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It is time. My opus
Self | 1-28-2013 | melas

Posted on 01/28/2013 8:10:56 PM PST by Melas

While the title says it all, I thought a goodbye was in order.

While I've been a FReeper for well over a decade, I must declare that it is time to part ways. While I have the greatest respect for a great many of you, the days where I can in good conscience remain silent about the issues that set me apart from the rest of FReeperdom have past. For clarity, or perhaps catharsis, I'm not entirely certain which, I'll lay them out on the table an call the ZOT™ down upon myself.

The racism: I just can't handle it anymore. FR has become increasingly racist since President Obama took office, and enforcement has dropped. Now, not a single crime can be reported with an "amish" comment, and I've yet to see a post express embarrassment or shame when lo and behold sometimes the perpetrators turned out to be lily white.

Homosexuality: FR is on the wrong side of history on this one, and I'll just leave it at that.

Mostly though, it's the hate. More and more posts reference violent solutions to political disagreements. Some subtly couched, others make no pretense. I wouldn't be surprised at all if I read in the morning paper that a FReeper murdered a federal bureaucrat or a federal judge.

I've learned so much, from so many of you, and for that I'm grateful. I genuinely and truly wish all of you well, and sincerely hope you all live out the rest of your lives in happiness.

Melas


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To: Melas

“amish” comment

The amish comment was once directed at the crimes or abominations perpetrated by muslims in the name of allah.

Mainly because the press would never name the religion, or name, of the perp.

The term has been hijacked to fill in for inner city thugs.

With this, only, I agree with you.


61 posted on 01/28/2013 8:35:59 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Liberty Valance

I think we once hung out together in the old chat room at Townhall.com. we all smoked back then and your screen name was Melas or Salem spelled backwards. You often disagreed with the more conservative among us, even back then. ;^)


62 posted on 01/28/2013 8:36:14 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Melas

but the Amish ARE guilty. Bye!


63 posted on 01/28/2013 8:36:48 PM PST by The Toll
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To: Melas
Right side of history?


64 posted on 01/28/2013 8:37:14 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Melas

Take care and God bless.

Yes, some of the commentators are, as such, that I would not recommend this site to minority friends.

As to “history” maybe in some sense but not the good one.


65 posted on 01/28/2013 8:39:00 PM PST by NeoCaveman (Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn)
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To: Melas
I can only judge you from your posts. That said, I've always thought you to be a very soft thinker.

Soft is nice for a mistress.

But your kind of intellectual softness is of no help.

But you're too soft to even grasp that.

Good riddance.

66 posted on 01/28/2013 8:39:10 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Melas

You lost all credibility when you maintained that this site is “racist”.

FR is better off without people who have lost touch with reality.


67 posted on 01/28/2013 8:39:30 PM PST by PAR
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To: Melas; Liberty Valance

Oops, my post 62 was intended for you. ;^)


68 posted on 01/28/2013 8:40:30 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: old curmudgeon

Very well put.


69 posted on 01/28/2013 8:41:09 PM PST by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: Melas
The racism: I just can't handle it anymore. FR has become increasingly racist since President Obama took office, and enforcement has dropped. Now, not a single crime can be reported with an "amish" comment, and I've yet to see a post express embarrassment or shame when lo and behold sometimes the perpetrators turned out to be lily white.

I would have to agree with this for the most part.

Homosexuality: FR is on the wrong side of history on this one, and I'll just leave it at that.

I disagree. I personally could care less what people do in private, but I do not appreciate and will never condone homosexuality, but to each their own as long as I'm not forced to support it in any way.

Mostly though, it's the hate. More and more posts reference violent solutions to political disagreements. Some subtly couched, others make no pretense. I wouldn't be surprised at all if I read in the morning paper that a FReeper murdered a federal bureaucrat or a federal judge.

Violence is a fact of reality that will not simply be left as a non option when the defense of freedom is threatened. While it is typically reserved as a "last resort", survival dictates that it cannot be discarded as an option. While I don't see the need at this time to direct violence at the feds, such acts will become factual if they continue on the path they are traveling upon, and like it or not, the ballot box is not the last option available when the "line" has been crossed, otherwise you simply will be living your life as a slave to a government that has either been voted in to power by those who insist you should be a slave to the government, or by a government who is perpetuating itself through fraud.

If society does collapse, the atrocities that will be committed upon civilians by the government and by other civilians will be unspeakable events that will show the truly violent side of humans. From that perspective, to simply be killed would be frequently and typically merciful compared to what will happen before the unfortunate draw their last breath, IMO. Civilization has not prepared most people in this country for what will come to pass in the likely not so distant future.

I've learned so much, from so many of you, and for that I'm grateful. I genuinely and truly wish all of you well, and sincerely hope you all live out the rest of your lives in happiness.

