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Re: Best Political Cartoons
« Reply #5940 on: October 05, 2018, 10:12:22 pm »
Well, yeah males can be victims of sexual assault too. Still, it doesn't piss me off. Guess I don't take it personally.

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« Reply #5941 on: October 11, 2018, 02:24:55 am »
Did davedan post this one already? Because it's another glorious, glorious Garrison.

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« Reply #5942 on: October 11, 2018, 09:39:41 am »
I love how Garrison makes Drumpf look like a miniboss from a Yakuza game.  Ya know, the kinda guy that either gets beaten into mulch by Kiryu or cut into pieces by Majima before we figure out who the big bad guy is.
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Re: Best Political Cartoons
« Reply #5943 on: October 15, 2018, 05:56:23 pm »
The thing about Garrison is that he can be relied upon to parrot current right wing talking points, in this one that the US is not a democracy but a Republic, and that democracy itself is bad:

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« Reply #5944 on: October 15, 2018, 07:23:25 pm »
I have to wonder if these people who parrot the "republic not a democracy" talking point actually know the context.

Way way back in the late 18th century, "democracy" meant "direct democracy" (think ancient Athens) and "republic" meant "representative democracy" (think all democratic countries today--Switzerland's probably the closest to a direct democracy, but there are important checks on the power of the voters as a legislative body). Athenian democracy was essentially mob rule, and Madison et al were desperate to avoid that (see, for instance, Federalist No. 55). Hence they set up a republic (ie a representative democracy) specifically to hold the power of the mob in check. (Hence why the President is elected indirectly and the Senate was initially also elected indirectly.)

So technically the people who say "republic not a democracy" are right, if you're 225 years behind in your definitions.
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Re: Best Political Cartoons
« Reply #5945 on: Today at 01:15:12 am »
Republic just means that it's not ruled by a king.
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Re: Best Political Cartoons
« Reply #5946 on: Today at 02:03:22 am »
I have to wonder if these people who parrot the "republic not a democracy" talking point actually know the context.

Way way back in the late 18th century, "democracy" meant "direct democracy" (think ancient Athens) and "republic" meant "representative democracy" (think all democratic countries today--Switzerland's probably the closest to a direct democracy, but there are important checks on the power of the voters as a legislative body). Athenian democracy was essentially mob rule, and Madison et al were desperate to avoid that (see, for instance, Federalist No. 55). Hence they set up a republic (ie a representative democracy) specifically to hold the power of the mob in check. (Hence why the President is elected indirectly and the Senate was initially also elected indirectly.)

So technically the people who say "republic not a democracy" are right, if you're 225 years behind in your definitions.


These are the same people who say shit like "the KKK was founded by Democrats!". It's convenient for them to pretend that politics and political definitions haven't changed in hundreds of years because it does things like make dumbshit undecided voters think that the Democrats are the racists, even though the modern Klan and neo-NAZIs didn't vote for Clinton. They rely on people being lazy and not wanting to do their own research, even though it takes less research and more extremely basic reasoning starting with how the fucking Klan and neo-NAZIs don't vote for Democrats.
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« Reply #5947 on: Today at 02:07:34 am »
Republic just means that it's not ruled by a king.

I know that, I'm pointing out what it meant way back then when most countries were monarchies.

It is a case of denying definitional shift, as Cloud noted.
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It doesn't concern you, Sister, that kind of absolutist view of the universe? Right and wrong determined solely by a single all-knowing, all powerful being whose judgment cannot be questioned and in whose name the most horrendous acts can be sanctioned without appeal?

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Being required by someone else’s religious beliefs to behave contrary to one’s sexual identity is degrading and disrespectful.