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Mon Oct 17, 2016, 03:01 PM

How do you respond to this false equivalency: BLM is a hate group just like the KKK

Apparently my neighbor feels that African Americans engaged in protest against being shot by cops is just like a group that has engaged in systematic violence and murder for over 150 years.

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Reply How do you respond to this false equivalency: BLM is a hate group just like the KKK (Original post)
Algernon Moncrieff Oct 2016 OP
uponit7771 Oct 2016 #1
lonestarnot Oct 2016 #9
Action_Patrol Oct 2016 #11
lonestarnot Oct 2016 #12
gratuitous Oct 2016 #3
Algernon Moncrieff Oct 2016 #4
Dark n Stormy Knight Oct 2016 #16
Zoonart Oct 2016 #5
Algernon Moncrieff Oct 2016 #14
Zoonart Oct 2016 #15
uppityperson Oct 2016 #6
kimbutgar Oct 2016 #7
Orrex Oct 2016 #8
etherealtruth Oct 2016 #10
Act_of_Reparation Oct 2016 #13
Taitertots Oct 2016 #17
Greybnk48 Oct 2016 #18
Iggo Oct 2016 #19
geek tragedy Oct 2016 #21
mrmpa Oct 2016 #22
a la izquierda Oct 2016 #23

Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Mon Oct 17, 2016, 03:06 PM

1. BLM not on splc list or rolleyes

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 17, 2016, 03:18 PM

9. What list? What is that?

 

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 17, 2016, 03:21 PM

11. Southern Poverty Law Center

Experts in tracking hate groups

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Response to Action_Patrol (Reply #11)

Mon Oct 17, 2016, 03:23 PM

12. Sorry, put my specs on I see it is an L

 

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Mon Oct 17, 2016, 03:11 PM

3. Tell them you'll accept that equivalency when . . .

When BLM starts lynching white people, you'll accept its equivalency with the Klan. When those lynchings aren't even investigated, let alone prosecuted, by the local authorities, then the equivalency argument might gain some traction. When BLM burns crosses on people's lawns, they'll match the Klan for odious behavior. When those burned crosses don't draw any attention from the sheriff, then BLM has achieved Klan status.

You could go on and on, but really, the point is that your neighbor doesn't want to know anything.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 17, 2016, 03:12 PM

4. No, but I like your thought process

Thanks!

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 17, 2016, 04:13 PM

16. Thanks, you saved me having to type all that.

Just what I was thinking. Good heavens, how is that not obvious to anyone who knows anything about both groups?

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Mon Oct 17, 2016, 03:14 PM

5. Off the top of my head

BLM is out to end the hate and educate, unlike like KKK who spread the hate to intimidate,
a protest, not a rope fest,
a righteous cross and not a burning one.
Dedicated to keeping black men, women and children alive and not killing them... just to name a few.

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 17, 2016, 03:29 PM

14. But,but,but...they hate the police

...and they riot.

Of course, conservatives hate the FBI and other law enforcement when it suits them, and had no issue with armed hoodlums occupying a wildlife refuge.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 17, 2016, 03:34 PM

15. BLIND racism

There are none so blind as those who will not see.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Mon Oct 17, 2016, 03:14 PM

6. BLM protests violence against poc, KKK promotes violence against poc

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Mon Oct 17, 2016, 03:15 PM

7. Ask him did any BLM string people up and lynch them like the kkk?

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Mon Oct 17, 2016, 03:16 PM

8. One major difference is that Republicans don't court the BLM vote

Another major difference is that the KKK has at its foundation a tradition of murder and torture of black people, while BLM hopes to end the torture and murder of black people.


The differences abound.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Mon Oct 17, 2016, 03:19 PM

10. You are not likely to convince someone like this otherwise ....

Since you have to live in proximity to them responding: You are a jack ass, is probably out

you could point out one group is fighting for their human/ civil rights (BLM) and the other group is fighting to try to take away another group's civil/ human rights (KKK) ... but, I doubt you will make any headway with someone that would make that connection in the first place.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Mon Oct 17, 2016, 03:26 PM

13. Mockery.

You aren't going to reason them out of a position they didn't reason themselves into. You can make them feel bad, though.

When life gives you lemons, throw them at someone.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Mon Oct 17, 2016, 04:29 PM

17. They are both race based groups that use violence for political gains

 

"Engaged in protest"
You're using inaccurate language. In the last year we've seen BLM race riots, targeted racial violence, violence against drivers, violence against the police....

Replace "engaged in protest" with an equally accurate statement like "burned their neighbors businesses" or "attacked innocent people" and you'll understand why people think differently from you.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Mon Oct 17, 2016, 04:49 PM

18. How many powerless minorities has BLM lynched? Or burned alive,

Or raped, or shot or sicked attack dogs on? Or burned their houses down, or blocked the doors to their schools? What a stupid comparison this is. The KKK is not JUST a hate group, it has a long, well documented history of murdering innocent people.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Mon Oct 17, 2016, 04:51 PM

19. "Bull-fucking-shit, sir."

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Mon Oct 17, 2016, 05:10 PM

21. stop talking to the pathological ignoramus nt

 

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Mon Oct 17, 2016, 05:17 PM

22. BLM wants solutions............

the KKK does not

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Mon Oct 17, 2016, 05:52 PM

23. Fuck that noise?

I mean, that's what immediately comes to my mind.

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