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Posted By: NorthernDog, 1/14/2021 2:45:34 PM

Black activists are coming out strongly against a growing narrative among conservatives that equates the deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol with last summer's Black Lives Matter protests of racial injustice. Republican lawmakers defending President Donald Trump made the comparison again Wednesday while building their case against impeachment and accused Democrats of being hypocrites with selective outrage. Their comments mark the latest effort by Trump and the GOP to misrepresent the Black Lives Matter movement as an extremist, violent faction tied to anarchists. “You can moan and groan, but he was far more explicit about his calls for peace than some of


Good point. BLM violence destroyed tens of millions of dollars in property, resulted in dozens of deaths, and lasted on and off for 9 months (and will undoubtedly resume). No comparison.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: bighambone 1/14/2021 2:52:15 PM (No. 660858)
In both instances at the Antifa/BLM riots or at the Capitol riots some of the people taking part in the rioting were violating the law. There is no legitimate legal defense for them doing that, so they should be identified, arrested, and prosecuted.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 1/14/2021 2:59:56 PM (No. 660868)
Actually, BLM/ANTIFA violence is far worse. It permeates the weak cities and states in which it originated, giving rise to more radicalized people in every strata. Their movement is also based on the false claim that racism is embedded in society and that all whites are racists by default. Their violence and invasive education tactics are at the root of America's issue. So long as they believe their line of crap, they will feel justified to do whatever it takes to defeat Others. That includes protests, riots, destruction of private and government property, and stealing elections by whatever means are necessary. We live in a moment the Romans faced 2000 years ago when a weak and feckless Senate decided to give all power to Julius Cesar. We know the final outcome of that brilliant move.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: dst4life 1/14/2021 3:04:40 PM (No. 660879)
Associated Press = Fake News.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 1/14/2021 3:11:33 PM (No. 660892)
The Capitol protest was primarily violent by the unnamed Capitol officer (or was he an FBI or other, perhaps not even government person just brought it for the asssassination?), with a few rowdy folks and a few antifa infiltrators who broke windows. BLM/antifa thugs burned down entire city blocks, and shot down people and killed them. For example, the retired police officer called to an alarm at a friend's store in St. Louis, murdered by antifa.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: PESSIMIST 1/14/2021 3:16:35 PM (No. 660910)
Gee, I wish AP had printed the comparison first, before treating us to a tendentious and dishonest rebuttal.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: jimboscott 1/14/2021 3:17:40 PM (No. 660915)
The two could not be FURTHER from each other. BLM is based on LIES. "Hands up, don't shoot!" was a lie. Systemic racism is a lie. Unfair treatment of blacks in the criminal justice system (on a broad scale) is a lie. Sure, there are a few bad cops, but the MAIN reason black males at a disproportionate rate is because black males exhibit almost the EXACT same disproportionate number of violent crimes. The MAGA crowd (likely NOT the instigators of the lawlessness in D.C.) is there because of a TRUTH. The Constitution is being castrated, democrats weaponized the IRS, CIA, FBI and state level SOS offices, and freedom of speech and freedom to assemble are being curtailed illegally. Even if both broke the law, BLM did MUCH MORE damage for LIES than the MAGA crowd did... for the TRUTH. That matters.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: ho72 1/14/2021 3:50:34 PM (No. 660941)
Y'all don't get it. In libby-lala-land, defending yourself by comparing something you're accused of to a similar (or far worse) action committed by a protected species is called "whataboutism". It means your comparison is inadmissible and invalid because they are talking about YOU, not anyone else. And besides, the actions of others were totally justified while what you did was the worst thing in the history of the republic. It's just another way of saying, "It's OK when we do it."
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Reply 8 - Posted by: NeverForget 1/14/2021 4:09:24 PM (No. 660964)
No comparison. The BLM/Antifa riots were far worse, far more destructive, and far more frequent and widespread. Plus absolutely nobody has been held to account for the arson, looting and other rampant lawbreaking of those riots.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: stuBdoc 1/14/2021 4:49:50 PM (No. 661000)
"Their comments mark the latest effort by Trump and the GOP to misrepresent the Black Lives Matter movement as an extremist, violent faction tied to anarchists." Was this supposed to be a news item, or an editorial? Why is it a misrepresentation? Ask the founders of BLM, they've said who they are and what they're after.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: smokincol 1/14/2021 5:05:57 PM (No. 661013)
what a piece of crap this article is, doesn't deserve the value of the ink to print it.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: kono 1/14/2021 5:25:38 PM (No. 661026)
To compare leans towards identifying similarities. What we need to do more is CONTRAST the Capitol siege and the BLM riots, to highlight how the propagandists on the Left are inverting reality. The MAGA march was a mostly peaceful protest, while the BLM riots were destructive and violent.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: leonardo 1/14/2021 5:26:59 PM (No. 661027)
"Their comments mark the latest effort by Trump and the GOP to misrepresent the Black Lives Matter movement as an extremist, violent faction tied to anarchists." "Truth is treason in the Empire of Lies" ~ George Orwell
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Reply 13 - Posted by: dwa 1/14/2021 5:47:50 PM (No. 661041)
Poor little blacks and others who support BLM hate it when the truth comes out
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Reply 14 - Posted by: udanja99 1/14/2021 6:47:59 PM (No. 661100)
“Pigs in a blanket. Fry ‘em like bacon” “What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want it? Now!” Yeah. No comparison at all.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: rytwng 1/14/2021 10:25:14 PM (No. 661251)
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