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post #5266 of 5454
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

They were making the obvious point that saying "black lives matter" doesn't mean "only black lives matter" but rather "look at the way police are treating black people in the USA, you should care because black lives ALSO matter, just like yours". Basically if a house is on fire, it makes sense to focus on that particular house. Isn't the analogy patently obvious?

No. Its really not.
post #5267 of 5454
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Originally Posted by VaderDave View Post

Perhaps they should try illustrating that with a house that isn't already completely engulfed in flames, then.

I get the analogy, and I support the idea. I just think it's poorly executed.

Cartoonish exaggeration is cartoonish. What more did you expect? I thought it was a fine representation considering most people don't seem to understand the differences.
post #5268 of 5454
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

Cartoonish exaggeration is cartoonish. What more did you expect? I thought it was a fine representation considering most people don't seem to understand the differences.

I expect most people think fire fighters would be dealing with houses engulfed in flames. It's an obvious point if you're not trying to be a pedant about firefighting technique.
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I thought people were complaining that representing the black community as a house engulfed in flames is racist.

ETA: I mean, the cartoon's point is pretty apparent, but if you changed the caption it could easily be a cartoon from the 1990s complaining (as people did back then) that police failed to adequately protect black neighborhoods from crime. Having the firefighter be cops instead of...uh...white people, I guess... is a bit more intuitive. Plus house fires usually originate from inside and feed off the thing they're burning rather than being some external influence.
Edited by Ataturk - 7/14/16 at 7:54am
post #5270 of 5454
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

Cartoonish exaggeration is cartoonish. What more did you expect? I thought it was a fine representation considering most people don't seem to understand the differences.

Clearly.
post #5271 of 5454

oh ffs. didn't know we had so many firefighters in here

post #5272 of 5454
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

oh ffs. didn't know we had so many firefighters in here

They like to cross swords when putting out the fire too.
post #5273 of 5454
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Originally Posted by NorCal View Post

No. Its really not.

Guys I have no idea where it is from and am not particularly following the #blm thing and it was perfectly clear to me. It is a good comic, don't let your bias get in the way...
post #5274 of 5454
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

Guys I have no idea where it is from and am not particularly following the #blm thing and it was perfectly clear to me. It is a good comic, don't let your bias get in the way...

Eh. I just made an observation about the comic. Don't try to read a bunch of motive into my throwaway comment. nod[1].gif I could have just as easily made the observation that the comic seems to be making the statement that the black community (if that's what the burning house represents) is a lost cause/not worth trying to save at this point. But that's a whole 'nother can of worms.
post #5275 of 5454
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

. Plus house fires usually originate from inside and feed off the thing they're burning rather than being some external influence.

Or can be both, depending on what you mean by an "external source".

post #5276 of 5454
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

It is a good comic

Not really... At first, I couldn't even tell if it was pro-BLM or anti-BLM.

The pro-BLM slogan is "Black lives matter". Often, I hear counter-protesters chanting "All lives matter". So... is the comic pro-BLM or counter-BLM?

My first instinct was counter-, because I only have to replace one word (houses -> lives) to get the correct slogan. To be pro-, two words have to be replaced (all -> black, houses -> lives).
post #5277 of 5454
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Originally Posted by ken View Post

Not really... At first, I couldn't even tell if it was pro-BLM or anti-BLM.

The pro-BLM slogan is "Black lives matter". Often, I hear counter-protesters chanting "All lives matter". So... is the comic pro-BLM or counter-BLM?

My first instinct was counter-, because I only have to replace one word (houses -> lives) to get the correct slogan. To be pro-, two words have to be replaced (All -> Black, houses -> lives).
counter-counter-BLM
post #5278 of 5454

Every time I see BLM I still wonder what the hell the Bundys have gone and done now

post #5279 of 5454
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Originally Posted by Numbernine View Post

Every time I see BLM I still wonder what the hell the Bundys have gone and done now

Set some houses on fire, apparently.
post #5280 of 5454
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Originally Posted by ken View Post

Not really... At first, I couldn't even tell if it was pro-BLM or anti-BLM.

The pro-BLM slogan is "Black lives matter". Often, I hear counter-protesters chanting "All lives matter". So... is the comic pro-BLM or counter-BLM?

My first instinct was counter-, because I only have to replace one word (houses -> lives) to get the correct slogan. To be pro-, two words have to be replaced (all -> black, houses -> lives).

This actually is all support for it being a good comic.
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