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Sometimes you hear something that hits the mark (Original Post) Pototan Apr 15 OP
Damn that's on the nose! Basic LA Apr 15 #1
It's an interesting take, I guess MissMillie Apr 15 #2
Let me see if I can put it in perspective Pototan Apr 15 #3
I really disagree with that... getagrip_already Apr 15 #4
I repectfully disagree Pototan Apr 15 #5
we will have to disagree on the extent of that rot then getagrip_already Apr 15 #6

MissMillie

(38,684 posts)
2. It's an interesting take, I guess
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 09:19 AM
Apr 15

I'm not sure I agree with it.

I'm finding it difficult to articulate why I don't necessarily agree w/ it.

Every time I come up with something to say, it sounds like a boatload of generalizations and assumptions. But I'm not too sure that said generalizations and assumptions are total hogwash.

Pototan

(1,304 posts)
3. Let me see if I can put it in perspective
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 09:27 AM
Apr 15

O.J was acquitted of murder in a criminal trial. Many African American men sided with that decision because most knew that African American men are usually railroaded. But common-sense dictates that he was guilty.

O.J. was later found responsible for the murders in a civil case.

Trump was accused by E. Jean Carrol of rape but could not bring a criminal charge due to the statute of limitations. Trump supporters said the accusation was political. But common-sense dictates that he is guilty.

Trump was later found responsible for sexual assault in a civil trial.

getagrip_already

(15,323 posts)
4. I really disagree with that...
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 09:30 AM
Apr 15

OJ was turned into a lightening rod for the hate black people felt for the LAPD. Specifically the LAPD. That hatred existed long before OJ came along. He just tapped into it.

That hatred for law enforcement doesn't exist in the white population outside of a small band of white nationalist ruby ridge conspiracists.

TSF is not being held up as a victim of anything except by himself. And only him and a few of his howler monkey core constantly chant it.

But the white community, if you can even describe one, doesn't believe that.

This is still tsf's crimes vs tsf. Not the justice system vs tsf. As much as he would like to create that.

Pototan

(1,304 posts)
5. I repectfully disagree
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 09:42 AM
Apr 15

Trump supporters don't trust government and believe in conspiracy theories. I concede your point that the LAPD was truly racist and the conspiracy theories espoused by Trump supporters are false, but the end result is that a subset of Americans wanted to support a person accused of a serious crime for reasons other than the facts of the case.

They are both guilty. They both got away with their crime. They both were adjudicated responsible in a civil case and had to pay millions to their victims.

getagrip_already

(15,323 posts)
6. we will have to disagree on the extent of that rot then
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 09:55 AM
Apr 15

I agree there is a subset of conspiracy theorist white nationalists that think that way, but it is a very small slice of the population.

It is magnified by the media and skewed polling to seem larger, but is not that large over all.

A larger population will vote for tsf knowing and not caring, which is a different affliction. They believe he did the crimes, don't think the doj is after him for who he is, but will still vote for him.

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