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Saturday, September 12, 2020

Survey shows the people of Oregon wish the police would use more force on protesters in Portland.

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I wish police would use more force on the Proud Boys, Boogaloos, Patriot Prayer, and QAnon, instead of running protection for these domestic terrorist groups.

#1 | Posted by a_monson at 2020-09-12 03:57 PM | Reply

Interesting backstory of Portland...

Portland protests: How a 'hyper-liberal' city's racist past is resurfacing
www.bbc.com

...Fred Armisen declared this - in song form - in the opening scene of the sketch comedy show Portlandia in January 2011. The show satirised the city on the US West Coast for its "hipster" culture - a city that gave unicyclists the right of way, where people brewed kombucha before it became mainstream, and whose slogan was literally "Keep Portland Weird"....

Four years later, with the city in the throes of rapid gentrification, beloved Portland magazine Willamette Week declared to its readers that this moment in 2011 was officially the day "Old Portland", the one that was fun, bohemian and "weird", died.

If the "Old Portland" was seen as a liberal utopia, then the "New Portland", in 2020, is characterised by civil rights protests, violent clashes between far-right and anti-fascist groups, and images of federal agents indiscriminately bundling protesters into unmarked vehicles. While Old Portlanders may have discussed their vegan cheese side-businesses, New Portlanders bond over how many times they've been tear-gassed.

But this change wasn't as much of a leap as it may seem on the surface....


#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-12 04:35 PM | Reply

Those bin fires don't seem so bad now. When God protests, people notice.

#3 | Posted by bored at 2020-09-13 07:34 PM | Reply

Ironically enough the racist policies of the distant past in Oregon have made the state of better place to live for black people in the present

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2020-09-14 02:20 PM | Reply

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