Are the riots in Minneapolis a sign for the end of America?


BigCityDreamer
Free Thinker
#1
Will it spread throughout the entire country like wildfire, turning civil unrest into civil war?
 
Jinentonix
No Party Affiliation
+3
#2  Top Rated Post
No. Now quit asking stupid questions.
 
Tecumsehsbones
+2
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by BigCityDreamer View Post

Will it spread throughout the entire country like wildfire, turning civil unrest into civil war?

Yes.

Please note that wildfire has never spread throughout the entire country. We deal with wildfires every year, with very little interruption to the usual lives of most of us.
 
Avro52
#4
Arresting reporters for doing their jobs is a mark of tyranny and demands a complete investigation and repercussions.

Xi will be so proud of dear leader.
 
mentalfloss
#5
Communist America

https://youtu.be/ftLzQefpBvM
 
Avro52
#6
“As my father explained during his lifetime, a riot is the language of the unheard.“

-MLK III

Same thing going on in Hong Kong.
 
Hoid
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by Avro52 View Post

“As my father explained during his lifetime, a riot is the language of the unheard.“

-MLK III

Same thing going on in Hong Kong.

minus the killing and the looting
 
Avro52
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

minus the killing and the looting

Wut?
 
Hoid
#9
Is there killing and looting in Hong Kong?
 
Avro52
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Is there killing and looting in Hong Kong?

I’m not sure.

The media there is a tad different.
 
Hoid
+2
#11
the two "protests' are not very similar at all.

they are happening for entirely diffferent reasons and they are occuring in entirely different ways.
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
-1
#12
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYCb17RjUTQ



Suspicious Man Breaks Window & Starts Minneapolis Riot

This man was NOT a protester... maybe a cop?
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
+1 / -1
#13
BREAKING: Ex-officer at center of George Floyd death charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...l_nbn_20200529

and that is only a start...... The other three need to be dealt with too. Floyd was not resisting.... He was fighting for his life. The whole world can see that in that horrible video..... But The US is going to need more videos like that now..... as it brings to the surface the ugly cesspool of US racism. AGAIN. MAGA...........what a joke that is. A nation is great only when it treats all its people equally and fairly. A nation where law and order actually MEANS someething.
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#14
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9iuRQi9IvU


JUST IN: Joe Biden speaks out amid George Floyd protests

Former Vice President and presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks out about George Floyd, systemic racism, and police brutality in America.
 
Blackleaf
#15
Would they have all rioted if they were still in lockdown?

And had they done, how would the usual suspects on here have viewed them?

Interesting....
 
Walter
+1
#16
Officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck during fatal arrested charged with murder.
https://justthenews.com/government/l...arrest-custody

Rioters won’t care.
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
+1
#17
Peace...


 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
-1
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck during fatal arrested charged with murder.
https://justthenews.com/government/l...arrest-custody

Rioters won’t care.

That is so presumptuous. Oh they care. But it is not enough. The three others that stood there and did nothing as Floyd cried to be able to breathe. Callous indifference. And against what they took an oath for. SERVE and PROTECT.......... and not just themselves. These cops are despicable

These protests and riots are the only language desperate people have left to them. ........Shame on the U.S. Shame on racism. Shame on prejudice. It is barbaric. If one cannot accept people as people........ regardless of pigmentation, etc.......then it is YOU with he problem. No one has a say on what pigmentation they are born with. Genetics. So it is sheer stupidity that underlies prejudice. and a malignant cruelty. The pigmentation is there for a genetic reason.

Oh....and shame on Trump for mishandling ANOTHER challenging crisis in the US based on racism.
Last edited by Ocean Breeze; May 29th, 2020 at 03:10 PM..
 
Blackleaf
+1
#19
If a load of blacks started rioting in New York City over this, would Hoid, Avro, Tecumseh's Boner and Serryah condemn them?
 
DaSleeper
+1
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean Breeze View Post

That is so presumptuous. Oh they care. But it is not enough. The three others that stood there and did nothing as Floyd cried to be able to breathe. Callous indifference. And against what they took an oath for. SERVE and PROTECT.......... and not just themselves. These cops are despicable

These protests and riots are the only language desperate people have left to them. ........Shame on the U.S. Shame on racism. Shame on prejudice. It is barbaric. If one cannot accept people as people........ regardless of pigmentation, etc.......then it is YOU with he problem. No one has a say on what pigmentation they are born with. Genetics. So it is sheer stupidity that underlies prejudice. and a malignant cruelty. The pigmentation is there for a genetic reason.

Oh....and shame on Trump for mishandling ANOTHER challenging crisis in the US based on racism.




And do you also absolve the looters who take advantage of the situation?
 
