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rownesheck

(2,343 posts)
3. because
Sun Apr 29, 2018, 12:46 PM
Apr 2018

that's what it means. Also, they can shove those blue and white American flags up their asses.

Cracklin Charlie

(12,904 posts)
4. I think it's hilarious that they always tell black people what to name their organizations.
Sun Apr 29, 2018, 01:01 PM
Apr 2018

Always.


New organization of black folks springs up...white people right there to tell them the name is all wrong.

Every. Single. Time.

Iggo

(47,616 posts)
6. Black people are quite aware of what they're going through.
Sun Apr 29, 2018, 02:31 PM
Apr 2018

Took me longer than it should have to understand that.

EDIT: The above is a heavily edited version of the rant I had ready to go. Came to my sense and whittled it down. But I apparently edited out the context, which was: "As I got older, I had to learn to resist telling black people how I think they could make their lives better."

Cracklin Charlie

(12,904 posts)
10. I just think it makes folks look small and cowardly...
Sun Apr 29, 2018, 03:38 PM
Apr 2018

When they try to co-opt some group’s message as their own. It comes off as weakness, to me; be they black, white, green, purple, or orange.

I know they do it in an attempt to de-legitimize the group in question; but, it always has the opposite effect on me. It makes me want to find out more about the organized communities, for example, Black Lives Matter, Occupy, Parkland students, Standing Rock protestors, etc.

Dawson Leery

(19,348 posts)
5. Exactly what it means.
Sun Apr 29, 2018, 01:10 PM
Apr 2018

They can take those improper black and blue flags and wipe the floor with them.

Iggo

(47,616 posts)
7. Because nobody really thinks "blue lives" don't matter.
Sun Apr 29, 2018, 02:35 PM
Apr 2018

A whole shit-ton of people think that black lives don't matter.

MicaelS

(8,747 posts)
9. So if you think they're that way...
Sun Apr 29, 2018, 03:35 PM
Apr 2018

Why don't you sign up and try to change the system from within? (note no sarcasm smilie).

People on the Left who denigrate LEOs never cease to amaze me. They bitch endlessly, but would never dirty themselves, their soul, their karma, or risk their lives by actually getting down into the trenches and becoming a LEO. Just like pacifists who would never dirty themselves, their soul, their karma, or risk their lives, but would not hesitate to call 911.

Their lives DO matter because they do a dirty job most people (including myself) shrink from doing. Do some of them fuck up? Certainly, and the ones who do should be held accountable. But stating all LEOs are racist authoritarians, is like saying all Muslims are terrorists.

Nevernose

(13,081 posts)
11. I post it constantly on Twitter
Sun Apr 29, 2018, 03:38 PM
Apr 2018

Any time some RW nut job starts ranting about the “corrupt FBI” trying to bring down “our president.” Then I call them Cop Haters and probably members of BLM.

It’s not even that funny, but for some reason I find it hilarious.

Nevernose

(13,081 posts)
17. Usually it's incoherent
Sun Apr 29, 2018, 05:42 PM
Apr 2018

Or about how I’m an unamerican communist, or weird diatribes, or silence.

My personal favorite and frequent response? “Well, it’s not ALL cops that are bad.” It’s so ironic on so many levels.

JI7

(89,297 posts)
19. But you never hear it when it's cases of white people killing cops
Sun Apr 29, 2018, 05:58 PM
Apr 2018

You only hear it when black people are protesting against abuses against them.

TheBlackAdder

(28,271 posts)
20. When someone says or posts 'Blue Lives Matter' to BLM, kick back by then saying 'All Lives Matter!'
Sun Apr 29, 2018, 06:21 PM
Apr 2018

My son showed me that, it makes the Blue Lives Matter guys go nuts, because ALM is another white pushback.

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