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Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General)

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Unless the Police forces are actively telling people they can’t join unless they’re white, isn’t it on the minorities themselves to decide they’d like to be officers in their community? It’s not like the Police can force them to join.
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A billionaire is freaking out that a Warren presidency might kill his gravy train. Ignores all data to the contrary.




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A lot of police forces around the nation have been accused of disenfranchisement of minority enrollees. Some have even been brought up on remand.
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No, but they might want to consider how welcoming their culture is. For instance, women often steer clear of jobs which they suspect might lead to sexual harassment. And minorities might fear being caught between police and their communities if said groups have an antagonistic relationship, or struggle with respecting the officers they would be expected to work with due to a presumption of bad faith.

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I see. There’s basically no way out of racial politics, even if everyone on Earth hypothetically had the same skin color.
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Would we even bicker about racial politics if everyone was of the same skin color?
Of course. Just look how many jokes there are stereotyping people for having a particular hair color.
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It appears that whistleblower complaint against Trump is about him repeatedly pressuring Ukraine to spy on Biden.

We’re nearly 3 years into him being lambasted about supposed collusion with Russia, and here he is trying to do the same with Ukraine.
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Would we even bicker about racial politics if everyone was of the same skin color?


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Would we even bicker about racial politics if everyone was of the same skin color?

Just so you know, I don’t see any difference between Greeks and other European races as well as Americans but they were somehow not considered white.
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Surprise, surprise, when transnational corporations outsource their factories into third world countries where they can skimp on safety fees and hire beggars for dirt cheap while selling their goods in developed societies for a big profit, they don’t tend to give a shit about caring for the environment either.
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What’s the fine line of rational skepticism before you go full batshit insane conspiracy theorist?

Basically the fine barrier between Neil Tyson and Alex Jones.

Someone have a chart of that?
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I’ve seen a lot of youth political action in my time. I remember the "Occupy" movement and the like.

I’ve never seen anything like these climate marches. There is a palpable anger and frustration in them. The kind of anger that doesn’t go away.

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To Media, No Democrat Can Possibly Be Right-Wing

The media do report on the split, but they never identify the latter as representing the right at all. In fact, the phrase “right-wing Democrat” has not appeared in the New York Times for over 30 years.

Last week, the Boston Herald (7/11/19) decried Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib and Omar as far-left “bullies” who were undermining Pelosi, and “sowing division” at a time when the party “needs to project a unified—and more centrist—front to retain its majority and knock Donald Trump from office.” The piece did not, however, scrutinize Pelosi’s political positions—or even identify them at all.

This is a common occurrence in media, and has the effect of normalizing the right wing of the party as the default. Constantly reminders that Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez and co. are leftists prime the news consumer to be on the defensive. “You are about to hear socialist propaganda,” is the subtle message delivered. But an analogous message is not transmitted if others are not identified as on the right. Understanding the power of this technique, in 2015, nearly 90,000 Britons signed a petition asking the BBC, in the interests of even-handedness, to start describing Prime Minister David Cameron as “right-wing,” just as it constantly called Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn “left-wing.”

Another Democrat not only on the right of the party, but on the right side of the political spectrum more generally, is Joe Biden, a current frontrunner for the presidential nomination. Biden began his political career by opposing busing and maintained a very close friendship with arch-segregationist Strom Thurmond until his death, performing the eulogy at his funeral. Among the most hawkish of Democrats, he strongly supported the Iraq War and even boasted he was the true author of George W. Bush’s PATRIOT Act. He opposed immigration and suggested using troops against undocumented workers.

As a senator from Delaware, he is a friend of large finance and tech corporations, and blocked student debt forgiveness. In this election cycle, he opposes Medicare for All and claimed that billionaires were being “demonized,” assuring them that if he were president, “nothing would change” about America. “I need you very badly,” he told a group of extremely wealthy donors. He also suggests moving the party to the right by working with the GOP.

Despite this, Biden describes himself as “center-left,” as do media (e.g. Politico, 6/8/19; Real Clear Politics, 6/12/19; Wall Street Journal, 6/3/19). As the Washington Examiner (6/21/19) noted, the dilemma for the party was between picking a leftist like Sanders or steering a “center-left” course with Biden.
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Successfully positioning yourself in the center is a powerful rhetorical and psychological tactic. Many people like to think of themselves as in the middle. The center is often considered (wrongly) as the default position, and therefore free of bias, as opposed to those on the extremes, which hold negative connotations.

As explored previously (FAIR.org, 3/23/19), every political organization Washington supports is presented as a moderate, centrist force. Indonesian military dictator General Suharto, who presided over genocides against ethnic Chinese and Timorese, was described as a moderate (Christian Science Monitor, 2/6/87). The New York Times (3/7/33) even described the “new moderation in the political atmosphere” in Germany as Hitler came to power, while the Philadelphia Daily Bulletin (1/30/33) praised his “indications of moderation” (cited in the Daily Beast, 12/20/15).

Even Donald Trump Jr., someone not noted for his high intellect and political wisdom, is in on this trick. Writing in The Hill (7/11/19), he “warns” us that if the Democrats undermine “centrist” “moderates” like Pelosi, allowing “radical left” “extremists” like Ocasio-Cortez to come to power, his father will be assured of winning the next election. This has to be the apotheosis of the “Inexplicable Republican Best Friend” trope (FAIR.org, 2/26/19), in which media conservatives offer supposedly good-faith advice to Democrats on how to beat them (which always entails surrendering progressive principles and embracing conservative policies).

Corporate Democrats have now begun to use the “this is why Trump won/will win” tactic on the left. The Washington Examiner (7/10/19) warns the “left-wing elites” that their single-minded charge towards is socialism will isolate and alienate them from “moderate Democrats” and the vast political center of America. Instead, they must be “pragmatic” and choose the best candidate: Joe Biden.
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All these attempts at censorship by our governments is going to lead to people taking their lives if they succeed:

This person nearly took their own life as a result of the SESTA/FOSTA and ACTA2/Article13 insanity as well as the United Nations wanting to criminalize art and fiction.

Seriously people, our governments want oppression and the fact that people are more interested in a retarded AREA 51 raid just fucking astounds me.
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