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radius777

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56. Tech-bros like Zuckerberg control the internet, which is a sewer
Tue Feb 18, 2020, 01:10 AM
Feb 2020

that allows the far left-bros, alt-right bros, hackers/bots etc to grow unchecked.

IOW, the culture is set by entitled white dudes, which the media promotes as 'hip', and some others now (some younger poc, women etc) get drawn in, thinking it's where 'the revolution' is at.

Alot of these bros/wannabe-bros are the biggest cowards IRL - who want to feel tough by attacking women, poc, gays etc - who they resent for success - really what drives their anger.

Basically, if one has the patience, the best thing is to refute their entire fairy-tale populist entitlement mentality. They think (deep down) that they're entitled to be rich and favored in the global economy just because they're white and American - as if that's the biggest form of oppression in the world.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
Wouldn't know Bernie supporters were the bullies by reading this forum. HerbChestnut Feb 2020 #1
This forum is moderated. Bullying isn't tolerated. Also, it is harder to go after people pnwmom Feb 2020 #2
Ha! HerbChestnut Feb 2020 #4
I'd like to see an example of bullying on DU by supporters of other candidates. The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2020 #8
Oh come on. HerbChestnut Feb 2020 #12
It's not bullying. It's criticism. The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2020 #13
Vetting is bullying? sheshe2 Feb 2020 #17
There is a critical difference between criticizing and bullying, as described in the article. pnwmom Feb 2020 #19
Being cynical is not bullying. Sloumeau Feb 2020 #66
You F&*king kidding me? So many acts of bullying on DU pass because they're against BS. Gravitycollapse Feb 2020 #46
Please feel free to give examples of the bullying against BS. :) nt Sloumeau Feb 2020 #55
You are literally in a post bullying BS supporters. Don't gaslight me. Gravitycollapse Feb 2020 #59
Can you please give examples of what you consider bullying? betsuni Feb 2020 #61
Bullying is making judgements on the character of a candidates supporters... Gravitycollapse Feb 2020 #64
Well, when I say that the ACA with a public option and 55-year-old Medicare betsuni Feb 2020 #87
+1,000,000. dchill Feb 2020 #62
Please and asking for examples are bullying? You might want to look the word up. Hint. krissey Feb 2020 #67
That's your perspective. Cha Feb 2020 #3
We are not talking about HERE. nt UniteFightBack Feb 2020 #6
I was thinking the exact same thing! Bluepinky Feb 2020 #53
They aren't really like that. They aren't real. Other campaigns have just as many people like that. The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2020 #5
BS "floated" this.. Cha Feb 2020 #10
So, BS refuses to do anything about it... Sloumeau Feb 2020 #57
Pretty much covers it all. sheshe2 Feb 2020 #18
I have to say that a lot of us are actually not like that. ramen Feb 2020 #52
Then it would be helpful if those not bullying tell those who are it's not ok. we can do it Feb 2020 #90
Totally agree. nt ramen Feb 2020 #93
Ummmm, no ... there was a fight at a BS even here recently. Other campaigns DO NOT have these people uponit7771 Feb 2020 #78
I guess I forgot this: The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2020 #91
The average age of a supporter for Bernie Sanders may be younger than Sloumeau Feb 2020 #7
Yang had young supporters. But they're not known for being bullies. n/t pnwmom Feb 2020 #9
Yang also never spoke badly about any other candidate The Mouth Feb 2020 #14
How many supporters? progressoid Feb 2020 #39
There is no evidence that a similar PROPORTION of Yang's supporters engage pnwmom Feb 2020 #40
I am not seeing it from Buttigieg and he has youth, too. Nor Beto when he was around. krissey Feb 2020 #47
The #YangGang were the nicest group of supporters out there. denem Feb 2020 #49
Klobuchar's supporters are super nice and measured here too mdelaguna Feb 2020 #75
60 year olds, like everyone else, engage in bullying. Gravitycollapse Feb 2020 #48
Civility is not part of this election cycle, period. They are mirroring MAGA crowd. zonkers Feb 2020 #11
Civility doesn't seem to be a problems for supporters of other D's. Warren's supporters, for example pnwmom Feb 2020 #16
From the article: The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2020 #15
No they have not. sheshe2 Feb 2020 #21
Funny how some say Russian interference is just an excuse and didn't exist but betsuni Feb 2020 #26
