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Long Time Coming: America Burns

I’ll try hard not to virtue signal about the events of last night. I was transfixed by the widespread riots, just like everyone else. I catalogued them on my Twitter account for 8 hours straight. Feel free to peruse those videos to get a taste of what America’s largest cities felt last night.

America has been a tinder box for as long as I’ve known her, vast income inequality, poorly trained law enforcement officers, lack of inspirational leadership, obvious fuckery in DC for decades supporting wars for the purpose of death and profit. The events of last night, on the surface, looks like a response to the murder of George Floyd — but that was merely the proverbial straw that broke the camels back and now with the levies broken — wanton criminality and discord are permitted freely to raze America without reproach, save NYPD, and it’s happening during the very worst time in American history — financially speaking.

Watching malls burn and neighborhoods reduced to ash, I couldn’t help but to think they’d never be rebuilt. Municipalities are already broke. Government cannot keep tapping debt markets and/or creating funny money to support this rigged system of profligate spending — the verisimilitude of success.

For two months America has been in lockdown — forced to adhere to the strictest social distancing rules in her history. Jobs were lost. Government sent out checks to placate the citizenry and encouraged obedience. Austere rules were respected and people ZOOM’d one another instead of enjoying each others presence. And then the country exploded — forgot all of that — and mobbed in the streets by the thousands — conveniently donning their COVID-19 masks to shield them from conviction for the crimes they committed in the name of injustice. The irony is rich with absurdity and we shouldn’t just discard the events of last night as “more left wing discord” financed by Soros. There is a sickness in the country, a melancholy sadness that is at the root of all this. We’ve bore witness to interminable acts of violence the past decade, and as horrible as it is to see a shopping mall looted and burned, it’s preferable to a crowd of concert goers being mowed down by a lunatic perched above with a machine gun in Vegas.

And still…markets will likely gap higher on Monday — based off some newly minted stimulus scheme to help cities rebuild.

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96 comments

  1. heckler

    Great job with the video links last night Fly you had them coming as fast as I could load them! What a wild ride that was! At one point I was pretty sure the riots were gonna make it all the way to my house in N Seattle. Still processing, but I can’t say I’m the least bit surprised. I’m not going to ever forget these events. Maybe the market saw something like this coming and is hopeful a needed change will be a good thing? Stay safe brothers. Fuck the police!

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  2. Orson

    The generalization that law enforcement is poorly trained is wrong.
    Regarding inequality, individuals have choices. Some choose to do nothing.

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    • helicopter ben
      helicopter ben

      That’s true, not many people can kill a man. These police forces are full of well trained military men who can’t wait to find somebody to practice their craft on.

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      • Orson

        Hopefully, there will never be a time in your life when you yourself, have a need for these so called “well trained military men who can’t wait to find somebody to practice their craft on”.

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        • helicopter ben
          helicopter ben

          Couldn’t have put it better myself. So far my limited interactions have been good enough. I wouldn’t want to be on the wrong side of a cop having a “bad day.” Do you go out of your way to interact with the police?

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          • narcist

            It depends on where I am to a good extent. Atlanta (Fulton and Dekalb counties) has a long-standing record of good policing, and, by no coincidence, has police departments that resemble the racial makeups of the neighborhoods they serve.

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          • mensch

            Dekalb? Really?

            shorturl.at/oFRW1

            shorturl.at/yRZ15

            shorturl.at/hKLR7

            shorturl.at/mtDN3

            Dekalb is crazy af in general, the current county CEO (a Democrat of course) actually endorsed Trump 2020. He then resigned and soon after changed his mind again. MANY previous CEOs and Commissioners have been charged or investigated by the FBI going back at least 20 years:

            shorturl.at/bBVZ9

            Congressionally, this voting district brought us Cynthia McKinney (fun wiki) and the current guy who once worried out loud about Guam tipping over.

            Fulton County and APD are just lazy in my opinion, which is fine by me. There’s some shitty stuff they’ve done of course especially if you go back to the bad old days…more recently that thing they did (APD I think) at the Atlanta Eagle was pretty messed up.

            Funny that you’re all twisted in a pretzel to make reality fit into your latest race narrative though.

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          • narcist

            Twisted how? Because I said the police departments here aren’t as shitty as those of other cities (like Baltimore and Minneapolis)?

            I never had to worry about a (black or white) police officer choking me to death on cement or emptying the clip at me in my own home in Atlanta. The bar is that low as of now.

            On Cynthia and Hank, I don’t like either. Hank’s primary challengers are much better alternatives but the incumbent don’t ever lose.

            On Vernon Jones, he has always been a JC Watts type and campaigned for GWB back in 2004. I’m not at all surprised by his affinity for Trump. At the barbershops, we have a terse/succinct summary of that kind of individuals: “There’s always money in cooning.”

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          • mensch

            But that’s not what you said, you said these departments have a “long standing record of good policing,” which is a laughable statement. Stop shifting.

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          • narcist

            Good policing to me simply means:

            1. Protecting and serving without abusing their power
            2. Pursuing the criminals with the proper priorities while preserving law and order to their best ability

            Now, what’s so laughable about that statement again? Stop shifting. (That means no more mentioning of Cynthia McKinney or Vernon Jones or anyone else not germane to the quality of policing in the Atlanta metro except Cobb County.) Specifically, please provide concrete proofs that the Atlanta cops consistently under-perform in contrast to their counterparts in other cities.

