All of a sudden, I'm "Asian Hitler"

(Boonn Hem) #1

Something unusual is going in the U.S.A in regards to its politics and I feel like I am caught in the crossfire. I’ve always held the same political beliefs since I was 18. I voted for Clinton in 2016, voted for Obama in 2008, believe in freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, LGBTQ’s rights, etc. and just the other day, I was called literally Asian Hitler. I was quite impressed with the insult by ANTIFA (Anti-Fascists) but all I said was that I did not believe that we should not deplatform Alex Jones, Richard Spencer, Milo, Tommy Robinson or Sargon of Akkad. In this article above, I feel as if I am being pushed out from the “Left” and there is this new fringe “Left” emerging here in the States. In this article, you can tell the left is fighting with the other left. Heck, even Ben Shapiro bombed an interview with another Conservative in the U.K. Lots of back and forth exchange between all sides that I feel the world is going nuts. Does anyone feel the same way?

(Mel Saint) #2

I personally think that the Democrats are pushing for antichrist advocacies. My name is in the Book of Life, so I definitely won’t be drawn to the antics of Obama the 666.

(Chris Lagos) #3

I suspect political leanings have more to do with personality traits than right vs wrong. It’s as if all the people with creativity trait openness, stand against people who are more conscientious, as if society could stand with a. Singular personality type.

It seems to me that folks who see their opponent as evil use that paradigm to make themselves the good guy. Tribalism manifests itself in sports for example, us vs them. Scenes from Lord of the rings come to mind, the white wizard appears at the turning of the tide, the Clarion call , the music, these are external images of an internal process of chemical payoffs to thought patterns. Basically, folks on the extremes in politics have problems with their psyche and not with external things. That is self evident in my view. Does that mean we should all run to the middle ? Absolutely not, life should be a struggle, but be aware of yourself.

(Boonn Hem) #4

You’re saying Obama is the devil? :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

(Boonn Hem) #5

I’ve always lean middle left in the political spectrum and in all honesty, I think that social media is making people worse.

(Chris Lagos) #6

I’m a Bernie supporter myself. I think you’re right about social media but it’s a tool, we shouldn’t blame tools for shoddy workings of society. Yes, worse because we know more in real time than before. We’re used to being spoon fed the news from self imposed royalty. Today, the news is owned by special interest so society has found a remedy.
New things are like a wave it is unsettling, we adjust adapt . If I ask myself, do I spend too much time on social media, the answer is always yes because the question posits that I could have been doing something real instead. Today , I spend alone time pursuing my interests. When I was growing up, (I’m 51) there were a handful of channels, no internet so you watched whatever happened to be on or you did activities that others wanted. Today I make it a point to waste no time in what I call alternative realities, for example, I don’t watch sports at all anymore, I don’t get invested in any way in the outcome of a basketball game or team anymore .
Today, I work, I spend time with my family, I write , I listen to lectures on you tube and I interact with people sorting things out in the world.
Sorry, I’m rambling on. :wink:

(Mel Saint) #7

Yes Obama is the devil, the Antichrist in Revelations 13. He is the 1st Beast. The 2nd Beast will be the “Jewish Messiah” who will be worshipped by the Jews like Ben Shapiro.

According to St. Paul, our enemies are Principalities and Powers, unseen with the naked eye:

“For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.”

Being trapped in the political landscape or scheme of things is the Devil’s deception to mislead us, not to think, that we are already in the End of Times.

(Mel Saint) #8

I personally won’t call you names and “Asian Hitler” is not even the apt term. Although on the outside, Trump seems to be white supremacist Hitler, Obama fits the bill more. And only those whose names are written in the Book of Life can clearly see that Obama is the devil. In World War 3, it will be a reversal of role for America. They will instead be the evil villain, and will assume the role of Germany during World War 2.

(Chris Lagos) #9

If you are the center of your universe, who can be its Antichrist, Christ , creator ?
If you were present at the crucifixion, would you fight ?
Would you weep, or would you spit at Christ or even hold the weapons used on him.
I choose to accept that I can be that beast of existence , I am a monster and choose not to do that. I choose to move towards a positive potential.

(denise wheeler) #10

Asian Hitler? Seriously? Wow, just wait. It’ll probably be a bumper sticker by the end of summer.

It seems everyone now has their own brand of what used to be pretty specific political parties — the right, the left, and the middle.

Now there’s an extreme right and an extreme left, a more right leaning left, and a more left leaning right, and those in the middle who seem to shift around a bit. And you can then take each of those and splinter them even more.

Even socialism, as we knew it, no longer means simply socialistic beliefs, but applied now to anyone who stands up against anything. You could say you’re against trees being cut on Saturdays and half the community will come out and deem you a socialist sloth.

Ethnic nationalism has always been part of the political culture, but with so many ways to be vocal now — social media, youtube, podcasts, Ted Talks, and on and on, we’ve turned into an extremely vociferous society where meaning is no longer important - nor relevant - only being heard.

I look at people droning on and on on Facebook, and 99% of the time I think, wtf are they talking about? They haven’t a clue, which is apparent, yet to them they think they’re the wisest, most intelligent, most politically versed ones behind those screens. It doesn’t matter that they don’t know lick about constitutional law or the structure of any political system. Somewhere in their educationally challenged lives they heard someone give some ridiculous rant about something and they thought, "Aha, I totally agree!

Thus, this obnoxiously long, vociferous slope we keep tumbling down, like those party lines that my grandmother used to tell me about, where 40 neighbors would all be on the same call, and within minutes half the country had a thousand different versions of what was said.

Not sure what the solution is, but it reminds me of that old saying: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

Except now we gave them a thousand different soapboxes and turned them all into self professed experts and label mongers.

(Farhan Memon) #11

Mostly i have heard that there are only two things which are so powerful to take a revolution in any country. One is politics and 2nd is Media.
If your political personalities are illiterate or extremist than your country and its nation will be in worst situation. And if your media is not free of telling and casting any thing freely means not taking permission from any one that can i publish this news or not. I am talking about wisdom of media. So that we can see the both sides of image.