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Liberals sending out fake powders and fake bombs pretending to be conservatives.

 
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 27 Oct, 2018 07:25 am
@Olivier5,
There are many twits around also.
Olivier5
 
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Reply Sat 27 Oct, 2018 07:43 am
@edgarblythe,
Why of course! You know a Trump supporter who ain't a twit?
Olivier5
 
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Reply Sat 27 Oct, 2018 07:50 am
@Lash,
The DNC's faults are trivial as compared the danger to the US democracy (and the world) posed by Trump. Anyone on the left can see that. You're as fake as a three dollar bill, the living definition of "false flag".

You fooled me once and I still regret it; you're not going to fool me twice.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 27 Oct, 2018 08:02 am
Why didn't they shoot him when they arrested him?

He'd be dead if he didn't look white.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 27 Oct, 2018 08:59 am
@Olivier5,
I know twits who don't like Trump at all.
Olivier5
 
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Reply Sat 27 Oct, 2018 09:08 am
@edgarblythe,
Are you trying to insult me, Edward?
maporsche
 
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Reply Sat 27 Oct, 2018 09:08 am
@ehBeth,
Likely. At least more likely than not.

I find it humorous in a very sad way watching clips of white people confronting police officers, getting out of their cars during traffic stops, yelling and making wild hand gestures at police ....and getting away with it.

This woman here is actively attacking the smaller police officer.

She survived the encounter. She was also not black.

https://youtu.be/LAamFbSPlRU
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 27 Oct, 2018 09:15 am
@Olivier5,
You trying to insult me first?
Olivier5
 
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Reply Sat 27 Oct, 2018 09:19 am
@edgarblythe,
No, I didn't. I just said that the people voting your post up may well have been trumpists. That's not an insult.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 27 Oct, 2018 09:23 am
@Olivier5,
Before that?
Olivier5
 
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Reply Sat 27 Oct, 2018 09:31 am
@edgarblythe,
What did I say that you took as an insult?
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Olivier5
 
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Reply Sat 27 Oct, 2018 09:37 am
Blaming Victims For Mail Bombs Carries Echoes Of Civil Rights Bombings
DEBBIE ELLIOTT, NPR, October 27, 20188:04 AM ET

[..] The conspiracy theories flying around before the arrest [of Cesar Sayoc] hearken back to another era in American history — the 1950s and '60s — when bombs were a tool of political intimidation.

"Terrorism is nothing new"

During that time, Birmingham, Ala. was known by another name: "Bombingham."

Jeff Drew grew up on a street called Dynamite Hill — so named because many black family homes were bombed for moving into the predominantly white neighborhood.

"It would push the furniture off the floor and break the windows," Drew said. "And scare us all to death. So terrorism is nothing new to this part of Birmingham, Alabama. We experienced it firsthand."

There were more than three dozen unsolved racially motivated bombings in Birmingham during the Civil Rights era — mostly houses and churches. A frequent target was the Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, leader of the Birmingham civil right movement.

And Drew says there was a pattern after the attacks. Authorities, including then Birmingham Police Commissioner Bull Connor, would accuse victims of planting the bombs.

"That's the most inhumane thing you could think of," Drew said. "Who would bomb their own house?"

But that rumor was widely circulated in white circles says Diane McWhorter, who wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the Birmingham Civil Rights movement called Carry Me Home.

"The understood motive was that blacks were bombing their own churches and buildings in order to raise money and get publicity for the movement," she said.

She says it was repeated publicly by politicians, including Alabama's segregationist governor, George Wallace. Other common theories were that the bombings were ordered by Martin Luther King Jr., or were part of a communist plot, or were orchestrated by the FBI.

"It was repeated so often — I mean I grew up hearing this from my own father — that, you know, I think they started believing it," she said. "And part of the reason they were able to believe it was that, until the 16th Street Church bombing in September of 1963 when four young girls were murdered, there had been no real fatalities."

Even after that deadly Ku Klux Klan attack, police at first zeroed in on the church's black janitor as a suspect.

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch wrote a trilogy documenting America in the Martin Luther King Jr. years. He says conspiracy theories were rampant across the South as African-Americans pushed for equal rights.

"It shows the lengths that people will go to not to acknowledge something that they don't want to believe," he said.

For instance, what happened in Mississippi during Freedom Summer in 1964.

"Three of the civil rights workers were kidnapped by a sheriff's posse of Klansmen and murdered and, because the bodies weren't found, Mississippi officials denied that that segregationists could have done this crime," Branch said. "First of all, they said there was a hoax. Sen. James Eastland even told that to the president on the phone."

"Jim, they got three kids missing down there. What can I do about it?," President Lyndon Johnson said on a recorded call.

"I don't know," Eastland replied. "I don't believe there's three missing. I believe it's a publicity stunt."

More: https://www.npr.org/2018/10/27/661110544/blaming-victims-for-mail-bombs-carries-echoes-of-civil-rights-bombings
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nimh
 
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Reply Sat 27 Oct, 2018 06:07 pm
@Olivier5,
Olivier5 wrote:
Ho. So. Funny.

Hey I didn't say it was funny. Just that it did seem to have been posted tongue-in-cheek.
nimh
 
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Reply Sat 27 Oct, 2018 06:08 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:
Lash and I get singled out

In this thread (I didn't look at other threads), Lash and you were literally the only two who took the "false flag" theory under serious consideration.

When you're the only ones saying something, it seems odd to complain of being "singled out" in criticism about it.

edgarblythe wrote:
but look how many 'likes' my posts got. If that many saw fit to thumbs up, there are sure to be others who saw it like that.

That's the scary part, not something that validates or justifies the take.
Olivier5
 
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Reply Sat 27 Oct, 2018 09:39 pm
@nimh,
To be fair, Ed wrote that he was willing to suspend judgement until a suspect was apprehended, which is better than the immediate blame-the-victim reaction of Lash, Pinky or McGent.
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Olivier5
 
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Reply Sat 27 Oct, 2018 09:49 pm
@nimh,
Sorry, I didn't mean to imply that you found it funny. My point was that either McGent blamed the victims in a live terrorist case without a shread of proof, or he 'joke' about blaming the victim in a live terrorist case. Both options are disgusting behavior.

It's a bit like if one said during the attack on the Pittsburg synagogue: "The Jews did it". It's equally disgusting as a sincere opinion or as a joke.

As explained in that NPR transcript I posted, they would do the same thing to blacks during the civil rights movement: bomb them, and then pretend the blacks did it to themselves as some sort of hoax to attract sympathy.

Simply disgusting.
McGentrix
 
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Reply Sun 28 Oct, 2018 12:52 am
@Olivier5,
I've not seen such fake internet outrage since Bush left office. Welcome to 137.
Olivier5
 
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Reply Sun 28 Oct, 2018 01:20 am
@McGentrix,
Tune in to Pinky n' Lash's channel. They are in a state of permanent outrage at the "Demorats".

Come to think of it, you tagged this very thread "demorats", you level-headed, rational one.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 28 Oct, 2018 01:27 am
@Olivier5,
Olivier5 wrote:
Come to think of it, you tagged this very thread "demorats", you level-headed, rational one.
Evil Demorats, Politics, Midterms, 2018 Elections are the tags here for what others would call "domestic terrorism".
Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 28 Oct, 2018 02:06 am
In the name of candor, I'm pointing out that I've reported two posts in this thread for name-calling. If I don't get to do it, you can bet I don't want to see others doing it.
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