I’m not saying we need to look at his eyes to determine guilt. I used an idiom, a turn of phrase. I’m emphasizing that not only do his actions caught on video prove he’s a murderer, but he also has the eyes that psychopaths usually do: blank, cold stare. If you want see cuteness in his eyes and you want to cheer him on. Fine. But stop constantly getting offended and misconstruing things just to get offended.
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Look like normal eyes to me. But, what would I know? I’m just a liberal.
I’ll admit it’s subjective.
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Yes, it's true. Are you seriously telling me that you don't have any Muslim friends, colleagues or neighbors? I mean, I realise that some elite white Americans live in gated, segregated communities but it's hard for ordinary folk to get their heads round such isolation.
cliche after cliche, stereotype after stereotype. Now I’m starting to wonder if you really have Muslim mates.
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As if the video evidence isn’t enough, look at those eyes; they’re the eyes of a murderer. Cold, passionless, void, soulless.
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Muslims who claim they want assimilate into the western society in which they have decided to move, need to respect the culture and adopt the norms of that society. But we all know they do not intend to assimilate. Rather, the responsibility is on the host society to assimilate to them and roll out the red carpet for them, often at the expense of the native citizens. Who can forget Merkle kicking out her own elderly citizens from their nursing homes so the buildings could be used to house Muslim refugees. Enough is enough. Don’t come to a western country if you hate us and our way of life. Stay in your country. If I and my wife took a vacation in a Muslim country, we’d be expected to follow the rules: no public touching or affection, no pork available, no alcohol. My wife may not be able to rent a car. She definitely has to cover her head. And I wouldn’t complain. Because that’s their country. But do Muslims ever return the favor? C’mon man! You know the truth.
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I made a mistake a about the DA dropping the charges. That was a different case. The case I was talking about where an elderly man was robbed.
It’s quite sad that in this day in America, racism is blatantly tolerated and practiced by the left. It’s disturbing what the article says. For example:
The San Francisco district attorney’s office said Monday it is withdrawing charges and pursuing a “restorative justice” model against a 20-year-old man arrested in the robbery of an elderly Asian man in his 70s that was captured on a video that went viral.
I wonder what kind of justice the criminal would receive if he’d been white. No question mark because that’s a redundant question.
I wonder what would be the tone of the media reports if he’d been white.
We have blatant racially motivated hate crimes caught on video, and the response is: because of slavery, because of discrimination, because of poverty. We’ll overlook the severity of your hate crime. How can we have justice and equality when this madness is now a major thread in the fabric of our culture. It’s racism, bigotry, hatred, criminal, and disgusting. But not calling it so because the perp is black is even more repugnant.
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Fix the education problem in the US and many things will be fixed.
Totally agree. Unfortunately, even though so much money has been thrown at the public schools—and because the democrats, who are close with teacher’s union, have routinely squandered that money; and because geography has been cut from the curriculum—a big problem is the average American doesn’t know that there are Asians other than Chinese. Sure they know Korean, Thai, Japanese, Vietnam, etc; but only in terms of food. So the average American, who’s unfortunate to be a product of the democratic-run public school system thinks all Asians are automatically Chinese. It’s unbelievable that democrats still vigorously oppose school vouchers.
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Prior to four years ago, the MAGA-mobs would have been too ashamed to do something like this...
I know you’re always on the hunt to blame Trump and his supporters for everything, but the the person who killed the old man in SF was not a maga guy. He was a poc; aka, a victim. So we had a victim on victim crime. And because this was a victim on victim crime, the DA have decided to drop the murder charge. It’s hilarious how people think white supremacy and maga people are committing these crimes, when in reality it’s pocs. But, I know, I know, that’s racist. But even a poster here knows the truth:
I am Filipino and relatives of mine who live in southern California have been told to "go back to your country" by other races.
Trump haters are so consumed with Trump that they’re brains have become smooth.
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Did the West intervene? NO!
Well, the Catholic Church did something.
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Let far right individuals constantly bleating about the glories of market capitalism start their own toy companies.
