- Dec 4, 2012
I think it depends on the protest. This one, in particular, I feel has turned very sour.For every 10 incidents and every 10 people "protesting", what percentage do you believe commit this type of atrocious behavior? What if only .7 out of 10 do this? Would it be inappropriate to keep pumping it as if this is the predominant behavior? If so, then the white supremacists who openly admit that they want to start a race war, have your neighbors right where they want them. Focused on the relatively few indefensible acts, with the mentality that it is all that is occurring with everyone wearing a BLM t-shirt or participating in a protest. In my humble opinion, it only hurts our country.
Let's talk about everything that happens, but let's do it objectively and with appropriate balance and proportion so that the truth is represented and promoted. When folks are acting as if every cop out there is a pure racist and/or bad apple, I give the same speech, as it only serves to hurt the country and get us further away from solutions, (though unfortunately, for many, they don't care if it ultimately hurts us as a country).
We mostly agreed earlier but will have to agree to disagree on this. There are a whole lot of similar videos from that intersection over the past 5 days, and I think acting like they don’t exist would be contrary to your earlier stance that all the facts should be observed.
That video in particular is especially interesting as it does show both sides of the situation - meaning peaceful protesters and people there for the wrong reasons. JMO.