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(Salon)   Member of political party obsessed with dividing people by class, sex, race, religion, and national origin warns of America's "reversion into tribalism"   (salon.com ) divider line 204
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2014-03-28 04:34:06 PM  
Robert Reich is a member of every party?

OK, submittard
 
2014-03-28 04:39:51 PM  
I am outraged that the side story entitled "My boobs, my burden" didn't contain more pictures of boobs.  Outraged.
 
2014-03-28 04:45:18 PM  

James!: I am outraged that the side story entitled "My boobs, my burden" didn't contain more pictures of boobs.  Outraged.


I didn't realize how rough Christina Hendricks' life was.  That picture of her really gives you perspective.
 
2014-03-28 04:53:30 PM  

James!: I am outraged that the side story entitled "My boobs, my burden" didn't contain more pictures of boobs.  Outraged.


Good.  I don't have to feel like I was the only one who saw that and immediately clicked it instead of performing my FARKly duty in RTFA.
 
2014-03-28 04:55:53 PM  
you know, submitter - you're right. it's really the republican party that wants to bring people together. as long as you're white, male, conservative, wealthy and have a deep, burning hatred of women, gays and black people.
 
2014-03-28 04:56:37 PM  
whoops. i forgot mexicans. a deep, burning hatred of mexicans.
 
2014-03-28 05:09:38 PM  

FlashHarry: whoops. i forgot mexicans


Xenophobe.
 
2014-03-28 05:30:42 PM  
Trolltastic headline is trolltastic.
 
2014-03-28 05:53:06 PM  

impaler: FlashHarry: whoops. i forgot mexicans

Xenophobe.


because i forgot that republicans hate mexicans?
 
2014-03-28 05:56:25 PM  

James!: I am outraged that the side story entitled "My boobs, my burden" didn't contain more pictures of boobs.  Outraged.


If only there were some other places on the internet to view pictures of boobs.
 
2014-03-28 06:00:44 PM  

FlashHarry: impaler: FlashHarry: whoops. i forgot mexicans

Xenophobe.

because i forgot that republicans hate mexicans?


Hey pal, you are the one that forgot about them.

I can picture a Mexican reading your list of all the groups Republicans hate - a lone tear runs down his cheek. He quietly ponders "what about me?"
 
2014-03-28 06:09:46 PM  

impaler: He quietly ponders "what about me?"


You think Mexicans ponder in English?
 
2014-03-28 06:10:20 PM  
What about the Poles? Republicans always forget about the Poles.
 
2014-03-28 06:11:38 PM  
Isn't that something only two chicks can do?
 
2014-03-28 06:14:09 PM  

syrynxx: Isn't that something only two chicks can do?


Tribalism?  No, it takes three.
 
2014-03-28 06:14:44 PM  
"Both sides are tribal, so vote Republican."
 
2014-03-28 06:15:14 PM  
Wait, is subby trying to say Reich is a Republican or is he just trolling REALLY hard?
 
2014-03-28 06:21:58 PM  

FlashHarry: impaler: FlashHarry: whoops. i forgot mexicans

Xenophobe.

because i forgot that republicans hate mexicans?


You also forgot Poland.

/Wait, wrong subject.
 
2014-03-28 06:24:10 PM  
Too late.
 
2014-03-28 06:24:26 PM  
I'm fine with this so, long as I get to be a member of the Blue Barracudas.
 
2014-03-28 06:24:54 PM  

Emposter: Wait, is subby trying to say Reich is a Republican or is he just trolling REALLY hard?


No, subby is talking about how Dems have programs to reach out to different communities because they recognize that people with different backgrounds or different biologies* have different needs, instead of imagining that everyone leads lives and should live their lives according to what old white Christian men think.  Republicans like to think that laws are fair as is as long as they're not explicitly racist / sexist, and if we try to measure disparate impact, we're ruining everything.

*that sounded weird -- I'm was trying to talk about men/women/trans, straight / gay, disabled people, etc.
 
2014-03-28 06:24:55 PM  
Member of political party obsessed with dividing people by class, sex, race, religion, and national originfocused on establishing parity for traditionally disenfranchised classes, races, religions, national origins, and women warns of America's "reversion into tribalism"

FTFY.
 
2014-03-28 06:28:04 PM  
Tribalism isn't necessarily a bad thing.  If anything, it can be an honest recognition of vast differences in culture and values.  I certainly don't have much of anything in common with the average Teabagger.
 
2014-03-28 06:28:33 PM  

skyotter: "Both sides are tribal, so vote Republican."


He ended the article by denying both sides are bad and saying the Republican right has gone off the deep end.
 
