Debate This…

The question is “What are your thoughts on this post from a black police officer?”

My answer is that this guy has a few things wrong in my opinion. From my understanding the BLM movement is about police brutality and how it disproportionately affects black communities. Black people are 5 times more likely than white people to be killed by police(21 times for black teens vs white teens). Furthermore, these murderous cops will rarely ever face justice or even reprimanded. It’s because this society has valued black live less, hence the movement.

Black on black crime isn’t helpful to this issue. It’s the same as white on white crime. People tend to be victims and perpetrators from the same community, and we have a lot of white people living with white people black people living with black people, and other large minorities living together in separate communities. It’s not like black people are deliberately hunting black people for being black. And the perpetrators in these communities will usually get arrested, charged, and tried for their crimes, that’s how the system is supposed to work, unlike with like murderous cops.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/dec/31/the-counted-police-killings-2015-young-black-men

Overall in 2015, black people were killed at twice the rate of white, Hispanic and native Americans. About 25% of the African Americans killed were unarmed, compared with 17% of white people. This disparity has narrowed since the database was first published on 1 June, at which point black people killed were found to be twice as likely to not have a weapon.

 

Final total of people killed by US police officers in 2015 shows rate of death for young black men was five times higher than white men of the same age

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Melissa “Fart Facts” Mullins is a Moron

So, as many people know Hank Green was one of the people who got to interview the president recently. Knowing the internet, he’s going to receive some hate for it, especially by Obama’s moronic right wing haters. Here’s one of them. She really really likes the Fart Facts video and actually thinks that’s all Hank Green is known for. She writes for the newsbusters(dot)org website, which isn’t one of your more objective blog sites to say the least, so it’s unsurprising that she was allowed to post her inanity about Hank in this piece:

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So, predictably, as an Obama hater, she claims Hank is a pawn for the white house, and denigrates him accordingly. And surprisingly, if you read the comments, a significant amount(not including my comments) reject her obvious attack on Hank and scold her accordingly. For example:

commentHer twitter account is set to private so we can’t see her posts on there, most likely to guard herself from the backlash of her absurd ramblings and remain in her echo chamber. Feel free to let her know what you think of her attack on Hank Green on there though, she most definitely reads them.

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Hank Green responds to her comment here through this youtube video on his vlogbrothers channel.

 

 

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Wolves of Vinland

I recently read this blog post by a guy named Jack Donovan. He talks about his experience with a heathen kindred called Wolves of Vinland. I’ve met a few of them via myspace a long while ago but dropped them after realizing their ideology is racist and sexist.

It looks like their ideology hasn’t progressed, and the guy even mentions they don’t like “enforced egalitarianism”. My first thought is “what’s wrong with egalitarianism and how is it enforced?” Weird.

Comments aren’t allowed on his blog post, so I decided to just make my thoughts known here. Feel free to comment below.

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Creepers who look like Brad Pitt are still creepers…..

Dr. Nerdlove writes great stuff for those who are socially awkward, inept, etc. He writes about not being creepy, treat others as humans instead of objects on pedestals, not being sexist, know how to read body language, how to approach people, etc. Great advice! Here’s his latest about creepers and how some people have the idea that it’s only considered creeping if you’re not attractive.

http://www.doctornerdlove.com/2014/11/yes-still-creeper-move-if-brad-pitt-does-it/

Of course, as soon as anyone brings up the topic of creepy behavior, there’s the inevitable pushback, because why should men change – or even acknowledge – that they’re acting like creepers? Instead, it quickly becomes a referendum on how unfair it all is. One of the perennial defenses against creepy behavior is the ever classic, “If a hot guy does it, it’s not creepy!” The implication, of course, is that calling someone creepy is a way of punishing “ugly” men for daring to presume that they may stand a chance with someone who’s demonstrably out of their league. Even with the recent Hollaback street harassment video, people were quick to defend creepers by pointing out that their crime was to not be hot enough.

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