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Tue 13 Jun 17 #1 
jmaxg
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It's called "Lynchings In America" and it tells the story of legal destruction in the name of white supremacy.

Here is the link.

Be prepared to be disheartened and disgusted.

The United States of America has always lauded itself to be the great bastion of freedom.

In legal fact, it is one of the most regressive and terrifying countries the world has ever seen.

Do yourself a favour and click the link and explore. It's emotional, I grant you that. Gutwrenchingly in actual fact.

But to understand where one is going, you have to understand where you come from.




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Tue 13 Jun 17 #2 
jmaxg
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I spent four hours discovering the site.

Much of that time I was in tears.




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Wed 14 Jun 17 #3 
Helen McKenzie
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It sounds terrible, i dont think i could look at it




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Thu 15 Jun 17 #4 
jmaxg
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You should. That is the point of it.




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Thu 15 Jun 17 #5 
jmaxg
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The thing about the lynchings is that you thought it was just about hanging a guy from a tree. In fact it was usually much worse than that.

Some people were lnyched whilst still alive and then burnt. Males, females and children.

Some got past their hanging and were beaten to death.

Some lynchings did not work so they shot the guy in excess of two hundred times.

If you wish to tell me that the United States of America is the best, then please explain.




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Sun 18 Jun 17 #6 
jmaxg
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I understand that you find this difficult.

But life is truthful except when it is covered up by explanatory reasons why.

This could not be simpler. Is looking at person hanging from a tree ok or not?




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Sun 18 Jun 17 #7 
jmaxg
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Have some guts and make a comment.




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Sun 18 Jun 17 #8 
Helen McKenzie
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As i am a sensitive person i would find looking at a picture of a person hanging from a tree upsetting if i knew that it really happened and that person was once alive, but in saying that seeing the same thing in a movie is ok as i know that it is a movie and not an actual event.




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Sun 18 Jun 17 #9 
Helen McKenzie
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Maybe i need to harden up ( my boss tells me that all the time)




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Sun 18 Jun 17 #10 
jmaxg
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That person was once alive. They were terrorized and then tortured.

Hanging them in a tree was the last act.

Knowing that it happened in your country is perhaps too much to deal with.

But if you have given birth to children, you have an obligation.

And those children may make up their own minds, regardless.




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Sun 18 Jun 17 #11 
jmaxg
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With people that don't choose to watch, then fine.

Then you are the people that need to be hit about the head from time to time.

"I'm fine! I've never had a problem with black people."

Because you don't know the difference between white people and black people, that statement by itself is racist.

"It's cool. My best friend is a black guy".

Whatever the hell your best friend is, it should not be "A black guy". If your friend is that great, why should it matter?

Even if it is, then go about your business. Pointing him out as black is racist. for so many reasons.

The point is to refer to your friend as neither black or white, chinese or korean, this or that.

Refer to him as confidant and/or amigo.

Or my best friend.

 




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Sun 18 Jun 17 #12 
Helen McKenzie
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I am not racist by any means I am married to a Maori and have many a Maori friends. I just don't like seeing pics of torture whether it is people or animals


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Wed 21 Jun 17 #13 
jmaxg
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As an Australian, I also know what it's like to see people hanging from trees. I haven't seen that personally.

But the photos that I have seen are there from back in the 1800s to into the 1900s.

I remember seeing smiling Aboriginies with iron necklaces. The next scene? They were all hanging from a tree.

But as bad as that scene is, it doesn not compare with the history of the United States.

Woman and children hanging from trees being stabbed, burnt and shot.

In the History of Humanity, there have been only a few cases of pure inhumanity.

It is a fact that the conduct of the United States is one of them.

I don't care that it's sad. It's just a fact.




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