfy a liberal's itch.

                1. A Thousand Words profile image78
                  A Thousand Wordsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  Both sides practice lumping together all the "liberals" or "conservatives" together. It's honestly part of the problem with how politics work in this country. There tend to be a few policies that each side generally agrees on, but everyone's not the same across the board.

        2. Josak profile image60
          Josakposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Akin and the other senator who claimed pregnancy from rape is a gift from God are elected members of the Senate for the GOP making that situation very different as fro Donald trump and birthers I don't remember anyone ever claiming that was an aspect of conservatism having said that it is infinitely more popular then this lets ban thanksgiving rubbish, there are several states were half the population believe Obama is not American prove there are anything like that kind of number of the "ban Christmas" nutters.

      4. habee profile image95
        habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        True. My best friend, a lefty, LOVES Christmas and Thanksgiving! I think this is another example of those on the fringes often having the loudest voices, although they're few in actual number.

      5. GA Anderson profile image81
        GA Andersonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        This is bad....
        That I find myself agreeing with you,  I mean.

        GA

    3. profile image0
      Sooner28posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So you are denying we committed genocide?  History is history my friend.

      I don't agree with the professor that this means we should NECESSARILY disregard thanksgiving as a holiday.  The current meaning isn't celebrating genocide; it's about being thankful for the good things in life and spending time with family.

    4. Jillian Barclay profile image78
      Jillian Barclayposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The title of your post is offensive, and your suggestion that liberals agree with everything said, written or promoted by anyone else that classifies themselves as 'liberal' is absurd and ludicrous, at best.
      Just as 'conservatives' disagree with each other, so do 'liberals'. It is not a question of liberal vs conservative. It is simply that all people disagree on many things.

      I have viewed many of your forum posts--- My feeling (and I speak for just myself), you may suffer from tunnel vision. My suggestion, and not because I am a 'liberal', Get over it!

    5. mattforte profile image91
      mattforteposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Funny. You all talk trash about this guy, and call him an idiot.
      Yet...look at all the free views he's getting. Guy is a genius imho. Profiting from your anger.

    6. A Thousand Words profile image78
      A Thousand Wordsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      P.S. I know some extreme Christians/conservative who want to end Christmas and Easter because they are holidays with pagan-roots... which they are. They say it's well known now that Jesus wasn't born in December and the Easter comes from "Ishtar" a pagan fertility goddess... so it's not just the "liberals."

      1. Barefootfae profile image61
        Barefootfaeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        If you know anything about the times that was at the feast of Passover.

        1. A Thousand Words profile image78
          A Thousand Wordsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Indeed... I know more than you think. wink However, celebrating "easter" with the eggs and the bunnies, and doing anything more than just going to church and celebrating Jesus' "resurrection" is considered pagan... Same as Christmas. No presents, no trees, no Santa. Just going to church to talk more about Jesus, and probably eventually moving the actual celebration of his birthday closer to when "research" shows Jesus was actually born. Talk about "sucking the life out of the room." wink

          1. Barefootfae profile image61
            Barefootfaeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            God Bless you too.

    7. Ralph Deeds profile image65
      Ralph Deedsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I haven't heard anyone saying that "Christmas must go."

  2. profile image0
    SassySue1963posted 5 years ago

    The most amazing thing is that Thanksgiving does not celebrate the atrocities that were committed against Native Americans. At its origin it represents a time when Pilgrims and Indians came together, despite their differences, and even the acceptance of the Pilgrims of some Native American culture. The feast we enjoy today was actually a time of fasting and atonement for the Pilgrims, however, they adopted the feasting, dancing and celebratory traditions of the Native American harvest celebrations.

    1. Barefootfae profile image61
      Barefootfaeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh but the positive does not matter.
      It's like equating modern Christians with the Crusades. It's your fault dammit!

      1. Niteriter profile image77
        Niteriterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Have you stopped to consider the devastation that celebrating these holidays brings to turkeys?

