Enemies of the people (traitorous reporters, politicians, corporations etc.)

This sort of stuff has already infected college sports as well. Here in Orlando our local football team had a group of players trying to get a bisexual hispanic psychology professor fired for a few mild tweets on BLM and race relations.

I played sports all my life, but my interest began to dissipate after 2016. And 2020 has all but killed any positive emotion I had towards any sporting league or player.
 

andy dufresne

Woodpecker

Here's a whole list of Douchebags to boycott. Richard Marx, John Cusack and Stephen king.

You don't have to login to leave comments and it's funny how many support Carlson. People be getting woke!
 

budoslavic

Peacock
Gold Member
This is the vaguest and stupidest statement from Oregon Governor Kate Brown. Nothing makes sense when reading it.


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Elected Officials, Community Leaders Call for Peace

In a joint letter, elected officials from executive and legislative branches along with community leaders call for an end to the violence in Portland

September 3, 2020

As elected officials and community leaders, we are coming together to condemn the acts of violence in Portland that have occurred as thousands of Oregonians have been peacefully protesting for racial justice and police accountability.

The violence must stop.

There is no place for white supremacy or vigilantism in Oregon.

All who perpetrate violent crimes must be held equally accountable.

Together, we are committing ourselves to do the hard work that will bring meaningful change for racial justice and police reform.

Governor Kate Brown

Tobias Read, State Treasurer

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum

Speaker of the House Tina Kotek

Senator Michael Dembrow
Senator Lew Frederick
Senator Kathleen Taylor

Representative Maxine Dexter
Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer
Representative Karin Power
Representative Andrea Salinas
Representative Akasha Lawrence Spence
Representative Barbara Smith-Warner

Senate President Peter Courtney

Senator Ginny Burdick
Senator Shemia Fagan
Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward
Senator Rob Wagner

Representative Janelle Bynum
Representative Diego Hernandez
Representative Rob Nosse
Representative Jeff Reardon
Representative Tawna Sanchez

Mayor Ted Wheeler
City of Portland

Commissioner-Elect Carmen Rubio
Portland City Council

Commissioner Amanda Fritz
Portland City Council

Commissioner elect Dan Ryan
Portland City Council

Business and Community Leaders:

Black American Chamber of Commerce
Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington
Muslim Educational Trust
NAACP Portland
Oasis of Praise International Ministries
Oregon AFL-CIO
Oregon AFSCME
Oregon Education Association
Oregon Latinx Leadership Network
Oregon Nurses Association
PCUN
Portland Business Alliance, Greater Portland’s Chamber of Commerce
Portland Timbers
Portland Thorns
Portland Trailblazers
SEIU 49
SEIU 503
Stand for Children
Unite Oregon
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It_is_my_time

Hummingbird
^ Dude...Capitalism created the greatest civilization(s) in human history.

Corruption is a cancer. You identify, cut out / treat the cancer: not kill the patient.

Enough with the negativity and anti American rhetoric. Its bad for you
I strongly disagree capitalism created the greatest civilization in the history of human history. Capitalism just ran its course, it raped the resources of the USA and now is raping the middle class. When it is done it will be a barren land and the robber barons will move on to the next host.

Corruption comes hand in hand with the ultimate sin of usury, in which usury, aka capital, is the basis for capitalism
 

Max Roscoe

Kingfisher
^ Dude...Capitalism created the greatest civilization(s) in human history.

Corruption is a cancer. You identify, cut out / treat the cancer: not kill the patient.

Enough with the negativity and anti American rhetoric. Its bad for you
To the degree that one can call America "the greatest civilization in human history" (I have giant problems with such a broad statement and to extend the claim to the entirety of history borders on the absurd), capitalism happened to overlap with the greatness that America was experiencing, not cause it. And capitalism is not a fundamental cause or source of civilization anyway, but an economic system for allocating resources.

Thinking of all the great civilizations of the world: the Roman Empire, the Greeks, the Egyptians, the Mongolians, the Turkish Empire, the British Empire, all the European powers... none of them were particularly capitalistic, and in fact many were anticapitalist. Their economic system had little to do with the successes or failures of their societies, except to the degree that in some cases when resources are too highly concentrated in the hands of too few, it can lead to things like the French Revolution (but that is the exact situation capitalism is causing today).

Capitalism is one of those buzzwords like "democracy" or "Judeo-Christian values" or "regulations" or "diversity" or "equality" that people freely throw around without actually believing what the words themselves mean. Capital is simply one of the 3 economic inputs (land, labor, and capital) and capitalism in particular values the holders of capital (ie merchants, investors) over the workers (laborers). It is an economic system, not a political or moral one, and without debating the *economic* merits of capitalism vis a vis other systems, it has nothing to do with the organization of a society or its social or political goals or whether it is a "great civilization." (It actually has plenty of anti-social and immoral aspects and in that regard can be a very dysgenic and destructive societal force).
 

FactusIRX

Robin
To the degree that one can call America "the greatest civilization in human history" (I have giant problems with such a broad statement and to extend the claim to the entirety of history borders on the absurd), capitalism happened to overlap with the greatness that America was experiencing, not cause it. And capitalism is not a fundamental cause or source of civilization anyway, but an economic system for allocating resources.

Thinking of all the great civilizations of the world: the Roman Empire, the Greeks, the Egyptians, the Mongolians, the Turkish Empire, the British Empire, all the European powers... none of them were particularly capitalistic, and in fact many were anticapitalist. Their economic system had little to do with the successes or failures of their societies, except to the degree that in some cases when resources are too highly concentrated in the hands of too few, it can lead to things like the French Revolution (but that is the exact situation capitalism is causing today).

Capitalism is one of those buzzwords like "democracy" or "Judeo-Christian values" or "regulations" or "diversity" or "equality" that people freely throw around without actually believing what the words themselves mean. Capital is simply one of the 3 economic inputs (land, labor, and capital) and capitalism in particular values the holders of capital (ie merchants, investors) over the workers (laborers). It is an economic system, not a political or moral one, and without debating the *economic* merits of capitalism vis a vis other systems, it has nothing to do with the organization of a society or its social or political goals or whether it is a "great civilization." (It actually has plenty of anti-social and immoral aspects and in that regard can be a very dysgenic and destructive societal force).
Really well said. My experience is those who praise capitalism are those who benefited from a decent cultural system rather than capitalism. In other words, Boomers are generally the only group who praise capitalism because they grew in a post-WW2 Christian, predominately white society, and mistake the benefits of that cultural systems with the benefits of capitalism. In fact, many of the protectionist policies in place during WW2 that allowed the Boomers to strive were decidedly anti-capitalist. Our current society a more full expression of capitalism than when the Boomers grew up, and we can see what type of hellscape it created.
 
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