2014-03-28 06:28:51 PM  

FlashHarry: you know, submitter - you're right. it's really the republican party that wants to bring people together. as long as you're white, male, conservative, wealthy and have a deep, burning hatred of women, gays and black people.


img.fark.net
 
2014-03-28 06:29:48 PM  
What American political tribalism might look like.....

www.washingtonpost.com
 
2014-03-28 06:31:40 PM  
I can't help but hope that he's got two older siblings.
 
2014-03-28 06:32:48 PM  

UncomfortableSilence: I'm fine with this so, long as I get to be a member of the Blue Barracudas.


Silver Snakes 4 Life
 
2014-03-28 06:35:25 PM  
Trollerific, subby.

And a double douchetastic to the mod who greenlit this.
 
2014-03-28 06:37:55 PM  
It would be farking AWESOME if the lower and middle class had tribalism, but too many of them are fooled into cheering for the rich tribe.
Tribalism is an innate part of humanity and quite a few other primates so it's not going anywhere without genetic engineering. Personally I think it's only going to increase in the West as demographics continue to change and assimilation becomes less valued.
 
2014-03-28 06:38:33 PM  

bobothemagnificent: FlashHarry: you know, submitter - you're right. it's really the republican party that wants to bring people together. as long as you're white, male, conservative, wealthy and have a deep, burning hatred of women, gays and black people.

[img.fark.net image 600x480]


www.survivingcollege.com

Conservative trolls stealing the gags we used in 1992 since 2008.
 
2014-03-28 06:39:34 PM  

ScaryBottles: What American political tribalism might look like.....

[www.washingtonpost.com image 850x545]


Can't tell if serious racist Redneck or ironic Hipster.

s3.amazonaws.com
 
2014-03-28 06:41:07 PM  
Reich isn't wrong, I don't think.

Oh, and subby is an anus. An ANUS I tell you.
 
2014-03-28 06:43:12 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Reich isn't wrong, I don't think.



You second Reich?
 
2014-03-28 06:43:28 PM  
I thought it said tribadism... how very disappointing.
 
2014-03-28 06:44:00 PM  

Arkanaut: Emposter: Wait, is subby trying to say Reich is a Republican or is he just trolling REALLY hard?

No, subby is talking about how Dems have programs to reach out to different communities because they recognize that people with different backgrounds or different biologies* have different needs, instead of imagining that everyone leads lives and should live their lives according to what old white Christian men think.  Republicans like to think that laws are fair as is as long as they're not explicitly racist / sexist, and if we try to measure disparate impact, we're ruining everything.

*that sounded weird -- I'm was trying to talk about men/women/trans, straight / gay, disabled people, etc.


OK, so, trolling hard. Fair enough.
 
2014-03-28 06:45:42 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: ScaryBottles: What American political tribalism might look like.....

[www.washingtonpost.com image 850x545]

Can't tell if serious racist Redneck or ironic Hipster.

[s3.amazonaws.com image 375x458]


blog.mainstreethost.com
 
2014-03-28 06:46:29 PM  
Tribalism is a de-evolution of humanity.   It is a baser form of nationalism, and is even pickier than racism.  Obviously on the threat and fear side of the political spectrum.
 
2014-03-28 06:47:59 PM  

ScaryBottles: What American political tribalism might look like.....

[www.washingtonpost.com image 850x545]


Ah yes, the flag of the Traitor-Slaver states in the War of Southern Treason1. Positioned exactly as it should be; dipped onto the wet muddy ground. It could only be improved by cutting it to shreds and using it for post bowel movement anal hygiene.

Thank God for the Patriot-Free states' glorious victory over the forces of objective evil.

And especially thank God for William T. Sherman, America's greatest patriot.

1 The war's full proper name is "The War of Southern Treason to Perpetuate and Expand Slavery Across an Intercontinental Empire of Evil." But the shortened version, "War of Southern Treason" is acceptable in most circumstances.
 
2014-03-28 06:50:43 PM  
Very nice headline subby since it describes how the partisans of both parties see their oppososition, but is really the opposite of what both parties want.

+1
 
2014-03-28 06:52:02 PM  

rev. dave: Tribalism is a de-evolution of humanity.   It is a baser form of nationalism, and is even pickier than racism.  Obviously on the threat and fear side of the political spectrum.


Well, we tried Reconstruction and the Civil Rights Movement, and those didn't work to unify the secessionist rubes of this country with what we believe to be our national values.  So I don't know what to tell you . . .
 
2014-03-28 06:52:29 PM  

Baz744: ScaryBottles: What American political tribalism might look like.....

[www.washingtonpost.com image 850x545]

Ah yes, the flag of the Traitor-Slaver states in the War of Southern Treason1. Positioned exactly as it should be; dipped onto the wet muddy ground. It could only be improved by cutting it to shreds and using it for post bowel movement anal hygiene.

Thank God for the Patriot-Free states' glorious victory over the forces of objective evil.

And especially thank God for William T. Sherman, America's greatest patriot.

