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  •  ...and then suppress viewpoints..... (0+ / 0-)

    ...that don't match that narrative.

    You make a good point.

    If you hate government, don't run for office.

    by Bensdad on Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 10:22:11 PM PDT

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    •  Bigotry is not a valid viewpoint, it's bias. (1+ / 0-)
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      It making prejudgments based upon ignorance.

      Like when Tea Baggers call Obama a Kenyan, or claim he's a socialist or a communist. Those aren't valid viewpoints, either.

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        ....some use the term "bigotry" as an excuse for blanket suppression of speech that is critical of fundamentalist expressions of religion.

        While I agree that "bigotry" is not a "valid viewpoint", it is not, in fact, a viewpoint at all, but the refusal to entertain other viewpoints.

        Ironically, although the term "bigotry"  has been used a lot in this thread, there is an argument that when someone ruthlessly hide-rates comments they don't like (as opposed to comments that are hide-ratable under the rules), they are expressing a form of resistance to divergent viewpoints that is nothing more than a form of bigotry itsself. After all, bigotry is the intolerance of views other than your own.

        Such a shame and a very high irony. There is a higher ground. Take it.

        If you hate government, don't run for office.

        by Bensdad on Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 11:27:50 PM PDT

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