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          • mensch

            Guy, I specifically said Dekalb, its like the first word of my original post…kindly fuck off, you’re not as smart as you think you are.

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          • narcist

            Your “original” post:

            1. Dekalb sucks/is crazy af
            2. Vernon Jones, Cynthia McKinney, and Hank Johnson
            3. Fulton County PD and APD are *just lazy in your opinion*
            4. Funny how I am all twisted in a pretzel (How?)

            My first reply:

            0. Twisted how?
            1. I stated that I never personally faced police brutality in Atlanta (i.e., including Dekalb) in my whole life (same can be said about people I personally know)
            2. My thouoghts on the names you mentioned
            3. On Vernon’s long history of coonery

            Your first reply:

            1. [That Atlanta has a] “long standing record of good policing” is a laughable statement
            2. Stop shifting

            My second reply:

            1. What I consider to be good policing
            2. Sought a robust response from you to justify your accusing DKPD being crazy af and FCPD and APD being just lazy
            3. Stop shifting

            Your second reply:

            1. Pointing out that Dekalb was the first word of your “original” post
            2. Ad hominem attack (i.e., kindly fuck off)
            3. Another ad hominem attack (i.e., I am not as smart as I think I am)

            I really ain’t all that smart, and I am very well aware I ain’t as smart as a lot of people. But if either one of us is to fuck off, I suggest you do so.

            Please kindly reply with a more intelligent response if you intend to continue with this dialogue.

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    • narcist

      “The generalization that law enforcement is poorly trained is wrong.”

      Completely agree, but:

      1. The “decent” cops must stop harboring the “bad apples” among them. To channel one of my favorite GWBushisms: “Either you are with the terrorists or you aren’t.”

      2. Put yourself in the shoes of the rioters/looters, regardless of their race/age/gender. They are angry at, first among a list of problematic inequities, the blatant criminal injustice that still exists (and is worsening by some measures) in this century. Per one of the MLK Jr. quotes that have been repeated more often lately: “A riot is the language of the unheard.”

      3. No one really thinks that reparation will ever happen, while most would acknowledge that rich white people have been LOOTING the government’s coffers (mainly the federal’s) for as long as America has been around. So anyone who isn’t racist shouldn’t feel “you loot we shoot” is the proper response when he/she sees a black person walks out of a looted Best Buy with some merchandise that amounts to nothing when compared to the aforementioned graft and corruption.

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      • narcist

        P.S. It isn’t so much about the quality of the training but the abuse of power/authority.

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        • heckler

          Most the COPS are bad dude. They are out there to dominate us not serve and protect. I’ve been arrested like 5 times mostly not charged or anything. The cops culture and the cops code is FUCKED. My aunt and uncle are Seattle cops they let each other drive drunk and shit. Seriously national / global war on the police state! Fuck the Police.

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          • narcist

            Not disagreeing. A few years ago I had to bail out a nephew who was set up by the cops. The charge was dropped months later. I have my own share of experiences with them.

            Keep in mind the average cop barely finished high school and enjoys exercising his power liberally.

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        • soupbone

          Certain jobs (police, army) attract the likes of certain personalities. The screening is crucial to weed out the misintended because it’s like bees to honey. Some who should not have been allowed slip through the screening.

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          • narcist

            I just said “barely finished high school” before your comment appeared. We never pay the essential workers (teachers included) enough.

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          • heckler

            I agree with you, brothas. COPS have it bad and it is not all their fault. I can see it both ways but I am telling you this is good! I’m finally bullish again since the lows.

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        • 'merica

          Point #3 spot on, nobody is shooting those looters let alone prosecuting them. And same with your reply, it’s the abuse of power. But that goes beyond police officers.

          And Heckler, where I’m from most cops aren’t bad dudes. In fact, some of the best dudes I’ve ever known. The situations they deal with on a daily basis so that us normal folks don’t have to, it’s crazy. Car fatalities of teenagers and having to go to their parents houses to tell them their son or daughter was killed. Lawnmower accidents, accidentally running over their own kids. Suicidal hostage situations which end badly. Constant emotional abuse. Wearing a bullet proof vest every day. Really bad guys threatening you and your family’s lives. If you have kids, you would know that stress.

          My old man was a cop, best dude in the World. Told me about a speeding car he pulled over, 20+ over the limit. African Americans, did nothing but cuss and swear, every racial slur you could imagine. And he let them off, not because of the pressure but because he thought he could make a change, he wanted to make a change. He’s a better man than me, and mostly likely most of us. And I saw that in a number of his cop buddies. But make no mistake, there are bad ones. I just think this injustice is bigger than the police.

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  3. juice

    well done, Herr Flea

    Cheers

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  4. richardweiner

    Niggers sure are rowdy. My Ron Paul Survival Report says the LA Riots stopped when they got their welfare checks.

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    • narcist

      Absolutely. That has been America’s modus operandi: Give the poor just enough to keep the riots from happening.

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      • heckler

        Give them breaks on the students loans, UBI and healthcare. Not to mention a spiritual reason to be alive and be American and they will stop

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        • narcist

          Too idealistic. Let’s start with not murdering a civilian while being recorded for the entire planet to see.