Ahhgg! The dunder heids. Liberals are the ones for free market capitalism.
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Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
And another one gone and another one gone
Another one bites the dust
Hey I'm gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust
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Like you just did in avoiding Trump's racism that was pointed out?
No. I started my post by stating my agreement. Then I simply asked the democratic poster if they equally condemned the racism from the other side. If the poster openly abandoned their double standards and acknowledged the hypocrisy, the hyper-partisanship, I’d take what they say more seriously. But as it stands, the poster is clearly one-sided in their condemnation of racism.
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Donald Trump's legacy WRT Black Americans can be summed up in three examples;
His admission in the 70's when sued that he did in fact discriminate against Blacks in his properties...
His statement that "there are very fine people, on both sides"....when talking about white supremacists and Nazis...
His giving the Medal of Freedom to an individual who told a Black caller; "Take that bone out of your nose and call me back"...
I agree with all of this. But what would you say about Biden working with segregationist? We remember what VP Harris said during the debates. What would you say about Biden attending the funeral of a former kkk grand cyclops? Giving the former clansman heaps of praise. What about Biden’s crime bill? What would you say about Biden saying poor kids are just as bright and talented as white kids? What about him saying black kids are like roaches and like playing with the blond hairs on his legs? What about Biden saying black and brown people don’t know how to use a computer and log on? What about Biden saying “You got the first mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.” (That’s in reference to President Obama. Up until Obama, according to Biden, there were no good looking, articulate black men.) What about when Biden said this: “Unlike the African-American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly diverse attitudes about different things.”
Will you hold Biden to the same standards as you do trump? Or is Biden’s racism somehow forgivable, or understandable? Will you equally denounce racism no matter what side?
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Blacks have to worry more about the police than Covid.
If you’re not black, then you don’t know what they have to worry about. And even then, you can’t paint entire race with a broad brush.
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donald showed utter disregard for the lives of the colored.
Didn’t know it was throwback Thursday. I see we’re bringing it back to the old school. The days of Jim Crow. In the words of Psaki, we’ve come full circle.
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Since they failed miserably at trying to delegitimize Trump, and that rather both support and popularity for Trump increased from 2016 to 2020, it seems the next connivance is to try to erode Trump’s popularity by squandering millions of taxpayers’ money on frivolous law suits.
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While the situation renders factors such as the perpetrator’s motive unknown, it is still important to take a step back and acknowledge this incident within an international context.
This writer isn’t even hiding it. They want us all to look at it through racist glasses even when racism may not be involved. The white liberal agenda will always deem pocs as victims by default. These pocs can’t even qualify as regular victims of crime like white humans can. Though outwardly attacked more aggressively, the white liberal agenda as down graded the severity of the crime. Instead of random attacks on people—which is much scarier and more dangerous, this writer simply says no: it was a simple case of racism. Either that or they just need a story real bad.
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I wonder how long the taxi driver will wait before he/she sends the taxi bill to the grieving family.
And he/she should. The driver may have a family to provide for. The jumper selfishly robbed the driver of time and money—essentially bread from the mouths of the driver’s family. Then the shutdown of traffic, affecting the lives of others. People don’t care. Just self-righteous indignation.
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Pro-Trump commenters rather like to give the impression that they all form one dedicated block of people who are going to stick with Trump come hell or high water all the way through to 2024 and beyond.
Sure. But a lot of the Trump frenzy is media-inspired. Opinion pieces like this, because of accountability journalism, masquerade as honest journalism. People can’t even tell the difference anymore. That’s how bad it is.
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What part of the paragraph you quoted do you dispute?
The whole article uses loaded words that that appeal to the emotions and mischaracterizations of the anti-Trump crowd. The paragraph specifically paints the “base” as consisting solely of far right groups and capitol rioters. It paints all 75 million voters of Trump as some kind of loonies. And when the media promotes this, it shuts down democracy by vilifying the other party and its constituents’ voice as that of a fringe maniac. The majority of Trump supporters are not those people. But thanks to this, their voices, in the end, will be what is tantamount to disenfranchisement.
