Should the Black Panthers be able to carry loaded AK 47s parade?

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Alonzo X

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Should the Black Panthers be able to carry loaded AK 47s in there 100 men strong parade?
I think they should. It would make people think twice before they got together a mob and tried to lynch them.
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Alonzo X wrote:
Should the Black Panthers be able to carry loaded AK 47s in there 100 men strong parade?
I think they should. It would make people think twice before they got together a mob and tried to lynch them.
Although the good old "background check" may throw a wrench in the works.

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Alonzo X wrote:
I think they should. It would make people think twice before they got together a mob and tried to lynch them.
yea like anything like THAT would ever happen! pray tell when is the last incident of such?
AllAmerican

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Russia1513 wrote:
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yea like anything like THAT would ever happen! pray tell when is the last incident of such?
I don't ever remember hearing of any physical viloence inflicted, or threatened on the BPP. Not saying it never happened, but it's certainly not in the news everyday.
Moe

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The Black Panthers use to have regular parades with rifles. They were following the spirit of Malcom X who said "by any means necessary."

It was quite a site and made white America tremble until gun control supported by the NRA stopped it.
Moe

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from: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/01/12/the-n...

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/01/12/the-n...

During the Civil Rights era, the NRA lobbied in favor of gun control, particularly the Gun Control Act of 1968, which banned gun sales by mail and required licensing of arms dealers and owners. At that time, gun control was aimed at left-leaning groups; the Black Panther Party in particular. This all came to a head when the Panthers began their police patrols, where they would show up at the scenes of arrests to notify those being arrested of their Constitutional rights, and not bothering to conceal the weapons they were carrying. Presumably in response to this activity, California Legislator Don Mulford introduced a bill that would ban carrying weapons in public, even if they were displayed. The Panthers protested the bill, but on May 2, 1967 it was signed into law.

This effectively put a stop to the police patrolling activities of the Black Panthers. After that, the NRA had a huge change of heart, fearing that the government would take their guns away as well. They began to advocate and lobby for gun rights. What you see today is a result of paranoia and fear from a different era, and, well, likely quite a bit of racism.

It is important to understand the history of the NRA as an organization, and to realize just how they came to be the dangerous, borderline terrorist organization they are today. They were not always in favor of anyone and everyone having as many guns as they wanted, however they wanted them, wherever they wanted them. They’ve been quite…*ahem*…selective about whose guns should be controlled and whose guns should not. Once the left-wingers were disarmed, the NRA had to make sure that people of a more congenial (to them) conservative temperament could stay armed.

This reeks of racism to me. Disarm a civil rights group, but, once that is done, do a complete 180° and turn into a group of mostly conservative white men who think “more guns” is the answer to everything? This seems more than fishy to me. NRA, are you not only a crazy organization, but a racist one as well?
Moe

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Russia1513 wrote:
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yea like anything like THAT would ever happen! pray tell when is the last incident of such?
I remembering bumming around the deep south in the early seventies and hitching here and there. There was a lot of scary racism still going on out in the small towns.

People would bragged about how many n...... they had lynched.

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Moe wrote:
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I remembering bumming around the deep south in the early seventies and hitching here and there. There was a lot of scary racism still going on out in the small towns.
People would bragged about how many n...... they had lynched.
That's horrible, Moe. Seriously.

See, not everyone who SEEMS racist, is.
Listen, to clear the air, I really don't think I'm a racist (I know, I know, who cares what I-I-I think; only what YOU think).

I work with wonderful people all day long, some of whom are spot-on terrific, and some who drag their feet all day long. Some are black, and some are white.

I will be the first to admit, in the presence of a black person, that my lips are too thin and my ass is too flat. I usually can get a chuckle out of that. I am always more eager to display self-deprecation, particularly when it's true. That way, black people can feel comfortable around me and can't think that I'm putting on airs, or too 'uppity'.
My black co-worker and I share anecdotes of all kinds, all day long. I am unafraid to refer to someone who is black, as black, when I am asked "Well, what did this person look like?" Why should I be afraid? I am asked to fix my black co-workers hair (she has dreads), sometimes, when she is in a rush and can't put it up herself (she had a stroke before I met her, making her arm almost entirely unusuable). I gladly oblige. She has wonderful bouncy clean dreadies, and she trusts me to put my hands on her head. I tell her when she needs to start twisting her roots up, because it's hard to see the top of your head sometimes. This is the same woman, btw, who exclaimed one day, unbidden, that America was the best place on the planet, and that she was GRATEFUL her people were brought here; because 'nowhere else on the planet have black people enjoyed the kind of wealth, affluence, opportunity, and abundance than in this country, and I wouldn't trade places with ANYONE from outside this country, ever.'
She said THIS, to ME.

