posted on Nov, 20 2021 @ 10:32 AM
a reply to: 19Bones79
You can't tell me that the media was against him bringing it down faster while at the same time calling the burning and looting of cities a
'mostly peaceful' protest. I don't buy it.
I could but I won't. I could point out that most of those protests did not call for violence, that there were many if not most of those people who
wanted to protest peacefully, and did. However, those peaceful people were overly naive . And that is part of the liberals problem, believing that
there can even be ''mass'' peaceful protests at this point in history. That's 1960's thinking and even that was based on the older Gandhian
template. It doesn't work any more. Always in its cover are and will be the radical element and with the radicals as cover, the criminal element. Hard
truth. Harris was wrong to attempt to defend them for fear of alienating part of her base. Toss in any other ''liberal'' politicians here as well.
But back to the Us vrs Them paradigm. Boadicia hit it smack on in their first reply. We are us and they are us as well. Thinking of us and them is
bringing us down. IT's not easy thinking like this. Acting like this but it must be if we want to move forward, or even survive. I try to think in
terms of us with no them. It ain't easy.
We are so conditioned to think in those terms. Take school sports for instance. My grade school had it's own colors, mascots and sports teams. We were
encouraged to root for our team and against those other grade schools. Then we moved up to secondary school where most of those students and athletes
were now going to our secondary school with us. No longer them but now, part of us.
And of course then we had other secondary schools to root against and other thems to happily defeat. Until we moved into high school where process
continued. Our high school against those other thems in those other high schools. Move on up to community colleges where people from all the high
schools went and they became part of we competing with those other community colleges and on into university where competition with other universities
is encouraged. Then of course the pros. Fans are fans across the board yet you could not tell it from the paint jobs and wild antics and fervent
defense of ones own team. It's all bull dash.