Protesters can be shitlords

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    Blocking the bridge during ACL even, messing with the buslines and the city's bread and butter. What is up with this certain brand of protester that think it's ok to block one of the most difficult bridges to turn around from? Protest by causing pandemonium and chaos?

    Traffic blockers are up there, just a step behind vandalizers if you ask me. Because you can't accept what happens, inconvenience everyone else?

    What makes the people who take part in these things think this gathers sympathy for their cause? This is straight up terrorism.

    Now hey, protesting is arguably an American pastime, but there are times when protesters need to cut the crap. Anybody got some more examples of protesters being obnoxious?



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    Damn pinkos who gave them freedom of speech, they should all be lemmings like mopac, bow to the overlords.
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    There are clearly crimes being commited here that aren't related to the freedom of speech, the right to peaceably assemble. Etc.



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    First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
    Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.
    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

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    Not making the connection.

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    Not in anyway surprising.
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    I also see you not making a connection, which I don't find surprising. Do you ever contribute to a topic, or is your whole purpose to simply be rude and destructive?

    Well, keep it up. Eventually, you might find that I lose interest in responding to you. 
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    I don't know how you call that peaceful protesting and not unproductive harassment when you are shutting down kids schools and family funerals....

    That's even worse than Kaeperdick.

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    I mean, 1st amendment is a right to protest the GOVERNMENT... right? Why do people think it's a right to harass citizens that have zero power in the government?

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    Let's look at the classic 1st amendment case...the Montgomery bus boycott and accompanying marches and protests...all of it was to apply pressure to the government to change an unfair law, which worked.

    Imagine if MLK instead boycotted white manufactured baby products and marched in front of white orphanages (Kaepernick and Westboro style) where simply getting attention is more important than achieving a clear goal....there is no way MLK that would have changed the bad laws doing that, and history would have regarded him as a misguided individual that helped spark a race war. 

    People think the 1st Amendment is designed to allow you to get attention by screaming fire in every building and throwing urine bags at random people when its only purpose was to allow people to apply pressure to the GOVERNMENT... nowadays, people get away with harassment and slander and outright intimidation and extortion of people with zero ties to the government at all. They believe if they burn enough flags, push people around, that they will get their way. Jimmy Hoffa and Saul Alinsky would be proud. I blame Republican politicians mostly for encouraging this trend because some (Flayke) think the rent-a-mobs will stop if they just give them what they want. Obviously it only emboldens them to harass even more to the point you are no longer safe at home with your family anymore, forget eating out in public. This isn't peaceful assembly, it's torch and pitchforks, which almost always leads to blood, Scalise style. It's a sign that the people think the country is already under anarchy with no law and order, and no way to fix things at the ballot box.
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    A sick argument is conflating Kaepernick and WBC, one is protesting for equal rights and the WBC is just hateful .
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    I think that the first amendment guarantees the right to protest more than the government, right? What about businesses? Wouldn't you say there is a right way and a wrong way to do this?
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    Read what I wrote...if the goal is to put pressure on businesses to change a bad government law that's good...if the goal is to put pressure on government to create a good law to hold bad business accountable that's good. If the goal is to piss off a business with no change in the law at all...that's bad.

    If Kaeperdicks goal is to pressure the NFL to stop racist cops by lowering their ticket sales..that's good. I'm sure that's not his goal though.
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    A sick argument is conflating Kaepernick and WBC, one is protesting for equal rights and the WBC is just hateful .
    The method of protest is exactly the same.
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    Do tell?
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    Just replace the word "fag" with "racist."
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    If you are quoting fox not news please leave.
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    Lol, triggered.
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    Rubbishing a batshit crazy right wing propaganda tv show is "triggered", what does that mean?
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    I don't think you know what that word means.
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    You must be some sort of genius, just after I tell you I don't understand the word you used you have determined that I don't understand the word you used. How many post graduate degrees do you have?
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    Protests are suppose to make others feel inconvenienced......that's how chatter begins and issues get addressed 
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    So you think chucking bricks through store fronts is an acceptable form of protest? What if it was your store?