The reason I ask is because my 23 year old niece has been staying with me for about a month now. She graduated high school in Boise and moved to Seattle to go to school. She dropped out, became a waitress, and is now out of work. Last night I got a good taste of the extreme Left indoctrination she received from the Seattle ilk. It was disgusting hearing terms like "income redistribution," the contempt for the top 1%, words like "White entitlement" and an expressed opinion that Peter Sagan (the most multi-talented cyclist ever, IMO) should not earn $13M a year. She thinks the rich should be stripped of their capital and it should be 'redistributed' to the inner cities. That they should be in a 95% tax bracket.
The Right are no saints but what do you now think of these two month protests. What exactly do they want from Whites?
I would like to see you debate Candice Owens, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman or Larry Elder...all Blacks that feel the current BLM movement is hurting them more than helping them.
Harold, I have an off topic question for you. This is for my own curiosity. It's not related to any of your posts so don't go looking for the relevance; there isn't any, except to me.
I know that you are currently a contractor. By chance, have you ever worked for a railroad?
I've rarely heard that wealth should be redistributed, here in Seattle. But, consider, only a handful on individual hold a staggering amount. More than 99% of the population as a whole. I find that lopsidedness troubling. I am disgusted by what professional athletes are paid and that someone would pay them so much and white entitlement is a real thing and has often been studied by sociologists. Also, until Reagan, there was a 95% tax bracket and had been for decades (between 90% and 95%). This encouraged businesses to invest profits rather than cash out profits. Also, that tax bracket was for income over, say, $1M (I don't recall what the actual number was).
What do I think of the last two months? You mean of stunning displays of police brutality (12,000 compliant, here in Seattle), the press being intentionally arrested, tear gas canisters (tear gas is not permitted under the Geneva Convention, but we use it against our own civilians) being fired AT protesters, police doing drive-by's with pepper pellets, the use of the military to clear protesters for photo ops, feds snatching people off the street and more? I think that, again, there needs to be a long hard look at how policing works at the micro and macro levels. What do people of color want from white people? They want cops to stop murdering them and the want the cops to not get away with it. Oh, and equity. Not just equality, but equity. I'm not going to itemize what that means, if you don't understand that then I can't explain it.
Finally, the list of prominent black celebrities that you cite as believing that BLM isn't helping them falls a bit flat. These are people that live in the stratosphere as compared to the rest of us. It's a poor comparison. It's also not a great way to lend credibility to your argument. I can provide a list of black celebrities that vehemently support BLM. Clearly a great deal of other POP support BLM as well as us white folks.
For myself, I'm for anything that shakes up the status quo. I want the wealthy to be bit less comfortable and, a bit less wealthy. I want to know that a simple interaction with the police doesn't have to make people fear for their lives. I want better accountability for law enforcement. I could go on.
By the way, Seattle is hardly "far left", by and large. Seattle is pretty milque toast.
"Where do those stairs go?"
"They go up!"
I don't know much about any of those industries. Space and Defense might. Something you said reminded me of something from a long time ago and I just wondered if there was a connection. Sounds as if there wasn't. Thanks for indulging my curiosity. Appreciate it.
FYI - The vast majority of cops will not publicly comment on it. And I'd say that at least 20% see nothing wrong with it within their circles. Oh, and 99% of cops would lie on a police report to cover for that murdering SOB.