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Seeing so many hate proud white people...What is Racism

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Monday, August 30, 2010 1:10 PM

KANEMAN


Warning the following post contains the truth those who live in a liberal loopthought and do not want their ideas challenged...go hug a tree

There is surely no nation in the world that holds "racism" in greater horror than does the United States. Compared to other kinds of offenses, it is thought to be somehow more reprehensible. The press and public have become so used to tales of murder, rape, robbery, and arson, that any but the most spectacular crimes are shrugged off as part of the inevitable texture of American life. "Racism" is never shrugged off. For example, when a white Georgetown Law School student reported earlier this year that black students are not as qualified as white students, it set off a booming, national controversy about "racism." If the student had merely murdered someone he would have attracted far less attention and criticism.
Racism is, indeed, the national obsession. Universities are on full alert for it, newspapers and politicians denounce it, churches preach against it, America is said to be racked with it, but just what *is* racism?
Dictionaries are not much help in understanding what is meant by the word. They usually define it as the belief that one's own ethnic stock is superior to others, or as the belief that culture and behavior are rooted in race. When Americans speak of racism they mean a great deal more than this. Nevertheless, the dictionary definition of racism is a clue to understanding what Americans *do* mean. A peculiarly American meaning derives from the current dogma that all ethnic stocks are equal. Despite clear evidence to the contrary, all races have been declared to be equally talented and hard- working, and anyone who questions the dogma is thought to be not merely wrong but evil.
The dogma has logical consequences that are profoundly important. If blacks, for example, are equal to whites in every way, what accounts for their poverty, criminality, and dissipation? Since any theory of racial differences has been outlawed, the only possible explanation for black failure is white racism. And since blacks are markedly poor, crime-prone, and dissipated, America must be racked with pervasive racism. Nothing else could be keeping them in such an abject state.
All public discourse on race today is locked into this rigid logic. Any explanation for black failure that does not depend on white wickedness threatens to veer off into the forbidden territory of racial differences. Thus, even if today's whites can find in their hearts no desire to oppress blacks, yesterday's whites must have oppressed them. If whites do not consciously oppress blacks, they must oppress them UNconsciously. If no obviously racist individuals can be identified, then *institutions* must be racist. Or, since blacks are failing so terribly in America, there simply must be millions of white people we do not know about, who are working day and night to keep blacks in misery. The dogma of racial equality leaves no room for an explanation of black failure that is not, in some fashion, an indictment of white people.
The logical consequences of this are clear. Since we are required to believe that the only explanation for non-white failure is white racism, every time a non-white is poor, commits a crime, goes on welfare, or takes drugs, white society stands accused of yet another act of racism. All failure or misbehavior by non-whites is standing proof that white society is riddled with hatred and bigotry. For precisely so long as non-whites fail to succeed in life at exactly the same level as whites, whites will be, by definition, thwarting and oppressing them. This obligatory pattern of thinking leads to strange conclusions. First of all, racism is a sin that is thought to be committed almost exclusively by white people. Indeed, a black congressman from Chicago, Gus Savage, and Coleman Young, the black mayor of Detroit, have argued that only white people *can* be racist. Likewise, in 1987, the affirmative action officer of the State Insurance Fund of New York issued a company pamphlet in which she explained that *all* whites are racist and that *only* whites can be racist. How else could the plight of blacks be explained without flirting with the possibility of racial inequality
Although some blacks and liberal whites concede that non-whites can, perhaps, be racist, they invariably add that non-whites have been forced into it as self-defense because of centuries of white oppression. What appears to be non-white racism is so understandable and forgivable that it hardly deserves the name. Thus, whether or not an act is called racism depends on the race of the racist. What would surely be called racism when done by whites is thought to be normal when done by anyone else. The reverse is also true.