      2. Ralph Deeds profile image65
        Ralph Deedsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Some "modern" (an oxymoron) Christians are worse than the Crusaders and Inquisitors.

        1. Barefootfae profile image61
          Barefootfaeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          You ever meet a Christian Ralph?

          1. Jillian Barclay profile image78
            Jillian Barclayposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            If advocating for social justice, equality, fairness, inclusion and for those who suffer from poverty are not Christian concepts, than I have read and re-read the Bible incorrectly...

            Guess what, Barefootfae- It does not matter what religion a person claims to be part of, or even if they are atheists, their actions demonstrate what and who they are. Suggesting that liberals do not believe in God or cannot be Christian indicates blind hatred, and last time I looked, Missy, that is definitely not Christian...

            1. Barefootfae profile image61
              Barefootfaeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              I never suggested it but there gets to be a lot of animosity from some liberal areas about it.

            2. Barefootfae profile image61
              Barefootfaeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              And I will absolutely never be caught saying someone can't be Christian.
              I love how we are all straying from the professor spewing hate to it being my fault for bringing it up.

              1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
                Uninvited Writerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                No, it's the fact of the title you gave to this thread...

                1. Jillian Barclay profile image78
                  Jillian Barclayposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  I second that!

                2. Barefootfae profile image61
                  Barefootfaeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  I gave you a challenge....make me a liar.

              2. JayeWisdom profile image91
                JayeWisdomposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                It's the WAY you brought it up, Barefootfae...Your forum title and your comments are more examples of "spewing hate" than I've seen on a forum since the U.S. election ended.  You didn't issue a challenge--you threw down a hate-filled gauntlet.

                A forum should provide an opportunity for civil conversation and opinion exchanges, not simply name-calling and mud slinging.  Civilized people should be able to disagree yet engage in discussion or debate of opposing views without descending to nasty tactics.

                The manner in which you began the thread and your comments throughout make it clear you don't want to have a conversation. You only want to state your hatred loud and clear.  Well, you certainly accomplished that, but you'll notice that some others who responded tried to add to the discussion in a more civilized manner.

                Jesus Christ, who taught "Love thy neighbor as thyself" lived by that precept. Most Bible scholars include all human beings in the "neighbor" designation.  There's a very large segment of humanity I just can't see you attempting to love. However, I'm equally sure you're able to justify your hatred in your own mind. I find that very sad.

                Just my opinion.

                1. A Thousand Words profile image78
                  A Thousand Wordsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  + 1,000,000

                2. Barefootfae profile image61
                  Barefootfaeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  What about the man to whom I linked?
                  Does he not spew hatred?
                  Or does how I phrased my opening negate anything negative from him?

                  1. Josak profile image60
                    Josakposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    So "two wrongs make a right?"  yes he is saying something hateful and biased you are firstly giving him attention by repeating it and then saying something just as hateful and biased, well done.

                  2. A Thousand Words profile image78
                    A Thousand Wordsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    Well of course, that makes it ok... You aimed your Op at an entire group of people, not just the man you were talking about. The fact that you even started the thread the way that you did, you were venting it seems, but that shouldn't have taken place anywhere but your head. And to expect people to not give you flack for insulting them for the statements of one man is ludicrous.

                  3. Uninvited Writer profile image83
                    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    Every single person on this thread has said they disagree with what he said.

          2. Ralph Deeds profile image65
            Ralph Deedsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Yes. I am one. My sister is a deacon.

            http://gawker.com/5953357/missouri-past … ist-ending

  3. wilderness profile image97
    wildernessposted 5 years ago

    All I can say about that link is "What an idiot".

    Sad that so many of our "intelligent" citizens will swallow this garbage.

    1. Barefootfae profile image61
      Barefootfaeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wilderness he is NOT an idiot don't you know?
      He is ENLIGHTENED! He holds the future in his brain pan! Or bed pan!
      He is one to whom absolutely no vestige of the western way of Christian life must be allowed to survive and i am waiting for the ones who agree with him here to show up.

