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Hey Jude (Wilson Pickett and Duane Allman)

He needs to resign immediately

Nobody thought that he would try to divide the country during a pandemic, but he did.

He is not capable of bringing the country together.

Even with violent protests and riots in the street, he feels no need to calm the waters. Instead, he pours gasoline on the fires. He is unfit to sit in the office of the presidency, even for one more day.

Republicans have put themselves into an uncomfortable and untenable position of defending Donald Trump. They have no choice but to defend incompetence. They have to conceal the fact that their President is a threat to our national security.

Otherwise, they may not get re-elected in November?

So, they are gambling that the voters will not hold them accountable.

They are who they are.

How much are outside interests driving these protests?

We're back to the "few bad apples" theory, as some have used to describe the police.

Are they simply "opportunity looters"? They use the legitimate protestors as cover to hide their dirty deeds? Do they even know the difference between George Floyd and Pink Floyd?

Do they self-identify as "Antifa"? Is that a catch-all phrase? Is it just a way to have fun?

How are these "outside interests" helping the cause? Is the only way to get people's attention is to burn something down?

Are these protests organized and planned? Who is organizing them?

And a Baby General shall lead them...

I do not personally support the violence, the looting, or the burning of private property.

I do not support those that resort to those tactics.

Anarchy is not the solution. Fear is not an acceptable method of protest, in my opinion.

This is just my own personal opinion. Perhaps there are some that agree with the more violent methods of protests? I believe they are counter-productive. They lose the support of the people in a very short time. Even if protesting murder, it is not acceptable.

Any group that engages in these tactics does not have my support. For what it's worth.

If you ain't got the do-re-mi...

Revolution

Breathe

Trump is OK if the protests go on forever.

He believes that will put him back in the White House, because one thing voters will not tolerate is anarchy in the streets.

Trump is content to just let the violence and looting continue. He will use it to divide the people even further.

Do you think he will not?

Martin Luther King Jr's words on non-violence.

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King’s notion of nonviolence had six key principles. First, one can resist evil without resorting to violence. Second, nonviolence seeks to win the “friendship and understanding” of the opponent, not to humiliate him (King, Stride, 84). Third, evil itself, not the people committing evil acts, should be opposed. Fourth, those committed to nonviolence must be willing to suffer without retaliation as suffering itself can be redemptive. Fifth, nonviolent resistance avoids “external physical violence” and “internal violence of spirit” as well: “The nonviolent resister not only refuses to shoot his opponent but he also refuses to hate him” (King, Stride, 85). The resister should be motivated by love in the sense of the Greek word agape, which means “understanding,” or “redeeming good will for all men” (King, Stride, 86). The sixth principle is that the nonviolent resister must have a “deep faith in the future,” stemming from the conviction that “The universe is on the side of justice” (King, Stride, 88).

During the years after the bus boycott, King grew increasingly committed to nonviolence. An India trip in 1959 helped him connect more intimately with Gandhi’s legacy. King began to advocate nonviolence not just in a national sphere, but internationally as well: “the potential destructiveness of modern weapons” convinced King that “the choice today is no longer between violence and nonviolence. It is either nonviolence or nonexistence”

https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/encyclopedia/nonviolence
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