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rIoTiNg iS uNdEmOcRaTic

16thSep 25, 2020 by Memphis_Grizzlies
looks at the boston tea party, stonewall riots, riots due to racial inequality, shall I go on..

some of you need to pick up a history book and actually understand the constitution

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girl this is literally tengaged, not the place no1 cares
Sent by Yaxha,Sep 25, 2020
You clearly do bc you commented. If you don't care then don't comment thanks yaxha
Sent by Memphis_Grizzlies,Sep 25, 2020
You're rioting because YOU LOST FAIR AND SQUARE. Have you considered WORKING and then donating the money to charities instead of virtue-signaling online? No. Because one's easy and one's hard.
Sent by Loopspeare,Sep 25, 2020
negged, shut the fuck up
Sent by Yaxha,Sep 25, 2020
A kind of important part to democracy is letting people's outrage be heard, you make no sense lmfao. the founding fathers said it themselves loopspeare
Sent by Memphis_Grizzlies,Sep 25, 2020
If you want to try and riot on that level, be prepared to face the consequences.
Sent by Sam_Hamwich,Sep 25, 2020
I'm not an American, but weren't the founding fathers racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, etc., Memphis_Grizzlies? Why are you taking advice from them?

Besides, you already had a chance to let your outrage be heard: voting. Either way, get a job and actually help people. You're a virtue-signaler. Put your money where your mouth is.
Sent by Loopspeare,Sep 25, 2020
lmao you probably think george floyd and breonna taylor were killed because it was their fault huh sam_hamwich

or atleast it would appear so based on you condemning people's right to be outraged as if they didn't already try peaceful protest constantly
Sent by Memphis_Grizzlies,Sep 25, 2020
yOuRe a vIrTuE sIgNaLeR
Sent by Memphis_Grizzlies,Sep 25, 2020
Loopspeare, just because someone from the 1700s was not marching for a modern issue unknown to them at the time like trans rights does not mean that everything they say should be discounted. Nazis believed deplorable, disgusting things but if they say 2 plus 2 is 4 it doesn't mean their wrong just because their nazis :)
Sent by giovannimaxroma,Sep 25, 2020
I agree with that, giovannimaxroma, but that doesn't mean that we should follow everything that the founding fathers said. My main point is that we need to be critical.
Sent by Loopspeare,Sep 25, 2020
Yo the fucking stupidity in here is making me sick. All of you go to fucking school! Read!! God damnit I don't expect knowledge on tengaged but you all literally do not know what the fuck you're talking about.
Sent by woah,Sep 25, 2020
memphis_grizzlies George Floyd was killed in a matter of him resisting arrest while high on illegal drugs, fact.
If he got in the car like they politely asked and guided him to do with zero problem, he’d be alive, fact.
Do I think the officer should have been more aware of the pressure he was enforcing? Absolutely, and if charges come on him for it then that’s his own fault.
But there were plenty of opportunities where the officers all tried to NOT get to that point, they even offered to crack the damn window open, as he said “I can’t breathe” while standing next to the car with no pressure on him anywhere, because he was drugged up and had a warped sense of what was actually going on.
Was it racially charged? HELL no
Was it premeditated? HELL no
Was George Floyd a good person at any point? Again, no.
So why is he being idolized and positioned as a martyr? Why isn’t Tony Timpa, who died in almost the SAME way but isn’t brought up just because he’s white?
Like of ALL the people and situations that are LEGITIMATE gripes and cases to draw awareness too, this is complete bullshit and proves that it’s not about anything but control and power grabs. We can move on to Breonna Taylor if you’d like but I would like this addressed first.
Sent by Sam_Hamwich,Sep 25, 2020
Memphis_Grizzlies, nowhere in the constitution/bill of rights are you given the right to loot, destroy private or federal property, or committed acts of violence against others including your opposition. MLK who was a constitutional scholar and racial equality advocate would agree that the constitution gives you the right to peaceably assemble, not to violate the rights of others (life, liberty, property, privacy).

I would argue that the riots for racial equality, the Boston Tea Party, and the Stonewall Inn riots have all been assigned way more significance than they deserve. I believe that change occurs much more often through slow cultural change and better representation of minorities in government, higher education, and the media.

