It's such a difficult one.
We have two sides of the argument, and the truth sits somewhere in the middle.
Extremes on both sides are always the loudest, hence nothing gets done.
Hard-left crusty antifa thugs just want to smash stuff up and perpetuate white guilt.
Hard-right confederate flag waving wheezing losers in cheap flak jackets want black people to pipe down and stay quiet.
The rest of the BAME cultures seem not to get a look in - I'd love to see blacks, Indians, Chinese etc all peacefully marching together.
These women aren't wrong, but equally it's undeniable that there is systemic racism in the US. To deny that is either through honest ignorance, or
wilful avoidance. The ratio of blacks to whites in the legal system speaks volumes - it's completely irrational to suggest that black people are
naturally more prone to cause criminal acts.
Look into the history of how crack coc aine made it into black communities in the 80s. We did that. And, the US prison system seems to be based
on punishment rather than rehabilitation or education - again perpetuating the issues of broken communities. Sending ANYONE to jail for 25yrs for
having small amounts of cannabis 3x is utterly inhumane (and surprising that CA keeps supporting it...).
I feel no guilt for the actions of my ancestors. I'm British so I'd be permanently feeling guilty if I was that way inclined.
I look to the future, not the past. My focus is on being a good person, encouraging others to do the same, and calling out people for any kind of
The problem now is the white guilt thing is perpetuated by fear of being labelled a racist when discussing it. Again the extreme minority ruin the
debate for the majority.
There IS systemic racism. But we need to focus on instigating change through clearly planned proposals and education. Screaming at each other and
smashing things to bits is ridiculous. Brute force does not work.
Hence Trump and his "dominate them" Duterte attitude has resulted in him cowering in a bunker behind fences covered in razor wire. In the White House.
In 2020. Master negotiator indeed.
I see no easy way out of this. Humans are inherently tribal. The loudest get heard. Meanwhile we're all busy saying RIDICULOUS cr@# like "vote blue no
matter who" And "never voting Democrat as long as I live!!"
Or saying you'll endorse anyone, good or bad, just so your team wins.That attitude is anti democracy to the absolute core and enables leaders to abuse
their power without scrutiny. Here in the UK we almost make a sport of calling out our leaders, even when we support them over all. It's our duty as
patriots. Blind faith is for dictatorships and cowards.
Insecurity is killing us all. And we allow it to happen, busying ourselves with ad hom attacks and stupid memes which would be pathetic even for a
teenager. Meanwhile our leaders continue to make a fortune from our fighting - yes, that includes Trump and you're naive and partisan if you disagree.
He's as much the swamp as Hillary and co any day.
p.s. before the "mind ur business limey!!!1" rubbish starts: google geopolitics and have a quick read. This stuff impacts us all.
8-6-2020 by fencesitter85 because: (no reason given)