Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by ValdostaGatorFan, May 26, 2020.
Couple good interviews:
Hey at least some of these folks are wearing their Covid masks!
Maybe the metaphor is that Kaepernick is in an abusive relationship, and America is the controlling wife-beater that wont let people leave even if they don't like it.
Except you can leave...
Not really, you know all those borders that people love to enforce and all. But to extend the metaphor, the abused partner can leave too, its just you know, not so simple. In fact many people are like "why didn't they leave," because they really have no idea what the experience is like.
The fact that I keep asking the same question and am met with a weird deflection tells me all I need to know.
Now there is another death, apparently a pawn shop owner shot someone who he thought was attempting to rob his store.
I'm not talking about the end result, I'm talking about the process. Before they were hailed as the civil rights heroes they are today, MLK and Ali were subject to the same death threats and venom from the same types of ignorant folks who have ripped Kaepernick. There really is no disputing that.
The police murdering black and poor people with impunity would be extremely recognizable to MLK or Ali. Same world/country they lived in.
What I am saying is most folks have no issue with Kaep wanting justice. Most agree.
They just want it left out of football. Football is an escape.
MLK was hated for the what... Kaep is disliked for the how.
(With notable fringe exceptions of course.)
That video creates powerful emotions and human nature is going to spin out helpful and harmful reactions to powerful emotions. I’m sure everyone is hoping the protests become rapidly more peaceful.
They might have wanted politics left out of football, but it seems absurd to suggest most of them agreed with CK's message.
Having grown up as a child in that metropolitan area, I'm having a hard time digesting this. I'ts not the Minny Apple that I knew. I guess time changes.
I'd like to believe this, but I don't. Its not just the fringe who reject the "what" Kaepernick supports. Moreover, the "what" MLK supported has been whitewashed in the present into mostly inoffensive mush. Because if you look back at the breadth of what MLK supported it was no more popular then than it is now.
Burning and looting. Sad to see the expressions of joy and laughter on people's faces as the ran out of the Target with armfuls of merchandise.
I guess they think two wrongs make a right.
Joyfully looting and stealing merchandise is not a protest.
When I say 'most" , I mean the 70% of us who don't live and die on the fringes.