Bryce wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 17, 2021 7:41 am
Honeyman wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:05 am
Neckbeard wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:19 pm
it must be really tough for bryce to go through life not knowing the difference between apple juice and orange juice.
Exactly. If Bryce couldn't use "whataboutism" as a reply for everything, more often than not totally out of context, he would not have a thing to post.
OK, explain to me how the events at the Capitol were a bigger threat to our democracy than police departments being ordered to stand down as cities burned, stores were looted and people were beaten and shot.
Doesn't matter which kind on juice you're drinking if they both have been pissed in.
There are similarities and differences here, but ultimately, the protests were much less of a "threat to democracy" than having a bunch of idiots literally taking possession of the halls of congress.
Like when you look at it, on both sides, there were people who used activist strategies to manipulate people to action. Both were destructive. But on ones side you had an exiting president participating in winding up these idiots while on the other, the leaders were hucksters who understand how to rile up people already upset about conditions that also knew how to not let a good tragedy go to waste. In the case of the Capitol, the people who busted in didn't really appear to have a valid purpose. They just appeared to have an entitledness about them that they believed they should be able to do these things because the guy they voted for lost. The basis for the protests was more understandable because its not unknown that black people are often harassed and abused by the police in the US. So when were considering "threat to democracy". I gotta be honest and say it seems a bigger threat when a president who just lost a damn election holds a role in whipping up these people.
Now as to police standing down, that isn't a novel concept. Risk assessment is important, and to consider whether using force or letting things cool down would be the best idea seems rational. The police couldn't really do that in the Capitol. At the Capitol, these idiots were literally going into offices, going into where our laws were made, they were on a damn hunt for lawmakers. At the protests, there were buildings burnt and people beaten, but cops being ordered to stand down doesn't appear to be a threat to democracy.