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    Quote Originally Posted by swilow View Post
    Yeah, true. I agree that the emotional bonds of friendship might kinda outweight the ideological differences . . . but I actually don't know how I would react, as I've said, this has no been something I've really had to contend with.

    Out of curiousity, do you have friends that you have strong ideological differences with? No-one in the thread so far (that I've seen, and if I've missed this, I apologise in advance) has mentioned having this particular set of circumstances arise (beside maybe the OP?).
    i have a couple friends that are doing the pro-fascist trolling bullshit, but if things get so bad that i have to take up arms and fight i wouldnt hesitate to kill them if they end up being brownshirts instead of just assholes. pretty sure they dont have the conviction for that though.

    other than them i dont tolerate fascists. if your ideology is built around the idea that certain people dont deserve to exist because they're different then you should be prepared to eat a bunch of lead, because you deserve it. intolerance is hating people for what they are, hating people for what they do is how its supposed to work.
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    So when you say 'friends' you mean moreso decent acquaintances? Surely if proper friends, you have a good sense about who or what they really stand for, as human beings?
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    people change over time, especially now that fascism is the american way.
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    I doubt it really is, Tath.

    Ok so I'm not there, I have not seen what you see, at ground level.

    I have not seen any rise in fascism, it's something I have seen said as rising, unless the fight against fascism which is not there becomes fascism in itself, the clamp down on discussion by over reactive people who do this "for our own good".

    I dont like seeing people getting angrily abusive when they have never before, yet this continues to even the most polite assertion of any good seen done by Trump himself or the Republicans.

    The loss of a former ability to be objective and ability to promote talk into just baiting for reaction is now more common in people who argued the same behaviour was done by Republicans. I dont think Republicans all are fascists and will never say they are just because some ppl I like feel that way.

    Very weird, until this balanced out there is not much else anyone can say to join in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    I have not seen any rise in fascism
    thats because you've turned into a fascist sympathizer, rushing to white knight them at every opportunity
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    Quote Originally Posted by tathra View Post
    i have a couple friends that are doing the pro-fascist trolling bullshit, but if things get so bad that i have to take up arms and fight i wouldnt hesitate to kill them if they end up being brownshirts instead of just assholes. pretty sure they dont have the conviction for that though.

    other than them i dont tolerate fascists. if your ideology is built around the idea that certain people dont deserve to exist because they're different then you should be prepared to eat a bunch of lead, because you deserve it. intolerance is hating people for what they are, hating people for what they do is how its supposed to work.
    What??!! The hypertolerant people talking about killing...sure they have a very logical argument to support it. Not interested in it really, prefer open-minded people who don't want to kill the other side. Call me old-fashioned. I am from Spain we had the opportunity to go to each other's neck in our history, only fanatics from both sides are yearning for those days.
    Not to mention identity politics are only frown over when coming from the right, identity politics from the left dressed-up as patriarchy overcoming are very welcome. Nonsense is welcome too...
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    I'm not sure what Spain is all about, but here in America we have guns to settle our disputes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Hypnotist View Post
    What??!! The hypertolerant people talking about killing...
    i'm a combat veteran fam, i have context you could never understand. audie murphy (one of the most decerated soldiers ever - literally every award possible from the army, even the medal of honor while alive) said it best:

    Brigadier General Ralph B. Lovett and Lieutenant Colonel Hallet D. Edson recommended Murphy for the Medal of Honor. Near Salzburg, Austria on 2 June 1945, Lieutenant General A.M. Patch presented Murphy with the Medal of Honor and Legion of Merit for his actions at Holtzwihr. When asked after the war why he had seized the machine gun and taken on an entire company of German infantry, he replied, "They were killing my friends."
    "they were killing my friends"
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    "we're killing strangers so we don't kill the ones that we love"

    tyvm for your service tathra I hope you had a great veterans' day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain.Heroin View Post
    tyvm for your service tathra I hope you had a great veterans' day.


    i hate that i have this feeling that i'm going to have to put my skills and experience to use again in the next couple years. its seriously disconcerting that i keep switching back into "combat" mode, thinking about how to go about using my sniper, platoon sergeant, combat medic, and other skills successfully in a full MOUT insurgency operation. i fucking hate it.
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    Why don’t you do something else with your life? You seem smart enough to be able to get by doing something else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain.Heroin View Post
    Why don’t you do something else with your life? You seem smart enough to be able to get by doing something else.
    i'm doing medical/emergency medicine/psychology/neuroscience/pharmacology now, but the weapons training, warfare, and management stuff will always be a part of me
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    Quote Originally Posted by tathra View Post
    i'm doing medical/emergency medicine/psychology/neuroscience/pharmacology now
    Pfft, is that all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by swilow View Post
    Pfft, is that all?
    actually no, i'm wanting to break into law too, and i also have a background in chemistry. and even that doesnt cover everything
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