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So you support a nonviolent protest in China (that failed) - but not one in the USA that worked... Doez a protest have to involve allowing yourself to be killed... In order to get your respect?

https://sports.theonion.com/nfl-players-absolutely-should-stand-for-the-sunday-nig-1828555041

https://youtu.be/vy-zACYVKqk

https://youtu.be/8_5zWIwDjGM
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I made no inference as to my support or lack thereof. I'm simply pointing out that this man truly "sacrificed everything" for what he believed in and your hero has not. But please, outline for us what exactly your hero has accomplished other than enriching himself
? Or to use your words, how has his protest worked?
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3 ups, 1 reply
Or where he is today? I'm sure those in power hate Tank Man as much as the right wing racists hate Kaepernick and have as vehemently tried to diffuse and degrade his protest as "disrespectful" and "dishonorable."
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The success of the protest is measured in the amount and type of discussion it generated. Because it is a LOSER topic for the hegemonic paradigm - all discussion of it is positive - even yours.

Prior to Kaepernick's PEACEFUL, PRINCIPLED, and NON-VIOLENT protest-The only way the news would cover this issue was with images of angry black mobs, and images of burning and looting. Or police clubbing protestors - because their peaceful assemblies were declared 'unlawful', for instance.

While the anger being expressed is justified - it was the sort of imagery that racists and supporters of an unjust system, just love.

The Rev. Dr. MLK Jr. (and NAACP, SNCC, SDS - et al) used similar tactics (to Kaepernick's) to oppose segregation and white supremacy. The images of the Watts riots (a reaction to unaccountable police violence, segregation and white supremacy) were something that he was trying to prevent, by his principled opposition - but which the system and media loved to broadcast, and conflate with it.

The tide is already begining to turn. In the intervening time - police have been charged (where appropriate) at a MUCH higher rate than in the past. Here in LA - the police attitude, procedures and messaging have all been undergoing a dramatic transformation. We are not yet where we need to be... But we have made positive strides and movement. The visible protest of Kaepernick, and those who've joined him in opposition have drawn light to the issue. They have also drawn HEAT - from both overt and unconscious racists. That the President of the US Government has been drawn into the fray - is a success. Sure he advocates suppression of 1st Amendment protected free-speech, blacklisting and violence...but when doesn't he do that? It has exposed him and his supporters for who and WHAT they are. That is a victory. Kaepernick has sacrificed at least 1 year of his career - while still in his physical prime. That is plenty of sacrifice to ask of anyone. In that he is similar in his principled stand to Muhammad Ali - who gave up his belt (and was threatened with jail) over his stand against the US' war in Vietnam. At the time he was attacked. Now he is well regarded. Same with Kaepernick. Two years ago in SD, (alleged - SD) ChargersFans shouted and jeered at Kaep - while members of all four branches of the US military attempted to block view of his protest - with a WHITE sheet...1observer pointed out that such action is usually taken by people WEARING white sheets.
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No, it isn't. People griping about it one way or the other does nothing to end police brutality. If it did, no more killings would have occurred after all the conversation from the Michael Brown incident, or the Eric Garner incident, or the...or the....or the... Selling shoes does nothing to end police brutality. If any real changes have occurred it is due to a mandate from the masses not some farcical sideline ceremonies.

And please stop using the Trump smokescreen. The height of national attention to black people being killed by police occurred during the black President's term of office and he did ZERO to put an end to it.

Finally, if you are against police brutality then you should speak out for people of all races not just your own.

In closing, in my opinion, your hero isn't so much interested in ending police brutality as he is in profiting from it. And you will never convince me that he didn't create his social consciousness to try and reduce the backlash he got for sitting on the bench during the anthem.
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You're entitled your opinion - regardless of how backwards and uniformed it is. We in the movement for police accountability accept that there are those whom we will never be able to convince - regardless of evidence.

