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coastal_girl14 t1_jb3mhoa wrote

Jan 6th was an act of treason promulgated by the then POTUS. Anyone conflating BLM and MAGAstans has already lost the argument. Whataboutism is the last bastion of the indefensible.


coastal_girl14 t1_jb3od93 wrote

You should read the comments in the thread.


ZoqY t1_jb3otb4 wrote

Gee have you seen what they say in the video? Is that acceptable?


ZoqY t1_jb3niik wrote

You can’t be serious. 35 people died during the blm riots and over 3 billion in damages happened. On Trump’s inauguration, they tried to storm the white house lawn, forcing them underground. They set fire to a historical church and raided a police precinct, causing all of the police to flee. Thousands of cops were injured. There is no “whataboutism”. You simply lack the ability to see how bad your own side is while blaming others as if it was something that has never happened before.


coastal_girl14 t1_jb3o7ri wrote

My own side. You should stop listening to Fox News. Protesting police violence is the same as trying to overthrow the government, cancel democracy, and kill the VP as well as members of Congress? But yeah, they're exactly the same.


ZoqY t1_jb3oke6 wrote

Odd I don’t watch fox news. Keep speaking out of your ass because violently “protesting police brutality” is no different than violently “protesting election fraud”. You see your own side and lack the ability to view other perspectives. Blm rioters are literally on camera saying they wanted to beat up every white person. You pick out nitpicked incidents like I can’t do the same for the left.


coastal_girl14 t1_jb3vdhq wrote

Why are you focused on BLACK Lives Matter? Why not any of the other protest movements? What is it about BLM that triggers you? How is it that you cannot differentiate between the violence of people who follow a lying, thieving, pretender who wanted to be president for life from people who have died at the hands of police, suffered from police brutality, and want equality under the law?

You don't have to answer, it's clear as day from "my side".


ZoqY t1_jb3wa13 wrote

What about making America great again triggers you? We can shout buzzwords all day if you can’t comprehend the double standard there’s no point in discussing further


Mikkikon t1_jb508vb wrote

You’re both wrong. They were different and each was worse in its own way and neither should be used as an excuse for the other. It’s a dumb argument.


bdy435 t1_jb5q98w wrote

The BLM movement was based on the premise of equal rights and the statistically excessive number of police executions of black people, mostly male.

Philando Castile was shot and killed for trying to show his pistol permit after being stopped.

Dylan Roof, who randomly executed congregants at an AME church was taken into custody peacefully and taken to Burger King because he was hungry.

To sum, BLM protested a real problem. Jan 6 insurrectionists protested a made up problem.


Mikkikon t1_jb5t464 wrote

That’s besides the point. However, if you look a bit deeper into this issue and look past the anecdotes highlighted by the media, I believe that you’ll find that your narrative is extremely oversimplified.


ZoqY t1_jb5dmx0 wrote

They are both wrong is literally my point. People act like the left has never done anything nearly as bad as jan 6th and act as if they are totally appalled by it.


bdy435 t1_jb5qi0a wrote

Nobody has done anything nearly as bad as Jan 6.

Most Americans are still outraged by the storming of the capitol.


Mikkikon t1_jb5fpp5 wrote

Someone can be legitimately appalled by something and also hold a blind spot in another context due to motivated reasoning. It doesn’t mean they’re faking it.

It’s a fine line between pointing out the hypocrisy (good) and using it as a way to downplay the wrongs on your side (bad).

While there are many differences between BLM riots and the capitol riot, they were both certainly cases of people with perceived grievances using violence in an attempt to overthrow systems of authority.


jsayer7 t1_jb5872d wrote

Ever seen gladiator? Criticizing dems in the reddit echo chamber is similar to that.


ZoqY t1_jb5edm1 wrote

Yep it’s pointless unfortunately. These people make me sick defending a violent protest and then claiming you are racist if you don’t support it