Your opinion is not necessarily mine; Your opinion is not fact; Your opinion is not absolute. Your opinion is a perspective.
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OOC: I may have misread something you said above then. Ah well.
OOC: I think Tarkin should have gone first, since he hadn't. He should go next, and Drayson last. If I have anything to say, not sure yet.
Not gonna start an argument here, but you may want to double check some of those.
"Not everything that's going to get them in power will be "brutally honest". That's frankly asking the impossible.
"Sometimes, to tell the truth does more harm than it ever does right. Am I advocating lying? Look at it from this perspective. Has the world ever been black and white?"
Yet all I get from arguing with conservatives or pro-Trump supporters are "LIBERAL BIASED MEDIA CAN'T BE TRUSTED." and then they go to Fox news, some strongly conservative YT channels and or facebook/Twitter groups and gobble up everything as absolute truth.
Its the most hypocritical argument out there to cry about a supposedly liberal media. While a lot of the criticism of the media in the US is very much justified, it as come to the point where Trump can pretend to be a war with the Media, while he is really at war with Facts, and creating a dangerous precedence for complete collective factual disillusionment in politics.
"Yes, because these days people who are "patriotic" are often viewed as either
That's because there are a lot of people that hide behind patriotism as an excuse to justify their perspective. That kind of people ARE very often antagonists, backwards or cancerous. The latter is true when it comes to real patriotism.
I have no quarrel, and I don't think most people have any quarrel with real patriots. Problem is that most so called "patriots" use patriotism as an excuse to justify their beliefs, but that is not what patriotism is in my book, nor should it be, because it dilutes any and all patriotic causes.
While your are entitled to your view on this, I hope it is not lost on you that you yourself are contributing to this by citing patriotism as it were an argument to prove that you are right. Which you are arguably doing by claiming that if I am not a patriot I won't understand your perspective.
"The common consensus among millennials is that if you love your country, and seek to look out for it's interests first and foremost. Is that you're a detriment to the world and will do the unspeakable to see change. Comparisons to the Third Reich and insults follow soon after such an assessment is made."
First of all, millennials are a stupid stereotype. The way millennials are described/generalized can be found throughout history to have been said of almost EVERY GENERATION. Real records in ancient Greece describe the "current generations" as lazy nobody's that cry about everything.
Second, if you identify as alt-right(Which you often seem/appear to do), why are you surprised and/or upset about the comparison? While I doubt very much you are a Nazi or even close to it, its naive to think that those elements of the alt-right that are close to it are simply a minority.
Forgive me for being presumptuous, but I get the sense you wouldn't hesitate to call out most of the alt-left as mostly SJWs or feminazis (An ironic name).
"Something only Patriots would grasp."
Makes one feel so inspired to engage in a debate, when its already established that anyone that disagrees are wrong/misguided because they are intellectually/culturally and spiritually incapable of understanding your perspective.
"But we live in a era with new technology and movements. Most especially with the development of the world wide web, the ability to control media and information has fallen more into the citizens control."
Which is all well and good, but on the flip side, it has never in human history, been so easy to spread misinformation and fake news as it is right now, anyone with a good headline that plays on peoples political identity and/or personal presumptions, and with enough followers on social media can start an avalanche of fake news sharing. Whether they intend to lie, troll or have been mislead themselves, people gobble it like candy if it fits what they personally believe/want to believe.
The worldview you present can only be a definitive positive once critical thinking regarding "Citizen news" becomes part of our culture.
Smells like Serbian lies to me. Its a well known fact in Denmark that Serbians cannot be trusted, even if vouched for.
Nice try though.
I figured since most of the people on Moddb that I actually care about are a part of this group, this might as well be where I wish everybody a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
So Merry Christmas to everyone, and Happy Holidays to Pain. Heathen...
Oh the poor Americans, paying half the price of Europeans for gas must be such a burden to bear.
Note that the CIA and FBI AGREE that the hacks came from Russia, its simply to goals of the Russians they disagree on. No matter what, Russia interfered with an American election. Doesn't matter in favor of who, or for what reason, it deserves to be investigated. But I guess the narrative of the vindictive President Obama was too compelling a narrative to write in this article. The narrative is not at all ruined by how Obama have reacted in general to Trump becoming President-Elect. While a lot of highranking Democrats thought it to be the apocalypse, he kept a cool head and made preparations for Trumps entrance into the White House. He even made extra time to help guide Trump about his duties, routines and daily tasks as president. If he was out to get revenge, he wouldn't have done that.
Its funny that you accuse Obama of blaming everything on everyone else, yet the reverse is true for many others that love to blame Obama for everything. Blaming Obama for everything, whether justified or not have become so prevalent over the last 8 years that it became a meme. Lol
Obama was dealt a ****** hand when he became president and he did his very best to fix it. But because he couldn't magically make the debt disappear without first getting rid of the 1.4 Trillion dollar deficit Bush's administration handed him, he was handed the blame. 8 years later and opposition on almost all issues in congress this article asks why he used so many executive powers to get things through.
All I can think of is WTF? Everything I ever heard from the US during his term is "Congress refuses to work with Obama." Not the other way around. But sure that's the "Corporate and leftist biased media distorting the truth." Like most Americans I have talked to about the election and Trump gave a rats *** about the truth or facts, the moment someone is confronted with facts, they ignore me, change the subject or the most famous go to excuse "that is a leftist site, I can't trust anything it says."
I can fully understand most of peoples opinion son Hillary, but when it comes to Obama I think a lot of Americans are absolutely blind to the good things he have done. Shaving down the deficit by a Trillion Dollars among them. But oh no! He doubled the debt!!!!!" *Facedesk*. Lets not even go into the fearmongering myths that's been spouted about who owns said debt...
Apologies for the rant (don't worry, It'll be the only one I think. xD I work to much these days to argue unfortunately), Obama was not a perfect president, but he wasn't horrible either.