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Posted By: Pluperfect, 9/11/2020 4:56:28 AM

During the urban unrest that followed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis in police custody in May, I told a friend from high school that I disapproved of the riots. “So do I,” he said. “But just so you know, if this had been happening when we were in high school, we’d be out there breaking things, too.” He reminded me of a story from when we were teenagers. It’s 2007. “Where’s Seth?” I ask, looking through the fridge for another Keystone Light. “He’s sleeping in his room. He has work tomorrow,” my friend Josh replies. Seth is our friend. He works at a grocery store.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Roy Davis 9/11/2020 6:51:17 AM (No. 537247)
Its extortion. dim-0s want to make people miserable and want them to think that the only way to return to normal is to put dim-0s in charge. Its an old game, a "protection" racket. Gangsters used to do it saying, you pay me for protection and I'll ensure your business doesnt get firebombed or the windows knocked out. THEN, if you dont pay them, they break your windows or toss in a molotov cocktail. dim-0s gubners shut down the economy, or put old folks all together in rest homes with covid 19 running rampant, or allow rioting in the street looting or burning businesses. They are sacrificing peoples LIVES to attempt to beat the best President this country has ever had. These dim-0 gubners are doing the bidding of their party.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nimby 9/11/2020 7:11:50 AM (No. 537261)
Is this supposed to be an excuse for the carnage?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: fordtran 9/11/2020 7:25:42 AM (No. 537267)
Hmmm. I thought the "boys will be boys" excuse was no longer acceptable.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Paperpuncher 9/11/2020 7:39:15 AM (No. 537278)
"Asked to respond to the statement that “people just look out for themselves most of the time,” 73 percent of those under 30 agreed, " Isn't taking personal responsibility a requirement for living in a free society? You are free to make your own decisions where to take your future and how you live the present. Poor babies! My parents were divorced in 1961 when I was 10 years old. I never felt the need to go out and destroy property or hurt people. Acting our against others that do nothing to hurt you is dishonorable. I have learned over the years that to believe in the power of love. to live an honorable life and always tell the truth. Live a good life and do no harm. You will be rewarded with inner peace. On the other hand democrats destroy everything.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: walcb 9/11/2020 8:15:04 AM (No. 537317)
Losers.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: bpl40 9/11/2020 8:28:39 AM (No. 537333)
If at twenty you are Conservative you have no heart. If at forty you are Liberal you have no brains!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Strike3 9/11/2020 9:44:25 AM (No. 537427)
"mistrust and nihilism are potent among young men" The lead-in already gets it wrong, today's unrest is heavily dominated by spoiled, stupid, wild-haired militant women who want to convince us that black men and other anarchists are not the evil human beings that we see burning and looting stores every weekend but fine young men who only want a piece of bread. The problem in my youth was the Vietnam War. If you believed the rhetoric of the pacifist college professors, we were the violent aggressor in a foreign land. The actual world takeover attempt by communists was a reason that most students in Che T-shirts could not comprehend. The North Vietnamese soldiers were not victims of America, they were the victimes of the people who pumped them up with drugs, shot their families and raped their mothers and daughters if they didn't fight. Students did not burn cities, they vandalized their own universities and picketed outside National Guard armories. The enemy was the establishment and the military-industrial complex. Nobody with half a brain would shoot at the cops because it was an automatic death sentence. Kent State was caused by a panicked FBI informant who fired his gun when surrounded by excited students. The NG responded as appropriate to the gunfire. The lies are so easy to spot these days because we have had so much practice.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: mc squared 9/11/2020 11:48:02 AM (No. 537568)
If my friends and I ever did things that the author says he did I'd be embarrassed to put them in print. We NEVER damaged property.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 9/11/2020 2:55:25 PM (No. 537734)
"What has been getting far worse, however, is family life. Stable families have been in free fall over the last few decades." And why is that? "In 1960, the out-of-wedlock birthrate in the U.S. was 3 percent. In 2000 ... about 30 percent. Today, it is 40 percent." And all this has come about because of progressive policies that destroy families, schools, churches, relationship between races, etc. all in the pursuit of power. The unstable, untrusting personalities that result are useful tools for anarchists.
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