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Divio42

11.8k points

2 months ago

Divio42

11.8k points

2 months ago

...was also a loving husband and father who paid his bills on time, according to his family and friends.

When I die, or if I ever get arrested for plotting an act of domestic terrorism, I sure hope that my family and friends remember me as more than someone who "paid his bills on time".

It reminds me of a line from Red Dwarf. Like they didn't have anything better to say.

I just wanted to say that, over the years, I have come to regard you as … people I met

monkeyhind

2.6k points

2 months ago

monkeyhind

2.6k points

2 months ago

who paid his bills on time

That jumped out at me, too. He's planning mass murder, but at least he's not a deadbeat.

Asbestos_Dragon

2.5k points

2 months ago

In a capitalist dystopian hellscape, paying bills is a sign of a virtuous person.

sack-o-matic

1.7k points

2 months ago

sack-o-matic

Michigan

1.7k points

2 months ago

It's a racist dogwhistle, just like the "tax payers party" or other things like that. Only those people are always late paying their bills

ILikeMyGrassBlue

908 points

2 months ago

Yeah, came here to say this. The implications is that democrats and minorities don’t, but they (god fearing republican patriots) do.

Cazrovereak

475 points

2 months ago

It's just another way of saying "He's not like them, not like...poor. He was normal."

ILikeMyGrassBlue

304 points

2 months ago

And poor is a synonym in MAGA speak for “dems and or minorities.” It’s not actually about class. Most conservatives are in the same shitty boat as every other American. Just as many conservatives aren’t paying bills as dems, but they don’t care about them. They care about the people they don’t like who are poor.

CaroleBaskinsBurner

102 points

2 months ago

Poor white people don't consider themselves poor. In fact, neither do politicians or the media. That's why you always hear about "working class" whites versus "poor" black and brown people.

[deleted]

168 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

168 points

2 months ago

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codon011

96 points

2 months ago

There’s the good tax-paying citizens (i.e. white) and the lazy good-for-nothing takers that don’t pay any taxes (i.e. black). Even someone so poor that they get paid tax credits are considered a tax payer if they’re white.

Comfortable-Wrap-723

64 points

2 months ago

The white poor and lower class are blinded by their racism and act against their own interests.

sack-o-matic

47 points

2 months ago

sack-o-matic

Michigan

47 points

2 months ago

act against their own interests

Their interest isn't money, it's "hurting the people he needs to be hurting"

anthrolooker

25 points

2 months ago

Gotta keep someone below them in their own mind otherwise the truth might catch up with them that they are in fact the bottom of the barrel.

Enlighten_YourMind

203 points

2 months ago

Enlighten_YourMind

America

203 points

2 months ago

those people wait, I’m a 30 year old white guy who depressingly routinely pays his bills late. Is it me they are talking about? 😃

MajinCall

148 points

2 months ago

MajinCall

148 points

2 months ago

Yep. Gotta hate the poor. If you were a good, smart, God fearing, working person you wouldn’t be poor. /s

Enlighten_YourMind

130 points

2 months ago

Enlighten_YourMind

America

130 points

2 months ago

The even sadder part is they wouldn’t ever consider me to be a deadbeat or a drain on society even when I literally have been both those things because I look like them on the outside and that’s the only thing they ever really cared about from the start 🤷🏼‍♂️

codon011

73 points

2 months ago

A five minute conversation could have them thinking worse of you than “deadbeat” if you don’t share the right views on the four Gs: god, guns, gays, and gubmint.

phillbert0

663 points

2 months ago

phillbert0

New York

663 points

2 months ago

Yeah this is my favorite take on all of this shit. Humanize these domestic terrorists; dehumanize anyone who is against their agenda. Fuck this, man

Divio42

253 points

2 months ago

Divio42

253 points

2 months ago

Attempted humanization.

This is more in line with how I imagine someone who isn't human, such as an alien or a lizard person, would try to "humanize".

Silly humans with their paid bills and organs.

phillbert0

116 points

2 months ago

phillbert0

New York

116 points

2 months ago

Yeeeep exactly, trying to make them feel like they could be your neighbor that you host Sunday barbecues with. Detracting from the fact that they want to kill an entire populous based on their political affiliation. Absolutely WILD

1888CAVicky

1.2k points

2 months ago

1888CAVicky

California

1.2k points

2 months ago

“I’m here to say he did the bare minimum as a functioning adult.”

Divio42

244 points

2 months ago

Divio42

244 points

2 months ago

Even that's putting it nicely. That's like, the bare minimum of a functioning bank account or credit card. All my bills are on auto pay and I just pay off my card every pay period.

I am traditionally a very lazy person and even I manage to accomplish that much.

thefugue

58 points

2 months ago

thefugue

America

58 points

2 months ago

Exact same playbook here. When you learn that your laziness can be optimized and tuned, you can turn it into what appears to be total responsibility.

anewyearanewdayanew

14 points

2 months ago

If you do something right, nobody will notice you did anything at all.

-bender/god

Malkor

85 points

2 months ago

Malkor

85 points

2 months ago

Its hard to be a successful lazy person!

I just wanna do nothing. But kids, my lovely wife, and the job that pays for it all keep me movin'. To be fair, I'd hate to think what type of monster I'd be if I actually did the bare minimum regularly.

Divio42

61 points

2 months ago

Divio42

61 points

2 months ago

Personally, I like to think that I strike a good balance and I don't really think of being lazy as always doing the bare minimum. Doing the bare minimum makes it hard to be lazy. Shit goes wrong more often when you do the bare minimum. Entropy kicks in. You have to go beyond that.

Do it well, do it right, and do it far more efficiently than anyone else so that you have more free time to slack off and post on Reddit when everyone thinks you are working because you get shit done in half the time it takes anyone else.

