[DISCORD] Foreign Troll

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There was indeed a foreign troll who sought to sow discord in American politics, but what blows my fucking mind is that people seem to think this can be used to excuse their behavior.  It can’t.

A foreign troll wasn’t responsible for fanatical, ideological “journalism”.  No foreign troll can be held responsible for people continuing to spread propaganda even after it had been debunked.  No foreign troll can be held to account for people fabricating new reasons to demonizes those kids (or ignore the flagrant racism of both the Black Israelites and Nathan Phillips’s goons), and a foreign troll did NOT — in any way, shape, or form — prompt any of the violent rhetoric we’ve seen from the Left.

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[DISCORD] TDS

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I am thoroughly convinced that every person with TDS is suffering from some form of unaddressed mental illness, and that said illnesses are only further complicated by exposure to media messages about Drumph.

The mainstream media provides enough of a cop-out to allow them to lay all of their problems on Trump, and a hearty dose of social media — to which they become addicted — is what unleashes the hysteria.

What you’re ultimately left with are thousands of mentally ill people refusing treatment who are easily weaponized by the Democratic party, which was largely responsible for their cultivation via the media to begin with.

Regressive Friends

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I grew up in the wealthiest county in America.  Doesn’t mean we were filthy rich (upper middle class), but I never lacked for anything that could be paid for in cash.

Most of my friends from junior high on came from extremely wealthy and/or influential families.  Hardly any of it was “old” money — most of my friends had at least one parent or grandparent who came from a working-class family.  Some of their parents immigrated here (legally) from impoverished nations.  One even came here as a refugee.

Parents generally want their children to have the best things in life.  These parents were no exception.

My friends were denied nothing. Many of them were given cellphones and credit cards before they were old enough to drive. 16th birthday present?  New car was standard.

Most of my friends went off to expensive private colleges.  Few of them lasted beyond the first couple of semesters.

The ones who did manage to finish college all have masters degrees in either social work or education.  Make of that what you will.

Those who left school generally remained unemployed throughout their twenties, still living off of (but not with) their parents.  Their parents paid their rent, their bills, and (unwittingly) for their drugs.  A few of them were gifted townhouses or fancy condos.

They couldn’t find jobs because they never bothered to look.  They advocated for universal healthcare because they knew it was only a matter of time before they’d be kicked off of their parents’ plans.

The girls got involved with left-wing activism early on because it was trendy to call yourself a feminist.  The guys got involved much later (around the time of Occupy Wall Street) once they realized prestige couldn’t be siphoned off as easily as cash.

We were the kids who were told we could be whatever we wanted to in life — regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, or ethnicity.  We believed it, and we filled our heads with such wonderful dreams.

The part they left out was that those dreams wouldn’t simply be handed to us by some surrogate parental entity — we’d have to work towards them, and success is never a guarantee in life.

My friends aren’t stupid.  A lot of them are highly-intelligent people.  I think deep down they realize where they messed up, only the sense of shame is more than they can bear.

And so they fall back on their intelligence — see themselves as the enlightened, intellectual elite — as if IQ alone were something to be proud of.  (I have far greater respect for a mentally-challenged individual who can hold down a job than I have for a worthless genius.)

Disagree with them and you are ignorant.  Or bigoted.  Or simply blinded by your own privilege (or by a lack thereof).

It’s far easier to blame one’s own failures on an oppressive, capitalistic, patriarchal system than it is to re-examine one’s own life choices.  And it’s far easier to smear someone you disagree with as racist, sexist, homophobic, etc. than it is to address their ideas directly — particularly on issues of economics.

Which is why everyone right-of-left these days is automatically racist, sexist, homophobic, etc. — regardless of their race, sex, sexual orientation, etc.

 

FACEBOOK: Elementary Child Excuse Maker

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I have decided to invent the Elementary Child Excuse Maker, a handheld device that will enable a child to choose among a number of practical, pre-recorded responses to any and all forms of adult inquiry.

With selections ranging from the traditional “I didn’t know any better,” to the contemporary “I need more reminders” and the ultra-hip “Maybe YOU need to work on your communication skills” — and boasting such features as Volume Control, Attitude Adjustment, and Nonverbal Effects (gagging noises and the like) — the Elementary Child Excuse Maker is the perfect gift for the sagacious child who is tired of having to repeat himself to those pesky adults in his life.

(To come in rude red and obnoxious orange. INVEST TODAY!)