Post by hotwheelsepic on Sept 27, 2016 20:47:38 GMT
OK, so I'm not sure if this is actually hitting home for you. I know the US doesn't do irony - your national character is far too optimistic for the culturally British cynicism that affects the Anglosphere. So maybe you don't appreciate the irony inherent in the bolded sentence.
Because basically, what you're saying is, if you had people infringing on your rights. That's fundamentally what the Independence war was about; no taxation without representation is not a try for natural justice, it's that tax can't be levied on territories not represented in parliament. So when systemic inequalities exist and there is no recognition of them, much less any avenue to recourse, it's defensible in your view for people to resort to violence and the like?
This is not atypical, mind you. History is littered with people, tired of being repressed, rising up. Vladimir Illych Ulyanov, aka Lenin, wrote extensively on this point.
But you draw the line at affording people, who aren't white (because in America, rights are colour-based), the same legitimacy. Which is inherently racist, whether you acknowledge it or not.
Now, the Guardian - or Granuaid, for our UK friends - has been tracking police deaths in America: www.theguardian.com/us-news/series/counted-us-police-killings
It contains a database for searching people killed by police, as well as analysis of the over-militarisation of US police (which enhances rather that deflates conflict), the culture of permissiveness that allows it, and more.
There's also the UN Special Rapporteur into the Freedom of Assembly's recent findings, which highlight systemic inequality towards blacks: freeassembly.net/news/usa-statement/
If you think it's false statistics, you're utterly deaf to what's happening and that's almost certainly because of the colour of the people calling out injustices.
But on the side of rights being color based (also if you bring up the spelling of "color", fuck you) is for the most part false. You cant deny that our president is black, can you? You can say all you want about Obama (no problem if you dont like him) but you cant deny that he is not white.
The way you are saying things make it seem like black people have it worse than they did in the 40's.
There is undoubtedly racism, but not to that extreme of an extent.
Its not like because i'm half black, I cant walk into a hospital and get treated.
Also can we please stop bringing the UK pride (yes endersai, I know you are australian) into this? America can be a funny punchline, but in all seriousness, its not like we are the worst, most racist, most corrupt country out there.