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Who Else Is Sick of These Bullies?
Townhall.com ^ | August 3, 2020 | Thomas Tripp

Posted on 08/03/2020 5:31:36 AM PDT by Kaslin

What does it mean that most of the adults out there–parents, professionals, educators, laborers, ordinary folks–don’t seem to have the moral and intellectual wherewithal to stand up to the bullies and the dreamers and the ignorance that recently has been abetted wholly by the Internet and the media, by cunning political activists, the schools and their teacher unions?

The media lives on conflict, not knowledge or common sense or even intellect, just conflict. They know conflict sells even if the conflict is imaginary. Imaginary? Yes, imaginary.

What this country used to stand for are integrity, honesty, straight-talk and no pandering or coddling of the less-than-astute out there because they might feel unsafe, because their experience and education are not capable of allowing them to grasp reality because they simply don't think, because they don't take matters to their logical conclusion.

We all now apparently “know” it is easier to go along to get along than to battle the rabble? Get along? They'll use violence if they are not met with violence in the name of the laws and ideals this country has cherished for nigh-on to 250 years. Today’s violence seems to scare those who don't think seriously about the consequences of their inaction.

The answers to all the snowflakes—and to the demands of those who want not only something for nothing but to take away what the rest of the nation has—is the freedom for which too many people died or came home crippled, the freedom that rings so true and obvious. Today you still don’t hear anyone calling for it when that is all that is necessary to bring sanity back to our culture.

It's too basic and people cannot see the basics when everyone is screaming for something that doesn't exist—protection from reality, from life, from the need to stand up to stuff that simply isn't true. Centuries of pandering prove that silence never works when the result is giving in to bullies, to screamers who hope to drown out reality and honesty. It is giving in to tyrants!

Good luck to all those who think it is OK to let this go, that this too will pass. It will, but not without someone—everyone, anyone—bringing all the parties back to the real party where everyone's life is in attendance.

That party starts at the square one that everyone wants to forget as they deal with the screamers who demand all but are willing to work for nothing. Where only those who live in that real world on which the country was founded and still works today see clearly enough to state the case.

Those engaged in throwing rocks and belching obscenities about how to impose the new cultural fantasizing seem to miss the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution when they confront opposition. Freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of the press, freedom of religion. That's all anyone has to scream about. That's how I respond when I am confronted by those who want to shut everyone down except themselves. Make your case and see who responds, and how.

Are any more like me who still think that way? No excuses, no fantasizing, no shouting—just straight talk. Hey folks, think you can handle it?

The bullies and tyrants and those who think violence will make things right, those who think they can manipulate the machinery of government and policy with no more than loud voices, those who lie and cheat and steal from the public, can be stopped. But not until the rest of us actually stand up for the integrity that is the foundation of our nation and every piece within it.

Will it be pretty and served up with sugar? Maybe not, but it will ultimately need to be right—right as we in the United States define it—in spite of all the spit and shouting and, yes, nonsense.

Maybe all those who are of like mind will simply vote in November and maybe that answer will be enough, both to stop the bullies and to give backbone to the rest.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: americafirst; constitution; firstamendment
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1 posted on 08/03/2020 5:31:36 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Maybe all those who are of like mind will simply vote in November and maybe that answer will be enough, both to stop the bullies and to give backbone to the rest.

The bullies have an answer for that too in "Cheat by Mail". And for that ole racist cloture rule in the Senate too. And also how to address the balance in the Supreme Court.

2 posted on 08/03/2020 5:46:02 AM PDT by Religion and Politics (It is time for more than one denomination of "Political Correctness".)
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To: Kaslin

Most of us enjoy being employed, and know the quickest way to not be employed is to fight the bullies.

A reckoning is coming. It has to.


3 posted on 08/03/2020 5:48:48 AM PDT by TheZMan (I am a secessionist.)
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To: Kaslin

We have a peaceful, voting based system in this country. Its a civilized and thoughtful process. A lot of sacrifice has gone into establishing this system and its how we maintain our freedom, transfer power, and decide society’s priorities.

We’re not about mob rule and imposing change by violence, lawlessness and rioting. Emotion driven movements are contrary to every principle most people in this country hold dear. Its not an acceptable way to govern or make constructive changes and we will not tolerate it.

Abide by our peaceful processes or get the hell out of this country.


4 posted on 08/03/2020 5:55:56 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: TheZMan

“A reckoning is coming. It has to.”

As with cancer left untreated.


5 posted on 08/03/2020 6:01:24 AM PDT by polymuser (It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and so few by deceit. Noel Coward)
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To: TheZMan

A reckoning is coming. It has to.

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Our tolerance is being perceived as weakness by the Left. Consequently, they remain on the offensive. That has to change, and it can very quickly if we show resolve and a willingness to confront these bullies, which is the ONLY way to stop aggression.

We have to show them we can hit harder than they do.


6 posted on 08/03/2020 6:07:51 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard
But will the voting process be defined by things like this?

7 posted on 08/03/2020 6:11:20 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt
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To: Starboard

” That has to change, and it can very quickly if we show resolve and a willingness to confront these bullies, which is the ONLY way to stop aggression.”