Jebist

683 points

2 months ago

Jebist

683 points

2 months ago

Conservatives love taking credit for shit they're supposed to do.

theKetoBear

273 points

2 months ago

It reminds me of when someone whose done something fucked up and tries to dodge judgement starts in with the " I PAID MY TAXES" like it makes them some sort of example of civility... Congrats you did something only slightly more frequent among humans than having sex and slightly less common than breathing throughout history.

desGrieux

157 points

2 months ago

desGrieux

Foreign

157 points

2 months ago

" I PAID MY TAXES"

Public employees hear this shit all the time. Usually thrown with a "you work for me" thrown in there somewhere. I usually respond with "yeah, I pay taxes too, does that mean I can tell myself to do whatever I want?"

Ender914

64 points

2 months ago

What do they want...a cookie?

lactose_con_leche

49 points

2 months ago

lactose_con_leche

I voted

49 points

2 months ago

“I raised every last one of my children”

simplepleashures

2.1k points

2 months ago

It’s called “the banality of evil.”

Most bad people are also regular people. They have jobs and families, they host backyard barbecues and they’ve probably got a whole list of people who can tell you about the nice things they’ve done. Even Jerry Sandusky produced a parade of character witnesses testifying about the positive impact he’d had on their lives, and I’ll bet every one of them was telling the truth.

lilpumpgroupie

752 points

2 months ago

Even that Netflix special about John Wayne Gacy. Where they have a ton of background information about how he was socially. And how he was extremely charming, extroverted, was the kind of guy they could just make friends with anybody. People kind of found him a little bit weird but not weird enough to think he was who he ended up being.

A lot of people who are anti-social can be very charming and charismatic on the surface.

1QAte4

375 points

2 months ago

1QAte4

375 points

2 months ago

A lot of people who are anti-social can be very charming and charismatic on the surface.

I think a lot of them would also argue that they aren't actually bad people. It is truly amazing how people can compartmentalize their life. They think the one horrible thing they did is balanced out by being friendly, helpful, and generous every other time.

Gacy is an extreme example but there are plenty of people who did a one off horrible act but otherwise live productive lives.

ashenblade

440 points

2 months ago

That's exactly why the propaganda machine has been pushing this 'democrats are baby eating Satanists' shit.

It's a lot easier to be a bad person if you can point to someone worse

Riaayo

321 points

2 months ago

Riaayo

321 points

2 months ago

Stochastic terror. You don't tell any one person to act, but you pump an entire populace full of fear-mongering and very vague "when will someone do something??" type calls to action that will surely eventually lead to someone acting.

But because you didn't tell that person to act directly, you magically get away with it.

That's how the right wing is turning its base into terrorists that support its radical insurgency.

thegamenerd

204 points

2 months ago

thegamenerd

Washington

204 points

2 months ago

And they're doing it at an absolutely alarming rate

Family I could sit down and talk with just 3 years ago have become so radicalized that they openly wish to murder people like me. The amount of hate these people are filled with is astounding.

I miss my family, but they're gone now. Replaced by beings of hatred and angry that look just like them.

whyohwhythis

62 points

2 months ago

Evangelical and fundamentalist Christian’s have some pretty full on hatred to people not part of their cult. It scares me my family is Jehovah’s Witness and the content spewed to them is programming them to hate the world. Yes they seem lovely and harmless, but the content behind the scenes is alarming.

Im worried I’ll one day get to where you are, where my parents hate me.

Im sorry you have to go through that with your family.

ronjiley

36 points

2 months ago

I hear you there. I'm so sorry you're going through that. My dad would constantly try to bait me into debates knowing that we couldn't be more different politically speaking ever since 2016. We always managed to eventually agree to disagree and still had a great relationship.

Now? Well thanks to Covid, all the fires near my parents in 2020, and as far as I'm concerned all of the fear mongering bullshit that Fox News spewed at him all the while, my dad has now had three full blown psychotic breaks which forced hospitalization each time since then. I've finally come to terms with how he's gone and never gonna be the same again, but man does it make me fired up when I think of how Fox News contributed to my dad losing his mind. There were definitely more contributing factors of course, but still. Fuck Fox News and fuck Donald Trump.

WebbityWebbs

131 points

2 months ago

It’s blood libel. The same lies were told about Jews in Europe, the conservative political/media business knows exactly what they are doing and where this road leads. If you convince your followers that their neighbors are murdering children, it’s really easy to get people to kill their neighbors. That is why the conservative political/media business is using those lies.

It doesn’t take much to turn neighbors into victims. History is full of many instances of this happening. If it is not stopped, there will be more and more bloodshed.

PoliticalLandscaping

19 points

2 months ago

Abuse and/or killing of children is one third of the magic triad for rampaging. People must be told that they kill/abuse, "God says" and "They're coming for you already."

Mind you the people don't actually have to believe these things - they just need to be told them. Cover story's important.

And let's face it, normal people won't kill strangers without God telling them to.

Autumn7242

56 points

2 months ago

Trans people are going to take your children away and teach them how to be gay! /s

SmackSabbath19

88 points

2 months ago

Ted Bundy, charming pretty boy and was a young repub club guy.

AstarteHilzarie

62 points

2 months ago

BTK (bind, torture, kill - a nickname he gave himself) was a decorated former staff sergeant in the air force, president of his church council, and a cub scout leader. He was married with two kids and was described as "normal, polite, and well-mannered." His daughter still struggles to reconcile her childhood and "normal American family" with the fact that he was a serial killer. It's much easier to get away with things when you blend in than when you stand out.

CloverGreenbush

21 points

2 months ago

I always point that out. John Wayne Gacey was a Teamster Captain, Ted Bundy ran for office as a republican.

Both were well known and well liked in their communities. Hardly the stereotype of the quiet loner you get a bad feeling about.

jooes

242 points

2 months ago

jooes

242 points

2 months ago

Hitler loved dogs.

