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Tue Jun 28, 2016, 06:58 AM

 

Future of America - Hijacking of Orlando Vigil



How utterly selfish...

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Response to TipTok (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2016, 07:13 AM

1. I've lost a lot of respect for the BLM movement.

They were upset when different groups tried to co-op their message. No ow they're going guilty of the same thing.

They only want to play nice when it advances their cause. They're doing more harm than good.

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Response to Exilednight (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 28, 2016, 07:48 AM

2. Yep. Started out decent and now has turned into our own version of Westboro protesters.

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Response to modem77 (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 28, 2016, 09:04 AM

5. Comparing BLM to Westboro protestors is just plain wrong (to put it mildly). n/t

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Response to modem77 (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 28, 2016, 09:14 AM

7. How could it be seen as anything but racist?

 

"I was nervous because I see a lot of white people out there"

*awkward pause*

"That's not a joke"

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Response to TipTok (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 28, 2016, 10:06 AM

9. Shooting up a gay nightclub had nothing to do with race.

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Response to Exilednight (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 28, 2016, 01:09 PM

11. Talking about the speaker who hijacked...

 

The shooting was not race based...

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Response to Exilednight (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 28, 2016, 08:30 AM

4. This, is why we can't have nice things...



It seems like every group thinks their issue is the Most Important Thing and if you disagree with them you are denounced as worse than pond scum. This is one of the big reason Occupy Wall Street failed, too many people pushing their own pet causes and nobody stayed on message.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 28, 2016, 09:22 AM

8. We're a tribal species

I think we basically want to break up into smaller and smaller groups. Of course a given individuals pet cause will be thought of as most important to them. What's the central message anyway? The more vague it is, the less of a hold it has on people. Then every message eventually becomes more vague anyway, as more people get involved, and then we break up into sub groups to get a clearer idea of what message we want to get behind. Then nobody can agree on anything, because there's one detail that's different between two groups, and that's where the pond scum enters the equation.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 28, 2016, 12:40 PM

10. Here's the ironic part, they're both fighting for the same thing

Which is equal protection under the law. It amazes me how many older AAs don't support the LGBT community after they themselves have suffered under centuries of discrimination.

No one bothers looking for the common ground.

Sadly, I don't see these statements as coalition building, but rather as hijacking of someone else's tragedy.

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Response to Exilednight (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 28, 2016, 03:37 PM

14. It was a memorial

 

to heal, time to reflect on losses and how far we still need to go.

To co-opt that is insensitive at best, viscerally hateful at worst.

There was no reason for that other than an arrogant "me too" person interrupting what was an event that was supposed to be for healing and to bring the community together, rather than dividing us.

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Response to Exilednight (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 28, 2016, 04:46 PM

15. These people have bastardized "intersectionality" into meaning...

..."stick our noses into other groups struggles to get attention for our own group", it's incredibly narcissistic.

These are the kind of people the phrase "Social Justice Warrior" referred to before the phrase was turned into a RW buzzword.

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Response to TipTok (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2016, 07:55 AM

3. I thought about posting this last week.

 

I figured it would just drop like a rock, and possibly get hidden. Some things DU just doesn't want to know about.

I found it just jaw dropping. Orlando shook many in the LGBT community to the core. I think she went beyond being insensitive and selfish, and was intentionally hurtful.

But hey, it's Mizzou, watcha gonna do?

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Response to pintobean (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 28, 2016, 03:34 PM

13. I certainly appeared selfish and insensitive to me.

 

This was a memorial to heal our community, and this is the third time I've seen one of these posts that try to make it about white privilege.

I'm just about past being pissed off and headed for nuclear.

This was just WRONG.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 28, 2016, 04:48 PM

16. Sadly this seems to be a common problem here on the left, we eat our own.

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Response to pintobean (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 28, 2016, 08:52 PM

17. I also thought about posting it last week

It was getting heavy rotation on wingnut sites, so
I couldn't be absolutely sure of its authenticity. But if this video is authentic, it's absolutely totally pathetic that BLM would stoop to this sort of thing. On Tumblr some people were defending the speaker, and I have no doubt some here on DU would do the same.

Friggin' pathetic.

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Response to TipTok (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2016, 09:05 AM

6. Wow... I find this very sad. n/t

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Response to TipTok (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2016, 03:15 PM

12. BLM has completely lost it.

They've lost publicity, credibility, advocates, and most of all, respect. They have to resort to using tragedies to get attention for their cause when they should have been past the point of "awareness". What a sad bunch.

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Response to TipTok (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2016, 09:10 PM

18. *sigh* Not cool. n/t

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