Author Topic: What Do Cults, Religions, and Political Tribes Have in Common?  (Read 98 times)

Offline pr126

What Do Cults, Religions, and Political Tribes Have in Common?
« on: October 11, 2018, 12:24:34 AM »
When Cory Booker and Maxine Waters incite crowds to harass Republicans wherever they find them?
When Trump voters are a basket of deplorables?

There is some truth in this.

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Yes, I know it is Fox News. It's them v us.
QED


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« Last Edit: October 11, 2018, 12:36:56 AM by pr126 »
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 - Joseph Goebbels

Offline PickelledEggs

Re: What Do Cults, Religions, and Political Tribes Have in Common?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2018, 01:09:35 AM »
Credit where credit is due, I actually agree 100% with the first video. Congrats pr.

as for the 2nd video, i just hate the finger pointing talking head videos. This time it has nothing to do with it being fox news, all 3 of them are annoying and i could only get through a few min. Quite frankly those videos never really do anything other than rile people up. Pointless...

but the first video was good and had a bunch of very good points that I agree with and have been saying a long time.
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Offline Baruch

Re: What Do Cults, Religions, and Political Tribes Have in Common?
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2018, 04:52:14 AM »
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Credit where credit is due, I actually agree 100% with the first video. Congrats pr.

as for the 2nd video, i just hate the finger pointing talking head videos. This time it has nothing to do with it being fox news, all 3 of them are annoying and i could only get through a few min. Quite frankly those videos never really do anything other than rile people up. Pointless...

but the first video was good and had a bunch of very good points that I agree with and have been saying a long time.

But if you don't like us vs them ... do you want football to be where all the players are on the same team?  How sporting is that?  But that is what it means to be Chinese today.  You all get to look alike ;-)  Under Emperor Xi.

See losers don't like competition.  Doesn't take a genius to figure out why.  Losers who become winners, don't call their Congressman, they learn how to compete better and try again.
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Offline SGOS

Re: What Do Cults, Religions, and Political Tribes Have in Common?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2018, 07:56:16 AM »
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There is some truth in this.
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He obviously means to kick them metaphorically, and that is understood by the audience, which didn't sound like a "mob" at all.  I don't care whether Democrats go high or low.  Low is fine, because Republicans are mostly dicks.  High is fine with me too.  But this is the same old same old.  Trying to stir up the base with rhetoric.  That's simply not enough.  Democratic leaders need to spend more time representing their base, although I'm not sure what their base is anymore.  The base starts to lose interest if they are unrepresented, and while rhetoric is powerful during campaigns, that's not where the work gets done.

Offline Sal1981

Re: What Do Cults, Religions, and Political Tribes Have in Common?
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2018, 10:14:49 AM »
2nd video reminded my old days of seeing who could piss farthest.
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool" --- Richard P. Feynman

Offline pr126

Re: What Do Cults, Religions, and Political Tribes Have in Common?
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2018, 10:24:59 AM »
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"Propaganda works best when those who are being manipulated are confident they are acting on their free will."
 - Joseph Goebbels

Re: What Do Cults, Religions, and Political Tribes Have in Common?
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2018, 12:08:12 PM »
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Credit where credit is due, I actually agree 100% with the first video. Congrats pr.

as for the 2nd video, i just hate the finger pointing talking head videos. This time it has nothing to do with it being fox news, all 3 of them are annoying and i could only get through a few min. Quite frankly those videos never really do anything other than rile people up. Pointless...

but the first video was good and had a bunch of very good points that I agree with and have been saying a long time.

Pretty much my thoughts too, except I didn't watch the Fox News video. I don't watch mindless political propaganda. Also, the guy in the first video blinks way too much. It got on my nerves. I had to listen to it in a separate tab so I wouldn't have to look at him. lol

Despite this guy's obvious political lean, focusing solely on Democratic "inclusiveness," his points could easily be used as criticism for either the left or the right. Personally, while I do vote blue, especially now that Republicans have control of all three branches of national government, I still hesitate to call myself a Democrat. I think for myself, and I don't always agree with other Democrats. Also, I don't think that bringing up politics at family parties is a good idea. That was a bad suggestion on Gad's part. That kind of thing will never stay "polite." Doesn't stop my Republican family members from bring up politics every five minutes of course.
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Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
Created sick, commanded to be sound."
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Offline Cavebear

Re: What Do Cults, Religions, and Political Tribes Have in Common?
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2018, 01:30:33 AM »
If Republicans would consider that non-white people were legitimate citizens and seek to get their support, they would do better.

If they are determined to survive on old white male voters, it's the trash dump for them.
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Offline Baruch

Re: What Do Cults, Religions, and Political Tribes Have in Common?
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2018, 02:32:27 AM »
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If Republicans would consider that non-white people were legitimate citizens and seek to get their support, they would do better.

If they are determined to survive on old white male voters, it's the trash dump for them.

The Democrats will disintegrate into 100 parties, one for each gender etc.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: What Do Cults, Religions, and Political Tribes Have in Common?
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2018, 05:09:57 AM »
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The Democrats will disintegrate into 100 parties, one for each gender etc.

No. they live in groups.  The Repubs can only live "whiter old male" in hospices.  And they will eventually not vote.  For obvious reasons.
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