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Deck Chairs on the Titanic: US Civil War Edition
« on: June 17, 2020, 05:32:24 AM »
For all of you that would like to spend your time hastening the downfall of western civilization by stoking divisions in the USA, here's a great forum for you.


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Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: US Civil War Edition
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2020, 05:43:30 AM »
glad no one is taking me up on this
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Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: US Civil War Edition
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2020, 11:22:36 AM »
I think this thread is a good place to say that the whole Confederate flag and racism issue is likely a misunderstanding:

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An southern pastor said to his congregation, "Someone in this congregation has spread a rumor that I belong to the Ku Klux Klan. This is a horrible lie and one which a Christian community cannot tolerate. I am embarrassed and do not intend to accept this. Now, I want the party who said this to stand and ask forgiveness from God and this Christian family."

No one moved. The preacher continued, "Do you have the nerve to face me and admit this is a falsehood? Remember, you will be forgiven and in your heart you will feel glory. Now stand and confess your transgression." Again, all was quiet.

Then, slowly, a drop-dead gorgeous blonde with a body that would stop a runaway train rose from the third pew. Her head was bowed and her voice quivered as she spoke, "Reverend there has been a terrible misunderstanding. I never said you were a member of the Ku Klux Klan. I simply told a couple of my friends that you were a wizard under the sheets."
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Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: US Civil War Edition
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2020, 12:26:41 PM »
I think this thread is a good place to say that the whole Confederate flag and racism issue is likely a misunderstanding:
How dare you put a joke in the "Deck Chairs on the Titanic: US Civil War Edition" thread?

This thread is reserved for sowing hate and division and hastening the downfall of western society during one of the greatest challenges we've ever faced! Humor has no place here.

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Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: US Civil War Edition
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2020, 12:49:29 PM »
I think this thread is a good place to say that the whole Confederate flag and racism issue is likely a misunderstanding:
How dare you put a joke in the "Deck Chairs on the Titanic: US Civil War Edition" thread?

This thread is reserved for sowing hate and division and hastening the downfall of western society during one of the greatest challenges we've ever faced! Humor has no place here.

I apologize, your honor.

I will attempt to contribute appropriately.
"Human civilization? It might be a good idea." - Not Gandhi
"Before you can be rich, you must be poor." - Nef Anyo
"Money is an illusion" - Not Karl Marx
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Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: US Civil War Edition
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2020, 12:56:56 PM »
I think this thread is a good place to say that the whole Confederate flag and racism issue is likely a misunderstanding:
How dare you put a joke in the "Deck Chairs on the Titanic: US Civil War Edition" thread?

This thread is reserved for sowing hate and division and hastening the downfall of western society during one of the greatest challenges we've ever faced! Humor has no place here.

I apologize, your honor.

I will attempt to contribute appropriately.
Thank you. I appreciate that.
If we don't draw the line somewhere, then we will spend our time arguing about confederate flags and religion.

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Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: US Civil War Edition
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2020, 01:50:28 PM »
i hesitate to feed the beast but here's a recent report:
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/social_issues/40_of_gop_voters_think_civil_war_likely

These kinds of reports generally overestimate "change" and underestimate "adaptation" and the US still has huge social capital but i'm haunted presently by a section of the book The Prize (oil) by Daniel Yergin (as suggested by a CoBF member a few weeks ago). In 1978, there was an elderly, irate and expatriated Ayatollah who was heavily discounted. But he was to benefit from chaos.

BTW, the question about the "North" and the Reconstruction period was fascinating but this forum is not the place to expand on that.

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Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: US Civil War Edition
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2020, 02:11:01 PM »
i hesitate to feed the beast but here's a recent report:
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/social_issues/40_of_gop_voters_think_civil_war_likely

These kinds of reports generally overestimate "change" and underestimate "adaptation" and the US still has huge social capital but i'm haunted presently by a section of the book The Prize (oil) by Daniel Yergin (as suggested by a CoBF member a few weeks ago). In 1978, there was an elderly, irate and expatriated Ayatollah who was heavily discounted. But he was to benefit from chaos.

BTW, the question about the "North" and the Reconstruction period was fascinating but this forum is not the place to expand on that.
One way to kill this flag conversation is to write something intelligent and reference a credible article. I don't think you're feeding the beast.

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Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: US Civil War Edition
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2020, 08:32:58 AM »
I can't help but notice that SCOTUS dealt two major blows to Trump this week with the decisions written by conservative judges on the issues of DACA and LGBTQ rights.

In this time of fracture with the government sowing further division, I think this may have been a deliberate move to ask conservatives to write the decisions.

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Re: Deck Chairs on the Titanic: US Civil War Edition
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2020, 08:55:17 AM »
In the wake of the killing of two law enforcement officers in Northern California, more attention is being directed to the “boogaloo” movement, a far-right fringe group that has been tied to violence around the country.

https://news.yahoo.com/far-boogaloo-boys-linked-killing-155302810.html

But if I read Breitbart or Fox News, they are aggregating stories about violence from the left.  Trump only talks of Antifa as well.

With this talk of civil war, it is sort of obvious that the media is sowing division.

I am going to finish reading a book that I started a month ago but put down:  Manufacturing Consent by Noam Chomsky.  I'm expecting it to say "I told you so".