Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by editor, Jan 20, 2019.
Sadly, there are a lot of them about, and they are, as they say, the "leaders of tomorrow."
And, the media continue to trash Nathan Phillips, still repeating the lie that he claimed to be a Vietnam Vet (he said he served in "Vietnam times" which it was,) and now this piece about his "Criminal Record" - a $200 fine for assault and a year's probation for underage drinking at age 19 (funny how Brett Kavanaugh confirmed during the SCOTUS hearings that he'd drunk alcohol under the legal age, but oddly, no criminal record.) It also lists other offenses he was charged with - negligent driving, driving without a license, destruction of property and escaping from jail - but he wasn't actually convicted of any of these.
These all happened when he was just a few years older than the Sandemann kid. Headline makes it sound like he's a career criminal, ffs. No mention that he was taken away from his parents at age 5 and spent the rest of his childhood in and out of foster care, but he's not white, so even mitigating factors aren't allowed.
Meanwhile, Sandmann's parents pay a PR firm to change the narrative to him being the victim, complete with a soft soap one to one interview on NBC's national breakfast time programme. Invitation to the White House issued and already, he's being seen as a hero for standing his ground after rude treatment from Black and brown men while simultaneously being lauded as a victim of the media and liberals.
Good piece here -
Black Children Don’t Have Nick Sandmann’s Rights
Though one does think there must be an interesting story to getting accused of escaping from jail and being found innocent.
he served trump didnt
There it is.
Has got the smug look down to a t though.
At least it's not a long walk to the bin.
Or with a pen and some Tippex, you could make it say something like "STAN, YOU'RE GROUNDED."
I don't think his name was actually Stan, but who gives a fuck.
There what is?
Fuckface being turned into the poster boy for 'standing up to the libs', possibly?
Stand your ground is the legislation that allowed zimmerman to kill trayvon martin. It means kill black people they are robbers and thieves etc
Yeah, the conflation seemed a little odd, I wasn't sure whether it was accidental.
Yer poster is missing the scope sights over yer man
Take poster down
Guillotine useless slogan at bottom
Put on scope sights
Wasn't actually used as a defence in the travyon murder case.
The law isnt a bad law in itself it removes the duty to retreat i.e you have to run away even if someones actually attacking you bit late at that point.
Unfortunatly fuckwits who havnt read the law or anything apart from bits of the bible possibly? Think muttering "Imma standing mah ground "allows you to kill with impunity sometimes to does sometimes it doesnt
Well, some argue that removal of the duty to retreat leads to scenes where the evidence is consistent with both that and shooting someone because they were on your property.
You think it was accidental?
I think it goes further than how it was used in the TM case. This smug cunt in a maga hat is being used as a poster boy for all kinds of back pedals and double down on civil, equitable rights.
Its mostly because yanks think guns are appopiate ways to settle arguements and or people think being a violent areshole wont end badly when everybody is armed.
I think whoever put it up might have been dumb enough to miss the connection, but yeah, probably not.
Why else would a person make that poster and then post it up?
The conflation is quite deliberate.
It’s a reference to the stand your ground laws, which in the South is itself always made with reference to Old Dixie and all the attending garbage baggage.
Racism is a constant backdrop to the every single incident and interaction in the South, to a degree that really isn't fully understood or recognised outside the South. It’s the context for everything, absolutely everything.
That both says nothing, and says the wrong thing about racism in the South. It’s very hard to explain to anyone who’s not been there.
I don’t doubt that, but did you really mean to reply to your own post?
Yes. I was commenting on the inadequacy of my own post. My inability to say anything useful about how racism works in the South.
I thought you'd made a good point myself.
Assholes gonna be assholes.
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