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          • heckler

            Fair enough G. Even after how desensitized we have all become that video of the kneeling is so barbaric and so FUCKED. I’ll meet you half way. But this is also class warfare and a riot against economic inequality. Not just racial inequality.

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  5. bambam

    Naw markets are gonna get the oversold they deserve. Nobody is getting some b.s. rally. We’ve already run up and now it’s time to run down.

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    • soupbone

      Agree. Earnings are going down. The freeflow money will focus on entities and areas other than the stock market. There will be bailouts for higher priority items such as states and municipalities, healthcare, pensions, food supply, an airline or two and what have you.

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    • heckler

      I have all day to watch and I’m ready to sell but crypto has been popping since this started last night. Could be panic buying but I think the market has been sniffing this out. This is good

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  6. heckler

    CAN’T FIGHT AGAINST THE YOUTH!!

    https://youtu.be/gvfjwBGpZNo

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  7. firehorsecaper
    firehorsecaper

    Better riot coverage than CNN for certain. Municipalities are pockets inside out right now, that is for sure.

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    • heckler

      PANDEMIC – PANDEMONIUM! Craziest shit I’ve ever seen in 40 yrs

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  8. bambam

    Crypto.. LOL. Garbagio. You subscribe to too many Joey King newsletters. That guy starts emailing when we’re in a new leg up in a Bull and Crypto is about to make a lot of people more poor at BTC goes $30K and fooks the lot of you.

    ETH… yeah you can buy a fake drivers license and that’s about it. GTFO with that and go start a crypto newsletter.

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  9. soupbone

    verisimilitude is an odd term in English. Not Flyish as I assumed at first.

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  10. heckler

    THIS IS HISTORY IN THE MAKING FAGS!!

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  11. narcist

    Keith Ellison: White Supremacists May Be Sabotaging George Floyd Protests With Violence And Arson

    The cops were among those who committed the violence and arson. (Shocking!)

    I look forward to reading the criminal discovery documents from the Minnesota AG’s office.

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  12. jungleegirl

    amen.

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  13. purdy

    What happens when the US can no longer just create money and get stuff in exchange for no effort? ..when it will no longer be politically possible to dole out Narcist’s “just enough” …because it will visibly and painfully come from someone else’s pocket?

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    • moosh

      Is it just me, or does all of this since the beginning of the Wuhan corona virus, scream there is some really extra sinister shit going on?

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    • narcist

      If you’re talking about the long-term solvency of America and want an intelligent discussion about it, it must begin with the military-industrial complex and the necessary reforms of the entitlement programs–and not the “doling out” because your blog is infested with people who aren’t even willing to admit how racist and xenophobic this country really is.

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      • moosh

        Just curious, how traveled are you around the US and actually interacting with live humans face to face?

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        • narcist

          I’d say quite traveled and interact often until recently (COVID). To give you a more objective idea, I have visited (i.e., not just driving passed) the following states (most of which multiple times, with the asterisks indicate where the family/friends reside):

          Alabama*
          California
          Connecticut
          Florida*
          Georgia*
          Hawaii
          Illinois
          Louisiana
          Maryland*
          Massachusetts
          Michigan*
          Minnesota
          New Jersey
          New York*
          Pennsylvania
          South Carolina*
          Texas*
          Virginia
          Washington*

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          • narcist

            Washington, DC*

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          • moosh

            Interesting, thanks. And the people you are interacting with are racist and xenophobic? You should YouTube this stuff

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          • narcist

            No, I didn’t say EVERYONE I have ever interacted with is racist and xenophobic. Nor did I say the intensity of the racism and xenophobia is uniform across the country.

            But then your reading comprehension skills are known to be pretty low on this blog.

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          • moosh

            “because your blog is infested with people who aren’t even willing to admit how racist and xenophobic this country really is.”

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          • narcist

            Thanks, you just proved my point (re: your reading comprehension skills) again.

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        • Mr. Cain Thaler
          Mr. Cain Thaler

          It’s the hottest new religion. You clap your hands, say America is a racist and xenophobic nation 3x, then wait for your money.

          Is it historically accurate? Barely from the angle that yes slavery used to exist. Vermont was the epicenter of ending the practice and Central and South America were 19x bigger in the slave trade but they’re too poor to give handouts and loot so the dregs come here.

          But what about police brutality? Yes it’s real no question an issue. But the number of black men killed by white cops (or any cops) is a laughable fraction next to the homicides the good cops are preventing. In the late 2000s, more Americans were killed in Flint, Mi than Iraq. But I’m sure Minneapolis will be just beautiful this time next year.

          We are the most racist place on Earth. Yet still they come.

          “You are racist. Give to us. Give to us,” they clamor into the embers each night.

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          • narcist

            “You clap your hands, say America is a racist and xenophobic nation 3x, then wait for your money.”

            Wait… forever? I never made a dime that way but maybe you know someone else who did.

            Much easier to get rich sucking Trump’s mushroom dick like Candace Owens.

