Racism in the US

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Re: Racism in the US

Post by Superbone » Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:15 pm

https://www.doubledown.news/watch/2020/ ... gary-young

I thought this was excellent. There is so much stacked against the Black population. Our hidden code words for suppression throughout the years and now it's becoming more and more outward during Trump's regime. There's so much violence against Blacks in the name of law enforcement. Even though we're at another tipping point, it seems like equality progress is slow going and tough to achieve.
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Re: Racism in the US

Post by Nodack » Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:41 pm

One side refuses to even acknowledge the entire issue. They don’t see any violence against blacks. They don’t see any protestors. They only see rioters, looting and burning buildings.

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Re: Racism in the US

Post by Flagrant Fowl » Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:03 am

Well, a Patriot Prayer member was shot and killed in Portland Saturday night.

I'm afraid this is only going to become more common on both sides and post-election is going to be really, really ugly.
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Re: Racism in the US

Post by Superbone » Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:56 am

Just what we need. Citizens in the street killing each other. Divided we fall.
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Re: Racism in the US

Post by Nodack » Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:45 am

That seems to be the way its going. A good friend of mine that used to live in AZ lives in Michigan. He is a total Progressive. He just showed me a picture of an assault rifle with an extended magazine he just bought because he is afraid he is a target being a Democrat. Democrats buying assault weapons now out of fear. He sent me a post by somebody.

Liberal Patriots,

Buy guns, learn how to shoot them.i know you want to protest against Conservative values and that’s great. But Conservatives are thirsty to kill you. They celebrated what happened in Kenosha, both the cop shooting a black man in the back and a kid murdering two protestors. They are hard for this shit. Trust me, I have spent hours yesterday purging them from my pages. But they want to kill you. That’s a fact. And it’s time to start prepping for it.


Is that where we are headed? If so it might be time to move somewhere else. My wife and I have actually discussed moving to another country since this one seems to be disintegrating.

I just played my second gig since March 9 yesterday. It was a trio at a Swap Meet in East Mesa. It was low money and long hours. I was ok with it because I just wanted to do a gig again. I have never played with the leader before. He was a charming nice guy but, he was a total Trump fan. The place required masks. He didn’t put one on the entire day. He was there to promote his theatre where he has different bands on different nights. He made it known that they won’t be wearing any masks at his theatre and was very proud of it. Someone asked in the crowd if they sold masks anywhere at the swap meet and he let them know they sell masks at the Trump store a few booths down. I took some video of the Trump store. It was filled with banners, flags, hats, shirts and other various things Trump for sale.

The guy reminded me of Trump somewhat. He came across as charming, religious and very patriotic. He stopped several times during the day to sing patriotic songs like God Bless America a cappella. The mostly older crowd loved it. He and Trump represent the good guys. They love their country, their leader, their flag, their god and want to protect it from the evil Democrats who are Socialists who hate their country, religion, law and order and are violently burning down their own cities.

Hard to compete with that.

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Re: Racism in the US

Post by Mori Chu » Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:38 pm

The violence in the streets is depressing and frightening. I saw an article on the.ink called "The Cold Civil War" and I keep thinking about that phrase. I think it's pretty accurate. We have two Americas, and increasingly they both hate each other. It doesn't feel like there is any common ground or reconciling between these two groups. It feels like a mortal lock that after Nov 3, people will take to the streets who are upset that their guy lost. There will be blood and killing. What has become of our country?

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Re: Racism in the US

Post by Mori Chu » Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:45 pm

Statement from Joe Biden condemning the violence in Portland and in general:


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Re: Racism in the US

Post by Superbone » Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:01 pm

Well said, Mr. Biden.
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Re: Racism in the US

Post by Superbone » Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:03 pm

I just watched the Portland mayor make a strong statement to Trump to stop fanning the flames. I’m very impressed with him and his police chief.
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