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  1. Here is a big rant mostly inspired by Trace of Spades's recent behavior but just the mentality of this in general. Yes Trace, I'm calling you out. No I won't send you this in a PM, if you can't defend an opinion in public, it's not an opinion worth having. Deal with it.

    You don't get to start a thread about why you're voting for one of the most incendiary people in recent history and why you agree with one of the most divisive laws in recent history and then walk away from that like you didn't do it. You don't get to say "I wanted a civil discussion" while spouting shit that a lot of people find offensive and hurtful and then try to sweep that shit under the rug. I'm calling you out not because I am a "SJW" or because I wish to see the US adopt draconian hate speech laws. In fact I'm the opposite. I believe that individual agency and liberty are the single most important fundamental rights. I believe in the right to offend. I believe in the right to be offended. Most of all I believe in the right to have open discussion and not hide in echo chamber safe spaces. That is why I am calling you out. I am a Republican and I am someone who actually believes in the mantra of "facts don't care about your feelings" and "deal with it" and not using the government to dictate to private citizens how they live their lives.

    That is why I am tired of the emotional children who claim to be all for these things but then openly support using the government as a cudgel to enforce their own views on morality. I am tired of the people who think they can spew their opinion and then instantly hide behind "I'm just saying" or really any of the myriad of excuses. Doubly so when they know (and you have to know) that it's a hot-button issue that people are deeply divided on. I am tired of people claim to be for debate while wanting no part of it. I am tired of the people who talk about how they hate the way 'racist' and words like that are thrown around without a thought or care then instantly resort to similar remarks when challenged. I am tired of people who claim to be for Donald Trump because of his "tell it like it is" ability, then become rectally devastated when people "tell it like it is" to them. I am tired of people who support mindless paranoia because something made them slightly uncomfortable.

    I am tired of the conservative safe space.

    If you really hold an opinion on an issue. Defend it. Don't try to play some 50/50 bullcrap where you claim you have nothing against a group of people while supporting something that is clearly harmful to that group of people. Be willing to go up to another person as a human and say to them "yes this is why I support this thing that makes you uncomfortable and miserable and hurts you". (Which the bathroom issue clearly does. It clearly makes transgender people feel unsafe and bothers them and seeing people support it bothers them, please don't try and feign ignorance about this) And if you can't... maybe, just maybe examine why you can't and hopefully learn something from it.

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    2. dew


      the_miano said:

      What does this have to do with the topic of this thread?

      The thread is becoming something I want it to become!

    3. dg93


      dew said:

      The thread is becoming something I want it to become!

      I could make this thread become something I WANT to become...

    4. Doomkid


      TraceOfSpades said:

      You believe in good guys?

      I believe in not laying countless innocent people to waste, which is close enough. I get where you're coming from but I think it's an oversimplified response that will spill far too much blood and likely incite even worse shit than what we're facing now, to be blunt.