Beamer wrote on Jul 26, 2021, 20:30:
roguebanshee wrote on Jul 26, 2021, 17:01:
Greentiger wrote on Jul 26, 2021, 16:14:Everyone thinks they're a centrist and plenty also think that everyone who doesn't share their opinion is an extremist.
You are certainly not "center" if you think that.
I disagree. I think most people think they're reasonable, but even being moderately self aware you know where you are relative to others.
If you think healthcare should be free, you used to be far left but you're moving more just left.
If you think Trump had the election stolen, you're far right.
I think healthcare should be free.
I think Trump is a dangerous clown.
I think equality of opportunity is the most important thing in a fair society.
I think people should be free to identify however they want.
I think assault rifles should get banned and gun regulations should greatly improve (especially in the urban areas).
I think there was no fraud in the election results.
I think the assault on the Capitol was a terrible thing.
I think the riots were a terrible thing.
How am I doing so far? Pretty fuckin' left, aren't I?
I think BLM is a dangerous moveme---
BAM! And I'm a far-right idiot from Trumpistan. That's how you people think.
Greentiger wrote on Jul 26, 2021, 19:00:
Quinn wrote on Jul 26, 2021, 18:27:
Aw, got hung up on that did you? CNN exclusively favors the left narrative. That me shoving them in there with "other far left news organizations" is such a tripwire to you to fall over immediately tells me you're not trying to engage with me in good faith. But apparently it all got blurry after reading my first sentence. That's fine. Just don't pretend like I'm so ridiculously far off the mark. Same goes to you, Quboid.
LOL. No it didn't "trip me up"--you give yourself far too much credit. It just tickles me that you believe CNN is "far left". Either you aren't familiar with "far left" movements, or your powers of conflation are astounding. Are you familiar with the term "projection"? As far as your "thought experiment" I love how you believe you're the only one that would think about it had the situation been reversed--consider the BLM protests DC experienced. Anyway, keep believing your own press!
My thought experiment? How I think only I can come up with it? I didn't propose the thought experiment. Someone else in this thread did. Again, that's the problem with the lot of you. You all seem to fall into some sort of... what is it? A blind rage? Beamer thinks I'm from Denmark, used some woman as a martyr (wtf was that?), and that I listen to Jordan Peterson (I think JP is a moron). But again, that's the problem: You want to lob everyone in the same corner. It's an American thing moreso than a human thing, I'm beginning to believe. Oh, and to get it over with: my deep, deep apologies that I had you believe that I said CNN is a communist organization. No, that's not what I was meaning to say. I hope that removes at least a bit of the haze from your vision.
All this being said, what Blues should do is just ban a certain group of people. Like Redeye, Beamer, Cutter (no offense), and definitely myself for not having the willpower to ignore the drivel. It would immediately calm things down in this community so you lot can all talk about games and harrasment again.