What matters is the broader public opinion. Kaepernick's, PEACEFUL, PRINCIPLED, and BRAVE, exercise of NONVIOLENT CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE - has helped push to raise the bar and standards for justice in this country. I accept that you refuse to deal with reality.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/chicago-edge-laquan-mcdonald-murder-210231925.html
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What has your hero accomplished besides a large payout for himself?
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That NIKE would feel safe enough to get involved - is a CLEAR METRIC that public perception has been shifted. I've given you enough other examples that an intelligent reader can see that you're wrong.

And Kaep would likely have made more with a back-up's salary, commercial endorsements and post-play commentary jobs - had he toed the line and never spoken up. So again - you fail in your mission - of tearing him down.
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Who's crying now? Players' protests continue - and police culture is being reined-in... Double happiness.
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Who did I label a traitor?

Your straw man arguments need to be more clever and less overt.

My wants had nothing to do with that man believing in something and sacrificing his life = his EVERYTHING.

Your hero created a public relations issue for himself by sitting on his ass and, in my opinion, invented the "protest" angle in an attempt to not look like a douche.

I don't care if he stands, sits, or kneels. My issue with your hero is that he is disingenuous and used the misery of others to safeguard his lucrative contract and avoid fines.
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12 ups, 1 reply
Well said!
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6 ups, 1 reply
Maybe he’s talking about the NYT op-ed author.
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6 ups, 2 replies
Did Kaepernick ever actually say (or even imply?) that he believed that he sacrificed everything? or was that just a slogan Nike came up with?
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9 ups, 2 replies
It's all created by experts in manipulating people's sensitivities to gain market share. In plain words, it's a bullshit phrase designed to get money out of the pockets of anyone who believes they've been wronged by police, "the man", or society in general.

Police abusing you?
Wanna get even? Buy our shoes, that'll teach them!
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Well I gotta say it seems like a pretty f*ckin brilliant marketing strategy. People who support Kaepernick will be conned into buying the shoes... Meanwhile people who do not support Kaepernick will be trolled hard enough that they'll make hundreds of memes involving the words "Nike" and "Sacrificed everything".. ;p
(free advertising?)
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His protest has had tons of free advertising this whole time. Even the president has tried to silence him and it's a silent protest! XD
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What had it accomplished?
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Calling attention to the disproportionate numbers of people of color getting shot by police? Regardless of whether you feel anything has been accomplished, and in spite of the racists who refuse to acknowledge the issue and have relentlessly tried to turn it into something it's not by focusing on the military and the flag, all the attention has led to millions of people being made aware of the problem, which is the initial point of any protest: to call attention to something. Whether the protest itself led to official policy changes, the more widespread use of body cams on police, the pressing of charges, conviction and firing of offending officers, no one can really say for sure. But it's probably helped. Usually when govt agencies are doing something wrong and it starts getting bad press, protests and at least a light of scrutiny shining on it, people start being held accountable and changes in policy start happening. How can you know for sure it hasn't accomplished anything?
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Oh, I wasn't aware that no more unarmed people have been killed by police since your hero started sitting/kneeling.

YOU keep bringing up military, patriotism, etc., but that is NOT at issue. The issue is centered on a self enriching pretender and a clothing manufacturer using the suffering of others to get wealthier, not cure social ills.

Why can no one articulate what this ad campaign and the individual being endorsed will do to end the deaths of people at the hands of the police. I'm willing to hear it. But the parroted pablum is insufficient and getting boring.

As for racists - you and your ilk keep ignoring the large number of unarmed whites that are killed by police....or do you not care about the unpigmented? Describe how that is not racism? Bigotry?

Educate me.
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Good grief, please read my comment again because I addressed at least two of your paragraphs already. I don't keep bringing up the military, that was the previous distraction before Nike got involved. Now it's about a clothing manufacturer making money. Anything but acknowledging the actual reason for the protest, eh?