      1. getitrite profile image78
        getitriteposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        In other words, you are just angry, and looking to fight with anyone who disagrees with you.  Why don't you try putting yourself into the shoes of the Native Americans?  Have someone occupy your country, and commit genocide on your citizens, then you would be singing a different tune.

        1. profile image0
          Sooner28posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Facts get in the way of the conservative deification of our founders!

        2. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          You are aware, of course, that every single Native American that had land stolen from them were a part of a society that stole the same land from someone else?

          1. Josak profile image60
            Josakposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            I would love to see you prove that, while plenty of tribes expanded or where conquered from what we know archeologically and from oral records many of the North American tribes lived there in their territory since time immemorial quite possibly from when humans crossed into the Americas.

            Plus the "two wrongs make a right" is a very easily seen through argument.

  4. habee profile image95
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    I get so pi$$ed with people who want to stop others from celebrating Christmas and other holidays. If they don't want to celebrate - fine. But leave the rest of us alone!

    1. Barefootfae profile image61
      Barefootfaeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh but Habee you are so evil if you want these holidays! Don't you know that?

    2. Barefootfae profile image61
      Barefootfaeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I like how he makes you Nazi by extension if you celebrate Thanksgiving.

    3. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have never seen anyone do that.

    4. Ralph Deeds profile image65
      Ralph Deedsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Habee, have you actually encountered someone trying to stop anyone from celebrating Christmas?  I haven't. I've noticed quite a few people of religions other than Christianity joining in to celebrate Christmas.

  5. lj gonya profile image59
    lj gonyaposted 5 years ago

    The Pilgrims wanted more than anything to live in an area where they could live in peace with no one shooting at anyone. They had enough to worry about, and yes, they were very grateful for the help they received from their new neighbors. My ninth great grandfather was William Bradford and he was not a Nazi !

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    I disagree with him too. And no one is wanting to get rid of Christmas. But doesn't he have the right to free speech?

    1. Onusonus profile image78
      Onusonusposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Why is free speech an issue? I saw not a single person, not even the people who published the article, asking to revoke the man's right to free speech. Yet because conservatives disagree with him you instinctively assert that his rights are being violated.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
        Uninvited Writerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        You are thinking too much into what I said. I would defend anyone's right to say what they want.

        1. Onusonus profile image78
          Onusonusposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Oh, so what did you mean when you said, "doesn't he have the right to free speech?".

          1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
            Uninvited Writerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            I'm not going to get in these meaningless arguments with you.

  7. profile image0
    An AYMposted 5 years ago

    Why does my "Feed" always bring me these increasingly stupid posts.

  8. peoplepower73 profile image95
    peoplepower73posted 5 years ago

    Anybody try looking at it from the Native American Side at the time of Manifest Destiny?

    1. Ralph Deeds profile image65
      Ralph Deedsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The treatment of Native Americans by the U.S. government is a sorry history of broken promises (treaties) and brutality which persists to this day on many if not all Indian reservations, e.g., Pine Ridge, South Dakota.

      1. peoplepower73 profile image95
        peoplepower73posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Ralph:  I agree with you. We were in Deadwood and Tatanka and there the injustice is still palpable. It was all done in the name of Manifest Destiny.

  9. PrettyPanther profile image85
    PrettyPantherposted 5 years ago

    I see the annual outrage and whining about evil liberals trying to steal Christmas from the Christians has expanded to include Thanksgiving. 

    I suspect Easter will be next.

    RUN, EB!

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTWfqo_T6QJF75EMamX8rj8F9EvrO5ueMBma7bja6XIfAuN2eBp

  10. Hollie Thomas profile image60
    Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago

    Well I'm an atheist, and I don't want to ban Christmas, or any other holiday for that matter. Stop lumping all atheists in the same pot!

  11. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    I wonder how much time it takes to come up with these inflammatory thread titles. What kind of discussion is expected?  Who thinks like this??  No one I know.

 
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