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Thu Jul 7, 2016, 10:46 PM

This feels like 1968.

And that ain't good.

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Reply This feels like 1968. (Original post)
Are_grits_groceries Jul 2016 OP
villager Jul 2016 #1
Patiod Jul 2016 #16
Jim Beard Jul 2016 #2
Are_grits_groceries Jul 2016 #3
craigmatic Jul 2016 #4
Are_grits_groceries Jul 2016 #5
craigmatic Jul 2016 #6
ChisolmTrailDem Jul 2016 #7
craigmatic Jul 2016 #9
davidn3600 Jul 2016 #13
craigmatic Jul 2016 #15
Change has come Jul 2016 #12
cilla4progress Jul 2016 #8
RandySF Jul 2016 #10
herding cats Jul 2016 #11
Tsiyu Jul 2016 #14
etherealtruth Jul 2016 #17
KittyWampus Jul 2016 #18
bemildred Jul 2016 #19

Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jul 7, 2016, 10:46 PM

1. Nope. And Cleveland and Philadelphia still to come. nt

 

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Response to villager (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 08:35 AM

16. Well, at least there's no Rizzo this time around

The Philadelphia police commissioner who was a racist asshole. (EDIT: Ah, Cleveland and Philly - as in RNC and DNC - I was thinking back to 1968 and wondering why you didn't also mention Detroit)

But please let's not repeat 1968 - I was only a kid, but I remember that summer.

In fact, I got out of bed, went downstairs, and said to my husband last night "turn on the TV, it seems to be 1968"

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jul 7, 2016, 10:50 PM

2. I have said the same earlier on but I believe things are different now with so many

 

murders captured on movies as documentation. In the past accusations were hearsay, not so any more.

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Response to Jim Beard (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 7, 2016, 10:52 PM

3. That's true but

I am talking about the atmosphere and the events.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jul 7, 2016, 10:53 PM

4. This is great. This time it won't be the democrats that implode it's the repubs. I can't wait for

 

their convention. Sweet sweet chaos.

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Response to craigmatic (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 7, 2016, 11:03 PM

5. WTF? None of this is great you moron.

People are getting killed and hurt.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 7, 2016, 11:13 PM

6. People are doing that anyway but now the shits coming to a head. You ever read the book the Fourth

 

Turning? We're in a transition period where the economic and social system is going to change the only question is how. People are tired of injustice and state sanctioned murder. The marches weren't working and the frustration is real. It might not be right but it's happening.

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Response to craigmatic (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 7, 2016, 11:17 PM

7. The Fourth Turning was a brief and favorable topic of conversation on DU some years ago.

 

As I remember, the premise was fairly conceivable.

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 7, 2016, 11:25 PM

9. This change now is in the form of social justice and it's only started with gay rights. Now it's

 

going back to traditional minority rights concerning cops because the previous 2nd turning saw the cops win after the campus protests and 1968 police riots and the rise of materialism but now we're seeing all that unravel. Trump is angering latinoes and will have white race soldiers at the convention outside doing security while black still have to deal with police brutality. Change is coming. It's getting closer as we speak.

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Response to craigmatic (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 12:15 AM

13. Just remember....

 

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

There is no social justice solution to racism. Racism isn't a political or even an economic problem. It's a psychology problem. Racism occurs in our collective heads. You need social change in the way society thinks of each other and their outlook on mankind.

This type of violence and racism and rhetoric we see today will make racism WORSE. It will only further lead to a divide among the social ingroups and outgroups.

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Response to davidn3600 (Reply #13)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 12:25 AM

15. Nobody is going to keep asking for equality from people who keep denying their basic

 

humanity and right to exist. At a certain point people get tired of asking and want justice. Racism might be a soial construct but it has real consequences. What good is bridging the racial gap if you're still treated like a second class citizen in your own country by people whose jobs depend on your tax dollars?

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Response to craigmatic (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 12:08 AM

12. What an odd post.

This is great?

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jul 7, 2016, 11:20 PM

8. Something happening here.

Eom

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 12:05 AM

10. Man, don't say that.

1968 came with assassinations.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 12:07 AM

11. I wouldn't know, I wasn't alive then.

I do know this feels terrifying, and, yes, like I'm being transported back to an even worse period of time than now.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 12:20 AM

14. I was thinking the same thing



there's somethin' happenin' here

what it is ain't exactly clear

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Response to Tsiyu (Reply #14)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 08:40 AM

17. There's a man with a gun over there.

Telling me I got to beware.

We don't appear to learn

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 08:47 AM

18. Nobody is getting drafted.

 

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 09:21 AM

19. Yep. History doesn't repeat itself, but sometimes it rhymes or plays harmony.

It is noticeable that these shootings are coming at shorter intervals, and becoming bigger, splashier.

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