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intheflow

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

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I’m gonna feign naïveté to shit stir the pot.

I wish to fuck Democrats as a whole were more invested in justice for BIPOC at the hands of corrupt police systems as they are about policing fellow liberals about the words they use. Whenever I hear, “defund the police is bad messaging!”, I also hear conservatives telling Black folks to be civil, or to not take a knee.

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, there’s 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 it’s because you think it’s okay to tell traditionally oppressed people to suck it up and play nice with the barely literate, science-denying troglodytes, which is what they’ve been told for 400 years and gotten nothing in return. We’re facing literal global human annihilation between pandemics and climate change. We’ve been trying it your way and it hasn’t 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 HAVEN’T 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 it’s 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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