Blackleaf
+1
#21
LOOTING FOR JUSTICE



Livestreamed yesterday

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/8cWcq9n9Ur8/mqdefault.jpg
 
Blackleaf
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

And do you also absolve the looters who take advantage of the situation?

The protesters are just trying to disprove the common misperception that young black Americans are on a hair trigger and automatically turn to violence whenever they feel "dissed'.
 
Blackleaf
#23


We're well on our way towards #CivilWar 2: Electric Boogaloo. #Minneapolis is just the start; the next social media video that captures something like this happening, justified or not, will spark the same kind of outrage. The radical left are using these events as cover to play out their political fantasies.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GbJ_A74KZuM
 
Avro52
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

If a load of blacks started rioting in New York City over this, would Hoid, Avro, Tecumseh's Boner and Serryah condemn them?

Do you condemn the riots in Hong Kong Karl?
 
Avro52
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

the two "protests' are not very similar at all.
they are happening for entirely diffferent reasons and they are occuring in entirely different ways.


Freedom from tyranny?

-cruel, unreasonable, or arbitrary use of power or control.
 
Hoid
#26
One the one hand you have one country trying to exert political control over one of its possessions.

On the other hand you have white police officers murdering black people.

Not very comparable.
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#27
Does the term Agent Provocateur mean anything? Actually this is worse.
Please. If you read one thing today, read this about what is really happening in Minneapolis.
By a friend of a friend.
<Snip> The city is overcome with anger and grief. There is a visceral understanding for those of us who ARE safe, that there is a whole group of society who are NEVER safe, even from those who are supposed to protect them. Especially from those who are supposed to protect them.
The policeman who killed George Floyd was called to the scene for possible forgery. Floyd was not armed. He was sitting in his car. He did not resist and he did not try to run. He was not a threat. The policeman kneeled on his neck until he died. 7 minutes during which he said he could not breathe. Over and over again. Until he passed out and died. It was an execution.
The other three policemen did nothing to stop him.
The last 2 nights there were peaceful protests at the site of the murder. Large numbers of people gathered at 6 foot distances with masks on. They screamed and they sang and they cried. Some of them walked towards the Third precinct where the policemen who killed Llloyd were from. There were thousands at the protests but far far fewer at the riots.
Police presence at the protests was high. They shot tear gas into the crowd, and used rubber bullets, even with children present., even when there was just singing and crying.
Rioters at the third precinct started breaking windows. and starting fires. Video showed the first window broken was the Autozone, and it was done by a man dressed all in black, with black gloves, a gas mask and an umbrella to shield him from security cameras. He was a white man. He then took off into the third precinct. There is suspicion he is a policeman, but this is not confirmed. There was a large presence of massive pick up trucks flying american flags - this is the "uniform" of the far right white supremacist. Looting was mostly by the white men who were driving those trucks. They were not at the protest, they showed up to riot and loot.
The narrative today is already being pushed towards how unreasonable the riots and looting are, and how violence will not help anyone. The story is being changed from "white policeman kills black man", to "black people are angry and unreasonable". I refuse to let that happen. EVEN IF the riots were 100% driven by people of color, they deserve to be angry. It turns out there is nothing they can do to avoid being killed by white people in power. That's worth getting angry about.
EVEN WORSE is the likely truth that the white people in power are now trying to shift the blame by secretly inciting the violence they are blaming on black people. The riots were separate from the protests, and seem to have been driven by a different group of people
Honestly, I have no idea how to help fix this. I just feel I cannot stay silent.
This shit needs to be exposed.
 
Avro52
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

One the one hand you have one country trying to exert political control over one of its possessions.
On the other hand you have white police officers murdering black people.
Not very comparable.

Tyran......wait, are you supportive of China's actions here?
 
Tecumsehsbones
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

If a load of blacks started rioting in New York City over this, would Hoid, Avro, Tecumseh's Boner and Serryah condemn them?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SL0lDzrlFJ4

Sorry, swabbie. Ain't gonna happen.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
+2
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean Breeze View Post

That is so presumptuous. Oh they care. But it is not enough. The three others that stood there and did nothing as Floyd cried to be able to breathe. Callous indifference. And against what they took an oath for. SERVE and PROTECT.......... and not just themselves. These cops are despicable

These protests and riots are the only language desperate people have left to them. ........Shame on the U.S. Shame on racism. Shame on prejudice. It is barbaric. If one cannot accept people as people........ regardless of pigmentation, etc.......then it is YOU with he problem. No one has a say on what pigmentation they are born with. Genetics. So it is sheer stupidity that underlies prejudice. and a malignant cruelty. The pigmentation is there for a genetic reason.

Oh....and shame on Trump for mishandling ANOTHER challenging crisis in the US based on racism.

That is a very good reason to pillage and fire the city .
 

Similar Threads