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Charlottesville is a Symptom of a Much Greater Problem in America Today

So I was walking around Maine today, without a phone, totally unplugged from the world. Since I’m a personable person, quite affable at times, I conversed with lots of strangers, many people who might disagree with my ‘world view.’ Although I have strong opinions, I’m mature enough to know my ideas are meaningless time fodder, the result of theories concocted through emotional and cognitive experiences. Too many Americans actually think their ideas matter. They’re told this lie by the media and their politicians all the time, in an effort to trick people into thinking we live in a participatory democracy. Everyone is trying to ram their ideologies down the necks of others, which of course results in backlash.

The vast majority of people just want to larp around, drink something strong, and procreate. I can’t think of the last time when I thought discussing politics was a good idea for casual conversation. I did it more when I was younger, filled with vigor — stuck in the amber of idealism. I’ve always felt dreadful after engaging in political debate — even with people who totally agreed with me. It’s a time sink down the hole of extreme negativity and only serves to make people angry.

Why?

Because government can never please everyone, which is why I believe the less government, the better.

The connectivity of our phones and social media, amplified by the media, has turned total imbeciles into activists. These people are sick and have nothing better to do than foment strife. The ‘white supremacists’ who marched in Virginia yesterday were idiots. They weren’t idiots because they had low IQs or because they wanted to express their opinions, but because they actually took the time out of their day to bring attention to themselves for a negative reason. What did they think was going to result from this?

A great man once told me, ‘if it doesn’t generate revenue, I’m not interested.’ He’d actually say that to total strangers at a bar, ordinary men asking for the time or if he had watched some sports game on the tube, which caused him to get punched hard in the face more times than I can remember. But it’s a good way to live, if you think about it.

I’d like to tie this up in a pretty bow and simply say ‘we’re all so different and America can never truly come together because of idealogical differences.’ But that’d be false. The core issue here isn’t politics, or racism, or identity politics, but the fact that ordinary citizens are getting wound up by social engineers, who are seeking to divide people, bringing out the ugliest in people. We’re all ugly, in one way or another — some uglier than others. When Americans work together and leave out politics, we produce beautiful, life changing, things. But it seems every god damned news report I read these days is talking about an angry white man, a violent black man, or an evil Russian. Naturally, if you keep fucking with people’s emotions and pride, bad things will happen.

I won’t say the news needs to accentuate the positive things in life — because they have a business to run. What I am saying, however, is that the combination of having everyone with a phone and social media account wanting to be a celebrity, coupled with an atmosphere of purposeful divisiveness, is a toxic, if not deadly, combination. At some point, I hope all people will realize that it isn’t Joe from down the block that is the problem — but Jim in DC messing up America’s legacy.

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76 comments

  1. chuck bennett

    Well said

    I wish I was there to grab a few of those sweet tiki torches

    Regards

    Chuck Bennett

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  2. WrongView

    Such philosophical perspective! Such understanding!

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  3. WrongView

    Pretend it was a libtard driving the car into a crowd of your boys and write that blog post.

    Guessing it would’ve been a bit different.

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    • ironbird

      Pretend you have a fucking clue. When the Deep State says jump you do it every time.

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      • WrongView

        I like you.

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        • ironbird

          When you are getting ass raped after getting beaten to a bloody pulp. By confused libtards in some ghetto. Reflect on why. You refused to wake up. See the con. For what it is dude. It is all fake.

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          • ironturd

            You’re a sad fucking sack of closeted piece of shit and you know it shit bird.

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          • ironbird

            Says the fucktard with the will blow handle. Sorry dude. Do not like guys. That way. But hey. You always got heckler. The Hallowed Halls are all inclusive.

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          • ironturd

            Explain to me how referencing homosexuality, cocks and rape in every utterance you make somehow convey anything near the idea that you “don’t like dudes”.

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          • ironbird

            Simply mocking you self loathing dangerous bastards. Life is not complicated. But you fucking people just will not leave us alone. It is a joke you self righteous miserable retard.

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          • WrongView

            I said I like you, not love you.

            Stop flirting with me, it’s going nowhere.

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    • Dr. Fly

      You fail to see through your own bias. I’m consistent all the way through.

