Counterfactual Identity Swap – MattBruenig | Politics
we actually have historical examples of nonwhite groups doing this that are directly on point. For example, in 1971, the American Indian Movement took over Alcatraz Island and held it for 19 months. The occupation ended after the government laid siege to the island and the thing more or less collapsed.
Way too many people asking “what if they were black?” or comparing the armed group in Oregon to the unarmed Occupy movement. Neither BlackLivesMatter nor Occupy showed up armed. They showed up to protest and only their own lives were at risk.
The real question should be on wether or not we are ok with armed protestors, not skin tone or what they might be protesting.