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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
Homosexuality: FR is on the wrong side of history on this one

That is pure bunk. This is a conservative site, not centrist and for sure not liberal. As far as racism, the elected president and his administration are the epitome of racism and if you think otherwise you're no conservative.

I wish you well finding a site that everyone agrees with you.

81 posted on 01/28/2013 8:50:28 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: latina4dubya; Melas

“i agree with you on this in essence... i’m not so sure FR has become increasingly racist, but many of the posts contain racial elements... comments... views... “

I can tell you why. Racism in this country has mushroomed in the last four years, led on by none other than our communist in chief. It’s not just one race either. It has mushroomed in whites, blacks, Latin’s and everybody in between. The man who claimed he was going to bring every one together has done just the opposite.

And IMHO, on purpose... To fit his own political agenda.


82 posted on 01/28/2013 8:51:11 PM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
I'm with you. Tough it up.

-PJ

83 posted on 01/28/2013 8:51:19 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Melas
More and more posts reference violent solutions to political disagreements

Meh. "John Brown's Body" ain't a Amish song and this country is drowning in more of the red blood of 60,000,000+ red and yellow, black and white babies than was ever ripped from the backs of the slaves. This old world is headed for reckoning with its Maker whether its the brimstone of Sodom or the bullets of Bull Run. You can bury your head in the sand but history is kviolent, they are precious in His sight, and His truth is marching on.

Revelation 19:15 From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty.

84 posted on 01/28/2013 8:51:49 PM PST by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: Melas
More and more posts reference violent solutions to political disagreements

Meh. "John Brown's Body" ain't a Amish song and this country is drowning in more of the red blood of 60,000,000+ red and yellow, black and white babies than was ever ripped from the backs of the slaves. This old world is headed for reckoning with its Maker whether its the brimstone of Sodom or the bullets of Bull Run. You can bury your head in the sand but history is kviolent, they are precious in His sight, and His truth is marching on.

Revelation 19:15 From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty.

85 posted on 01/28/2013 8:52:02 PM PST by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: Melas

Claiming we are “on the wrong side of history” is about the most pointless argument one can make to a roomful of conservatives, whether you’re right or not. For if “conservative” means anything, and maybe it doesn’t, it means to stand athwart history. That is, at least in defense of some things. If not the equal esteem and promotion of homo- and heterosexuality, still some things. As such, blanket arguments in favor of the zeitgeist fall on deaf ears.


86 posted on 01/28/2013 8:52:27 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: HokieMom
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. ;^)

I was also in the Townhall.com chat room under a different screen name and I remember Melas as a "moderate" who often disagreed with conservatives. He has finally revealed his true colors on FR. I often wondered what happened to all the other people I knew on Townhall.com chat.

87 posted on 01/28/2013 8:54:01 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Melas

Many have come here, and many have gone. And very few of those who left have been exhibitionists treating us to their posturing opera! (I can dig this plural of ‘opus’)


88 posted on 01/28/2013 8:54:33 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Melas
I agree with some of your sentiments . I suspect that much of it is generated by trolls that come here to stir us up and cause disagreements.

I also think we should have a "junior freepers section" for some of the more juvenile members.

89 posted on 01/28/2013 8:55:28 PM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: Jet Jaguar

It is appropriate it has been “hijacked” for inner city youts.

Because the press often never directly identifies the race of the criminal as well. But in almost all of these stories, you can generally figure it out by names, or other information. Sometimes people post the same story but from another news agency and they have a picture or other identifying info the original story didn’t.


90 posted on 01/28/2013 8:55:28 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: babygene

I agree whole heartedly.


91 posted on 01/28/2013 8:56:11 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Melas

Well, bye.


92 posted on 01/28/2013 8:56:39 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Melas

I’m going to miss you, your are a voice of reason snd compromise here. I know it is tough, in my case, of being libertarian and/or a Barry Goldwater type (or South Park) of conservative. One thing I do fear is the tyranny of the left but I’m also afraid of a tyranny from something akin to an American version of a Taliban. I have very conservative views myself and I do believe in God and religion but it is something for each of us to find their own way and it cannot, nor should not, be pushed on society by the power of the gun. If we feel the left should not to that, we should hold ourselves to the same standard. I think we need to stress responsibility and accountability too.


93 posted on 01/28/2013 8:57:18 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: old curmudgeon

I think I love you-Heeheheehhe
The Lumineers - Ho Hey
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvCBSSwgtg4


94 posted on 01/28/2013 8:58:16 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: AlmaKing; Melas
Racism, faggotry, and hate - the major planks in the Democrat platform.

Why not go for the hat trick and mention that you’re pro-abortion?

You said all that I was going to say.

95 posted on 01/28/2013 8:58:31 PM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Well, bye.

Pithy.

It's a shame that Bill O'Reilly has tarnished the meaning of that fine word. So, a tip of the fedora for keeping it succinct. :-)

96 posted on 01/28/2013 9:00:05 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Nowhere Man
I do believe in God and religion but it is something for each of us to find their own way and it cannot, nor should not, be pushed on society by the power of the gun.

Any example of just who it is that is pushing religion on society by the power of the gun?

97 posted on 01/28/2013 9:00:05 PM PST by digger48
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To: SVTCobra03

I’m guessing most are still fighting the good fight in one way or another. ;^)


98 posted on 01/28/2013 9:00:11 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

“I will soon be 85 and I have not yet found it.”

Agreed. (I’m just an 80 year old kid)

.


99 posted on 01/28/2013 9:00:39 PM PST by Mears
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To: Revolting cat!

I love it when you are serious.


100 posted on 01/28/2013 9:01:32 PM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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