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originally posted by: TexasTruth
a reply to: TrueBrit
Haha, you are correct, and it’s the same group. The Democrats did it back then, and they are doing it again. Please rally the Brits to help save us against the Democrats!
On second thought, just sit and watch, we got this.
I have a dream! That someday my kids will not be judged by the color of their white skin, but the content of their character.
How far back in the past can I go to find reasons to exact revenge on people that I have never met? Because I’m sure I can look back at my past and find an ancestor who was treated poorly. Then i can break the law now and you will support me?
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: sine.nomine
I think the key difference between the situation that is occurring now, and the situation you are describing, is history. In America, the minorities and the lefties have experienced blocks against their free exercise of their rights to vote, to freedom of speech, to access to basic human rights, for the majority of the time the country has existed. You only have to look into the frankly absurd crackdowns that occurred toward those of a socialist or left leaning persuasion, the history of the suppression of the minority vote, the fact that the minorities have only had the right to vote for a historically TINY period of time, to see that there can be no equivalence at all, especially since no one is being prevented from voting today.
What IS happening, is that someone had the smart idea, of doing something to pull people out of the glaze eyed, faux patriotic stupor that they were in, before approaching the venue, just to jar them slightly and make them recognise their folly.
That's different. There's nothing on the line here at all, no votes, no districts, no power at all. So you cannot compare the notion of voter suppression, which is a tactic which HAS been used against the left and minorities, but has never been used against the right or the far right either, with the events that spawned this thread.