Say what you want about WSO, but I kind of like the diversity here.

The recent sub on tech censorship has made me appreciate WSO a little more. It's not a progressive gutter like r/pol or Twitter and it's not right-wing enough to be called a "neo-Nazi, conspiracy theorist" platform on Wikipedia. We have folks like CRE, financeabc, Ozymandia, and Alt-Ctr-Left who work for the CCP and wise philosophers like neink, PeterMBA2018, real_Skanhunt42, and PrivateTechquity to stop them from leading the masses astray. The freedom and open debate makes me grateful. It gets heated out here but it's great. Hope it doesn't change.

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  • Analyst 1 in CorpFin
Jan 9, 2021 - 2:42am

Meh, I think the political discourse on here is not much better, if at all, than the platforms you have mentioned. The talking points are often as identical, as they idiotic, to those of the other platforms. This place has always heavily skewed right and still does even with the presence of the the aforementioned posters who are not even that leftist in the first place. I suppose it might be better than a couple of years ago when it was literally only Bobthebaker and some other guy offering rebuttals to the conservative posters, but the quality of discussion is atrocious. The posters are so emotional and intolerant of differing opinions here that they almost always resort to throwing insults and name calling ("low iq",  "CCP chill", "cuck", etc). I've seen posters carryover arguments and make new threads for the explicit purpose of targeting/calling out others (neink thread, another a while back about financeabc or ozymandia, I forget) who may have had differing opinions. Obviously a microcosm, but it shows the pitiable state of politics in this country.

Jan 9, 2021 - 2:58am

People get so triggered because of other peoples ideas. Unfortunately, this influences and encourages this behaviour in the younger users.

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Jan 9, 2021 - 9:37am

Lol. In that post I said Im not sure I agreed with the decision, criticized both Twitter and China, and now I'm a CCP shill. Are you that triggered by the slightest difference of opinion? It's ok, I was a right wing blowhard at your age too. You'll grow up and learn. 

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Jan 9, 2021 - 10:03am

100% agree with the decision to ban Trump from social media and it is long overdue.  Twitter is a private company and can do whatever it wants.  Twitter is basically saying, it does not want Trump's business.  It is a business decision within capitalism.  I thought that conservatives support free markets and capitalism.

Not sure about the diversity here, as this site is probably 90% conservative

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Jan 9, 2021 - 11:07am

Bless you OP, you get it. This is why WSO is special, none of the censorship bs. Look at google dropping Parler from the play store, a site that has objectively stricter moderation than Twitter yet still is better for preserving open dialogue. So much for "just create your own site if you don't like it." They'll ban you anyway if you don't fall in line with their idiocy when they tell you to. Yes it gets messy, but if you're on here you should be smart enough to sort things out and make your own decisions regardless of what comments someone random on the internet anonymously makes. 

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  • VP in IB - Ind
Jan 9, 2021 - 12:06pm

Because this is the kind of "patriotic speech" that exists on Parler:

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This is from a 2-minute internet search, so who knows what kind of disgusting shit is packed on there. If Apple and Google want to wash their hands of facilitating access to a murder plotting platform for the delusional, they are perfectly in their rights to.

  • Analyst 2 in IB-M&A
Jan 9, 2021 - 12:48pm

Why do you even bother? You know the responses already "but muh BLM looters" "but muh Russia hoax"

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Jan 9, 2021 - 2:36pm

Nice cherry picking. This is why progressives and their push for social dominance got us Trump in 2016, and are quickly leading us towards something worse. They are the epitome of hypocrites. They ask for their side be treated with kids gloves while the other be treated like vermin and murdered. They censor any opinion on major platforms from anyone that goes against what they've established as the socially acceptable discourse, then try to have any alternative platform made specifically for freely discussing differing opinions be banned. They excuse their violence in the name of "social justice" and dismiss the perspectives behind any criticism despite many having validity. Meanwhile conservatives across the board have condemned violence from both sides. Of course there are people on both sides who actively call for it as well, but it's undeniable which side has more free reign and is given far more leeway. Progressives sowed the seeds of violence and its justification all through the last half of 2020, and now it's bubbled up into the side that up to this point had been for the most part subdued.

I am not excusing violence. Peaceful noncompliance has been shown time and time again in the modern age to get the best results. But the censorship has to stop, because it is what causes people to radicalize. It makes people feel powerless. Powerless people get desperate. Desperate people do dangerous things. No one wins when things turn violent, we all will always lose when that happens. But clearly you've learned nothing from what happened throughout last year did you. 

"A riot is the language of the unheard" - Martin Luther King Jr.

Either it's all ok or none of it is, there's no middle ground.

Either it's all ok or none of it is, there's no middle ground.

