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Chicago Protesters Will Try To ‘Shut Down’ The Taste Of Chicago Today

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posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 06:34 PM
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forgive me if im wrong but arent protests used to raise awareness get attention...and thats exactly what they are doing. mission accomplished
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posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 06:34 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
I swear the police across the country should have a 'flu' day and remind people what life is like without them for a day.

This crap just doesn't end.


The Purge goes from the big screen to reality. Don't get me wrong Neo. In some ways, I agree but I'd hate to see the loss of innocent lives.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 06:36 PM
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originally posted by: dreamlotus1111
forgive me if im wrong but arent protests used to raise awareness get attention...and thats exactly what they are doing. mission accomplished


Protest what? Food? Yeah that's a great way to get attention. Protest people eating food instead of protesting people shooting each other.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 06:40 PM
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a reply to: TerryMcGuire

No, I didn't conflate it to ALL conservatives. I was assuming that since you were trying to find something that I would understand that were putting me in that category. There is a difference between what you said and what I was thinking you were doing.

I don't actually know of any conservatives who want to scrap the entire government. That's something I know more leftists who want to do as that is what we would have to do in order to institute socialism which is what many radical lefties want. You need to suspend private property rights for that which means more or less burning everything even the foundation.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 06:42 PM
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originally posted by: dreamlotus1111
forgive me if im wrong but arent protests used to raise awareness get attention...and thats exactly what they are doing. mission accomplished


Generally, you do it by protesting directly what you think is wrong.

So in this case, if BLM thinks the cops and the legal system are out to get them, they should be protesting those. They should be taking their tactics to police stations and court houses, not random venues so they can throw a fit where people can see them.

In order to get action, you need public sympathy. You ruin people's days and no one sympathizes with you, they simply resent you.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 06:46 PM
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I think under the circumstances it would be nice if BLM were to set up a booth with some great black chef's and promote racial harmony. Enjoying good food is something we all have in common. Disrupting the event does nothing to help the cause of Police Brutality.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 06:56 PM
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a reply to: dreamlotus1111

They have the full attention of the world through the media. They have no need to stomp all over others Rights.

Of course protests always seem to attract a lot of immature people and adults with childish minds. It's the nature of the beast.

Peaceful, lawful protest gets the respect of everyone whether we agree fully or not. They turn to criminal activity and denying others their rights, they poke themselves in the eye and people are turned off by it. It's just dumb IMO.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 07:02 PM
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a reply to: MountainLaurel

I'm guessing that there are already some pretty top notch ones there. Chicago has a pretty diverse food scene and the advert for the event talks about celebrating the diversity of it specifically. I know I'd love to be at the Ethiopian event tomorrow morning. I've had it once and really enjoyed it.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 07:27 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Yeah, I'm sure they do already have some excellent black chef's there and this event is probably important to them, as I'm sure it is to all the chef's participating. These chef's are a competitive bunch !

I guess I just meant that participating in some sort of positive way, rather then causing problems would be a better way to gain support, especially right now when people's emotions are running so high after the latest shootings.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 07:33 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: neo96

I wish we had the luxury of creating a walled off place and offering to let everyone who thinks this is an awful place go there to start their own place under their own rules whatever they can make of it.

Let them stew in their own juices.


But ... don't you on regular occasions state many ways in which you think America is "an awful place."

Which side of the wall, exactly, do you think you'll find yourself on.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 07:36 PM
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I'm not in favor of any disruption of "the public peace" that involves one group trying to establish power over another group.

I watched a group of protestors (only a minority of which were "Black Lives Matter" folks) attempt to walk out onto the major interstate interchange going through/past downtown Atlanta last night. There's no reason for that, no just protest would do something like that, and such actions puts the community (protesters included) in direct danger.

Attempting to mimic the abuses of an authoritarian system is NOT the answer to changing it. IMO.
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posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 07:44 PM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

The question is who would stay and who would go.

People who want to burn down the foundation of the country because they think it is inherently evil ought to take the offer to go elsewhere instead of tearing down this place here.

If they succeed in doing that, then I would likely be the one to want to go elsewhere to re-establish what I used to have with the foundations of what this country used to be beginning with "We the People ..."
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posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 08:02 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Gryphon66

The question is who would stay and who would go.

People who want to burn down the foundation of the country because they think it is inherently evil ought to take the offer to go elsewhere instead of tearing down this place here.

If they succeed in doing that, then I would likely be the one to want to go elsewhere to re-establish what I used to have with the foundations of what this country used to be beginning with "We the People ..."


I remember hearing about the same sorts of arguments in the 70s.

I hear folks everyday on the Right arguing that they want to dramatically slash what the Federal government does with absolutely no sense or understanding of the real outcomes that would follow.

I've watched ridiculous "conservative theories of government" put in place in States like Kansas ... to the destruction of the economy and the suffering of the people (wide spread).

So, no, while I directly disagree with any sorts of tactics that involve using violence to promote political agendas, I think there's a fair toss-up as to who and what is really destroying the "foundation of the country."

Perhaps if one or more of the "sides" stopped trying to be right for a minute and looked at the real issues here (and it is not only BLM or Black people that claim that there has been government overreach in terms of law enforcement) perhaps we might start moving back toward a system that actually benefits and protects "We the People" rather than only those that we prefer.
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posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 08:47 PM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

I also hear leftists promote more and more government control with no idea of the misery they would cause too.

Look at Obamacare. It has caused and is still causing widespread damage throughout the economy and to families who cannot afford coverage and are punished for that.

And Kansas is a study of what happens when you cut state revenue without actually cutting the size of government. The state itself is at pretty much full employment with boomlets going on in the areas that people like living in.
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posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 09:02 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Gryphon66

I also hear leftists promote more and more government control with no idea of the misery they would cause too.

Look at Obamacare. It has caused and is still causing widespread damage throughout the economy and to families who cannot afford coverage and are punished for that.

And Kansas is a study of what happens when you cut state revenue without actually cutting the size of government. The state itself is at pretty much full employment with boomlets going on in the areas that people like living in.


So, two sides of the wall, both sides fundamentally chipping away at the foundations of America.

I wonder if there's a better way ...



posted on Jul, 10 2016 @ 03:44 AM
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"Taste of Chicago" has lost so many vendors, and become so expensive that a mere Turkey Leg is $9.00. Can you say "ouch!"?

I don't think many people will care very much if it's shut down by BLM, or anyone else. Lots more to do downtown Chicago than walk around in the heat, and paying top-dollar for "tastes" of pizza, chicken, fried pickles, etc..



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