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      • ironturd

        You’re consistently pivoting this entire enterprise into a an Alex Jones style gmo non-gmo ox testicle exodus pill purveyor while you jack up the zeropointnow content and up the racist everything-fag anti-Semitic safe zone spaces. The very thing you are condemning in this heartwarming post is the exact vehicle the orange shitbag rode to the White House, using social media, celebrity, white nationalist dog whistling and divisive online bullying to rile up a populist base and instigate a culture war instead of meaningful intelligent political discourse and debate. He’s a kardashian Duterte Putin wannabe, being fast tracked to absolute corruption by power, with a bunch of nukes gunning to kill a bunch of brainwashed poor folk and endanger an entire region of innocents with a bunch of tweets. Hail Trump, hail Fly, hail eloquent white nationalist apologist pride.

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        • Cricket

          Don’t hold back, tell us what you really think.

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          • mistermoe

            What’s more racist than publicly accusing a sitting Black President of being of foreign birth. Trump started this and now his little monsters have to be corralled.

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          • Cricket

            Eh? From factcheck.org:

            “It is certainly interesting, and perhaps historically and politically relevant, that “birther” advocacy may have originated with supporters of Hillary Clinton.”

            From telegraph.co.uk:

            “The lie that Barack Obama was not born in the US has been fuelled by fringe Republicans — but supporters of Hillary Clinton, now Mr Obama’s Secretary of State, are largely to blame for starting it.”

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          • mistermoe

            Lol you snowflakes would blame Hillary for Melania’s disdain of the small D if she divorced him.

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          • riotact

            Cmon dude… Trump ran on the birther for 5 years.

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      • WrongView

        Maybe so. We’ll see next when some idiot on the left resorts to violence. Looking forward to seeing if you roll out the old “look at who the real violent fascists are” trope.

        If you resist the trope it won’t be a sign of consistency, though, it would be amazing change.

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    • bennyhill

      So true, had it been libtards Fly would have bashed them with every sentence. But its Nazis and no condemnation? Weird.

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      • chuck bennett

        Shut up already.

        Did anyone cry when that politician got shot? How about the guy getting smashed with that bike lock?

        People standing in the road are going to get run over. It’s not the first time and won’t be the last.

        Nothing special about this

        Regards

        Chuck bennett

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  4. moosh

    Poet in motion

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  5. 99 lead balloons

    So gold goes past 1300 on Monday? Bad bad weekend for Trump.

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  6. ironturd

    “Locked and loaded” “fire and fury” and muh media, hypocrite.

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    • moosh

      Keep getting your whole world turnt up by twitter, or anyone who is not your friend.

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  7. Cricket

    Fly is very precise and 100% correct in this analysis. It is social engineering at the root of this issue.

    The social engineers wish to hollow out this country so that it can be easily controlled. This begins with education, then religion, then family, then political correctness, then lastly removing all places of honour in a culture. The population becomes rudderless and at your mercy. If gradual enough it is not even noticed.

    We are witnessing the near completion of the education, the religion and the family phases. We are in the midst of the PC phase and at the beginning of the places of honour phase. The US Military. West Point. Historic statues. Memorials. National Remembrance. Battlefields. Graveyards.

    That is why it is so important to save these monuments. They are the physical representations of links to a shared history and honour that should bind us all together as one culture. Every nation, every culture has them and every culture has its places of honour.

    I would add to your excellent and profound observations Fly, that it is not just DC that is driving this change, there are many locations, such as certain Silicon Valley oligarchs, certain financial oligarchs, etc and external nations that are trying to undermine this country. As our international enemies become stronger, this social engineering will creep upon us more and more – unless we, as a nation, wake up to the danger and do something about it.

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    • heaterman

      I think D.C. Is driven, to an extent, by said oligarchs. Who in turn are driven by a continual lust for more.
      More power, more control, more fame, more money, more influence, more territory or market share if you will.
      Thus the willingness, so well illustrated by the recent expose’ of CNN beating the Muh Russia drum, vehemently, while acknowledging its all about ratings which in turn drive the 1/4ly earnings report.
      Self aggrandizement clearly in focus here on the part of the industry chiefs running the company.

