ududy wrote on Jul 11, 2020, 04:29:
TenNapel could be wiser, humbler and more humane in his criticism of others. No doubt about that. But he's also motivated from seeing some obviously dark sides to the phenomena discussed - if you can't see any you are blinder than him. BLM, for example, is a movement ripe with racism. Farrakhan is a hero of many of the people swearing by BLM (sorry for any generalizations, I'm sure there are many there who aren't fans), and he is an unabashed antisemite who operates freely on social media. People everywhere need to de-escalate themselves and stop demonizing other people - whether they are cops, black, white, christian or homosexual.
You are right, it'd be nice if people all around de-escalated. Please inform the police to stop treating the people they ostensibly exist to protect as the enemy, killing and assaulting them at will. I'm sure somebody, somewhere, who supports BLM also supports Farrakhan, but it seems disingenuous to say he's in any way connected with the majority( or even 'many' as you say) of BLM supporters. Farrakhan is old enough that I doubt most BLM protesters even really know who he is. Antisemitism seems to be a problem all over right now, I'll agree to that. Unfortunately it seems to crop up any time people are pissed off; traditional group to irrationally blame? However you, and TenNapel, are making the same prejudiced mistake that seems to be occurring quite often, sometimes deliberately: confusing the actions of some statistically insignifcant portion of violent rioters with what has been an overwhelmingly non-violent (on the protestor side) movement. I know, it's human to have a hard time to separate individuals from a group, mentally, but it's something everyone has to work on, so you don't end up judging many by the actions of a few. It's easy to get confused by this last bit, as right wing media loves to focus on an individual bad actor and claim all the millions of protestors across the country are the same way.
As far as TeNapel, anyone who calls Covid19 "fake"at this point should be seen as somebody who has lost touch with reality. TenNapel also seems to ignore overwhelming evidence of systemic racism in the United States, but once again, he's ignoring reality.