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PaulK
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Message 601 of 608 (882794)
10-16-2020 10:49 AM


Violence at BLM protests...
...was mainly directed against the protestors, and property damage occurred in only a small proportion of the protests.

That is not really a surprise to me...


  
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Message 602 of 608 (882825)
10-18-2020 3:22 PM
Reply to: Message 600 by Taq
10-15-2020 1:53 PM


Re: Selective Media Coverage
If I run in a 5k supporting breast cancer research, does this mean I don't care about prostate cancer research? There is an implied ",too" at the end of "black lives matter".

No, there isn't.... as evidenced by the vitriol poised against All Lives Matter... That doesn't only imply that black lives matter, it actually says it flat out. Literal equality is now racist. This is the retarded world we now live in. If you can explain how only Black Lives Matters is inclusive to everyone I would love to hear it. Keep chugging that Kool-Aid...

You can be against both violence against cops and misuse of force by cops. Right now, there appears to be much less accountability for cops who misuse force which is what the unrest is about.

But IS there? No, obviously not. This black man could have been shot in the face and nobody would have given a fuck because he loses his right to be a human the second he wears the uniform. You wouldn't have ever even known about it had I not posted it. Because it doesn't neatly fit inside the narrative, the media could care less.

Can you at least, just a little, not see how the media is manipulative? At some point you are going to have to do some critical thinking on your own and stop taking cues from a dishonest media that is dying and who can only justify their own existence by keeping you enraged as a means of keeping you engaged.


"Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it" -- Thomas Paine

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PaulK
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Message 603 of 608 (882827)
10-18-2020 4:02 PM
Reply to: Message 602 by Hyroglyphx
10-18-2020 3:22 PM


Re: Selective Media Coverage
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No, there isn't.... as evidenced by the vitriol poised against All Lives Matter..

How naive can you get? The whole point of “All Lives Matter” is to drown the message of “Black Lives Matter”. That is the reason for the reaction.

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Literal equality is now racist.

No, opposing attempts to deal with racism is racist. If you can’t understand that then it’s not the world that is at fault.

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Can you at least, just a little, not see how the media is manipulative?

Maybe you should realise that your preferred media is even more manipulative than the mainstream.


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Message 604 of 608 (882854)
10-21-2020 4:23 PM
Reply to: Message 602 by Hyroglyphx
10-18-2020 3:22 PM


Re: Selective Media Coverage
Hyroglyphx writes:

No, there isn't.... as evidenced by the vitriol poised against All Lives Matter...

Someone with a big "All cancers matter" sign at a 5k breast cancer awareness run would be a troll, especially if there is a well known and vocal movement to downplay the extent of breast cancer.

Literal equality is now racist.

That is true, but probably not in the way you think. Black America being treated as equal feels like racism to the previously privileged classes.

Can you at least, just a little, not see how the media is manipulative? At some point you are going to have to do some critical thinking on your own and stop taking cues from a dishonest media that is dying and who can only justify their own existence by keeping you enraged as a means of keeping you engaged.

At some point, you are going to need to think on your own instead of just parroting "media bias" all of the time.


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AZPaul3
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Message 605 of 608 (882855)
10-21-2020 7:33 PM
Reply to: Message 602 by Hyroglyphx
10-18-2020 3:22 PM


Re: Selective Media Coverage
Can you at least, just a little, not see how the media is manipulative? At some point you are going to have to ... yada yada yada

We're aware of this. And account for it. Multiple disparate sources and all that.

You can science the hell out of your political information just like "they" science the hell out of trying to manipulate you with theirs.

You can usually tell by the syntax. Rioters vs protesters. That kind of thing.

And always, always, always consider the source!

If the story seems fishy and you have the wish to travel the rabbit hole you should look at the sources and "their" sources in turn. You'd be shocked ...

Shocked, I tell ya!

... shocked by the bullshit misrepresentations behind a whole lot of stories that a whole lot of people want to believe.

Regardless, the cries of "political bias" and "fake news" and all the rest of the media's woes are no reason to stop highlighting the racism that exists, here right now, taking place as we watch.


Factio Republicana delenda est.
I am antifa.

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PaulK
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Message 606 of 608 (882885)
10-24-2020 2:05 AM


The Far Right pretend to be BLM
Texas member of Boogaloo Bois charged with opening fire on Minneapolis police precinct during protests over George Floyd

In the wake of protests following the May 25 killing of George Floyd, a member of the Boogaloo Bois opened fire on the Minneapolis Police Third Precinct with an AK-47-style gun and screamed “Justice for Floyd” as he ran away, according to a federal complaint made public Friday.

Maybe the police shouldn’t be so chummy with the far right. Even if too many have a shared interest in violent suppression of BLM.


  
PaulK
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Message 607 of 608 (882967)
10-29-2020 4:34 PM


Bellingcat maps police violence against protestors
Bellingcat

The map includes police indulging the far right and covering up their identities, neither of which I would class as violence, although both are related to it.

While the vast majority of protesters have shown up to speak their minds peacefully and engage in nonviolent resistance, the state has responded with disproportionate acts of aggression. As Bellingcat has previously reported, police have also used violence against journalists covering the protests.

The map isn’t available on mobile devices.


  
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Message 608 of 608 (883012)
10-31-2020 4:27 AM


Kentucky police training has a problem
Kentucky State Police PowerPoint presentation

If the most-quoted person in your presentation is Adolf Hitler, maybe you should ask yourself why.

One slide, titled “Violence of Action,” in addition to imploring officers to be “ruthless killer[s],” instructs troopers to have “a mindset void of emotion” and to “meet violence with greater violence.”

A line from Adolf Hitler’s fascist and anti-Semitic manifesto, Mein Kampf, is featured in the slide: “the very first essential for success is a perpetually constant and regular employment of violence.”

I guess this explains a lot.


  
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