Tom Cotton provides insight into the Trump consciousness.
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Tom Cotton thought he was just defending the traditional Thanksgiving story from leftist revisionists, but he unintentionally revealed much about the way the Trumpite brain works to sift through information and hold on to cherished notions and comforting parables that reinforce American exceptionalism and racial entitlement. Cotton reassures us that we learned all we need to know in the third grade when we heard the story of how the Pilgrims came here to escape religious persecution, how they were best buddies with the Indians, how they pure of heart and noble of motive because they were sent by God, and so on. Cotton’s rant illustrates how he and his fellow travelers intentionally embrace ignorance because ignorance provides refuge for bigotry. By making ignorance and bigotry appear godly and patriotic, anything can be justified.
November 19, 2020 at 6:36 PM #379657SatanParticipant
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….for when he openly sided with a hostile foreign power (NuttyYahoo & the Likud terrorists) over the US when the Obama administration chose NOT to start World War III in Iran.
Instead he will be the first dictator of the New Confederate States of AmeriKKKa after the 2024 “election”, assuming the Biden administration is the 666% total failure that their cabinet picks (so far) indicate they will be.
*the death penalty probably still applies to treason charges, but I didn’t want this thread to become a debate on capital punishment, so let him rot in prison. And then burn in Hell, of course!
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy
November 19, 2020 at 6:56 PM #379662FasttenseParticipant
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Stupid, ignorant people are easier to fool
November 20, 2020 at 3:46 AM #379847mrdmkParticipant
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From the O.P.’s link:
He also drew criticism over the summer for a New York Times op-ed headlined “Send In the Troops,” in which he called for “an overwhelming show of force to disperse, detain and ultimately deter lawbreakers” and stop an “orgy of violence,” as he characterized the long-running protests, only occasionally turning violent, across the nation in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police.
Times staffers revolted over the paper’s decision to publish Cotton’s column, with dozens of reporters, columnists, editors and producers tweeting: “Running this puts black @nytimes staff in danger.” The Times later said that it had made a mistake in publishing the Cotton column, and opinion-page editor James Bennet resigned.
This was not Cotton’s Op-Ed. The New York Times Editing Staff invited Cotton to do a piece on the riots, then rewrote the piece (edited) and put Cotton’s name on it. The chief editor at The New York Times was fired (the guy was a right-wing hack). Some staff editors were fired. Then the Atlantic writes a letter about, “Cancel Culture”. The media was just shit-stirring.
As far as the New York Times 1619 Project, it was done with an agenda. It did a total disservice to race relations in the U.S.A. Although it is true when Europeans came to the North American Continent, they did have slaves. They did bring blacks, but also attempted enslaving the American Indians. Enslaving the American Indians did not work out because they were getting sick and dying in droves. Yet, the Revolution War started in 1775 was not about keeping slaves in the U.S.A. It was about a lot of events and concerns, not slavery. The New York Times made a big mistake with that opinion.
If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields
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