Ant farm lament ping....
You might have some real fun with this...
Bring on the Show Trials!
What is a “print newspaper”? I think I have a vague memory of my Grandfather with one.
I would suggest that a problem with the left is that they have few core values. We on the right know what we want: individual responsibility; less government; government centered in the individual, not a centralized beauracracy; adherence to the Constitution; a strong defense. There are more, but you can see where I’m going with this. But they are just against that, but have nothing that they are really for (unless it is for murdering unborn children and those who are too helpless to take care of themselves). But with the field wide open as to what to be for, they have no center around which they can coalesce.
And this is a good thing.
This proves, once again, that liberals are never happy and only become united when they all share the same unhappiness.
It also proves the DNC is a comprised of loosely-connected groups upset about different things.
You know, there are two kinds of people in the world.
The Busybodies and the Individualists.
The Busybodies know what’s best for everybody. They know how best to divide the labor and the fruits of labor. They know who is more “deserving” and who is less so. They know what “justice” is, and they intend to execute same, regardless of the cost. These people spend more time trying to run other peoples’ lives than they do managing their own affairs.
The Individualists just want to be left alone to pursue their own interests without interference. They are fiercely independent, ambitious, and innovative. They seek solutions to real every day problems in medicine, industry, and business. They believe that the market is the best place to sort out the best in class, and that MERIT is the engine of advancement.
Because the Individualists are more compelled to manage their own affairs than to meddle in the affairs of others, they tend to have less presence in the fields of politics. They are, basically, too busy pursuing their own interests to get involved with managing the affairs of others.
Given these social forces, the Busybodies tend to be the ones that gravitate to the political stratum. As they begin to overtake the machinery of politics and foreign affairs, and begin to impose onerous regulations and stupid laws intended to reduce everybody to a lowest common denominator, except themselves, of course, the Individualists begin to wake up and assert themselves to recover command of the levers of polity.
The ferocity, even lethality, of the ensuing struggle depends upon how dedicated the Busybodies are to their socialist fantasies, and how dedicated the Individualists are to be simply left alone to pursue their own interests.
That struggle is intensifying now.
They made their goal shortly after $kimmer wagged his finger at the slackers. Welcoming banned posters with deep pockets back into the fold after making threats to other members probably helped.
One thing the article is correct about is that Liberals can’t go a day without anger and bitterness about something, usually aimed at one another. They miss GWB more than they’ll ever admit. It’s pure entertainment watching them implode. The problem is that the idjits can take down good people and nations when they self destruct.
This is what sets FR apart from the DUmp. Skinner raises a valid point, in that a political site is going to be more united when the other side’s in power and provides a focus of motivation.
At the same time, though, Jim’s never expected FReepers to move in lockstep like mind-numbed robots. Yes, there’s a strong set of core values here, but there’s still lots of room for freewheeling discussion and argument on any number of topics. One thing I’ve noticed about liberals (feminists are especially bad about it) is that they set very strict boundaries about what is “allowed,” and if you go outside those boundaries by not being part of the “amen sister” echo chamber, you’re persona non grata. We’ve got a bit more room to discuss and disagree here, and for that I’m eternally grateful.
So...we need to have a list of these 60 forbidden topics so we can write hot controversial and divisive “letters to the editor” in “print newspapers”.
Who could have guessed that a community of parasites has nothing to contribute but complaints?
I saw that on DU. What struck me is how they each think they represent or speak for a larger group of people. They are missing the value of the tea party, i.e. a group of people loosely grouped around a set of ideals who each speak just for themselves. There is so much back and forth criticism because they each think the next poster might ruin the movement. They end up being a bunch of small minded thought police.
Nothing of substance.
I was booted for engaging in a fairness doctrine debate where I suggested the net should be cast over all broadcast and cable media and ACADEMIA.
Since that fell outside the bounds of the lefts groupthink paradime I was told I belonged on FreeRepublic.
Which was one of the few pieces of truth posted on DU.
basically what happened from what i understand watching what they were up to is that the Obamabots and Obama’s campaign workers basically overtook DU and ran rough shot over anyone pro hillary and did not worship obama, it became an extension of Obama’s campaign and his mouthpiece.
As such everyone else left disgusted as dissent against Obama became forbidden.
Now they are down to a nutjob core of Obamabots as everyone else left.
it will close soon, i’m guessing and they deserve it.
Took them a while but they finally reached the $300 goal.
We have had battles while Bush was President over Dubai Ports,Harriet Miers etc. JimRob allowed the disagreements. What he didn't allow was crossing the line. Yeah there were "flame wars" but those that crossed the line had posts removed.
On DU there are no holds barred. They are allowed anything. There can be no debate on DU as their forum would self-immolate. By allowing obscenities and insults as normal behavior, heated debate would be death to their forum.