Looting as legitimate political protest

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Looting as legitimate political protest

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It is unremarkable that there will be some people who think so.

What is significant about this story is that a tenured professor at Yale teaches that it is so.

This implies to me that there is a faction of the ruling class that is OK with this. And those guys are not black even if the professor is.

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How do you get from 'tenured prof at Yale' to 'faction of the ruling class that's OK with it'?

Just because a bunch of white guys gave tenure to a black professor at Yale does not mean they agree with everything he says and/or teaches.
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They are OK with the peasants looting each other.
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I dunno. You seem to think everything bad comes from the top down. I don't think life is so neatly hierarchal Sometimes people do bad shit on their own accord, without some "ruling class" urging them to do so.

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Nyarlathotep wrote:I dunno. You seem to think everything bad comes from the top down. I don't think life is so neatly hierarchal Sometimes people do bad shit on their own accord, without some "ruling class" urging them to do so.
Only a faction of the ruling class in this case.

Or are the trustees of Yale not members of ""some "ruling class""?
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Nyarlathotep wrote:I dunno. You seem to think everything bad comes from the top down. I don't think life is so neatly hierarchal Sometimes people do bad shit on their own accord, without some "ruling class" urging them to do so.
Only a faction of the ruling class in this case.

Or are the trustees of Yale not members of ""some "ruling class""?
They have wealth and power. But that doesn't mean that every bad bit of human behavior is marching orders from them

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Nyarlathotep wrote:They have wealth and power. But that doesn't mean that every bad bit of human behavior is marching orders from them
I don't think anyone loots because some Yale Professor says it's OK. Especially not his students.

However a public policy of tolerating it certainly can come from Yale.
And Harvard, etc.
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That's fucking ridiculous. Looting should never be tolerated, rational people know this to be fact and it doesn't matter where the opposite notion comes from. If Yale and Harvard, then they can go fuck themselves.
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Rational people know that people who enter a country illegally should not be tolerated
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ed wrote:Rational people know that people who enter a country illegally should not be tolerated
Oh fuck.

Here we go.
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And you need to prove your citizenship in order to have any guns.









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Why should gun ownership be required for.............

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You can really have your finger on the pulse of what's going on in America politically by paying attention to what radical professors advocate.
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gnome wrote:You can really have your finger on the pulse of what's going on in America politically by paying attention to what radical professors advocate.
Do I detect a note of sarcasm?

However, it really is the case these days.
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On what planet?
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gnome wrote:On what planet?
The planet where Barack Obama is president of some country or other.
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I blame the Tholians.
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Because his Presidency was an unmistakeable expression of the radical liberal agenda. The near-isolationism, breakdown of corporate holdings, surveillance restraint, reparations, and single payer health care... it's been like Noam Chomsky's wet dreams...
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gnome wrote:... it's been like Noam Chomsky's wet dreams ...
Naah.

Never mind the politics. That guy is dreaming of electric sheep. 8)
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But seriously folks ...

Chomsky is no party liner.
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