Nah, I am saying the same people have been running the place for a very long time so obviously they are not addressing the issues very well. Local Govs have a lot more power in US cities. For eg, our Mayors do NOT control the police force.
As Shaun King recently put it (big spokesperson for BLM). Stop voting top down - King knows that the DNC has failed many in the cities they have managed for many years. That's coming from a very woke outspoken BLM spokesperson.
You think they (indigenous) get arrested more for the same crimes? This may be true? But, where is your evidence?They do find it easier because they are less likely to get arrested for the same crimes and less likely to be imprisoned for the same crimes.
Unless you feel that a family with a member in prison has the same opportunity as a family all under the one roof?
Ok first of all why is money being taken by the police from social services? Why is it a zero sum game in these discussions? Why does the police services have to be defunded? It makes no sense. Crimes still need to be stopped and investigated. Police are still needed. You don’t make society better by not punishing people who break the law. Justice needs to be served. Sure increase services, and look at appropriate sentencing, these are always in review, but why defund the police?They actually are. This is all tied up to the fact that systemic racism has caused major social issues within the Black community. It's impossible to deal with these issues without dealing with systemic racism and it's also impossible to deal with these issues if you continue to take money away from social services and into policing. I don't quite know why this is so hard to understand.
Except it is impossible to make real change without increasing social services and focusing on helping people rather than criminalising them for the smallest things. It's also impossible to help them with systemic racism still existing.
Police reform is one part of the very large amount of reform needed. Just like helping to stop family violence, police reform is the result of the system. However it is also the result where the system impacts innocent people, rather than people impacting innocent people. Surely you see the difference here.
If you want to look the other way because the means justifies the end, so be it. Not for me here.Just like every large movement that ever existed on all sides of politics.
You dig enough and you'll see the warts.
Again, the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Maybe, if people weren't so anti fighting against police brutality and racism, there wouldn't be an issue, but here we are.
i have no idea how you came to this conclusion. Because I questioned your assertion about the term capitalist social democracy? Or were theyjust intentional strawman points?Ah, so you are quite extreme. Got it.
You would hate the idea of healthcare for all? Maybe poor people don't deserve good healthcare.
Your idea to deal with issues in society is by policing their outcomes rather than providing services to stop them happening in the first place? That will ensure society functions well and we don't have high crime rates.
Maybe people should pay for Primary and High School as well. we don't want any of that socialism rewarding poor people with an education.
Funnily enough, the countries that have the highest GDP per capita, generally are oil rich Islamic countries or could be seen as social democracies. Countries such as:
Luxembourg, Singapore, Ireland, Switzerland, Norway. Iceland, Netherlands, Denmark, Austria, Germany, Sweden etc. The USA is the odd one out in that list.