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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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14-Sep-2017, 5:19 PM
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thejediknighthusezni said:

I would say that a Regular American is one who is a born or properly naturalized citizen with appreciation for the Principles that have fostered everything pleasant and decent in American society and who have considerable desire to live their lives according to what we all, underneath it all, know to be True (this will shock many, but that doesn’t include “transgender” 9 year old boys in skin-tight pink outfits on the covers of our most august publications.)

So what you’re saying is: people who don’t like the music that you like are not normal; people in a certain region who don’t appreciate the things you perceive people in that region should appreciate are not normal.

People who play D&D are not normal. People who dress up in funny costumes and go to conventions to hang out with other people in funny costumes are not normal. People who do not dress how you would have them dress are not normal. People who are not politically conservative are not normal. …and people who belittle others in a Politics thread on a Star Wars forum are not normal. Wait what?

You, sir, are not normal.

And I would say that your assertion that only normal people are pleasant and decent, while saying eccentric gay people are not by default, just speaks to your narrow view of what is pleasant and decent. Especially because you are being neither pleasant nor decent.

The Bible does say that the Fruit borne of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Such things are ideal, but we live in a fallen sinful world, with hurting people, who all have their own hurts, habits and hang-ups. You are no measure by which to judge how “normal” said hurting sinful people (including myself) do or do not match up to that ideal. Especially when American culture in general is extremely selfish and doesn’t place much value in many of those traits.

The biggest difference between liberals and conservatives is that liberals don’t trust the powerful corporations, and want the government to regulate business while staying out of their personal lives; conservatives don’t trust a powerful government, and want the government to regulate society while staying out of their business activities. People from either viewpoint are equally normal.