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Old 06-01-2020, 10:50 PM
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Well said. I am here in Columbus, OH, and I have marched and walked and watched people get maced and tear-gassed completely unprovoked. I can't understand how people don't understand why ANYONE wouldn't be at least a little angry about that?
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Old 06-02-2020, 12:13 AM
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That said - if some protesting Floyd and those issues HAVE resorted to destruction, I don't entirely blame them. They have tried everything for YEARS and are rightfully frustrated. That doesn't make it "ok," but I won't prioritize avoiding some property damage over the death of a man and countless others. Iím also in no position to tell black people and others who experience racism daily how to feel or respond to this. Try as I might, I will never know what it must be like to be in their shoes.
I don't blame them, and I certainly don't think the rage is unjustified.

What I do think, though, is that history would indicate that rage and destruction met w/ rage and destruction generally does not result in meaningful or lasting change....
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Old 06-02-2020, 12:32 AM
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I don't blame them, and I certainly don't think the rage is unjustified.

What I do think, though, is that history would indicate that rage and destruction met w/ rage and destruction generally does not result in meaningful or lasting change....
I don’t disagree, but again history has also indicated that nothing else has resulted in any change either so *shrug*
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Old 06-02-2020, 01:32 AM
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history has also indicated that nothing else has resulted in any change either so *shrug*
We'll have to agree to disagree on that last point. Things have not changed nearly enough. But to say that things have not changed at all is not accurate, IMHO.
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