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Featured have you ever attended a protest?

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Aspergers_Aspie, Sep 6, 2020.

  1. Misery

    Misery Photo-Negative V.I.P Member

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    Oh geez, that last photo.

    Like I said: Hivemind and toilet browsing.

    That's all it takes.

    I hope some of their family members at least have the dignity to be embarrassed by these idiots attending such a thing. And the intelligence to then steer clear of them afterwards.
     
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    I have. Several over the years. Not a huge fan personally because of the number of people, often you're squished in, people are yelling etc. However there are many issues I would want to protest if I was more able to deal with the realities of going.
     
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    Add Q-Anon to that, lots of these folks buy into that fake story about child abductions by people in authority, something like that...
     
  4. Gerontius

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    Before Covid I did like going to them but they weren't so much protests in the modern post-Covid, post-BLM sense. I went to the 2013 March for Life and went to another pro-life/anti-abortion rally in Dallas, Texas.

    Oddly enough ours were of a little different tone; instead of violent men looting, a majority of the marchers were women, singing. I was there with the crew singing Gregorian chants. We had a bunch of counter-protesters on the streetcar with us one time; it was almost like going to the ball game. We laughed and talked and shared stories, and then we went and marched and they went and protested and then we all caught the train at the end of the day and went home.

    When Covid's over, I plan to go to them until Roe v. Wade is overturned, single moms can feel free to give birth without coercion/losing a job/losing college, healthcare is cheaper.
    I do not go to BLM rallies. Black Lives Matter's manifesto is as incompatible with my religion (Roman Catholicism) as shooting an unarmed man in the back, kneeling on someone's neck when he cannot breathe, breaking into an apartment and shooting someone in a no-knock raid on the wrong house.
    I don't go to pride parades either, any more than I would go to a Trump rally--just tasteless displays of extravagance signifying someone is getting screwed one way or another. Decadent noise, both of them.

    Protest, but be picky about it. You won't catch me in the streets supporting Antifa. It's not the anti-fascism (fascism is evil) but it's the pro-socialism.
     
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  5. Nervous Rex

    Nervous Rex High-functioning autistic V.I.P Member

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    People get sucked into a single media source. That source publishes only “news” or topics designed to keep them in a heightened emotional state. They also continually reiterate the idea that “we are the only source you can trust and everyone else is lying to you.” It doesn’t matter how unbelievable your statement is - if you can prevent people from hearing anything else, they will believe you. It is brainwashing and gaslighting, pure and simple.

    My takeaway is: Avoid any channel, website, or any other media that tells you everyone else is lying to you.
     
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  6. Misery

    Misery Photo-Negative V.I.P Member

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    Yes, this is a very good point.

    Something I often say, I'm going to repeat here:

    News channels, media outlets, whatever.... TV or internet, doesnt matter where... they are NOT about informing you. They are NOT about telling you about current events.

    They are about profits. Nothing more. It is the nature of corporations, and they ARE corporate. That's why it's always flash and flair, all day every day, no matter the situation. Bad things and scary things, all the time... good things, uplifting things, those dont have "shock value" and thus dont create the instinctive desire to know more, so not only are they rare, but segments about them tend to be short. And like any corporation... they'll do whatever it takes to bring in the cash. If they can find a way to lie to you, so as to bring in more... they will do so. It's just about doing it in a way that avoids legal trouble.

    This is also why, when a major obvious event DOES happen, these outlets go into a sort of ultra-focus. Because the event at hand is so freakishly obvious that they dont NEED to put in the effort to lie to you. Just point the camera at it (so to speak) and that's all it takes. Less effort on their part = even more profit.

    I know this all sounds really cynical, but this is how the business world operates. It's something I've learned a ton about in the last decade.

    And indeed, I dont watch the news. Bloody waste of time. I could be doing all sorts of other, far more productive things, like staring at a wall, or laughing at videos of farting dogs on the internet.



    Never trust news media. Just dont. There's so many other, better things you could be doing with your time.

    And yes, this applies to Youtube, and even smaller channels or sites. It aint just the big guys that pull this nonsense.
     
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    I have mostly gone to protests and as a "citizen journalist" (of sorts), when I think the event itself might be significant...

    I observed/photographed the first two Women's Rallies, that started after the Trump election... Even here in Calgary, in Canada, there were major numbers of people

    When there was the Occupy movement, I was at the local rally and march which had large numbers, then as a small group of folks camped out in a downtown park over a few months, I spent some time just hanging out with them, I knew at least one person in the group

    Etc... More examples I can't remember, or don't have space to list

    Do I agree with all of these movements?

    Not really, maybe sometimes, but as a photographer who leans towards documentary style the protests and rallies interested the observer in me... I have often photographed music events, rallies, protests, and such that weren't my favourite thing, just to observe those scenes...
     
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    You're like a modern day Garry Winogrand.
     
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  9. Sherlock77

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    Perhaps... :rolleyes:
     
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    They are in a lot of major cities. I'm near LA and we have a significant one. Portland had a huge one. Frisco has a large one too. San Diego had one but you had to wear some minimal something. Google is your friend.
     
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    True, at least you can keep a distance while doing photography (and nice work there :)). If the latest protests here in the states are any example you won't be seeing my face there period.
     
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  13. Joshua Aaron

    Joshua Aaron ️Autistic Pansexual ️, Chaotic Good

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    These are the types of people that would hide a zombie bite.
     
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  14. Nervous Rex

    Nervous Rex High-functioning autistic V.I.P Member

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    That’s an awesome line! I’m going to steal it.
     
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    Nobody would EVER KNOW!
     
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    Joshua Aaron ️Autistic Pansexual ️, Chaotic Good

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    It's things like this that make me want to open a window and scream out to the human race how much I hate it. If anyone wants me, I'll be curling a ball and trying to disappear from the world. Again.
     
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