Black Lives Matter...

BLM: Good or Bad?


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It's great to see how many people - even on left wing echo chambers like Reddit - are turning against the protestors and left in general. There's a waking up of regular people to how dangerous and divisive the left are, and this idea that it's just the far left who approve of these actions is clearly wrong, it's a mindset throughout the left around the world. This is the breeding ground for the right in 10 years time. People are growing tired of this abhorrent, disgusting behaviour.

Small sample obviously but there are two members of my family who have always been left wingers who have totally changed their mind in the last few months. One always prided herself as being some kind of hippie but she now tells me that she can’t stand what the left has become and very well might vote for Trump. She marched in a BLM protest 3 months ago and cried all night when trump won in 2016.
The other relative who has always voted Democrats is now as right wing as I am.
 

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Small sample obviously but there are two members of my family who have always been left wingers who have totally changed their mind in the last few months. One always prided herself as being some kind of hippie but she now tells me that she can’t stand what the left has become and very well might vote for Trump. She marched in a BLM protest 3 months ago and cried all night when trump won in 2016.
The other relative who has always voted Democrats is now as right wing as I am.
That's a completely understandable change in mentality.

Though I don't think many of these people will stay with the right in the longterm, if things eventually change on the left. It's just that all these issues, from the media bias to cancel culture, education bias, woke politics etc., are so irrational, it's overrides anything else. That's by far the biggest threat the western world faces at the moment. It's not right wing politics which undermine our education system or seek to destroy free speech, so it's bound to push a lot of sensible left wingers to the right. They're only temporary votes though, if the left abandons these hateful, divisive tactics and starts to want unity, they'll get those votes back...but that isn't happening any time soon.
 
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That's a completely understandable change in mentality.

Though I don't think many of these people will stay with the right in the longterm, if things eventually change on the left. It's just that all these issues, from the media bias to cancel culture, education bias, woke politics etc., are so irrational, it's overrides anything else. That's by far the biggest threat the western world faces at the moment. It's not right wing politics which undermine our education system or seek to destroy free speech, so it's bound to push a lot of sensible left wingers to the right. They're only temporary votes though, if the left abandons these hateful, divisive tactics and starts to want unity, they'll get those votes back...but that isn't happening any time soon.
I didn’t vote for trump the first and didn’t thing I would this time but I might have to. Yes I want something done with health care, military spending, and responsibly taxing the rich more but those things are secondary to culture wars right now and the violence from the left. I am not going to be really happy on election night either way.
 

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I didn’t vote for trump the first and didn’t thing I would this time but I might have to. Yes I want something done with health care, military spending, and responsibly taxing the rich more but those things are secondary to culture wars right now and the violence from the left. I am not going to be really happy on election night either way.
I completely agree. You have to vote on your priorities so if you're against all these cancerous aspects of wokeness, there's really no alternative. Things like healthcare are important at what cost? There is a bigger issue at hand, it'd be like worrying about the dishes in the sink, whilst your house is on fire.

The core principles of western democracy are under assault and only when this pernicious threat is defeated should our attention turn back to how to improve society. Right now, the focus should only be about saving what we have.
 
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Don't let Haggis see this... he's adamant that today's rioting is just like MLK's movement. :lol:

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pol-appalled-unrest-civil-rights

Longtime Democratic lawmaker 'appalled' by comparisons between unrest and MLK's civil rights movement
Tennessee lawmaker who made fiery speech denounces violence, riots

A Tennessee lawmaker whose family was steeped in the civil rights movement said he's "appalled" by comparisons between the peaceful protests that Martin Luther King Jr. led and the destructive demonstrations that have broken out across the nation today.

"I'm appalled when folks want to call this stuff that's happening now and compare it to the civil rights movement when there is absolutely no comparison," state Rep. John J. DeBerry, Jr., a longtime Memphis Democrat who is Black, told Fox News.

DeBerry noted King's Christian faith that rooted his convictions and the decorum of the marchers of the civil rights movement in the 1960s.
"They put on their shirts and their ties and their Sunday dresses, as they called them, they looked the part," said DeBerry, who is running for reelection as an independent after his party dropped him. "I'm not saying there was a dress code. I'm saying that they were going to dispel any stereotype that might be thrown at them. They were going to be men and women of class and of character."
Now, DeBerry sees just the opposite and wonders whether the demonstrations are set on "building or destroying" the country.

"It's like we're trying to live up to the worst of stereotypes, the worst of behavior, the worst of perceptions," DeBerry said of today's unrest. "And it's heartbreaking to think that folks think that burning and looting and stealing ... That these things build camaraderie and a good opinion."

DeBerry, who attended King's "I've Been To The Mountaintop” speech in Memphis, made a fiery speech before the Tennessee Legislature earlier this month to denounce violence and destruction taking hold in U.S. cities in the name of racial unrest and demands for social justice.

"The only reason I stood up is because there was a continual reference to Dr. King and to others of the era of the civil rights movement," DeBerry, 69, said. People were saying today's protests "were like a new civil rights movement. I felt compelled to speak because I was there."
DeBerry said he was present to hear King make his last speech in Memphis.
"This is so different. Dr. King's entire platform was nonviolent protest," DeBerry added. He was specifically describing the movement King led, as opposed to the violent riots that did break out in American cities in 1968 after King was assassinated.
 
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This should be highly entertaining. I'm surprised the batshit BLM UK activist agreed to this. Tousi will wipe the floor with her.