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Old April 28, 2019, 11:19 AM   #9
Tom Servo
Join Date: September 27, 2008
Location: Foothills of the Appalachians
Posts: 12,456
Yes, I can see how these can be mistaken for left wing hate.
Let's steer clear of left/right politics. It's part of the forum rules, and buying into that false dichotomy is what allows us to be manipulated in the first place.

Given the level of polarization, the seeming death of civility, and the ridiculous rhetoric we endure on a daily basis...well, it's hard to imagine some violence not happening. But a Preston Brooks/Charles Sumner slugfest is something altogether different than a person shooting innocents in a place of worship.

Something has gone terribly wrong with us as a society and a people, and unless that changes, things like this will keep happening. Part of that is not buying into the atmosphere of manufactured outrage and hysteria we're being fed.

(This isn't a dig at you, Mark. You just gave me the springboard.)
Sometimes it’s nice not to destroy the world for a change.
--Randall Munroe
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