Don’t ever fucking try to tell me that white people aren’t targeted and discriminated against for the color of their skin. Don’t ever try to fucking say that ANYONE has never been discriminated against. If you want fucking justice, then ACT on that justice.
HI UM NOPE
This headline is the deformed offspring of lies, bad reporting, and a Getty Image from 2012 taken after a man was beaten by police at the Occupy Wall Street protests.
The article cites no sources and reads like a Facebook Aunt telling a story they heard from their son’s buddy Taylor, most likely because it’s a poorly-paraphrased version of this also false article that calls itself ”White Man Cold-Cocked By Vicious Ferguson Mob In Blatant Racist Attack.” Money quote from the article:
“Most recently, a man was simply standing outside of a St. Louis McDonald’s where he was surrounded by a group of black man who punched the man in the face for no reason whatsoever. Seemingly unprovoked, the group intentionally targeted this man for nothing more than his skin color in a backwards attempt at justice for Mike Brown.”
Ah, yes, the classic “for no reason whatsoever” immediately followed by “for nothing more than his skin color in a backwards attempt at justice for Mike Brown” trick. That old reporting chestnut.
Anyway. The tale of an entire mob attacking this man was
followed up by showing these tweets, where the story originated:
This is all from the same article, mind you. There’s a paragraph describing a mob of black men attacking this white guy, and then they show the actual source describing a single black man punching the guy in the face once. Also? The Knockout Game doesn’t exist.
So really, “Black Man Punches White Man In Face, Other Black Men Try To Apprehend Black Man Who Punched White Man In Face,” because Ferguson’s hero-to-asshole ratio is actually through the fucking roof.
Anyway. It sucks that the guy got punched a couple weeks ago, but if you’re going to lie about it, try being just so much better at lying.
Cracked shouldn’t be the “journalists” catching this kind of thing. If you read something that sounds outrageous but tickles that part of your brain that wants it to be true, there’s a good chance it’s made up specifically to do that tickling. Take twenty minutes to research it before sharing or you sound like an idiot.
My Christian mom has a master’s degree and she could kick the literary shit out of you.
My Christian girlfriend would like to have a word with you.
You know how if you can’t point to the lunatic in your own group its probably you? I’m pointing at Onision. That group being atheists, as I’m certainly not a vegan.
This sort of thought process isn’t helpful on multiple levels. It’s alienating and hateful on the one, but it also misunderstands the nature of religion and its ties to cognitive dissonance. Incredibly bright people routinely believe in very silly and nonsensical things: faeries, lucky charms, all manner of spiritualism and magic, conspiracy theories, religion, Ayn Rand, etc.
To conflate it with a lack of intelligence is to willfully ignore much of its potency and power.
via The Huffington Post.
The pattern is pretty clear because it’s the same impulse in each. The headlines are designed to soothe the worries of the public. The narritive reads like this:The school shooter, the white male on a rampage, is an aberration, something unpredictable and terrifying but ultimately unpreventable. “There’s no way we could have known, and certainly no way we could stop it, so why discuss policy changes around guns, early warnings, social attitudes, etc.”
The other side of the coin says “don’t worry about it, the victim wasn’t “innocent” or any such thing, so don’t discuss policy changes around institutional racism, police brutality, use of force and the exploitation of the poor and disenfranchised.”
There’s one message here: It isn’t possible to change things for the better, just live with it. Accept it.
When will they learn
This shit ain’t funny at all. I don’t know why these white dudes think it’s okay to walk up to people, blatantly insult them, then think nothing should happen. Then people look at the Black folks in the vids like THEY’RE wrong.
I don’t see how this is a prank…if getting punched is a prank then Manny pacquiao is the funniest man on the planet
surely a prank is supposed to make everyone laugh when it’s over. even the victim? regardless of what these twats are labelling it as, these poor lads still go home having experienced yet another racist verbal attack on them when they were just innocently living their lives.
do we REALLY expect anything less idiotic from something called BROPRANKSTV though
You can flag their channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/BroPranksTV/about (you have to be logged in to YouTube.)
The little flag in the bottom left. Flag them for “hate speech against a protected group” and unfortunately not also “Just being a complete asshole.”
Also, please don’t watch any of their videos…that will just get them more views and revenue.
