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Posted by Lucky 5 months, 2 weeks ago to Humor
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An admirable attitude towards the preservation and enforcement of property rights from an unlikely authority,
J.R. Smith, a six-foot-six-inch NBA player. In the vid (not seen), Smith said:
“I just want you all to know right now, before you all see this s somewhere else. One of these little motherfing white boys didn’t know where he was going and broke my fing window in my truck.

“Broke my s
. This was a residential area. No stores over here. None of that s. Broke my window, I chased him down and whooped his ass …

“This ain’t no hate crime. I ain’t got no problem with nobody and nobody got no problem with me. There’s a problem with the motherf
ing system, that’s it.

“The motherf***er broke my window and I whooped his ass. He didn’t know who window he broke and he got his ass whooped.”

I am grateful to Quadrant for providing a translation:

“Prior to witnessing this encounter on any other forum, please allow me to offer some context. A slightly-built young white male with possible Oedipal issues became disoriented and, in his confused state, caused visible damage to my personal means of transport.

“Specifically, he broke a window as I was driving through an area unburdened by retail outlets. I pursued the offender and administered a physical deterrent.

“There was no malice in my actions. I hold no grievances against any citizen, nor are grievances held against me. Any systemic or structural concerns are, of course, an entirely separate area of discussion.

“A window was broken and retribution exacted. My identity was unknown to the young man prior to his actions. Certain regions of his anatomy now bear evidence of ignorance’s folly.”
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SOURCE URL: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2020/07-08/minnesota-floyd-and-the-cheesecake-revolution/

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  • Posted by $ Dobrien 5 months, 2 weeks ago
    Another thought on this subject. Is it good manners or behavior in a civil society for a victim of property damage to exact revenge with a physical beating? I wonder if the victim was white and the alleged crime was committed by a black man, and the white man beat the black man what would have been the view of this?
    My questions relate to manners and behavior.
    Our society has a process to deal with crimes , you report it to the police. Other wise it may become the Wild West.
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    • Posted by $ blarman 5 months, 2 weeks ago
      Yes, but many kids who go around doing this do so because the stick was never applied in their youth. Prison is notoriously ineffective in comparison to a sound beating well-deserved.
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  • Posted by freedomforall 5 months, 2 weeks ago
    It appears that Saint Benedict's Preparatory School is not an educational facility in spite of its accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1990.
    The monks who founded the school would be rightly appalled at graduate Smith's ejookayshun.

    Excellent article. thanks for posting, Lucky. 👍
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  • Posted by $ Dobrien 5 months, 2 weeks ago
    So true! This story highlights a few of the reasons I call the situation we are in the “Uncivil War” . I have called it that for four years. I can’t help but thinQ JR Smith will be taking a knee for our Flag and national anthem , even though because of his size and physical ability this country has provided him a very easy and lucrative life style.
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  • Posted by Katrina41 5 months, 2 weeks ago
    Excellent summation/translation. Either way it is said, he should have called the police under normal circumstances. Circumstances change like shifting sands these days, and are just as treacherous, so I understand his anger and subsequent actions. I also see a bit of self-importance slipping itself into the decision to go physical. He wasn't recognized! Good grief. Actions taken with such lack of forethought usually turn out very bad for the aggressor, but in this case the small white dude didn't stand a chance against his larger, stronger, angrier attacker. Dumb window breaker, dumb athlete.
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  • Posted by 5 months, 2 weeks ago
    Thanks all for good comments.
    Dobrien in particular pointed out the nuances.

    It would make a topic for a high school discussion,
    -What should a citizen do in 'a civil society' when faced with arson?
    -Same question but suppose it is not a civil society in that police do not enforce law but PC? (See the article for doublespeak by a police chief)
    -Would you react differently if the participants were of the same er.. classification, or the reverse?
    -and so on.

    Meanwhile, I put it in Humor. Having a chuckle does not reveal prejudices or determine policy.
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  • Posted by $ Stormi 5 months, 1 week ago
    Love it. The little creep never learned a word my own dad taught me from an early age - "consequences." When one comes for another's property, it is breaking the law, or was before the cops were booted out. In any case,Sheriff Matt Dillon wold have walloped him too I remember an espisode of the old Route 66, when Richard Dryfuss played a strung out druggie who tied to steal their Corvette. Buzz have him one very Existential lecture on responsibility and consequences, as they made him cold turkey on the drugs.That was good TV.
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