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You know how the Left believes you become a racist?...If you were in the military...

Notice the question mark as if "Hey! We're JUST asking!"...

Becoming A Racist: The Unfortunate Side Effect Of Serving Your Country?

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One of the more shocking things to learn about the white nationalists’ rally in Charlottesville this past week, was not that they blame the protestors for the death of Heather Heyer. As stupefying a statement as that is, you expect cowards like that to shift the blame away from themselves whenever possible. After all, the entire white power and neo-Nazi movement is based on blaming someone else for your problems.

In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Vice News’ Elle Reeve mentions that security for the neo-Nazis was not provided by the Charlottesville police, as one might expect, but by veterans of the Iraq/Afghan war.

To hear that these veterans claim they were ‘radicalized’ in Iraq and Afghanistan during their tours of duty is one of the more unfortunate things to come to light regarding the side-effects of serving your country.

By now, we’re all familiar with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and even with proper treatment, the debilitating state it can leave a returning soldier in, sometimes for the rest of their lives.

But to learn that these brave men and women over there return with a new-found hatred for those different from them, especially after their mission is one of liberation from those who kill and persecute anyone of different faiths/beliefs, is quite disturbing to say the least.
So because some reporter from the ultra-Liberal "Vice News' SAYS the military is to blame, voila....The article points out the military is to blame...

F*ck you!...


You know who else was in the military?...Micah Xavier Johnson...The black guy who killed 5 police officers and injured 9 others in Dalls at a Black Lives Matter protest...No mention oh his "hatred" (which should also not be blamed on the military...It should be blamed on BLM/Democrat/Media rhetoric)...
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Sounds like the writer is blaming the horrors of war and PTSD for changes in personality including possibly harboring a newfound racism in some people returning home, NOT blaming the military as a whole or just being in the military. It's not some anti-military leftist rant as you appear to portray it.

You're way too mad over this article.
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Sounds like the writer is blaming the horrors of war and PTSD for changes in personality including possibly harboring a newfound racism in some people returning home, NOT blaming the military as a whole or just being in the military. It's not some anti-military leftist rant as you appear to portray it.

You're way too mad over this article.
Oh no he is not.

This is over the line, and Anderson Cooper needs a fist planted squarely in his face.

The left is spinning out of control, and this is yet another example of that.

The DNC has Latino leadership who is flatly racist against white people.

Every time they attack the right they throw in the race card. They do not realize how harmful it is to their own cause, and will continue to be. Hate and anger on the left are why they have not been able to recover as a party into anything relevant and meaningful. Hate Trump, block Trump is all they have at this point. Until the get off the race baiting white hate, they will drive all the white base away. This is why they have no money compared to the right as well. Minorities don't give to political parties at nearly the level that white folk do.

So being angry with the left is really easy these days. They have little to offer except hate and denial. Is it any surprise that this is exactly what they are receiving from the right?

Until the left gets down off their hate and anger, and are willing to sit down, participate in useful debate, they are the enemy of our nation, and it's people. Intolerance will not be tolerated any more.

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Sounds like the writer is blaming the horrors of war and PTSD for changes in personality including possibly harboring a newfound racism in some people returning home, NOT blaming the military as a whole or just being in the military. It's not some anti-military leftist rant as you appear to portray it.

You're way too mad over this article.
I think fed up is far more accurate than mad. Liberals are fighting a losing battle and as such are pulling out all the stops.

Millions of US citizens are veterans, a couple do stupid things so that must mean that every veteran does stupid things.

Millions more also graduated high school, never served in the military, yet a few do stupid hings. I blame high school.
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I think fed up is far more accurate than mad. Liberals are fighting a losing battle and as such are pulling out all the stops.

Millions of US citizens are veterans, a couple do stupid things so that must mean that every veteran does stupid things.

Millions more also graduated high school, never served in the military, yet a few do stupid hings. I blame high school.
I agree .
Personally, I am of the conclusion that the entire anti nationalism, anti flag, down with American values campaign, is aimed at making any one who claims to be a proud American, by definition, a racist.

