EtcetEraThreadHappy Birthday to the Homie - Fidel would be 90 today
ReasonUser banned (duration pending): Creating an inflammatory troll thread. History of metacommentary and hostility towards the community.
He's definitely not "the homie," but now that you are here: I thought this article was interesting. He'd be 90 today. Certainly a complicated figure. I've never thought about the Angolan war before and its implications on apartheid
EtcetEraThreadBlack Lives Matter Everywhere - Police Killings In Germany
ReasonUser Banned (1 month): hostility, prior bans for conspiracy theorizing, perpetuating racial stereotypes, and general hostility
This is shocking and horrible. More people worldwide need to be aware of the gross abuses that happen to africans and arabs in Europe it's disgusting. I thought awareness was spreading during the syrian crisis but it seems to have been glanced over because of all the crises that have followed.1. We aren't delusional nor do we ignore our problems
Case in point (you probably can't read or listen to this because americans never learn other languages but oh well) :
2. As a French person it is evident that racism is super bad here. To think that things are somehow even worse in the US isn't really negating that (even if I think it is quite the same and agree many in France point at the US to brush away our problems in bad faith)
I also thought apartheid is worse than what happens in the US, but that does not mean I am excusing what happens in the US. Being horrified at the racism in the US and thinking thank god it is not bad here is much the same thing.
Some europeans are delusional but posts like yours always come off more like Americans trying to point at Europe and say that it is also bad here so stop looking at your problems/giving you a hard time, etc.
EtcetEraThreadNovel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
ReasonUser Banned (2 Weeks): Inflammatory and Conspiratorial Rhetoric
Yeah the government literally hid it for months and now they come out of this looking like humanitarians. Disgraceful. After this clears the world should sanction the CCP like it has leaders in Iran. They need to be made to pay a price for this.
EtcetEraThreadDemocratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Super Tuesday Turbo XD Championship Edition & Knuckles (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
ReasonUser Banned (1 week): ignoring the modpost in regards to metacommentary
If you haven't noticed a certain group of people with Hillary avatars or other people that post with them making baseless attacks and contorting things people say then I can't be your eyes for you. I've had several things I've posted contorted to a disgusting extent and it's toxic and annoying. Despite the fact I go out of my way to own up when I jump to conclusions and try and be civil in most interactions. Not to mention a bunch of them trying to solicit bans for people from mods which I think is against ToS but I'm not sure. Maybe I just have a special resentment but shit is annoying
It's terrible politics and speaks to the larger problem with the DNC: it's run by terrible politicians who know only how to lose. Obama was an anomaly and he failed to build a movement behind him. DNC now is just longing for any mixed-race guy who is somewhat eloquent so it can try and put lightning back in a bottle since it clearly has no idea how to appeal to people with actual policies.