Hagels_Bagels

Hagels_Bagels wrote

Reply to by !deleted19869

I don't know what to think. I'm white and if I were living in those areas in the US I would be protesting too. I knew that as soon as I saw the video of the murder. I don't give a fuck about police stations, police cars, Target, McDonalds or Starbucks. I hope they get looted and absolutely trashed. I hope stormtrooper riot police get their behinds kicked in. And I would be really tempted to partake in things like that as a white person, in solidarity. But the fact that I might be perceived as being "opportunistic" or trying to shift blame to black people, or would be trying to impose something onto black protesters is a thought that makes me uncomforable.

Seeing some of the videos on Twitter primarily, something doesn't sit right with me. I've seen a white police officer holding a sobbing young black person in his arms saying "we're all in this together". Like fuck we/they are?! People being murdered by pigs are not "in this together" with pigs. If you're a cop at a protest, you're part of the problem.

It's hard to see where the line is sometimes, and I think it comes down to ideology? I've seen a white protester being forcibly handed over to pigs for chiselling at a sidewalk. I remember seeing a white girl on a Unicorn Riot livestream being recorded by people twerking to some music while the protest was going on, and I was just thinking "wyd?" I've now seen white people spraying "BLM" onto Starbucks, as well as another white person calmly coming out and smashing windows with a hammer. I've also seen two black people confronting each other about whether rioting and looting is justified.

If there were no white people at any of the protests then the message would be that white people don't care about racism or the murder of black people. But the actual black people at the protests are upset and disapprove of the way some white people take action.

What I'm trying to say in a very lengthy way is I don't want this radical uprising which could actually be taken seriously by the people in power, and and make real change, to be hijacked by liberals, regardless of race. Surely nothing is going to be accomplished by small peaceful protests at this time.

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Hagels_Bagels wrote (edited )

According to the Constitution, appointments to the Supreme Court and to the lower federal courts are made by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, though presidents have rarely consulted the Senate before making a nomination.

Edit: I'd like to think if it were democratic, Brett Kavanaugh wouldn't have been elected/appointed. But perhaps I have too much faith in society.

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Hagels_Bagels wrote

A crap, a mod! You better hand over your moderation to all the subscribers of this sub, otherwise you're enforcing hierarchy, you fascist!

hahahaha

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Hagels_Bagels wrote

For being an app to, well, send and receive messages, it does just about everything wrong:

I've tried signal desktop as well, but I couldn't get it to really work. I was originally expecting it to show up with the text threads from my phone with contacts, but neither of them are synced between the desktop and mobile after pairing it to your mobile number. And I think the app has to be running on the PC to detect new texts from your phone, or else it wont show up. Meaning if you are relying on it to check your texts, without it being run 24/7, there is a fairly good chance you will miss the texts. What's even the point of using it or even it's existence if it is such a hassle?

The mobile version I like though. Even though I've never came across anyone else who uses it, meaning none of my texts will be encrypted anyway. Oh well, maybe I will come across someone who uses it someday.

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