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mtj
4.15.17, 7:28 AM
Peeps Breaking Bad...

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Agent99
4.15.17, 1:16 PM
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mtj
4.15.17, 2:43 PM
Oh my, I LOVE Peep Lives Matter.
I have never been a lover of "Black Lives Matter".
Because, ALL lives matter.
Let's include all peeps, and people in that phrase.

KrisMich
4.15.17, 3:28 PM
Gulliver... hehehe!

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Mike
4.15.17, 5:05 PM
If you're going to bring up that "all lives matter" stuff, then I think this goes in Politics.

mtj
4.15.17, 7:00 PM
Really?
Lives that matter goes in Politics?
I didn't know that was a political issue.

Agent99
4.15.17, 7:46 PM
Ha ha! I love it.

Mike
4.16.17, 12:45 PM
Really?
Lives that matter goes in Politics?
I didn't know that was a political issue.
Well,
it sure ain't light-hearted entertainment.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Lives_Matter

mtj
4.16.17, 5:05 PM
Well,
it sure ain't light-hearted entertainment.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Lives_Matter

Okay, I get it.
I guess you are someone who subscribes to the "black lives matter" thing.
Me, I think all lives matter and we would be better off, as a society, to include all people in a statement like that.

Mike
4.17.17, 12:35 PM
People who try to change the protest slogan "Black Lives Matter" to something else, like "All Lives Matter" are missing the point. I don't know if that is simply a mistake driven by misunderstanding, or something deeper, driven by who knows what, but it is a misunderstanding.

The "all lives" side is saying, in essence, that there is an implicit "Only..." in front of "black lives matter," when really the implicit word is "...too", at the end. Black lives matter, too.

Someone at Reddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/comments/3du1qm/eli5_why_is_it_so_controversial_when_someone_says/) has a long winded response to a request to "explain it as if I was 5 year old". I'll borrow and repost the first couple of paragraphs here:

Imagine that you're sitting down to dinner with your family, and while everyone else gets a serving of the meal, you don't get any. So you say "I should get my fair share." And as a direct response to this, your dad corrects you, saying, "everyone should get their fair share." Now, that's a wonderful sentiment -- indeed, everyone should, and that was kinda your point in the first place: that you should be a part of everyone, and you should get your fair share also. However, dad's smart-ass comment just dismissed you and didn't solve the problem that you still haven't gotten any!

The problem is that the statement "I should get my fair share" had an implicit "too" at the end: "I should get my fair share, too, just like everyone else." But your dad's response treated your statement as though you meant "only I should get my fair share", which clearly was not your intention. As a result, his statement that "everyone should get their fair share," while true, only served to ignore the problem you were trying to point out.

This is the way that I understand it, and I have no problem with this understanding. I do believe that racism is real and continuing problem in America, that it is easy for us white people to forget that, and that we do need expressions like "Black Lives Matter" to help keep it in our national awareness.

Agent99
4.17.17, 2:18 PM
I just don't understand what they think they're not getting their fair share of. Opportunity is there for the taking.

Mike
4.17.17, 5:51 PM
"Atticus Finch" in "To Kill A Mockingbird"
"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view …, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."

mtj
4.17.17, 6:02 PM
Until we start thinking of ourselves as "people" (not black people, or gay people, or Hispanic people)...just people...
lives are not going to matter at all.
And while that is a lovely quote from one of my favorite books, it is theoretically impossible to climb into someone else's skin and walk around in it.
No one can see things from someone else's perspective because they are not that person, living in that person's circumstances.

Sorry the Peep Show thread got derailed.
It is usually pretty fun.

Mike
4.17.17, 6:13 PM
Thanks, MTJ. You're right; peeps are for fun. :sun:
http://5883-presscdn-0-37.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Keep-Calm.jpg

KrisMich
4.17.17, 9:18 PM
Namaste... hehehe!

http://cdn.skim.gs/image/upload/v1456337667/msi/peeps-yoga_gmbfae.jpg

Agent99
4.18.17, 8:19 AM
Peep Yoga!! LOL!!!

mtj
4.18.17, 1:33 PM
The moves are a little different, ie downward facing rabbit