Examples of this sort of double standard are so common, it is almost tedious to list them: When a white man kills a black man and uses the word "nigger" while doing so, there is an enormous media uproar and the nation beats its collective breast; when members of the black Yahweh cult carry out ritual murders of random whites, the media are silent (see AR of March, 1991). College campuses forbid pejorative statements about non-whites as "racist," but ignore scurrilous attacks on whites.
At election time, if 60 percent of the white voters vote for a white candidate, and 95 percent of the black voters vote for the black opponent, it is white who are accused of racial bias. There are 107 "historically black" colleges, whose fundamental blackness must be preserved in the name of diversity, but all historically white colleges must be forcibly integrated in the name of... the same thing. To resist would be racist.
"Black pride" is said to be a wonderful and worthy thing, but anything that could be construed as an expression of white pride is a form of hatred. It is perfectly natural for third-world immigrants to expect school instruction and driver's tests in their own languages, whereas for native Americans to ask them to learn English is racist.
Blatant anti-white prejudice, in the form of affirmative action, is now the law of the land. Anything remotely like affirmative action, if practiced in favor of whites, would be attacked as despicable favoritism.
All across the country, black, Hispanic, and Asian clubs and caucuses are thought to be fine expressions of ethnic solidarity, but any club or association expressly for whites is by definition racist. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) campaigns openly for black advantage but is a respected "civil rights" organization. The National Association for the Advancement of White People (NAAWP) campaigns merely for equal treatment of all races, but is said to be viciously racist.
At a few college campuses, students opposed to affirmative action have set up student unions for whites, analogous to those for blacks, Hispanics, etc, and have been roundly condemned as racists. Recently, when the white students at Lowell High School in San Francisco found themselves to be a minority, they asked for a racially exclusive club like the ones that non- whites have. They were turned down in horror. Indeed, in America today, any club not specifically formed to be a white enclave but whose members simply happen all to be white is branded as racist.
Today, one of the favorite slogans that define the asymmetric quality of American racism is "celebration of diversity." It has begun to dawn on a few people that "diversity" is always achieved at the expense of whites (and sometimes men), and never the other way around. No one proposes that Howard University be made more diverse by admitting whites, Hispanics, or Asians. No one ever suggests that National Hispanic University in San Jose (CA) would benefit from the diversity of having non-Hispanics on campus. No one suggests that the Black Congressional Caucus or the executive ranks of the NAACP or the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund suffer from a lack of diversity. Somehow, it is perfectly legitimate for them to celebrate *homogeneity*. And yet any all-white group - a company, a town, a school, a club, a neighborhood - is thought to suffer from a crippling lack of diversity that must be remedied as quickly as possible. Only when whites have been reduced to a minority has "diversity" been achieved.
Let us put it bluntly: To "celebrate" or "embrace" diversity, as we are so often asked to do, is no different from *deploring an excess of whites.* In fact, the entire nation is thought to suffer from an excess of whites. Our current immigration policies are structured so that approximately 90 percent of our annual 800,000 legal immigrants are non-white. The several million illegal immigrants that enter the country every year are virtually all non-white. It would be racist not to be grateful for this laudable contribution to "diversity." It is, of course, only white nations that are called upon to practice this kind of "diversity." It is almost criminal to imagine a nation of any other race countenancing blatant dispossession of this kind.
What if the United States were pouring its poorest, least educated citizens across the border into Mexico? Could anyone be fooled into thinking that Mexico was being "culturally enriched?" What if the state of Chihuahua were losing its majority population to poor whites who demanded that schools be taught in English, who insisted on celebrating the Fourth of July, who demanded the right to vote even if they weren't citizens, who clamored for "affirmative action" in jobs and schooling?
