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[challenge entry] A handy guide

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(, Sat 6 Jun 2020, 19:57, archived)
# Carers going back to work on monday only to find their customers also holding up signs saying "I can't breathe, thanks"
(, Sat 6 Jun 2020, 20:03, archived)
(, Sat 6 Jun 2020, 20:06, archived)
# Wow, this care stuff sounds complicated
(, Sat 6 Jun 2020, 20:09, archived)
# just make a song and dance about it and bring cake
(, Sat 6 Jun 2020, 20:11, archived)
# Criminals don't matter.
And all protesters are shit.
(, Sat 6 Jun 2020, 20:12, archived)
# I wonder how many thousand people Derek Chauvin will have indirectly killed
(, Sat 6 Jun 2020, 20:17, archived)
(, Sat 6 Jun 2020, 20:22, archived)
# People are responsible for their own actions.
(, Sat 6 Jun 2020, 20:25, archived)
# I find it weird how much the death lurgy angle
gives me such conflicting thoughts on this. My local one was cancelled, so I assume its the same with the organisers.
(, Sat 6 Jun 2020, 23:16, archived)
# I saw pics of an Irish protest
with very good social distancing; it can be done, but of course everyone has to be on board
(, Sat 6 Jun 2020, 23:26, archived)
# And the issue with all this 'social distancing' is: you're completely at the mercy of idiots.
When I go out to buy food I'll try and keep as far away from everyone as possible, even trying to avoid sharing an aisle if I can. And yet I'll still have people come right up to me because they can't wait five fucking seconds for whatever I'm standing in front of.
And the worst behaviour is mostly from those wearing blue disposable masks. Plus the cunts think it's alright to just drop them on the ground once they get outside.
(, Sat 6 Jun 2020, 23:35, archived)
The problem is that while many do care about the cause, it's conflated with an anti-authority stance. And standing up against the police and standing up against the government telling you what to do dovetail nicely.

I think it's no coincidence that this black person is getting all the attention when not many bothered before... as it comes on the back of months of lockdown.
(, Sun 7 Jun 2020, 1:07, archived)
# I suspect it is more about the sheer sadism in this particular footage.
The footage went viral globally, and Trump ups his white nationalism rather than calming the situation.

BLM's demands all sound decent, and if there is a wider feeling it seems more antifascist than anti-authority.
(, Sun 7 Jun 2020, 10:06, archived)
# Well said.
The idiots complaining about rioters can all fuck off, they are fundamentally racists who value property and the status quo more than human life.

The cunts complaining about the lack of social distancing do have a point, but they are still cunts who can fuck off at this time.
(, Sun 7 Jun 2020, 13:58, archived)
Say that when you have a fucking dying parent who can't go out and can't get proper medical care because of the virus and people who can't obey the rules. Say that when your friend's parent died from covid.

I care about social distancing so I'm a CUNT? Really? I am he cunt? Fuck right off.

And as BAME people are more likely to die from this, they are screwing over the very people they claim to care about too.

FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND DEAD and people don't care. Yeah I'm the cunt.
(, Sun 7 Jun 2020, 15:45, archived)
# You're a cunt for making a racist troll meme primarily, and secondarily for suggesting that anti-fascists and anti-racists don't care about human life.
I can and do obey the rules as best as I can. I get annoyed by covidiots as much as the next cunt.

I also have sympathy & empathy for a historically abused race of people and I don't produce memes attacking BLM, even during a pandemic. I don't think I'd produce an attack on BLM even if one of my parents were dying through a pandemic.

But hey, by all means spend your impotent rage attacking the people you've already prejudged. As long as we're blaming each other, we're not blaming the government, and that's the main thing.
(, Sun 7 Jun 2020, 16:51, archived)
Racist troll meme? How DARE you. I fucking date a member of the BAME community, which is veering dangerously into "I have black friends" but it feels like I have to say something like that when I'm under attack. I know how racism affects him, so you can go fuck right off.

I made an observation about people who think lives do not matter as they have demonstrated, clearly. We're in the middle of a pandemic. I do support the cause, but not the continued violation of lockdown. You can't fix one right with another, potentially even more dangerous wrong.

For the reasons mentioned.

It's quite astonishing as a human being, to another human being, that even after I told you why this is of concern to me personally that you doubled down on calling me a cunt and added racist and troll to it.