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          • peaches

            we do have proof bank of america was charging black and brown people higher interest rates on loans right?

            we do have proof from Yale university that identical resumes with nothing different except african american sounding first names got half as many interviews right?

            do i have to “clap my hands” to make that true???

            america treats black people like shit.

            used to be worse.

            has gotten better.

            at the end of the day the unpaid labor of slavery ended up in mostly white pockets. and now its in the nasdaq. it was stolen. long ago. and now its “nobodys” fault but someone’s grandkids are getting the dividends someone else’s grandfather slaved away for.

            period.

            black people have every right to burn whatever they want to the ground.

            they built this place. for free. and now they have to climb out of the hood just to get a 15/hr job making salad for white kids with C-averages.

            i grew up upper middle class, surrounded by white kids with money. we all had money. i was stupid enough as a teen to think every brown kid in america got to live like i did.

            thing is when the money disappears, or when you get facial hair and you arent riding in the backseat of your mom’s acura… the police are suddenly asking me if there are guns or drugs in my car EVERY TIME I GET PULLED OVER

            dont have a single white friend whose been asked the same thing.

            all the white kids who cant count in my town became policemen. and there is nothing they hate more than a 20 year old nigger or spick driving a car they will never afford.

            i see karma outside. nothing more nothing less.

            cops are pigs. shoot em.

            looters are thieves. shoot em

            they’re too poor to give handouts and loot so the dregs come here.

            imagine if we stayed the fuck out of those countries and let their people make their own decisions…

            suddenly Cuba kicks out domino sugar and american corporate profits drop to the ground… Cubans can read better than Americans.

            Latin America is a shithole because elected officials are murdered by USA funded right-wing coups. Literally 1 hour of research on the 20th century history of any latin american nation would explain this to you.

            The US fiddles with elections, or funds gangs, or blows the brains out of elected socialist officials the minute any government tries to give their workers HALF of the benefits we got in 1933 with the new deal.

            Foreign corporations operating in third world countries benefit from “free markets” If Hondurans cant find a job they come here. JP Morgan likes it that way.

            Lets take the embargo off of Cuba and see what happens. Black people in Cuba are happier than black people here. Higher literacy rate also.

            when a latin american country decides they dont want their poorest people living like slaves, we call them terrorists and put an embargo on them.

            if fidel castro is a terrorist then what does that make george washington??

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          • peaches

            imagine if we let mossadegh rule in Iran

            Iranians democratically elected Bernie Sanders so we funded a coup to install a hereditary dictatorial ruler!

            And when they found out the right wing religious nuts took over

            whoops!

            afghanistan whoops!

            cartels in laissez faire latin america whoops!

            “quick. blame skin color and religion… most of the folks will buy it!”

            we’re the empire in star wars. anyone not sucking the juice out of the clorox wipes can see this.

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          • peaches

            i mean 5 minutes. watch a 5 minute video on housing discrimination in the 20th century.

            Cain if you woke up black tomorrow and didn’t start crying immediately… its because you also woke up retarded.

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          • Mr. Cain Thaler
            Mr. Cain Thaler

            Peaches, you’re ranting out a laundry list of every American error real or perceived you can think of while you help broadcast a sick philosophy. That philosophy was on proud display last night.

            We don’t deserve any of this and it’s time for the self loathing among us to accept you are too weak to lead the nation. Thanks to you, we are now at a point where only worse acts by police and military will restore order and save our country, so nice fucking work.

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          • peaches

            like i said Castro is a mongrel dictator and Washington is a saint.

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          • numbersgame

            peaches, That 4:33am post is spot-on.

            peaches:
            “charging black and brown people higher interest rates…african american sounding first names got half as many interviews…the police are suddenly asking me if there are guns or drugs in my car EVERY TIME I GET PULLED OVER”

            MCT:
            “a laundry list of every American error real or perceived ”
            This privleged attitutde is why race relationsa re so bad: some peopel don’t even think there isn’t even a problem.

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  14. purdy

    Some fine rants and truths from opposing perspectives in this thread. Clearly, Peaches and Narcist have bee victims of idiot cops generalizing about black males; and, of course, good cops are victims of so many us generalizing about who cops are.

    Humans generalize, categorize ..and assume stuff. We should all try to stop doing this …and cops in particular should be trained, and systems structured, so that there are more cops emulating the existing good cops. And Narcist and Peaches should realize that, given the propensity of humans to generalize, they are victims of other blacks’ behavior – as well as of cop behavior. For example: blacks commit a disproportionate amount of violent crime and a black father is less likely to be involved in raising his own kids. Sucks that some will assume bad stuff about all black males because of this …but failing to even mention these facts relegates these debates to the PC trash bin. Expansion of “entitlements”, continued “affirmative” action, reparations and such will only assure that blacks will continue to be dependent on political whims for generations to come.

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    • peaches

      1. im not black.