Would Mexico - or any other non-white nation - tolerate this kind of cultural and demographic depredation? Of course not. Yet white Americans are supposed to look upon the flood of Hispanics and Asians entering their country as a priceless cultural gift. They are supposed to "celebrate" their own loss of influence, their own dwindling numbers, their own dispossession, for to do otherwise would be hopelessly racist.
There is another curious asymmetry about American racism. When non- whites advance their own racial purposes, no one ever accuses them of "hating" another group. Blacks can join "civil rights" groups and Hispanics can be activists without fear of being branded as bigots and hate mongers. They can agitate openly for racial preferences that can come only at the expense of whites. They can demand preferential treatment of all kinds without anyone ever suggesting that they are "anti-white."
Whites, on the other hand, need only express their opposition to affirmative action to be called haters. They need only subject racial policies that are clearly prejudicial to themselves to be called racists. Should they actually go so far as to say that they prefer the company of their own kind, that they wish to be left alone to enjoy the fruits of their European heritage, they are irredeemably wicked and hateful.
Here, then is the final, baffling inconsistency about American race relations. All non-whites are allowed to prefer the company of their own kind, to think of themselves as groups with interests distinct from those of the whole, and to work openly for group advantage. None of this is thought to be racist. At the same time, *whites* must *also* champion the racial interests of non-whites. They must sacrifice their own future on the altar of "diversity" and cooperate in their own dispossession. They are to encourage, even to subsidize, the displacement of a European people and culture by alien peoples and cultures. To put it in the simplest possible terms, white people are cheerfully to slaughter their own society, to commit racial and cultural suicide. To refuse to do so would be racism.
Of course, the entire non-white enterprise in the United States is perfectly natural and healthy. Nothing could be more natural than to love one's people and to hope that it should flourish. Filipinos and El Salvadorans are doubtless astonished to discover that simply by setting foot in the United States they are entitled to affirmative action preferences over native-born whites, but can they be blamed for accepting them? Is it surprising that they should want their languages, their cultures, their brothers and sisters to take possession and put their mark indelibly on the land? If the once-great people of a once-great nation is bent upon self-destruction and is prepared to hand over land and power to whomever shows up and asks for it, why should Mexicans and Cambodians complain?
No, it is the white enterprise in the United States that is unnatural, unhealthy, and without historical precedent. Whites have let themselves be convinced that it is racist merely to object to dispossession, much less to work for their own interests. Never in the history of the world has a dominant people thrown open the gates to strangers, and poured out its wealth to aliens. Never before has a people been fooled into thinking that there was virtue or nobility in surrendering its heritage, and giving away to others its place in history. Of all the races in America, only whites have been tricked into thinking that a preference for one's own kind is racism. Only whites are ever told that a love for their own people is somehow "hatred" of others. All healthy people prefer the company of their own kind, and it has nothing to do with hatred. All men love their families more than their neighbors, but this does not mean that they hate their neighbors. Whites who love their racial family need bear no ill will towards non-whites. They only wish to be left alone to participate in the unfolding of their racial and cultural destinies.
What whites in America are being asked to do is therefore utterly unnatural. They are being asked to devote themselves to the interests of other races and to ignore the interests of their own. This is like asking a man to forsake his own children and love the children of his neighbors, since to do otherwise would be "racist."
What then, is "racism?" It is considerably more than any dictionary is likely to say. It is any opposition by whites to official policies of racial preference for non-whites. It is any preference by whites for their own people and culture. It is any resistance by whites to the idea of becoming a minority people. It is any unwillingness to be pushed aside. It is, in short, any of the normal aspirations of people-hood that have defined nations since the beginning of history - but only so long as the aspirations are those of whites.