Good luck.
70 posted on 01/28/2013 8:42:36 PM PST by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Melas
Your affinity to the left has finally caused you to express your true feelings.

You want to see hate?

You want to see rascism? Go visit the leftist blogs like the DUmp. Go read comment sections at the huffpo, politico, yahoo, etc.

The evil left is purposely destroying our Republic as founded.

The evil left is pushing those who believe in Liberty and our Constitution up against the wall of tyranny.

What you foolishly don't understand (b/c you are a leftist at heart) is that those in power on the left, if given the power that Stalin, Mao or Hitler possessed, would likely fulfill a blood lust that is unimaginable.

The left HATES the 2nd Amendment because it stands in the way of the goal -- absolute totalitarian control.

The so called hate, racism ,etc you assign to Freepers, is not such; it is the frustration of so many who are being pushed daily against the wall.

The goal of most Freepers is a Constitutional Republic where ALL can live in peace, where justice is blind, Capitalism flourishes and where we treat each others as individuals, not as groups.

Conservatives, unlike your comrades on the left, want to be left the H*ll alone.

71 posted on 01/28/2013 8:42:56 PM PST by sand88
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To: Melas; All
I'm disappointed, but not at all surprised, to see the reactions of many here to the departure of Melas.

I've known him on several different forums for nearly fifteen years.

His clarity, independence, and intelligence have always stood him out from the crowd.

I, for one, shall miss him. And I'm not alone.

72 posted on 01/28/2013 8:43:26 PM PST by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: Melas

When you let your neurosis run wild it colors your perception of reality to the point of complete delusion. You drank your own Kool-Aid and now you’re clueless.


73 posted on 01/28/2013 8:44:37 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Sitting around online snarling at other conservatives doesn’t accomplish anything.


74 posted on 01/28/2013 8:44:37 PM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: Melas

I guess it would be foolish to ask for one last donation before you go??


75 posted on 01/28/2013 8:46:04 PM PST by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: SomeCallMeTim

You are not one of us. You like perverts and illegal aliens. You are a RINO at best (like Rove) and a communist demorat at worst. You actually own a government motors car that you financed with my money. Get gone and good bye forever.


76 posted on 01/28/2013 8:46:31 PM PST by willardwx
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To: Jet Jaguar
The term [Amish] has been hijacked to fill in for inner city thugs.

I abhor political correctness, euphemisms and the misuse of language. I make a point to never use the term "gay" when applicable to homosexuality. The traditional meaning of the word (cheerful, joyful and merry) have been misappropriated by the sodomite lobby.

Similarly the use of "Amish" (though it's used in a tongue in cheek sense here on FR) is likewise off base. For the most part, the actual Amish are law-abiding, hard-working people who may annoy some when behind one of their slow-moving buggies. But sullying those mostly good people, even in jest with a wink and nod, by using that term as code is the height of being politically correct in our language. Can we not be honest and use the term black, white, Mexican, Asian or whatever is apt when it applies to feral thugs? And when the Amish turn a city into a shooting gallery as black gangs did this weekend in Chicago, let me know.

77 posted on 01/28/2013 8:47:52 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Melas

It is overwehlmingly true that it is almost always correct that the race guessed at or figured out by certain clues and facts of the story, it ain’t racism.

The racists are the blacks targeting whites on purpose because the blacks themselves believe whites are less likely to be carrying a gun, especially in gun-free areas.

Most of the time these comments are made when it is clear by details in the story what’s what. That’s not racism.

DOJ crime stats confirm what we are seeing in these stories. White on white crime is hardly the problem. It’s generally not what we’re dealing with. It’s black on black, black vs mexican, illegals murdering us citizens, etc. It makes the papers because that’s who is committing the crimes.

We don’t make stuff up out of thin air. But when you see a Latrell, a Lamont, a Loquisha, a Shantell, Shaquika, or Roshandra, it isn’t racism to assume the criminal is a black person. It would be ignoring common sense. Same as if they identify it occurring on Martin Luther King Boulevard in any city, USA.

But hey, whatever, you have your reasons. Many people here are just tired because we have a DOJ that does not prosecute criminals for “hate crimes” if they are black, they let the Black Panthers have free reign to intimidate voters while armed, they cover for their “brothers” but hang whitey because after all, everything wrong in the black community somehow, one way or the other, is because of the white man.


78 posted on 01/28/2013 8:47:52 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: EveningStar

If he’s so swell, he wouldn’t have left with parting shots. That’s crappy, and I say that without ever having read anything he wrote.

Lost me at the “racist” accusation.


79 posted on 01/28/2013 8:49:52 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Melas

It was Eric Holder who said we were cowardly on race.


80 posted on 01/28/2013 8:50:08 PM PST by jimfree (In November 2016 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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