l82start wrote: ↑Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:24 pm
they are posting videos and getting people who were just there (at the protest) canceled, that is the type of videos/doxing that is getting put out. evil
security footage of crime and supporting cell phone footage is a different story, i have no problem with criminals being identified or arrested.
pay attention to the protests that happened this summer and how they were characterized and how none of them were being outed or canceled.
pay attention to how they were doing far far worse damage violence vandalism (robbery rape murder) and they weren't being arrested or identified..
the actions of those people are universal considered revulsive and yet ... crickets...
set yourself up, and do a dystopian "great books" reading marathon, and then take another look at the events that are unfolding... who knows you might see some things through a new lens..
*"hundreds of thousands" i have no idea i just wrote a number..
I just read this in the Rickards book...
"Over eleven thousand protesters and looters were arrested and more than twenty-one died as a direct result of the riots."
That does not seem to support that there were no consequences to their actions.
What was the catalyst for all that happened this summer? Yet another injustice perpetrated upon a black person. That lit the fire. The same way the assassination of the ArchDuke lit the flame that started WW I. Just one incident finally set it off.
What was the incident that led to last week's violence?
The sustained two month work of one person (along with all his usual enables and acquiesce / silence from all the "ends justify the means" crowd). That was on top of his nearly four years of priming his followers by pandering to their worst instincts.
Violence added on to protest is generally not the most effective method to bring about change. Criminal behavior should always be prosecuted.
My lens does is not comprised of the end of the world is near thinking, that it is all one big conspiracy, they are all out to get us, the government is generally ineffectual except that that they have extraordinary powers to control all of it. None of that is in my world view.
Maybe some of it is yours. That will lead you to interpret events differently than myself and to applaud or criticize the reactions of both governments and individual citizens to those events.