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    The Sanctity of Life

    https://www.commondreams.org/views/2.../sanctity-life

    And Kade Crockford of the Massachusetts ACLU, speaking of the Wichita fatality, told Salon: “There’s a reason why swatting is such an effective tactic. It’s because police departments across the country have largely, in the dark, militarized to the extent that they are really hair-trigger ready to be deployed by a malicious actor like this in a prank.”The monstrous irony of this psychopathic prank is the way it combines a number of deeply problematic aspects of contemporary American culture: militarized police, the omnipresence of guns, the ever-present possibility of violence and the common belief in an enemy (be it dark-skinned terrorist or basic bad guy) who is out to get us, and therefore always lurking in most people’s imaginations. Swatting turns these phenomena into the elements of a “game” that turns our world inside out. Unavoidably, it calls attention to the essential flaw of our trust in armed social order — the negative side effects of which are usually confined to low-income areas, out of the public spotlight.
    Police killed about a thousand people last year — a number that has been consistent for the last four years, according to the website killedbypolice.net. In most instances, the person who was killed was armed — though not always with a gun. The Washington Post recently reported that in 2017, 68 of those who were killed by police were unarmed. In addition, 46 police officers were killed in the line of duty in 2017.
    Perhaps the worst thing about all this is the public shrug it generates: the acceptance of violence as inevitable and something that can only be countered with more violence. This is the essence of military-industrialism, seemingly America’s economic core. It’s the default plot of the country’s entertainment and gaming industries, where the violence is always consequence-free. This is a country at perpetual war, at least in its own mind.
    This is no doubt the work of the right wing. They have NO sanctity of life values.
    If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.


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    Troll thread alert!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    Troll thread alert!
    Consider the source, who else post threads 2 minutes apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by resister View Post
    Consider the source, who else post threads 2 minutes apart.
    Actually two threads in a single minute and one the very next minute. Bot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    Troll thread alert!
    Why do you think this is a troll thread? Because it doesn't worship the insane one?

    Do you not know of these incidents occurring? How about the ones which attract the police and then the police are murdered.
    If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by resister View Post
    Consider the source, who else post threads 2 minutes apart.
    Someone who reads the internet and then later on during the day wants discussions about these stories? Yup. But you trolls just want to troll. Really, what a waste of life.
    If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob the Slob View Post
    https://www.commondreams.org/views/2.../sanctity-life



    This is no doubt the work of the right wing. They have NO sanctity of life values.

    Right, the right is pro-abortion. Oh, wait...
    Edmund Burke: "In vain you tell me that Artificial Government is good, but that I fall out only with the Abuse. The Thing! the Thing itself is the Abuse!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Right, the right is pro-abortion. Oh, wait...
    Sanctity of life has nothing to do with abortion. Abortion is the removal of a zygote, or embryo of fetus. That is not life. The life is that of human beings who are being killed by these right wingers "swatting". To deliberate kill a human being has NOTHING to do with a woman's right to choose to have an abortion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    Troll thread alert!
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob the Slob View Post
    Why do you think this is a troll thread? Because it doesn't worship the insane one?

    Do you not know of these incidents occurring? How about the ones which attract the police and then the police are murdered.

    Common sense tells one this is a troll thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Right, the right is pro-abortion. Oh, wait...
    Five Republican supreme court Justices are the sole reason abortion is legal in this country.

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