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(17,651 posts)
2. Indeed it does.
Fri Nov 28, 2014, 07:50 PM
Nov 2014

Our hypocrisy on display for the world's peoples to ponder.

How inconvenient for US.


(3,208 posts)
3. I don't think people like wilson or mccolloch have much of a conscious, but I would
Fri Nov 28, 2014, 07:51 PM
Nov 2014

love to know what they are thinking when they see this.



(6,342 posts)
5. Wilson just avoided a lengthy prison sentence, got married, and is expecting a child
Fri Nov 28, 2014, 08:26 PM
Nov 2014

He did lose his career which is probably the only thing he's pissed off about....

But I seriously doubt he gives a shit about these protests.



(4,631 posts)
6. Atrocities around the world
Fri Nov 28, 2014, 08:35 PM
Nov 2014

Maybe they will have one to protest the thousands of religious jihad murders and abuse against women promoted by the powerful.


rhett o rick

(55,981 posts)
7. Do I understand that you are disparaging these protests because the cause isn't
Fri Nov 28, 2014, 08:57 PM
Nov 2014

important enough? If I got it all wrong, I apologize.


rhett o rick

(55,981 posts)
9. Your cleverness with words has me wondering. Are you saying we should
Fri Nov 28, 2014, 09:18 PM
Nov 2014

treat "innocent" people more humanly than non-innocent people?



(4,631 posts)
11. We should protect the innocent from those that would do them harm
Fri Nov 28, 2014, 09:22 PM
Nov 2014

And prosecute the ones doing harm to innocents. Most of humanity follows this tract.



(4,631 posts)
13. Of course it does qualify
Sat Nov 29, 2014, 12:25 AM
Nov 2014

As does protesting the slaughter and abuse of innocents by much larger and menacing threats. All the world is a stage and it needs directors as well as players.


(39,451 posts)
10. Put this in perspective of our foreign policy. How is anybody supposed to take US seriously
Fri Nov 28, 2014, 09:21 PM
Nov 2014

when we have a civil war going on in our streets?

No - it's not as bad as the Sunni vs Shia...

We're just doing it American style. Elitists vs the rest. The Cops vs People of color. The 1% vs the 99%. Plutocracy vs Social Justice.



(7,908 posts)
14. I would not say it has risen to the level of 'civil war' just yet. It reminds me more
Sat Nov 29, 2014, 12:40 AM
Nov 2014

of 'Bleeding Kansas' of the 1850s, where positions are hardening and the possibilities for democratic compromise are narrowing but where we have not yet crossed that particular Rubicon.

Your words are sobering, though, and definitely food for thought.

The rest of the world must take us seriously because we are a nuclear power in decline and thus exceedingly dangerous to the future of the planet and homo sapiens.

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