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  • All lives

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  • No lives - everyone sucks

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Thread: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Seeing an avatar that says "black lives matter", let's just cut to the chase. Which lives matter? Don't be shy about it. Pick your team.
    I am on Team Human Race.
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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Yes, RACE consciousness. Not BLACK consciousness. RACE consciousness.


    LOL, wow.

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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    None of the Above.

    Whether a life matters depends upon the individual and what they do to make themselves either matter or not. Most people matter. But some make themselves a negative to their society, thus making their lives not matter and their death a positive.
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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    That has nothing to do with the sig or whatever you saw, i'm guessing. Look at what's grabbing media attention right now and who the victims are. A statement about one group of people doesn't preclude another group. It's like if i hold up a sign saying "gay rights matter," are you gonna accuse me of implying heterosexuals shouldn't have rights?

    The reason to word it this way is it *goes without saying* that the freedom of the majority is respected, but frequently not true for the minority
    Nothing "goes without saying" my chrome friend. What's left unsaid can make as much of a statement as what is said. I'm noting a lot of defensiveness in this thread (not from you) which I find interesting. My question was not loaded (a loaded question would have been "which lives don't matter"). We have couple sayings that happen to be popular right now "black lives matter", "blue lives matter" etc. and I just asked which of the slogans do people side with. It's not like it isn't obvious anyway.

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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    I believe human lives matter. But that's probably just "specie-ist" of me.

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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Nothing "goes without saying" my chrome friend. What's left unsaid can make as much of a statement as what is said. I'm noting a lot of defensiveness in this thread (not from you) which I find interesting. My question was not loaded (a loaded question would have been "which lives don't matter"). We have couple sayings that happen to be popular right now "black lives matter", "blue lives matter" etc. and I just asked which of the slogans do people side with. It's not like it isn't obvious anyway.
    I didn't know "blue people" are constantly facing discriminatory practices and get treated unfairly because of things they have no control over like the color of their skin.
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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    I didn't know "blue people" are constantly facing discriminatory practices and get treated unfairly because of things they have no control over like the color of their skin.
    I hope you're only playing dumb, but I won't assume anything.

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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Seeing an avatar that says "black lives matter", let's just cut to the chase. Which lives matter? Don't be shy about it. Pick your team.
    You are aware of the implication that "black lives matter" is a response to, aren't you?
    Last edited by Cardinal; 05-28-15 at 11:11 AM.

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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    Are people really so confused by the "Black Lives Matter" slogan that they have to insist on this pedantic "Hurr durr I care about all lives!" distinction? Obviously the people who sport the slogan aren't saying that other peoples lives are less important. They are using the slogan because they believe there is an identifiable group of people who have been singled out for discrimination and terrible practices when it comes to their interactions with the police and that therefore their deaths should receive special attention to rectify this alleged injustice. "Black Lives Matter" is a response to a perceived injustice not some brainless belief that only 'black lives' matter.

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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Are people really so confused by the "Black Lives Matter" slogan that they have to insist on this pedantic "Hurr durr I care about all lives!" distinction? Obviously the people who sport the slogan aren't saying that other peoples lives are less important. They are using the slogan because they believe there is an identifiable group of people who have been singled out for discrimination and terrible practices when it comes to their interactions with the police and that therefore their deaths should receive special attention to rectify this alleged injustice. "Black Lives Matter" is a response to a perceived injustice not some brainless belief that only 'black lives' matter.
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