Tuesday, 29 September 2020

How to Defeat PragerU: Introducing the Gravel Institute

quote [ There's a big problem on the internet: right-wing groups like PragerU pour lies and disinformation into the feeds of every American. H Jon Benjamin (of Bob's Burgers and Archer) explains how The Gravel Institute is fighting back. ]

Their first video:
Is Big Government Really the Problem? - YouTube
Decent animation, clear cut presentation. Hopefully it will make a difference.
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[by steele]
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mechavolt said @ 4:17pm GMT on 1st October
So here is your fallacy:

Marriage equality: Might I remind you what party implemented Don't Ask Don't Tell? It's only been within the last decade that Democrats have finally come around on LGBT rights -- they have a much longer history of flat out ignoring them. And what they've come around to supporting is just marriage -- there is still huge amounts of discrimination that the Democratic lawmakers just do not address.

Women's right to property ownership: This is going so far back that it's not even the same party anymore.

Worker's rights: Again, this is the old Democratic party. The current neoliberal establishment does not give a fuck about worker's rights. They don't support unions. They don't support livable wages.

Reproductive rights: Democrats have been relying on Roe v Wade for over FORTY YEARS instead of actually changing the laws to permanently protect this. If you're talking about contraception, kudos to adding it to the ACA, but then they went and allowed the religious exemption, which effectively neuters it for many people.

And here is your strawman: How facile apathetic hipster can you be? What is the point of this nothing matters everything sucks burn it all down pose?"

Again, my position is the Democrats are preferable to Republicans, but they are far from perfect. I still stand by my argument that the social change they promise is empty or limited in scope to where it doesn't affect their true constituents' pockets. Any social change you see from the Democratic establishment is economically neutered.


mechavolt said @ 4:18pm GMT on 1st October
So here is your fallacy:

Marriage equality: Might I remind you what party implemented Don't Ask Don't Tell? It's only been within the last decade that Democrats have finally come around on LGBT rights -- they have a much longer history of flat out ignoring them. And what they've come around to supporting is just marriage -- there is still huge amounts of discrimination that the Democratic lawmakers just do not address. Furthermore, it was the Supreme Court who decided on marriage equality, not Democratic lawmakers.

Women's right to property ownership: This is going so far back that it's not even the same party anymore.

Worker's rights: Again, this is the old Democratic party. The current neoliberal establishment does not give a fuck about worker's rights. They don't support unions. They don't support livable wages.

Reproductive rights: Democrats have been relying on Roe v Wade for over FORTY YEARS instead of actually changing the laws to permanently protect this. If you're talking about contraception, kudos to adding it to the ACA, but then they went and allowed the religious exemption, which effectively neuters it for many people.

And here is your strawman: How facile apathetic hipster can you be? What is the point of this nothing matters everything sucks burn it all down pose?"

Again, my position is the Democrats are preferable to Republicans, but they are far from perfect. I still stand by my argument that the social change they promise is empty or limited in scope to where it doesn't affect their true constituents' pockets. Any social change you see from the Democratic establishment is economically neutered.



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mechavolt said @ 4:17pm GMT on 1st October
So here is your fallacy:

Marriage equality: Might I remind you what party implemented Don't Ask Don't Tell? It's only been within the last decade that Democrats have finally come around on LGBT rights -- they have a much longer history of flat out ignoring them. And what they've come around to supporting is just marriage -- there is still huge amounts of discrimination that the Democratic lawmakers just do not address. Furthermore, it was the Supreme Court who decided on marriage equality, not Democratic lawmakers.

Women's right to property ownership: This is going so far back that it's not even the same party anymore.

Worker's rights: Again, this is the old Democratic party. The current neoliberal establishment does not give a fuck about worker's rights. They don't support unions. They don't support livable wages.

Reproductive rights: Democrats have been relying on Roe v Wade for over FORTY YEARS instead of actually changing the laws to permanently protect this. If you're talking about contraception, kudos to adding it to the ACA, but then they went and allowed the religious exemption, which effectively neuters it for many people.

And here is your strawman: How facile apathetic hipster can you be? What is the point of this nothing matters everything sucks burn it all down pose?"

Again, my position is the Democrats are preferable to Republicans, but they are far from perfect. I still stand by my argument that the social change they promise is empty or limited in scope to where it doesn't affect their true constituents' pockets. Any social change you see from the Democratic establishment is economically neutered.




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