Social Justice “Protesters” Threaten to Burn Down People’s Houses

From a source that quotes a NYT article (which is behind a paywall):

“It went from a peaceful march, calling out the names, to all of a sudden, bang, ‘How dare you fly the American flag?’” said Mr. Moses, who is Black and runs a nonprofit group in the Portland, Ore., area. “They said take it down. They wouldn’t leave. They said they’re going to come back and burn the house down.”

Mr. Moses and others blocked the demonstrators and told them to leave.

“We don’t go around terrorizing folks to try and force them to do something they don’t want to do,” said Mr. Moses, whose nonprofit group provides support for local homeless people. “I’m a veteran. I’m for these liberties.”

When the “protesters” supposedly protest in people’s neighorhoods, I don’t think this is true protesting.  I think it is an intimidation tactic, like bullying.  It’s not hard to envision these protesters committing crimes against humanity.

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5 Responses to Social Justice “Protesters” Threaten to Burn Down People’s Houses

  1. nsr says:

    This is why atheistic/secular morality doesn’t work, because it just assumes that everybody will be nice, and when people aren’t nice it doesn’t have any solution other than the strongest calling the shots.

  2. Stardusty Psyche says:

    nsr,
    The OP actually had an, apparently, real story about the the violence and stupidity that is associated with the KKKish wing of the much broader Black Lives Matter movement.

    But then you went and messed it up with “when people aren’t nice it doesn’t have any solution”.
    Uhm, it’s called the law.

    You do realize that the mafia and the KKK have something in common, I mean besides being criminals, they are Christians, god loving, god fearing, evil, sick Christians. And they “aren’t nice”, plus their belief in god obviously is more of a get out of jail free card in their minds than any sort of motivation to be nice.

    So what do we do with arsonists, killers, and terrorists? Call the cops, put them in jail, throw away the key. There is your atheist solution to people who “aren’t nice”.

  3. GRA says:

    @ Psyche: You think the mafia and the KKK were running on religious morals? Get real. It’s like saying Hitler was a God-fearing man.

    And it’s God, not god. Use a capital. It’s called being culturally respectful and religiously literate.

  4. Stardusty Psyche says:

    Uhm, GRA, Hitler was a Christian, at least by declaration, later morphing his theism into his own weird brand, but certainly not an atheist, after all, gott mit uns.

    You are the one who needs to get real. You very apparently are not aware that the typical mafia guy was a Catholic and the KKK was a deeply protestant organization.

    Everybody has god on their side, donch ya know?

    The KKK in particular was a deeply Christian organization. You didn’t know that?

  5. TFBW says:

    Some people might accept an organisation’s claim to be “deeply Christian” even though it is known for burning crosses, organising lynch mobs, and being led by “wizards”. In my opinion, such people are too easily swayed by words, and fail to take into account that people sometimes tell whopping great lies for personal gain. Where’s the evidence in support of this “deeply Christian” claim?

    Also, on this:

    So what do we do with arsonists, killers, and terrorists? Call the cops, put them in jail, throw away the key. There is your atheist solution to people who “aren’t nice”.

    There are two ironies in this. It was in response to nsr’s remark which concluded, “when people aren’t nice it doesn’t have any solution other than the strongest calling the shots.” The first irony is that Stardusty’s solution only works if the cops are the strongest, and thus calling the shots, so it’s a confirmation of nsr’s point offered as though it were a rebuttal of it.

    The second irony is that the cops really aren’t the strongest party in many of these cases. Their higher-ups are only too eager to throw the cops under the bus as soon as a Person of Colour gets shot or injured, and even when the cops are willing to engage the rioters, many prosecutors simply decide to release those arrested without charge. So what to do with arsonists, etc, is call the cops, and hope that the chain of authorities sympathises with your position more than they sympathise with the arsonists.

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