      2. black fathers are more likely to sell crack for money because they are less likely to have other options. if covering black people in gasoline was fun for a good chunk of the population, its stupid to pretend these people have the same opportunities open to them as white kids. they don’t.

      i got to be a white kid when i was surrounded by educated white people.

      then like i said, i got facial hair. now im a criminal. if i didnt have money and investments and a good education that my daddy paid for. if i didnt have money from dead jewish uncles i got to multiply on the stock market while smoking weed in my room…

      id be outside burning shit down

      i agree.

      there are tons of black people expecting abraham lincoln to hold their hand and remind them to do their homework every night and tell them what stocks to buy and make sure they pull out or wear a condom.

      i get it.

      that doesnt mean white cops who shoot them dead and choke them out for no reason dont need to be covered in gasoline

      good cops are the ones throwing their guns in the trash and going to church. its sunday right.

      get your shit together morons.

      anyone who leaves their house with a gun is the devil. unless of course you are dealing with other devils in the streets carrying guns…

      when white kids are hanging from trees we can complain about violent black people

      the jails are full of black men whose only crime was not having a white parent’s basement to smoke weed in.

      shoulda given them their 40 acres. now we are fucked. america is fucked. its karma. itll be fine. buy gold. get a rifle. live on organic lentil sprouts you grow in your kitchen in mason jars. itll be fineeee.

      tha banks are done with us. we were the pitchfork used to enslave the rest of the world. now its our turn.

      novus ordo seclorum bitches

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      • purdy

        My apologies. I had enjoyed your rants …even while I assumed some slight embellishment of the facts, as when you said “the police are suddenly asking me if there are guns or drugs in my car EVERY TIME I GET PULLED OVER.” Now that I know this is just a beard-based claim of victim status, I realize that you just like to hear yourself talk. Please continue.

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        • peaches

          3times. it only happened 3 times. im not a victim. im a spoiled kid with money brains and good looks. im just not ashamed of admitting the playing field is nowhere near level.

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        • peaches

          repeat after me:

          we killed the indians. that was wrong. we had slaves. that was wrong. we freed the slaves. that was right. we subverted democracy all over the world and funded right wing lunatics like osama and pol pot and pinochet for 100 years.

          its ok

          you gotta get up and say out loud you are an alcoholic or the boozing never stops

          this is rock bottom america

          take an ecstasy pill, cry like a little bitch, move on.

          or dig in your heels and burn.

          history has shown us there are actually fewer outcomes than one would like to think.

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      • peaches

        also. cops are simply the straw that breaks the camels back.

        we do have proof bank of america was charging black and brown people higher interest rates on loans right?

        we do have proof from Yale university that identical resumes with nothing different except african american sounding first names got half as many interviews right?

        these things are real and not conspiracies…

        redlining, voter suppression, gerrymandering

        racist people are everywhere, they are in government, they are in private enterprise.

        the slaveholder flag flies everywhere. what sort of down syndrome is necessary to hear how that makes your fellow african american citizens feel and then fly it anyways?

        its not a mental illness

        its racism

        its part of our fucked up culture of racism and violence

        and their is no way we are smart enough to realize that now, considering Trump got 48% of the vote.

        Castro is a mongrel dictator and Washington is a saint.

        We’re fucked. We’ll get what we deserve.

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      • tjnyt

        Thanks for good rant/soul searching.
        I did it all the time, cursing Jews, blacks, whites, Indians, paki, Filipinos, and one day my 8th grader son snapped and asked a question that left me speechless; “where is your pride?”
        I had to think for a moment, Marcel Proust came to rescue and I said ” one can only be proud of his/her heart and mind”.

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    • narcist

      Fly, what did I generalize/assume? Serious question. I will clarify whatever perceived generalization/assumption that seem off to you.

      Your excusing police abuses because “blacks commit more violent crimes” is a much less defensible proposition without objectively analyzing the reasons behind the “violent blacks” phenomenon since the first slaves were brought here in 1619.

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      • purdy

        Firstly, I am not Fly. WTF? …do all white people look the same to you???

        2ndly, I said that humans generalize …tend to do so – wasn’t picking on you- yeesh.

        Lastly, I do not excuse police abuses. Stop listening to the fucked-up voices in your head. That MN cop committed murder. There are fucked-up people in every occupation …and the occupation of policing tends to attract some of the very most fucked-up – sad for the victims of bad cops and for the good cops trying to protect and serve.

        Side note: A sadistic cop beat my semiconscious (after a severe traffic accident) white son and fractured his cervical spine in three places when he was 16. So yeah, I care about getting rid of fucked-up cops before and beyond this current flood of virtue signalling.

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  15. hisarob951

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  16. peaches

    we do have proof from Yale university that identical resumes with nothing different except african american sounding first names got half as many interviews right?

    in the long arc of history and human behavior

    burning the entire town over THAT seems perfectly fucking logical considering what George Washington did over taxes.

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    • trumpmeister

      You have this backward. If you’re applying to a liberal center like Yale, you will twice the # of IIs if your first name sounds African. Fact!

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      • peaches

        I’m talking about resumes moron.

        1. You do not apply to college with a resume. I mean, did you?

        2. Admissions at ivy league institutions as well as any private schools are not determined by any affirmative action guidelines that are instilled by the government. I personally think affirmative action is pretty stupid myself… It doesn’t convince the marginal dropout not to drop out it just helps Obama’s kids get ahead of Hillary’s.

        But… If Yale or Harvard decide to bring in more black kids or Google decides to higher more black people… It makes no difference.

        The studies show that resumes for job applications… Not forgetting into school… But starting a career and earning money.

        https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/minorities-who-whiten-job-resumes-get-more-interviews

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  17. heckler

    I was so pumped yesterday during the action! Finally kinda feel old now. Glad I’m not still young and in the city I would have def been shot with rubber bullets and hauled in. Saw someone straight up loot a police horse and ride off with it from two different camera angles. Cops are pigs!

