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displacedredneck t1_j76i8aj wrote

Fake. Move along troll.

**And this bullshit was already removed by the mods yesterday. Get a better hobby.


IcyWillow1193 t1_j76bmde wrote

>Being from a 3rd World country

I call BS on this entire post due to this phrase. "3rd World" is an archaic term with colonialist roots. People from countries deemed as such do not refer to themselves that way.


129za t1_j76cox9 wrote

They do sometimes. Aversion to that is a precious American thing. But I agree the post is a bit suspicious.


floppydisk1995 t1_j76hnzf wrote

"always thought that U.S was safe and people were valued"

Well I've got news for you...


vtsandtrooper t1_j76jak5 wrote

And people think Im a conspiracy theorist when i say theres a concerted and organized attempt to make DC look like its falling apart and everyone lives in fear. This is coming from the House GOP. They want to end all talk of 51st state for another generation, and they want home rule gone so they can make DC their taliban ideal city of laws. People need to wise up.


IcyWillow1193 t1_j76mnko wrote

>This is coming from the House GOP.

To be fair, it reeked of freshman or sophomore College Republican.


vtsandtrooper t1_j76s2fh wrote

follow money. Obviously its not a congressman posting on reddit. But ignoring that Heritage and GOP want to send this message on full blast everywhere, what makes people think they wouldnt have employees who they pay posting in reddit? They spend millions to do the same messaging on traditional media.

Theyve been caught doing this on FFX Underground btw

How do you think the whole transgender freakout started spreading in Virginia before the gubernatorial race? It started on reddit/ffx underground/nextdoor --- not from some massive media pay on tv.

They create the fake outrage, then they say, look at this outrage we have to stop this woke agenda things! Then they really get going on changing policy with the idea that the outrage that they manufactured is what the people want.

Is DC's crime up? Yea. Its not great, I wish the police would do more. Is it a crisis? No not really, its not some enormous spike that overrides all other facets of life in the city. But they want people to think we live in New Jack and buildings are on fire and the people hide indoors to avoid criminals.


IcyWillow1193 t1_j76wdeb wrote

I don't know how to tell you this, but there is no chance of DC statehood happening in our lifetimes. The GOP uses it as a useful strawman to rile the base up at zero cost, and the last time the Democrats had a meaningful chance to pass it they didn't, despite the obvious benefits. So there's no need for the kind of orchestrated conspiracy you're describing, but plenty of adults who never matured beyond adolescence who think they're "owning the libs" by bashing DC.


vtsandtrooper t1_j77kmfx wrote

Home rule is very much at risk, and the GOP has noticed a lot more 51st pressure becoming popular. If a super majority were to happen it would be passed. They want to begin to stop that momentum. Democrats keep playing checkers while the GOP plays 30 year games to overturn Roe and take over state houses.


Miawouss66 t1_j76af48 wrote

You are not missing anything, i feel sorry for you and your friends that you experienced something like that. DC is not a dangerous city per se but it s not a safe place neither. In some neighborhoods you might feel a little more safe than other, but always remains vigilant of your surroundings… I personally carry a pepper spray with me just in case of, even if i am not quite sure that it would help depends on the situation I might encounter. There is a lot of people in DC, who are mentally instable, you guys might have met one that day or maybe not, but do not expect someone would have jump in the middle of what s going on and took your defense… that s not something that people do in DC, the last person that did that, a couple of days ago was a metro employee who ended up dead at the end. You might have a vision of USA a little bit too romantic, and you just got a reality check that DC, the US and Americans we are not better than any other human beings nor any other country, we might often quite be the opposite. All in all my dear OP, do not let this incident deters you from enjoying your life. Once, you will pass the trauma stage, just go do your regular thing, all the things you like to do, even coming to DC again. As for taking metro, a couple of advice:

  • do not isolate yourself from the people on the platform, nor riding a car with just few people
  • always board the first car, the one where the driver is
  • avoid eye contact with people and especially with the mentally instables.
  • do not make yourself a target by wearing fancy clothes and other things. Stay really sober
  • put your headphone on your ears but in low volume cause you need to hear what s going on around you… kinda « i am in my bubble but i pay attention to my surroundings »
  • report any incident that will happen to you to a metro station manager at their booth or metro police… not quite sure it will help but…
  • buy a pepper spray if it helps you to feel safe.

Stay safe! 🫶🏼