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tla  ·  1430 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What Do You Think Would Happen if Black People Began Arming Themselves?

I changed it from "#Grendel". I can change it back if you prefer.

But given how you're making a topic about arming up, then ensuring that people responding factually know that it's a post about "black people protecting themselves with guns", getting angry at people for opting out of the discussion, and angry at people for thinking a race war, and then issuing a series of comments about "When shit goes down", I think it's fair to warn people before they come in.

If you don't want this to be a flamebait post, then don't make it one.

thesummerking  ·  1430 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No one painted anyone as racists.

1. Just because someone mentions black people arming themselves =/= race war.

2. Opting out of the discussion because.. what? Because something is happening you don't want to discuss? Okay.

3. Thinking a race war.. on ASSUMPTIONS which were already plainly pointed out.

4. Shit is going down RIGHT NOW -- hence the discussion.

5. No one made it "flamebait" -- peoples' inability to address the topic without making the same assumptions you just posted makes it one.

tla  ·  1430 days ago  ·  link  ·  

0. Not me.

1. Guns are made for 2 things. Sport and war. This isn't sport.

2. Opting out of the discussion because nobody is obliged to discuss anything.

3. Still not sport.

4. So are there black people defending themselves with the hypothetical guns they're arming with and why would I be worried about dying if it's not a race war you're talking about?

5. You're baiting the shit out of people here and responding in the most amazingly hostile way when they don't follow your script. Stop it.

thesummerking  ·  1430 days ago  ·  link  ·  

How about this:

Fuck you and fuck everyone on this site which I am now sure is at least 90% -- unreasonable -- white people?

I'm out.

tla  ·  1430 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It wouldn't surprise me if the site is predominantly white either.

But you know what? I'd hedge a bet that most of us understand why you're angry and why you're scared.

That doesn't make your behavior here acceptable. Your own fear has never been a good reason to make someone else afraid.