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Offline JTBaby

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Re: Hypocrisy Who are the biggest hypocrites?
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2013, 03:15:28 PM »
I see you still didn't directly answer Droo.


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Re: Hypocrisy Who are the biggest hypocrites?
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2013, 03:20:07 PM »
How are people opposed to firearms hypocritical? To be hypocritical, logically speaking wouldn't the anti-gun people have to be going around shooting people?

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Re: Hypocrisy Who are the biggest hypocrites?
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2013, 04:16:15 PM »
Every living person is a hypocrite. Some just do it better than others.

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Re: Hypocrisy Who are the biggest hypocrites?
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2013, 04:34:55 PM »
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Every living person is a hypocrite. Some just do it better than others.

Yep.

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Re: Hypocrisy Who are the biggest hypocrites?
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2013, 05:28:54 PM »
I'm not though.

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Re: Hypocrisy Who are the biggest hypocrites?
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2013, 05:37:26 PM »
I see what you did there


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Re: Hypocrisy Who are the biggest hypocrites?
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2013, 06:21:34 PM »
People who claim they want smaller government but want to legislate who other people are allowed to love, or whether they are allowed to control their own body.

People who claim they're socialists/liberals/social democrats but support thugs and dictators as long as they claim to be left wing. (E.G. Chavez)

Vice versa for conservatives and the right-wing. (E.G. Pinochet)

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Re: Hypocrisy Who are the biggest hypocrites?
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2013, 09:00:41 PM »
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I see you still didn't directly answer Droo.
Perhaps its a case of d/won't ask, d/won't tell. Having not been in the military, I'm merely speculating here.

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Re: Hypocrisy Who are the biggest hypocrites?
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2013, 10:25:22 PM »
The hollywood movies thing is such a lightweight point. So because something makes an exciting piece of art, something that appeals to the masses, the maker endorses it's place in actual society? The assumption is that hollywood is exploiting gun love and love for actual gun violence in society to make money- as opposed to exploiting human attraction to danger and death and battles... violence has been in art for that reason since it began. Hollywood movies featuring gun violence are very popular in Australia, or anywhere really. Maybe to the extent that guns are more relevant, and so it makes sense to use them in violent movies set in modern times, they are 'exploiting' the status of guns in our culture. It's like making the charge that violent Japanese videogame makers would be hypocritical for calling for a reduction in actual street violence. They would be hypocrites if they wanted gun violence and gun love to remain so intimate as they are with American culture, so they could make more profits, and then went out and preached against it. But that wouldn't make sense, and I would say they're pretty genuine in their desire for gun control.

Maybe some of them are hypocrites in this regard, it is possible. I mean if you wanted to stretch it that far, I could be a hypocrite for paying for these movies that might propagate violence, and that allegedly feed of a particular culture of guns/violence. But to class them as the biggest hypocrites? There's bigger.
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Re: Hypocrisy Who are the biggest hypocrites?
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2013, 01:52:02 AM »
The politicians who milk the Newtown tragedy, call for gun bans but have bodyguards for themselves, their family and their money  ::)

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Re: Hypocrisy Who are the biggest hypocrites?
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2013, 02:17:35 AM »
Guys to remind the thread is about hypocrisy - not making personal comments about people

I'm sure there is something ironic in that statement...  ;)

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Re: Hypocrisy Who are the biggest hypocrites?
« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2013, 07:23:57 AM »
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The politicians who milk the Newtown tragedy, call for gun bans but have bodyguards for themselves, their family and their money  ::)
That's a partisan stretch even by your standards.

After what a nut with a gun did to Gabrielle Giffords, who can blame them ? As long as nuts can get guns so easily, as public figures why SHOULDN'T they have protection ?






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Re: Hypocrisy Who are the biggest hypocrites?
« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2013, 12:02:59 PM »
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Politicians without a doubt!

Without a doubt.


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Re: Hypocrisy Who are the biggest hypocrites?
« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2013, 01:01:31 PM »
Media - particularly tabloid newspapers- run by and for a very narrow self-interest and which paint everything in the most cynical and sneering attitude possible and then blames its subjects, from celebrities to politicians, for the negativity and contempt which they create.

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Re: Hypocrisy Who are the biggest hypocrites?
« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2013, 01:18:36 PM »
And we all know how politicians cosy up to the press when it suits them and then disavow the press when it suits them.

Politicians are hypocritical, cynical, opportunistic, self-serving scumbags.

Politicians are the ultimate 'do as we say and not as we do' artists.