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In Reply to: RE: anyone who uses tragedy to mock people for their politics posted by rivervalley817 on October 24, 2021 at 20:55:30
I understand where it is coming from. I am not unfamiliar with the tribalism of politics and how ugly it has become. however it is also a measure of a person's individual character that they would exploit tragedy to mock someone over political differences from the safety of their keyboard.
'tribalism of politics and how ugly it has become'
... alas the more genteel days when pols would cane one another on the floor of the senate, have duels at the crack of dawn or dynamite would be tossed into a crowd of protestors has passed ... we look back in fondness at the days when Pinkerton would knock on doors in the evening, and by dawn folks would have a change of heart
though that might make a comeback
we tend to forget how truly ugly things were back in the day
there's certainly no shortage of characters to measure these days eh?
anyway, I share your sentiments and applaud your articulating them
actors, and directors.
Shall I dare mention he was of the conservative persuasion? (okay, reactionary)
he ruined some lives and drove some 'underground' but didn't silence his critics
J. Edgar could actually silence his critics AND extract an apology
and blackmail is supposedly illegal
Absolutely agreed. I'm as capable of flinging venom as anyone else but had something similar happened to someone whose politics I abhor, like Donald Trump, I don't think I'd be celebrating, online or otherwise. If there ever really were restraints which supported civility and respectful behavior they're long gone.
'If there ever really were restraints which supported civility and respectful behavior they're long gone'
nah, you spoke up, Scott spoke up, I spoke up ... others did too
the pundits spoke up in 'the press', politicians from their platforms
I'll bet more than a few 'sky pilots' from the pulpit
similar to what there probably ever was anyway
not that it deters the nastier of the nasty shits
ah well, civilization isn't static it takes civics & civility I guess
not that I'm above being shitty to make a point, just not just for shit's sake
or maybe shits and grins?
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