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Old 07-15-2019, 04:33 PM
CAH66 is offline
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Originally Posted by Wesley Clark View Post
Rage over black people standing up for themselves gets morphed into rage over 'disrespect for the military'.


Was he actually trying to bring attention to police brutality in the hopes it would lead to a constructive dialogue and positive solutions to the issue, or just piss off people who hate it when black people stand up for themselves?
I can't pretend to know what CK was thinking, but I can assure you of one thing: A lot of people who don't get pissed off "when black people stand up for themselves" still get pissed off when the flag, anthem, or the military are being disrespected. It's distressingly common around this place for certain posters to willfully conflate any kind of patriotism or conservative values with racism, and it's something that needs to stop. It's no better than people on the right painting the left as America-hating socialists who should just GTFO already.

Protesting the way he did was a move designed to get people's attention, and in that at least, he was quite successful. Whether it was helpful or productive is a different debate. What he intended only he knows, but I see no reason to doubt what he said.