Originally Posted by NewChief
And I know this is only Chiefsplanet, and I share some of your sentiments... but this sort of billy badass rhetoric is also a problem of the right. I'm not picking on you here frazod (once again, I agree with many of your concerns, and I actually was going to posit that these guys who are worried more about social issues than the economy may be young and without families), but the Right is really, really bad at coming off as complete ****ing assholes who don't give a shit about other people.
Going back to Travon Martin: maybe there's no racism in a person's stance on it, but when they're saying shit like, "thuggy hood rat probably had it coming. One less baby daddy in the welfare line" (not an exact quote) then it's really easy for them to be painted as racist.
Billy badass rhetoric? Ask yourself this - do you think the average Athenian still gave a shit about the concepts of liberty and democracy when he didn't know where his next meal was coming from?