Black Lives Matter. Still

Funny how a real Christian would react to hundreds of years of oppression by turning the other cheek YET AGAIN – you know, like how African-Americans keep trying to use conventional legal and political processes to achieve the equal rights due them instead of wielding ‘the whip handle’ – but that’s not where Robertson’s feverish imaginations take him.

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Yeah, that quote really stands out. If you are worried about someone else grabbing the handle, the smart thing to do is get rid of the whip. That is basically what black activists and pretty much all progressive causes have been about for centuries. And it seems like it’s not an even idea he rejects, just meaningless to him.

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obligs:

back on topic though:

It’s the competitive vs cooperative model, same people who think capitalism is working for them, undoubtedly.

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Golly, I reckon he’s going to have to buckle up because a better world is possible and a lot of us are working for justice in as many places for as many living beings as possible.

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Remembering all the historical facts that unite us: priceless.

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See Also:

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“Demons run when a good man goes to war.”

Beau is pissed.

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More from Michael Harriot:

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Whattya know? Public pressure can work! Better late than never, right?

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I watched the race she ran… i loved that right after, she just went up into the stands and hugged her grandmother for like 3 minutes straight! :sob:

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This is fascinating… I knew a little bit about Black Swan, cause I’ve read Suisman’s book…

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If you haven’t seen, yesterday Richardson was banned from running the 100 m in the Olympics because of testing positive for marijuana. that fucking sucks

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Because marijuana is a well-known performance enhancer. :roll_eyes:

ETA: I’m so angry about this.

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Whuuuut?!

Damn, that really is fucking ridiculous, considering both that it’s legal in so many places in her home country, and especially because (far as I know) it’s not a performance enhancing drug.

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Never to forgive.
Never to forget.
Accountability NOW.
Reparations NOW.

Yet another awful historical tragedy very few of my friends in my former hometown of St. Louis know about. I asked. And I should add, I am old. Ish.

Doubtless many other and less well-documented acts of violence against Black lives are yet to get an airing out… my hope is that bOING will somehow endure as a permanent accessible record.

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