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We’ve been having some spirited discussions in our forums, recently around the rally in Virginia. We didn’t attend. We prefer our activism through other channels, but that’s a discussion for another time.

A troubling thing came from remarks on photos. Remarks made by “liberals” that seemed, shall we say, less than “progressive” in spirit.

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Someone once said “what you call being politically correct, I call just not being an asshole.”

Use the right pronouns. Don’t use racial slurs or racially tinged language. Welcome peoples lifestyles and celebrate their biological imperatives. Respect peoples boundaries. Celebrate the human body in all its diversity. End the slut shaming and the fat shaming. Its hurtful, and has no place in civilized discourse. These are embedded “progressive” values.  In short, don’t be a jerk.

It's anathema, at least in liberal circles to call someone a “ho**” or a “tr**y” or to use the “N” word. Which of course, only applies if we agree politically, apparently. Why is it acceptable to call someone an “ammosexual” when it clearly invokes “homosexual is bad” by making it a slur? What part of your brain makes sexual slurs acceptable and invoking homophobia when it comes to a gun owner?

(Protip, check this auto correct, even spellcheck thinks that’s what you mean)

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Funny that. Why is it appropriate to comment on a gun owners genitalia, specifically penises when we see pictures like this? Is it now “ok” to deride trans folks? Or just in this instance because there is a gun?

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Or if people of colour show up armed, suddenly they are “gang-bangers”? Or body shaming folks with some extra girth as “fatties”? (I assume you have seen the picture of the less than “fit” folks with guns at this and other rallies, I don’t need to post them)

We don’t do marches or rallies, and its clear that some of the participants don’t respect boundaries, or propriety. The 2a community is rife with racists, -phobes (or all stripes) and some otherwise not nice people. But when did that becomes an excuse to use language rooted in homophobia, transphobia and racism? When did the political left decide that those slurs are just fine? If your go to argument when deriding protesters  is entirely ad hominem attacks rooted in fear and racism, maybe you need a better argument.

Do better. Racism is bad. Homophobia is bad. Body shaming is bad. Be the change you want to see in the world. Find other invective if you need to use invective. It’s not a good look. and it’s not “just a joke.” I like “asshole” personally. Its widely applicable. There are others, I am sure you have a dictionary and a thesaurus. It’s not hard to find alternatives.

Don’t be an asshole.


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i confess, i have an issue with fat. my mom was overweight, fat, obese, call it whatever. i don't like it, it's unhealthy, unattractive and arguably a matter of choice (caloriesin > caloriesout). i know it's harder for some than others due to culture and metabolism. sorry. i try to keep my prejudices to myself.

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Great post! Can we revise and make a sticky for forum decorum?
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Assholes and hypocrites are not limited by party.

I fuck it up, too, sometimes. Usually call myself an asshole immediately afterwards. Do my best to acknowledge my own hypocrisies.

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I was in politics for more than a decade...I was paid to be a professional asshole. :)
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senorgrand wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:18 pm
I was in politics for more than a decade...I was paid to be a professional asshole. :)
Nice! Job security? :)

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I couldn't measure-up to the other professional assholes and was forced to retire. Thank God :)
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senorgrand wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:25 pm
I couldn't measure-up to the other professional assholes and was forced to retire. Thank God :)
not sufficiently holier-than-thou?

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no...I have a moral ambiguity deficiency
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senorgrand wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:32 pm
no...I have a moral ambiguity deficiency
Not a bad character trait, imo.

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Good reminder +
"Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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