ITP guy tries to get me to stop trying to shut people up by essentially telling me to shut up. Three claps for you sir.
But I'm not trying to shut people up. I'm proposing a suggestion that these issues have no Acton able solution. Can I assume that, since you retreated from the main point of my post and decided to give me snark over some insignificant phrase, that you either agree with me or can't figure out how to argue against it?
I don't know if this is your point or if it's the opposite of your point, but I think the point of these discussions *should be* about trying to brainstorm what the underlying reasons for the things that happen and how to solve them.
For instance, I personally think the discrimination that happens against black people, violence, and the slavery that even though it's gone and done with, there is something else that we need to deal with. Kind of like when someone keeps sneezing and coughing, you can either grab some lozenges, or you can find out what the cause is and get rid of that. Maybe it's the flu and you need some medicine to wipe out the germs, maybe it's allergies and you need some antihistamine.
I feel like the way this black lives matter movement is going about it is the way lozenges act against a cough. It doesn't get rid of whatever is causing the cough, it just kind of temporarily numbs the throat to make the person feel better while the germs just multiply because you're not treating the disease correctly. Black lives matter fights racism with racism. It's not across the board that it's fighting racism with racism, but it happens way too frequently and it's not made clear enough to the people acting out like this that they are not welcome in this "equality" movement. And I put equality in quotations only for that reason, because it has the potential to be a great cause, but because of a lot of bad apples, the whole tree went rotten. Remove all the bad apples and you have a healthy tree. Remove the violent and and hateful blm members and you have a movement for equality and not for "equality".