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MASTERSON ONLINE: Words endorse violence

By Mike Masterson

This article was published June 23, 2018 at 3:13 a.m.

I have long respected Debbie Pelley, the former Jonesboro teacher who over the years has fought battles with Arkansas legislators and nationwide on behalf of conservative values and principles.

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GeneralMac says... June 23, 2018 at 10:54 a.m.

Great column, but I'm afraid it will fall on deaf ears.

Of course violent rap music can have an effect on minds.

A famous old man from China once said............" the steady drop of water will eventually wear away the hardest of rock."

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DoubleBlind says... June 23, 2018 at 12:08 p.m.

Seriously?! I’m no fan of ‘rap music’; I find it to be an oxymoron, but it’s a very racist red herring for what leads to school shootings. Typical of MM. The vast majority of these events are committed by young white men with far right leanings who are typically more fans of heavy metal and violent video games whose white parents ignore signs of their violent tendencies and even enable them through access to weaponry. MM is an avowed racist and this article is simply more evidence of same.

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GeneralMac says... June 23, 2018 at 12:12 p.m.

DoubleBlind knows more than a teacher who knew this student well ?

Seems DoublBlind is the only one who wants to enter RACE into the discussion by playing the race card.

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DoubleBlind says... June 23, 2018 at 12:20 p.m.

GM - You have a history here of defending the KKK. It’s hilarious that you lamely attempt to turn the tables on me. Your bleating are a gentle rain on the fertile field of facts.

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GeneralMac says... June 23, 2018 at 12:27 p.m.

DoubleBlind............Have you even read the article?

NO WHERE is race even mentioned.

Quit playing that same old race card as it's getting worn and frayed by its overuse.

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PopMom says... June 23, 2018 at 12:32 p.m.

Double blind is correct that the school shootings are mostly committed by whites. However, much rap music does glorify violence and is but one cause of gang violence. Young black men would not be so angry if not for the Gen Macs of our world who make life difficult for blacks.

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GeneralMac says... June 23, 2018 at 12:43 p.m.

and along comes PopMom to give her justification for anger and violence of young Black men.

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GeneralMac says... June 23, 2018 at 12:55 p.m.

This teacher knew HER student well and gave her observations of changes she observed.

Just like the young Muslim man who went on a stabbing rampage in a Minnesota mall.
Those who knew him said he CHANGED after becoming deeply involved in studying the Koran.

He went from being an honor student in high school, an honor student in college, to suddenly flunking out of college and working a low wage job.

Just as DoubleBlind defends rap music by stating this student DoubleBlind did not know was NOT influenced................so did the Muslim community defend the stabber's interpretation on the Koran.

I'll bet the Arkansas mother of the shooter was in denial just like the parents of that Muslim.

( they stated despite his going from honor student to flunking out, they never saw any difference in his behavior)

DENIAL is a weapon DoubleBlind and the Muslim stabber's parents use to deflect any damage to what they are defending.

DoubleBlind uses ...denial.
PopMom uses..........justification.

Sad, very sad .

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DoubleBlind says... June 23, 2018 at 1 p.m.

GM - Perhaps the teacher was lumping ‘rap’ and heavy metal all together, not realizing the difference. I’m not now and have never been a fan of either. They are both reliant on dark, violent lyrics, while one originated with angry black youth and the other with angry white youth. The fact remains most school shooters were white and fans of the LATTER. Had the article focused on the shooter having been influenced by dark, violent ‘music,’ rather than singling out rap, it would have seemed less racist. I realize MM is a geezer and unable to make these distinctions on his own.

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ARMNAR says... June 23, 2018 at 1:02 p.m.

Saddest of all is the "pride" GeneralMac takes in being a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

Why is it that white supremacists are always the worst possible representatives of their "race?"

My money is on inbreeding and alcoholism.

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