You just cannot have it both ways. sheshe2 Feb 2020 #31
Thank you for that.. why do they have to be Cha Feb 2020 #22
The Ady Barkan stuff was disgusting tishaLA Feb 2020 #20
You make a good point. And I find it interesting that Bernie, himself, never admonishes the bad Vivienne235729 Feb 2020 #23
"If you're not with Bernie you're an infidel" dalton99a Feb 2020 #24
So true. betsuni Feb 2020 #28
+1 uponit7771 Feb 2020 #32
Fom Steve Almond's "Bad Stories": betsuni Feb 2020 #25
There's a story that a frog may consider the sky to be the size of the well. David__77 Feb 2020 #27
The conversations on DU are reasonably tame because the TOS requires them to be. The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2020 #29
This site is well-moderated. It's other sites where the bullying occurs. n/t pnwmom Feb 2020 #54
Because you see what you want to see ibegurpard Feb 2020 #30
Please cite some examples. The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2020 #35
NSFW... progressoid Feb 2020 #50
That's quite a claim. Link, please. n/t pnwmom Feb 2020 #44
Starts at the top. Sanders has been bullying Democrats for five decades and Democrats krissey Feb 2020 #33
Remember: Anyone can be anything online...who are they...where do they live? ashredux Feb 2020 #34
Easy answer: JoeOtterbein Feb 2020 #36
Firstly, Buttigieg is winning. Second, Sanders has been crying since 2015 and hasn't stopped. krissey Feb 2020 #41
The article talked about DEATH THREATS. If Bernie people were getting pnwmom Feb 2020 #42
Death threats.... and you are fist pumping? ehrnst Feb 2020 #94
You didn't address the "widespread bullying" mentioned in the OP. So "winning"* is license to bully? George II Feb 2020 #99
I find it interesting that Bernie, himself, never admonishes the bad behaviors of his staff. Aussie105 Feb 2020 #37
If they aren't Bernie people, then why isn't he speaking out more strongly against them? pnwmom Feb 2020 #43
On Hardball last night they showed clip of him admonishing mdelaguna Feb 2020 #76
He generally states that he "didn't know about it" so I guess that means he doesn't need ehrnst Feb 2020 #95
House Finches love Bernie Beringia Feb 2020 #38
Attempt at distraction from what's going on in the OP Cha Feb 2020 #45
They seem to have declined to bless his campaign with a miraculous appearance this time around. ehrnst Feb 2020 #96
this is my struggle with Sanders TalenaGor Feb 2020 #51
Tech-bros like Zuckerberg control the internet, which is a sewer radius777 Feb 2020 #56
They skew younger and male, thus more aggressive. RandySF Feb 2020 #58
But so do Yang's supporters, and they're not bullies. pnwmom Feb 2020 #60
Not as large a pool of people. RandySF Feb 2020 #63
Still, you'd expect to have heard some reports, if the issue was being young and male. pnwmom Feb 2020 #65
I think it is an example Sanders has set over the last five decades and especially last five years. krissey Feb 2020 #68
yes. Cha Feb 2020 #69
+1. And how he turns a blind eye to their ratfucking and bullshit dalton99a Feb 2020 #70
+1 betsuni Feb 2020 #72
Obama's base was young, so was Beto's in TX in 2018, radius777 Feb 2020 #73
The percentage of bullies was lower among the rest of candidates no matter who they uponit7771 Feb 2020 #79
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There was a fight at a recent Sanders rally, that's a fact not a "trope". No other dem candidates uponit7771 Feb 2020 #80
Post removed Post removed Feb 2020 #82
False equivalence noted, no other candidates have fights at their rallies like Sanders ... uponit7771 Feb 2020 #83
Message auto-removed Name removed Feb 2020 #85
This is false on its face, Obama had bigger turnout during his primary run and no fist fights among uponit7771 Feb 2020 #88
"Literal victim blaming" ????? gollygee Feb 2020 #89
When I used to be on Twitter eilen Feb 2020 #74
It's not. It's a media myth. DanTex Feb 2020 #77
There was a fight at a recent Sanders rally, that's a fact not myth uponit7771 Feb 2020 #81
Interesting anecdote. DanTex Feb 2020 #86
But "all sides" right? ehrnst Feb 2020 #98
"... all sides ..." ---Oh, Lord... here we go. NurseJackie Feb 2020 #84
False equivalency.... ehrnst Feb 2020 #97
Oh my. That's all I can say. George II Feb 2020 #100
They aren't the only ones. Zolorp Feb 2020 #92
These are NOT Saunders supporters Hearthrob Feb 2020 #101
Then why isn't he speaking out against them and saying they don't represent him? n/t pnwmom Feb 2020 #102
Because they're true believers who think the end justifies the means? Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 2020 #103
Kick Cha Feb 2020 #104
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