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A pretty poor revolutionary if there is only one of him.
originally posted by: Gryphon66
originally posted by: Vroomfondel
When a shooter says, "I want to kill white people", he pretty much becomes the tyrant himself.
That's what's been released in the statement.
Now, more in line with our thought experiment, what if he'd said "I had to strike at the government-sponsored murderers of my people."?
originally posted by: VroomfondelIf we could say with a degree of certainty that it was the sponsor's idea to kill black people, then perhaps. But if the employees act on their own rather than under orders, it is not the government sponsor that is responsible and the action against them would not be defense against government run amok. In order to qualify ALL police would have to be targeted equally, not just white police. I still strongly believe that if BLM really means black lives matter, they should be going after the group of people who take the most black lives - other black people. Why focus on the group who take the least? That makes no sense unless the real issue is not about the lives, but rather race. Black people kill black people every day, and we blame the guns. White people kill black people, and we blame racist white people. We have to get rid of the double standards and excuses if we are ever going to get anywhere. Maintain the divisions and things will never change. If only someone could promise hope and change...and actually do it...instead of making things worse. I had heard the words many times, but I never believed that there would ever be a race war in this country beyond the vocal activist and occasional vandalism. Now I can easily see this spiral out of control. Group-think is a dangerous thing. It lets people lose themselves in the relative obscurity of 'the group'. "I" didn't do anything - the group did. People tend to believe that the group will suffer the punishment equally, when in reality it is the individual, spurred on by the group, that will suffer the consequences of his actions. Where there is a perception of anonymity is actually guilt through association. When this eventuality hits home, it only furthers the sense of being unfairly targeted. "We" did this, but "I" got in trouble. It is a death spiral that feeds on its own energy. I fear this will get far worse before it ever gets better.
originally posted by: Gryphon66Right. That's what's been released in the statement. Now, more in line with our thought experiment, what if he'd said "I had to strike at the government-sponsored murderers of my people."?
originally posted by: Vroomfondel When a shooter says, "I want to kill white people", he pretty much becomes the tyrant himself.
originally posted by: Vroomfondel
If only someone could promise hope and change...and actually do it...instead of making things worse.
It is a death spiral that feeds on its own energy.
originally posted by: MOMof3
They are changing the meaning of the second amendment again and trying to pretend that they never meant a tyrannical government, or something along those thoughts.
originally posted by: TheRedneck
We didn't do that. We took the easy way out and showed preferential treatment. Now 160 or so years after we stopped one of the more heinous practices in our history, we still have racism. Every time we try to restrict it out of existence, it grows. Every new law makes it worse. We have to, at some time, get back to letting people be people and applying governmental protections across the board without regard to groups.