What do you think of that? Kinda puts the kibosh on all your suppositions, eh?

I don't like when someone assumes, via a pixelated screen, exactly who and what I am. It's obvious I'm not what you think. If you don't agree, then you truly do have an issue, and it's not anti-racism. It's something else entirely, what, I do not know.
AllAmerican

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Moe wrote:
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I remembering bumming around the deep south in the early seventies and hitching here and there. There was a lot of scary racism still going on out in the small towns.
People would bragged about how many n...... they had lynched.
But what I keep telling you is that all of this racism, KKK and BPP talk has nothing to do with me. I have my likes and dislikes about everybody, but it is never based on color. I am not a slave owner, or KKK member, or gun fanatic, even though I do own guns. In fact, the only group that I really dislike as a whole, are hitchhikers..lol
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AllAmerican wrote:
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But what I keep telling you is that all of this racism, KKK and BPP talk has nothing to do with me. I have my likes and dislikes about everybody, but it is never based on color. I am not a slave owner, or KKK member, or gun fanatic, even though I do own guns. In fact, the only group that I really dislike as a whole, are hitchhikers..lol
Chill. Quit trying to reason with these trolls.
Start having some fun with it all.
Rooster

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nuffsaid wrote:
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Chill. Quit trying to reason with these trolls.
Start having some fun with it all.
Are you wanting to lynch someone again?
Moe

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Russia1513 wrote:
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That's horrible, Moe. Seriously.
See, not everyone who SEEMS racist, is.
Listen, to clear the air, I really don't think I'm a racist (I know, I know, who cares what I-I-I think; only what YOU think).
I work with wonderful people all day long, some of whom are spot-on terrific, and some who drag their feet all day long. Some are black, and some are white.
I will be the first to admit, in the presence of a black person, that my lips are too thin and my ass is too flat. I usually can get a chuckle out of that. I am always more eager to display self-deprecation, particularly when it's true. That way, black people can feel comfortable around me and can't think that I'm putting on airs, or too 'uppity'.
My black co-worker and I share anecdotes of all kinds, all day long. I am unafraid to refer to someone who is black, as black, when I am asked "Well, what did this person look like?" Why should I be afraid? I am asked to fix my black co-workers hair (she has dreads), sometimes, when she is in a rush and can't put it up herself (she had a stroke before I met her, making her arm almost entirely unusuable). I gladly oblige. She has wonderful bouncy clean dreadies, and she trusts me to put my hands on her head. I tell her when she needs to start twisting her roots up, because it's hard to see the top of your head sometimes. This is the same woman, btw, who exclaimed one day, unbidden, that America was the best place on the planet, and that she was GRATEFUL her people were brought here; because 'nowhere else on the planet have black people enjoyed the kind of wealth, affluence, opportunity, and abundance than in this country, and I wouldn't trade places with ANYONE from outside this country, ever.'
She said THIS, to ME.
What do you think of that? Kinda puts the kibosh on all your suppositions, eh?
I don't like when someone assumes, via a pixelated screen, exactly who and what I am. It's obvious I'm not what you think. If you don't agree, then you truly do have an issue, and it's not anti-racism. It's something else entirely, what, I do not know.
That was kind and shows you have a heart.

Made me smile and warmed my heart for a second.
jjr

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Moe wrote:
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I remembering bumming around the deep south in the early seventies and hitching here and there. There was a lot of scary racism still going on out in the small towns.
People would bragged about how many n...... they had lynched.
This is alive in alot of the deep south. Bumper stickers still say "If I had known this I'd have picked my own cotton".
jjr

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I am not a racist but I am a thugist. I don't like thugs and they come in all colors.
Moe

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"Think of Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal, written 200 years ago, in which he suggested that the Irish famine could be relieved if babies of poor families were confiscated at 12 months and sold to rich people, who could eat them. "

http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/h...