What Is Racism? by Thomas Jackson originally appeared in American Renaissance, Vol. 2, No. 8.

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Monday, August 30, 2010 1:12 PM

KANEMAN


All across the country, black, Hispanic, and Asian clubs and caucuses are thought to be fine expressions of ethnic solidarity, but any club or association expressly for whites is by definition racist. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) campaigns openly for black advantage but is a respected "civil rights" organization. The National Association for the Advancement of White People (NAAWP) campaigns merely for equal treatment of all races, but is said to be viciously racist.

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Monday, August 30, 2010 1:35 PM

KANEMAN


* According to the latest US Department of Justice survey of crime victims, more than 6.6 million violent crimes (murder, rape, assault and robbery) are committed in the US each year, of which about 20 per cent, or 1.3 million, are inter-racial crimes.

* Most victims of race crime - about 90 per cent - are white, according to the survey "Highlights from 20 Years of Surveying Crime Victims", published in 1993.

* Almost 1 million white Americans were murdered, robbed, assaulted or raped by black Americans , compared with about 132,000 blacks who were murdered, robbed, assaulted or raped by whites, according to the same survey.

* Blacks thus committed 7.5 times more violent inter-racial crimes than whites even though the black population is only one-seventh the size of the white population. When these figures are adjusted on a per capita basis, they reveal an extraordinary disparity: blacks are committing more than 50 times the number of violent racial crimes of whites.

* According to the latest annual report on murder by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, most inter-racial murders involve black assailants and white victims, with blacks murdering whites at 18 times the rate that whites murder blacks.



Who is racist? What is racism?

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Monday, August 30, 2010 2:26 PM

STORYMARK


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Originally posted by kaneman:
Warning the following post contains the petulant ramblings, those who live anywhere but ultra neoconland and do not want think EXACTLY LIKE I DO...need not bother with this bullshit.




Gotcha.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Monday, August 30, 2010 2:54 PM

KANEMAN


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Originally posted by Storymark:
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Originally posted by kaneman:
Warning the following post contains the petulant ramblings, those who live anywhere but ultra neoconland and do not want think EXACTLY LIKE I DO...need not bother with this bullshit.




I would have bet you were one of the cowards. It is only an essay...It can't bite you. Or did you read it and can not debate the truths you read?

Gotcha.


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Monday, August 30, 2010 3:54 PM

FREMDFIRMA



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Monday, August 30, 2010 11:39 PM

AGENTROUKA


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Originally posted by kaneman:
It is any resistance by whites to the idea of becoming a minority people.



I find this actually fits the bill of racism.

After all, how can you possibly resist something like that? You can not like it, which however implies that being a minority is sucky thing to be, which implies that there's a level of inequality leveled at current minorities, which undermines the claim that there is no such thing as racism.

But "resistance"? What's that supposed to look like? I can't think of a non-creepy way to resist such a development.



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Never fails to make me smile.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 1:07 AM

JONGSSTRAW


Oh the poor white man!

Oh the poor oppressed white man!

Oh the poor victim of racism white man!

Oh, someone get me a crying towel!






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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 5:59 AM

KANEMAN


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Originally posted by AgentRouka:
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Originally posted by kaneman:
It is any resistance by whites to the idea of becoming a minority people.



I find this actually fits the bill of racism.

After all, how can you possibly resist something like that? You can not like it, which however implies that being a minority is sucky thing to be, which implies that there's a level of inequality leveled at current minorities, which undermines the claim that there is no such thing as racism.

But "resistance"? What's that supposed to look like? I can't think of a non-creepy way to resist such a development.



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Originally posted by Fremdfirma:



Never fails to make me smile.




How about leveling the playing field? You know letting everyman live by his own merits. Seems we love telling our children that they can be anything they want to be here in America if they work hard at it, however it is becoming clear that for a lot of white children this may not be true. And don't forget a lot of people considered white came later and were never WASPs(thus never got any economic beniefit from slavery), however they are discriminated against in favor of any non-white reguardless of wether the non-white came into this country yesturday.

See, I don't have a problem with affirmative action for the black decendents of slaves. I can see the disadvantage and mistreatment they received for a longtime in this country, but when that extends to any person of color, being they just came to America last week, that never faced that hardship seems kinda unfair to the Irishmen or Italians that came after slavery, that we allow for discrimination against them in favor of an immigrant from Niarobi that did not have the disadvantage of unjust slavery at the hands of WASPs. Or a japaneese, mexican, or any "non-white" for that matter appears unjust.

I don't see how any honest person can see this as right. Affirmative action should only be for black decendents of Slavery. And it should have a time table.....Or should we do it forever?

