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But she's telling white people to admit that they're racist? Even though she is also a white woman.
Cops are kneeling too now.They are beginning to get it.A flag is an inanimate object. It doesn't have feelings.
The reason they're able to kneel today and have their protests is because men fought and died for the flag that they so easily disrespect.
@Nachowedgie Of course the men who died for us to do that the first time were protesters.Google "American Revolution".
I actually learnt about the American revolution in History class back in school, us Irish people know a lot more about other countries than you Americans seem to.I will also add the flag back then was totally different, so were a lot of other things.
@Nachowedgie Your statement may be correct about a lot of Americans, but not me.I study history, law, and geography all the time.One play I go that might interest you is the CIA World Factbook.www.cia.gov/.../
You're going a bit off topic now
@Nachowedgie I don't care about being "off-topic".The history of the American Revolution in a nutshell is this:1. In the 1760s and 1770s, a series of acts by the British upset the American colonists here.2. The colonists complained, but little if any action was taken.3. Worse, further injustices happened, such as The Boston Massacre in 1770.4. By the end of 1773, things were getting bad with The Boston Tea Party occurring in December 1773. The Boston Tea Party was basically rioting and looting except on a boat from England delivering tea.5. By April 1775, things were so bad that the British were going after the armaments of the Americans in Massachusetts. On the way back to Boston, they were attacked in guerrilla warfare by the colonists. That was the beginning of the American Revolution.6. By 1783, the war was completely over with America being a completely independent country.So, the flag that represents my country was born from a struggle against injustice - a struggle that escalated from unheard complaints, to protests from outright injustices that occasionally were violent, to riots, and revolution.That's what's occurring now. The same thing. Injustices gone unheard and now, with smartphone cameras documenting it all, a recognition of chronic horrible injustices. So, what does history teach us? Protests - such as kneeling - and escalation to riots - such as what has happened this past week.(more)
The kneeling has nothing to do with the flag but what the flag represents...A country that says equality for all and then doesn't act on it or deliberately obstructs it.A country that wants to be loved and embraced by a people that it refuses to love and embrace.Kneeling is just a way to let people know that these injustices are not right for this country.Would I kneel? No, that's not really my thing because the flag is irrelevant and I still believe in "United We Stand". Sadly, the people who most often say "United We Stand" don't believe in it. But I have no problem with the people who do kneel. It's their right to do so.
@abc3643 if you don’t stand for the flag then you don’t respect the country it represents. If you don’t like the country then get the fuck out
@abc3643 you can protest all you want but you’re not going to disrespect the flag while doing so
Lol... if kneeling is disrespectful then burning it is sacrilegious, you all value a piece of cloth more than the lives you destroy; you all are hopeless bunch.
Having respect for the men who fought and died for their country does not destroy anyone's lives. You are the one who's hopeless here
@Nachowedgie That flag represents nothing but a self absorbed ignorance of a people who rape, pillage and chased off the Native Americans of their lands, made billions upon billions off the backs of slavery, robbing the poor and have them believing in a country that is known for habitually going to a conflict with other countries to satisfy their greed by ways of false flags as well as justifying the invasions. And I personally don't respect any flag because it's a symbol wrapped up in propaganda that tell the poor people you should respect, honor, praise and die for it while the rich ones can sit and make money on outcome of any result.
I mean if you don't like it you can always leave, no one's stopping you :3 and believe me no one will care either
@Nachowedgie Trust me don't live there, don't want to either. Dred Scott v John F. A Sandford that document proves my point, a dog has more rights than an African American in AmeriKKKa.
@glock33sig357 you’re not an American so shut up. Not your problem. In addition you know nothing of guns either with Glock in your name. Overpriced pieces of shit with 22 degree grip angles that suck, no front slide serrations, the worst triggers ever put on a handgun and fucking plastic sights. H&K and Walther are superior in every way
Yes it is. By saying that all white people are racists, she is, ironically, being racist. Some white people love to throw their own kind under the bus.
Well, in the literal sense, yes, you are correct.The woman's race is irrelevant.Racist words and actions are racist no matter who does them.However, there are MANY white people who are being assholes and don't get it.MANY of them are here at G@G.Are you one of them?I hope not.
I'm not white.
Also, there are many white people who participate in the protests, peacefully. Yet this woman makes it seem like there are no white protestors. They're actively getting involved to support the movement, and she still thinks of white people as being racist. What more does she want from them?
Let me qualify that.Thanks... you are not white.But are you like those white assholes that this woman is complaining about?That IS relevant - no matter what your race.
Yes, you are correct.This is a problem with English.She is not saying all white people. If she did, then she'd have to include herself and that's a logical contradiction given her statement. Since it's a logical contradiction, that means she is talking to a SUBSET of people who are white who are the target of her message.Try not to take things too literally.Is English not you native language?
She is not talking about the white protestors.She is complaining to the white people who are complaining about protesting for blacks.
So cause I'm not white, you're gonna assume that English isn't my first language? I have nothing to say to you. Goodbye, racist.
I am not assuming anything.And, right now, you are making an assumption about me.My wondering if English was not your native language had nothing to do with your ethnicity.Asking this very question of yours combined with the way in which you are making yourself clear (and doing a good job!) indicates to me someone who is taking things too literally... in a way that a normal common American English reader/writer would not do.Based on my 57 years of experience, I would think one of 3 things:1) You are a machine.2) You are "on the spectrum" meaning you have some degree of autism,3) English is not your first language. The nuances of the language are not easily grasped by non-native speakers. Most native speakers would recognize the logical impossibility of her being a racist and implicitly understood that she meant a subset of white people.
I obviously do not think you are a machine.