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Fri May 31, 2019, 11:20 AM

The sickness of a woman pulling gun on blacks at campground.

You've all heard this story already. So my question is, would this have happened if Trump weren't pResident? I don't think so.

Hating the "Other" has become an everyday reality it today's America. After all, doesn't freedom of speech allow you to express your opinion about the "THEMS"? Even if it means pulling a gun?

There's a sickness abroad in the land. Curing it will take years. Perhaps decades. But the start is to stop the cause. And that means the ideology of Trump and the entire Republican Party that made him possible. They are a criminal enterprise and they control too many of the levers of power.

They must go if some relative form of decency is ever to return to America.


https://www.vox.com/identities/2019/5/29/18644543/mississippi-kampground-of-america-gun-race-living-while-black

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Reply The sickness of a woman pulling gun on blacks at campground. (Original post)
Cyrano May 2019 OP
LuckyCharms May 2019 #1
demtenjeep May 2019 #18
ginnyinWI May 2019 #29
50 Shades Of Blue May 2019 #2
Chin music May 2019 #3
lunasun May 2019 #14
Chin music May 2019 #17
Wellstone ruled May 2019 #4
Tipperary May 2019 #11
Wellstone ruled May 2019 #15
Tipperary May 2019 #16
Wellstone ruled May 2019 #19
Tipperary May 2019 #20
Wellstone ruled May 2019 #21
Turin_C3PO May 2019 #5
malaise May 2019 #12
dawg day May 2019 #26
Archae May 2019 #6
smirkymonkey May 2019 #7
Cyrano May 2019 #10
Hoyt May 2019 #8
Initech May 2019 #9
Brainfodder May 2019 #13
Tipperary May 2019 #22
WhiskeyGrinder May 2019 #23
Cyrano May 2019 #25
Tipperary May 2019 #27
WhiskeyGrinder May 2019 #28
CRK7376 May 2019 #24
LeftinOH May 2019 #30

Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 11:22 AM

1. Saw this video last night, and I agree with you.

Trump has emboldened these people. Of course the problem has always existed, but it seems to me that Trump has given these people permission.

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Response to LuckyCharms (Reply #1)

Fri May 31, 2019, 12:37 PM

18. exactly

thank you

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Response to LuckyCharms (Reply #1)

Fri May 31, 2019, 03:35 PM

29. Not only emboldening them,

he keeps whipping up fear. Fear of the "other" who is out to get them. Be very very afraid, and by the way vote for Trump because he will save you!

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 11:23 AM

2. I don't think so either.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 11:24 AM

3. Video would'nt play.

Hopefully, at a minimum pistol packing granny has a concealed carry permit in that state. Her shirt is clearly concealing that gun. People have died for less, and lost the right to own guns. Never mind the brandishing aspects.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #3)

Fri May 31, 2019, 12:06 PM

14. WHAT concealed permit ?? None needed in Mississippi ! :(

Mississippi is stupid: Aside from shooting a white person, thereís almost nothing you can do with a gun thatís illegal in Mississippi.
It has the nationís laxest gun laws and an aggressive ďno duty to retreatĒ law.
You donít need a gun permit to own a gun.
The state doesnít even require that residents get a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
Thatís probably why the state has the fifth-highest rate of deaths by firearm in America, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
https://www.theroot.com/picnickingwhileblack-pistol-packing-white-woman-pulls-1835094469

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Response to lunasun (Reply #14)

Fri May 31, 2019, 12:37 PM

17. OMG.

It sounds like the wild wild west only with, medicated citizens, and a healthy dose of hateful intentions, given permission and encouraged by hate radio and trump on tv.
That's unhinged.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 11:25 AM

4. If you did RVing,

well,the person in the Video fits the Image you will encounter when staying at tons of KOA's. We have stayed at dozens of KOA's,and yes,there a lot's of Six Gun Sally's there to greet you. Rare as hell to interact with anyone with Brown Skin.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #4)

Fri May 31, 2019, 11:50 AM

11. To be fair, I have not seen a lot of PoC at any camping area I have been to, KOA or more remote.

I do a LOT of camping. I rarely go to KOAs, but funnily enough, the last one I did visit - my nearest neighbors were black.

I have never met anyone with a gun, though I am sure people have them. But yes, that woman (except for the gun part) is pretty much like many of the folks you meet in campgrounds.

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Response to Tipperary (Reply #11)

Fri May 31, 2019, 12:33 PM

15. Have been making

the same summer five thousand mile road trip for 16 years. Honestly,seeing more People of Color at the usual KOA's. This will be our last season for that Road Trip. So we will only have one more go around and we have already found non KOA Camp Grounds and canceled our KOA reservations.