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 6:08 AM

KANEMAN


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Originally posted by Fremdfirma:




Frem that picture is the point. We have laws that protect Gays, Blacks, Jews, women, and a whole slew of others from discrimanation, yet at the same time we allow for the systematic discrimenation against a group because they are considered white. How is that being "Tolerant" or "Understanding"?....How about being "Fair" and "Constitutional"?


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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 6:18 AM

NIKI2

Gettin' old, but still a hippie at heart...


I love "systematic discrimination" of whites. That's a good laugh. Let's see, who makes up the majority of our legislators, by a long shot? Who makes up the majority of CEOs, etc.? Power is what counts, what determines how the rest of us live.

I think whites and especially white WOMEN have a long ways to go before they are even EQUAL in representation, power, etc. And white women aren't even a real "minority". I won't live to see it, but I wish I could.

All the bullshit about crime is irrelevant unless all races have the same living standard and are allowed to grow up past the age of 18...poverty and discriminatio make for ghettos and desperation. It proves nothing.

Until we reach ACTUAL equality, white haven't a goddamned thing to complain about. Oppressed, they are not.

The description of your living situation, Kane (which no doubt is a complete lie), is a perfect example of the inequity...I'd LOVE to see how you behaved if you were poor and your ability to live to adulthood was questionable. The hate crimes almost always involve other races who dare to involve themselves in mostly-white activities, I'd be willing to bet. And of COURSE the statistics have nothing to do with police being more willing to pull over/arrest/etc. races other than white. I believe THAT's been proven, as well.

Story, I love it:
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Warning the following post contains the petulant ramblings, those who live anywhere but ultra neoconland and do not want think EXACTLY LIKE I DO...need not bother with this bullshit



Hippie Operative Nikovich Nikita Nicovna Talibani,
Contracted Agent of Veritas Oilspillus, code name “Nike”,
signing off




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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 7:44 AM

STORYMARK


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Originally posted by kaneman:
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Originally posted by Storymark:
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Originally posted by kaneman:
Warning the following post contains the petulant ramblings, those who live anywhere but ultra neoconland and do not want think EXACTLY LIKE I DO...need not bother with this bullshit.




I would have bet you were one of the cowards. It is only an essay...It can't bite you. Or did you read it and can not debate the truths you read?

Gotcha.





I didn't read it because I don't give even a tiny shit what you have to say.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 8:38 AM

MINCINGBEAST


*enters thread breathing heavily*

I have boy parts, and teh [sic] white guilt. Would someone please berate me for being the beneficiary of inequality?

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 9:43 AM

NIKI2

Gettin' old, but still a hippie at heart...


SHAME ON YOU Mincing! You were born White--that's YOUR fault; you were born male--that's YOUR fault. You were probably born to white parents, which is THEIR fault. You've gotten all the breaks, which other races haven't, that's YOUR fault...

Oh, wait, I was supposed to be berating you for being the VICTIM, wasn't I?

Uhhh...nothing comes to mind, sorry.


Hippie Operative Nikovich Nikita Nicovna Talibani,
Contracted Agent of Veritas Oilspillus, code name “Nike”,
signing off




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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 9:50 AM

MINCINGBEAST


Curses Niki, you evaded my cunning trap.

It makes me giggle whenever folks with racist tendencies, who happen to be pale, try to cast themselves as the true victims of racism.

I became aware of this clever rhetorical counter several years ago during the fight over affirmative action in relation to school admission.

It seems to be a new spin on the white man's burden, which co-opts the language of the civil rights movement. Actually, its rather clever, and effective.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 9:52 AM

MINCINGBEAST


An an unrelated note, white and brown and black pride are all rather silly, in that folks ought not take credit for, or pride in, things that they cannot control.

However, this pride takes place in a...power context...wherein there is something immensely more threatening about a privileged group celebrating its status, than say, a relative minority that nobody really gives a damn about anyway.

As a white dude, I have the privilege of ignoring black people, which is almost always. Were I a black dude, I would not be able to ignore white folks, considering they are the dominant power structure and culture (at least until we are all driven to extinction by the mexicans).

