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1 hour ago, Loki said:

When all this is over, Kaepernick is going to be remembered in the same breath as Rosa Parks and MLK in my opinion.  He fucking broke a lot of this open by refusing to be silent, refusing to be gagged even as it cost him his career.  It takes people as visible as him to make personal sacrifices to kickstart a movement.

The US really is fuckety fucked right now.  A fascist, half-deranged President, an out of control pandemic, lockdown, race riots and 5 guns per capita.  The possibility of spinning into actual armed conflict on the streets is as real as it's been since the late 60s.

I'm not confident about the elections at all.  I think Trump will steal it, or declare the results null and void.

We're still in the first act.

Yep. When you've got a load of white people trying to explain to MLKIII why he's wrong about his own father's words about why "riots are the language of the unheard", it gives a glimpse into why the US is not getting better any time soon. Before, my initial thought was that the majority of White America simply needed to be shown the reality of what was going on, and they would attempt to correct their ignorance in the face of such horror, but when you have the sheer number of cases stacking up as they do, of which George Floyd is just the latest in a string of thousands, and there continues to be a disturbingly high number of apologists defending the indefensible, eventually there's no benefit of the doubt left to give. Not only are injustices being perpetrated without remedy for the victims, but America has shown it is not even interested in acknowledging the injustice, let alone addressing it. And I'm not just talking about the GOP; the Democrats have been dominated for too long by people who have no interest in making a true paradigm change. They simply want to curb capitalism's excesses, and nothing more. 

And yeh - it's going to be interesting in 2021. I wouldn't bet against Trump losing and refusing to recognise the loss. More likely, given how shit Biden is, I wouldn't be at all surprised if Trump won, and then tried to repeal the two-term limit. 

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Watching a live stream on ground in Austin Texas and an InfoWars vehicle got pelted. Unclear if Alex Jones was present but they got the fuck out of there.

Forgot Alex Jones is based there. He'll be milking footage of that for years.

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2 hours ago, Loki said:

When all this is over, Kaepernick is going to be remembered in the same breath as Rosa Parks and MLK in my opinion.  He fucking broke a lot of this open by refusing to be silent, refusing to be gagged even as it cost him his career.  It takes people as visible as him to make personal sacrifices to kickstart a movement.

https://deadspin.com/kap-tried-to-save-george-floyd-they-called-him-son-of-1843781205

A nice little write up of the Kap situation on Deadspin.

 

 

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I have a sneaking suspicion that Trump is trying to drag the virus out so he can either postpone the election, cancel it, or backdoor in because people most likely to vote against him don't want to risk going out to vote while there's a killer virus doing the rounds. 

Biden is doing a fantastic job of not getting himself elected though with his sexual assault allegations and saying you're not a real person of colour if you vote republican etc. 

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On slightly less serious note, the dumb fuck is currently doing his usual routine at NASA claiming tonight's launch is all thanks to his brilliance

Wouldn't trust the thundercunt with a sparkler

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Kap America.

 I feel there’s unused potential in that.

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Well so far it's caused a Nike and Adidas love-in and now Netflix have had enough.

Throw in Twitter censuring Trump for the first time, this feels bigger. Even the four biggest faces of capitalism are throwing their hats in the ring now. 

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It's all very well throwing "Black Lives Matter" onto your social media platform, but they need to explicitly go after the instigators of this, and that means Trump.  Otherwise it's just showboating.

Nike gets a pass as they've been bankrolling Kaepernick since he lost his job.

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7 hours ago, jazzygeofferz said:

I have a sneaking suspicion that Trump is trying to drag the virus out so he can either postpone the election, cancel it, or backdoor in because people most likely to vote against him don't want to risk going out to vote while there's a killer virus doing the rounds. 

Biden is doing a fantastic job of not getting himself elected though with his sexual assault allegations and saying you're not a real person of colour if you vote republican etc. 

A dead horse should feel like a more credible candidate than Trump, so it’s amazing that this is a country where there’s any doubt in the result of an election. 

I can’t imagine the Republicans will want to go hard on the sex assault allegations as Trump himself is likely a multi-time offender and perhaps even a rapist based on the allegations against him.

But the Biden accusations shouldn’t be ignored just because he’s a less-bad option than Trump. Clearly I don’t want to see that murderous psychopath back in office, but I also don’t think you should overlook these things when it suits to do that. I can only imagine what it must be like to be one of Biden’s accusers and to be made to feel not only like what happened to you doesn’t matter, but that you’re the bad person for bringing it up in the first place.

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2 hours ago, RedRooster said:

I can’t imagine the Republicans will want to go hard on the sex assault allegations as Trump himself is likely a multi-time offender and perhaps even a rapist based on the allegations against him.

I can imagine them going all in on those allegations against Biden, while ignoring or claiming media bias for the ones against Trump. And he’ll win. More decisively than last time. I love that people have hope he might not but even if he doesn’t, he’s never going to admit defeat, they’ll recount and recount and have to drag him out of the White House.

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8 hours ago, Loki said:

It's all very well throwing "Black Lives Matter" onto your social media platform, but they need to explicitly go after the instigators of this, and that means Trump.  Otherwise it's just showboating.

Nike gets a pass as they've been bankrolling Kaepernick since he lost his job.

Indeed. Throwing up a # means nowt, realistically, if these people of some influences are doing so and not following it up by using their considerable resources and influence for change. It's jumping on a bandwagon because you don't want to be labelled racist. It's the very least they can do.

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1 hour ago, HarmonicGenerator said:

I can imagine them going all in on those allegations against Biden, while ignoring or claiming media bias for the ones against Trump. And he’ll win. More decisively than last time. I love that people have hope he might not but even if he doesn’t, he’s never going to admit defeat, they’ll recount and recount and have to drag him out of the White House.

Biden's too mild-mannered, and too dim, to handle Trump. When the running starts proper, Trump will make a dozen random accusations and false claims, which will turn the entire run into trying to work which is true and which is false, and by November, no one will know what either party stands for, so the vote ends up on personality politics, Trump's wheelhouse. Biden doesn't stand a chance. At least Bernie came across like he didn't give a fuck.

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I can’t see anything but a Trump win. The impeachment just emboldened the whole “The establishment is against people like us” bollocks and it’s handed him a win. 

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