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Insurrection is not new in the US

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Insurrection is not new in the US
« on: January 19, 2021, 06:17:07 AM »
 It is peculiar that some of our US history has to be told by BBC.  White supremacy is alive and well today as it was in times gone by.  Read the article when you get the time.
 
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55648011?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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Re: Insurrection is not new in the US
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2021, 01:52:40 PM »
It has become more and more apparent that a large portion of us never believed in the Declaration of Independence's dictum that "all men are created equal".  Today that percentage is in the 30-40% range, which makes democracy problematic.  It's frightening to think that were it not for the courage of a few courageous people, some of them Republican, that this election could have been stolen by Trump. 

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Re: Insurrection is not new in the US
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2021, 09:02:37 PM »
This is the sort of thing that is never taught in history class.  :-\
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Re: Insurrection is not new in the US
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2021, 11:26:31 PM »
I never heard of this either. That was horrible.

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Re: Insurrection is not new in the US
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2021, 11:44:02 PM »
lots of intimidation was more personal.

okemah, oklahoma, 1911:



about 40 miles from where i was born.


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Re: Insurrection is not new in the US
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2021, 01:18:56 AM »
The Tulsa race riot was also horrible - hundreds of Blacks killed or injured.  1921.

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Re: Insurrection is not new in the US
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2021, 01:22:23 AM »
I don't quite know where to place this tidbit but since they are in part responsible for the insurrection it seemed appropriate.

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Re: Insurrection is not new in the US
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2021, 05:23:01 PM »
I don't quite know where to place this tidbit but since they are in part responsible for the insurrection it seemed appropriate.

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Yes, they are having a crisis of faith.  They really believed Biden et al. would be arrested and charged with raping and eating babies. 

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Re: Insurrection is not new in the US
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2021, 09:56:03 PM »
I don't quite know where to place this tidbit but since they are in part responsible for the insurrection it seemed appropriate.

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Yes, they are having a crisis of faith.  They really believed Biden et al. would be arrested and charged with raping and eating babies.

I wonder what the penal code is for eating babies?
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Re: Insurrection is not new in the US
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2021, 11:42:21 AM »
If religions were TV channels atheism is turning the TV off.
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Re: Insurrection is not new in the US
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2021, 02:50:59 PM »
I agree Tank. They've already got 250 people. I wonder how many there were in all. 250 is probably a very small percentage of the insurgents.
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Re: Insurrection is not new in the US
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2021, 03:05:20 PM »
Dandy Randy:
This is the sort of thing that is never taught in history class.

HISTORY (n) An account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools.

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