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A protest with a permit is just a parade. | NO fight for equality or rights throughout history has ever been purely peaceful. The baseline requirement has always been, at a minimum, willing to throw bricks at a cop. | image tagged in jim halpert explains,lgbtq,transgender,racism,homophobic,stonewall | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
295 views 11 upvotes Made by PragerUwU 11 months ago in politicsTOO
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Actually the two most recent movements that succeeded were nonviolent. Civil Rights and British leaving India.

When protests are violent, it gives the oppressors the greenlight to be even bigger assholes when repressing it. Only the willingness to take the beating without fighting back causes the people that nominally supported the oppressors to withdraw that support.
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I’m with you on this.
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What? British occupation and withdraw non-violent?

Maybe you mean Ghandi's resistance to Britain was a non-violent movement (but a lot of violence still happened to them)?
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That was my point. It's the not fighting back that causes the support of the oppressors to faultier. Fighting back only increases the support the oppressor enjoy case they can claim victimhood. King understood this too. And depending on how you read it, Jesus said the same thing. Turn the other cheek, not eye for an eye.

And forgive my lack of postings. I severely sprained my wrist and typing simply hurt too much.
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No worries! And I hope that your wrist gets better soon. Sprains suck.
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Cool, good luck with that.
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I got a mod flag saying this post had been flagged for violating someones feelings, sent to the FBI and there were some comments. I show up, expecting some amazing levels of crazy, but to my dismay, the account was deleted at the global level.
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This is the post I was referencing.
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Actually, it does not advocate for violence.

It says that oppressed populations have to be willing to go that far in order to enact change.

Oppressors use violence (whether actual or implied threat) to oppress. As Kiljoy pointed out, it is an exception to history when a Rights movement is non-violent.

Women were willing to burn politicians houses down (after nailing the doors shut with while the politicians slept inside) in order to get the right to vote.

If you feel that it targets you, maybe you should take the time to think about what that means when someone says "historically, struggles for equality or rights have had to turn to violence in order to be heard" and you feel threatened.
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