I’ve seen awesome pranks before.
I’ve seen a guy be given a car rigged out with bond-esq gadgets that started going off while going through German customs.
I’ve seen a team of people materialize a fancy dinner layout out of nowhere for people on the street.
I’ve seen a guy get convinced that the Porche he just bought was made from paper mache’ and riding lawnmower parts.
I’ve heard William Shatner recount how he stole Deforest Kelly’s English muffin out of the toaster every day for the entire run of Star Trek.
Every photo in the house replaced by Nicholas Cage? Prank. Everything in the apartment wrapped in tin-foil? Prank. Fucking Rick-Rolling? Prank. Come out of your house and there’s just a mime there for no reason? Prank. Come out of your house and Nicholas Cage is wrapped in tin foil there there for no reason? EPIC PRANK.
This is punks saying racist shit to people to make them angry and then screaming ‘it’s just a joke.’ Well, if it’s a joke, its a shitty joke. Every beating these assholes get is deserved.
Turning point in #Ferguson? Police drew guns on Hip Hop artist/activist Talib Kweli & others, threatened to shoot last night. (Above) Kweli observes police were in rush formation BEFORE the water bottle was thrown at them. Major questions being raised about identity of individual who threw water bottle— possibly an agent provocateur, someone working for police to either invite riot or provide “justification” for police to assault a peaceful protest. (Left) Activist Phil Agnew, who is in Ferguson, says protesters are being depicted inaccurately. (Below) Example of an agent provocateur: notice the protester being tackled to the ground by police is wearing the EXACT SAME SHOES the police in uniform are wearing (?!?!) #mikebrown
Going on right now in Ferguson: Police are raiding a church that has been stocked with medical supplies, food, and tear gas recovery kits for community members engaging in protests. This cannot be allowed to continue.
Stand up, speak out.
This is real life. (x)
A police officer in Kansas City, Mo. is facing internal review after he reportedly posted an inflammatory message on Facebook about the slain Ferguson, Mo. teen whose death has led to mounting chaos.
Televison station KCTV reported on Monday that Kansas City Police Department Officer Marc Catron posted a picture to his Facebook page along with this caption: “I’m sure young Michael Brown is innocent and just misunderstood. I’m sure he is a pillar of the Ferguson community.”
The photo depicted a black man with a wad of money in his mouth, pointing a gun at the camera. But the photo wasn’t of Brown at all. It was of a man in Oregon accused of murder.
Catron also reportedly posted about the violence that has erupted in Ferguson since the fatal police shooting. “Remember how white people rioted after OJ’s acquittal? Me neither,” Catron wrote, according to the television station.
"Facing internal review"? This officer needs to be fired, immediately. Someone who is clearly a racist has no business policing a community.
TUESDAY 8/19: Ferguson PD presented a table full of fabricated evidence at this morning’s press conference - allegedly seized from protestors and stopped cars. The Colt 45 Molotov with a white bandana was the crowning glory, turns out you can’t even buy glass 40’s in Missouri. Stay classy, FPD
I seriously think white supremacist are coming in the area to frame the protesters, but it could just be the cops
Nah I think that’s exactly what’s going on.
There’s been reports through twitter that white anarchists are using the protests as cover to get violent, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see white supremacists doing the same.
Or the cops. Given what else has gone down.
The NSA has been forced to disclose previously secret passages in its own official four-volume history of its Cold War snooping activities. The newly-released material reveals the breathtaking – and probably illegal – lengths the agency went to in the late 1960s and 70s, in an attempt to try to hold back the rising tide of anti-Vietnam war sentiment.
That included tapping into the phone calls and cable communications of two serving senators – the Idaho Democrat Frank Church and Howard Baker, a Republican from Tennessee who, puzzlingly, was a firm supporter of the war effort in Vietnam. The NSA also intercepted the foreign communications of prominent journalists such as Tom Wicker of the New York Times and the popular satirical writer for the Washington Post, Art Buchwald.
Ed Pilkington in The Guardian. Declassified NSA files show agency spied on Muhammad Ali and MLK
Operation Minaret set up in 1960s to monitor anti-Vietnam critics, branded ‘disreputable if not outright illegal’ by NSA itself