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Sat Nov 21, 2015, 12:52 AM

 

How many white people will rally around and support taking on the extremists in Mali

I mean, there were crickets when it happened in Kenya last year, Nigeria since 2009 and Beirut last week. Except some dumbass hashtag that did little to "bring our girls back."

I guess only white lives matter. Oh, I'm white too.

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Reply How many white people will rally around and support taking on the extremists in Mali (Original post)
Feeling the Bern Nov 2015 OP
Scootaloo Nov 2015 #1
NuclearDem Nov 2015 #2
11cents Nov 2015 #3
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2015 #8
romanic Nov 2015 #4
Feeling the Bern Nov 2015 #10
Democat Nov 2015 #5
1000words Nov 2015 #6
Feeling the Bern Nov 2015 #9
romanic Nov 2015 #11
Quantess Nov 2015 #13
FLPanhandle Nov 2015 #14
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2015 #7
Bluenorthwest Nov 2015 #12

Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 12:58 AM

1. About as many traded "Je suis Paris" slogans for "Ni Kano" after the bombing in Nigeria

 

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 01:05 AM

2. Considering France has had a military presence in Mali for about three years now...

 

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 01:43 AM

3. Yes.

Which has prevented the whole of Mali from falling under the rule of these douchebags.

If one insists on turning the world's tragedies into solipsistic musings about the failings of white people, how about the four years of crickets in response to Assad's massacres? But that would largely implicate the white western left.

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 02:04 AM

8. Knowing that would require paying attention to news, rather than strutting in self-rightousness

 

Of course the French airstrikes and ground troops pushed back Al Qaeda in the Maghreb from taking over northern Mali. Don't expect the OP to know fuck all about it. Oh, and those dudes hanging around the hotel with Légion Étrangère on their armbands? That would be the French Foreign Legion, which saved southern Mali from radical Islamist genocide in this fucking decade.

But, you know, white people.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 01:46 AM

4. The media has reported on it.

But not enough people took attention to it like Paris did...even the ones pulling these incidents put to compare and contrast.

How about instead of comparing and being selectively outraged, let's drop the god damned arguing and be empathetic to those that have fallen victim to terrorism.

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Response to romanic (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 03:23 AM

10. Agreed, but I will place money on the fact that few, if any, will even care about Mali

 

just like they haven't given a shit about Boko Haram's attacks.

Black lives are cheap. Especially if they are poor and black.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 01:50 AM

5. How many people will spend more time complaining about "white people" than the terrorists

Terrorists kill people and you're complaining because you don't see the Twitter hashtags you want to see.

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Response to Democat (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 03:22 AM

9. I personally thing hashtags are stupid. They do nothing.

 

#getoffyourass would be a perfect one.

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Response to Democat (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 03:24 AM

11. For real.

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Response to Democat (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 07:39 AM

13. Yes!

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Response to Democat (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 08:50 AM

14. +1000

I swear this place is turning into one of the most racist boards on the internet sometimes.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 01:58 AM

7. Dumb

 

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 07:36 AM

12. France has been heavily engaged in Mali for years...read the wiki, at least...

 

Operation Serval
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Serval

Basic knowledge of world events is recommeneded prior to mounting the high horse.

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