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Mon Feb 8, 2016, 01:00 AM

The New Wingnut False Equivalency: LaVoy Finicum = Michael Brown

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Darren Wilson. On the other hand, LaVoy Finicum was an unsympathetic figure (a right-wing, gun-owning good ‘ol boy), and a potential threat, so he was fair game to be gunned down in the snow.

For the right, LaVoy Finicum was a sympathetic figure (a God-fearing family man), so he had Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights which were violated by the FBI. On the other hand, Michael Brown was an unsympathetic figure (a young, black “thug”), and a potential threat, so he was fair game to be gunned down in the street.

Both are blinded by their respective bigotries to the truth that rights are inherent to the individual, and are not based on group identity or cultural affinity.

Nobody should be gunned down in the road like a rabid dog, regardless of whether the individual is a pillar of his community or a hardened criminal, a philanthropic saint or an incorrigible misanthrope. Every individual has an inalienable right to life: a right not to be killed unless that individual is presenting an imminent threat to the life of someone else.


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Reply The New Wingnut False Equivalency: LaVoy Finicum = Michael Brown (Original post)
Algernon Moncrieff Feb 2016 OP
geomon666 Feb 2016 #1
thereismore Feb 2016 #2
Gman Feb 2016 #3
KT2000 Feb 2016 #4
Ford_Prefect Feb 2016 #5

Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 01:04 AM

1. This is such a huge pile of horseshit

that it is now oozing out of my computer monitor and onto my lap.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 01:06 AM

2. Oh FFS!

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 01:07 AM

3. I have been waiting for them to say

Hands up don't shoot.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 02:41 AM

4. how convenient

to leave out the fact he was trying to make a getaway and almost ran over a LEO. Then reaching for his gun is not putting ones hands up.
This will be rewritten for decades and get more bizarre as time goes on until he is no longer considered by most to be an idiot but a martyr. At least they will try.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 02:43 AM

5. Finicum often expressed a"we're willing to die here attitude",implying he would resist any attempted

arrest with deadly force. He reached for a weapon after they told him to stand still. No case at all. A known threat acting in a threatening manner, who had insisted he would rather die than go to jail. No Way was that hands up don't shoot.

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