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 10:23 AM

KLESST


I am a proud White person, descended from an exclusive group with ultra White ancestors. We ultra Whites look down on the common whites like they might look down on other races. Given the opportunity, we would put the semi-whites in camps and do bad things to them so they would have a reason to feel persecuted.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 10:33 AM

KANEMAN


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Originally posted by mincingbeast:
Curses Niki, you evaded my cunning trap.

It makes me giggle whenever folks with racist tendencies, who happen to be pale, try to cast themselves as the true victims of racism.

I became aware of this clever rhetorical counter several years ago during the fight over affirmative action in relation to school admission.

It seems to be a new spin on the white man's burden, which co-opts the language of the civil rights movement. Actually, its rather clever, and effective.



I was unaware that the civil rights movement had a language in which the words only had meaning unto itself.
That is why I've prefered "what's good for the Goose...."

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 10:41 AM

AGENTROUKA


Quote:

Originally posted by Klesst:
I am a proud White person, descended from an exclusive group with ultra White ancestors. We ultra Whites look down on the common whites like they might look down on other races. Given the opportunity, we would put the semi-whites in camps and do bad things to them so they would have a reason to feel persecuted.



Are you so white you glow in the dark? Because that would be totally superior!

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 10:49 AM

KANEMAN


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Originally posted by AgentRouka:
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Originally posted by Klesst:
I am a proud White person, descended from an exclusive group with ultra White ancestors. We ultra Whites look down on the common whites like they might look down on other races. Given the opportunity, we would put the semi-whites in camps and do bad things to them so they would have a reason to feel persecuted.



Are you so white you glow in the dark? Because that would be totally superior!



My big left toe glows in the dark. My parents always told me it was because they lived near three-mile island while my mother was pregnant with me. Then I was babysat 1 mile from the Humboldt smelter. Great memories.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 10:51 AM

MINCINGBEAST


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Originally posted by kaneman:
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That is why I've prefered "what's good for the Goose...."



Your old saw can be used to support sodomy (nearly anything can, actually). To whit: whats good for the goose is the gander...whats good for the gander is the gander.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 10:53 AM

KLESST


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Originally posted by AgentRouka:
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Originally posted by Klesst:
I am a proud White person, descended from an exclusive group with ultra White ancestors. We ultra Whites look down on the common whites like they might look down on other races. Given the opportunity, we would put the semi-whites in camps and do bad things to them so they would have a reason to feel persecuted.



Are you so white you glow in the dark? Because that would be totally superior!


Lets just say that if you saw my legs at the beach you would be glad you wore your sunglasses. Those of us with red hair often do glow in moonlight.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 11:08 AM

BYTEMITE


My legs have not seen sunlight for about three years, mostly because the scars kind of just stay white and I end up looking looking like an okapi or something.

I have scottish pride? I'm probably one of the few people who has ever tried haggis and likes it. Clan Chattan go.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 11:13 AM

MINCINGBEAST


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Originally posted by Bytemite:
My legs have not seen sunlight for about three years, mostly because the scars kind of just stay white and I end up looking looking like an okapi or something.

I have scottish pride? I'm probably one of the few people who has ever tried haggis and likes it. Clan Chattan go.



vegan haggis?

for scottish pride, see generally Trainspotting ("We . . . are colonized by wankers. Can't even find a decent culture to be colonized by. We're ruled by effete assholes").

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 11:20 AM

BYTEMITE


Wasn't vegan back then. Though I'd love to figure out how to make something like it, and get the spices right.

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for scottish pride, see generally Trainspotting ("We . . . are colonized by wankers. Can't even find a decent culture to be colonized by. We're ruled by effete assholes")


Well... At least we get Highlanders, both crazy kilt-wearing blue-painted claymore wielding kinds and immortals who fight each other to the death.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 11:45 AM

ALIASSE


*falls to knees, blinded by the Truth of Kaneman's post and the whiteness of sundry posters' legs*

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 11:46 AM

STORYMARK


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Originally posted by mincingbeast:


It makes me giggle whenever folks with racist tendencies, who happen to be pale, try to cast themselves as the true victims of racism.




