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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    *snip*Is he a hero? If so please explain why or why not.
    Do you have concerns that memorializing him sends the wrong message due to his active drug addiction, criminal record and violent history.?Especially for kids who might see him as a role model? Why or why not?
    https://www.aol.com/news/george-floy...145825708.html
    Hero? Obviously not. Heroes do heroic stuff. Getting dead because you're ret@rded is not heroic.

    Concerns? Yes. Elevating and praising a dirtbag diminishes the stigma of being a dirtbag. We need less people like the Floyd - white, black, and every shade between.

    If anything this should serve as a life lesson to every youth of what to NOT be. That being said, I'm fine if people lose interest and let it die of natural causes. I'd like the news to play something good for a change instead of the "if it bleeds it leads" narrative of negativity we've been spoon fed for so long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu View Post
    Hero? Obviously not. Heroes do heroic stuff. Getting dead because you're ret@rded is not heroic.

    Concerns? Yes. Elevating and praising a dirtbag diminishes the stigma of being a dirtbag. We need less people like the Floyd - white, black, and every shade between.

    If anything this should serve as a life lesson to every youth of what to NOT be. That being said, I'm fine if people lose interest and let it die of natural causes. I'd like the news to play something good for a change instead of the "if it bleeds it leads" narrative of negativity we've been spoon fed for so long.


    Increasingly it seems that role models are not what they should be. From the way we see sports personalities and other entertainers acting both on and off the field to the idolization of straight up criminals. Hell there is an NFL defensive back who has fathered something like 11 kids with 10 women. Deshaun Watsun appears to be buying himself out of serial sex assault etc. Then there is the terrible behavior of sulking Aaorn Rogers towards the Chicago fans Sunday. We need more Jerry Rice and less LeBran. More Stawback and less Rogers .
    On the other hand I remember my parents saying the same about the role models of my youth so maybe I am just old. Before that they just didn't report the anttics of Mantle and Pepitone as much. I mean it could be worse as the kids could be looking up to politicians
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    You know the democrats do not have the black community's best interest in mind when the elevate Floyd to icon status.






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    Quote Originally Posted by The Booman View Post
    You know the democrats do not have the black community's best interest in mind when the elevate Floyd to icon status.
    Post of the day.

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    I'm thinking that George Floyd's statue looks like Mr. Potato Head so maybe we should treat it that way.



    Dress the statue up.

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    George the Criminal

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    George consumes the drugs to hide them

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    George the Restaurant Security Guard

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    Let's go Brandon !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    Increasingly it seems that role models are not what they should be. From the way we see sports personalities and other entertainers acting both on and off the field to the idolization of straight up criminals. Hell there is an NFL defensive back who has fathered something like 11 kids with 10 women. Deshaun Watsun appears to be buying himself out of serial sex assault etc. Then there is the terrible behavior of sulking Aaorn Rogers towards the Chicago fans Sunday. We need more Jerry Rice and less LeBran. More Stawback and less Rogers .
    On the other hand I remember my parents saying the same about the role models of my youth so maybe I am just old. Before that they just didn't report the anttics of Mantle and Pepitone as much. I mean it could be worse as the kids could be looking up to politicians
    As a general rule, famous people make poor role models.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu View Post
    As a general rule, famous people make poor role models.
    Many of these are beyond poor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cletus View Post
    George Floyd was a violent, drug addicted career criminal. The best thing he ever did for society was die.
    Amen.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cletus View Post
    Unfortunately, the manner of his death caused a lot of really, really stupid people to see him as a martyr and use his death as an excuse to riot, burn, and destroy the lives of many small business owners.
    Agreed. Also, the manner of his death was his own making. When you violently resist arrest, be prepared for bodily injuries, and those can always turn south..

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