Either it's all ok or none of it is, there's no middle ground.

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Jan 9, 2021 - 8:53pm

i have an inbox full of deleted posts that begs to differ

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Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Jan 9, 2021 - 5:22pm

Unreal how many conservatives refuse to denounce white supremacy, racism or brutality yet call liberals hypocrites because they refuse to conform to their ideology of free speech when it is nothing more than a whataboutism excuse. Social platforms should remove a president who wanted thugs to breach capital hill and had they been black or any other minority they would have been gunned down. All conservatives do is seemingly come up with more excuses of avoiding the main issue.

Jan 9, 2021 - 5:28pm

Unreal how many conservatives refuse to denounce white supremacy, racism or brutality yet call liberals hypocrites because they refuse to conform to their ideology of free speech when it is nothing more than a whataboutism excuse. Social platforms should remove a president who wanted thugs to breach capital hill and had they been black or any other minority they would have been gunned down. All conservatives do is seemingly come up with more excuses of avoiding the main issue.

You are so dense if you fell into the Dead Sea you would sink right to the bottom. Yet another example of how the school system is failing you kids.

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Jan 9, 2021 - 5:35pm

You had some very bad people in that group, but you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides. You had people in that group … There were people in that rally - and I looked the night before - if you look, there were people protesting very quietly the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee. I'm sure in that group there were some bad ones. The following day it looked like they had some rough, bad people - neo-Nazis, white nationalists, whatever you want to call them. But you had a lot of people in that group that were there to innocently protest, and very legally protest.

Could not have the backbone to call it out because his mainstream audience would be hit hard. Also he did not denounce anything, barely used any effort like the con man he is. 

Jan 9, 2021 - 5:40pm

You had some very bad people in that group, but you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides. You had people in that group … There were people in that rally - and I looked the night before - if you look, there were people protesting very quietly the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee. I'm sure in that group there were some bad ones. The following day it looked like they had some rough, bad people - neo-Nazis, white nationalists, whatever you want to call them. But you had a lot of people in that group that were there to innocently protest, and very legally protest.

Could not have the backbone to call it out because his mainstream audience would be hit hard. Also he did not denounce anything, barely used any effort like the con man he is. 

I genuinely question what kind of bank hires an analyst that so severely lacks both basic reading comprehension and thinks that the number 1 is equal to or greater than the number 38. Even when that 1 has sentences literally in the middle of the quote that identify the exact groups you're talking about using negative descriptors.

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Jan 9, 2021 - 5:47pm

PrivateTechquity

You had some very bad people in that group, but you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides. You had people in that group … There were people in that rally - and I looked the night before - if you look, there were people protesting very quietly the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee. I'm sure in that group there were some bad ones. The following day it looked like they had some rough, bad people - neo-Nazis, white nationalists, whatever you want to call them. But you had a lot of people in that group that were there to innocently protest, and very legally protest.

Could not have the backbone to call it out because his mainstream audience would be hit hard. Also he did not denounce anything, barely used any effort like the con man he is. 

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I genuinely question what kind of bank hires an analyst that so severely lacks both basic reading comprehension and thinks that the number 1 is equal to or greater than the number 38. Even when that 1 has sentences literally in the middle of the quote that identify the exact groups you're talking about using negative descriptors.

Your mom gets raped by your uncle. Your dad did not say anything. 10 days later you could't help but ask your dad, "Daddy, you gonna do something about it? You gonna condemn uncle?" Dad replies, "yes, your uncle is a bad person. But your mom is a whore sometimes too you know. And your uncle sometimes helps us with our roof, so there is some good in him, but he is a bad person, yes."

Jan 9, 2021 - 5:52pm

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PrivateTechquity

You had some very bad people in that group, but you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides. You had people in that group … There were people in that rally - and I looked the night before - if you look, there were people protesting very quietly the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee. I'm sure in that group there were some bad ones. The following day it looked like they had some rough, bad people - neo-Nazis, white nationalists, whatever you want to call them. But you had a lot of people in that group that were there to innocently protest, and very legally protest.

Could not have the backbone to call it out because his mainstream audience would be hit hard. Also he did not denounce anything, barely used any effort like the con man he is. 

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I genuinely question what kind of bank hires an analyst that so severely lacks both basic reading comprehension and thinks that the number 1 is equal to or greater than the number 38. Even when that 1 has sentences literally in the middle of the quote that identify the exact groups you're talking about using negative descriptors.

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Your mom gets raped by your uncle. Your dad did not say anything. 10 days later you could't help but ask your dad, "Daddy, you gonna do something about it? You gonna condemn uncle?" Dad replies, "yes, your uncle is a bad person. But your mom is a whore sometimes too you know. And your uncle sometimes helps us with our roof, so there is some good in him, but he is a bad person, yes."

