The thread in which we sift through the smoldering wreckage of the American experiment

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Esoteric Allusionhttps://theintercept.com/2017/10/12/before-charlottesville-was-in-the-spotlight-police-arrested-their-most-prominent-critic-in-the-middle-of-the-night/

Just an appalling story.

This is fucked up. I'm not shocked the Charlottesville police are sympathetic with white nationalists, though. The alt-right / white supremacists appeal to cops because they know a lot of forces think the way they do. This is just my experience, but I have family in the Chicago PD and let me tell you: they're racist as fuck.

I remember my uncle telling the rest of our family the CPD would use the word "Canadian" instead of black in order to say stuff like "I have two suspicious Canadians in custody" and ask how to proceed.

Well that's just irresponsible. What if they arrested real Canadians?

I don't know how they treat suspicious blacks, but I'm pretty sure however bad it is for them Canadians deserve as bad or worse.
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And that article highlights why I would like to view an alternate and forever unrealized reality in which the frog in a pot which is American democracy under the Trump administration gets boiled to death. Given that Trump is the candidate of 'Blue Lives Matter' and cheering on police brutality, of yet more mass incarceration and yet more racial profiling, I would like to know just how many police officers in this country support him and how far they're willing to follow him.
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That "Canadian" thing as code for black has existed everywhere for decades. I mean, not all of you would know. In Tennessee, for example, the code word for black is "nigger."
Oct 13, 2017 3:15 AM
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BigwigThat "Canadian" thing as code for black has existed everywhere for decades. I mean, not all of you would know. In Tennessee, for example, the code word for black is "nigger."

Well yeah, which is why it was used.
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BigwigThat "Canadian" thing as code for black has existed everywhere for decades. I mean, not all of you would know. In Tennessee, for example, the code word for black is "nigger."

Study finds Pittsburgh America's most racist city.
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BigwigThat "Canadian" thing as code for black has existed everywhere for decades. I mean, not all of you would know. In Tennessee, for example, the code word for black is "nigger."

Well yeah, which is why it was used.

Hey, THANK YOU for the clarification.
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BigwigThat "Canadian" thing as code for black has existed everywhere for decades. I mean, not all of you would know. In Tennessee, for example, the code word for black is "nigger."

Well yeah, which is why it was used.

Hey, THANK YOU for the clarification.

Cops are racist.
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Fucking Canadian's getting lively here.
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MeowFucking Canadian's getting lively here.


"I've got some uppity Canadians here, sir.

...no, I mean Canadian Bacon, not Canadian Fried Chicken."
Oct 13, 2017 12:54 PM
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W R O N G T H R E A D
Oct 15, 2017 2:47 PM
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Did it T W I C E
Oct 15, 2017 2:48 PM
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So according to one poll, close to half of Republicans want a war with North Korea. I hope that's overstated, but god damn.
Oct 15, 2017 8:22 PM
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Ivan the TerribleSo according to one poll, close to half of Republicans want a war with North Korea. I hope that's overstated, but god damn.

Remember when Trump said he would pull all troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan, and that it was a mistake that we are engaged in foreign wars abroad that have no clear objective??
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Oct 16, 2017 1:26 PM
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Esoteric Allusion

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/23/the-danger-of-president-pence

"Trump doesn't give a shit about anyone but himself" exhibit 68423384948450321233921194.
Oct 16, 2017 1:37 PM
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There's so much happening in that anecdote it's a little overwhelming.
Oct 16, 2017 1:59 PM
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You have Trump not knowing the likely outcome of overturning Roe v Wade, him bluntly asserting his dominance just because he can, Trump casually dismissing two cornerstones of the social conservative movement and important platforms of his own party, Trump making fun of his VP pick, and the President acknowledging the Vice President holds extremist views. Phew!
Oct 16, 2017 2:07 PM
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Exhibit M for how liberals disregard everything Trump says as uninformed, hyperbolic lies until what he says confirms their preexisting biases.
Oct 16, 2017 2:45 PM
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NimChimpskyExhibit M for how liberals disregard everything Trump says as uninformed, hyperbolic lies until what he says confirms their preexisting biases.

I think the disgust has more to do with his cynical duplicity.
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NimChimpskyExhibit M for how liberals disregard everything Trump says as uninformed, hyperbolic lies until what he says confirms their preexisting biases.

Wait, do you actually think I believe Pence wants to hang all gays?
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