Squrlz4Ever

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squrlz4ever wrote:
thething911 Thanks. It's all good; I liked the exercise. I'm hoping a few IAB'ers out there found it helpful.
squrlz4ever wrote:
DrCribbens DrCribbens, please send me an email at squrlz4ever(at)gmail.com. Once you've gotten my addy here, respond with an "OK" to this comment and I'll self-delete this. Thanks.
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littlemissqt Cutie, please send me an email at squrlz4ever(at)gmail.com. Once you've gotten my addy here, respond with an "OK" to this comment and I'll self-delete this. Thanks.
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squrlz4ever wrote:
holygod I think the neighbors could hear the LOL that generated on this end.
squrlz4ever wrote:
~Squrlz hands the neo-Nazi a box of tissues~ Buck up, buttercup.

This is the guy that went on TV threatening people and saying "more people are going to die." And now he's getting all teary-eyed and appealing for sympathy.

Why does this type of behavior seem so familiar? You know, spewing hatred and then playing the victim card? It's as if I've seen something just like it in the past month or so. It's an eery feeling of déjà vu.
squrlz4ever wrote:
scheckydamon Spoken like a true veteran of the domestic home front. I like you, Schecky. Despite the fact that you eat the occasional squirrel.
squrlz4ever wrote:
monkwarrior It's an interesting video. The man's ideas are fairly complex so I may not be able to do this in one sentence, but I'll try.

You will (almost certainly) marry the wrong person because our ideas of love are shaped in childhood, where love was tied not only to happiness but also to disappointment, suffering, and maybe even cruelty (from our parents and other sources); consequently, almost all of us unconsciously seek out relationships that produce the kinds of love we are familiar with, rather than the kinds of love that would be better and healthier for us. Despite this problem, most of us, he argues, wind up with a love that is good enough, if not ideal.

Okay, that was two sentences, and the first one was compound. But that's a fairly good précis.
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markust123 Markust, please send me an email at squrlz4ever(at)gmail.com. Once you've gotten my addy here, repond with an "OK" to this comment and I'll self-delete this. Thanks.
squrlz4ever wrote:
faustsshadow I didn't know you're a teacher. Go you. My mother is a retired U.S. History and Humanities teacher and (at the latter part of her career) a school district administrator. It sounds like you're doing a great job with your students. You're also the kind of IAB'er that we need more of.
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faustsshadow Well, I can understand that. These are turbulent political times.

BTW, many months ago, I believe I treated you not very nicely regarding the question, Is America a democracy? I've been meaning to apologize.

I still strongly believe it's important for all Americans to understand and acknowledge that America is a democracy (an indirect democracy, to be specific). Recent events, with Americans marching in pro-Nazi demonstrations, only bolster my beliefs on the matter.

But I didn't need to be so haughty about it when we were disagreeing. So please accept a belated apology. I've been reading your comments in various threads in the months since and you have a lot of intelligent observations.
squrlz4ever wrote:
5cats What's the matter, 5Cats? In a grumpy mood today?
squrlz4ever wrote:
Fojos I wouldn't say this meme equates American GIs with the Antifa. It refers to them as "anti-fascists," which they most emphatically were.

In terms of my remark to Mikesex, yes, I guess I did accept his tongue-in-cheek characterization of GIs as Antifa. I took it as a facetious remark that served to make a point. I wouldn't get too worked up about it. I don't think anyone thinks Mike was saying that WW2 American GIs were all strident leftists.

I understand you're from Sweden. I lived in Finland for awhile and traveled a bit in Sweden. Pratar du svenska? Varifrån kommer du?
squrlz4ever wrote:
insaneai I just gave you one example above, which you are ignoring. Why anyone would choose to ignore the fact that the Nazis murdered more human beings by industrial means than any other group in history is beyond me.

Want another unique Nazi accomplishment? No group in world history has ever used mass media to disseminate toxic, genocidal propaganda to such a degree.

I could provide more unique Nazi accomplishments if you really need them.

With appalling insouciance, you said my statement "A Nazi flag is not just any flag" is "a distinction without a difference." Utter nonsense and a dangerous, twisted sentiment. Name one flag--just one--that conveys racial hatred and genocide as effectively as the flag of the Third Reich.
squrlz4ever wrote:
mikesex They didn't lose. But the shoddy American education system has let us down. It's raised a couple generations filled with people who don't understand who the Nazis were and why they were at odds with everything an American should stand for.

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holygod I honestly don't have the stomach for it right now. Enough of those far-right and alt-right attitudes are seeping over here into IAB to make me ill.
squrlz4ever wrote:
One of the best quotes I've seen online recently:

When you frame Nazis as just people with different political views, you are legitimizing genocide as a political position.
squrlz4ever wrote:
squrlz4ever Would the downvoter kindly step forward and explain the downvote? I'd like to understand the rationale for downvoting a comment that is primarily an explanation of law.
squrlz4ever wrote:
insaneai "There is nothing about the Nazis that is unique"? Are you out of your mind?

No group in world history has ever industrialized mass murder as the Nazis did.

Lastly, you can save your condescension for someone else. I've read enough of your comments on IAB--about how every U.S. citizen should have unfettered access to all military weapons, just to name one off the top of my head--to not particularly value your opinion.
squrlz4ever wrote:
waldo863 Thanks; I appreciate your thoughts here. Part of what's going on is everyone (mostly everyone, at least) is on edge in the wake of Charlottesville. That torchlight parade of thugs shouting "Jews will not divide us" was shocking. I'm still having a hard time processing it.
squrlz4ever wrote:
waldo863 I think I agree with everything you've just written there. On the whole, we probably agree more on this topic than we disagree.
squrlz4ever wrote:
waldo863 We're going to have to agree to disagree here, Waldo. Initially, you seemed obsessed with defending the display of Nazi flags and cross burnings. Now you seem to have retreated to the position that asking a neighbor about his display of a Nazi flag is stupid.

I disagree. As the history of 1930s Germany shows, when everyone keeps silent about displays of hatred, the people making those displays interpret that as tacit approval.
squrlz4ever wrote:
waldo863 I'd agree that a person is taking a risk in approaching someone who's flying a Nazi flag in front of his house. That flag pretty much is a beacon declaring "I'm crazy, uneducated, and violent," and the homeowner in this video acts exactly as I would've guessed he would. He comes across as a thuggish, ugly individual.

Whether asking people about their Nazi flags is evidence of stupidity or bravery is a matter of opinion.

As a young squirrel, I grew up in a leafy neighborhood where everyone knew two older men were veterans and survivors of the Bataan Death March. We didn't see these men often, but everyone knew of them and they were regarded with a certain reverence: awe for their service to the country, and sympathy for the scars (physical and mental) they carried.

I am 99% sure that if someone in our neighborhood was idiotic enough to display the Rising Sun in front of their house, one or both of these gentlemen would have been at that homeowner's door making the same inquiries this lady does.

They were heroes. There is no other way to say it.
squrlz4ever wrote:
trimble I always saw them up until yesterday. Over the past three days, certain fetches have stopped working for me. I suspect it's a consequence of growing table sizes.