Profile overview for hatrickpatrick.
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This user has so far shared a total of 1 links, started a total of 5 discussions and submitted a total of 53 comments.

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Man who taught dog to give Nazi salute found guilty of hate crime -, submitted: 3/20/2018 7:27:07 PM, 6 points (+6|-0)

Does anyone else have occasional nihilistic, morbid optimism for the world?, submitted: 1/25/2018 5:52:01 PM, 8 points (+8|-0)

The password requirements are a bit ridiculous, submitted: 8/18/2015 10:56:09 PM, 10 points (+12|-2)

Millennials, liberals, democracy and "the end justifies the means", submitted: 7/20/2017 4:26:43 PM, 21 points (+21|-0)

From a lifelong liberal and left wing activist, I fucking love this place., submitted: 5/21/2017 4:58:16 PM, 59 points (+70|-11)

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Ha-ha | Israel Rejects Cease-fire Deal Between U.S. And Russia In South Syria submitted by MrPong to news

hatrickpatrick 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago

Israel is like a reverse magic 8 ball. Ask them their opinion on geopolitics, do the exact opposite, win for humanity in general.

Psychologists say white people are waking up - DEUS VULT submitted by Crensch to whatever

hatrickpatrick 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago

Turns out the answer is yes: More participants in the study became willing to openly donate money to an anti-immigrant organization after the election. (Before the election, too, more participants were more willing to openly donate if they were told Trump’s victory was assured in their state.)

“If Trump had not come on the scene, a lot of Americans would refuse to authorize a donation to an anti-immigrant organization unless they were promised anonymity,” Cass Sunstein wrote in a May column in Bloomberg. “But with Trump as president, people feel liberated.”

As a traditional socially libertarian, economically centre left, Bernie supporting liberal, this kind of shit is where the SJW-left completely loses me and massively pisses me off beyond belief. We're supposed to live in a democratic society which values freedom of expression, freedom of opinion, and freedom of association. We're SUPPOSED to live in a society in which individual human beings can feel safe to express whatever the fuck they want to express, with their own names attached, without having anything to fear from either the government OR the mob. This whole "Only the government can censor!!111!!1!!1!" bullshit from the SJW-left is no longer relevant in a society in which (a) many public platforms are controlled by private entities, and (b) many employers are using outside-work behaviour to fire employees and many colleges are using outside-college behaviour to expel students, something which I believe should be entirely illegal to begin with.

The fact that people are writing articles suggesting that we are NOT seeing a resurgence in hateful sentiment, but merely that more people are feeling safe to express their already pre-existing sentiment, and that this is somehow a BAD thing, is unimaginably depressing to me. And I fucking hate racism. I find a lot of what I read on Voat pretty fucking repulsive, but you know what? I'm one person. I'm overwhelmingly happy to know that I don't have the power to decide what somebody else expresses or doesn't express - and I'm glad that the same applies in reverse.

The very concept that it can be a good thing for people to be afraid of speaking their true thoughts for fear of consequence or punishment, to me, is itself an authoritarian and historically conservative position (in the past, it's nearly always been about religious family values trumping personal freedom) and it makes me absolutely sick to see self-styled liberals celebrating it. If you call yourself a liberal and advocate for anything other than total freedom of opinion, anything other than for any idea or thought to be "ok" or "safe" for an individual to express, then you are a fucking fraud, end of story. Look up a definition of the word "liberal" and then go and join a socially conservative party where you belong - but stop corrupting the word "liberal" with your authoritarian, repressive, anti-liberation bullshit.

Mom loses lawsuit against school that secretly gave her son transgender treatment submitted by knightwarrior41 to news

hatrickpatrick 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago

Purposefully mis-gendering a transgender person is an act of violence,

See this is where I will never agree with these people. I'm very left wing, I have nothing against trans folk and I'm not even sure where I stand on the parental rights issue (personally I feel that even with parental consent, giving surgery and/or hormonal treatment to a kid to transition before the age of 18 is an act of medical negligence because it's an age when nobody knows what the fuck they want and are highly likely to regret their decision) but this, right here, is fucking batshit insane.

NO words, even words which call for violence, will ever themselves be violence. Words are words. Violence is a physical action. End of story - the two can literally never, ever be conflated.

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From a lifelong liberal and left wing activist, I fucking love this place. submitted by hatrickpatrick to whatever

hatrickpatrick 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

You'd be more unconditionally accepted at deddit, but you clearly aren't after that.

I'm an Irishman, there's nothing we love more than a good old fashioned heated argument ;)

Well guessed - I find it a bit sad if Ireland was the only Western country to implement Church ordered censorship at the state level :/

From a lifelong liberal and left wing activist, I fucking love this place. submitted by hatrickpatrick to whatever

hatrickpatrick 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Ah well, the leaders at least got what they want; a divided people while they screw over both sides.

I said this at the very beginning of BLM - America has a huge problem with police unaccountability (in Ireland we have a totally independent legal organisation which investigates and prosecutes police who are accused by civilians of brutality or wrongdoing) but that by framing this as a racial rather than a policing issue, the protesters were handing the authorities a victory on a silver platter. By focusing on racism alone - and I'm not denying that there IS racism in some parts of the American policing system - they are allowing the politicians and officials to avoid addressing the much bigger and simpler issue, which is that ordinary front-line cops investigating somebody for a minor crime such as posession of weed for personal use, should not be allowed to storm somebody's house at six o clock in the morning with twenty fully armoured and armed men, shouting and roaring and scaring the shit out of the person's family. The biggest issues facing American policing are (a) this over militarisation, where minor crimes are dealt with by full-on fucking SWAT teams, and (b) unaccountability, where cops who are shown to have crossed the line rarely get prosecuted, rarely get convicted, and receive bullshit token sentences if they are. But BLM has facilitated the burying of these issues by insisting that we focus only on one aspect of this far more complex situation.

I'm quite sure that as soon as this conversation was framed around race rather than police powers and lack of punishment for wrongdoing in general, police leaders and politicians breathed a massive sigh of relief.

Hold my beer and watch this... submitted by Some_Guy_from_RI to gifs

hatrickpatrick 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

...and that's why beer and water don't mix