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Angry and tired. And tired of being angry. Still in The Struggle.

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Maybe, maybe not.

There was a case in the lead up to the SCOTUS confirming gay marriage as an equal right. The United Church of Christ in NC successfully argued that making gay marriage illegal violates the 1st Amendment right to religious freedom for churches whose faith compels them marry GLBTQ couples.

https://www.ucc.org/north-carolina-marriageequality-10102014

"If you see some guy going from one enemy leader to another, he's an eligible target."

No, not when it's a US citizen. Because you know damn well if Barr could he would declare Democrats enemies of the State; anyone associating with Obama (the lead "enemy" ) is therefore a target. This is the logical outcome of such blanket assumptions of guilt and death sentences, especially for non-white citizens.

No extrajudicial killings of US citizens EVER!

I'm guessing you're white.

Why? First, thereís the fragility with which you responded to my message. Then I think you misunderstood my post because squishy moderates losing is exactly my point. But mostly itís because you think itís okay to tell traditionally oppressed people to suck it up and play nice with the barely literate, science-denying troglodytes, which is what theyíve been told for 400 years and gotten nothing in return. Weíre facing literal global human annihilation between pandemics and climate change. Weíve been trying it your way and it hasnít gone well for us. Hoping to recreate the status quo from pre-45 will recreate the same environment that gave rise to it. The time for moderation is passed.

We tried that after the Civil War & 155 years later

WE OBVIOUSLY HAVENíT HEALED OUR RACISM!!

No forgiveness without honest repentance and reparations. We need a truth and reconciliation commission. And 45 needs to be locked up.

Barr and McConnell need prison, too, or itís toothless for posterity.

We've tried "criminal justice reform."

The cops are forced to go to a 2-hr diversity training and then get lots more money and retired military equipment. Defund the police and criminal justice reform aren't even the same thing. Defunding means reallocation of police department budgets to less cops and more social service responders to many 911 calls. Criminal justice reform still frames the issue as assuming criminality in most 911 calls. That's exactly the mindset we have to get rid of; most calls to cops do not require someone who responds with a gun and cuffs.

You're really scared by peaceful protests, aren't you?

I've been peacefully protesting for 35 years, the only fear I've ever felt was from the police and other racists/warmongers who opposed us. GTFO with your wildly distorted and unsubstantiated views.

All protests DO NOT involve fear and intimidation!

Bridge/road blocks by the left are not led by people wielding guns. When peaceful protesters block a road it is to raise awareness, to disrupt power. That is in no way the same tactic as using fear and intimidation.

The difference being one group protests against injustice and the other

protests in favor of injustices. The left's protests are nonviolent. The right uses fear and intimidation. You can't equate the actions because both the aims and the intent are miles apart.

I don't have to imagine because I know about the Freedom Riders in 1961.

https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/may-21-1961-famously-hospitable-southerners-greet-freedom-riders-death-threats-and-riots/

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Thanks for calling me irrational.

Iíll say it again: I agree with him. Prisons are needlessly punitive to most of their prisoners and also serve as advanced criminal training camps. Police are out of control (and spare me any ďnot all policeĒ bs) and emotionally and intellectually incapable of handling most of what they encounter while protecting property rather than people. The system is beyond broken and needs to be dismantled to be reborn in a more humane, just, and restorative system.
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