a reply to: stinkelbaum
See, I'm not the only one who speaks out of ignorance. You don't know me, correct? So why assume I'm reading far right material and believing
everything I've heard? In reality, I've always leaned towards the left. In the past I was very leftist in most issues and have modified my beliefs
as I got a bit older. At this point in US election cycle I am pretty much apolitical because all of the candidates repel me so I'll probably end up
with a write in or voting 3rd or 4th party in order to make a statement that a true democracy doesn't entail a choice between 2. So that's a bit
As far as the racial tensions in my country and the ways in which they have been escalating recently, I have been watching the events unfold very
carefully. I'm a firm believer that we are all human beings, all bleed red, all have a divine soul- plus I've lived and hung out in very "urban"
areas where all colors are represented, love hip-hop music, rap, love blues and r&b, married a man who is of a different race than I, had a child who
is not one particular race etc. People are people- some good some bad.
Here's a recent timeline of events that sparked this latest round of racial tension (of course there is an underlying systematic racism that has
continually affected the black race but most Americans were blissfully unaware and I am focusing on issues that brought the problem to national
1. Trayvon Martin- boy killed for walking home in a hoodie and perhaps for fighting off strange man following him.
2. Donald Sterling- Clippers owner caught on tape saying racist things to his non-white mistress
3. Michael Brown- young man killed for walking home in the middle of the street and struggling with cop who confronted him. BLM started to gain
4. Walter Scott- unarmed man gunned down while running away from cop. Murder caught on camera.
5. Tamir Rice- young kid shot while waving realistic looking toy gun.
6. Charleston massacre- black congregationalists massacred by white supremecist wannabe kid in a church Bible study. Sparked confederate flag
debate because the flag flew at government buildings. Man scaled flag pole and removed flag at protest.
It actually goes on and on from here. Cops ambushed and shot, cops shoot unarmed civilians, Dallas massacre, protests, riots, etc.
Our race relations are not on good footing. I like to read comments on the sites I go to (no, not far right but sites like this one and I used to go
to Daily Mail for the sole purpose of reading people's views) and I can see the trend. It isn't coming towards a nice consensus, I assure you.
I don't think that BLM led directly to Dallas but it was the most visible and loudest (not the most extreme) anti-cop pro-black group and would be
remiss to think it had nothing to do with it. Unless perp was a MK ULtra candidate which I don't discount either.
So there you have it. Why assume you know everything about someone based on a few internet comments? How ignorant is that?
edit on 29-9-2016 by zosimov because: (no reason given)