- Nov 11, 2015
Let's get a cpl things 1st...I'm neither Republican or Democrat...I do not affiliate with either party...I am a realist because both try to separate and divide for their own individual agenda and screw the average man in the long run. I have no problem if u believe a certain type of way but when u retort views of certain people who have questionable backgrounds like candace Owen's or Ben Carson that sprew SWS alt right rhetoric yes I'm going to call it out and debunk it. Also jus because I feel a certain way dont think I'm being "influenced" by another group or white people are influencing me like I'm not smart enough so some white person is behind it. That's an insult to think we cant have our own mind to think for ourselves. Again u have a right to ur own opinions its ur uncredited receipts that get my attention.I wasn't going to post anymore regarding this topic, but felt I needed to after your comment. I'm not addressing the issue directly but CougarsDad, your viewpoint. This is the problem I see in society. People like yourself, correct me if I'm wrong, who come from a more liberal viewpoint, automatically assume that people like Ben Carson, Candice Owens, and others who are more conservative, are nut jobs and shouldn't be heard. That's my assumption. If my assumption is incorrect, I apologize and please correct me.
Thus, regardless of the issue, tearing down of monuments, renaming schools, how to run local, state or national government, or whatever other issue is the issue of the day, those two viewpoints pretty much always react the same way...either ignore, consider them a nutcase or dismiss or "cancel" them. Don't think I'm picking on liberals, as conservatives do the same thing.
So, CougarsDad, I've come to discover that no matter what I posted, because I come from a more conservative viewpoint, you wouldn't accept it and others on this board, who have the same viewpoint as you, wouldn't accept it either, if your beliefs and perceptions lead to automatically dismissing someone who doesn't share the same view, as a nutjob. Not a good way to have true and honest discussion. This is why this country is so divided. Each side isn't wiling to compromise on anything. Each side doesn't even want to truly listen to the other's viewpoint.
So, tell me, I'll ask you like I've asked others. People like Dr. Carson, who is successful, Candice Owens, or someone who wears a MAGA hat, should automatically be dismissed? If so, why? Should someone like Barrack Obama be automatically dismissed by conservatives? If so, why? The answer is no on both counts.