I think one concern by the administration is, the CCP is on it’s knees praying that we start shooting rioters. (Figuratively.) This will give them Carte blanche to do the same in Hong Kong.

And, ultimately, the riots are likely to get the Democrats voted out of office. I say, pop a beer, sit back with some popcorn and enjoy.


8 posted on 08/03/2020 6:14:42 AM PDT by Gen.Blather (Wait! I said that out loud?)
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To: Kaslin

Toxic un-masculinity on display


9 posted on 08/03/2020 6:21:37 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security in hates:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Gen.Blather

I totally get your point and am not suggesting using lethal force. There are, however, other offensive tactics that can effectively “discourage” aggression and rioting. I’d like to see them used more to deter the destructive rioters. They earned it. ;)


10 posted on 08/03/2020 6:28:03 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Kaslin
What does it mean that most of the adults out there–parents, professionals, educators, laborers, ordinary folks–don’t seem to have the moral and intellectual wherewithal to stand up to the bullies and the dreamers and the ignorance

For a lot of us, like me, it means we wish to keep our jobs and careers - people are being fired over the most banal of comments or something they said or posted a decade ago and someone in HR dragged up.

This is the age we live in: Tyranny.

I get standing up to the bullies but it could be at great personal cost: jobs, promotions, college admissions, smearing of reputation, being blackballed, etc.

I know this is true in my case.

11 posted on 08/03/2020 6:42:40 AM PDT by Bon of Babble (In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Baby!)
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When did it become legal to block public streets? Is this the result of years of the ACLU telling us that public means you can do whatever you want, regardless of how it affects others? The cops should have arrested any protesters who ventured out into the street. Let them protest on sidewalks.

Also, when did it change so that you can say whatever you want while on the job? Roger Goodell could have nipped this whole movement in the bud by telling players they could do what they want on their own time, but when they were on the field, there were rules. It has nothing to do with what freedom of speech.


12 posted on 08/03/2020 6:53:21 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX (“It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” ― Yogi Berra)
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To: Kaslin

Another blah, blah, blah article with zero ideas on how to fight back. As TheZMan said in #3, “the quickest way to not be employed is to fight the bullies.”

I’ve read very few constructive ideas other than vote, talk to people, and carry.

I’m sorry that I don’t have any other constructive ideas.


13 posted on 08/03/2020 6:55:29 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Starboard
"We have a peaceful, voting based system in this country. Its a civilized and thoughtful process."

All remnants of civility are gone.. 3.07 million foreign born immigrants, over 37 percent of New York City residents were born in another country.. This was in 2013... I wager Portland and Seattle foreign born rates are even higher... :(

14 posted on 08/03/2020 7:02:07 AM PDT by unread (A REPUBLIC..! if you can keep it....)
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To: Kaslin

I’m real sick of it - just done with them.


15 posted on 08/03/2020 7:12:00 AM PDT by GreatRoad
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To: Kaslin

We either adhere to the rule of law as spelled out in the Constitution or loose our Republic.


16 posted on 08/03/2020 7:13:48 AM PDT by Amish with an attitude
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To: Bon of Babble
I get standing up to the bullies but it could be at great personal cost: jobs, promotions, college admissions, smearing of reputation, being blackballed, etc.

I know this is true in my case.


The latest Trump ad addresses your legitimate concerns.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FucY0Tm6XO0&feature=emb_logo
17 posted on 08/03/2020 7:19:58 AM PDT by cgbg (Masters don't want slaves talking about masters and slaves.)
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To: unread

All remnants of civility are gone.. 3.07 million foreign born immigrants, over 37 percent of New York City residents were born in another country.. This was in 2013... I wager Portland and Seattle foreign born rates are even higher... :(

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The immigrants of today are not like the immigrants back in the early 20th century. Those people were willing to work for almost nothing, and got no (0) entitlements from the government; they also did not protest and whine all the time, they also found it very hard to climb the social and civic ladder rather than being welcomed with open arms by governors and mayors and being placed on school boards and running for Congress and getting free food etc. Puleez. Do not make cardboard cutout history.


18 posted on 08/03/2020 7:40:31 AM PDT by malach (We live in interesting times.)
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To: Kaslin

Bully: Anyone who opposes any part of leftist doctrine.


19 posted on 08/03/2020 9:40:25 AM PDT by JimRed (TERM LIMITS, NOW! Build the Wall Faster! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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To: malach
"Puleez. Do not make cardboard cutout history.

Call it what you will, but what I did imply (meant to anyway) was that today's immigrants are nothing like the immigrants yesteryear.. Those Folks From Ireland, Poland, Scotland, Italy, Germany and even Japan and China were the salt of the earth.. But what really made the difference was that we eyeballed most each and every one at Ellis Island.. Those coming from Europe anyways. From the far east, I not sure sure...

Nearly all of today's bunch are coming from North Africa, the near east, Mexico and South America and they have absolutely NO intentions of assimilating.. And we have nothing like Ellis Island to help us...

The result of all of this.?? Well, like the man said, "The hand writing is on the wall"....

20 posted on 08/03/2020 11:46:36 AM PDT by unread (A REPUBLIC..! if you can keep it....)
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