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29 minutes ago, Scott Tracy said:

Forgive me, I'm a Brit. But don't black people have the right to vote in the US? If they do, how can they be disenfranchised? 15th Amendment, I believe.....

There are a few ways it's being done. Demanding ID to vote, voter registration, gerrymanders, denying the vote to people with a criminal record - that's just off the top of my head. 

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7 hours ago, Canuck1966 said:

No but you have to be stupid

This seems to be a rather sensitive thread. There seem to be alot of white ex-pats here who are less than fond of people of color. Why, one might ask would they pick Thailand as a place to live? 

 

I am rather grateful to have had close relationships with Blacks, Asians, Native Americans, and Latinos. It has given me some perspective and has allowed me to refrain from making statements of profound ignorance like the one I am responding to. 

 

What can one even say? 

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Oh  Lordy  Lordy,  bit  sick of  this nonsense!

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9 hours ago, Catoni said:

Is this the same Leonardo DiCaprio who is a Hollywood actor and Climate Change Expert who parties on huge yachts, has three or four mansions and a Manhattan penthouse and jets all over the world all the time ? ?  Just wondering. 

just a  coincidence. Meanwhile  back in the real  world aren't  more  black lives  not  mattering  killed by hmmmmm black people themselves?

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11 hours ago, thaibeachlovers said:

You brought up the elephant in the room. The native Americans have had it far worse than blacks, but no protests for them. Probably because if one acknowledges their existence one has to accept that one is living on land stolen from a people that were almost exterminated by the settlers, and continue to live in appalling conditions.

It should be compulsory in every American school to read Bury my heart in Wounded Knee.

Kia Ora !

J. D  Blackfoot ... Song of Crazy Horse.

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On 6/5/2020 at 8:21 AM, Sujo said:

Some jealous posters on here. I wasnt aware you had to be poor to support black lives matter.

no, everybody can join the cult, in fact it is required

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22 hours ago, canuckamuck said:

You want to help black people, find a way to stop them rioting. They are destroying their own communities, putting their own people out of work.

They were much better off before the riots. All they'll get from what they are doing is an even more dysfunctional relationship with authorities and virtue signalling from white liberals.

There’s lot of white people rioting and looting, too. I agree, though, the looting is just despicable and they’re not there because of Floyd, they’re there because the opportunity presents itself to loot, burn and steal! 

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On 6/5/2020 at 1:07 PM, Denim said:

I think the native American Indians could use the help while you're at it .

 

I'm glad I'm not in the UK now.

 

Too much conformity to keep up with. Now you have to kneel outside your house whilst clapping at the same time  keeping 2 meters away from everyone and practice incest when you go indoors. Hard to keep track of it all.

UK mother Helen Leathem recently tweeted this photo of her daughter 'taking a knee' and apologising for being white. :blink:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8388671/Mother-shares-picture-daughter-taking-knee.html

 

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On 6/5/2020 at 11:19 PM, Denim said:

 

Yes, I have a much read copy of that book within my eyesight right now and totally agree with you. Should be part of the American national curriculum . Tell the Indians about MAGA.

    Better books than Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee are the Communist Manifesto, Das Kapital, and Works of Lenin. Chairman Mao’s “Little Red Book” Quotations From Chairman Mao Tsetung is also a good little book.
     Not long now, and Communist Marxist-Leninism will return big time as we build Socialism in America and the west.  Things are beginning to come together now. History is being made in the streets. 
   Soon, oppressive bourgeois capitalism will be confined to the dustbins of history were it belongs. The downtrodden proletariat will take possession of all the means of production and the capitalists will be disposed of. 
    The horrible killing of George Floyd is only the excuse we needed. If not him, then something else would have been the excuse. Workers of the World Unite!
   The years of work in western classrooms is beginning to bear fruit. 

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30 minutes ago, Catoni said:

    Better books than Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee are the Communist Manifesto, Das Kapital, and Works of Lenin. Chairman Mao’s “Little Red Book” Quotations From Chairman Mao Tsetung is also a good little book.
     Not long now, and Communist Marxist-Leninism will return big time as we build Socialism in America and the west.  Things are beginning to come together now. History is being made in the streets. 
   Soon, oppressive bourgeois capitalism will be confined to the dustbins of history were it belongs. The downtrodden proletariat will take possession of all the means of production and the capitalists will be disposed of. 
    The horrible killing of George Floyd is only the excuse we needed. If not him, then something else would have been the excuse. Workers of the World Unite!
   The years of work in western classrooms is beginning to bear fruit. 

Going a bit off topic, but then it is relevant to your post........ 

