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Le Taz Hot

(22,271 posts)
Mon Nov 23, 2015, 10:09 AM Nov 2015

So, are the same people who proclaimed "All Lives Matter"

the same ones who are denying Syrian refugees access to their states? It didn't take long to prove that the whole "All Lives Matter" really meant "White, Male, Heterosexual, Protestant Lives Matter." But we knew that.

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So, are the same people who proclaimed "All Lives Matter" (Original Post) Le Taz Hot Nov 2015 OP
and are the same people who support the GOP clown car when they complain about GreatGazoo Nov 2015 #1
When you hear a White person saying "All Lives Matter" they actually mean "White Power!" 951-Riverside Nov 2015 #2
I agree. brer cat Nov 2015 #4
BINGO. Couldn't have said it better. eom BlueCaliDem Nov 2015 #3
The W.A.S.P.s never seem to die TexasProgresive Nov 2015 #5
The DU Bubble earthside Nov 2015 #6
There is so much wrong with this post Le Taz Hot Nov 2015 #7
The 'All Lives Matter' hashtag was clearly Hissyspit Nov 2015 #8
You are making a post about a bubble to people in the bubble Democat Nov 2015 #9
Well .... good point. earthside Nov 2015 #10
The bubble you reference... it seems to envelope you rather than this website. LanternWaste Nov 2015 #11
Bubble, yes, small friend. earthside Nov 2015 #13
Bingo! nt MrScorpio Nov 2015 #12

GreatGazoo

(3,937 posts)
1. and are the same people who support the GOP clown car when they complain about
Mon Nov 23, 2015, 10:19 AM
Nov 2015

the debate rules and the questions and blame the media, the same people who malign 'safe zones' for protesters who think parts of the media have an agenda?

 

951-Riverside

(7,234 posts)
2. When you hear a White person saying "All Lives Matter" they actually mean "White Power!"
Mon Nov 23, 2015, 10:22 AM
Nov 2015

and that's the truth.

TexasProgresive

(12,181 posts)
5. The W.A.S.P.s never seem to die
Mon Nov 23, 2015, 10:29 AM
Nov 2015

and they kill the bees. There's some sort of metaphor there.

http://londonhoneyshop.blogspot.com/2008/08/wasps-kill-bees-what-can-be-done.html
Wasps can and will rob honey from your hives but will also eat your bees. They have strong sharp mouth parts that can cut a bee in half. They carry this back to their nest and offer this to the wasp larva, who in turn secrete a sugar substance that the foragers are addicted to.

earthside

(6,960 posts)
6. The DU Bubble
Mon Nov 23, 2015, 10:49 AM
Nov 2015

For 90 percent of Americans who get up in the morning, go to work, worry about paying the bills, come home and do the housework, then get to bed about 11:00PM, the idea that saying or believing that "All Lives Matter" makes you a white supremacist is insulting and ridiculous.

Most folks (and the latest polls show this) also think there ought to be rigorous screening of refugees.

This may not be a popular observation here, but you know it is the truth.

It might be inconceivable on DU that a Trump or Cruz could get elected President, but if among the general electorate Democrats, liberals and progressives become too identified with the 'pc' far left then it becomes a genuine possibility that the White House goes Repuglican.

I'm just saying that it is important to stay in touch with regular folks and what they are concerned about if you want to win -- it still is the economy, the cost of health care, minimum wage, etc.

Le Taz Hot

(22,271 posts)
7. There is so much wrong with this post
Mon Nov 23, 2015, 11:01 AM
Nov 2015

I don't even know where to begin.

So, NOWHERE did I say that believing "All Lives Matter" makes you a white supremacist. It makes you a person who harbors racist beliefs and have chosen not to even try to evolve on the subject. Two different animals so that's your first straw man.

Second, nowhere did I say that we shouldn't screen refugees. President Obama has stated, time and again, that refugees are already screened and the fact that they've been coming here since about 1991 en masse and NOT ONE has committed a terrorist act should tell you something. We have had, however, hundreds of terrorist attacks right here in the good ole' U.S.A. and few of them have been foreigners. Most of them we've grown right here in 'Murica.

I don't give a fuck what the rednecks have to say about being "PC." Anyone who supports Trump or Cruz is booger-eating stupid to begin with and we probably shouldn't be using them as a bellweather for what is or is not politically/socially wise policy.

Finally, I think it's fascinating that you think DUers aren't also "regular folks."

Hissyspit

(45,788 posts)
8. The 'All Lives Matter' hashtag was clearly
Mon Nov 23, 2015, 11:39 AM
Nov 2015

to anyone with even half a quarter of a brain, deliberate belittling, marginalizing reaction.

Implying "BlackLivesMatter" is PC... Really?

 

LanternWaste

(37,748 posts)
11. The bubble you reference... it seems to envelope you rather than this website.
Mon Nov 23, 2015, 12:10 PM
Nov 2015

The bubble you reference... it seems to envelope you rather than this website. Your denial of nuance to the "regular folks" similarly seems to be more a self-indictment of the same elitism you imply everyone else of harboring.

But no doubt, maintaining the pretense you have absolute knowledge of the "90 percent of Americans who get up in the morning..." certainly allows you the high pedestal to climb upon and allow to us little more than unsupported and shorthand allegations.

Bubble indeed, little friend.

earthside

(6,960 posts)
13. Bubble, yes, small friend.
Mon Nov 23, 2015, 12:28 PM
Nov 2015

Go over to the UFCW hall and try making the argument that 'all lives matter' means "White Power."

Have coffee with the older guys and gals at McDonald's tomorrow morning and argue with them about how we deal with ISIS is less important than how many Syrian refugees ought to be let in the country.

When I post and comment on DU I know I am inside the bubble of people who inordinately pay attention to the nuances, intricacies, and esotericism of progressive political issues. There isn't anything wrong with that, but self-awareness is important; where you are matters.

Because the electorate is in a surly mood, in my estimation, and liberals and progressives can get so wrapped-up in knee-jerk leftism that the 2016 election can be in peril ... and we simply cannot afford a Trump or Cruz presidency.

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