    Fly did me a great service by documenting the events in almost real time. Your Twitter page is now a historical document. Go team America!

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  18. cheesefries

    It’s impossible to exit the cycle of hate until you are able to forgive the person thats wronged you. It’s difficult to do, but the only way out.

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    • narcist

      If you have been wronged incessantly for 4 full centuries, that’s much easier said than done.

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      • cheesefries

        The secret that few know is you forgive for your own well being. These looters have to be miserable inside themselves.

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  19. heckler

    Virtual reality starts now!!!!!

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  20. Mr. Cain Thaler
    Mr. Cain Thaler

    Here’s the discordant fault line through basically all of Peaches anti-American race ranting.

    Besides just the basic point that he compiles a list of every American military or foreign operation we’ve ever had, strips out details that make us look better, and then takes our enemies side of course…

    If karma is enough to bring down a country, and if every enemy we’ve had has crumpled beneath us, how exactly are we the ones with a karma problem?

    Central and much of South America were the territories of the Spanish Empire – Conquistadors – who were responsible for probably 95% of the Atlantic slave trade. North American British colonies did 5% and half of our territories outlawed the practice first earliest.

    Go read the works of guys like left wing idle beloved Che Guevara. His writing is half over the top flourishing of class warfare gibberish and the other half is him comparing blacks to gorillas.

    Central Americans called on us to crush Che. And now where is he and his revolution?

    The Ottomans and their North African vassals, our oldest enemies. They attacked our merchant vessels just after the revolution, calling us infidels, demanding our tribute.

    Instead we crushed Tripoli. Where are the barbary pirates today? Where are the Ottomans? We fractured their empire, split it among petty tyrants and dictators, and gave a homeland to the Jews those peoples had formerly driven out in diaspora via their oppression and taxation.

    In Europe, we struck down the new German Empire, freed the Pols and French and stopped their genocide.

    The Soviets – our great rival philosophy – were behind the attempt of Iran’s then prime minister to overthrow Iran’s then acting monarch (leftists always slaughter the retelling of this event on purpose making it sound like we just up and killed a government out of the blue). The Shah asked us to get involved; we were stopping a coup not starting one. He promised that the British developed oil fields his Soviet PM had nationalized would be returned.

    Where’s Iran now? One more revolution later, it’s only a violent theocracy with pan-Islamic pipe dreams and a dwindling supply of resources and power.

    Venezuela, once epicenter of South American wealth, now site of the world’s longest bread lines. They embraced socialism and then steered head on for a confrontation with us. They collapsed internally without so much as a fight.

    Our story is remarkable. A former slave colony once indistinguishable in purpose from British satellites like India or South Africa turned into the wealthiest nation on Earth. But you lot speak of karma.

    Karma indeed you fools.

    If a nation can be broken by karma for past misdeeds, maybe the place to start looking isn’t at our every decision through the lens of prejudice, self-loathing and deceit. The bad karma has fallen squarely on the shoulders of the shattered line of failed empires and petty nations that took a shot at us.

    If there is a God, then America must be in his graces judging by how easily your preferences break at our ankles. That’s karma for you.

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    • purdy

      We had been great, not perfect, but great. And with the rise of the Soviets post WWII, there was and organizing greater threat. How people were treated in eastern Europe and east Germany compared to in the west drew people around to world to us. But since we won the cold war, we have let traitors take over and our behavior has been shockingly disappointing.

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      • Mr. Cain Thaler
        Mr. Cain Thaler

        I suppose that would depend on who you are.

        If you’re the familial remnant of some Nicaraguan Marxist movement or the hereditary heir of a long gone dynasty, or a citizen of the former dominant culture of a civilization we imploded I’m sure you think we’re just awful.

        The people that were under your families boots might disagree with you.

        But I don’t care either way. There’s little point getting drawn into unnecessary reflections on the nature of what’s under your shoes.

        If America is currently oppressing groups, then I welcome them the opportunity to rise up and walk alongside her. But it will be on our terms.

        That’s the prerogative of being the guy on top. You don’t have to stay under our boot but we’ll be telling you what the terms of acceptable human behavior are, thank you very much.

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        • peaches

          Except you are not on top.

          Look around.

          China is on top.

          We don’t have to fix it bro.

          I’ll be fine. Jeff Bezos will be fine.

          All we care about is NASDAQ. Gold can replace the dollar.

          Like Purdy said, we got cocky after the war.

          Vietnam and Iraq is not a freedom fighters war.

          Iran like I said… Only went full retard after we proved to them democracy would be abused and replaced with the shah we funded.

          We have supported way too many military right wing coups bro.

          Period. People get elected and they’re slightly left of center and we have to bomb towns and drop napalm.

          That’s my point. Che Guevara has nothing to do with it not does Stalin.

          Kids in Cuba read better than kids in America. And definitely read better than kids in Honduras or Nicaragua

          Venezuela had a dictator. They’re fucked up.

          Cuba on the other hand… How can anyone argue they would have been better off if they let us rule over them and install puppet dictators that would keep the population stupid and useless… And then invite in cartels and gangs.

          The capitalist banana republics are doing much worse than Venezuela.

          Richest countries on earth… By what measure.

          1% of the population controlling all the oil, foreign multinationals getting rich while the poor starve?

