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  •  I was really bothered by this last night (1+ / 0-)
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    indubitably

    and I tried to figure out why I found your perspective so disturbing. And when I was just reading something unrelated today--I figured out what it was.

    You are advocating vigilantism. This is precisely what killed Trayvon Martin. Someone with incomplete information and prejudices acted outside the law, because he thought it was what was right for his community and he knew best.

    And you know what: I wouldn't have supported just acting on Zimmerman outside the law either. It wouldn't make it right.

    If that's what you want to be--I can't stop you. But I can ask you to think it through.

    “I apologise ...for not making myself clear. I should have said that this new age drivel is undermining the very fabric of our civilisation --@ProfBrianCox

    by mem from somerville on Sun May 06, 2012 at 09:49:48 AM PDT

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    •  I'm supporting disobedience (0+ / 0-)

      Civil if possible. Otherwise if necessary.

      I'm not supporting going out and attacking people, or anything like what happened to Treyvon.  To compare resisting racist laws to murdering a young black man because you were following him and you were scared is absurd.

      And you know what: I wouldn't have supported just acting on Zimmerman outside the law either. It wouldn't make it right.
       

      So then what do you do when the law systematically allows the murderers of black people to go free?  More importantly, what are you doing?

      There revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

      by AoT on Wed May 09, 2012 at 05:49:22 PM PDT

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    •  Although, this is all completely besides the point (0+ / 0-)

      which I would have realized if I had taken a second to read through the thread.  Mea Culpa.

      You are advocating for never taking action unless there is no reasonable doubt that what we are going to take action against is wrong.  Is that correct?

      There revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

      by AoT on Wed May 09, 2012 at 05:51:11 PM PDT

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