      Pride. Personal pride at its worst possible manifestation is what drives people like that.
      They live in a very small world totally consumed by their desires, so bound up in their own thoughts and desires they disregard the common knowledge that actions have consequences.
      Their positions of power and influence are misused for their own personal gratification and pleasure rather than seeking the good of all mankind.
      One day, they along with everyone else will answer for their rejection of the right and good which could have been done. Deep down, they know this, but they are blind and their thinking became dark as they were morally eroded by their desires. On that day they will be without excuse.

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      • sarcrilege

        You were on track in first two paragraphs and then missed the point completely by coming to the wrong conclusion, almost as if intentionally diverting the blame. You should have concluded that our society has been subverted by the usual synagogue suspects. Terrorism is always state sponsored. Politicians and media are complicit.

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        • heaterman

          Pride is the root of all evil. Think about it.
          What motivates your “synagogue suspects”? Or Soros? Or whomever you want to blame.

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          • sarcrilege

            It’s not pride. It’s all business with one and only one main objective: protect the monopoly to conjure credit ex nihilo. Nothing else. It’s done by smashing any ability of peasants to organize themselves organically to regain their freedom from debt slavery.

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    • ironturd

      White man uses a car to mow down and kill innocent people at a neonazi rally and you both bust a whole philosophical discourse on social engineering and elites forcing these brave young men to stand for what’s right and good. Shame.

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      • Cricket

        If you so disagree with Fly’s writings and our logical and reasoned critique of it, you are free to go elsewhere and write your own blog, ‘turd. One wonders what your motives are when you heap so much hatred on anything and everything written here.

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        • WrongView

          He’s right, turd. For a while I was banned and it was honestly a relief to be let off the hook from feeling the need to respond to all the alt-right nonsense.

          But I am weak and it’s hard not to look and this train wreck and then to not get drawn in.

          I am going to try. And, Fly, if you would do me the favor of banning me again. I don’t think anyone will miss me except ironbird.

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          • moosh

            You were banned on alt-right boondogglery? Congrats. That is jumping time

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          • WrongView

            Never knew what I was banned for really, didn’t matter it was like a vacation.

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    • sarcrilege

      What baffles me is the dance everybody here performs as to be politically correct while they rile against political correctness, like “social engineers”, WTF is that?… it sounds so sophisticated yet these social engineering characters are the most vile human beings that should be shoved in hot ovens by the dozen. These (((social engineers))) follow the Frankfurt school of thought. All these events, i.e. Charlottesville, are not organic. It’s heavily financed by the pinko marxist commie Soros et. al. Get this:, so the paid bolsheviks financed by (((social engineers))) are demonstrating against a white nationalist rally which in turn is financed by (((social engineers))), i.e. the likes of Soros type of communist for their political purposes, i.e. to discredit the deplorables and Trump supporters. And then lone wolf shooter, er, driver, white guy, of course, a patsy no doubt, drives into a crowd. Why is that? Because if it was not for this lone wolf driver, nobody would give a shit about Charlottesville, let alone be interested in some demonstration. How do these (((social engineers))) get a better return on their investment? By having a patsy drive into a crowd and then have (((MSM))) cover it heavily, that’s how. And you ladies are falling for it.
      https://tinyurl.com/khofxh2

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      • Cricket

        Obama’s White House had a Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation – Jonathan Greenblat. That’s about as close as one can get to a ‘Social Engineer’.

        Greenblat is now the CEO of the ADL. Same task, different title.

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        • sarcrilege

          Right. Exactly. ADL, a subversive ultra-zionist filth and part of the cancer that is eating away the social fabric.
          https://tinyurl.com/ycsxsvee

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          • Cricket

            Think about it. Obama the great ‘Community Organizer’ AKA ‘Social Engineer’.

            His objective? To turn the entire United States into the place where had so much success: Southside Chicago.

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    • traderconfessions
      traderconfessions

      SAC and Cricket…Dumb and fuckin Dumber.

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      • ironturd

        Cricket engaging Sac like he’s not a tin hat anti-Semite living in his mom’s basement is pretty telling

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  8. juice

    great op-ed Fly .. too bad this doesn’t appear in the failing NYT, the Pentagon-AMZN-WashPo, the ClintonianNewsNetwork, etc. nor out of the Trump’s mouth or twitter, etc

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  9. dopefeller

    When the next terrorist attack happens on American soil, I am sure they’ll blame some white guy first, then apologize for some muslim guy next – The Fly, January 2017

    I see you haven’t used the word “terror” in this fake philosophical shitpost.
    Say it Fly – “Radical Christian Terrorists”

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    • chuck bennett

      The only terror is seeing you trying to make love to yourself.