          Fidel and Chavez put roofs over poor people’s heads and books in their children’s hands.

          That is commendable.

          Now let’s not pretend the police aren’t shooting rubber bullets at reporters and unarmed kids.

          It’s happening.

          That’s the sort of capitalist behavior that lends the poor and the less fortunate into thinking communism is the answer.

          I don’t want to live in Fidel Castro’s America.

          But it’s America’s job to make sure the poor have no reason to even contemplate it.

          Riots are how the poor vote.

          They’ve been forgotten about.

          I’m from the burbs. Anyone in my family that doesn’t have a 6 digit net worth by 40 is a failure.

          The problem is when we decide to pretend that applies to the black kids in St Louis who don’t have Jewish grandparents and aren’t LUCKY.

          I’m fully aware that if I was born in the ghetto I’d have no chance of this life.

          I’m fully aware that as hard as I work… I get to live this life because I was lucky.

          My dad and my uncles and my mom and my grandparents and 1000s of years of getting blamed for the collapse of western civilizations…

          Is why I’m here running my fingers through gold and silver coins.

          Not Uncle Sam.

          Uncle Sam hasn’t done shit for the American people besides that tiny group on top that owns the capital.

          And that group has done nothing but cut taxes and turn this place into Mexico.

          Unbridled capitalism leads to oligarchy and the end of free markets.

          An open bar with no cover to get in the door will end up with townies and vomit all over the bar. No sorority girls will show up. It will be no fun.

          This is America.

          The only small business it makes sense to open is a Robinhood account so you can try and get rich with the crumbs that fall off of the billionaires tables.

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      • peaches

        On 28 April 1951, the Shah appointed Mosaddegh as Prime Minister after the Majlis (Parliament of Iran) nominated Mosaddegh by a vote of 79–12.

        That is a democratic elected official..

        Then the SHAH asks us to help put him back into power.

        Who cares if one rich dictator calls and asks us for help.

        If we truly cared about democracy then we have to admit Iran, Nicaraguan CONTRAS, Batista in Cuba, Osama in Afghanistan, and lighting Vietnamese kids on fire…

        were all big fuck ups by uncle sam

        just about every single military action after 1950 was the CIA putting private enterprise ahead of democracy.

        Domino sugar profits are more important to Uncle Sam than Cuban’s rights and getting what they want.

        Funding the Taliban so they could go back to medieval times makes more sense than a left leaning democracy where kids will become engineers, read Karl Marx and end up using the profits from natural resource extraction to build schools instead of letting all the capital leave the country and end up in swiss bank accounts and Hampton’s mansions. Much better if they are busy cutting heads off. Religious nutbags are good for business because they dont have time to figure out how they are being robbed.

        Much like the evangelical rednecks are too busy worrying about someone else’s gay wedding to realize the Chinese did not force American industrialists to ship jobs overseas.

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        • peaches

          79 to fucking 12 and then we installed a hereditary dictator.

          And now we have religious lunatics starting wars with Netanyahu’s crew of religious lunatics.

          Good for business. Nothing is better than stupid bearded nutbags for selling stolen Palestinian land at a markup.

          These people like seeing chaos. Chaos and fear are profitable.

          Its so obvious when we see Iran or Israel do it but we are special?

          we were special when we freed the slaves. just like the commies in the USSR were special when they defeated the nazis.

          That doesn’t make us God. That does not mean we are incapable of fucking up.

          That mentality is why the streets are on fire.

          we can just shoot all the poor people i suppose. worked for batista. worked for the french in vietnam. worked for king george in boston also.

          feed the poor or they eat you alive. real simple. if you think there is plenty of food out there but the poor are too stupid to find it, then fix the schools.

          a prince is responsible for his people.

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        • Mr. Cain Thaler
          Mr. Cain Thaler

          We couldn’t have possibly put the Shah back into power because he never left power.

          And I really don’t care if the people vote 90 to 10 for communism because it’s a sick philosophy and I’ll side with the 10.

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  21. edge

    Fly, a sterling summation.
    I’ll be brief and try to avoid politics. Way too late for that.
    This is as bad as I’ve seen in over 6 decades and it is not going away. When the situation is ripe enough, agitatators, both left and right, will fire at officers, forcing officers into a bloodbath. It will likely happen in more than one place in the same night. We’re close to calamity, days at most.
    Futs up. We’ve gone insane.

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  22. edge

    Now for my political comment.
    The GOP leadership has encouraged right wing anger and provoked left wing anger for decades.
    They played with fire. Now that fire is out of control.

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    • Mr. Cain Thaler
      Mr. Cain Thaler

      Have you ever been to St. Paul / Minneapolis?

      Holy crap guy. How many anarcho terrorists and Democratic elected officials did you have to step over – wading through every major blue city on your way – to deliver this message?

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  23. jbandy

    Best part of this whole thing was Trump having to hide in a bunker like a bitch pussy.

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  24. tha pirate

    A message to some fuking faggots:

    I used to think that nearly everyone on this board was pretty smart… Now I realize how wrong I was.

