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The peaceful protesters

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by hislegacy, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. hislegacy

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    Last night, the peaceful protesters in Portland killed a pig, severed its head, placed it on an American Flag. After placing a police hat on it, they set it on fire.

    These are the people that the Democratic Leadership will not disavow. These are the people that Jerry Nadler considers a myth.
     
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  3. Paulos23

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    Thanks. To get back to the OP, how is this representative of all the protesters? Is this not part of free speech like burning a flag?

    There were no clashes between the protesters and the police last night in Portland. That is a big step in my book.
     
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    Agreed.

    I understand the desire to paint all the protesters as violent, since violent actions are the ones that get televised, but there is more to the story. Most of the footage I saw was feds and police starting violence against peaceful protesters (mostly). Then the arrests off the street into unmarked vans happened, and that stirred the pot. So it is not surprising that the feds leaving has calmed things down.

    And the pig burning is most likely an attempt to goad the police, which thankfully they didn't go for it.
     
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    Who does Nadler say are the people looting, starting fires, etc.?
     
  7. Fantine

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    All peaceful in Portland now that federal agents have left--proving that they were a disruptive and chaotic influence being used as a campaign ploy to scare suburbanites about crime.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/07/31/portland-protests-federal-calm/

    Thank God the federal agents are gone and peace can prevail.

    Trump's latest campaign ploy? Threatening Texans that if Biden is elected fracking will end and they will all lose their jobs.

    Desperate much?

    Try honesty and putting the American people first if you really want to improve your stats, Mr. President--although it will be too little too late for most voters.
     
  8. truefiction1

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    The decapitation and burning of the pig symbolizes their hearts' desire to decapitate and burn human beings, whom they have already dehumanized to themselves by equating them with pigs, and whom they would like others to dehumanize also. If they could do this to actual people without being punished for it they most certainly would, because they are murderers and liars. Most protesters, peaceful or not, aren't really after peace, but rather, they're after power, because they believe that power will save them from suffering, death, and even worse: meaninglessness. But it's not so: power can't save any one of us, except the Power of God to raise us from the dead and give us Eternal Life in His Heavenly Kingdom. Outside of this there is not hope, nor is there any truth, but all is just vanity and lies, leading to murder, ultimately, just as it always has,.
     
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    That's a bit of a reach. I don't know who did this, maybe never know, but saying they're capable of cold-blooded murder just because they burnt a pig's head seems extreme.
     
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    All that from a picture of a tasteless public spectacle.
     
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    Where are the animal-rights protesters when you need them???
     
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    He didn't say it represented all of them.

    Yes! Not shooting or stabbing people, or attempting to destroy public or private property is a "big step" when we're talking about terrorists. It would be an even bigger step if they could actually figure out how to be civil and live productively in a civilized society. That will probably take some time though.
     
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    Why do serial murderers torture, mutilate, and destroy animals?
     
  17. lasthero

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    a) I'm not an expert on serial murderers, but I don't think they all do that.
    b) Even if it were true, so what? That serial killers mutilate and kill animals doesn't mean all who do that are serial killers.
     
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    Are you insinuating it's the same pig, and that the same people in the article are the ones who mutilated the pig last night? I mean, it could be, but there's absolutely no evidence to suggest that, so I don't know why you'd just assume that. I'm going to take a wild guess and say pigs aren't that rare in Portland.
     
  19. Aldebaran

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    It's part of free speech! ;)
    No different than vandalizing the home of someone they don't like as their Free Speech way of saying, "I don't like you." Or burning down a business as a way of saying, "I can't get a job". Or blinding police officers with high powered lasers as a way of saying, "I don't like the police".
     
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