I'm not the one kneeling, ya know? We're talking about why Kaepernick did it. You can't admit he's kneeling to call attention to POC getting shot by police but you want me to start talking about Caucasians getting shot? Is that what it's going to take for you to admit changes need to be made? Or do you want to keep talking in distractions?
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3 ups, 1 reply
Exactly. Even my dribble is part of that machine
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3 ups, 1 reply
Clarify "dribble". Wait, come to think of it, please don't.
Oooooh, you mean "drivel"? OK, got ya.
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The two words, both meaning to drool, are interchangeable. Thanks for being one of "those" that lack substantive points of view and rely on pointing out typos, spelling, grammar, and word choices to imply the author lacks sufficient intelligence to make a valid statement.

Tell me if I get this word correct for describing you and your kind - TROLL.

Close? If not, please correct me with something other than caustic rant.
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Your hero has not harmed me.

Describe what his "protest" has accomplished.
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Lame troll attempt Dave.
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In all fairness, the slogan encourages people to do much more than buy shoes.
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What?
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You don't know what inspiration is? Believe in something. As in, black people not being unjustly killed by police. Believe in something, racial bias reduces to the extent that incarceration rates between races and classes comes pretty close to the same. Even if it means sacrificing everything. Stand up for what you believe in and do something about it. Stand up to the referee if there is sexism. Demand equal treatment. Stand up to that bully that is tormenting someone else. See? All sorts of people can be inspired from the slogan to a noble cause regardless of the personal impurities of the face of the slogan. You're fighting against social justice by calling attention away from the message from Nike and Colin regardless the value of the message. You are engaging in whataboutism and trying to dominate the news cycle with your hateful message.
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Last troll argued my meme and comments drew attention to the cause. Y'all need to work out an agreement on rhetoric.

What is my hateful message?
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Social justice is worthwhile. His argument doesn't make me wrong nor does my argument make him wrong. I am ok with "your" rhetoric differing from each other as I am ok with "our' rhetoric differing from each other. There are still ingrained forms of racism in America. There is evidence in schools, in policy, in finance, in business, and in the president. Fighting against social injustice is worthwhile. I see that he still has probably a millions dollar paycheck. I also see that he is not able to get on any NFL team despite his skills. The NFL declines to fight for social equality while Nike, with whatever profits analysis, has chosen to stand for social justice.
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The NFL (as an organization) has gone beyond just declining to fight for social justice.. their new "kneel in the locker room where nobody will see or else the whole team will be fined for your actions" policy is evidence of that.
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Their policy is currently on hold. It was a stupid attempt to squelch dissent and pander to their pal. The player's union pushed back.

First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then YOU WIN! - Ghandi.
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How about black people hold themselves and their community to a higher standard? Why don't you address the facts that blacks commit 8 times the crimes of other Americans? Or that they are responsible for 51% of all murder charges.
These are FBI sourced facts btw.
Facts not feelings.
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Well, we should also address institutional problems that probably contribute to these statistics in many ways. Communities divided by highways. Reduced working opportunity. Redlining. Lack of access to financial instruments. Higher rates of incarceration for drug offenses. Worse penalties for the same crimes. Jim Crow laws. A much greater loss of wealth in the Great Recession than among whites. Cultural bias. Waste dumping near black communities. Etc.
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Don't be a criminal and commit crime and the police won't have any excuses to arrest you. Hard concept. Try it..
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How much crime is of necessity? How much of it is people "doing what they got to do" in order to provide for their family? It is not a simple problem. It is far more nuanced than you give it credit for. #stayinschool
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He used a moment to make a silent protest before a damn football game. Like really? Who cares? He's not hurting anyone. He's not out in the streets fighting with people or yelling in their faces. His protest couldn't be more peaceful. All this complaining about Antifa here and look, you people are never happy. It's so obvious that the real issue with Kaepernick is that his protest garnered so much attention. How dare a black man protest police brutality against African-Americans in this culture of white supremacy in the us?
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2 ups, 3 replies
When you give those protesting against protesting equal defense then I'll consider your point of view.