Peaceful protests that show the common American that these people do not pose a threat to others makes people less prejudiced, while racists these days have plenty of ammunition to stoke their racist beliefs since they can refer to a video of African Americans burning a store down. If you really want racial equality, in my opinion you should stop asking black people to do exactly what the race-realists want them to do... be violent/not civil.
Sent by giovannimaxroma,Sep 25, 2020
Loopspeare I feel like we are saying the exact same thing lol. Love you boo <3
Sent by giovannimaxroma,Sep 25, 2020
so we are supposed to let the racists believe what they want in silence then? maybe instead racists should show their true colors and be shamed for them. giovannimaxroma
Sent by Memphis_Grizzlies,Sep 25, 2020
Successful protests are found to have common characteristics; diversity, stamina, size, and nonviolence. Yes, it's frustrating that these things are happening. Yes, it's unacceptable with the way the world is working. But if you lash out you let them win. Like everyone else is saying, it's. What. They. Want. We need to use our platform and voting block to vote for the right candidates in local government that can start the transition to a better tomorrow.

And for the fucking idiot excusing the murder of an innocent black man, stick to hunger comps. That's where your brain is needed.
Sent by woah,Sep 25, 2020
i kinda disagree tbh. a lot of times riots are a last resort but they have been successful ones. ideally they wouldnt be happening  but they should be allowed to happen if people feel mistreated woah
Sent by Memphis_Grizzlies,Sep 25, 2020
memphis_grizzlies you have to understand not everyone is as good as you. People take advantage of the violence and throw themselves into it. It takes purpose & substance away from the movement and it's people. The instances you're using as examples are not aligned with what youre talking about in the blog. You're justified in feeling this way but there are better ways.
Sent by woah,Sep 25, 2020
You must have missed my entire post about the point you brought up, feel free to respond.
And woah you’re also allowed to comment on any part of it that you think or feel is untrue, but if you’d rather just insult me when I’ve been friendly and nice to you and we’ve had plenty of convos, then I see
Sent by Sam_Hamwich,Sep 25, 2020
Memphis_Grizzlies, so I can say that I feel mistreated and legally come burn your house down? Come on man, just because you support a cause does not mean you have to blindly support the actions taken by every person in the movement. If pro-lifers were rioting in this violent manner, I would also hope that we can come together and say that rioting is wrong.
Sent by giovannimaxroma,Sep 25, 2020
sam_hamwich honestly, you're right! I shouldn't have insulted you that was rude, I am sorry! I get very frustrated when I see long posts about it with the whole "fact" shit, comes off as condescending to me.

What you're saying ISNT WRONG, BUT YOURE MISSING THE POINT! Institutionalized racism is real, implicit bias is real, the school to prison pipeline is real, all of these things are small factors that make issues like this different from ones where someone is white. It's the fact that a person of color feels as though the police who are hired to protect them are instead out to get them. It's the bigger picture.

Again, sorry for lashing out. You are right and have been nothing but nice to me in the past. These issues are very important to me and it upsets me to see someone completely miss the point.
Sent by woah,Sep 25, 2020
Protesting and rioting are two very different things
Sent by Fetish,Sep 26, 2020
woah I get that, I’ve done that too before I’m sure.
Personally I don’t feel like there is institutionalized racism, or systemic racism. I definitely agree that there are certain aspects in our society that can be worked on, I just don’t see BLM as a whole as a good movement with good intentions. Evidenced by the choices in the biggest names. When the start of all this is based on a situation laced with ignored facts, facetious claims, and straight up lies, it doesn’t seem to be anything more than a power grab. There’s just so many better choices for a face of a movement based on positivity to me, and I hate when people try to manipulate the facts into saying things that aren’t true, and then belittle others for standing behind the actual facts. It’s just backwards IMO
Sent by Sam_Hamwich,Sep 26, 2020
true, but i definitely wouldnt say rioting is undemocratic, as rioting has led to democracies being founded in the past fetish
Sent by Memphis_Grizzlies,Sep 26, 2020
I never said it was legal. but rioting is not undemocratic giovannimaxroma
Sent by Memphis_Grizzlies,Sep 26, 2020

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