Michael Brown's Death - Comment #1,749,037

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itabtoo
itabtoo

in reply to Myndnix

so, what would you do?
hashtagcampaigns like this are meant to raise awareness, which in this case is about the only thing that can be done by an individual, it’s not like, for example, a catastrophy where you can actually donate or help out yourself, join msf etc.
of course, lack of moral courage isn’t a good thing, but i can understand most people being afraid to intervene physically and verbally, and there’s certainly not anything more they could do in that case, except protesting and raising awareness.

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11volt11
11volt11

in reply to Nevar00

Policemen are meant to protect people. You’re basically saying “What would you rather happen? Policemen try to save innocent lives? There’s only so much that you can even do to fight crimes like that, so let’s disband the police. Ron Paul 2012.”

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11volt11
11volt11

in reply to itabtoo

But there is never an attempt made to do anything about it. If you’re trying to say that none of these events can be helped by anything, and that hashtags are the only thing people can do, how has the human race survived thus far without hashtags? Serious question. I find it really hard to believe that hashtags are the only thing people can do about stuff.

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Nevar00
Nevar00

in reply to 11volt11

…wat. I’m talking about the complaints against ‘slacktivism’. Is it the most useful thing in the world? Of course not but there’s only so much the average Joe (nevermind preteens etc) can do to ‘protest’ against things like this. Same deal with Kony. At the very least they raise awareness.

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itabtoo
itabtoo

in reply to 11volt11

stop over-interpreting my comment, i never said that there couldn’t be done anything about ‘those events’. i said, the only thing that people can do about it (it has already happened, can’t bring him back to life you know) now is to raise awareness. they can be helped, raising awareness is more important than you may think, the problem is, that people forget very quickly, sharing a hashtag is easy, intervening, showing moral courage takes someefford, it can be dangerous and you may be held responible for the consequences. especially in a situation like that, involving a cop.
i’ll return your serious question: what is it you can do about that stuff. you, the regular citizen, not extraordinarily wealthy or powerful.

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Jortalus
Jortalus

in reply to Nevar00

Well, we’re already dealing with the riots in the streets. Cops have been shot at, but none of them have been hit, thank goodness. I live near Ferguson and this stuff is pretty out of hand…So, the hashtag campaign is not an alternative, it’s just running parallel to the violence and making itself even more comically ineffective.

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itabtoo
itabtoo

in reply to Myndnix

we have ze zwischennetz too, ja?
black teenager shot, policeman says he “reched for his gun”, people start peceful demonstrations (and a hashtag, probably the reason why every1 so mad) and some retards see it as a opportunity to riot and loot, police gets all squirrelly and reverts to inadequate use of force regardless if riot or peaceful protest, everyone here sides with police becasue “niggas is obviously violent by nature”.
yeah, i think that sums it all up…

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