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by Hype
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots
Replies: 162
Views: 8430

Re: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots

News from 2-3 years ago: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/nov/29/st-louis-officers-charged-beating-colleague/ A federal grand jury in St. Louis indicted four city police officers Thursday on charges that three of them beat an undercover police officer last year and all four of them covered ...
by Hype
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots
Replies: 162
Views: 8430

Re: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots

But I guess the question is, can a racist/homophobe/mysoginist be a hero? There’s a difference between having a statue of Che Guevara for freeing the people of Cuba and fighting for social justice, than having it for how much he disliked gays. Personally, I’d say bring down the second fucking statu...
by Hype
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots
Replies: 162
Views: 8430

Re: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots

There is a massive difference between a portrayal of a racist for the purpose of ridiculing him, which happens to use out loud words which nowadays wouldn't be said, often even by people just as racist, and the portrayal of a racist for the purpose of glorifying him, which is what the fucking statue...
by Hype
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots
Replies: 162
Views: 8430

Re: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots

There’s a deeply problematic issue here, in that masses can’t seem to approve admiration for anyone, because everone is shitty or has been. As someone who had to “save” England, Churchill had to oversee the killings of thousands. His racist views were the absolute norm at the time. Even I remember ...
by Hype
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots
Replies: 162
Views: 8430

Re: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots

Churchill was a racist defender of colonialism, though. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/02/03/the-dark-side-of-winston-churchills-legacy-no-one-should-forget/ Churchill's detractors point to his well-documented bigotry, articulated often with shocking callousness and contempt....
by Hype
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots
Replies: 162
Views: 8430

Re: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots

We don't need monuments and statues to remember history. That's why we have historians, and articles, and books, and documentaries, and docudramas, and historical reacreationists, and preservation societies (not, that is, of statues, but of, say, historic buildings, not for glorification of some pe...
by Hype
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots
Replies: 162
Views: 8430

Re: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots

Question : As I, and everyone else of sound mind, are utterly shocked and disgusted over the death of George Floyd. Does this warrant a sudden UK (worldwide) retribution on every single person in history who has had anything to do with the 'promotion' of slavery, however small? Now I'm guessing sta...
by Hype
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Poll: Will the riots push support to Trump or Biden?
Replies: 39
Views: 2600

Re: Poll: Will the riots push support to Trump or Biden?

The problem here is that in the likely event Trump loses in November, we'll still have inept leadership from the other party that will only continue the Washington political clown show. Why think this? Even if you think Biden will be a weak/bad President in a lot of ways (and a lot of people on the...
by Hype
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Jane's Addiction News
Topic: Up The Beach...Backstage lolla 91 Shoreline (posted 2012)
Replies: 14
Views: 1729

Re: Up The Beach...Backstage lolla 91 Shoreline (posted 2012)

kv wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:06 am
Up the beach still sends me...
...Home?
by Hype
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Politics
Replies: 213
Views: 34189

Re: Politics

chaos wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:35 pm
Gay twitter is abuzz that Senator Lindsey Graham employs the services of male escorts and instructs them to call him Lady G.

I know twitter can be a sewer; nevertheless I am enjoying my gleeful schadenfreude. Yes, I'm a horrible person.
This is the least bad thing about Lindsey Graham.
by Hype
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots
Replies: 162
Views: 8430

Re: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots

We’re going to clamp down very, very strong. The word is dominate. If you don’t dominate your city and your state, they’re going to walk away with you. And we’re doing it in Washington, in DC, we’re going to do something that people haven’t seen before... but we’re going to have total domination Th...
by Hype
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots
Replies: 162
Views: 8430

Re: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots

There's also that thing about the sitting president being a corrupt, textbook narcissist piece of shit that Republicans in the senate united to protect from full impeachment, despite clear evidence of wrongdoing. When it's obvious that "democracy" no longer exists, the masses start to get a little ...
by Hype
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots
Replies: 162
Views: 8430

Re: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots

The most liberal cities and towns in the Midwest all hide a ton of racism directly underneath the veneer of college-town idylls. Madison, WI, one of my favourite places on earth, is somehow one of the most liberal and most racist places I've ever been: https://socialistworker.org/2013/10/31/most-rac...
by Hype
Sat May 30, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Donald Trump running for President.
Replies: 886
Views: 86166

Re: Donald Trump running for President.

I really don't think he's winning in the fall...of course I didn't think he was winning last time...but I've seen a change...and I think it's enough to tilt this... What's your guys thoughts on peaceful protest blackout day set for July 7th where no minority spending is to take place ...love it... ...
by Hype
Wed May 27, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 816
Views: 45464

Re: Coronavirus

Also, even the poorest parts of St Louis have access to some great hospitals. Barnes-Jewish is right on the line of North County where the largest outbreaks are in the poorest area. As I understand it, the problem with American healthcare is not a lack of access to hospitals (mostly). It's that the...
by Hype
Tue May 26, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 816
Views: 45464

Re: Coronavirus

Out of almost 700 deaths, 50% were over 80, and 85% were over 60. All in all, 17 deaths were under 50. The overwhelming majority were also clustered in the absolute poorest area of St. Louis and in nursing homes. I think it's important not to take this information too positively -- not you specific...
by Hype
Fri May 22, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 816
Views: 45464

Re: Coronavirus

One of the problems with pushing UBI hard is that it is basically a conservative policy in its intent to replace social programs. The problem is that providing everyone with a base level of income doesn't solve problems of inequality of access or quality or efficiency. This can be seen in more commo...
by Hype
Thu May 21, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 816
Views: 45464

Re: Coronavirus

Annoyingly, Biden/Obama are not particularly big "social" democrats. They're the left wing of neo-liberalism. So, Biden's not likely to go as far as could be really really great for the American people. But the progressive element in his party will at least have a better shot with him in power than ...
by Hype
Thu May 21, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 816
Views: 45464

Re: Coronavirus

:confused: Social services. Are you arguing that social services will stimulate the economy? Yes. It's too easy to get hung up on government spending as somehow "taking people's money", while forgetting that it's a highly complex system that has systemic benefits that are not easy to see at a glanc...
by Hype
Wed May 20, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 816
Views: 45464

Re: Coronavirus

:confused: Social services.