I'm not arguing again at his right to protest, I'm disagreeing with it.

Stop the straw man TROLL tactics.
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Protesting = 1st Amendment activity.

Protesting - AGAINST - protesting = ANTI 1st Amendment activity.

And the protests are/were against UNACCOUNTABLE MURDERS committed by police - so protesting against that - is endorsing unaccountable murder by police... How hard us that to understand.

Not all shootings by Police are 'unjustified'. Someone shooting a gun at police - is giving them due cause to act. Someone unarmed... shot while walking away - with hands up... by an abusive and racist cop ...whom a system (run by a racist DA) uses perjured testimony to absolve - is being murdered without accountability. Freddie Gray was killed WHILE IN HANDCUFFS and in the back of a Police Van... What part of this don't you get?
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Blah blah blah .... Describe the accomplishments of this "protest".
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Is English a Second language for you? You asked - I answered - once already. Getting to a place where a Fortune 500 company would take Kaepernick's side - is another gauge in the shift in perception. What did your protestor accomplish? From what I see China is no more "democratic" now than then. Winnie the Pooh is outlawed - because people use him to mock the country's leader...

I see the changes in policing in my own community. I suppose that you're just predisposed to ignoring reality, and supporting the white supremacists' take on things.

Police inTexas and other places have been charged and CONVICTED of manslaughter while on the job - where in the past this almost NEVER happened.

http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/sns-bc-us--police-shooting-officer-charged-20180904-story.html
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I suppose that you are used to shouting racist at anybody who disagrees with you.

And your perception of police conduct is not a measure of accomplishment.

Again, name one concrete thing besides self enrichment has this "protestor" gas achieved.
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I call racist ONLY the people I see exhibiting the signs and symptoms.

What did David Meggessy accomplish? You could just as easily, argue against the obvious facts there, too - but he's "white", so why would you?

And as someone who has made multiple arrests, without excessive force - and witnessed many more, of both kinds - I can SEE the differences that you willfully refuse to acknowledge. Enough of your fake intellectualism and feigned curiosity. You're a Trumptard. It's pretty obvious now.
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Lol defend those "protesting against protesting?" And who would that be exactly?
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Just one comment ago you were the only enlightened individual here and now you can't gleen what I mean? C'mon man!
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You could easily be referring to a couple of different things here but if shying away from specificity is your comfort level then have at it. For a minute there I thought you were actually making a point besides your usual "troll" and "strawman" diatribes.
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You have the right to counter protest. But it’s usually better to do so when your counter protest is justified.

Counter protesting Kaepernick says you support Police corruption
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0 ups, 1 reply
No it doesn't. However, I am not protesting his "protest". I am CONTESTING his motives as well as his having sacrificed NOTHING.
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Look up the word “sacrifice” in Webster’s dictionary.

It’s a word that can be applied to many things.

1. Pushing a kid out of the path of a oncoming car ? That’s sacrifice.

Soldiers, cops, firemen? It happens but no more than anyone else’s acts of bravery or sacrifice.
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All protesting is justified isn't it?

Shouldn't you sacrifice everything for what you believe in?
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Agreeing with your hero says you support getting rich off of police corruption and murders.
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No one.
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Hero? Who’s my hero??
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You tell me so I don't waste another moment of life making assumptions.
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Sure isn’t Kaepernick, I support what he did though.

Hmmmm? My hero? I’d probably have to go with D.B Cooper.
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I don't support him or his endorsement deal. DB Cooper on the other hand was at least interesting.
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I don’t support the average and daily routine of law enforcements corruption and abuses so we’re even.
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Aside from all this, you're making statements/jokes in support of social equality elsewhere?
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He got shut out of the NFL. That is what he lost. You want to go on about how he couldn't have seen that coming now?
You're arguing that THIS man is disingenuous. You could still be supporting social justice. I was asking if you were. Since you're separating the man from the cause.
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It was a ploy to get dumped so he could become a free agent and make more money on his contract buyout than he would have playing. But no franchise owners wanted to hire a public relations nightmare.

