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    Re: Farrakhan To African-Americans: ‘Let’s Die For Something’

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    No I was born towards it's end, in the most volatile period.

    Especially when the ANC supporters were fighting the Inkatha Freedom Party and members of the White Security services were giving guns to the IFP, that was the most dangerous period.

    That's when **** nearly went out of control, I was very young at the time.
    Yeah, I'd say you're more qualified than any of us on the conditions required for a race war. Then again, given the kind of people who are taking Farrakhan seriously, I doubt this will ever be more than a silly speech by a silly old man.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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    Re: Farrakhan To African-Americans: ‘Let’s Die For Something’

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Yeah, I'd say you're more qualified than any of us on the conditions required for a race war. Then again, given the kind of people who are taking Farrakhan seriously, I doubt this will ever be more than a silly speech by a silly old man.
    Yea, because someone that was a little child during that time can teach us anything. He I was 5 or so during the marches on DC and lived there. I guess that makes me a civil rights expert.

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    Re: Farrakhan To African-Americans: ‘Let’s Die For Something’

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Yeah, I'd say you're more qualified than any of us on the conditions required for a race war. Then again, given the kind of people who are taking Farrakhan seriously, I doubt this will ever be more than a silly speech by a silly old man.
    I don't think I'm qualified, but it's all about context.

    But one riot, in one suburb that lasted for a couple of days between periods of relative peace is not the beginnings of a race war in any context.

    Farrakhan is a largely irrelevant and isolated figure, there are plenty like him about with varying degrees of pockets of supporters.

    It's amazing how crazy dudes can attract supporters by picking on the vulnerable and disillusioned in society.

    Extremist islam convinces people to blow themselves up, Jim Jones convinced a bunch of people to poison themselves and their own children, Hitler forced an entire country into a world war and genocide and I can't even convince any of my friends to help me move!

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    Re: Farrakhan To African-Americans: ‘Let’s Die For Something’

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    Self-preservation.

    The difference between a liberal Christian and a conservative Christian is that one thumps the Bible, the other lives by the teachings.


    Try again. Self Preservation doesn't work with giving to others who haven't asked for anything.

    The difference is in how many people they help feed, clothe, and give money too. Which we can see by the sheer number of Charities.

    Then there was your Reverend Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton. We can see how they live by those teachings they acquired. Perhaps you might want to share with them, that the Good Book is whats known as the Bible. Not, Papa was a Rolling Stone.

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    Re: Farrakhan To African-Americans: ‘Let’s Die For Something’

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Yea, because someone that was a little child during that time can teach us anything. He I was 5 or so during the marches on DC and lived there. I guess that makes me a civil rights expert.
    You're not an expert on anything to be honest. The fact that you were the first to screech race war in the thread shows you're definitely about as knowledgeable in civil rights as I am when it comes to quantum physics. Now, Jet has demonstrated time and time again he understands these issues beyond the usual vitriolic we hear from both the left and right wing. Have you? No.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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    Re: Farrakhan To African-Americans: ‘Let’s Die For Something’

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    You guys are about as qualified to comment on black community affairs as you are on astrophysics.
    I grew up around the space center, so I am qualified.

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    Re: Farrakhan To African-Americans: ‘Let’s Die For Something’

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You're not an expert on anything to be honest. The fact that you were the first to screech race war in the thread shows you're definitely about as knowledgeable in civil rights as I am when it comes to quantum physics. Now, Jet has demonstrated time and time again he understands these issues beyond the usual vitriolic we hear from both the left and right wing. Have you? No.
    Lets see, I am on expert on your types.
    You see something you don't understand, so you twist words and deliberately take them out of context, accuse people of saying something they did say.
    That makes the whole thread about someone, instead of some topic. Seeing as you cant discuss the topic like a grown up, you fall back on the other thing. Lying and name calling.
    Good job, you are batting a 1000.

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    Re: Farrakhan To African-Americans: ‘Let’s Die For Something’

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I don't think I'm qualified, but it's all about context.

    But one riot, in one suburb that lasted for a couple of days between periods of relative peace is not the beginnings of a race war in any context.

    Farrakhan is a largely irrelevant and isolated figure, there are plenty like him about with varying degrees of pockets of supporters.

    It's amazing how crazy dudes can attract supporters by picking on the vulnerable and disillusioned in society.

    Extremist islam convinces people to blow themselves up, Jim Jones convinced a bunch of people to poison themselves and their own children, Hitler forced an entire country into a world war and genocide and I can't even convince any of my friends to help me move!
    Well, there is a whole thread now on Louis.

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    Re: Farrakhan To African-Americans: ‘Let’s Die For Something’

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Yep, but now you've made it obvious you're buying some of them to get ready for Farrakhan. I'm sure he'll make it to Melbourne, Florida. I'll send ya a care package or something.
    Doubt it. But one can hope.

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    Re: Farrakhan To African-Americans: ‘Let’s Die For Something’

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I don't think I'm qualified, but it's all about context.

    But one riot, in one suburb that lasted for a couple of days between periods of relative peace is not the beginnings of a race war in any context.

    Farrakhan is a largely irrelevant and isolated figure, there are plenty like him about with varying degrees of pockets of supporters.

    It's amazing how crazy dudes can attract supporters by picking on the vulnerable and disillusioned in society.

    Extremist islam convinces people to blow themselves up, Jim Jones convinced a bunch of people to poison themselves and their own children, Hitler forced an entire country into a world war and genocide and I can't even convince any of my friends to help me move!
    What leads me to believe you have more knowledge than anyone on this topic is that you're one of the few who has examined the issue without having to look at race. You have absolutely no reason to look at what happened in South Africa and what is happening in Ferguson and not claim it could lead to a race war. On the contrary, you have every reason to do so and yet you don't. You looked to a much more volatile issue, determined that if that didn't end in all war, why would this much more condensed and politicized issue? I would have simplified it and said that Americans (regardless of their race) are too fat and intellectually lazy to actually engage in a war over race again. However you simply realized that this wouldn't happen because the conditions aren't there just they weren't in South Africa.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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