Are you a "supporter"?

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    Do you excuse violence? Do you support threats? Do you support vandalism?

    I don't...no matter who commits it. I will say that right now. Link any violence, threats, vandalism by any side, I will condemn it. Period.

    How about you?
     
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    Of course I dont support it.

    However, I am a realist. We are a countrey of 300 million and there will always be a few that are "out there".

    I simply dont tie them in with any particular group.
     
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    I would like to find some archival video of the reactions folks had on May 5, 1970 the day after the National Guard murdered students on the Kent State University campus in northeast Ohio. Folks were saying the Guardsmen should have shot more students!

    These folks were 'establishment' types~ what we called the Conservatives back during the 1960s.

    Now, these same establishment types are quick to point out that:

    1) the threats of violence and the acts of violence committed against the congressmen were committed by radical fringe kooks, not the mainstream of the Conservative/Corporate movement

    2) what threats there were, and what violence was committed certainly aren't serious enough to investigate or prosecute.

    Makes me wonder why they would have shot more innocent students in 1970 and ignore the violence of 2010.
     
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    I strongly agree. I condemn violence from any and all sources, from inside and outside the country.

    Threats of violence should be treated harshly, but fairly, as any 'just civilized' society would do.

    Retribution, if one feels it is justified against our so-called leaders, should be at the ballot box.
     
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    And memebers of the Weather Undergorund that commited serious acts of DOCUMENTED violence are now deemed as respected scholars.

    Where is the outrage for that?
     
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    I do not understand how being a realist and understanding that it DOES happen has anything to do with some hesitating to CONDEMN such violence, such threats, such vandalism.
     
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    Were the members of the Weather Underground arrested, charged, prosecuted and sentenced?

    If prison time is served, does 'debt to society' mean anything, or is it a sack to carry grudges around in?
     
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    I condemn such violence of the 60s. Period.
     
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    You pretty much decided to sit in judgement before you started the thread, so whatever.
     
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    Who is hesitating to condemn it?
     

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