Plan backfired.

Now a shoe company is making him rich and he's suing the NFL because no team wants to hire him.

But let me ask you, why haven't I heard a word about his "activism" from the time he left football to now?

Could it be because there wasn't any?

I'm wise to the ways of trolls. If I say I'm all for social justice you call me a liar and spend the next 50 posts providing excerpts from my previous comments as "proof".
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When did he die? Look, he left the scene alive.
https://youtu.be/CxDd82Myqis?t=1m47s
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I watched the whole thing on the news when I was a kid. I know what happened that day. Don't know what happened when the cameras went away. Do you?

The Chinese man standing in front of a tank risked his life, his "everything" , and without financial gain.

An American sitting on his butt on the sidelines of a football stadium and profiteering risks nothing.
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You can't know he died. You claim that he died. You're a liar.
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You are a liar.

Average citizen stands in front of tank vs. millionaire kneeling on sidelines.

Who is sacrificing everything?
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Social justice is worthwhile.
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14 ups, 4 replies
Are you just trolling? What tyranny is he standing up against, and how is he standing up against it?
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Not sure how that part of it escaped you @@
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2 ups, 1 reply
Your not paying attention to the real America. We are not free.

And there are simply so many laws that expose this it can’t be posted.

Luckily we have plenty of men and we men who will deploy force in order to suppress public unrest.
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Rules don´t make tyranny,
but no rules make Anarchy.

Say good bye to everything you value when there are no laws.
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Yeah, the “law” that says which side of a street I can walk on? Thank the imaginary god we have that.

Can you imagine the total blood soaked chaos without it?

I’d be in constant fear unless people were threatened with deadly force to make sure blinkers worked.

And let’s not forget the importance of seat belt safety as we get that ticket from a cop on a f**king motorcycle. Or the cop why was just talking on his cell phone.

To much bs to count and it all has only 2 purposes. To make everyone a offender and put into the system. And revenue extortion. WOO HOO. USA!!!!

Oh and if your about to say love it or leave it? How unrelated on non original
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Still tyranny is not defined by having rules, but the way of enforcement of the rule.
There are ways to change laws and thanks to USA being a democracy you got a part in it.

Why would I say love it or leave it? You should stay there all time else you might come to my country.
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Oh, I was under the false impression you were American. Now that I know otherwise?

Don’t give the shit I just took about you or your opinions.
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Well most people here are americans so it was reasonable to assume that.

BTW Seatbelt on motorcyles would kill people while in car they safe people. That is a reasonable law in my opinion.

A law that you have to walk on oneside of the row seems overboard to me. But it is not even close to some crazy laws you got.

https://www.boredpanda.com/stupid-funny-laws-united-states-captain-scoop/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic
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No he was kneeling down to Tyranny
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14 ups, 1 reply
Half the nfl. Maybe 3/4s
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;D
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3 ups, 1 reply
Perhaps both, but that's not at issue.

But it is a clear demonstration of willingness to sacrifice everything for one's belief.
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;)
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Not again with the straw man fallacy! Geez!

I've defended no murderer. I've made no reference to patriotism.

I
have clearly stated that your Nike spokesman has sacrificed nothing and is, in my opinion, less than genuine.
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2 ups, 1 reply
Look towards the comments of your associate - Natalie_Vance. She clearly does do those things.

