Comments on: What a Nevada rancher can teach us about Ferguson. http://www.skeptimusprime.net/2014/12/03/what-a-nevada-rancher-can-teach-us-about-ferguson/ One atheist's thoughts on politics, religion, and philsophy Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:28:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.2 By: gimpi1 http://www.skeptimusprime.net/2014/12/03/what-a-nevada-rancher-can-teach-us-about-ferguson/#comment-168 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:44:00 +0000 http://www.skeptimusprime.net/?p=439#comment-168 I followed your link from Neil Carter’s blog on Patheos. Well said.

This is exactly what I see right now, white people carrying semi-automatic rifles into a Subway Sandwich as “open carry” without raising an official eyebrow, but a black person dies for considering the purchase of a BB-Gun. Why people aren’t willing to see the overt racism here baffles me.

I’m trying to imagine the conservative response if a militia formed out of the outrage over one of these shootings, and cordoned off a section of a town, threatening any official response with gunfire. Somehow, I don’t think that movement would be lauded by Fox as patriotic or heroic.

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