Gab - positive and negative

Posted by $ AJAshinoff 1 month ago to Culture
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As a constitutionalist I am a very strong proponent of free speech. In fact, I'll listen to any argument on the condition I can tell that person my view and, if warranted, that he's an assh_le.

Growing up in an itialian-american household in NY, learning to drive in NY and serving in the USN, swear words are more coloring/flavorful than offensive and just about any viewpoint is subject to argument or defense.

That said, I commend Gab for their mostly hands off approach to free speech. For better or for worse you receive a full range of ideas and the assh_le tend to highlight themselves regularly.

Still, I think Gab provides group courage to cowards. Almost all on Gab profess Christianity and constitutionalism and yet Gab has quite a few racist? I know this isn't the preferred subject matter on this site, this just irritates me and I need to vent a bit.

I posted this to Gab earlier today, yet despite having nearly 50 followers no one has responded either favorably or unfavorably. I have blocked the posts of about half the numbers of those following me primarily for being pro-nazi, pro-white, or openly racist to anyone non-white.

"Reality 101

All things were created and put on earth by God. This truism includes every living thing, that means ALL people regardless of race or sex.

If you objectify someone and dictate your behavior toward them solely based on their skin color you are a racist and you are going against Gods creation. You don't have to like or appreciate people different than you but that doesn't change that God made them, just as He has you and your lineage. He has a reason and a plan and HE doesn't have to meet your approval. Good morning.

I'm old school American so I'll tolerate it, but I am seriously growing tired of the racist speech on Gab, it's very unbecoming for those professing to be christian or even American."

Anyhow, there are enough legitimate reasons to dislike someone without being petty. Just venting.



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  • Posted by $ Dobrien 1 month ago
    AJ , I am on GAB and what I see is an infiltration of sorts. Just yesterday I was followed by 2 who when I Iooked to see what they had posted they clearly were posting NAZI, Racist posts. I don't! Those people I do not follow back.
    BTW it has been reported that the FBLIE is on these social media sites. it would not surprise me to find out they are behind this BS. Mostly I post music, photo images, my art work and I repost things that i am interested in often to save it and sometimes for future review.
    That said , I am totally OK with anyone posting or spewing their hate, after all it is the way to judge a character. If everyone spoke with political correctness , the true character is masked.
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  • Posted by JohnRandALL 1 month ago
    I have been on Gab, and I am not spending much time on it because of the heavy christian theme, and I have also noticed a lot of anti-semitism. But anything is better than heavily censored Twitter.
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    • Posted by $ 1 month ago
      I can see how the open christianity can be overwhelming. I'm not a opposed but it can get pretty heavy handed and it's not always accurate or consistent. I do appreciate the alternative to all other social media there days and its groups are ever expanding. Apparently, the paypal and twitter fiasco are responsible for many thousands of members joining Gab.
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  • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 1 month ago
    "If you have something to say, and you say nothing, it becomes a lie."
    I don't remember who said that, but I found it to be profoundly true...

    You did not lie.
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  • Posted by Lucky 1 month ago
    Strong agreement from me. Free speech for all, even the bigots. No censorship.

    Free speech includes correct description of racism.

    Now GAB is established there is plenty of racism appearing, not much opposition. What opposition there is, gets overwhelmed.
    There a lot of self selection going on with the first group predominating.

    They may claim to be Christian, more the Christianity of the Inquisition than of the founders.
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    • Posted by $ 1 month ago
      I have familial history with WW2 having had family in the US Army, Russian Navy, and Jews in the concentration camps. When I spoke out explaining how the extermination wasn’t Jewish propaganda as I had family who were murdered, tortured and tattoo serialized (my oldest memory asking an old woman about the crude numbers tattooed the n her wrist) I was flooded with nazi rhetoric perpetuating their belief that it never happened.
      On my moms side anyone who served did not speak of their part/role in WW2 but my great uncle did once mention that he was there at the liberation of an extermination camp.

      I’ve known too many from that generation, family and friends of family who served to believe the neonazi bullshit but it’s alive and well, even growing, within Gab.

      If we cannot even agree on what is evil….
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      • Posted by mccannon01 1 month ago
        My father in law (RIP Dad), who was in the air force (army air corps in WWII) and was in Europe at the end and saw the camps. He didn't say much but he had photos brought back he kept in a hidden album so the kids wouldn't see them and there is no doubt it was quite real. I saw the photos years ago and the stacks of bodies in the forrest around the camp and many other photos document a great deal. I know the family member who has the album now, but when dad passed I saw the album again and some of the worst photos had been lost somehow.
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        • Posted by $ 1 month ago
          It is troubling that so many vehemently deny what happened. The tone of the rhetoric and the images presented are setting the stage for that carnage to repeat. I am not a jew and never held that belief or reverence for Israel. Still, it’s obvious now, here in this country, how something like this can manifest. It is quite real.
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          • Posted by mccannon01 1 month ago
            Concentration camps of Nazi Germany take center stage, but the Gulags of the Soviet Union and "re-education" camps of China are equivalent. Throw in the killing fields of Pol Pot and the prisons of communist Cuba and it's plain the Germans are not the outlier. It won't happen here if Americans don't let it.
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  • Posted by 25n56il4 1 month ago
    If I had ever said or done anything racist in my young life my mother would have been on top of me explaining why I shouldn't, so I didn't! With a half breed American Indian father and full blood AI grandmother I loved I couldn't. Then, I didn't know it but my mama was Ashkenasi Jew.
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    • Posted by 25n56il4 1 month ago
      I was making a presentation to our local Rotary Club and a doctor I really liked, asked me if I treated illegal children. i quickly snapped back, "I treat sick children. I don't know what an illegal child is!' Tears flooded my eyes and a friendly doctor quickly put his arms around me and said, 'John, don't get between her and a sick child, you'll get trampled!'
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      • Posted by $ 1 month ago
        I have no problem providing basic medical treatment to illegal adults or children as long as they are stable enough to send back to the country the came from.

        Illegals are not entitled to anything but a return trip home but that doesn’t mean we have to be uncaring.

        Dale and I went round after round over private property and ownership. My position has only strengthened.

        Anywho, that’s my 2 bits.
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