Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones
But you'll cheerfully partake of what they built, right?
"Those who forget the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them."
-- George Santayana
And in case you hadn't noticed, the current protests aren't about slavery and aren't about Jim Crow. They are about race-based abuse and discrimination that is occurring right now.
If we're going to stop living in the past, can we forget about the triumphs and traditions of Canada? Scrap it all as worthless, like the common law and the Charter? All past stuff, right? No need to pay it any mind.
You'll do anything to deny the obvious, overwhelmingly documented fact that racism and discrimination are alive and well in America, won't you?
They're alive and well all over the planet. The US is NOT special in that regard. Try being a Korean in Japan. Try being anyone who isn't Chinese in China. Try being a Zoroastrian in Iran. The list goes on, and on, and on.
Tribalism runs deep among humans, even among the self-proclaimed "woke" left.
Now, what the protests are really about is racism and discrimination within the police. But the stats over the last 20 years don't really bear that out when you break down the cops by race.
1) Black cops are 3.3 times more likely to fire their weapon than any other race of cop. (DoJ stats backed by a study from the University of Pennsylvania prove it.)
2) Over the last 20 years, White cops have killed fewer Black people than cops of Colour have.
3) The vast majority of shootings by police are justified.
4) Tony Timpa was killed by White cops in the exact same manner Floyd was killed. No "protests" over police brutality then. And unlike the violent career criminal that Floyd was, Timpa was merely autistic. No, Floyd's murder was perfect for the Democrats. He was killed during an election year so his death is simply being used as political hay by the same group of f*ckheads who are at least partly responsible for it. It's an old extremist ploy. Create a major problem (or simply make one up) and then insist you are the only one who can save the country from it.