I don't know if I am myself being trolled, or you're just heartless... but the end result is your words have consequences.

As your latest post is what looks like a black woman being degraded through porn and now your "meme", I think I know what camp you sit in. Both.
(, Sun 7 Jun 2020, 23:27, archived)
# Sorry I forgot that it's okay to be racist if your parents are dying.
Please accept my heartfelt apologies you stupid racist cunt.
(, Mon 8 Jun 2020, 13:49, archived)
I wish I could see you face to face. You wouldn't be such a brave troll then, trust me. Brave keyboard warrior with no self esteem, no worth. I pity you.

I truly pity you. I go from deep anger and pain caused by your words... to just pity. I'm arguing at this impotent little boy hiding his bedroom lashing out and expecting reason.

It is sad that you spew bile and hatred upon the world, but even worse that you wrap it in the blanket of good people standing up to racism to get away with it.

But we see through it. We see through it.

I hope you reflect on your behaviour one one day... I'm not religious, but I do believe in karma. And karma's a bitch.
(, Mon 8 Jun 2020, 14:46, archived)
# You want to see me face to face? Oooh, an internet tough guy!
I only pity what you're going through with your parent. That does not give you an excuse to express racist views or to threaten violence on the internet. It doesn't excuse you from making a right wing racist trolling meme attacking BLM.

I came here to chew bubblegum and take the piss out of your Hollywood tough guy cliches.
(, Mon 8 Jun 2020, 17:24, archived)
I'm sorry for your pain. Whatever led you to where you are, and that anger... I'm sorry for it.

I think BLM strikes a chord with you as it's people caring. And you want to shout for someone to care. God I know that feeling. You may have eight tons of shit you've had to deal with in your life, and I don't know or understand that. You probably just want someone to say "You okay?" Just for someone to show a moment compassion. Sadly so many people don't know how a quick message, just one WhatsApp to say "how are you?" can be worth so much. I've been so angry at times, and I feel upset that you're being angry despite being there.

FWIW I was alienated from a friend and I sent a message today. You have made me realise that life's too short to bear grudges and be angry. So you CAN have a positive impact.
(, Mon 8 Jun 2020, 23:50, archived)
# Shut up you racist troll.
(, Tue 9 Jun 2020, 14:26, archived)
*hugs* I forgive you.
(, Tue 9 Jun 2020, 20:46, archived)
# He’s just a fool, don’t sweat it.
(, Mon 8 Jun 2020, 14:45, archived)
Thanks mofaha, I do appreciate your message more than you'd expect!

Strangely this latest message just completely sucked out the anger and pain I was feeling, for the reasons I just typed above. I felt angry, now I just feel sad for him.
(, Mon 8 Jun 2020, 14:48, archived)
# Agreed
Although while it makes me uncomfortable, having thought quite a lot about it I'm now quite firmly of the opinion that these protests are a bad idea.

I've been to protests before, and I'll go to them in the future, but right now I don't see the benefits outweighing the negatives.

It's absolutely the case that structural racism and inequality kills people. And I recognise that there is a long history of civil rights protests been responded to with delayed promises and insufficient action. But I don't see what benefits there are to protesting this week that outweigh the serious risk of pushing us back into the exponential rise of a fatal virus - particularly one that disproportionately affects the less fortunate. Especially when any protests at this time have their message blunted not only by reactionary ignorance but also by legitimate public health concerns, with lots of people who would ususally be co-opted into a wider movement staying at home.

I'm still open to being convinced that I'm wrong, but right now I don't see it.

Anyway, I don't really know why I've put this here other than it was an opportunity for me to try and think things through a bit more.
(, Sun 7 Jun 2020, 10:12, archived)
# whereas VE day and trips to the beach are ok?
at least the protest has a goal beyond 'I wanted to enjoy the sunshine'
(, Sat 6 Jun 2020, 23:28, archived)
# Hear, hear.
(, Sun 7 Jun 2020, 13:23, archived)
No, they're not.

A field today I saw a football game on, another ball game, loads of groups. They act like 'mission accomplished'. Even as they bemoan our high death count, they go out as they're-two faced. I feel like this lockdown is the biggest lie that the population has told itself that it did.
(, Sun 7 Jun 2020, 23:29, archived)
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(, Sun 7 Jun 2020, 0:57, archived)