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https://www.gbnews.uk/news/black-lives-matter-calls-for-blac...

The Black Lives Matter Global Network has announced they will be boycotting "white companies" as part of their "Black Xmas".

They shared an Instagram post, with a caption reading: "We’re dreaming of a #Blackxmas. That means no spending with white companies from 11/26/2021 – 01/01/2022."


...and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Can anyone be any more blatant racist!

Martin Luther King stated to judge a man on his character and not the color of his skin....yet we have this. His message assassinated by BLM.

MLK also advocated for civil disobedience (non violent) and BLM shouts "Burn the MF down". Again an assassination of his message. MLK dream speech, killed by BLM. Maxine Waters recommends...get in their faces! ie hunt them down! What next??

It seems we will have to rename all those streets, buildings, statues and the holiday for that out of touch old guy MLK.

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Can anyone be any more blatant racist!

Randomly toss a rock at any GOP gathering and you will hit someone.
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Randomly toss a rock at any GOP gathering and you will hit someone.

...and this furthers MLK's teaching in what way?


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MLK was a liberal. Why would you want to further his teachings?
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MLK was a liberal. Why would you want to further his teachings?

In order to create a better standard to live by.

PS- He isn't a liberal by today's standards. Today's liberals have too many fascist/racist/no tolerance tendencies.

I want a better world.

How about you?

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PS- He isn't a liberal by today's standards.

He sure ain't a conservative.
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The following by Charles Blow appears in a roundtable oped piece in today’s NYTimes. The subject is abortion, but the point can also be extrapolated to conservatives’ cynical use of MLK:

It was also striking to me how often conservative justices invoked civil rights case law, particularly those in which Black people had been harmed, in the questioning and arguments that tilted toward overturning Roe or agreeing to the Mississippi restriction, when Mississippi is the Blackest state in the union and Black women and families would be the most hurt by restricting abortion access. They used Black advancement to argue for Black oppression.

The irony of white people using MLK to chide black people should not escape us.
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The irony of white people using MLK to chide black people should not escape us.

You fight racism where you find it. That is how you let freedom ring. Otherwise you are a just a manipulative divider.

The thought that any one color has an exemption is nonsense.So is the racist notion that a certain color cannot claim racism even when obviously documented.

You make your life matter by not being a criminal,hater, rather by making a positive contribution to your fellow man/community.

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Nice rant and chest thumping, but your argument reeks of white privilege.

Apparently, only conservatives can adequately explain what MLK had to say. Black folk, including those who worked and sacrificed with him have him all wrong.

Just an observation.

Right wingers love to proof text MLK. A sentence here. A sentence there. And it’s usually the same three or four sentences- as if they represent the sum total of what he did, said and wrote.
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Nice rant and chest thumping, but your argument reeks of white privilege.

Apparently, only conservatives can adequately explain what MLK had to say. Black folk, including those who worked and sacrificed with him have him all wrong.

Just an observation.

Right wingers love to proof text MLK. A sentence here. A sentence there. And it’s usually the same three or four sentences- as if they represent the sum total of what he did, said and wrote.


You know nothing of my privilege, but you seem to enjoy being in a position of uniformed judgement.

I guess it is like crack, you just can't put it down.

Sad.

The 60's died in you, but no one told you until now.

Peace. Be safe and be AWARE.
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You fight racism where you find it.

And you seem to consistently find it among those who are systematically excluded from full participation in this country.

And when they respond with anything except servility, you quote MLK at them.

You might read MLK’s “A Letter From A Birmingham Jail”.
https://www.csuchico.edu/iege/_assets/documents/susi-letter-...

As a white pastor, I certainly am convicted in reading it and trying to assimilate its message.

None of us so privileged as to have been brought up not fearing the police, or assuming our system is a fair one for all Americans can afford to persist in the delusion that the American experiment is a finished one, or that at this moment in time, the Republican Party is intent upon reversing the gains made in the protection of basic civil and voting rights
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As a white pastor, I certainly am convicted in reading it and trying to assimilate its message.

None of us so privileged as to have been brought up not fearing the police, or assuming our system is a fair one for all Americans can afford to persist in the delusion that the American experiment is a finished one, or that at this moment in time, the Republican Party is intent upon reversing the gains made in the protection of basic civil and voting rights


Carry that imaginary vision all you want and apply it willy nilly to those you think you know. Then turn around and grant an exemption to those of the right color and blame those who are of the wrong color. See any hypocrisy there?

If folks currently are diametrically opposed the the teaching of MLK, then anyone of any color can and should note that without some nasty, pan generic tirade.

Save the virtue signaling for someone who is impressed by that hollow meme.

Call it where you see it, be consistent or be gone.

Peace. Be safe and be aware.

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Blatant racism in vogue again.

Blatant racism has been in vogue in the United States for over 200 years.

Strange that it took one post by a black person to inspire you to finally call it out.


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Strange that it took one post by a black person to inspire you to finally call it out.


AW


Who would that be? I cannot tell color by the monikers. A secret code or ??

So are you in favor of judging people by their character and not the color of their skin? Will it hold for all people or do you still have an axe to grind.

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So, are you in favor of judging people by [the content of] their character ot the color of their skin?

Congrats for reciting the one quotation of MLK that most conservatives love to trot out.

But I’ll play along.

Content of character gets my vote.

So lets look at the content of the character of today’s Republicans.

How about “truthfulness”?

Did Trump get cheated out of the election?

Next question as regards “love of country”:

Why are Republicans doing everything in their power to sabotage a national effort to effectively address the pandemic?

Next question, as regards their love of freedom and democracy:

Why do Republicans love to quote MLK while simultaneously gutting the provisions and intent of the Voting Rights Act which was one of his stellar accomplishments?

Final question: Did the events of January 6 pose an existential threat to American Democracy?

Show us your character.
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Brilliant post, BillZ.

"Content of character gets my vote."

I think this is where the current crop of right wing Republicans get lost.

"So lets look at the content of the character of today’s Republicans.

How about “truthfulness”?
Did Trump get cheated out of the election?


Indeed. And responses to questions like these range from "yes", to "maybe", and rarely a "no". But we all know that election was not stolen. They are mostly quite dishonest on this score.

"Next question as regards “love of country”;

Why are Republicans doing everything in their power to sabotage a national effort to effectively address the pandemic?


The bizarro politicization of science in this case defies any rational explanation. Vaccines are an obvious tool in our fight against a range of viral illnesses, and we have been very successful in using them for decades. Viruses don't care what party you belong to.

Next question, as regards their love of freedom and democracy:

Why do Republicans love to quote MLK while simultaneously gutting the provisions and intent of the Voting Rights Act which was one of his stellar accomplishments?


They will deny this reality, I predict. The 'very fine people' chanting bigotry and hatred that Trump decided not to see negate that denial. Along with a number of racist actions, voter suppression, etc.

Final question: Did the events of January 6 pose an existential threat to American Democracy?

Show us your character.


Jan 6th was an insurrection, by definition. The mob was there to intentionally derail the process that would officially confirm Joe Biden's electoral win. They breached the capitol violently, yelled threats against your representatives - including a threat to "hang Mike Pence" because he refused Trump's attempt to overturn the election by fraud. Various right wing folks have defended the actions, referring to them as 'just another tourist day', or questioned the reports validity, even though we saw video. Our Capitol was attacked, breached and significantly damaged, law enforcement officers and others were injured, several people died, etc. In short, it was a horrendous day in our history, and surely threatens our system of government.
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