Get in touch with your feelings. Understand where they come from... Others see it. Why not you?
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No hatred, just disagreement that the lauded individual is worthy of the praise. So far all I can determine his "protest" has accomplished is a multi-million dollar endorsement deal for himself. Not sure how that prevents people from being victimized.
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First of all, yes you did defend the murders of innocents and yes you did reference patriotism. Unless you're a child, everyone knows what the arguments are concerning Nike right now. Police shooting unarmed male African Americans and people pretending this all has something to do with defending a flag.
Racism causes the murders and misguided patriotism that allows people, deep within their cognitive dissonance, to argue against kneeling thereby circumventing the issue all together. Just because chose to dance around it and didn't draw a graphic doesn't mean you aren't inferring. Can't play innocent but I'm not buying it.
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No I did not. I said none of the things is you assert. Troll somebody else.
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2 ups, 2 replies
Tell us what you think of the shootings then :3
I agree with the meme I think Nike is wrong but still the authorities killing mostly innocent unarmed citizens is just insane and them getting off for doing it makes it so much worse, so people are upset.
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I understand the frustration. I understand the desire to hold police accountable for their instances of malfeasance.

Thank you for acknowledging Nike is wrong in putting on a guise of activism in their use of a serious social issue to target the impacted demographic and profit from them by playing to their sensitivities.
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Okay this is a hard concept.. but try to get your head around it.
If you are a criminal or have committed a crime and the police confront you. Do what they say. Don't run. Don't reach for a weapon. And you won't get shot. Wow hard concept right?

Oh and more whites are shot by police that blacks. But hey facts right?
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@Roderick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqBAOX6Qegk
(proven wrong in a 2 minute video)
he did what the police said and still got shoot also hje didn't commit any crimes.
what crimes are you even talking about I wonder? :>

If someone is high like laquan mcdonald and a taser is requested being shot 16 times is not the appropriate use of force because he "did not do what they said" or because he was walking away with a knife Van Dyke went 4 years getting payed by the police force and it was covered up and there's a whole team fighting for a guilty law enforcement officer to get off that's the appalling injustice here.

If it was someone close to you that got shot like that I'm sure you'd be very pissed at someone just saying "they committed a crime they should have followed the demands of the law enforcement" plain stupid you're sounding.
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I know, right! Facts must have been a class you skipped a lot of. You. I and everyone reading this knows what you said is bs. Why bother? If you want to make a point please don't regurgitate propaganda. And for heaven's sake don't use fox news propaganda at all...ever. That's just embarrassing and a total waste of time.
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Stop.. just stop with the false narrative.
The police are NOT going around killing unarmed black men. How about you use your brain and some actual facts.. like the FBI crime stats.
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Show me the meme you got the FBI stats from.
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0 ups, 1 reply
LadyDreerHeart.. are you a liberal arts major or social sciences professor? Would explain a lot.
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Thank you for the compliment but no. Court Stenographer here. You?
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But you are, in fact, not demanding that murders by police stop.
And you are diverting the discussion from the topic, Social Injustice, to a personal opinion of one man that is based on only some of his actions. In this manner, you are resisting conversation that could lead to real change in your(assumed) country. That is how you are defending the murders. From the picture that LadyDeerHeart posted, I disagree with the patriotism statement, my opinion is that any actions that improve the country are patriotic actions. If you continue to omit "while he is protesting social injustice" from your posts, you should be ready to handle the criticism, snowflake.
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I've made no reference to patriotism. That is included in every straw argument you and your like-minded fellows make.

Your criticism is laughable. You criticize and make inflammatory statements in an attempt to conceal the fact that you gave no clear, independent thought and merely bleat whatever the herd is bleating.

