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(01-09-2018 03:28 PM)Hoekjeness Wrote:  Protests by their very nature are meant to be uncomfortable.

The Civil Rights movement wasn’t exactly “comfortable” but they’re considered pioneers and hero’s today.

Pretty clear we still have a ways to go in this country to open up people’s eyes.

"Some can't see beyond their own strong views on an issue."
01-09-2018 03:42 PM
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(01-09-2018 03:28 PM)Hoekjeness Wrote:  Protests by their very nature are meant to be uncomfortable.

The Civil Rights movement wasn’t exactly “comfortable” but they’re considered pioneers and hero’s today.

Pretty clear we still have a ways to go in this country to open up people’s eyes.

Where in America do you find a place that isn't already hosting political slap fights? Hey, my major was American Public Policy, I work in politics, I often lament that they are a verboten topic in places like families gatherings, but there has to be some space in our society where we can leave it at the door, lest we become a totalitarian society where every aspect of life is political in nature.

So far, with WMU football, it's been mostly about what matters the most: 11 different guys, looking down the field, seeing things the same way, and executing a single plan together.

I could make it really, really, really uncomfortable in here, but that's not what anyone comes here to do (well, most of us).

And that's what was great about the Poly Sci department at WMU in my time, it was low key, and all of the professors broadly understood their roles.
01-09-2018 04:30 PM
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(01-09-2018 03:42 PM)GullLake Wrote:  
(01-09-2018 03:28 PM)Hoekjeness Wrote:  Protests by their very nature are meant to be uncomfortable.

The Civil Rights movement wasn’t exactly “comfortable” but they’re considered pioneers and hero’s today.

Pretty clear we still have a ways to go in this country to open up people’s eyes.

"Some can't see beyond their own strong views on an issue."

The difference is they’re the ones talking. You can choose to listen or not listen.

I’m not asking you to listen to me. I’m asking you to listen to them.
01-09-2018 04:31 PM
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(01-09-2018 04:31 PM)Hoekjeness Wrote:  
(01-09-2018 03:42 PM)GullLake Wrote:  
(01-09-2018 03:28 PM)Hoekjeness Wrote:  Protests by their very nature are meant to be uncomfortable.

The Civil Rights movement wasn’t exactly “comfortable” but they’re considered pioneers and hero’s today.

Pretty clear we still have a ways to go in this country to open up people’s eyes.

"Some can't see beyond their own strong views on an issue."

The difference is they’re the ones talking. You can choose to listen or not listen.

I’m not asking you to listen to me. I’m asking you to listen to them.

Hoekjeness, my friend, you have entirely missed my point.

Empathy. Try it. There are many, many important causes worthy of "uncomfortable," protest. You just happen to support this cause and can't/won't see the larger picture/issue beyond it.

Peace, bro! While I question your logic, I respect your passion.
01-09-2018 04:44 PM
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(01-09-2018 04:44 PM)GullLake Wrote:  
(01-09-2018 04:31 PM)Hoekjeness Wrote:  
(01-09-2018 03:42 PM)GullLake Wrote:  
(01-09-2018 03:28 PM)Hoekjeness Wrote:  Protests by their very nature are meant to be uncomfortable.

The Civil Rights movement wasn’t exactly “comfortable” but they’re considered pioneers and hero’s today.

Pretty clear we still have a ways to go in this country to open up people’s eyes.

"Some can't see beyond their own strong views on an issue."

The difference is they’re the ones talking. You can choose to listen or not listen.

I’m not asking you to listen to me. I’m asking you to listen to them.

Hoekjeness, my friend, you have entirely missed my point.

Empathy. Try it. There are many, many important causes worthy of "uncomfortable," protest. You just happen to support this cause and can't/won't see the larger picture/issue beyond it.

Peace, bro! While I question your logic, I respect your passion.

Wow the irony...

The larger picture, you say!? 03-lmfao

Biggest “whoosh” ever.
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01-09-2018 05:35 PM
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It's the players right to protest, it's our right not to attend their games or watch them on TV.

They're just athletic entertainers, not heroes. We pay for our entertainment, or we choose not to.

Many of them are not too smart, deliberately sticking their thumb into the eye of so many of their paying audience. We don't need them, they need us.

I feel sorry for the ones who 'get it' and know they're killing the goose laying the golden eggs-but I could care less about the rest of them.

Maybe pro football has seen it's zenith and it's a declining interest among American men? There are plenty of other things we can spend our spare time on these days, who needs the added irritation of a bunch of overpaid performers insulting our nation's symbols? They're not indispensible, not by a long shot.
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01-09-2018 09:46 PM
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(01-09-2018 09:46 PM)BroncoPhilly Wrote:  who needs the added irritation of a bunch of overpaid performers insulting our nation's symbols?

1) A lot of Americans do. Ones who don’t have a voice.

2) They aren’t insulting our nations “symbols”... they are seeking justice for a group of people whom the flag doesn’t represent.

They are the real patriots.
01-09-2018 10:09 PM
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(01-09-2018 04:44 PM)GullLake Wrote:  Empathy. Try it.

The black community lives with injustice on a daily basis.

A black man — against popular (white male) opinion — uses his platform to express those feelings and give the black community a voice.

And you think I’m the one who doesn’t understand empathy?
01-09-2018 10:26 PM
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01-10-2018 12:38 AM
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You’re seriously citing Breitbart......
01-10-2018 06:07 AM
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