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You know all that indignant outrage about black people rioting?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Kangaroo Feathers, May 29, 2020.

  1. Kangaroo Feathers

    Kangaroo Feathers Yea, it is written in the Book of Cyril...

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  2. Stevicus

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    An agent provocateur perhaps? Must be a cop or a Fed or in with them. That's pretty obvious from the video.
     
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  3. Kangaroo Feathers

    Kangaroo Feathers Yea, it is written in the Book of Cyril...

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    Wonder how the resident "i'M nOt RaCiSt BuT bLaCk PeOpLe dOn'T rEsPeCt LaUrA nOrDeR" types will spin this?
     
  4. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
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    Oh, I've been pretty sure since yesterday that this was going to be much, much worse than it usually gets. I cannot yet articulate why, but I feel strongly that some kind of a boundary has been crossed -- one of those "we're not going to take it any more" moments that can lead in directions nobody can foresee.

    For those who are religious, I would suggest that now might be a time to pray. For the rest of us, I dunno!
     
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  5. Father Heathen

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    "It's a double false flag!"
     
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    I'm not sure if there can be any spin to this, although if someone ordered some agents provocateur to create mayhem, then that may explain why they arrested that news crew.

    It does seem pretty brazen, since he didn't even make the slightest attempt to blend in or make it look like he was part of the riot. The way he responded to the guy who confronted him sounded very cop-like, giving a command rather than what a typical average Joe looking for a fight would say. He assumed an air of authority, and was clearly not allied or in any kind of solidarity with the protesters.

    At least J. Edgar Hoover had a bit more finesse, but if these were agents provocateur, they ended up looking rather clumsy and amateurish. So, if someone wanted to put any spin on it, they could point out that these guys were idiots, which seems pretty obvious anyway.
     
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  7. Good-Ole-Rebel

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    Naw, quit working at a gas station years ago. And pigs, I have raised them. Enjoyed it when I did. Never really called it 'slop'. Just time to feed the pigs.

    You understand.

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    This is what outraged people do when faced with an extreme and unconscionable injustice. I don't think anyone was surprised by the reaction.

    But I have to admit it is somewhat mystifying that cops keep doing things to people that causes riots. Why don't the cops ever learn? Ever since the Rodney King incident and the LA riots, it just astounds me that cops keep doing these egregious acts for absolutely no legitimate reason whatsoever.

    Whites have rioted from time to time, too. It's not something you can just say "This is what blacks do." Not only is it racist to say that, but it's also inaccurate and illogical.
     
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  9. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    If Charles Manson was alive he'd be giddy right now.

    Looks like he's going to have that race war he always wanted to see.

    Personally I just don't understand why black people are so vilified all the time. My area is salt and pepper and yep us black and white folks both go up and down the street without fear of each other.

    And hey let's make it straight. White people loot and riot as well.

    I think what we need to look at is those who are feeding the frenzy and hoping it never ever stops.
     
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    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Anybody who poses an unjustified threat to life and limb should be shot. You become a criminal, you die like a criminal. Fair enough?
     
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    Tulsa, 1921...
     
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    What does that have to do with anything?
     
  14. Father Heathen

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    But looting and vandalism doesn't pose a thread to life and limb, yet in the other thread people suggested that the military should fire into crowds if some of them start breaking windows.

    It's interesting how people's attitudes change when the guy breaking the windows turns out to not only be white, but possibly a cop.
     
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    BSM1 What? Me worry?

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    Absolutely.
     
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    BSM1 What? Me worry?

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    So you would be willing to go shake the hand of some street thug that has no qualms about breaking into your business (or home) in broad daylight and on camera? You don't think this miscreant would have any problem hurting you if you asked him to stop or got in his way? Well, God bless, my friend...
     
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    @Stevicus mentioned that whites have rioted from time to time.
    Are you aware of what occurred in Tulsa, 1921?

    Seems pretty relevant to me.
     
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    No I'm not aware of what happened, why is it relevant?
     
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    Would I trust someone stealing or damaging property that isn't theirs? No.
    Do I consider their actions excusable or justifiable? No.
    Do I think shooting them is a proportionate reaction? No.
    I'm all for the use of force to defend people against violence, but randomly firing into a crowd just because a handful of them smashed windows? Not the same thing, at all.
    Also, as the video suggests, it seems some of these people are committing these acts to hurt the protestors' image.
    Let's say some drunken redneck tossed a beer bottle through a window at an anti-mask/anti-quarantine protest. Would you be okay if the police and military just randomly fired into the group of protestors? Or is it different if the protestors are white and conservative?
     
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    A black man was accused of a crime against a white woman. He was held in protective custody, and a mob came for him. Race riots broke out, and largely white mobs destroyed a relatively affluent black community.

    You seem defensive about my post, but I'm unsure why. Still, worth reading, particularly if you're American.

    1921 Tulsa Race Massacre - Tulsa Historical Society & Museum
     
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