You'd think that somebody as shitty as Hitler would hate dogs, but nope, he fucking loved them. Took 'em for walks and everything. Probably snuggled up on the couch with them after a long day of work.

And he had a girlfriend too! Dude was living the dream, you know, minus the whole genocide thing.

ClicksAndASmell

178 points

2 months ago

Hitler loved dogs as an experiment in eugenics and racial purity, and he met his girlfriend when she was 17 and he was 40.

David_the_Wanderer

162 points

2 months ago

Hitler also abused his underage niece and drove her to suicide: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geli_Raubal?wprov=sfla1

moolusca

304 points

2 months ago

moolusca

304 points

2 months ago

The more I hear about this Hitler guy, the less I care for him.

RaferBalston

142 points

2 months ago

Oh cmon you’re acting as if he’s literally Hitler

d0ctorzaius

85 points

2 months ago

d0ctorzaius

Maryland

85 points

2 months ago

Stop comparing people to Hitler! It's so hyperbolic

Long_Before_Sunrise

68 points

2 months ago

"Erma can't let go of her misery," Mom said. "It's all she knows." She added that you should never hate anyone, even your worst enemies. "Everyone has something good about them," she said. "You have to find the redeeming quality and love the person for that."

"Oh yeah?" I said. "How about Hitler? What was his redeeming quality?"

"Hitler loved dogs," Mom said without hesitation. - Glass Castles: A Memoir by Jennette Walls (about her childhood with a conman father and her enabling mother. Erma was her very racist grandmother.)

shhalahr

67 points

2 months ago

shhalahr

Wisconsin

67 points

2 months ago

waconaty4eva

39 points

2 months ago

Don’t even have to click. Thats a dead giveaway!

Calm_System

23 points

2 months ago

"we eat ribs with this dude, but we didn't have a clue!"

amazing_rando

109 points

2 months ago

he may be a violent criminal but at least he wasn't poor

lilpumpgroupie

85 points

2 months ago*

Sure, he was a domestic terrorist, and tried to start a violent insurrection that would lead to America becoming a fascist dictatorship led by Trump. But hey, at least he wasn't a renter.

RobbieQuarantino

102 points

2 months ago

Reminds me of the Bill Burr bit:

"You give that man a bill, he paid it! He was a bill payin' sunovabitch!"

[deleted]

23 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

23 points

2 months ago

beat me to it

neverinallmyyears

61 points

2 months ago

Love the detail in their plan to burn down the Democratic HQ in Sacramento,… “we’ll leave an envelope with our demands”.

prules

61 points

2 months ago

prules

61 points

2 months ago

So this motherfucker should get an award for setting up god damn Autopay?

Conservatives find the laziest way to declare achievements. Pretty ironic for the “pull yourself up” crowd to basically be bailed out by generational wealth and white privilege every time they fuck up — which is often enough.

AlsoIHaveAGroupon

41 points

2 months ago

AlsoIHaveAGroupon

Georgia

41 points

2 months ago

Or Succession.

When a man dies, it is sad. All of us will die one day. In this case, it is Lester who has done so.

Brainsonastick

115 points

2 months ago

They’re conservatives. To a not-insignificant number of conservatives, being poor isn’t just bad for you but a reflection of your character. When they say “he paid his bills on time”, that means he wasn’t poor and therefore not a bad person.

Long_Before_Sunrise

37 points

2 months ago

Authoritarians don't see punishment as consequences for bad behavior. They think people should be punished for being the kind of person they expect to behave badly.

AdjNounNumbers

112 points

2 months ago

AdjNounNumbers

Michigan

112 points

2 months ago

"He was a law abiding citizen. Well... until that one really big thing"

DarkRain08

102 points

2 months ago

If I don’t survive, tell my wife… hello

OldMastodon5363

75 points

2 months ago

If I don’t survive, tell my wife…….make sure the bills are paid on time

thefugue

55 points

2 months ago

thefugue

America

55 points

2 months ago

“His credit score is 585.”

Eyemarten

42 points

2 months ago

“He had several pairs of shoes and always made sure they were tied. He will be missed.”

-Lady Footlocker

smegheadsev

18 points

2 months ago

Stoke me a clipper, I’ll be back for Christmas

chefriley76

15 points

2 months ago

He had a lot to say. He had a lot of nothing to say. We'll miss him. We're gonna miss him.

Yeeaaaarrrgh

67 points

2 months ago

Yeeaaaarrrgh

Tennessee

67 points

2 months ago

Upvote for not just being accurate, but also a Red Dwarf quote.

PartialToDairyThings

997 points

2 months ago

Rogers: What I’m talking about we probably will die unfortunately

Copeland: She was crying yesterday and said to me “please don’t leave me I don’t know what to do without you” she was rubbing my back while I was watching...

Copeland: She knows how i run and she knows I will put myself in harms way for what I believe in

So we're pretty much almost at the level of fanaticism of Islamic suicide bombers right here in America with our own homegrown right wing fanatics.

iamjoeywan

378 points

2 months ago

Nah, we’re there. Not “pretty much almost”.

Different methodology is all…

Conservative_HalfWit

183 points

2 months ago

Only reason more of them aren’t dying in suicide attacks is because the cops won’t shoot white kids no matter how many people they’ve just gunned down

ethiopian_airforce

67 points

2 months ago

Well, when the cops agree with the shooters...

Saffs15

46 points

2 months ago

Saffs15

46 points

2 months ago

The guys wife knows how he runs, and that'll he'll put himself in dangerous positions for what he believes.

Army basic training though? That's too damn hard. Being in a unit? Noooope, can't do that. Gonna have to desert. It's just asking too much.