Also, if you’ve ever been a news consumer in late 20th/ early 21st century, then you know this is an opinion piece in reality. The article would be totally fine if it were featured in the op-ed.
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Each network actively appeals to Trump's base conservative audience. And the way the interviews were conducted illustrates how difficult it may be to change the minds of supporters who believe the former president's unfounded narrative.
For me, it’s not necessarily that I believe Trump’s narrative. It’s paragraphs like these, that remain steady after four years, that make it difficult for me to believe the media’s narrative about Trump.
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MS13 is your new bogeyman?
no. Jsacp turned it into a a straw man argument and ran with it like Usain bolt.
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Oh, I see, so you're just advocating putting all children of immigrants in rockets and shipping them to the sun? Gotcha... I see...
Can’t we all just get along.
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And fortunately, you're not in charge of the country!
But I am the next best thing: A registered voter.
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Out of 328 million ? That's 0.003%. Would you really call that "A LOT!"?
There are about 17,000 serious injuries related to escalators in the US each year. Escalators wreak much more mayhem on the american population than MS-13.
One is too many when they’ve a gun to your head. But that’s not the point. The point is that ms 13 do cross the border. They do harm citizens. So asking about ms 13 or attempting to stop them is not racist are baiting or bigotry.
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Between 2012 and 2017, out of 260 000 unaccompanied minors processed by border authority, 56 had confirmed or suspected affiliation with MS-13. Those are the numbers. 56 minors in 5 years, ouf ot 260000. That's 0.02%. There's probably even less for actual asylum seekers.
I agree. Think about the ones that got through undetected. Think about the ones that agents wrongly didn’t classify as ms 13. At least we’ve established that ms 13 is crossing the border. Now, how do we go about admitting legitimate asylum seekers, welcoming immigrants the legal way, all while rooting out me 13 and other desirables? I don’t have the answer, but I know it ain’t giving asylum to 11 million and free this and free that.
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A rather baiting and self righteous question.
But you can’t keep doing that. You can’t keep calling basic questions and statements as automatically racist or baiting because it makes you uncomfortable or it clashes with your ideology. That’s a legitimate question. Many ms 13 infiltrate real asylum seekers as well as caravans breaching the border. Check the FBI databases that are open to the public. Ms 13 is real. They’ve rained mayhem on US cities. So the question is not loaded, it’s not racist. It’s addressing a real problem that Trump tried to fix. Calling everything racist derails all progress. Many immigrants of Hispanic heritage suffer at the hands of ms 13 because they live in the same neighborhoods. You’re just hurting your cause by doing this.
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The focus on "black communities" and insinuating that most are not educated didn't help?
ok. I’m a little confused though. Part of the democratic gospel is that there’s an education gap between blacks and whites. They tell us of the disparity in math, reading, and science. They say blacks drop out at alarming rates. If this is true, then at least jobs not requiring a formal education are available to people who’d seem to need them disproportionately. All the poster did was state a fact: illegal immigrants, many without education themselves, and because of no papers, will most likely compete with African Americans who, according to democratic gospel, suffer from a lack of a good education and therefore are more likely to be stuck in low paying fields. Isn’t that the whole premise is systematic racism? And another thing, since when is a focus on blacks racist? Don’t we all focus on everybody? Do you consider African Americans special? Or off limits?
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Show some proof that he considered every immigrant a threat.
The wall. He hates Mexicans.
Proof that so-called liberal humanitarians think Mexican and immigrant are synonyms. Abstract concepts in their minds. Not real people. Plenty of immigrants, legal and illegal, other than Mexicans. Maybe p. Smith was right: a little too early for the informal racism.
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No matter how much the dems and the media try to make me do so, I will not analogize what happened on Jan. 6 with what happened on Sept. 11. What happened on Jan. 6 needs to be investigated thoroughly and with integrity; but not with vindictiveness and still boiling rage over Trump becoming president in the first place. Most of all, if at all possible, the investigation needs to proceed without Pelosi.
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