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Feeling the Bern

(3,839 posts)
Sat Nov 21, 2015, 12:52 AM Nov 2015

How many white people will rally around and support taking on the extremists in Mali

I mean, there were crickets when it happened in Kenya last year, Nigeria since 2009 and Beirut last week. Except some dumbass hashtag that did little to "bring our girls back."

I guess only white lives matter. Oh, I'm white too.

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How many white people will rally around and support taking on the extremists in Mali (Original Post) Feeling the Bern Nov 2015 OP
About as many traded "Je suis Paris" slogans for "Ni Kano" after the bombing in Nigeria Scootaloo Nov 2015 #1
Considering France has had a military presence in Mali for about three years now... NuclearDem Nov 2015 #2
Yes. 11cents Nov 2015 #3
Knowing that would require paying attention to news, rather than strutting in self-rightousness alcibiades_mystery Nov 2015 #8
The media has reported on it. romanic Nov 2015 #4
Agreed, but I will place money on the fact that few, if any, will even care about Mali Feeling the Bern Nov 2015 #10
How many people will spend more time complaining about "white people" than the terrorists Democat Nov 2015 #5
This message was self-deleted by its author 1000words Nov 2015 #6
I personally thing hashtags are stupid. They do nothing. Feeling the Bern Nov 2015 #9
For real. romanic Nov 2015 #11
Yes! Quantess Nov 2015 #13
+1000 FLPanhandle Nov 2015 #14
Dumb alcibiades_mystery Nov 2015 #7
France has been heavily engaged in Mali for years...read the wiki, at least... Bluenorthwest Nov 2015 #12

11cents

(1,777 posts)
3. Yes.
Sat Nov 21, 2015, 01:43 AM
Nov 2015

Which has prevented the whole of Mali from falling under the rule of these douchebags.

If one insists on turning the world's tragedies into solipsistic musings about the failings of white people, how about the four years of crickets in response to Assad's massacres? But that would largely implicate the white western left.

 

alcibiades_mystery

(36,437 posts)
8. Knowing that would require paying attention to news, rather than strutting in self-rightousness
Sat Nov 21, 2015, 02:04 AM
Nov 2015

Of course the French airstrikes and ground troops pushed back Al Qaeda in the Maghreb from taking over northern Mali. Don't expect the OP to know fuck all about it. Oh, and those dudes hanging around the hotel with Légion Étrangère on their armbands? That would be the French Foreign Legion, which saved southern Mali from radical Islamist genocide in this fucking decade.

But, you know, white people.

romanic

(2,841 posts)
4. The media has reported on it.
Sat Nov 21, 2015, 01:46 AM
Nov 2015

But not enough people took attention to it like Paris did...even the ones pulling these incidents put to compare and contrast.

How about instead of comparing and being selectively outraged, let's drop the god damned arguing and be empathetic to those that have fallen victim to terrorism.

 

Feeling the Bern

(3,839 posts)
10. Agreed, but I will place money on the fact that few, if any, will even care about Mali
Sat Nov 21, 2015, 03:23 AM
Nov 2015

just like they haven't given a shit about Boko Haram's attacks.

Black lives are cheap. Especially if they are poor and black.

Democat

(11,617 posts)
5. How many people will spend more time complaining about "white people" than the terrorists
Sat Nov 21, 2015, 01:50 AM
Nov 2015

Terrorists kill people and you're complaining because you don't see the Twitter hashtags you want to see.

Response to Democat (Reply #5)

 

Bluenorthwest

(45,319 posts)
12. France has been heavily engaged in Mali for years...read the wiki, at least...
Sat Nov 21, 2015, 07:36 AM
Nov 2015

Operation Serval
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Serval

Basic knowledge of world events is recommeneded prior to mounting the high horse.

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