Snowflake? I'm not a "millennial".
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Push, push, push, claim, claim, claim. Relentlessly say the other guy is wrong. Relentlessly claim to be right. Facts do not matter. Truth isn't truth. You are just a bully.
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Let's just brush over the fact that the biggest killer of young black men is other young black men. Yes let's just ignore that fact...
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That may be true, I'd have to research that but they aren't sworn to protect and serve. I'm not going to argue fact with you but racism in the police force has been documented time and time again. And not just the police. The DA's and courts too. Maybe...don't take this wrong or as an attack...go read up on what has happened since Lincoln freed the slaves. Books...not articles! Track what's happened to African Americans since then. Then go read a bit about prisons for profit. How can you have a prison that makes a profit? Seriously, I mean no disrespect, think about it. You have to keep the prison full. The only way to keep a prison full is to target less fortunate men. Nobody wants to advertise women's prisons so it's going to be men. Especially younger, stronger and angrier men. It serves several purposes. Puts fear and anger into those not in prison. It's easier to take advantage of a people if their protectors are locked up and it diminishes their ability to gather in numbers great enough to make a impact. Oh, and it makes all African American males look like criminals and gang members so that small minded people will lump them all together and fear they're all out to get you. Or something. I honestly don't get what the problem is. What's to fear?

Let me ask you this...kids are being shot in their schools, right? If the New England Patriots all came out and knelt, in protest to nothing being done about dead school children, would you kneel with Peyton Manning to save school children?

If whites were to start a race war it would begin with bombs, drones and warfare. If African Americans were to start a race war it would look like a million man March or a football player that's seen too many children shot to death to remain quiet any longer. Ever read about Mahatma Gandhi? In the end...bullies may win every single bloody battle but they never, and I mean EVER, win the war. Time marches on, my friend, and waits for no man. Racism's time should have been aborted invetro but at least we get to watch it die now.
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I find it both ironic and insulting that you use a picture of Dr King Jr.
That great man would be both disgusted and so disappointed in the state of his people today. No pride in their communities. No pride in themselves.
Everything he fought and died for you have flushed down the toilet.
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upvote m8
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Go stand in front of Kim Jong Un's motorcade and make me proud!
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he was pretty stupid
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Some may think so.
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They believed in something that much.
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Some people do use self immolation as a form of protest. I'm sure most of self preserving types would prefer multi-million dollar endorsement deals to express our "sacrificing everything" for our beliefs.
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Excellent choice of pics.
Thanks. I'd like to post this on FB and Pinterest-with proper attribution, of course.
;^)
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Wholly unnecessary, but thanks for asking.
Feel free to do as you please. A byline is your choice - "fame" isn't my my ambition.
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You know he didn't die, right?
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There are conflicting accounts of his fate. Show me the evidence, other than a Google search, that he lives.

Point of fact: Standing in front of a communist regime's military tank demonstrating for an issue one believes in is the equivalent of sacrificing one's life.
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Would the secret police let him live five minutes longer than getting him out of sight of the cameras? To let him what? Tout democracy and free speech? He was a dead man when he stood in front of the tank. Sacrificed everything, on purpose and with full knowledge of the consequence. I hope I live long enough to know the truth, when the bloody handed tyrants are sent packing. (Bet they settle in France, along the Med...)
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You probably already know that there are no reliable reports of the fate of the man. However, there are reports that he was pulled away from the tanks by two persons in blue. They pulled him into a crowd and disappeared. It can be impossible to prove a negative. It makes more sense for you to prove that he actually died. Until you can do that, your claim is a lie because you cannot know it to be true.
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He believed in something and sacrificed everything.

I don't have to prove he was executed for that to remain true.
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Without proof that he died, your hypothesis cannot be proven. That means you're lying.
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Just like you, just like Nike. You either will not or cannot name one thing your champion has sacrificed.
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You are so full of hate. Just acknowledge that it is noble to protest social injustice. Total whataboutism. He didn't actually sacrifice anything, therefore his protest is invalid. You're just trying to dominate the news cycle. Social justice is worth making a statement for with or without sacrifice.
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So young and so ignorant..
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...Probably doesn't think 'Real' Communism was give a 'real' try...
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But... all he did was pass by... he didn't even get hurt...
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Your guy was never in ANY danger and all he did was make money off of others being killed.
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Eh, true, but I wouldn't really call him my guy.
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Their guy, then. Thank you for noticing a difference in the two men.
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I think I’ve seen a video of him climbing up on top of it...
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and being pulled away from the tank by two other people.
https://youtu.be/CxDd82Myqis?t=1m47s
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Thanks! : )
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Do you even know what the story behind this picture is?
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Tell us all the facts
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No. Do your own research before spewing propaganda.
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I spew no propaganda. You have no facts.
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The burden of proof lies with you man.
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Proof of what? That the Chinese man STOOD UP for what he believed in and did something that actually took some courage in a communist country that doesn't permit protest or free speech, and no multi-million dollar endorsement deal waiting in the wings?

