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    Quote Originally Posted by Winter Blossom View Post
    When a business has to participate in a support month else they’ll be seen as being against that community, we have a damn problem and it isn’t me.
    Apparently you've been completely blind to the current political climate regarding this.

    LGBTQ people are not getting mad or boycotting companies that "don't participate in a support month". There are tons of companies not going full rainbow and the LGBTQ community doesn't give a fuck. You know what is happening? Companies that are choosing to celebrate pride month (or in actuality, just using capitalist methods to try and appeal to the cultural zeitgeist of our age for maximum profits) are getting vandalized and having bomb threats called into their store by enraged alt right Nazis.



    Let me say that again in case you missed it, LGBTQ people don't give a fuck if a company doesn't participate in pride month, and you can't show me an instance otherwise. They do get mad at companies that directly donate to and align with anti LGBTQ movements, but that is not "not participating in pride month". On the other hand, it's the alt right, the anti LGBTQ side that is getting violent with those that choose to market pride merch.

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    I mean @Winter Blossom

    If the Matt Walsh pile of garbage "made you think" then would you be willing to entertain a counter to it, one that points out its flaws, inconsistencies, counters his claims with evidence, etc? A video that also digs up Matt Walsh's past, where he was a smaller personality on a local radio where he pushed ultra white supremacist conspiracies, as well as is using the trans hysteria to also attack feminism and women's rights?

    And more than that, just points out how the vast majority of LGBTQ people just want to exist, and aren't predators or some other evil stereotype?



    It's 4 hours sure, but it'll also make you think if you give it an honest watch. Matt Walsh onboarding TERFs is one of the worst parts, is he's a person who is trying to push the politics of submissive women with no rights. Women as property. That Maasai tribe he visited in Africa practice female genital mutilation, as well as selling their daughters off as brides at 12 or 13 for cattle. Any woman who enjoys having human rights doesn't want Matt Walsh as a bedfellow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winter Blossom View Post
    Definitely understandable. I have just never liked these months where companies use it as an opportunity to make money. It’s disingenuous and fake support - this month is no different.

    Don’t confuse my lack of support for "support months" as homophobia — it’s absolutely not. I’m equally against every support month, of any kind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Midnight Bomber View Post
    do you also hate christmas?
    I already asked her that:

    Quote Originally Posted by Winter Blossom View Post
    The gift side of it, yes. It has become way too commercialized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winter Blossom View Post
    I don’t wanna celebrate every damn thing,
    Were you being forced to celebrate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winter Blossom View Post
    Don’t confuse my lack of support for "support months" as homophobia — it’s absolutely not. I’m equally against every support month, of any kind.
    I hope you understand that you posts and tone here just absolutely reek of privilege. The fact that you don't see the value in any sort of celebration of minority groups speaks volumes about you - and not in a good way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winter Blossom View Post
    When a business has to participate in a support month else they’ll be seen as being against that community
    Yeah that's not really a thing. People notice when companies celebrate pride (because they do so visibly). People really notice when they start celebrating pride but then stop because of backlash. People generally don't notice if a company stays quiet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winter Blossom View Post
    I want to drink a beer without political statements and social issues on the bottle. Plain and simple.
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    You know who's also homophobic and transphobic?

    Elon Musk.

    Wow. Just look at that segue. We are back on track.
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    So cucker apparently used his first twitter 'show' to defend putin, attack Zelensky and blame Ukraine for blowing up its own dam.

    Question is, will Musk be willing to foot the $800 million defamation costs that will follow now that Fox no longer has to pay for Cucker's ravings?

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    I don't really see a head of state bringing a case against some talking shithead from another country, even if he had standing in the first place.

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    I didn't mean in this case - it is cucker though so he is liable to say something at some point and doesn't have Fix and their lawyers and money to protect him anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corvus View Post
    So cucker apparently used his first twitter 'show' to defend putin, attack Zelensky and blame Ukraine for blowing up its own dam.

    Question is, will Musk be willing to foot the $800 million defamation costs that will follow now that Fox no longer has to pay for Cucker's ravings?
    Musk isn't paying his own bills, he's certainly not paying Tucker's. He'll ignore fines (from the FCC, EU, whoever) until they shut him down, and then he'll scream that he was this close to turning Twitter around, so the Establishment shut him down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    Wait wait, I have the perfect political cartoon for this I just need to find it.
    Were you, perchance, looking for this?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Flarelaine View Post
    Were you, perchance, looking for this?

    [IMG]https://i.imgur.com/BjPgwnA.png
    The immediate response (of Dems) should be to then step back twice as far. Sadly that's not fucking happened, and it's incredibly frustrating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flarelaine View Post
    Were you, perchance, looking for this?

    Endus had it, but this is an equally good one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winter Blossom View Post
    I prefer this one, personally...
    Personally .... yea ok hon. You're like speed running Elon's whole right-wing heel turn in a matter of 2 days.




    Hell of a meme to pick by design or accident.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Winter Blossom View Post
    I prefer this one, personally...

    What topics do you feel this is reflective of, specifically? Because my view is that it's the mirror opposite of this, just with people finding out that they're far more conservative than they believed themselves to be.

    Also yes, views and positions change over time and are not forever locked in stasis. Most people adjust their own personal views and beliefs along with the times as we do with every other aspect of our lives (advances in technology, changes in language etc.). Others just complain that "things aren't like they use do be" which is obviously always going to be true and also a completely pointless thing to say.

    Doesn't help that social media sites like Twitter are increasingly actively promoting extremist right wing views that result in people gobbling up images like the above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winter Blossom View Post
    I prefer this one
    The one in which the right side hasn't moved since 2008? So, you're saying that conservatives have always been filled with violent Nazi terrorism?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShakesForPRide View Post
    Hell of a meme to pick by design or accident.


    incoming feign ignorance falalcy....
    rofl, it's very big on the "enlightened centrism" scale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winter Blossom View Post
    I prefer this one, personally...

    Because you live in a fucking fantasy realm of your own imagination.

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    [QUOTE=Winter Blossom;54136120]I prefer this one, personally...

    I mean, I have a hard time thinking that anyone who isn't a conservative doesn't believe the movement has changed between Obama being elected and now. They went from interventionist neoliberals to Tea Party to Trump to some of them being even more off the deep end like MGT even if they thankfully aren't very influential.

    Meanwhile Democrats have... stayed the same, unless one really wants to count AOC and a few other young congresspeople of little note that aren't any more hardliners than Bernie Sanders.

    Unless by "liberal" one exclusively means the always-online Twitter fanatics which nobody should listen to. On either side of the equation, now that Musk has been busy replacing them with right-leaning fanatics because they suck up to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winter Blossom View Post
    I prefer this one, personally...
    Classic!

    The Big One is the culture war bs and the right has pushed al the narratives. They are openly attacking the most marginalized people. The Dems at best fight back. Your and Elmo's interpretation of this would be and I know this is a forbidden topic on here; would be that Dems pushing to give the LGBTQ say free housing or $10k/month just cause of their status.

    It always killed me that giving civil rights and rights of every US citizen is a left position.


    As @Edge asked. Please drop a topic that Dems went far left.
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