Bravo, this is a perfectly thought out and well formulated equivalency. You've solved racism, everyone give this man/woman/neo-gender/attack helicopter a round of applause. You deserve a reward, how about a looped close-up vid of AOC dancing and some microwave pizza bagels you bought with your stimmy moneyz? You're doing so well.

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Jan 9, 2021 - 6:00pm

Sumerian

Rather than AOC dancing, I prefer my D in her mouth, if you could make that happen. She is really hot.

The party of female empowerment and feminist values. Also the folks who say there's no difference between men and women, and that any man can be a woman at any moment because there is nothing wholly unique and special about women. How do females not drench themselves knowing that you'll be holding up a sign and repeating a slogan to show how much of a forward thinking ally you are? Your mother's so proud of her perfect little man, I'm sure.

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  • Analyst 1 in CorpFin
Jan 9, 2021 - 7:24pm

Lmao this is exactly what I was referring to when I mentioned that the right is as intolerant, if not more, than the left. You are a clown who has to resort to insulting to bring your points across and have the same temperament, insight, and maturity as the other basement dwelling zealots on the other platforms. How about you go outside and get some fresh air instead of feeling the need to painstakingly edit your comments, give yourself bananas, and respond with vitriol to every different opinion? It's just politics, you fucking weirdo - remove the stick from up your ass. 

Jan 9, 2021 - 5:41pm

You had some very bad people in that group, but you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides. You had people in that group … There were people in that rally - and I looked the night before - if you look, there were people protesting very quietly the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee. I'm sure in that group there were some bad ones. The following day it looked like they had some rough, bad people - neo-Nazis, white nationalists, whatever you want to call them. But you had a lot of people in that group that were there to innocently protest, and very legally protest.

Could not have the backbone to call it out because his mainstream audience would be hit hard. Also he did not denounce anything, barely used any effort like the con man he is. 

The video is another con job.  The only time the guy denounces racism and white supremacy is when he gets called out on it.  His initial reaction has never been to denounce these things.  Then, his handlers write a script for him and he denounces it.  Same thing happened with the Capitol event.  His initial reaction was to endorse the storming and occupation of the Capitol.  Then, his handlers wrote some words for him. 

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Jan 9, 2021 - 5:32pm

Unreal how many conservatives refuse to denounce white supremacy, racism or brutality yet call liberals hypocrites because they refuse to conform to their ideology of free speech when it is nothing more than a whataboutism excuse. Social platforms should remove a president who wanted thugs to breach capital hill and had they been black or any other minority they would have been gunned down. All conservatives do is seemingly come up with more excuses of avoiding the main issue.

They are obsessed with the idea of BLM and are offended by protests against police brutality but yet have no outrage when thousands of armed people with weapons storm the capitol and occupy it.  Every American should be outraged by what happened at the Capitol

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Jan 9, 2021 - 6:08pm

Dude wtf are you saying? Everyone is outraged by what happened in the Capitol, even conservatives. This is unanimous. The BLM riots on the other hand... some condemned the violence, but others called it the "summer of love" and said "who said protests have to be peaceful?"

  • VP in IB - Ind
Jan 9, 2021 - 6:03pm

And for some confounding reason, a whole lot of people (including here) defending this shit are not even white. Trump hates all of them, as well as every single one of these bumbling rednecks, but he needs them for their votes and to feed his ego. 

Jan 9, 2021 - 6:10pm

And for some confounding reason, a whole lot of people (including here) defending this shit are not even white. Trump hates all of them, as well as every single one of these bumbling rednecks, but he needs them for their votes and to feed his ego. 

And this attitude right here is why rural America will stay red for the foreseeable future, why Trump received the highest share of minority votes of any Republican since the 1960s, and why the big coastal cities continue tearing themselves apart. So condescending and elitist while simultaneously ignorant and trashy. 

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Jan 10, 2021 - 12:00am

I don't think the Liberals on WSO understand how much other Liberals in society actually hate them.

There are many types of Liberals with the main two I focus on being the 'Mainstream Corporate Liberal' and the 'Occupy Wall Street Far Leftist'.

The Mainstream Corporate Liberal - This is essentially the WSO userbase and are considered the modern day millennial Hollywood liberals. Mainly born rich white liberals who work high paying corporate jobs and live in gated communities & high rise apartments. These Liberals love virtue signaling like supporting BLM but ignoring the slave labor of China; they live in wealthy areas and contribute to the gentrification of black neighborhoods.

The Occupy Wall Street Far Leftist - These are the original Liberals who hate the ones above. They believe in zero private property, huge taxes, Marxism, destroying big tech & corporations and are perfectly fine with violence against the rich.

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