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George Floyd Protest/Rioting/Looting Thread

Discussion in 'The Pit' started by Paul in uhh, May 30, 2020.

  1. so many great choices here for this brilliant idea....

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  2. Maybe their ultimate plan is to release the Kraken.
     
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  3. You forgot the famous Neighborhood Watchman

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  4. Jihadist plots used to be U.S. and Europe's biggest terrorist threat. Now it's the far right.
    An increasing percentage of plans and attacks in the U.S. are linked to far-right activity, said Seth Jones of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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    "There is a growing trend of right-wing extremism in the U.K., but it is not as significant as the rising right-wing extremism in America," said retired Maj. Gen. Clive Chapman, the former head of counterterrorism for Britain's Defense Ministry.


    July 27, 2020, 3:30 AM CDT
    By Willem Marx


    LONDON — The threat of terrorism — particularly from the far right — should be a major concern for governments on both sides of the Atlantic as coronavirus restrictions continue to ease, according to multiple experts and former law enforcement officials who have experience monitoring violent extremist activity.

    High unemployment levels due to the pandemic, poor economic prospects and the spread of disinformation through the internet and social media could accelerate radicalization, they said.


    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/jihadist-plots-used-be-u-s-europe-s-biggest-terrorist-n1234840
     
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  6. Generally speaking, it seems that those who support a more conservative ideology tend to do so

    openly, publicly and without reservations. Not sure the same can be said for those individuals who

    ardently champion the banner of Socialism. They seem to espouse their Leftist leanings freely as

    long as their identity is fully protected under a shroud of anonymity. Could the fear of being publicly

    exposed and branded as a Socialist possibly account for such covert behavior??
     


  7. Best tweet I've seen in a LONG time.
     
  8. White Christian America Needs a Moral Awakening
    By confronting their faith’s legacy of racism, white Christians can build a better future for themselves, and their fellow Americans.


    JULY 28, 2020
    Robert P. Jones
    Author of White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity


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    The Christian denomination in which I grew up was founded on the proposition that slavery could flourish alongside the gospel of Jesus Christ. Its founders believed that this arrangement was not just possible, but divinely mandated. Yet many white Christians, like myself, came of age in churches and communities where we seldom heard anything substantive or serious about the white-supremacist roots of our faith.

    I was raised in a Southern Baptist family, participated actively in my Southern Baptist church, and graduated from Mississippi College, a Southern Baptist institution. But it wasn’t until I was a 20-year-old seminary student that I began to grasp the central role that my denomination, and white Christians generally, have played in sustaining and legitimizing white supremacy. I knew that there had been a split between Northern and Southern Baptists, but the narrative was vague. Baptists in the South, I was taught, were caught in larger cultural and political fights that were rending the country in the mid-1800s. And—just as I had learned from my Mississippi public-school education—the true causes of the Civil War were “complicated.” Slavery was not the central issue but merely one of many North-South conflicts precipitating the split. As the prominent Baptist historian Walter “Buddy” Shurden has pointed out, it wasn’t until the last quarter of the 20th century that white Baptist historians confronted the denomination’s pro-slavery, white-supremacist origins.

    The Baptist denominational history is not unique in American Christianity. Virtually all of the major white mainline Protestant denominations split over the issue of slavery....


    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/a...ristian-america-needs-moral-awakening/614641/




     
  9. Racism among white Christians is higher than among the nonreligious. That's no coincidence.
    For most of American history, the light-skinned Jesus conjured up by white congregations demanded the preservation of inequality as part of the divine order.

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    White Christians are consistently more likely than whites who are religiously unaffiliated to deny the existence of structural racism.

    July 27, 2020, 7:15 PM CDT
    By Robert P. Jones, CEO and founder PRRI


    Over the last several weeks, the United States has engaged in a long-overdue reckoning with the racist symbols of the past, tearing down monuments to figures complicit in slavery and removing Confederate flags from public displays. But little scrutiny has been given to the cultural institutions that legitimized the worldview behind these symbols: white Christian churches.

    A close read of history reveals that we white Christians have not just been complacent or complicit; rather, as the nation's dominant cultural power, we have constructed and sustained a project of perpetuating white supremacy that has framed the entire American story. The legacy of this unholy union still lives in the DNA of white Christianity today — and not just among white evangelical Protestants in the South, but also among white mainline Protestants in the Midwest and white Catholics in the Northeast....

    ......In public opinion polls, a clear pattern has emerged: White Christians are consistently more likely than whites who are religiously unaffiliated to deny the existence of structural racism.


    https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opini...ong-nonreligious-s-no-coincidence-ncna1235045
     
  10. Portland sees largely peaceful night of protests with more than 1,000 demonstrators as forces withdraw from city
    Friday night's protests set a new tone in stark contrast from the violence that has rocked Portland in recent weeks.

    Portland protests remained largely peaceful Friday night as over a thousand demonstrators gathered in front of downtown's courthouse, just days after federal officers withdrew from the city...

    Since Democratic Gov. Kate Brown announced federal officers would begin a "phased withdrawal" from the city as part of an agreement with Trump's Department of Homeland Security on Thursday, the city has remained notably less angst-filled...


    https://www.foxnews.com/us/portland-peaceful-protests-with-1000-demonstrators-forces-withdraw


    Turns out it was the Fascist Feds creating the violence, and this story from a source you can trust.
     
  11. Author considers these beliefs/statements to be “racist”...

    —say the killings of Black men by police are isolated incidents rather than part of a pattern of how police treat African Americans.

    —say monuments to Confederate soldiers are symbols of Southern pride rather than symbols of racism.
     
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  13. Always cooperate and give them all your stuff. JFC.
     
  14. How does giving up your wallet prevent a robbery? Because it’s now a gift?
     

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