Y’all: Don’t loot Target because someone has to pay for that🤧.
The CEO of Target: I completely support the protests and am literally a billionaire. I could rebuild those stores ten times over.
Y’all: OK, well it’s not fair bc what about Lee Rigby?
Lee Rigby’s family: We do not support the use of Lee’s case to silence the Black Lives Matter protests as we support them and the two aren’t comparable as one is an extremist attack and one is police brutality.
Y’all at a party or on the beach: OK, well what about the infection risk?
Disease experts and health experts: *write an open letter to the public supporting the protests as they say “racism is a much deadlier and long lasting health epidemic than covid 19”*.
Y’all: The cases in America are already spiking.
Actual doctors: The time for symptoms to develop is 7-14 days so that spike is actually because of your parties, beach days, and protests that you couldn’t get a haircut.
Y’all: Rioting and looting doesn’t do anything.
Historians: The only thing in history that has worked for the general public inciting change has been a riot,a protest, or a looting- like the Civil Rights Movement, Suffragettes, and Stonewall.
Y’all: Well, violence isn’t the answer
Historians: MLK was peaceful and you still shot him dead, and America is one of the most historically violent countries in the world, how ironic.
JUST SAY YOU DON’T SUPPORT BLACK LIVES MATTER AND LEAVE instead of finding an excuse as to why you shouldn’t care that again and again and again Black people are completely brutalised by police and police are never criminalized for it.
Copied and pasted from a friend. Feel free to do the same and call out racists where they stand.
hey since this is getting a solid amount of traction could y'all check out this post and let people know thank you
@mercurythedragon liberals are very happy to police your movements optics if it means they don't have to deal with their own biases
@spacekookie exactly. it's gross how democrats continuously pretend they're not centerist as hell with their white supremacist bullshit
"...the white moderate, who is more devoted to 'order' than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice [...] who constantly says: 'I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action'; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man's freedom."
@MutualityWSDEs @KitsuneAlicia @spacekookie @mercurythedragon Most Dem leaders and pundits see themselves and right-wing politicians as "the adults in the room" who are having a civil adult argument about who gets basic rights, and they see BLM as unruly children who are "making a fuss." It's definitely racist and it's definitely infuriating.
On one level, yes.
But taking up a position of choosing who has their rights and their humanity recognised and who doesn't is something we have been doing on a day to day basis since we had the developmental power to make those choices.
Let's not locate all the bad stuff in the most easily available culprits.
We all uphold Whiteness to some degree and need to focus on that.
@mercurythedragon more than riots and looting, they were rebellions and uprisings
Remember what Machiavelli said about unarmed prophets; they always come to grief.
| The time for symptoms to develop is 7-14 days so that spike is actually because of your parties, beach days, and protests that you couldn’t get a haircut.
So what you are saying is we will see the effects later not now? As if that's much better.
| Disease experts and health experts: “racism is a much deadlier and long lasting health epidemic than covid 19”
Disease and health experts are not more qualified to claim that than the average person. They deal with bodily diseases not societal ones. You are invoking false authority.
Also, what's with this "you" bullshit? *I* didn't shoot MLK, etc.
Basically agree with the other points you made though.
Lol. You are an idiotic ideologue. There is no evidence whatsoever that I uphold white supremacy. Maybe I benefit from it but that's not really my fault, is it: If some secret admirer of yours stole some money and put it in your bank account without your knowledge, would you be responsible for the theft? No, you wouldn't.
@Hyolobrika @MutualityWSDEs no need to call anyone idiotic or whatever. that's honestly ableist as fuck rhetoric which isn't fucking right esp with you going so hard about shit. I get you said you agreed w most of the post or whatever but plz chill out lmfao. I'm honestly too fucking tired for this bullshit. But also people who reinforce supremacy are at fault bc they continue enabling society's bullshit. you can't wash your hands from something you benefit from that's just illogical.
Stop being so self-centered, Hyolobrika. The person who matters most in your analogy is the person whose money got stolen. Aka BLACK PEOPLE.
Instead of getting mad at black people for pointing out that their money got stolen, and nitpicking the words they use to express this, you could get mad at your white ancestors for being complicit in stealing that money and making you dependent on it.
Instead of whining that you didn’t ask for that money to be put in your bank account, you could start discussing how you can start giving back some of that money to the people whose money got stolen and are still suffering in poverty to this day. If you can’t give back any of that money without being in poverty yourself, you could start discussing creative solutions to that too.
But you’re probably just a concern troll. So I’ll ask you. Do you support Black Lives Matter? Yes or no?
@Hyolobrika honestly covid just came by, racism has been a supremacist thorn in our society's side for centuries on top of the being the main reason why cases and deaths of covid are so disproportionately fucked between people who can afford it and people who cant bc of supremacy
Your confident ignorance weighs little against a lifetime of niche knowledge.
Pick any topic you know, or are interested in, and you're advantaged over someone who skims the wikipage on the topic.
For example, you might want to consider the antivaxxer movement as "societal", but it has deep implications for medical science.
Seriously, think about it.
There's no way to decouple social and medical pandemics, the science applies heavily to both.
Source: am engineer who works with medical researchers.
Respectfully, rethink your stance, or accept that you're undereducated here...or don't.
This post isn't for you.
It's for all of us who know you're spouting bullshit, and have been gently trying to get you to check your fecking privilege.
@Hyolobrika it's honestly just the fact of people blaming them on protesters when it's from the people who did all the shit dining out and getting haircuts before all of this. It's just the fact of people truly standing up for what they believe in and having folks look down on folks now after their blatant disregard of people's health before
That doesn't mean that protesting won't help spread the virus, just like anything else.
@Hyolobrika yeah it doesn't. who said it didn't spread it?
@mercurythedragon also going back to work
@mercurythedragon The fact that people are concern trolling masked protestors as an infection risk instead of asking why the police are impunely using chemical weapons which cause severe coughing as one of their main effects says all you need to know.
@mercurythedragon Also just like, Target is insured. And most importantly: people are more important than property.
A cool and chill place for cool and chill people.