No man born with a living soul: Portland, Chicago, Albuquerque...?

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by superdave, Jul 25, 2020.

  1. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
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    DC United
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    United States
    The BLM protests have entered a new phase. Team Trump is at least using personnel not trained for this duty to create violence and burnish his law and order campaign theme. At worst, it's a dress rehearsal for disrupting the campaign in September and October, and maybe even voting in November. I'm heartened that in Portland the tactic has unquestionably backfired, as the Wall of Moms and Wall of Vets have fought back and created its own narrative.

    But I think this is going to be an ongoing story because Barr and Trump are proto-fascists. One of the sadder aspects is that he's creating intergovernmental conflict at a time (COVID) when we need intergovernmental cooperation.
     
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  2. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

    Feb 12, 2005
    Woodstock, NY
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    DC United
    If they want a civil war to save white supremacism, all I can say is bring it.
     
  3. Smurfquake

    Smurfquake Moderator
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    Aug 8, 2000
    San Carlos, CA
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    I have seen a lot of right twitterstan calling the protests "riots" and using that as the reason for the troops being there. I'm guessing that's how Fox News is covering the protests - I mean, you have to put down rioters, they're not going to put themselves down, are they?
     
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  4. russ

    russ Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Canton,NY
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    United States
    It also backfires as multinationals look at this unrest and consider pulling investment out of areas where there is continual violence,whether state sponsored or not.
     
  5. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
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    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Now the brownshirts are coming to Detroit, Milwaukee, and Cleveland.

    Stay well, @Kazuma and @soccernutter .
     
  6. chad

    chad Member+

    Jun 24, 1999
    chicago
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    United States
    That's weird. It's almost like those are all "urban" cities in "swing states."
     
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  7. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

    Feb 12, 2005
    Woodstock, NY
    Club:
    DC United
    I was trying to figure out why Trump is sending stormtroopers to Milwaukee, of all places. I mean, has there been trouble there that I hadn't heard about or something? And then I remembered that the Democratic convention is scheduled to be happening there and it all makes sense.
     
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  8. diablodelsol

    diablodelsol Member+

    Jan 10, 2001
    North Ridgeville, OH
    ******** you too Dave
     
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  9. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "Look at the big brain on Brad!"

    If the police in those cities could be counted on, the mayors should order the police to arrest them for unlawful assembly.

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