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[edit] Something To Add Regarding Trump Disavowing the Alt-Right

http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2016/11/22/donald-trump-tells-new-york-times-alt-right-not-group-want-energize/dKeDMcCULAJ23k2YJJ7pdM/story.html

He might have disavowed them, but he did defend Bannon and Breitbart.Ryantherebel (talk) 20:45, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

[edit] Can you believe this?

Can you believe the British parliament? They can't be bothered to pass meaningful bills to curb poverty or reduce carbon emissions, but they do care about stopping Brits from being able to view female ejaculations on their computer screens. They haven't managed to pass successful legislation to improve healthcare or infrastructure, but they do want to make sure you can't see an entire fist being inserted into an anus or vagina. These people are fucking comically ridiculous with their priorities. It's like we're living in the fucking twilight zone. PЬFЯЗЭSPДCЗ (talk) 02:21, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

Why? Worzelpete (talk) 22:36, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
It has more to do with increasing the state's surveillance powers than it does with porn.--Owlman (talk) (mail) 23:37, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

[edit] What's bad about the whites protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline?

Is someone telling them to please stop having fun, or what's up with that? Worzelpete (talk) 00:26, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

Perhaps you should read the article. They aren't actually participating in the protest so much as they're coming there and treating it like some sort of festival. They're not helping with any of the work while also helping themselves to the camp supplies. And protests aren't supposed to be fun; they're about airing grievances and exposing an injustice. Blitz (Complaints Box) 03:32, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
Describing it as "colonization" seems just a tad over the top and as though it has pointlessly hostile racial undertones towards the white kids, not to mention it's all based on a couple eyewitness accounts and I have serious doubts (though I could be wrong obviously) that it's only "white" kids doing this but in radical-left (or at least these types of rad left) circles they're the group it's most often acceptable to broadly complain about like this so whenever they need to complain about "people" annoying them it's constantly framed as "white people". I've tried to give these identitarian far-left articles (including the ones posted here) an honest shake but to be honest I very much get more than a whiff of "UUUUUUGH WHITE PEOPLE AMIRITE?!" from virtually all of them even if I agree with the actual policy substance and makes honest disagreement impossible without being framed as a bigot (as though their often weird far-left interpretations somehow represents the agenda of most racial minorities, which comes across as a complete ironman and is not my experience as the vast majority of minorities and minority communities I know of in the "real world" are more moderate and are annoyed by these ideologues as well). Sorry for the rant but almost every hardcore, far-left identitarian who consistently talks and writes in the styles of these articles that I've known has, in the past year, become a full-blown tankie who fantasies about mass murdering people in revolutions and constantly drones on and on about "straight white males" and I'm having increased difficulty not thinking of this as a movement with an authoritarian core (or at least a large authoritarian wing). I'm going to stop talking now before I'm further interpreted as an Aneris-styled paranoiac. ClothCoat (talk) 04:27, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
Let me be absolutely clear: A revolution without dancing is a revolution not worth having. If your protest is "not supposed to be fun", you are doing it wrong. Worzelpete (talk) 18:37, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

[edit] The Varsity SJW Article

I wouldn't consider it appropriate for it to be in the WIGOW article; it'd be better to be in WIGOC or WIGOB, seeing as how it's not really news, other than that it's surprising that such an article came from a source such as The Varsity. I mean, comparing political correctness to MLM and McCarthyism with a straight face, and unironically using the term "social justice warrior?" I honestly found myself wondering why it wasn't put in WIGOC as I read it. Converted From Conservatismfrick 23:53, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

If you're familiar with the case the article is referring to, then the reason why the article adopted the language that it did would make some sort of sense.173.56.77.91 (talk) 07:54, 30 November 2016 (UTC)Krashlia
I assumed it was published as part of Prof. Peterson's anti-preferred pronoun shitstorm? Converted From Conservatismfrick 02:42, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

[edit] Anything new in the WikiLeaks leak?

Is there anything new in WikiLeaks' new entry into Cablegate? The big 'reveal' being talked about is how the CIA funded Mujahideen to find the Soviets in Afghanistan, and that they founded al-Qaeda and started causing rebellions in various Muslim countries. This of course was already known since the '70s. The tabloids are reporting mostly on the 'reveal' and all they're saying is "CIA created ISIS", which isn't accurate. So now we've got a bunch of Americans sharing articles believing they prove the government did 9/11, and Malaysians sharing articles believing they prove that every Salafi terrorist ever is actually a paid CIA agent including al-Baghdadi. Naturally, they're clogging the drains so much I can't actually find new and reliable information.-- Forerunner (talk) 01:51, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

My question is whether or not Assange knew about public knowledge of Operation Cyclone and just wanted to create a manufactroversy, or that he was seriously ignorant of this. Converted From Conservatismfrick 02:46, 3 December 2016 (UTC)
I have been looking but I haven't found anything of substance. I assume this is more of a publicity stunt than anything else.--Owlman (talk) (mail) 04:16, 3 December 2016 (UTC)
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