 

America's fear of communism has led it into several wars, many diplomatic scuffles and lots of lost lives, when it didn't need to be that way.

 

The reason being is that ideals like communism need fertile ground on which to prosper, and when I say communism, I do not mean what a lot of people here refer to as "lefties/socialists". So there is no reason whatsoever why a country like America or any other successful capitalist country need fear communism, because there is no basis or need for it.

 

By all means look at putting in place socialist programs to help the poor and disenfranchised, but along the same lines, help them to help themselves.

 

For whatever reason, more black folk in America are killed at the hands of the police, than any other race, and many times in very questionable circumstances and that shows a distinctive trend going back decades, even centuries, but it won't be fixed unless it is addressed by leaders who want to address it, and that does not include the current moron in charge.
 

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18 hours ago, spidermike007 said:

There seem to be alot of white ex-pats here who are less than fond of people of color. Why, one might ask would they pick Thailand as a place to live? 

Interesting point you make, because I had an American friend living here and the subject of racism came up because he was always calling black folks by the "N" word and I didn't like it.

 

In the ensuing conversation I asked if it was just about colour and he said yes anyone that wasn't white would fit his agenda, and then I said to him that he was living in Thailand, so how did that go down with him?........ his answer was, "well they're not white are they".

 

It was about that time when I suggested that we end our friendship, not only because of his racist attitude, but also because of his constant lying, which I really couldn't abide. 
 

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On 6/6/2020 at 3:34 AM, sirineou said:

Way ti go Leo,! When are you joining the Police force?

Personally I think he is aiming a bit low ... He should have included World hunger and the Israeli / Palestine problem as well ...  

 

Then it would be worthy of a more elaborate comment.

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33 minutes ago, xylophone said:

Going a bit off topic, but then it is relevant to your post........ 

 

America's fear of communism has led it into several wars, many diplomatic scuffles and lots of lost lives, when it didn't need to be that way.

 

The reason being is that ideals like communism need fertile ground on which to prosper, and when I say communism, I do not mean what a lot of people here refer to as "lefties/socialists". So there is no reason whatsoever why a country like America or any other successful capitalist country need fear communism, because there is no basis or need for it.

 

By all means look at putting in place socialist programs to help the poor and disenfranchised, but along the same lines, help them to help themselves.

 

For whatever reason, more black folk in America are killed at the hands of the police, than any other race, and many times in very questionable circumstances and that shows a distinctive trend going back decades, even centuries, but it won't be fixed unless it is addressed by leaders who want to address it, and that does not include the current moron in charge.
 

I think Mr Catoni should catch up on the latest world events ... Both China and Russia is as far from the old classic communism as you can get .....

 

Both highly 'capitalistic' and materialistic with a different view on democracy as defined by us in the west. 

 

Non of that 'take form the rich and give to the poor as was the mantra in the old days when the working man was forever doomed to work the land and bow to the 'boss' ... Now all the red flag waving you see is nothing but nostalgia for the people to not 'forget the past' and work hard to let the nation prosper so they all can have iphone. plasma screens and go to Thailand for holiday every 6 months 🙂

 

 

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On 6/5/2020 at 8:21 PM, Sujo said:

Some jealous posters on here. I wasnt aware you had to be poor to support black lives matter.

 

Depends on what you mean by black lives matter.

 

Support anti racism, all forms of racism, anti hate speech, anti racially motivated different applications of the law, for sure.

 

Deplore police brutality for sure. Against all.

 

Not rioting for political agendas that have nothing to do with protesting police brutality; rioting as an excuse for theft and vandalism.

 

And most certainly against any racism by any group who believe they are self entitled and above the law because of their race.

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2 hours ago, xylophone said:

Interesting point you make, because I had an American friend living here and the subject of racism came up because he was always calling black folks by the "N" word and I didn't like it.

 

In the ensuing conversation I asked if it was just about colour and he said yes anyone that wasn't white would fit his agenda, and then I said to him that he was living in Thailand, so how did that go down with him?........ his answer was, "well they're not white are they".

 

It was about that time when I suggested that we end our friendship, not only because of his racist attitude, but also because of his constant lying, which I really couldn't abide. 
 

Yeah. He sounds like a confused man. I have a number of friends who I would consider racist. Good guys. But, a shortcoming, for sure. They genuinely seem to hate black people. From any country. Yet, they are married to Thai women. I have often asked how they reconcile that. Black, yellow, red. All minorities, in your nation, right? They tend to give me this blank stare, or some nonsense about her being light skinned, or some other psycho babble dribble. Racism is racism, from my point of view. Either you are tolerant or you are not. Many white people are not. 

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