reply to post by FFS4000
Ha, I've been that white kid in the 'projects' before. Being at the basketball court with 30 hoops and 15 games, 5 on 5, going nonstop, you had to
win to keep playing. It was very competitive. There was tons of trash talk, but the losing teams stepped off and there was hardly ever a fight. This
was inner city St. Louis, mind you. I thought it was worse at the base in Ft. Campbell, race baiting that is. I always thought it might be a
possibility to get my ass kicked, not getting shot though. Especially since I was the only white kid.
The truth is that real life is not the movies or propaganda you see on tv. In the real world, people won't start # unless properly provoked. Much
like getting into your car and expecting people are going to intentionally crash into you. Nobody, normally, wants to ruin their day like that. If you
have a choice between shooting someone or going home to do whatever, 99% will choose the latter. Race is no matter. Predators are not limited to a
single color, creed, or nationality.
It's when people get scared, that's when # happens. We all release some kind of pheromone that the predator subconsciencely picks up on. Neither one
of those guys were stone killers. I think this is a case of bringing a gun to a fistfight. I don't think that either party is innocent. It just
happened because of fear and, perhaps, bravado that led to this.
Nobody "won", except for the armies of pundits looking to capitalize on this tragedy.
To quote Fight Club, "people die everyday, where's your bleeding heart for them?"
The thing that gets me the most, its that most of Florida is such a cesspool for even the middle class. (Yes I've lived there) If you're born there
and aren't monied, or G-D forbid, poor, you're kinda screwed. The attitudes down there are pretty #ing tough to deal. It's a great state if you are
wealthy and you have no need to visit the gentrificated areas, but, a crossed eye look could potentially get you killed?
Still, gated communities are just that. Wouldn't a simple Get The # Out! suffice? Authority is not height, weight, or gun. We really don't know if
dialogue happened before tshtf. It was most likely cherry-picked to create an agenda?
I'll leave it at that and provide a million dollar idea... To quote Office Space, "its a jump to 'conclusions mat'. Its a mat... with different
conclusions... that you could jump to!"