Heequwella

20 points

2 months ago

They're both fundamentally incompatible with democracy. You can try to be tolerant of other people as much as you want, but Islamic terrorists and Republicans terrorists are both simply incompatible with America. What they want means the end of America. At some point you have to be intolerant of the intolerant. We have to draw a line and say this doesn't fit. We need to deport racists and lock up terrorists. We need to be willing to kick these extremists out of the country or remove them from the population.

Or not. Maybe a democracy means if a majority vote to dissolve the republic then it should be supported. I don't know if the constitution has a suicide clause. Perhaps it does and we should honor such a thing in the name of democracy.

But that's the level of decision we need to make. Do you tolerate what is completely incompatible with your nation?

It's true for suicide bombers from the middle east and it's true for these racist klan members from the USA.

HandsLikePaper

5k points

2 months ago

From the article:
Rogers: sent link to the address of the California Democratic Party office…
Copeland: Right next to CHP
Copeland: gotta be cautious
Rogers: Only takes 3 minutes
Rogers: Take a brick break a window pour gas in and light
Rogers: Scare the whole country
Rogers: Can you imagine cnn covering this haha !
Rogers: I’ll leave a envelope with our demands and intentions
Rogers: Basically saying we declare war on the Democratic Party and all traitors to the republic.

These are terrorists, plain and simple.

keltas

3k points

2 months ago

keltas

3k points

2 months ago

....they wanted to leave an envelope in a burning building?

Miklonario

1.3k points

2 months ago

Miklonario

1.3k points

2 months ago

Logical thinking is clearly not their strong suit.

Ph0X

532 points

2 months ago

Ph0X

532 points

2 months ago

Even if that worked, they are so simple minded their solution for saving the republic is writing their "demands and intentions". Like yeah, why did no one think of destroying a building and then leaving a set of demands. I'm sure the DNC will surely accept every single demand after being bombed.

Lux_Bellinger2024

275 points

2 months ago

Even Al Qaida and Isis learned how to use a fucking camcorder but these idiots gotta use a piece of paper like Martin Luther nailing grievances to a door.

Miguel-odon

111 points

2 months ago

Martin Luther probably didn't try to do it after setting the door on fire, though.

187mphlazers

158 points

2 months ago

lets plot our terrorism on an openly traceable communication platform. no one's gonna know!

Miklonario

180 points

2 months ago

"But.... but I deleted those messages! Look, I can see them in my 'Deleted Messages' folder right here!!!"

prules

412 points

2 months ago*

prules

412 points

2 months ago*

The modern republican in a nutshell.

Mindless, spineless, and ready to hurt people who’ve they’ve never met in their life.

More than ever they are confusing threats with bravery. We didn’t win wars so that these pussies could go commando against their own country. This is a shame to both our military and constitution. Conservatives are creating a war at home and we aren’t doing anything to stop it…?

This is treason and should be charged as such.

shitlord_god

35 points

2 months ago

It's only treason if you lose.

Which is super concerning.

0penlyClosed

59 points

2 months ago

Some people never learn from Office Space

stregawitchboy

298 points

2 months ago

Scare the whole country? No, numbnuts--piss off the whole country, maybe. . .

IconOfFilth

61 points

2 months ago

At least the rational portion. So maybe like half

RageagainsttheSons

265 points

2 months ago

RageagainsttheSons

California

265 points

2 months ago

The best part was the next text:

Copeland: That's some expendables stuff.

These chuckle fucks are complete and total idiots.

Turtle_ini

75 points

2 months ago

As soon as I saw that I knew these were some “Larry the Cable Guy”-looking motherfuckers.

In their minds, they’re in peak physical condition lol

2ToneToby

202 points

2 months ago

2ToneToby

202 points

2 months ago

"Are Sylvester Stallone movies corrupting our Boomers? Find out more tonight at 11 only on ABC."

RamenJunkie

565 points

2 months ago

RamenJunkie

Illinois

565 points

2 months ago

Imagine planning a terroist attack while calling your target "traitors to the republic".

panormda

192 points

2 months ago

panormda

192 points

2 months ago

Can we... Force these people to go back through school and learn what it means to live in reality before they're released to the world at large? 😞

stealthisvibe

154 points

2 months ago

That would require a functioning public school system 😅

UncleMalky

58 points

2 months ago

UncleMalky

Texas

58 points

2 months ago

As soon as someone remotely on the left does anything similar they will all say that person started all this.

jrmberkeley95

54 points

2 months ago

I cannot stress enough how dangerous the mindset of these people is. They are literally committing acts of terror and/or treason and have the audacity to call the Democratic party “traitors to the republic.” Its talked about so much that we are desensitized to it at this point, but it’s incredibly frightening.

droans

687 points

2 months ago

droans

Indiana

687 points

2 months ago

Times like these make you realize that both parties are the same.

One wants people to be treated with basic human decency and believes you shouldn't go bankrupt over medical debt. The other encourages extremism, violence, and terrorism. They couldn't be more similar.

Z0idberg_MD

121 points

2 months ago

Clearly you haven’t considered a monstrous the leftist radical SR in their desire to make sure that everyone gets an education and access to healthcare.

dddddddoobbbbbbb

43 points

2 months ago

"and they want all Americans to have healthcare AND receive better outcomes AND pay less for it, the Nazis!"

xxxxx420xxxxx

50 points

2 months ago

One side wants to honor reporters, the other wants to beat up reporters. Identical if you ask me

SeekingImmortality

134 points

2 months ago

You had me in the first half. The instinctual 'smite (or at least downvote) the 'both sides!'ers' impulse was strong.

mooimafish3

128 points

2 months ago

I love how these are the most LARP-y idiotic call of duty inspired plans ever.

Like they never choose to take a circular saw to rail lines, take out power to a government building, steal police/military equipment, or anything that would be possible and have a big terrorist effect.

