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The Inevitable Civil War begins   America - all of it

Started 1/7/21 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 40715 views.
Trump supporters attacked a Black woman walking home, she says. Police are investigating it as a hate crime.
 
 
Berlinda Nibo, 25, said Trump supporters in downtown Los Angeles slapped her, pepper-sprayed her, snatched her wig from her head and verbally harassed her after she tried to record them. The LAPD is investigating it as a hate crime.
 
“They’re yelling at me because of my color, calling me the n-word, calling me the b-word, saying, ‘All lives matter. Black lives doesn’t matter,’” Nibo, 25, told KCAL.
 
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Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

No, it's like PBS. 

Or like our CBC.  A propaganda site for entrenched bureaucracies and those who feel they're so smart and important that they really should be addressing the General Assembly of the United Nations.

In reply toRe: msg 12

Great analysis.  Also linked to therein by the author:

From the article:

Camp, according to Sontag, "sees everything in quotation marks." It also depends upon "flamboyant mannerisms susceptible of a double interpretation; gestures full of duplicity, with a witty meaning for cognoscenti and another, more impersonal, for outsiders." This is what the fact-checking crowd never understood: Trump's off-the-cuff superlatives, both positive and negative, were part of a performance. The hysterical reaction of journalists, especially those who assume that such statements are capable of being judged in some coldly objective, quantitative manner, to his assertion that he has done more for African Americans than any president with the possible exception of Lincoln is the point, and so is the breathless defense from figures like Candace Owens.


I like this:


One thing Sontag does not mention in her essay is that politically speaking camp belongs decidedly, if not with any especial degree of conviction, to the right. Mussolini with his pouting lips and burlesques of classical architecture was a camp figure in a way that no left-wing dictator could be. Margaret Thatcher was camp, and so was Silvio Berlusconi. Camp is incompatible with progressive politics because its assumption of a hierarchy of understanding between those who do and do not "get it" is inherently anti-egalitarian, and with modish liberalism because it rejects moralism. (The polar opposite of right-wing camp is Aaron Sorkin.)

Apollonius (Theocritos) said:

Are we keeping score?

I'm looking for several billion dollars in reparations from Black Lives Matter for all the deaths and destruction they have wrought.

Apollonius (Theocritos) said:

Black Lives Matter

Yes, they do. Here's some of the weapons that this civil war is being fought with.

Atlanta musicians hold lunchtime ‘Violin Vigil’ for Elijah McClain

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

1/9/21

Don't know anything about it.

Where are you that you can pick it up?

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

1/9/21

I don't understand the point of the article.

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