What an interesting time I have had this evening, and I wish to share this experience with all of my friends. I hope that in turn you will spread the word, for people need to know what I've just experienced.
I have only the proof of screen shots with the clock in the corner as a time-stamp. Those who attempt to defend these images will say that I have manipulated them somehow, but each image is also stamped with a marker on it as well.
The moral to the story is this - I went to the lefty site Huffington Post tonight, just to chat it up for a bit over there. They're all over the fact that Glenn Beck was on a videocast with Katie Cupcake, plus I guess Mark Levin is now their new hero because Mark said he doesn't understand some of what Glenn said on Katie's grab for ratings.
Anyway, the discussion turned to racism, as it always seems to with these folks. The very first comment I saw was by someone called amandla who said:
"I'm sorry, but I think that 90-95% of the people attending the "9/12" marches are PROUD racists, with the other 5-10% being racists in denial. People like Beck will openly express their belief in the inferiority of non-white people, yet they for some reason think their bias is hidden and undetectable by others (?). Code words are easily deciphered by even the most politically unsophisticated person, thus racists in denial (Beck) must apparently believe non-whites are so stupid that they can't understand what is being said.
The 2009 Republican Party has truly become the refuge of far-right whites who can't shake the feeling that they've necessarily lost something with the election of a Black man to the presidency. I'm hoping their hopes of secession from the US come to fruition - there's a lot of living space out in the wilderness of Alaska, Montana, and Idaho..."
Well, I couldn't just sit quietly, so I replied -
"I'm sorry, but I am one of those people who attended such an event, and I will tell you with great clarity and certainty that you are absolutely incorrect.
We are good people, just as you are good people, and for you to continue to label us as r@cists is only setting your cause back. You are coming across as arrogant, snide, and dismissive - while all we wish is to have a civil discussion.
There was disagreement to exactly this same level in '93 when Clinton tried to pass HillaryCare. It didn't rise to the same levels of display, such as the rallies you see today - but that is because we on the right are just as upset about some things we saw from the past 8 years, then we got told "change" and we see more of the same - an out of control spending agenda, cronyism, and a disturbing arrogance from the WH toward dissent.
The republican party is lost - about that you are correct - but Conservatism is alive and well, and is growing more strong each and every day people like you speak in such a condescending manner about your fellow Americans."
The discussion continued. I have a bunch of the back and forth comments saved, but what is now much more interesting is the fact that at some point, the moderators began to pull my comments upon the next refresh.
Luckily, I was ready for this, because I've been seeing this a lot lately. Any time a discussion turns against the leftist, the moderators delete the comment of the Conservative - or at least they've done it to me.
So in order, I offer you a timeline of my comments being added, then deleted. My screenname is 'solopico' there, and you'll even notice at one point I told the moderators I was screen grabbing. Didn't seem to matter.
Click on each picture to enlarge it, and notice the clock in each picture.
So - make of it what you will... but I believe there's a big lesson learned from all of this, which is that quite simply this is extreme proof that in the battlefield of truth and ideas, Conservatism is winning - big time.