Don't need the grief.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #15)

Fri May 31, 2019, 12:37 PM

16. Well, they did fire her.

There is only one KOA that Iíve visited, and everyone was nice as could be.

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Response to Tipperary (Reply #16)

Fri May 31, 2019, 12:39 PM

19. That is the upside.

Did KOA go National with a real positive statement,no.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #19)

Fri May 31, 2019, 12:43 PM

20. Well, WaPo reported they made a statement.

Not sure what else they could have done.

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Response to Tipperary (Reply #20)

Fri May 31, 2019, 12:49 PM

21. Bottom line,

there are Billions of Dollars hanging in the balance as a result of one individual doing something and being totally Racist.

The ball is in their court,and how they deal with it will determine the viability of a Franchise Business Model. The number of Old Retired White Folks with Fifth Wheels and Motor Coaches gets lesser by the day.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 11:26 AM

5. Minorities have been putting up with this crap

for centuries. Itís just more widely reported. Thatís one of the blessings of the internet is finally exposing these types for everyone to see.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Reply #5)

Fri May 31, 2019, 11:51 AM

12. Yep

This did not start with the Con - it's just more open now

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Reply #5)

Fri May 31, 2019, 02:58 PM

26. It must have been so disspiriting--

They're out for a picnic, and some racist decides to show in an extremely dangerous way how she hates people because of their race.
Where do these women get this? It's usually white women, notice. Why are they this way? (I'm a white woman, and I don't know why most of these incidents are white women getting their hate on....)

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 11:27 AM

6. Trump can be blamed for a lot, but not this.

Not even indirectly.

Racism like this existed long before Trump, and will exist after he's gone.

The woman (who was fired, BTW,) has prejudices about blacks, due to what she sees on the news, no doubt.


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Response to Archae (Reply #6)

Fri May 31, 2019, 11:30 AM

7. I'm glad she was fired.

I hope she never works again. Someone like that does not belong in decent society.

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Response to Archae (Reply #6)

Fri May 31, 2019, 11:41 AM

10. Yes, racism has always existed. And Trump has said it's okay.

It's not okay. This orange creature must be discarded of, either by impeachment, or losing the 2020 election.

Nonetheless, his legacy of hatred, bigotry and ignorance will make America a very ugly place for years, if not decades, to come.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 11:32 AM

8. White wing racist gun-lovers have been the basis of our gun problems for decades, long

before trump.

That's not to say trump hasn't spurred some of the recent racial hatred, but it's been going on for a long time.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 11:34 AM

9. Oh no it still would have happened.

Trump didn't just ignite the crazies. Sure he's a huge part of why they are what they are, but this has long been a problem in this country. I personally blame Reagan for gutting our nation's education system and the 40 years of hell that he and the religious right have put us through that led up to this point. Like I say, give an idiot a gun, don't be surprised when they do something stupid with it.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 11:55 AM

13. Riddle me this please!

Why are the racists always 10x nastier than necessary?



We know the answer, they do not.

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Response to Brainfodder (Reply #13)

Fri May 31, 2019, 12:51 PM

22. What level of nastiness should a racist maintain?

I truly do not understand your post.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 12:52 PM

23. Racism is not a sickness, and racist actions are not something to pathologize. We all live in a

racist society that was racist before Trump and will be after he leaves office. Our institutions are built upon racism, and it will not be dismantled until we actively examine our roles in upholding, benefiting from, ignoring or actively building those institutions.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #23)

Fri May 31, 2019, 02:35 PM

25. Okay. How about an "ignorance" gene that is indigenous to

the South and has spread across much of the country?

Hell, there's no shortage of bigoted morons in NY, San Francisco, or even the Vatican for that matter.

Perhaps a serum will be developed that will help humans think, reason and understand the nature of the universe in which we exist.

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Response to Cyrano (Reply #25)

Fri May 31, 2019, 03:01 PM

27. "Indigenous to the south?"

You must not have been paying attention lately. Washington, Oregon, Ohio, Pennsylvania, California, New Jersey, Illinois, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, god...i could go on.

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Response to Cyrano (Reply #25)

Fri May 31, 2019, 03:03 PM

28. I don't understand your language around this. A gene? A serum? "Indigenous to the South"?

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 01:12 PM

24. The rural South,

where I live in NC, I'm not surprised by the stupidity of our residents. Before reading the article, I was hoping it wasn't a stupid North Carolinian pulling a gun on a black couple.....same pattern, different location....People are scared of any color other than pale white.....STUPID!!!!

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 04:01 PM

30. The recent ubiquity of iphones has increased awareness of this behaviour

-but it isn't anything new. We just happen to have the technology to document it now.

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