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adarqui

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Re: Violence in America
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2018, 12:31:37 am »
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Sure the top is "white as hell" but when a colored person reaches the top, he does the same things the whites do anyway, so race doesn't really mean anything at the top, its more liek they do what they do because they're at the top not because of race.

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The % of mass shootings vs beef/crime/gang related homocides is like a grain of sand vs a beach tho....

it's definitely not a grain of sand in a beach, it's more significant than that, but yea non-mass shootings outnumbers mass-shootings substantially. but mass shootings are on the rise and they represent extreme violence which i imagine you would agree is not "hiphop motivated" heh.

my point is: it's policy related. psychotic policies put in place by a large number of sociopaths, result in violence.

I bring up race because the US has a rich history of "exploiting non-white communities".

like you just said, 'beef/crime/gang related homicides' are a result of policy imho. i blame policy alot more than i blame music.

for profit prison systems love crime. defense spending/contracts/lobbyists love war.

drug-war related crime (at home & abroad) is huge business in the US.

just look at the opioid crisis in the US.. absolutely awful policy, leading to overprescription, resulting in bigger pharma profits, resulting in more addictions, resulting in more demand & more crime, resulting in more incarceration.

music/entertainment is a grain of sand in the beach IMHO :ninja:



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I know where u're coming from, i agree with you to a certain extent but still....



Like all those countries where the governments were much worse than America, when the govt gets overthrown, the country turns out to be 10x worse....

many of those countries are "victims" of US foreign policy. even democratically elected governments aren't safe from being overthrown by the US.

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meh i knew i shouldnt come in the politics thread, sorry, i could be at -300 by tomorrow morning, seriusly! lol

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forgetting race (in the context of policy created in the US), I think we can both agree violence is a mostly male problem. :ninja:

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Re: Violence in America
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2018, 06:59:55 am »
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 I've recently been watching the Netflix documentary Drugs Inc., which goes around different cities in the US identifying the drug culture from users, dealers, law enforcement in each city. It's actually just sad to see the users know how hopeless their life is (especially when they are heroin users) and watching them injecting themselves on a drug they are physically dependent on. They obviously know that it's killing them but they are caught in a vicious circle. One of the dealers summed it up best- "Blow is a horrible drug but from a business perspective it's the best thing since sliced bread". I look at the dealers and I feel bad for them as well. Even when they brag about how much money they make I'm always thinking "But what assets do you have to show and how are you ever going to get out of this!?". Nothing. Just living day to day on the treadmill with nothing but bleak prospects and possible prison / death for a future. And that's just the dealers that are selling purely for money instead of to supplement their own addictions.

As for the law enforcement you can see they put on a brave face and act like they are fighting the war on drugs. Yet the cops are the first ones to admit that there's a never ending supply of dealers ready to take the spot in the chain. The worst was in New Orleans where a cop arrested 40 people in a day for low level possession and distribution drug offences even admitting that half the people he arrested were just regular working people, selling to supplement their incomes in harsh economic times (Drugs Inc. was filmed in 2010 just after the GFC). That's 40 people who have now lost their hope of any meaningful future employment, which pushes them back to crime and assists the prison industrial complex.
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Re: Violence in America
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2018, 03:59:32 am »
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