What did your hero do besides enrich himself? Remind me, remind the world.
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I am not American, I don't know who this guy is or what's the big deal about him, but I am sure Tank man and all the other students who were executed or imprisoned for their involvement in the protests wouldn't like being used because an ad upset you.
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This isn't about an ad upsetting me.

But from your comment I can tell you are close to understanding....
I would say it likely that the Americans who have lost their loved ones due to this social issue don't appreciate being used to sell shoes and athletic apparel.

That's the point of this meme - the trivializing and using of another's misery to financially gain - by both the business and the individual.

This ad campaign does NOTHING to make things better for anyone.
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Fair point.
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Thank you.
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That person moved out of the way after the pic was taken...
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By "sacrificed everything" do you mean "crawled on top of the tank and was not harmed?" Cuz that's what this dude did
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He didn't know he wasn't going to be run over and killed when he was acting on his beliefs.
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Name one honorable thing he's ever done that he or his family didn't profit from. Name one sacrifice he's ever made.
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This issue is about Nike and it's ad campaign.
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The original meme here is as dishonest as all hell. There is no equivalency of situation or of action.
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regularfeller is just disappointed that Trump can't punish Kaepernick forever. Basically because Trump likes to pick fights with black people.
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Straw man argument from yet another TROLL.

Next!
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No it isn't. Next.
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Lol, it's the biggest straw man in the history of straw man fallacies XD
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It's not a straw man fallacy to disagree with someone or state an opinion of their motives.

Arguing an issue or statement you presented but attributed to the person you are debating is.

Now Google strawman fallacy and tell me how I'm wrong and obviously a patriotic racist who is defending the flag and veterans, and police and murder and killing kittens and taking candy from babies.
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Which is exactly what all you butthurt snowflakes are doing when you start going on about how Kaepernick is disrespecting the military and how "real heroes" died bla blah blah. A soldier gave him the idea to kneel. A soldier said that was a respectful way to protest. You're all complaining about respecting the military when Trump keeps trying to cut funding for vets. Or calls McCain a loser for being a POW. That's disrespect. But we don't see you complaining about that. You don't give a sh*t about veterans if you support Trump. Period.
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When the protests started it was "white cops" then when they realized it was an overwhelming amount of black cops they changed it to "all cops."
Cute.
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Surely you are inventing this "fact"!
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I would like to be made aware of what action or progress this "protest" and ad campaign have made or will make. I don't see how buying/selling shoes will make police refrain from shooting/killing unarmed black people (which I think not very humanitarian that they aren't against the questionable killing of people of any and every race).

Are they going to use the profits to in effect bribe police into not discharging their firearms?
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Go burn some nike's lol
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Don't own any.
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[image deleted]Japan numba one!
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>image of tanks
>PNG of middle-class human
>open up image editor
>gaussian blur on PNG
>add noise levels
>export
>hoax IMGflip
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There are actually quite a lot of images of this event.
It's not a hoax.
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I know. I'm just pretending it is lel
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Just... give context yeah?
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i suppose..
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Just looking out for people
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Do your research. Prove he died.
https://youtu.be/CxDd82Myqis?t=1m47s
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You research and fact check. That's your forte. Muddy the water with minutiae.

Just compare his protest to your hero's and tell me honestly which you think deserves the million dollar pay out for his social activism.
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That's whataboutism.
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