Author Topic: I love my country, but we're going through a rough patch  (Read 9270 times)

wmLambert

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Re: I love my country, but we're going through a rough patch
« Reply #400 on: September 13, 2020, 08:39:49 PM »
We were talking about non violent sports protests. I didn't think I had to spell out that I was referring to the famous raising of fists on the Olympic podium. But at least you've confirmed that you thought that the Civil rights movement was wrong. I'm sorry that you're pining for the 50s.

Now you are being a troll. You cannot deny that the American experience has been betterment of civil rights. Since the time of George Wallace, even the Democrats understood they had to act like non-bigots to keep any voters at all. They disavowed the KKK, even though they kept Klansmen in their ranks as respected mentors. They claimed all their racists and bigots moved to the GOP, even though no one changed parties at that time.

The people were welcoming civil rights, and the long-held civil rights bills the GOP had promoted since the Civil War were blocked by the Democrats for the last time during Eisenhower's administration. When LBJ came around with a quibble with his own party, he sided with the Everitt Dirksen GOP to pass the Civil Rights bills - more to stick a thumb in the eye of his party members than for civil rights. We have been righting the ship for years - and every so often the Democrats try to ratchet up some complaints to bolster their self-proclaimed civil rights activism. But like the Dems' Black Caucus that blocked making the Civil Rights bills permanent so they had an issue to run every election cycle, doing what was right was just a pretense for staying in power.

Why would any party follow divisive leaders like Farrakhan and Sharpton? BLM leaders Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi are avowed Marxists, but have blinders on when asked about Maduro in Venezuela. They coined the name BLM on the day George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin. You remember, Martin who tried to beat Zimmerman to death? When I led a demonstration, it was about real injustice which had a ready solution, and the school board just needed a little hint for how to solve the inequity. Once done, there was no need to maintain political power. All the fists in the air are representative of the Walter Cronkite lie about the Tet Offensive that made activists realize they just needed to aim their battles at media coverage.

There used to be no Blacks allowed in sports at all, now there are. Yet the multi-millionaire minorities raise fists to say they are still victims. This is only about us vs, them - not about unity and togetherness. Idiot-morons raise fists and create divisiveness more than embrace unity. BLM is run by avowed Communists, and embrace rioting and looting. The Democrats see that as in their political favor, so embolden the bad actors.

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Re: I love my country, but we're going through a rough patch
« Reply #401 on: October 12, 2020, 01:43:46 PM »
So last night in Portland, protesters tore down statues of Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt in an "Indigenous Peoples' Day of Rage" protest.