The debate "Blacklivesmatter is a moronic terrorist group" was started by
September 9, 2015, 9:06 pm.
17 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 26 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most people are against to this statement.
AstroSpace posted 3 arguments, ReedSchneider posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
Sosocratese posted 1 argument, PsychDave posted 3 arguments, sloanstar1000 posted 1 argument, Cross posted 1 argument, AngryBlogger posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.
AstroSpace, ReedSchneider, Muskan, Ryan, Hellrazor, bigB, steady_current, Regalgeek and 9 visitors agree.
sloanstar1000, PsychDave, Sosocratese, countrybumpkin, Neaa, Cross, Kamal, Katana_MC, Alex, KicknRush, AngryBlogger, confident, swp16 and 13 visitors disagree.
phychdave's most recent comment is closest to how it is. It is an equal right's movement, but it is based on fear and overstepping bounds. When I've received pamphlets on different events against police brutality and standing against them, four out of six could be "justified"(I say that word loosely because while cops aren't trigger happy, there are incidents that kill people. Not racially motivated, nor out of malice, clearly an accident.) The idea is that the police have to be neutered to keep black lives alive, and a police force without strength cannot act. Add a witch hunt on the entire nation's police for racism (can work similarly to communism hunting, note the crucible from high school) and that's a recipe for disaster. And none of this is to say that racism is dead, it is very much alive in some cities and communities, but this organization doing its part to say it is the system not the people. This will obstruct the search for cases where racism occurs and even change the results of cases in unjust manner. Black lives matter, but it is not the movement that will do us any good.
I agree that minority lives matter would be more inclusive, but the movement was started by the police killings of black people. While some were probably warranted as the person was violent and attacked the police officer, others were not. The movement is similar to the Equal rights movement in that it is fighting to stop inequality and that it is primarily black people involved. Just like the Equal rights movement it has also created groups who go beyond acceptable methods and those using the movement as a cover for their own ends (Black Panthers for example). Those who want police to stop profiling by race and stop the institutional racism in the justice system are far from moronic. Those who are looking for an excuse to riot and loot certainly are.
They are moronic, but not terrorists. By that I mean, NOT ONLY BLACK LIVES MATTER. SO DO WHITE ONES, ASIAN ONES, AND ALL ONES!
It should really be called #MinorityLivesMatter. Not just black lives. What is ludicrous, is the fact that someone will probably attack me for saying this and scream RACIST! even though I am simply stating my opinion.
Why would I be mad?
Consider this from a "black" point of view. From the time they've come to America to now, they've had to deal with social inequality and racial discrimination. These people have had, numerous times, Congress and the Supreme Court claim rights for them that were revoked by state and local institutions and bodies (Jim crow, KKK, ..). Black people have attempted to work the legal system for help, but they were ignored and many were harassed and lynched. They've attempted to use non violent protest to break down these institutions and that still hasn't completely solved the problem. So if you've had this history imprinted on your brain of the 400 years of struggles your ancestors have had to face to still be confronted with same problem, tell me that a multitude of black deaths would ignite a self righteous fire within you. When legal and nonviolent means have failed, you're going to apathetically look upon these people and tell them that their sentiments and purpose is unjustified. Tell me what you woulsituation.his situation
By that argument the Catholic Church is a terrorist organization since they did not distance themselves from the IRA.
an organization cannot be defined by radicals, however, an organization that does not distance itself from them can
no astro, a person said that, that's not a declaration of the organization. Just wow
Did you guys know blacklivesmatter stated that it's open season for "killing crackers and cops."
That would be what blacklivesmatter is trying to stop.
Sosocratese, is it terrorism to advocate killing a certain race of people?
Or its a response to institutional discrimination against African Americans. You may disagree with their tactics and you may even point out that some of them are self defeating, etc... However to call them terrorists is absurd and plainly wrong and shows a total lack of understanding of the term.