The "I love my country but" crowd is winning the propaganda war being waged against those who would be proud of what American has become in 218 years. With the weeds of Hate, Division and personal politics they have woven a basket to place over that "shining city on the hill."

Instead of a shining beacon of moral leadership hope and prosperity in the world, we are becoming one of those countries other nations warn their citizens not to visit.
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This is the problem with the right. Nobody says that pride in America makes you a racist. People who support the confederacy are secessionists which IS the definition of anti American. Loving your country means wanting to see us live up to our better nature. That means we are not perfect and can be better. If you don't think so you are the ones holding America back. You can't just claim moral leadership. You earn it. When children at the border are running from terror in their country you don't turn your back. Just one example. The Americans I respect are not the "I got mine you get your own" types that you defend. The Americans I respect are those working on making all of our lives better. Not supporting thin skinned whiny bitches like Trump who would have made George Washington embarrassed. Supporting an ass that embarrasses our country around the world isn't making us a great country. It's making us a mocked country that deserves the mocking. Don't tell me about my country when you do all you can to make us look petty and disrespectful. My son fought for this country. My dad and uncles fought for this country. My family member signed the declaration of independence. My family came to this continent in 1633. And ya know what? I don't have anymore claim to citizenship than anyone who became a citizen yesterday. I like it that way. I like that we don't have to prove our love of country with lapel pins and pledges of allegiance. I hate what the right is doing to this country and I will fight it everyday of my life. So stick that in your pipe and smoke it.
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Personally, I am of the conclusion that the entire anti nationalism, anti flag, down with American values campaign, is aimed at making any one who claims to be a proud American, by definition, a racist.

The "I love my country but" crowd is winning the propaganda war being waged against those who would be proud of what American has become in 218 years. With the weeds of Hate, Division and personal politics they have woven a basket to place over that "shining city on the hill."

Instead of a shining beacon of moral leadership hope and prosperity in the world, we are becoming one of those countries other nations warn their citizens not to visit.
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This is the problem with the right. Nobody says that pride in America makes you a racist.
No...That's EXACTLY what many do...

The liberal error of conflating nationalism with racism

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Liberals were quick to deride President Trump's speech in Poland last week. While many conservatives heard the president deliver a thankfully forceful defense of country, family, faith, and freedom, many on the left heard loud dog whistles to the racist alt-right.

Trump's speech "often resorted to rhetorical conceits typically used by the European and American alt-right," Sarah Wildman wrote at Vox. "For as much as parts of Trump's speech fit comfortably in a larger tradition of presidential rhetoric, these passages are clear allusions to ideas and ideologies with wide currency on the white nationalist right," argued Slate's Jamelle Bouie. "The West is a racial and religious term," wrote The Atlantic's Peter Beinart. "To be considered Western, a country must be largely Christian (preferably Protestant or Catholic) and largely white."

It's one thing for liberals to not give Trump the benefit of the doubt on racial issues after his many years of birtherism. But it's quite another for liberals to accept the alt-right's framing of what "Western civilization" means.

In fact, it is a mistake.

The alt-right does indeed define the West more or less solely in racial terms. To much of the alt-right, "Western" might as well mean "white." But obviously, there are tens of millions of people who are indisputably Western who are also not white and/or not Christian. It is true that the West is impossible without the Judeo-Christian tradition. But it is equally true that much that is great about the West is distinct from that Judeo-Christian tradition. And Christianity itself has universalist impulses mandated by the Great Commission.

Only to the hard left and the alt-right are the racist sins of Western societies the West's defining characteristic. Plenty of far-left progressives believe America was never great because of these sins. The alt-right, meanwhile, asserts that only by returning to them — or at least losing our fear of being accused of racism — can we truly be great again.
Steve Bannon's Disciples Unleash Racism in the Form of Nationalism

And from your friends at Antifa...

Nationalism, the Socially-Acceptable Form of Racism
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Just for the record, I think military service makes one less racist.
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You are lying again. Taking pride in our country does not make you a racist. NTW I don't know anyone who is a member of an organization called ANTIFA so I couldn't have friends there. But I do support anti fascism.
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