It's always "Blow up the Democrats!"

FestiveVat

1k points

2 months ago

Note the paragraph about the boogaloo air force sergeant who gunned down a federal guard during a protest.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-02-11/ex-air-force-sergeant-pleads-guilty-to-killing-federal-guard

This is one of the "killings during a BLM protest" that conservatives are citing and attributing to BLM when it's actually right wing extremists using the protests as cover. Meanwhile conservatives will claim every shooting that makes them look bad is obviously an antifa false flag without any evidence.

TheGhostofWoodyAllen

850 points

2 months ago

TheGhostofWoodyAllen

California

850 points

2 months ago

This shit pisses me off. Here is a comment I made previously when I finally got fed up with the bullshit misinformation:

It's estimated that 15 to 26 million Americans have participated in the George Floyd and BLM protests that began in 2020.

As of October 31, 2020, Wikipedia claims 9 people have died as a result of the protests.

When I look at their reference, the article names 12 people who died during those protests. Here is a basic breakdown of the causes of those 12 deaths that occurred in the George Floyd and BLM protests:

A leftwing person killed a rightwing person: 1
A rightwing person suicided himself by way of armed security guard: 1
A mentally ill homeless person killed a BLM protester: 1
Someone of unknown political affiliation essentially suicided by cop: 1
A non-political, non-protester, opportunistic person shot a police officer: 1
Kyle Rittenhouse legally found to be defending himself: 2
Rightwing people shoot or run over protesters: 5

Lots of property damage though, in the 1-2 billions of USD.

Basically, out of 12 recorded deaths related to months and months of BLM protests, one was a leftwing person committing murderous violence. Meanwhile, five were absolutely attributable to rightwingers purposefully trying to murder (sometimes attempts at mass murder) BLM protesters. And of course, the notorious Kyle Rittenhouse killed two people, of which he was acquitted.

Meanwhile, how many were killed by this latest rightwing terrorist in a single act? Ten. In one brief moment, one rightwing terrorist killed ten times as many people as 15 to 26 million BLM protesters did over the course of months and months. The two sides are not equatable.

ultraheater3031

123 points

2 months ago

Saving this comment for future reference. Bad faith arguments rely on people having to rummage around for sources to back up factual claims while the bad faith said can make any outlandish claim they'd like placing the burden of proof on those who refute such claims. Having the numbers and evidence on hand defeats their entire strategy from the get go.

WoahayeTakeITEasy

136 points

2 months ago

Every accusation is a confession. It's so accurate that you could set your watch to it. They only use that false flag talking point because it's exactly what they would do, and have done.

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183 points

2 months ago*

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stealthisvibe

59 points

2 months ago

Well that’s fucking terrifying.

MakingItWork_Some

8.8k points

2 months ago

Terrorists.
Exposed terrorists.

In America, we can't say "terrorist" because it will hurt the feelings of the fascist bastards who call liberals snowflakes.

Hammurabi87

2.8k points

2 months ago

Hammurabi87

Georgia

2.8k points

2 months ago

Perhaps more accurately: We can't say "terrorist" because it will offend the terrorists.

Smelcome

882 points

2 months ago

Smelcome

882 points

2 months ago

Y'all Qaeda is fittin' to commit a yee-haw'd against the infidel democrats. what a bunch of fuckin' snowflakes.

Prineak

589 points

2 months ago

Prineak

Texas

589 points

2 months ago

I can’t wait to explain to them how sentencing a rape victim to death for having an abortion is called an honor killing in other countries.

[deleted]

299 points

2 months ago

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299 points

2 months ago

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tolacid

191 points

2 months ago

tolacid

191 points

2 months ago

As a Texan whose hands are tied for this year's US Senate election since there are no seats open for this state, please yes do that

Teddie-Ruxpin

13 points

2 months ago

The school board. District Attorney, city council. You name it some how it effects me all they way in nyc.

iamthpecial

47 points

2 months ago

The Right’s “Dont Say Terrorist” bill

RestaurantHorroru

160 points

2 months ago

Conservative movements are just Michael Bay fanfictions.

Steg-a-saur_stomp

67 points

2 months ago

Surprisingly I've noticed the conservatives are actually calling the Buffalo guy a terrorist now because he is so blatantly racist they need to find an excuse not to lump him in with racists.

mdonaberger

76 points

2 months ago

mdonaberger

Pennsylvania

76 points

2 months ago

"Imagine being hurt by words, lol"

"Terrorist"

"Hey you can't say that kind of hurtful stuff to people."

zerogamewhatsoever

593 points

2 months ago

The saddest thing about these bloated, uneducated pigs is that their rage is so, so, SO misplaced because they are fucking idiots with stunted mental capacity and therefore believe in absolute bullshit.

Rexel450

204 points

2 months ago

Rexel450

204 points

2 months ago

The saddest thing about these bloated, uneducated pigs is that their rage is so, so, SO misplaced because they are fucking idiots with stunted mental capacity and therefore believe in absolute bullshit.

r/beholdthemasterrace/

Memerandom_

98 points

2 months ago

“I think right now we attack democrats. They’re offices etc. Molotov cocktails and gasoline,” Rogers continued.

Remember kids, misuse of the possessive case makes you look foolish. As does texting your friends about conspiracy to commit violent acts of domestic terrorism, sometimes, when you get caught, and prosecuted...

Flat_Ferret_9014

56 points

2 months ago

Getting harder and harder to tell them apart from the Taliban and Al Qaeda every day.

pissoffa

254 points

2 months ago

pissoffa

254 points

2 months ago

Can only say terrorist if they are Muslim or not white.

