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Nevilledog

(48,950 posts)
Thu Oct 6, 2022, 10:45 PM Oct 2022

The MAGA right talks about Black Lives Matter as if it's some sort of equivalency for 1/6.




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The MAGA right talks about Black Lives Matter as if it’s some sort of equivalency for 1/6.

These talking points have a way of spreading. Let’s correct them every single time.

📚Researchers at Harvard gathered statistics from 7,305 BLM events.

Here’s what they found:
👉🏼The overall levels of violence and property destruction were low.

👉🏼Most of the violence that did take place was, in fact, directed against the BLM protesters.

👉🏼Police made arrests in 5% of the protest events, with over 8,500 reported arrests (or possibly more).

👉🏼 Police used tear gas or related chemical substances in 2.5% of these events.

👉🏼Protesters or bystanders were reported injured in 1.6 percent of the protests.

👉🏼 In total, at least three Black Lives Matter protesters and one other person were killed while protesting in Omaha, Austin and Kenosha, Wis.

👉🏼1 antifa protester killed 1 far-right group member in Portland, Ore.; law enforcement killed the alleged assailant several days later.

👉🏼 Police were reported injured in 1% of the protests. A law enforcement officer killed in California was allegedly shot by supporters of the far-right “boogaloo” movement, not anti-racism protesters.

👉🏼According to the data, 96.3% of events involved no property damage or police injuries, and in 97.7% of events, no injuries were reported among participants, bystanders or police.

Anyone who describes the BLM protests as riots wasn’t there, and they are making a false claim.
The reasons they do this:

A. To obfuscate and make themselves feel better about backing violent, anti-American, insurrectionists.

B. To diminish the human empathy and we feel when we see a fellow citizen, someone’s family, killed by police who are sworn to protect us.

C. To make themselves feel better about supporting a corrupt system that perpetuates white supremacy.

Source:

Black Lives Matter protesters were overwhelmingly peaceful, our research finds
Erica Chenoweth and Jeremy Pressman. 2020. “Black Lives Matter protesters were overwhelmingly peaceful, our research finds.” The Spokesman Review.

https://carrcenter.hks.harvard.edu/publications/black-lives-matter-protesters-were-overwhelmingly-peaceful-our-research-finds
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The MAGA right talks about Black Lives Matter as if it's some sort of equivalency for 1/6. (Original Post) Nevilledog Oct 2022 OP
Recommended Marcuse Oct 2022 #1
BLM was about protesting police/ the state murdering people. J6 The_Casual_Observer Oct 2022 #2
But it is the response to every Jan 6th comment we make. Facts are good to have handy. Nevilledog Oct 2022 #3
Facts don't matter to chuds. Don't debate a Nazi it's a waste of time. The_Casual_Observer Oct 2022 #4
Truth still matters whether they hear it or not. TigressDem Oct 2022 #6
Speak the truth always and loudly. But if some chud wants to argue The_Casual_Observer Oct 2022 #7
That will work. TigressDem Oct 2022 #8
K&R K& R K&R K&R K& R K&R K&R K& R K&R TigressDem Oct 2022 #5
#fact intheflow Oct 2022 #9
 

The_Casual_Observer

(27,742 posts)
2. BLM was about protesting police/ the state murdering people. J6
Thu Oct 6, 2022, 10:50 PM
Oct 2022

Was about crazy chuds going berserk on account of.a delusional nutjob blowing smoke up their asses. No equivalence. Case Closed.

 

The_Casual_Observer

(27,742 posts)
4. Facts don't matter to chuds. Don't debate a Nazi it's a waste of time.
Thu Oct 6, 2022, 10:57 PM
Oct 2022

Just insult them and block them. They are by definition bad faith actors, sealions.

TigressDem

(5,067 posts)
6. Truth still matters whether they hear it or not.
Thu Oct 6, 2022, 11:37 PM
Oct 2022

Maybe we can't physically tolerate being in the presence of these deniers or if they are family we have to keep politics OFF so we can be around each other.

BUT somehow we need to get these facts OUT THERE over and over and over again.

EVEN if we just say them to each other in restaurants where people overhear us.

EVEN if we xerox them off and drop them from planes.

EVEN if comedians use them in routines.

THE FACTS STILL MATTER.

Otherwise the only sound in this echo chamber is the lies the liars tell and that is not acceptable.

 

The_Casual_Observer

(27,742 posts)
7. Speak the truth always and loudly. But if some chud wants to argue
Thu Oct 6, 2022, 11:50 PM
Oct 2022

Shut them down. They are time wasters and have a bogus agenda.

intheflow

(28,175 posts)
9. #fact
Fri Oct 7, 2022, 05:56 AM
Oct 2022

Equating BLM with 1/6 is the same kind of mentality as Alito trying to align taking abortion rights away with Brown v. BoE. They think they’re using mental jujitsu when they’re really demonstrating just how intellectually bereft they are.

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