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regnaD kciN

(26,068 posts)
3. Yeah...not voting on this one...
Wed Jul 1, 2020, 06:33 PM
Jul 2020

It's as bad as telephone "push polls" the Republicans are so fond of.

I would restrict my observations to the fact that, when you have live video of any event, it causes a lot more people to notice and become outraged. Just as there were many, many African-Americans mistreated by police in Los Angeles, but it took the video of the beating of Rodney King to spur massive protests. Similarly, fifty-plus years ago, what turned the American public against the Vietnam War was seeing live footage and images of the conflict (and of our "allies" behaving in ways we thought were exclusive to "the enemy&quot . The revolution may not be televised, but televising something can hasten a revolution.

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