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a thoughtful, well-reasoned column suggesting ways to cut down on gun violence in our ever more violent society. It proposed, among other things:

Repealing the Second Amendment and with it the right to buy assault weapons at will.
Declaring the National Rifle Association a terrorist organization and making membership illegal.
Confiscating all assault, semi-automatic, and other military-style weapons designed to kill large numbers of people very quickly.

As I said, thoughtful, well reasoned.

I also proposed, satirically and more in sorrow than in anger, tying House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to the back of a pickup truck and dragging them around until they agreed to exert some control over guns.

Well, you would have thought I’d suggesting selling Sarah Palin to the Taliban. The Internet exploded in outrage and emails by the hundreds — hundreds!— came flooding in. My phone started ringing incessantly too.

Most of the emails were abusive and a few were borderline threatening. Gun owners, it seems, are a sensitive group whose feelings are easily hurt.

Who knew?

I shouldn’t have been surprised, I suppose. I’ve rapped the gun control hornets’ nest with a stick many times before in my career — dozens, actually — without much effect. This time, in the wake of those 20 children ruthlessly murdered in Newtown, Connecticut, I decided to hit it with a baseball bat. It worked. I got their attention.
Ralph

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Moe wrote:
"Think of Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal, written 200 years ago, in which he suggested that the Irish famine could be relieved if babies of poor families were confiscated at 12 months and sold to rich people, who could eat them. "
http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/h...
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a thoughtful, well-reasoned column suggesting ways to cut down on gun violence in our ever more violent society. It proposed, among other things:
Repealing the Second Amendment and with it the right to buy assault weapons at will.
Declaring the National Rifle Association a terrorist organization and making membership illegal.
Confiscating all assault, semi-automatic, and other military-style weapons designed to kill large numbers of people very quickly.
As I said, thoughtful, well reasoned.
I also proposed, satirically and more in sorrow than in anger, tying House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to the back of a pickup truck and dragging them around until they agreed to exert some control over guns.
Well, you would have thought I’d suggesting selling Sarah Palin to the Taliban. The Internet exploded in outrage and emails by the hundreds — hundreds!— came flooding in. My phone started ringing incessantly too.
Most of the emails were abusive and a few were borderline threatening. Gun owners, it seems, are a sensitive group whose feelings are easily hurt.
Who knew?
I shouldn’t have been surprised, I suppose. I’ve rapped the gun control hornets’ nest with a stick many times before in my career — dozens, actually — without much effect. This time, in the wake of those 20 children ruthlessly murdered in Newtown, Connecticut, I decided to hit it with a baseball bat. It worked. I got their attention.
You and the rich eat well seasoned thoughtful babies? Who would have thought!(Edumacated by pubic skool since 1970) If you really published your phone number, I imagine it would ring, especially if it was for free.
Ralph

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Moe wrote:
The Black Panthers use to have regular parades with rifles. They were following the spirit of Malcom X who said "by any means necessary."
It was quite a site and made white America tremble until gun control supported by the NRA stopped it.
Oh happy horse poop.
Ralph

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Alonzo X wrote:
Should the Black Panthers be able to carry loaded AK 47s in there 100 men strong parade?
I think they should. It would make people think twice before they got together a mob and tried to lynch them.
I suggest they try at Oakland Ca first, there should be no fear there, or anywhere of lynching.
Moe

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AllAmerican wrote:
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But what I keep telling you is that all of this racism, KKK and BPP talk has nothing to do with me. I have my likes and dislikes about everybody, but it is never based on color. I am not a slave owner, or KKK member, or gun fanatic, even though I do own guns. In fact, the only group that I really dislike as a whole, are hitchhikers..lol
I don't remember who said it but,,,,

If you are not part of the solution, you ARE part of the problem.

If you ain't for us, you are against us.
AllAmerican

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Moe wrote:
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I don't remember who said it but,,,,
If you are not part of the solution, you ARE part of the problem.
If you ain't for us, you are against us.
I remember who said this, because it was me that said it. "Your solution IS the problem. What YOU are for, is against US"

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