“Libtard” and ODP Word Choices

September 6, 2017
Occupy Democrats Parody

Many mentally unstable Democrats and even some self-proclaimed “conservatives” have informed us that our use of “libtard” is unfair to mentally disabled children and even “disgusting.

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Some have sent silly articles suggesting that the word “retard” causes some irreparable harm to those with “special needs.”

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There remains no evidence that use of words like “LIBTARD” harms “those with down syndrome” and other special needs persons.  And in fact, there’s no greater insult to those with such limitations as to suggest that they will never be adult enough to embrace that old “sticks and stones” adage.

After going around on this with a few claiming to be “defending” those with “down syndrome” it finally occurred to me what’s really going on.

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That seems to have finished this particular exchange, but perhaps I’ll offer update once and if he comes back with a reply.

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About Occupy Democrats “Parody”

August 4, 2017
Occupy Democrats Parody

Our name includes “Parody” and so we’re often asked whether we’re serious.

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We are a “parody” of the brand known as “Occupy Democrats.”   Now it’s fair to say that they are a self-parody and that their own absurd comedy might be adequately entertaining in its own right.  But here we lean into a synonym, “mockery.”

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ODP’s No Scrub and No Block Policy

March 6, 2017 updated June 22, 2017
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Many pages will unceremoniously scrub and and even block whenever their message is threatened by visitors that offer correction to the poorly formed opinions upon which their brand is built.

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Our policy to NOT delete posts is about integrity.

We provide a “safe space” from dishonest “moderation” tactics that can result in countless man hours of time invested in debate vanishing on the whim of some page administrator that simply cannot handle nor afford for their audience to witness superior ideas.

We simply do not scrub nor block even the most inane nor questionable liberal drivel but for a very narrow set of very rare exceptions.

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Is Online Debate Futile?

February 28, 2017
Updated March 7, 2017

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For many it may seem a useless exercise.  I can personally account for several breakthroughs achieved by the miracle of threaded online debates.  Still it is difficult to get past the gates of carefully guarded opinions.  Let’s discuss why.

THOUGHT PROTECTIONISM

Near everyone self identifies as a “logical” and “rational” thinker.  Reflexively anything that betray’s an individual’s understanding is at least initially dismissed as “illogical” and “irrational.”  The powerful elites that govern have a vested interested in managing the kinds of thoughts since it is the key ingredient to all power wielded that isn’t enforced by hard threats of dire and even mortal consequences for individual or collective expressions of defiance.

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