r/politics Jun 02 '21

'Our Entire Democracy Is Now at Risk' Because of GOP Attacks, Warn 100+ Scholars

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/06/01/our-entire-democracy-now-risk-because-gop-attacks-warn-100-scholars
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u/JackedUpReadyToGo Jun 02 '21

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I really hate this term. It doesn't take any strength at all to fire a gun, case in point: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gUnuyoVvFI

Who's going to be there to protect you when your next door neighbor comes at you with an AR-15 because he senses vaguely that you probably vote Democrat, and are therefore "one of them"?

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u/lukekarasa Jun 02 '21

Not much you can do unless you too own a gun. There are lots of left leaning gun owners who don't run around bragging about it

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u/buckeye112 Jun 02 '21

I've been telling friends that they need to think about getting one. It's just so out of control that I legit think there is going to be a war in the next 3-5 years.

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u/JackedUpReadyToGo Jun 02 '21

The left absolutely needs to be armed. The right wants to hunt us down in the streets and no, heart attacks aren't going to magically stop them.

Hey, it's got Papa Marx's endorsement and everything:

“Under no pretext should arms and ammunition be surrendered; any attempt to disarm the workers must be frustrated, by force if necessary.”

-- Karl Marx

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u/Vaperius Texas Jun 02 '21

Yeah it shocks me when Republicans say Marxists are coming for their guns like... yeah no. Actual Marxists are staunchly pro-gun; literally, you will not find a more explicitly pro-firearm ideology I think than Marxism.

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u/zorniy2 Jun 02 '21

Every Communist must grasp the truth, "Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun."

Mao Zedong

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u/phat_ninja Louisiana Jun 03 '21

The crazy thing about this comment is that the right has been saying this about the libs for years, the only difference is they thought is was the politicians coming for them, you say it's actually the rights voters who want the left dead.

I'm trying to be as fair in my words as not to come down and say I agree with you but I'm not disagreeing either.

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u/JackedUpReadyToGo Jun 03 '21

It is disconcerting that in many ways the left and right are saying the exact same things, just with certain nouns flipped. You wonder how the other side could be so deluded, then you question if you might be the crazy one. But ultimately you have to just lay claim to your beliefs and come down on the side you agree with. I respect that more than anybody who tries to "both sides" the current situation and weasel out of a firm decision.