      The word terror is getting played like the word racist. Very boring and the meaning is fast fading.

      Regards

      Chuck Bennett

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      • ironturd

        Take your tiki torch and shove it up your crusty white racist ass

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        • NotGekko

          Such hate you have for white people. In my house we refer to that as racism.

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          • sarcrilege

            Do you refer to it as racism in your house because you’ve been conditioned to think of if in such terms? Politically correct terms? Did we already forget that racism is good? Very good? If one steps outside of the PC box, it becomes clear that multiculturalism, miscegenation, homosexuality and feminism are not about “tolerance and human rights.” They are about shredding the social fabric, dissolving European Christian culture and civilization, destroying what bounds groups together…race, religion, culture, family, heritage,….

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        • urb8181

          Look at the big picture idiot turd

          https://www.market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=232297

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          • Cricket

            Nice link. Well said.

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          • sarcrilege

            Douchinger is wrong again. Not in principle. In substance. USA is not a Constitutional Republic and has not been for a long time. What’s left is carefully manufactured appearance of democracy and constitutionality. US gov/t is an organized crime syndicate, a gang of violent murdering thieving filthy zionist thugs.

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          • uglyflint

            Karl is the MAN”……”,,,,,,

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    • heaterman

      Dope… this guy is not a Christian in any true sense of the word.

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  10. rangersfan

    so here we have it dems, the white nationalists rigged the election,

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  11. probucks

    Salute to Dr. Fly

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  12. uglyflint

    Leftist thugs all across the south are getting away with removing confederate monuments. That’s the reason for this rally.

    Mitch Landrieu New Orleans go fuck yourself.

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    • Cricket

      Couldn’t agree more. Same tactics as ISIS/Taliban with the same purpose in mind.

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  13. evilmav2

    My $10 days this is false flag. FBI white supremacist infiltrators/controllers helped to set up the protest, Soros protesters were moved in with crisis actors, then the driver was either a programmed catcher in the rye type, or he might be a construct who will make some nasty CGI statements that the controlled media will run with before he ends up dead or locked away forever. This is about setting the narrative that Trump supporters are white supremacists before the muehler/deep state soft coup gets closer to deposing Trump

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    • uglyflint

      Evil exactly. Notice how CNN, fox, MSNBC pre-empted coverage all day ? Didn’t watch 30 seconds of that shit. Just channel surfed and yup, there it was.

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    • moosh

      Did you see how calm and “professional” the driver with Ohio tags was during the chaos?

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  14. moosh

    Headlines were also quick to print 3 dead in headlines.. .Whats weird is two of them were from a state chopper crash miles away from said event. Maybe Nazis shot the chopper down with North Korean mini nukes?

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  15. Cricket

    1997: A billion Eddie Barzums. 2017: More than a billion Barzums just in China.

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  16. evilmav2

    A lot of the photos that quickly were featured in mainstream media coverage look comically staged- it screams crisis acting, and copying the Euro terrorist method of driving vehicles into crowds seems very contrived- like the designers of the passion play got a little too flamboyant with the scripting.

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    • moosh

      Why was there such quick video of a highly horsepowered vehicle screeching and then letting way off the gas, straight into another vehicle? And then backing up better than I could on a Monday morning?

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  17. Cricket

    If you want to see where I draw many of my opinions and why I believe this entire event, both sides, was largely (but not entirely) a staged one, have a look through this private internal document of Media Matters:

    http://www.matrixfiles.com/DavidBrock/index.html

    Brock was previously at this for the Republicans and now operates for the Democrats under the Media Matters umbrella of companies.

    It is clear from this document that Media Matters et al and its backers are bereft of morals, ethics, and concern for America. It is simply about winning, controlling and destroying the republic in the most cost effective manner.

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  18. uglyflint

    Jim Gray dickhead mayor of Lexington Ky just tweeted he is removing 2 confederate statues. See why folks are getting pissed ?

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  19. mistermoe

    Fuck the Confederate flag and all the morons who fought for the south.

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  20. riotact

    There are some racist mofos up in here.

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    • ironturd

      Traffic is traffic, exodus conversions is exodus conversions, health insurance is health insurance

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