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the polling booth / Re: Removing Confederate statues and memorials.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on August 21, 2017, 10:00:59 am »
I think it's sad that our country is still divided by the civil war. At
the end we should have worked to heal the nation, not just repair
it structurally, but mentally.

As Obama said people aren't born with hate or racist feelings. We
learn it. We should try to educate the young to understand
differences in culture and how to respect each other.

It only takes a few misguided people to ruin public
harmony. Ignorance endangers us all.

Confederate monuments without a plaque giving
the true history about the monument can be
misleading. Especially when in a government
setting. Hiding true history is bad as it can cause
us to repeat it.

news forum / Re: Trump the GOP and Democrats. A new path or more of the same.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on August 21, 2017, 08:13:09 am »
Trump day 213
President Trump ran for president saying what he thinks. Or at least he claimed he did.
Trouble is saying what he personally thinks or what he thinks his suppporters want to
hear often does more harm than good. He needs to think about what's good for the country, not whats good for himself when he makes a speech. I know his supporters 
like his outspoken way, but his supporters are only  a manority, and to be a good
president he must support all of the people. Not just those who voted for him.

It appears Trump is pulling away from the GOP. His attacks on the GOP leadership
sure won't help his agenda. Perhaps he and Bannon are planing to create a new
party. I know Trump felt the GOP failed him by not replaceing the ACA. I wonder
what happens if the GOP fails to do tax reform, Trumps wall or infrastructure
this fall?

Trump and Bannon may think they can build enough support to start a new party,
but even the Reform party that started with Ross Paroh failed after 10 years.
It could be Trump thinks he can resurrect it. Time will tell.

This is speculation, but with Trump who can say.

If it's 1 pm eastern aug 21 2017 Click to follow the Solar eclipse
furry greetings / Re: Happy Birthday.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on August 21, 2017, 07:47:05 am »
Happy Birthday to you McMajik.

Hope you have a fine day.

"Tosses you some chocolate chip cookies and a big cupcake
with a candle on it."

Old Rabbit:orbunny:
traditional and digital artwork / Re: Holt5's Artwork
« Last post by Iara Warriorfeather on August 20, 2017, 10:20:30 pm »
I really like the possum and the squirrel. Great work!  (:
general non-furry discussion / Re: What Are You Up To?
« Last post by Kobuk on August 20, 2017, 07:22:59 pm »
Re-organising my current 500+ DVD/Blu-Ray movie collection, and also compiling a long list of DVD movies that I don't have, but want to collect.
general furry discussion / Re: What do you really love about the fandom?
« Last post by Rocket T. Coyote on August 20, 2017, 05:25:58 pm »
I love how one can integrate furry art and fursuiting with other activities and cult favorites. As an example, my local con is doing a Monty Python theme for next year. Another year-Steampunk. Yet another--Mad Science.
traditional and digital artwork / Re: Holt5's Artwork
« Last post by Holt5 on August 20, 2017, 11:14:57 am »
Your doing well.

Keep up the good work. :orbunny:

Thank you much, sir!  :)

Here are some random guys I made up the other day - kinda thinking of turning it into a comic or something...
news forum / Re: Trump the GOP and Democrats. A new path or more of the same.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on August 20, 2017, 09:46:05 am »
Trump Day 212
If President Trump continues to  say there are fine people in
hate groups, its likely he will loose support. Fine people wouldn't
give hate groups the time of day. Their whole ideaoligy is self
distructive. It goes against the human instinct to look after our
fellow man. We need each other, and to deny this leads to failure

Its reported Bannon is working to have a network preaching
far right ideas. Likely to use hate and fear trying to grow support
for white nationalism.  We need to rember people like this twist
the ideas to make them look acceptable. Much like a cult does to
recrut people to their cause.

Communisum failed because it fails to recognise self need.
To succeed an ideaoligy must allow for the human psyche.
Not just self, want, hate, fear, or apathy but the whole thing.

Democracy is a fine ideaoligy, but if people sit back and let
others do the work. It will fall to those who think only of
them selves. It's a very small step to a society controlled
by the very rich. Look at Russia and it's oligarchs. In the
late 1800's the nation had to pass laws to limit the vary
rich. The monopolies they were creating were hurting
the working class and the national economy.

Today we have billionaires, and pople taking advantage of
the working poor wanting to be multi billionaires. Big
money is addictive, and I think as in the 1800's will have
to be regulated. A billion dollars is more money than
most people can get their head around, but those who
have it want more. I really think there is a race going
to see who is going to be the first Trillionaire. I lay odds
Russias Putin. I think he is currently at 200 billion.
We have 2 here in the USA pushing 90 billion in worth.

The business with removing confederate monuments is
becoming policitcal. I know many feel they are historical,
but their history is more about hate than the civil war. I
say put them in musems, and cemetaries with the rest of
the history about the civil war. If people feel these statues
are so important to history. Let's put up monuments to the
Union leaders and generals of the civil war.

the polling booth / Re: Removing Confederate statues and memorials.
« Last post by Loc on August 20, 2017, 05:12:04 am »
I'm curious - to people who want the statues to stay, do you also think that the statues of Saddam Hussein shouldn't have been toppled? I mean, they're an important part of history too, right?

Trump rambled on about people like Washington having their statues taken down next, because he was a slave owner. However, people like Washington are not EXCLUSIVELY famous for keeping slaves. They did things which -actually- made the country, or made it a decent country, and their statues honour those things. Lee's sole contribution was to fight to keep his slaves. And that's what his statues represent - The slave-owners kitted up for war, riding off to defend keeping other people as property. This is what we have problems with, and what no one on the side of keeping the statues has said anything about yet - You can memorialise a horrible event as a lesson without glorifying the wrong side. If those statues were of slaves being freed, or the slave owners NOT in a position of power, people would not have issues with them.

Removing a statue doesn't suddenly make an event not happen. There are books, the internet. It is literally impossible to wipe the slave owners off the map at this point. Removing the statues is not a "slippery slope" at all. It's simply saying "America is not proud of our racist, enslaving past".
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