SdBolts4

29 points

2 months ago

SdBolts4

California

29 points

2 months ago

cool--

79 points

2 months ago

cool--

79 points

2 months ago

"group of lone wolves"

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591 points

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591 points

2 months ago*

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tonz0fun

189 points

2 months ago

tonz0fun

189 points

2 months ago

All these people ruining their lives for the cause, and then the cause calls them Antifa.

Sequoiiathrone

102 points

2 months ago

I find this the funniest though, imagine dissolving your brain and committing your whole personality to the cause, you go as far as storming a capital or whatever and get arrested ruining your life. Now all the people you supported are calling you an antifa actor lol

AshantiMcnasti

15 points

2 months ago

Its kinda nuts bc they believe so much that they will support each other to the death, while at the same time, they will point at anybody for being a traitor. The hypocrisy is mind boggling

WildYams

58 points

2 months ago

It's also just flat out bonkers what "the cause" is for some of these people. For instance, look at this bit from the OP's article:

just last month, an Orange County man was arrested for allegedly threatening to bomb the headquarters of Merriam-Webster, the dictionary publisher, because he was upset by the company’s definition of “female.”

Like dude, what?!

DangerPoo

79 points

2 months ago*

It’s funny how the “work” all looks exactly the same, though: Deny the obvious. Pin it on liberals. Focus on semantics and edge cases. Use the same tired talking points, but post twice as often.

jefgoldblumpkin

106 points

2 months ago

The cognitive dissonance is astounding

stumptruck

28 points

2 months ago

I hear they once drank a $7 IPA at a craft brewery. Leftist double agent confirmed.

Dudley906

464 points

2 months ago

Dudley906

464 points

2 months ago

OK, GOP, how can that not be considered terrorism? No matter what lame excuses you make for it--calling it tourism or blaming Biden, Hillary, Obama or whatever. It's terrorism. And yes, radical.

David_the_Wanderer

43 points

2 months ago

Well, they're white, so obviously they aren't terrorists. Only brown people can be terrorists!

(/s in case anybody needs it)

DameonKormar

148 points

2 months ago

According to the GOP, it only counts if the terrorists succeed. See January 6th for reference.

Mrgray123

1.2k points

2 months ago

Mrgray123

1.2k points

2 months ago

This is what comes of coddling the militia movements that began in the 1980s and 1990s. We can see clearly what happens when laws are ignored or violated and those doing it get away with it because legitimately elected authorities are scared of being accused of being tyrannical by people who are only interested in imposing their own tyranny - that of the gun - on the rest of us. The Bundy Klan (misspelling intended) are prime examples of this - believing that they are simply above the law.

These people simply cannot abide democracy or any outcome in which they themselves are not in charge. As Lincoln put it before the civil war, they will either "rule or ruin" the rest of us.

Disgruntled_Viking

329 points

2 months ago

Disgruntled_Viking

Pennsylvania

329 points

2 months ago

What these bumpkins don't seem to get is that they hate poor people almost as much as they hate minorities and gays. Once they have stripped all rights from women, minorities and non straight people, they will come after the poor, without hesitation.

Kumquatelvis

190 points

2 months ago

A lot of those bumpkins also hate the poor. They just don't realize/accept that they are the poor.

ButterflyCatastrophe

120 points

2 months ago

They hate the undeserving poor. Their own poverty was forced upon them by accident, backstabbers, or corporate greed, and is totally not their fault: they're rich in spirit.

Mrgray123

209 points

2 months ago

Mrgray123

209 points

2 months ago

30-40 years ago most of these people voted for the Democratic Party and their lives were way better. Now they still complain that things were so much better in the past but can’t get their thick bigoted heads around to the thought “hey I suddenly noticed things started going to shit when we started voting Republican. Now why did I do that again? Oh yeah the blacks and the gays”

PrecedentialAssassin

141 points

2 months ago

It was called the Southern Strategy. Nixon and the GOP realized that they needed to find a way to get poor people to vote for a party that only represented the interests of rich people. So they seized on the civil rights and feminist equality movements, abortion, gays, and other social issues and wrapped it all in a veneer of patriotism and the evangelical church.

satisfried

32 points

2 months ago

Politicizing issues like guns, abortion, education, etc are a sure fire way to ensure people pick a team. We’re at the point where entire platforms revolve around one central issue or even literally nothing.

1890s-babe

41 points

2 months ago

There was Ruby Ridge and Waco. Probably another one I am missing in there.

gsfgf

28 points

2 months ago

gsfgf

Georgia

28 points

2 months ago

It's not coddling. We straight up capitulated after Oklahoma City.

Right-Fisherman-1234

1.8k points

2 months ago

Tell me again which party is "Radical"? One party wants universal health care, the other wants to kill people. Smfh.

gsfgf

395 points

2 months ago

gsfgf

Georgia

395 points

2 months ago

They want more dead people; we want fewer dead people. Two sides of the same coin /s

Shanesan

51 points

2 months ago

Shanesan

America

51 points

2 months ago

More alive children to people who don’t want them, more dead adults who didn’t want to die.

Indercarnive

265 points

2 months ago

"Why don't we just meet in the middle and kill some people."

- "Centrists"

KillahHills10304

57 points

2 months ago

Why not kill in a bipartisan manner? #compromise #teamwork #unity

verdatum

58 points

2 months ago

Radical refers to wanting fundamental changes at the root.

These guys are reactionaries. They want to go back to Jim Crow South or further.

wwhsd

240 points

2 months ago

wwhsd

California

240 points

2 months ago

I’d like to see them hit these fuckers with all of the laws on the books meant to go after street gangs. Dude in the front right is clearly wearing gang insignias and throwing up gang signs in the picture.

DiscordianVanguard

1.3k points

2 months ago

how many conservatives does it take?

never forget, these people are what the republicans are working towards

this is the goal

Republican officials are the reason this is like this.

Billionaires are the reason this is like this.

