Thread forked from here.
If you care about black people at all, you watch that video.
Meanwhile, the legacy media is caught literally saying "black lives don't matter, unless they're shot by cops.":
CNN's Don Lemon scolds Terry Crews, says Black Lives Matter is about police brutality, not Black-on-Black violence
I really just... I don't care anymore. I really just don't care what your arguments are right now because you cannot, on any logical level, hand-wave away the murder of an eight year old. Which Don Lemon is literally doing on TV, and you all are doing here.
Black children don't deserve to die just because you want to talk solely about police brutality. I'm sick of it. I'm sick of black people dying being okay as long as it's the "right" kind of person murdering them. I'm sick of it. Statistically, a black youth is most likely to die at the hands of another black person over any other cause. That includes health. That includes "school shootings". That includes police. That includes literally everything. Black people don't deserve to die just because their cause of death makes you uncomfortable or challenges your worldview.
All this talk about children in cages, and when a child is literally murdered down in public view THIS WEEK, you can't even acknowledge it. I know you've all been programmed into this worldview, but it disgusts me, because what you represent is the status quo and more children, real people with real names and lives, are going to be murdered because of your reluctance to accept reality.
I'm impressed with your reasoning.
That's because he was raised in the same ignorant bubble as you.
I think that the American education system must do a really horrible job of teaching the concepts of socialism, communism, and Marxism. These are not horrible concepts. These are wonderful ideas.
Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. I'm not a "patriot confederate flag hugging conservative ". I'm a liberal. I also know enough about history that no other ideology has ever killed more people than communism. Mao alone killed up to, estimates say, 100 million people. Stalin? Lenin? They threw dissonances in jail at the very start. Nobody who has actually studied history, or talked to people who lived in communist regimes thinks communism is a wonderful idea. It's only "wonderful" because you've been given the same, distorted, propaganda that Edgar has. Ask yourself why US liberals are so pro-communist while literal ex-communist states are full of people who are loudly against the idea. Russians hate communism. Ukrainians hate communism. Czech Republic citizens hate communism.
There's nothing wrong with the idea of helping people, and the idea of public funding welfare systems. But capitalism has literally helped billions of lives. And while it's fairly corrupt, it's still managed to lift billions of people out of poverty. Something a trilion dollars in CHARITY couldn't do in Africa. 5 countries in Africa are currently in the top of the fastest developing countries in the world. Remember India and China, our "sweatshop" locations? They used that money to become full of colleges and are now becoming industrial and tech sectors that have elevated themselves so far out of poverty that they don't need nor want to be sweatshop countries anymore.
But I'm not going into a 15 page analysis of capitalism vs communism. If you actually wanted to learn, there's literally thousands of videos on Youtube, and thousands of articles in reputable journals and news sites that can make the case. Hell even the !@$@!'ing Wikipedia articles would likely debunk half your ideas.
Poverty is entirely due to systemic racism and discrimination.
So the Asians that were literally put in camps during WW2 are all still poor, right? Or how about the Jews? nope. How about literal Africans who came to America? Fun fact: They dislike-to-almost-hate black Americans. I would know, I talk to them.
You can't just lump all activity associated with BLM with the non-profit. Individual people show up to protest (or counter-protest), and their actions are their own.
No true scottsman falasy. You don't apply that logic when white people show up to protest and there's a white supremacist that commits a crime.
Insert: I would also question the decision to bring children to a protest in a region that is likely to encounter violence.
1) So it's THEIR fault for bringing a child to a 'peaceful' protest? Do you hear yourself? 2) They didn't even GO to a protest. They were driving down a road that had previously been cleared by police as safe. The police left, the "protesters" came back, told them to turn around and before they could even turn around, they shot their tires out and killed their child.
If the shooters were white, you all would be collapsing over yourselves to proclaim the resurgence of white supremacy. Don't lie. Don't you dare.
This one is too long to watch right now or even go into, but as for the removal of statues of slave owners and/or Confederate leaders/symbols/flags/etc. I think that it's long overdue and makes complete sense. Removing those symbols and statues does not erase history.
I actually don't care about statues. However, I read something while reading about WW2 Nazi war bunkers. The Germans realized around the 1950's that they should never take them down. Why? They have a phrase that translates roughly to "the pain of the past should not be forgotten." We should be full of statues of slavery. Why? Because we should never allow ourselves to forget the pain and suffering our ancestors caused.
Further, if you actually knew anything about history, you'd know some of the statues they took down? Were erected by black, ex-slaves. So yeah, screw those stupid black slave people, right? Because they're white supremacist bigots, right? ...
That's the problem with the left now. They've become complete children, who can't be bothered to crack a history book, or understand a complex argument. The idea that the world can be grey is an abomination. Everything has to be grouped into "good and evil" because nobody has any time to actually think like a human being. They want to know what to hate, and who to hate, so they can hate effectively and move on to the next thing they hate.