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13 Apr, 10 tweets, 3 min read
I can't tell you how infuriating this kind of gaslighting is. It comes in lots of different flavors. but this combination of "it takes time" as though it hasn't been decades and decades and "you have a lousy attitude" as though I have to be "nice" in order to deserve to live.
There's also this.

"A lot of white people are dead too. You don't see us caring about that."

It is so not the flex people think it is.
My dude is literally inventing activism on the spot. Nothing was happening before he showed up.
At this point, this guy has transitioned smoothly from "the number of people killed by police is fine" to "progress takes time" to "I'm calling police departments frantically as we speak".

This is really wild.
We've still been mixing it up with this guy for a while folks. But here it is. We always land in the same place. Spend all day talking about "data and evidence". And then when they get it, it switches to the next excuse.
He labels the source "an anti-police group". There's a fundamental problem with discourse for some people. They've been infected with this idea that being "impartial" makes data trustworthy. While being open about your cause means you are incapable of producing trustworthy data.
This might also be part of why a lot of white men work hard to avoid taking a clear stance on anything. (Which defaults to supporting the status quo). I think many of them struggle with assuming that if they feel too strongly about anything that means they lose credibility.
Because as soon as you "feel" something, then you are *immediately* labeled as someone who is actively deceiving other people to get your way. Those things are coupled in people's minds. You can see it here. I still don't how I became a "grifter".
I'm done talking about this person today. I didn't expect it to go differently than it did. but I was open to it. I don't expect these people change their minds in any real sense. All I'm looking for most of the time is some consistency and some self-awareness. It's rare.
All that's left is to watch for his "get to zero" campaign. I mean surely he didn't make that up on the spot just to be argumentative. We should expect to see this on his TL every day for the foreseeable future. That's how he's creating change.

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