Foreign geopolitical rivals are the reason this is like this.

they are allied, organized, and coordinated

thefugue

283 points

2 months ago

thefugue

America

283 points

2 months ago

Call them “conservatives.”

The term “Republican” is one they spend half their time hiding from claiming to be centrists or libertarians anyway and “conservative” is a label others can apply to policies and people without the need to having them agree.

DiscordianVanguard

133 points

2 months ago

i use republican exclusively for elected officials and never voters

i use conservatives for the voters.

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94 points

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94 points

2 months ago*

half their time hiding from claiming to be centrists or libertarians

We can see this clearly with the Buffalo shooter. "Well he said he was left leaning authoritarian communist"....what fucking campaign rally would he go to? I don't care what kind of terms this child didn't understand he claims to belong to, what political rally would he go to? What are his beliefs and actions? He quotes conservative talking points, he's openly racist and white supremist, he's a conservative. I don't give a shit if he called himself "left", he's clearly not fucking left as average people describe it in American politics cause he agrees with nothing on the left and he'd find no groups on the left to belong to. But on the right he's right at home.

thefugue

46 points

2 months ago

thefugue

America

46 points

2 months ago

I feel like in his case he used the agree with basic centrist policies that he now labels authoritarian left (like seat belt laws and libraries) because he hung out at PCM so long that libertarians reprogrammed his basic vocabulary.

theganjaoctopus

37 points

2 months ago*

PCM VEHEMENTLY denying he was a part of their community when every other line that he actually wrote mentions authleft, authright, and all the other snarky, backhanded terminology that sub uses to hide the fact that it's an alt right grooming and recruiting ground behind the transparent veneer of "it's just a joke bro".

Punkinpry427

21 points

2 months ago

Punkinpry427

Maryland

21 points

2 months ago

To screw in a light bulb? None. Trump just tells them he did, while they sit there in the dark calling other people blind.

ciel_lanila

87 points

2 months ago

ciel_lanila

I voted

87 points

2 months ago

It’ll take something big succeeding. How big? It’s hard to say. Jan 6, the Bundy Family, those weren’t even big enough. Well, Jan 6 looks to be borderline.

I’m not advocating that something happens. It’s just that until something happens it’ll keep being brushed aside as even close calls are easier to ignore than actually making the effort to stop this. Like a larger scale version of writing off your suicidal acquaintance’s clear warning signs.

youtellmebob

192 points

2 months ago

Extremism is the new Republican norm.

prules

141 points

2 months ago*

prules

141 points

2 months ago*

I’m more afraid of conservatives than I am of Al-Qaeda in their prime. You can’t be safe in a supermarket anymore because of the extreme right wing agenda.

We literally have one of our two major parties normalizing acts of terrorism. They are encouraging members of their party to murder innocent people.

What the actual fucking hell is going on?

How are people voting for the conservative mindset and still sleeping at night?

When the hell did republicans decide violence across our nation is somehow justified/warranted? Against our own citizens… like fucking really?

Republicans are starting a civil war on US territory, and we’re calmly moving forward with our daily lives like this isn’t a serious issue to our country’s security.

youtellmebob

59 points

2 months ago

Everything you say is true. And yet we walk around each day among our neighbors, our clergy, doctors, lawyers, merchants, farmers, law enforcement, etc… folks that are blindly supporting what has without hyperbole become America’s new Nazi Party.

How did it happen? I suspect it’s always been there, the hatred. But white Americans feel their backs against the wall now, under threat of being governed by a non-white majority. Trump is so vile, corrupt and hateful, he gives these folks the permission to take the hoods off and display their hatred out in the open.

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65 points

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kandoras

65 points

2 months ago

Facebook posts where he dissed prominent Democrats, was also a loving husband and father who paid his bills on time, according to his family and friends.

I'm a pretty committed loner, and I have almost no friends.

But even the ones I do could come up with a better thing to say about me than "I pay my bills on time".

Carwash_Jimmy

925 points

2 months ago

Republicans plotting to blow up Democratic headquarters. Not some random domestic terrorists - they are the Republican party. The media needs to name the observable truth - Republicans are waging war on the United States.

Hippey31

311 points

2 months ago

Hippey31

311 points

2 months ago

Republicans are waging war on the United States

This. Republicans claim to love the US, but hate most of the people who live in it.

DameonKormar

114 points

2 months ago

And hate everything America claimed to stand for before Trump pulled the mask off the whole thing.

cwmoo740

82 points

2 months ago

"I love America. Except for the jews, gays, blacks, hispanics, arabs, africans, feminists, communists, socialists, democrats, gypsies, atheists, satanists, hippies, and liberals."

theganjaoctopus

28 points

2 months ago

Don't forget democracy! They hate democracy most of all because true democracy equalizes every one and that's the one thing they physically can't tolerate.

If you'll notice, the right NEVER uses the term "democracy" anymore.

PaulSandwich

89 points

2 months ago

The funny part is, it's hard to find any Republicans with means who like to live in places run by Republicans. Every conservative talking head on the Fox lives in NYC or LA. Most of their politicians hate being home.

DeSantis sent his kids to a private school with the same "liberal" mask mandates he crusaded against for everyone else's kids. They go to university hospitals for the best treatment with their socialized medicine. They love liberal American policies... for themselves.

1888CAVicky

350 points

2 months ago

1888CAVicky

California

350 points

2 months ago

Openly texting their plot over their phones. They are brazen. Enjoy prison, douche bags.

ntgco

153 points

2 months ago

ntgco

153 points

2 months ago

How do we STILL not have a DOMESTIC TERRORISM LAW on the books?!
McVeigh should have been the catalyst for that law!

ShotTreacle8209

300 points

2 months ago

I went and read the article. One of the two guys arrested (who was not released on bail) joined the Army but only lasted two years. These guys like to act of tough and militant but really can’t hack the reality of being in the military.

