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Are cop brutality and Black-on-Black crime still issues in the TRUMP era?

 
 
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jul, 2019 07:32 am
@glitterbag,
JGoldman10 wrote:



Glitter and Izzy, I never professed to be an expert on politics. I never really expressed any interest in it until Obama came along.

You gotta start somewhere. I started following politics when I got out of the army in 1994 ... okay 1995 the year after when I enrolled in a liberal arts college in Massachusetts.

I'm kind of glad that I didn't start truly absorbing politics when I was in the army. I did spend a fair bit of time with what may be described as white supremacist leaning white guys. They were the only ones willing to spend a few off duty hours with me given my terrible inability to socialize back in those years.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jul, 2019 03:17 pm
@tsarstepan,
I started following it somewhat by watching CNN, News One Now, and The View.

I used to watch Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher. I remember watching Rush Limbaugh's TV talk show back in the '90s.

I recall listening to Rush on the radio a couple of times.

I've heard of Real Time with Bill Maher, but I don't have HBO.

You're probably wondering what News One Now is.

Roland Martin is a journalist:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland_Martin_(journalist)

He was a commentator for TV One, the host of News One Now, and Washington on Watch With Roland S. Martin.

TV One is an African American-owned cable/satellite TV network, like BET, or Centric, or Aspire.

News One Now is an African American news show. It deals with issues affecting the African American community. What I liked about this series was that it covered stuff that they wouldn't talk about on other news shows.

I don't watch it now because my family and I switched cable/satellite TV providers. We don't get TV One with our current provider.

I've called Roland the "Black Rush Limbaugh", but Roland is not racist like Rush and he's smarter than Rush. Roland would probably give Rush a run for his money.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jul, 2019 03:37 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

Not to veer too much off-topic, but is this song still culturally-relevant in the TRUMP era?:

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM1nrFkLgsE[/youtube]

I seriously and sincerely HOPE NOT.


Why is this not being addressed?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jul, 2019 09:02 am
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

JGoldman10 wrote:

Not to veer too much off-topic, but is this song still culturally-relevant in the TRUMP era?:

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM1nrFkLgsE[/youtube]

I seriously and sincerely HOPE NOT.


Why is this not being addressed?

Why is... WHAT not being addressed? That you ask a question and no one answers? No one here is super obligated to answer every whim you have on a2k. We have lives (and jobs beyond a2k).
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but is this song still culturally-relevant in the TRUMP era?:

You tell us if you think this 26 year old song ... is culturally relevant (whatever that means...). What do you mean by culturally relevant?

I haven't noticed if it was specifically referenced in pop culture in the past year or so. If it was used in a media I consumed recently, I must have glossed over it or it was used in jest or in the background to whatever was the main point of what I was watching or listening to.
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Olivier5
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jul, 2019 09:48 am
@JGoldman10,
Because nobody wants a cultural revolution à la Mao Tse Tong, burning old books and destroying old temples... The prevalent western thinking about cultural artifacts is that they need tobe conserved, not destroyed.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jul, 2019 10:45 am
@Olivier5,
What does that have to do with an old American rap/hip-hop song from the early '90s?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jul, 2019 10:50 am
@JGoldman10,
His answer made no sense (in reply to that one post, let alone the entirety of this thread).
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Olivier5
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jul, 2019 11:50 am
@JGoldman10,
The point I am trying to make is that old songs -- like any cultural products -- have some intrinsinct cultural and histical value.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jul, 2019 06:34 pm
@Olivier5,
Well I asked if KRS-One's "Sound of da Police" is still culturally relevant now here:

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20190702141103AA0eUBs

It is. So is the song "Know Your Rights" by The Clash, which is even older, according to what I was told in an answer to my question.
Olivier5
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jul, 2019 10:51 pm
@JGoldman10,
And it will always be. Just like the Iliad or Alexandre Dumas are still culturally relevant. The question is moot.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jul, 2019 10:29 am
@JGoldman10,
The Clash have long been known as The Only Band That Matters.

Here's another brilliant, and still very relevant, song.



JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jul, 2019 11:14 am
@izzythepush,
Is your post in response to the post I made in this thread?:

https://able2know.org/topic/524311-1

What does that video you posted a link to have to do with cop brutality and/or Black-on-Black crime in the U.S.?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jul, 2019 11:56 am
@JGoldman10,
No, it's from two posts up. You posted a song by the Clash, I posted another one.

Btw if you click on @JGoldman10 it takes you to the post I was replying to.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jul, 2019 12:04 pm
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

No, it's from two posts up. You posted a song by the Clash, I posted another one.

Btw if you click on @JGoldman10 it takes you to the post I was replying to.


But the Clash song I referred to is about police brutality. How is the song in the video you posted a link to relevant to what this thread is about?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jul, 2019 12:11 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

izzythepush wrote:

No, it's from two posts up. You posted a song by the Clash, I posted another one.

Btw if you click on @JGoldman10 it takes you to the post I was replying to.


But the Clash song I referred to is about police brutality. How is the song in the video you posted a link to relevant to what this thread is about?

I was going to welcome you to a2k (sarcastically) but ... good grief... you posted here far long enough to know how other people post digressions/off topic posts, etc....
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jul, 2019 12:50 pm
@JGoldman10,
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jul, 2019 12:51 pm
@JGoldman10,
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jul, 2019 12:52 pm
@JGoldman10,
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jul, 2019 01:00 pm
@izzythepush,
Please stop derailing the thread.
Olivier5
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jul, 2019 01:22 pm
Far from me to detract from the central role played by the Clash in the British (or world for that matter) punk and post punk scene, but the Stranglers weren't too shody either...


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