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EtcetEra HangoutsThread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| The Assassination of Tulsi Gabbard's Campaign by the Coward Hillary Clinton
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Inflammatory Community Generalizations
You know what, I wasn't going to post here again, but before I leave (and yes, I will be requesting a permanent self-ban) people should know why I'm actually leaving. Anyone who knows me knows that I have absolutely no problem with long, extended arguments, but I do not tolerate ad hominems, and I could already see that this thread was headed down that path again after comments like yours. I've been through that too many times with poli-era, and just in general, interactions here have just not been very pleasant. This is more like the straw that broke the camel's back. As for your argument about Sanders. It's hogwash. He literally brought up exactly what you talked about, but you couldn't be arsed to look at the full exchange to see that, very much in the same way that I didn't realize how out of context Kamala's quote was, ironically. Yes, Sanders is flaky on race issues sometimes, but there are other times where he has the best responses on race issues, but that never gets acknowledged here. In fact, I don't think I've seen anyone here acknowledge just how far he's leading the pack on his criminal justice platform compared to everyone else in the field, but that's not surprising. Anyway, I wish you all well. I really mean that, but I hope that maybe one day this community can realize the kind of toxic, unwelcoming atmosphere it has fostered, because I am personally tired of it. Cheers. It's been fun.
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EtcetEraThread 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary | OT | Bernie's running, but Yang wants $1000/mo UBI
Reason User Banned (1 day): ignoring modpost, continuing derail
I never made that argument in the first place. The point was about mentioning some positive aspects of other countries even when they're considered to be generally terrible. If that's not ok to do, the same would apply to the US as well; not that the USSR wasn't trash.The lead crisis deserves prolonged, national attention. These cities need federal funding at this point since the causes are partially infrastructural and environmental, and it's not something each respective city can handle on their own. Unfortunately, we can't address the problem with policies if there's no one or no money to enforce them, which is the situation we're in right now. A large part of the problem is the lack of priorities. If the government doesn't think the issue is that important, it's not going to be dealt with, regardless of the programs that are in place. And with institutional racism alive and well, it's going to be even harder for communities of color to get the help they need.