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    How to Handle Thanksgiving With Your Crazy Relatives

    This is hilarious! I know people who are just like this. He's got them down to a T.

    The main thing to keep in mind is that your crazy SJW niece probably doesn’t share your value system. Research shows that liberals think differently than we do—they care almost exclusively about “fairness” and are unmoved by appeals to loyalty, order, and traditional morals—so arguing on your terms will often just make things worse. She’s a product of both her times and the liberal media, and you need to appeal to her on her terms.
    Race. Liberals are obsessed with race. Unlike you, they weren’t raised to be color blind, and they’re likely to bring up race as the underlying cause of practically everything. Try to make your crazy niece see what a rabbit hole this sends them down. Does she really want to harm Asian-Americans with affirmative action policies? Should well-to-do blacks get more assistance than poor whites? Is she familiar with research showing that illegal immigrants take jobs away from the very poorest Americans? Eventually a light bulb might come on, and she’ll realize that even using her own values, all she’s doing is pitting one “oppressed” group against another.
    Guns. This can be an emotional subject. Most liberals have never even handled a gun, let alone fired one, and this often produces unreasoning fear. That’s just human nature: we’re afraid of what we don’t know. The best way to handle this is by showing rather than telling. Don’t push too hard, but offer to introduce her to some of your shooting buddies. Show her one of your hunting rifles and explain how it works. Appeal to her sense of “tolerance” by offering to take her down to the range to fire a few rounds. If she’s going to oppose guns, isn’t it fair that she should know a little more about them?

    Take this a step at a time: introduce her first to few easygoing shooters, not the Second Amendment know-it-alls. (You know the ones I’m talking about!) Start her out with an easy-handling sidearm that won’t scare her off. Point out casually that the ACLU supports gun rights, just like they support freedom of speech and religion.
    How to Handle Thanksgiving With Your Crazy Relatives ? Mother Jones

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    I watched my father in law get falling down drunk, and then have a juvenile meltdown about how no one wants him around. Then he threatened to drive home, so his keys were taken away, which caused another meltdown.

    All of this in front of his 4 grandsons, ages 7 to 12.

    No politics, but a huge argument about who to trade from the Giants in order to give them some semblance of a team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Think for myself View Post
    I watched my father in law get falling down drunk, and then have a juvenile meltdown about how no one wants him around. Then he threatened to drive home, so his keys were taken away, which caused another meltdown.

    All of this in front of his 4 grandsons, ages 7 to 12.

    No politics, but a huge argument about who to trade from the Giants in order to give them some semblance of a team.
    Sounds like a fun day. More common than you imagine. Many would say the same thing. Just change the character.

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    I couldn't have a Trump supporter in my home on Thanksgiving. Someone who supports someone who supports a Pedophile isn't welcome.

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    At the dinner table, I had an inlaw who listed a few things he was thankful for and one of them was that Obama wasn't president anymore. I smirked and my wife gave me the "no, you DO NOT get to make fun of him now" look that I often get when visiting her side of the family.
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