Who is this image aimed at?
But as far as I know, Colin's initial point wasn't about work conditions. It was something to do with police brutality.
I know it has something to do with police brutality. Taking a knee however is something of a vague gesture. It's no substitute for written word.
The knee gesture isn't about police brutality anymore?
When did I do this? My head is in this thread, not in the sand.
I'm willing to bet there's people in the tens, if not, hundreds of millions who were never affected by police brutality.
It's aimed at those who always try to tell black people how to protest. Every time they protest something, you get throngs of white people yelling back to not protest like that.
If I tell (or more specifically, advise) black people (or more specifically, people who have something to be upset about and happen to be black) to protest by making signs and marching on streets peacefully and not loot stores that had nothing to do with some event and write their representatives about their grievance, am I doing something wrong? If so, where did I go wrong?
Did I go wrong when I was born "whitey" or was my mistake being a "Whitey McSportsfan"?
Wow, talk about restrictive! Okay SpokenTruth, you've convinced me! Where are these people who are against protesting through ALL of the following means: looting, wearing a shirt, marching with signs, kneeling during a game, speaking during a play, and during a graduation.
I want to get in touch with these people and ask them myself: what is the right way to protest?
Few protests are a direct statement of the thing being protested. Was Rosa Parks protesting the public transportation system? Was Martin Luther King Jr protesting the Alabama streets? Besides, he took a knee at the behest of a Green Beret who told him that soldiers kneel as a sign of respect.
Taking a knee is about police brutality and social justice but the majority of people that have lashed out at Kaepernick have no idea that was the reason and they simply attribute it to protesting the flag and the anthem.
You say "Few protests are a direct statement of the thing being protested" and I think that's something that needs to change. After all, just look at what happened to Kap's kneeling protest: "the majority of people that have lashed out at Kaepernick have no idea that was the reason and they simply attribute it to protesting the flag and the anthem."
Kap should have worn a "end police brutality" shirt or something to reduce ambiguity... Gotta make sure I'm not a "whitey" before advising that though.
And you've missed the point.
What point did I miss?
"Also, music is a reflection of society, it doesn't create the society."
Why not both?
Because it's not both. Because that's not how it works. Because it tells you all this if you just listen.
I don't know... If music can influence fashion, surely it can influence other behaviors as well?
I know my love for Pink Floyd has influenced me to buy merch of theirs.
I wanted to learn guitar at one point too.
Last edited by KLAMarine - on 06 September 2018