    Firstoff let me say that I (and EVERYONE I know regardless of color) think and agree that what was done to Floyd was 100% wrong – and I really didn’t hear anyone of any color defending that atrocity except a incredibly small percent of assholes.
    Now having said that, HOW F-CKING STUPID ARE YOU PEOPLE??
    Can’t you see that the leftist run media and leftist run cities & states are JUMPING on this as an excuse to bash the police, the conservatives, the President etc ?? Russia hoax failed, Ukraine hoax failed, Corona blame failed..You have to be a MORON not too see the fake news networks practically ejaculating over this and hyping up EVERY possible confrontation.

    JUST LAST WEEK they were pushing the “don’t let people go to work” & “Corona is all Trump’s fault” narrative… Now it seems it’s just fine for mass crowds to ignore the Wuhan virus – as long as it’s for the purpose of looting and rioting.

    -and before you ‘racial racketeers’ who push horseshit like Rev Al does criticise my ‘insensitivity’, Let me remind you, on this forum we are all anonymous and can’t see what each other look like, so here’s a surprise to you faggot virtue signaling lefties with your panties in a bunch:
    I have black and white people in my IMMEDIATE family. I have had to deal with black AND white racism. Racism is for ignorant and stupid people, but it is also VERY useful for leftists who LOVE talking about this sh-t and USE gender and ethnic politics to divide for political gain. Barry Soetoro is a MASTER at this..

    How about we just try this? STOP TALKING about skin color and ethnicity and just judge people based on how they ACT. Punish the few bad cops who are guilty for Floyd. Punish people who break the law regardless of their color. STOP bringing up what happened 50 years ago or 170 years ago as an excuse for rioting, self-pity and lawlessness. Let the rioters work hard, start business and stop the self-pity parties. Let’s MOVE ON as a nation from the divisive racial politics that Dems LOVE to bring up when elections get closer.

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    • narcist

      That’s a massive bullshit mountain to tackle. But, for starters…

      1. On “STOP TALKING about skin color and ethnicity”: Would Floyd die the way he did if he was white? That’s what the words Black Lives Matter literally mean.

      2. On punishing the few bad cops: We’ll keep recording till you can no longer say “few” with a straight face. They will keep coming. Trust.

      3. At best you care less about your black family members than the white ones, if you can so easily dismiss all of the accumulative (from distant past to recent years) disadvantages that have been making black lives so much tougher to live. I acknowledge that 2020 is less awful than 1960, but we’re nowhere getting close to equality.

      4. The Republican Party once had the full support of black voters (circa 1868 to 1928). You should show some humility to learn about how it went from the party of Lincoln to the party of Trump (whose black support never went above 9% during his presidency). Most of us vote for our self-interest and aren’t as stupid as he thinks.

      Ultimately, as I have been saying all along, it’s pointless to argue because the demographic shifts will reflect the true will of the electorate. That’s how a representative democracy should function. Whining about voter fraud won’t change the outcome when you’re getting more and more outnumbered, day after day.

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  25. trumpmeister

    Affirmative action isn’t limited to college admission. It’s prevalent in finance with preference for black and women. I experienced it first hand a decade ago when I applied for GS, MS, JPM, etc… it’s also prevalent in medical school admission and residency application. So yeah… I’m not crying over such bs bc I’m at a place that I’m still very happy at. But saying that a black applicant needs to have twice the resume as his or her white counterpart is false. The only time that I see this disparity is in professional sports for management jobs like coaches and general managers.

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    • peaches

      Ok bro but that’s not the government. If you don’t like Goldman doing that you are free not to buy their stock like the homos are free not to eat chicken

      Of you think white people are being oppressed go outside and burn something down.

      That is the only way history has shown oppressed people get their rights.

      If not… Just keep trading stocks and enjoying your middle class lifestyle.

      Something tells me the biggest problem in wall street isn’t white kids not being able to get jobs.

      I spent some time there. Don’t recall seeing much else.

      I was the “blackest” guy in my office and Im half Latino and half Jewish lol.

      And yes I got the job from a Jewish relative.

      Cuz that’s how life works.

      There were zero other minorities on my floor. Very few in the elevator at building 6 at the world trade center. Plenty of white kids getting paid 60k out of school to write tweets.

      No way my boss would have hired anyone that went to a public school. White or black.

      Yes I got good grades and did my homework… But at the end of the day the vagina you crawl out of determines a lot.

      More and more these days. Buffet says it all the time. Ray Dalio also.

      The most successful capitalists are all pointing out there’s an issue here and that the poorest have no chance.

      Then the opposite argument is 100% old white men who inherited wealth…

      Any team that is 100% the same demographic is an enemy of democracy.

      Black lives matters or the trump squad… Race driven idiots defending ideas that shouldn’t even exist.

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    • peaches

      Nevermind the actual fucking studies at universities.

      You seriously think Jaykwon is gonna get as many interviews as Bradley?

      You don’t know a single 50 year old white guy in the financial industry who might not want a Jaykwon answering the phone?

      Seriously?

      You don’t even need to be racist to admit it lol.

      You think it’s bullshit that landlords don’t want black people in their homes?

      They might not want them there for fear that the neighbors are racist?

      It’s a lie that Bank of America got sued for racial discrimination in mortgage lending?

      I mean this shit went to court.

      You have trump in your name. You deny Ivy League University social experiments… Empirical data… Federal lawsuits

      And you wonder why we think your president is braindead?

      Besides his C average and bankrupt casinos…

      All the lawsuits and

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