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Black Lies Matter   America - all of it

Started 8/12/20 by Apollonius (Theocritos); 27779 views.

Sorry to hear that you're an atheist.  That's your loss. 

I'm trying to think of a single piece of music worthy of the name inspired by atheism.

And no, it is not hard to be an atheist.  In today's world, quite the contrary, you would risk your social life and career by revealing that you were religious.

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The year 2020 likely saw the largest percentage increase in homicides in American history. Murder was up nearly 37% in a sample of 57 large and medium-size cities. Based on preliminary estimates, at least 2,000 more Americans, most of them black, were killed in 2020 than in 2019. Mainstream media and many politicians claim the pandemic caused this bloodbath, but the chronology doesn’t support that assertion. And now the criminal-justice policies supported by President Biden promise to exacerbate the current crime wave, while ignoring its actual causes.

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Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)


Apollonius (Theocritos) said:

I'm trying to think of a single piece of music worthy of the name inspired by atheism.

Tim Minchin "Thank you god", (Atheist song)

The best´s song of Tim Minchin, (for me)...

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Meanwhile in Britain:

Minister's scathing attack on Black Lives Matter

Equalities Minister Kemi Badenoch makes an eloquent speech during a debate on Black History Month, insisting any British schools teaching critical race theor...

..y are "breaking the law" and criticised the "anti-capitalist" Black Lives Matter group.

The first comment, from two months ago:

Thank God she's saying this. If a white person said these facts, they'd be forced to resign.

Speaking of Black History Month Badenoch denies assertions that black people are denied opportunities to study non-white history.  She says school children have "many opportunities to study non-European cultures such as Mughal India and Benin-- where my ancestors decided to have their own opportunity to take over the world in their own way."

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)


I thought the song was great!

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living in an age of persistent racial inequality in my country. As a black man I feel compelled to represent the interests of “my people.” (But that reference is not unambiguous!) As an intellectual, I feel that I must seek out the truth and speak such truths as I am given to know. As an American, at this critical moment of “racial reckoning,” I feel that imperative all the more urgently. But, I ask, what are my responsibilities? Do they conflict with one another? I will explore this question tonight. ...