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Rep. John Lewis Wants To ‘Take A Bullwhip’ To People So They Care About Civil Rights

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posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 08:31 PM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
And no awkwardness here, I'm just saying you have no room to talk about someone saying other people should be hurt for their beliefs because you just did the exact same thing in another thread.


Whoops, so much for the eloquent extrication...

OK, back to step 1: Please point me to a federal law that mandates "speaking up loud enough" against ideologies. I provided one for buying votes (including through promises of payoffs), be mighty fine of you to do the same to actually prove this equivalence you're claiming.




posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 08:35 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

You're saying people should be hung for being socialist, how is that any different than saying people should be whipped for not caring about Civil Rights?

Federal Law doesn't trump a moral compass, at least I would hope not. There are a lot of immoral things that are legal.



posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 08:35 PM
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originally posted by: windword
A little righteous indignation can be allowed for, in this case.


Nah, no need to allow me to feel righteous indignation over that. Thanks, though.

I'm fairly sure that beating didn't involve any bullwhips. I'm also pretty damn sure we don't encourage former military politicians to make comments about wanting to torture or shoot at people simply because they're not "yelling against something loudly enough," so why give Lewis a pass here?



posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 08:37 PM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: burdman30ott6

You're saying people should be hung for being socialist, how is that any different than saying people should be whipped for not caring about Civil Rights?

Federal Law doesn't trump a moral compass, at least I would hope not. There are a lot of immoral things that are legal.


One is subjective while one is not. There is no grey area where voter fraud is concerned, or at least with the law codified there shouldn't be. Lewis, however, is seemingly intending to be the grand high gatekeeper of how loudly people should be yelling and what they should be yelling over. Plus, as your avoidance of it would seem to prove, there is no law supporting Lewis' outrage here.



posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 08:39 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Ah yes. The Daily Caller.

So this is your yellow journalism victimization today?




“I believe in the philosophy and the discipline of nonviolence, but sometimes I feel like taking a bullwhip and just saying to people, ‘You get your butt up. You go out there and do what you must do,'” the Georgia congressman continued.



“It doesn’t matter whether they’re black, or white, Latino, Asian-American or Native American. When you see something that’s not right, not fair, not just, you have an obligation to do something, to say something. They’re just too darn quiet. I really wanna use some other words sometimes,” Lewis told the audience of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Town Hall on Civil Rights in Washington, DC[ex/]

(From your source)

So, do you like keeping the Right Wing triggered?
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posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 08:40 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

There's nothing illegal about being socialist. There are plenty of systems in America that are socialist in nature. Are public schools illegal? Even the ones who are supposed to uphold our laws are part of a socialist system, same for firefighters.

You said that socialists who run for office should be strung up on street lights because of their socialist values. Like I said, there's nothing illegal about being socialist.
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posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 08:40 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

Nope, no bullwhips. Those were reserved for white Christian slave owners and Jesus himself, when he took a bullwhip to the money changers in the Temple. Righteous indignation!

John Lewis wasn't subject to bullwhips, he was subject to wooden batons and a gaping head wound.


He's entitled to his righteous indignation.



posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 08:41 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen


Man it has all come full circle, now the liberals are calling for segregation , with their safe spaces for "people of color" only , and now whipping of people. I guess it makes sense since the democrats are ,after all, the party of slavery, and the KKK



posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 08:42 PM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: burdman30ott6

I'd say this guy is only using a turn of phrase and is basically saying that people would care if they went through what others have been through.

I don't think he literally meant people should be whipped as I'm sure you wouldn't enjoy seeing people hung from street lights.


Lewis was expressing frustration. Apparently that upset people.



posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 08:43 PM
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Lewis was once a great man, someone to look up to and then when the spotlight was off of him he started looking in the wrong corners for ways to keep relevant and the election machine gobbled him up. He is slowly becoming the old monster he once fought against. He stood valiantly against hate putting his own health and safety at risk and now he leads the charge for a new hate group.

It's sad to watch what politics and the quest for power and political office does to people. He's still laudable and matters, but he needs to remember how he began and recognize hate from any side is the same thing and you simply don't solve anything by fighting hate with more hate.



posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 08:44 PM
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a reply to: AboveBoard


Yet, if a white man were to say people that did not agree with him "need to be bullwhipped" he would called a racist and run out of town.



posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 08:45 PM
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a reply to: windword




John Lewis was arrested and beaten in Selma Alabama during the Civil Rights march with Rev King.


As where many others.




A little righteous indignation can be allowed for, in this case.


Not righteous indignation. It is pure hypocritical. He did not want it done to him, why would he want it done to someone else?



posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 08:45 PM
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a reply to: norhoc

Who are these liberals that are saying this? Oh yeah, the talking heads who are paid to say such things. Ask 100 every day liberals if they think someone should be whipped for not caring about Civil Rights and 99 of them will say no, if not all 100.

Stop buying into the black and white narrative being pushed down your throat by the media and politicians, they're only saying what they want you to believe.



posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 08:45 PM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6

originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
Didn't a poster in another thread just condone "stringing people up on street lights" because of their socialist beliefs? A poster that shares a lot of the same beliefs as you?

"Do as I say and not as I do!"


I also demonstrated that socialism in politics is a violation of federal statutes in that thread.


No. No you didn't.



posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 08:47 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

And hence my earlier comment. Would I be subject to a bullwhipping because I don't participate in parades, protests, riots or whatever quantifies bullwhip exemption in his eyes. Yet I could cite many examples of past experiences.

And still not sure where bullwhipping falls in appropriate punishments in The American Justice System outside some odd local blue law.



posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 08:48 PM
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a reply to: windword

Some key words and phrases.




in the Temple





entitled


John Lewis is neither in the temple nor entitled.



posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 08:51 PM
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a reply to: Ahabstar

What's the best way to learn about something? By experiencing it yourself. People who don't care about factory farms have probably never been to one, yet if they did visit one and saw the torture and agony those animals go through I'm sure they would start caring a little bit.

That's all he was saying, that if some people went through what black people went through during and before the Civil Rights era they would probably care a little more.

But of course the "spin doctor" of ATS has made it sound like something more than that.
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posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 08:53 PM
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originally posted by: 3daysgone
a reply to: xuenchen

So John Lewis is a fan of whipping people with a bull whip?

Hmmm. Sounds like he is an OD. Original Democrat.


I wonder if his bull-whip sentiment applies to the protesters, rioters, statue removers, etc?



posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 08:53 PM
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originally posted by: norhoc
a reply to: AboveBoard


Yet, if a white man were to say people that did not agree with him "need to be bullwhipped" he would called a racist and run out of town.



Context is everything.

Sorta like the 'n-word.'



posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 08:54 PM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1


Should we be made to go through lynchings and slavery as well to get what they experienced? That is a lame explanation




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