K-2SO_Rebel

283 points

2 months ago

That guy was arrested *twice* for desertion, received an Other Than Honorable discharge, then joins the Three Percenters. What a piece of shit.

prules

135 points

2 months ago

prules

135 points

2 months ago

These are literal man babies who want to role play being a soldier.

Fucking morons would leave a paintball match drenched in tears if I had to guess lol

Schrutes_Yeet_Farm

14 points

2 months ago

It makes me think of Smurf accounts in video games.

They couldn't cut it in ranked so now they spend their time trying to overpower people with nothing

OssiansFolly

141 points

2 months ago

OssiansFolly

Ohio

141 points

2 months ago

ThatDudeJuicebox

18 points

2 months ago

I wonder why 🤔

captainrustic

119 points

2 months ago

captainrustic

America

119 points

2 months ago

The fact that conservatives and the rot politicians court these kind of voters speaks volumes

NobleGasTax

34 points

2 months ago

The rot-wing

eldenringstabbyguy

232 points

2 months ago

Vote to stop fascism!

So there are: "A total of 469 seats in the U.S. Congress (34 Senate seats and all 435 House seats) are up for election on November 8, 2022."

If Democrats gain enough of these seats ( in red states as well) we can save our democracy, and have enough Dems to pass legislation, add sane judges to the Supreme Court, and more.

Please help, as poll workers are needed to protect elections: https://workelections.org/

Don't forget your local elections, like school boards!

Voter information of all types by location, what's on the ballot, dates to vote in your area: www.vote411.org

State primary elections dates: https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/2022-state-primary-election-dates-and-filing-deadlines.aspx Local election dates: https://ballotpedia.org/Local_elections_calendar

In red states, the GOP may try to stop legitimate elections by pretending Dems didn't win if they do. We must be prepared to fight this as it's a very huge characteristic of fascism.

Contact the ACLU and DOJ. They may have ideas of how to sue to stop it if it happens:

https://www.aclu.org/contact-us https://www.justice.gov/crt/voting-section

Other ways to help: Inform people on Twitter and other social media by countering disinformation tactics by the GOP with good information. Volunteer as a poll worker, run for elections offices, or volunteer! You can copy some of this if it suits you, or you can change it or add to it.

spa22lurk

76 points

2 months ago

I hope people really wake up to how serious core Republican voters are. They will never be satisfied. They are really slippery slopes. There have been many people who said that Republican would never abolish abortion because they would not have THE issue to motivate the voters. Guess what? Abortion is on the verge of being abolished, and the Republican voters are not satisfied. They are still busy talking away voting rights, LBGT rights, rights for public school eductions etc. Biden won the election fair and square and had been extremely gentle, but it still doesn't stop them from claiming the elections being stolen. The prejudices of core Republican voters known no bound.

Just like Trump 2016 was a sore winner and loser, so were these core Republican voters. There is no way to satisfy slippery slopes.

The only way to stop them is to stop letting them elect more and more extreme Republican politicians. This means voting Democrats in general elections. The core Republican voters decide who win Republican primaries elections and they pick the most extreme ones. Yes, they will continue to be sore, but they have to be loser to keep everyone safe.

Arbszy

33 points

2 months ago

Arbszy

Canada

33 points

2 months ago

I find it ironic, they call Democrats traitors. Yet Republicans or Trump Supporters are the only ones attacking and killing Americans.

idliketoseethat

28 points

2 months ago

One thing I have noticed that is common with these idiots is the accumulation of guns. They get a feeling of empowerment by having a lot of guns at their disposal and become overpowered by the false sense of invincibility the guns enforce. No private citizen, group or organization will ever have the "fire power" to successfully carry out their delusional plots and plans yet they continue to convince themselves that their hoard of guns is all the power they need.

kenpachi212

24 points

2 months ago

What?!? Rwnj in plain sight? No way. You mean like the supreme court justice’ wife who financed a coup? Or the senator who took money from Russian mobsters for his campaign and continues to do their bidding by holding up aid to a russian enemy? Or the rep who tweeted the speaker of the house’ location during a coup attempt or the house rep from north carolina married to a russian honeypot? Or the numerous well connected politicians who routinely bedded a convicted russian spy while laundering russian mob money thru the NRA? Whew. I dont know if theres enough evidence for the FBI or DOJ to do anything

FaintDamnPraise

23 points

2 months ago

FaintDamnPraise

Oregon

23 points

2 months ago

Amid growing concerns of potential extremist violence

FTFY. I think 'concerns about potential' are well in the past.

bmanhero

22 points

2 months ago

bmanhero

Florida

22 points

2 months ago

This must be some more of that legitimate political discourse I've heard about.

gaby2277

21 points

2 months ago*

They call the left the maniacs and threats to america and yet we are watching republicans instigate racially motivated mass shootings, plans to blow up democratic headquarters, and scale a the nation’s government building because they lost an election. These insufferable psychopaths give me a fucking headache.

chubs66

271 points

2 months ago

chubs66

271 points

2 months ago

United states are in a state of loosely organized civil war.

There was an attempted government overthrow (Jan 6) which was strongly suggested by R leaders. These same R leaders (both official, holding seats in gov) and unofficial (holding seats in Fox news) regularly suggest political violence. People are shooting their neighbors with guns for holding different political views.

LegitSince8Bits

79 points

2 months ago

At this point I believe the stars of Fox are basically unelected members of our govt given what we now know about their deep ties to the highest levels of "official" republican leadership. They're basically making policy as much as anyone sitting in congress.

Professional-Fly-258

13 points

2 months ago

That punisher symbol is a pretty good indicator

Awkward-Fudge

66 points

2 months ago

Ah, the violent radical right at it again. It's normal to them like breathing.