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#317124 - 10/23/19 07:18 PM lynching
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I couldn't figure out where to put this so feel free to put it someplace else if you don't like it here.

New TV, recently, has had a bunch of stuff to do with lynching. The inference seems to be that lynching seems to be all about the abuse of blacks. This is not the case. Here are two massacres that happened to chinese:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Springs_massacre
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_massacre_of_1871

I am not saying that the blacks have not suffered but we should also remember that white Americans are really kinda full spectrum racists and don't always pick favorites. We have a long, and varied, history of "If they ain't like us - KILL EM!"

For more abuse of the Chinese google "Chinese Exclusion Act" (parts of which are still valid and working)

I have probably posted something about this before so - apologies. (repeating myself - something to do with old age)


Edited by jgw (10/23/19 07:20 PM)

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#317136 - 10/23/19 10:53 PM Re: lynching [Re: jgw]
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Well, this deserves a little rant...
Lynching was generally what white folks did to people of color in lieu of a fair trial. What with the recent gun craze, the popular mode of execution has been by firearm. Usually it's police who perform the impromptu executions prior to arresting or questioning them first.

White men were more often hauled before a judge and sentenced to hang by the neck until dead...or released, depending on the mood of the judge.

First, DJT is not a person of color, unless you count the orange spray tan and the blond hair dye, and so is not eligible for lynching.

Second he is WHITE. He will be judged innocent and America will rest easily knowing its president is not a corrupt piece of shite.

But his drawers will forever be stained because they almost caught him this time.
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#317142 - 10/23/19 11:09 PM Re: lynching [Re: jgw]
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Before the Chinese, it was the Irish. But technically "lynching" just means taking a prisoner from the police. Kill him or set him free, they both are lynching. You could even say El Chapo's son was lynched the other day, after his cartel buddies shot the place up. He probably got a ride in a limo, complete with big cigar and blow job. Still lynching.

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#317146 - 10/23/19 11:25 PM Re: lynching [Re: pondering_it_all]
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I dunno...wiki sez...

Quote:
Lynching is a premeditated extrajudicial killing by a group. It is most often used to characterize informal public executions by a mob in order to punish an alleged transgressor, convicted transgressor, or to intimidate a group. It can also be an extreme form of informal group social control, and it is often conducted with the display of a public spectacle (often in the form of hanging) for maximum intimidation.[1] Instances of lynchings and similar mob violence can be found in every society.


Busting someone outa jail aint the same as a lynching.
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#317151 - 10/23/19 11:43 PM Re: lynching [Re: jgw]
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OK I live in a bubble.

I have always thought of a lynching as something a mob did in the old west. I guess too many western movies.
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#317154 - 10/24/19 12:21 AM Re: lynching [Re: jgw]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline

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Anyhow, the top two groups that have experienced lynching are the black folks and the latinos.
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#317159 - 10/24/19 12:32 AM Re: lynching [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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To the point, Trump is not even close to being lynched, as he claims. Which is not to say he shouldn't be...
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#317161 - 10/24/19 12:42 AM Re: lynching [Re: rporter314]
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Quote:
I have always thought of a lynching as something a mob did in the old west. I guess too many western movies.


That's where I got most of my information concerning illicit hangings.

But I also used this as a reference...
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#317162 - 10/24/19 12:44 AM Re: lynching [Re: Greger]
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Southern trees bear a strange fruit
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees
Pastoral scene of the gallant South
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth
Scent of magnolia, sweet and fresh
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh
Here is a fruit for the crows to pluck
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck
For the sun to rot, for the tree to drop
Here is a strange and bitter crop
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