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« Reply #25545 on: October 27, 2018, 12:13:32 pm »

This white on white violence must stop.

Let's not open that particular can of worms, okay?
I believe it was a joke regarding "black on black violence."

Yes, which is a) just generally tasteless and b) comes perilously close to insinuating something about the whiteness of Jews, which is a topic we are absolutely not equipped to handle in a suitable way.

It was a joke. It was tasteless. But it's damn frustrating when race gets brought into things without cause. Isn't it?
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« Reply #25546 on: October 27, 2018, 12:15:46 pm »

This white on white violence must stop.

Let's not open that particular can of worms, okay?
I believe it was a joke regarding "black on black violence."

Yes, which is a) just generally tasteless and b) comes perilously close to insinuating something about the whiteness of Jews, which is a topic we are absolutely not equipped to handle in a suitable way.

It was a joke. It was tasteless. But it's damn frustrating when race gets brought into things without cause. Isn't it?

Like.... Jews? Where are we going with this? What does BLM have to do with a white guy gunning down some folks in a Jewish Synagogue and the 3 cops that tried to stop him?
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« Reply #25547 on: October 27, 2018, 12:23:34 pm »

Mostly referring back to Redking's:

Heavyset white male... Was taken injured but alive, because of course he was -- he's white.

The BLM message being that if he were black he wouldn't have been taken alive.
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« Reply #25548 on: October 27, 2018, 12:32:42 pm »

Yeah, RedKing pretty much posted an engraved invitation for people to start arguing race with that gratuitous bit of snark.  Arrest rates or fatality rates during arrests for whites versus non-whites really aren't relevant to the discussion of someone shooting up a synagogue.

But if we want an actual news story to go with it: NY Times coverage.
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« Reply #25549 on: October 27, 2018, 12:37:32 pm »

This white on white violence must stop.

Let's not open that particular can of worms, okay?
I believe it was a joke regarding "black on black violence."

Yes, which is a) just generally tasteless and b) comes perilously close to insinuating something about the whiteness of Jews, which is a topic we are absolutely not equipped to handle in a suitable way.

It was a joke. It was tasteless. But it's damn frustrating when race gets brought into things without cause. Isn't it?

It's frustrating if you're white, I suppose. It's oppressive to the point of being frequently fatal otherwise.
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« Reply #25550 on: October 27, 2018, 12:39:00 pm »

I don't expect any respect for the dead police officers here, but I really wasn't expecting BLM talking points this time.

He was taken alive because a lot of officers were on site, so they had more options than a typical lone cop.  I guess he probably wasn't as suicidal as most domestic terrorists, or he screwed up badly.

*black man is in own apartment*

FEARED FOR HER LIFE FROM THE URBAN REFFER FIEND THAT

*white man opens fire on cops after massacring a Synagogue*

God Bless America for the rational restraint shown by Our Boys in taking this economically anxious mentally ill patriot alive, despite the agitations of BLM terrorists and minority opportunists
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« Reply #25551 on: October 27, 2018, 12:41:03 pm »

Mostly referring back to Redking's:

Heavyset white male... Was taken injured but alive, because of course he was -- he's white.

The BLM message being that if he were black he wouldn't have been taken alive.
Convince me otherwise, bro.
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« Reply #25552 on: October 27, 2018, 12:44:17 pm »

Mostly referring back to Redking's:

Heavyset white male... Was taken injured but alive, because of course he was -- he's white.

The BLM message being that if he were black he wouldn't have been taken alive.
Convince me otherwise, bro.

You made the claim, you prove it.
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« Reply #25553 on: October 27, 2018, 12:45:27 pm »

In any case it would be a battle of critical thinking and I refuse to fight an unarmed individual.
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« Reply #25554 on: October 27, 2018, 12:54:47 pm »

In any case it would be a battle of critical thinking and I refuse to fight an unarmed individual.
Sick burn, hans. :3
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« Reply #25555 on: October 27, 2018, 12:57:57 pm »

There's a nice thread for discussing these issues.  Don't worry about the fair-and-balanced name, people do occasionally go there for discussion occasionally.  It's also a fine place for salt, though.

I've linked back a little to discussion of the man shot in his apartment, since you brought it up.
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« Reply #25556 on: October 27, 2018, 01:01:18 pm »

In any case it would be a battle of critical thinking and I refuse to fight an unarmed individual.



But for real though light-skinned people don't get called terrorists in the US unless it turns out they are from the wrong part of the world or follow the wrong religion. The wrong kind of light skin and/or God, you see. They always wait to check first.

Media definition of domestic terrorist = Brown person who cheated his way into citizenship somehow.
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« Reply #25557 on: October 27, 2018, 01:03:13 pm »

I totally agree there.  This was domestic terrorism, and yet Trump and even Fake News are going to call it anything but.
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« Reply #25558 on: October 27, 2018, 01:03:51 pm »

This is just as sad as saying "there's good people on both sides". Whistle past that particular fucking graveyard all you want. I would love to find some statistics, because I will bet you some good damn money that white active shooters have a much higher survival rate (not counting the ones who suicide) than active shooters of other races.

In any case, it's not germane to the core story, which is yet another mass shooting by a right-wing nutjob with an AR-15. Apparently the shooter wasn't a Trump supporter because Trump had Jews among his advisors.
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« Reply #25559 on: October 27, 2018, 01:06:13 pm »

As my news rapported it, he surrendered after being injured.
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