1 The war's full proper name is "The War of Southern Treason to Perpetuate and Expand Slavery Across an Intercontinental Empire of Evil." But the shortened version, "War of Southern Treason" is acceptable in most circumstances.


I bet you're one of those folks who thinks Sherman committed foul atrocities against the Southerners, including the burning of a city.
 
2014-03-28 06:52:53 PM  

ScaryBottles: bobothemagnificent: FlashHarry: you know, submitter - you're right. it's really the republican party that wants to bring people together. as long as you're white, male, conservative, wealthy and have a deep, burning hatred of women, gays and black people.

[img.fark.net image 600x480]

[www.survivingcollege.com image 500x241]

Conservative trolls stealing the gags we used in 1992 since 2008

shiatting and running since forever.
 
2014-03-28 06:53:40 PM  

Baz744: ScaryBottles: What American political tribalism might look like.....

[www.washingtonpost.com image 850x545]

Ah yes, the flag of the Traitor-Slaver states in the War of Southern Treason1. Positioned exactly as it should be; dipped onto the wet muddy ground. It could only be improved by cutting it to shreds and using it for post bowel movement anal hygiene.

Thank God for the Patriot-Free states' glorious victory over the forces of objective evil.

And especially thank God for William T. Sherman, America's greatest patriot.

1 The war's full proper name is "The War of Southern Treason to Perpetuate and Expand Slavery Across an Intercontinental Empire of Evil." But the shortened version, "War of Southern Treason" is acceptable in most circumstances.


Okay there are a few people in this thread that really need to stop and think for a sec before they post.
 
2014-03-28 06:57:35 PM  

fusillade762: ScaryBottles: bobothemagnificent: FlashHarry: you know, submitter - you're right. it's really the republican party that wants to bring people together. as long as you're white, male, conservative, wealthy and have a deep, burning hatred of women, gays and black people.

[img.fark.net image 600x480]

[www.survivingcollege.com image 500x241]

Conservative trolls stealing the gags we used in 1992 since 2008 shiatting and running since forever.


Yeah but I've had that one in the chamber for a while now. It really is a shame that I had to waste it on such weak shiat.
 
2014-03-28 06:58:29 PM  
The article made some good points.  He might say the republican right has gone off the deep end, but at least he admits it and says both sides are equally to blame.  Of course, from my point of view, the Leftistas have gone off the deep end, not the right.

The point was that there is a deep division in the country and it isn't getting any better.  If we don't start some form of compromising, there will be a permanent split or a second civil war, and I'm betting on a second civil war because neither side is willing to settle for anything less than total victory.

Allow me to simplify the problem for the Leftistas and Libtrolls out there who are stuck in the 1990s:
Liberals/Progressives: You need to compromise more.
Conservatives and an increasing number of Libertarians: We have compromised as much as we're willing to.  You need to compromise now on smaller government, following the constitution, and a balanced budget amendment.
Liberals/Progressives: RACISTS, BIGOTS, WOMAN HATERS!
Conservatives:  WTF?  Have you lost your damn mind?  How the hell is having a smaller government that falls into a constitutional framework racist, bigoted, or woman hating?  We never said that!  Don't we already have laws that deal with what you want?  Why do we need more laws when current law already addresses the issue?
Liberals/Progressives: RACISTS!  BIGOTS!  WOMAN HATERS!
Conservatives: Okay, so that's you're version of compromise? Alright, motherfarkers, let's throw down.  You're not getting shiat unless we get our shiat.
Liberals/Progressives: RACIST!  BIGOT!  ANTI-WOMAN!
Conservatives: Okay, Burger King, you can have it your way.  The best part of you ran down your momma's crack.  Now the only thing you're getting, since you can't really do anything except name calling, is this:
img.fark.net

Dwell upon this idea, libtrolls: The Civil War started with similar rhetoric coming out of both sides.
 
2014-03-28 06:59:39 PM  
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2014-03-28 07:00:37 PM  

FlashHarry: you know, submitter - you're right. it's really the republican party that wants to bring people together. as long as you're white, male, conservative, wealthy and have a deep, burning hatred of women, gays and black people.


Don't forget Protestant.
 
2014-03-28 07:01:08 PM  

bobothemagnificent: If we don't start some form of compromising, there will be a permanent split or a second civil war, and I'm betting on a second civil war because neither side is willing to settle for anything less than total victory.


A civil war would presume that one side actually wants to stay joined with the other.  I think that side might have learned a lesson or two since the last time this issue came up.
 
2014-03-28 07:03:19 PM  

bobothemagnificent: FlashHarry: you know, submitter - you're right. it's really the republican party that wants to bring people together. as long as you're white, male, conservative, wealthy and have a deep, burning hatred of women, gays and black people.

[img.fark.net image 600x480]


It's not the Democrats who are slobbering all over Putin's cock.
 
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