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Thu Aug 17, 2017, 01:36 PM

 

Unpopular opinion: Confederate statues are a shiny object to distract us from more concrete issues

including all forms of racism, including both structural and subjective bigotry.

There's a not-insubstantial segment of the population that (1) genuinely abhors racism but (2) does not agree that confederate statues/monuments are per se evil.

When Tr*mp wants to talk about statues, he's trying to show that group of people that they agree with him, when in fact they do not share his white nationalism.

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Reply Unpopular opinion: Confederate statues are a shiny object to distract us from more concrete issues (Original post)
geek tragedy Aug 2017 OP
hedda_foil Aug 2017 #1
DanTex Aug 2017 #2
The_Casual_Observer Aug 2017 #3
JohnnyLib2 Aug 2017 #9
LeftInTX Aug 2017 #4
Iggo Aug 2017 #5
uponit7771 Aug 2017 #6
Mrs. Overall Aug 2017 #7
benld74 Aug 2017 #8

Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 01:47 PM

1. Obviously.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 01:49 PM

2. Possibly, but symbols still matter.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 01:52 PM

3. This is all a reality tv show to trump. This shit boosts his "ratings", not his popularity

but just attention.

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Response to The_Casual_Observer (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 04:07 PM

9. Yep!

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 02:03 PM

4. Exactly......They do not share his white nationalism.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 02:08 PM

5. They absolutely are.

But I can walk and chew gum.

At the same time, even.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 02:10 PM

6. We can multitask

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 02:15 PM

7. +1

I have difficulty being told I'm "distracted" on DU when I have interest in a certain story or topic.

As you stated, I think most of us can multitask--we can follow multiple events, stories, topics without losing sight of what is pertinent and important.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 02:38 PM

8. tRump in Camp DAvid now with Pence, Kelly and Mattis

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