You must get a hell of a lot of laughs from RWED these days, then.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 12:09 PM

NIKI2

Gettin' old, but still a hippie at heart...


You're absolutely right, Mincing, in that it's very effective. I swear, one HAS to admire the right for how good they are at all this!
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As a white dude, I have the privilege of ignoring black people, which is almost always. Were I a black dude, I would not be able to ignore white folks, considering they are the dominant power structure and culture
Bang on!

Klest, I LOVE it! I’d be one of those “less white”, ‘cuz I inherited daddy’s olive skin. He came from New York, his family can trace their roots straight back to England (where we all know, they’re pasty white). So where o where did that olive skin come from? Mom was pure French, and they’re ALMOST as pasty white, and she certainly was, so I wonder what surprises lurked in daddy’s ancestry?

Me, as Choey jokes, I can get a tan walking to the mailbox. You have my deepest sympathy; redheads got a raw deal, and that’s the truth! Those I’ve known really suffer from sun, poison oak, and about anything else that can attack pale skin. Mozzies are my only problem; they seem to think I’m the best thing since sliced bred. But I wouldn’t change it for what you guys go through!

Story, while I don’t get laughs, I get lots of smiles and shaking of the head. Does that count?

Mincing, sorry to disappoint...I did try.
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folks ought not take credit for, or pride in, things that they cannot control
Damned straight...that's at least half the problem. "Our forefathers", "my ancestors"--all the things we take credit for because we were born in this particular longitude and latitude, kinda make me sick. I take pride in what the hippies did and what we tried to do, but I was there DOING it...people who take pride in what their ancestors did leaves my eyes crossed.



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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 12:16 PM

KANEMAN


Quote:

Originally posted by Aliasse:
*falls to knees, blinded by the Truth of Kaneman's post and the whiteness of sundry posters' legs*



Do share what is so truthful in my post that would cause one to drop onto knees quicker than Kwicko in a bath-house?

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 12:25 PM

KANEMAN


Could this be trutheness

Today, one of the favorite slogans that define the asymmetric quality of American racism is "celebration of diversity." It has begun to dawn on a few people that "diversity" is always achieved at the expense of whites (and sometimes men), and never the other way around. No one proposes that Howard University be made more diverse by admitting whites, Hispanics, or Asians. No one ever suggests that National Hispanic University in San Jose (CA) would benefit from the diversity of having non-Hispanics on campus. No one suggests that the Black Congressional Caucus or the executive ranks of the NAACP or the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund suffer from a lack of diversity. Somehow, it is perfectly legitimate for them to celebrate *homogeneity*. And yet any all-white group - a company, a town, a school, a club, a neighborhood - is thought to suffer from a crippling lack of diversity that must be remedied as quickly as possible. Only when whites have been reduced to a minority has "diversity" been achieved.



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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 12:45 PM

BYTEMITE


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Damned straight...that's at least half the problem. "Our forefathers", "my ancestors"--all the things we take credit for because we were born in this particular longitude and latitude, kinda make me sick. I take pride in what the hippies did and what we tried to do, but I was there DOING it...people who take pride in what their ancestors did leaves my eyes crossed.


That's a little harsh. Are we not supposed to have pride in knowing our own personal family history and in whatever culture we have managed to hold on to? There's good and bad in all of our histories, but there's nothing wrong with being grateful for your ancestors for allowing you to be here today. This is a strange statement.

I imagine a number of Latinos, and Asian Americans, and Native Americans would look at YOU cross eyed for not honoring your ancestors. Even if you don't go as far as they do and believe your ancestors can influence your life from beyond the veil or whatever, there is comfort in knowing who you are and what you came from, it's a comfort I begrudge no one, white or persons of colour.

My ancestors fought with the Jacobites in the Battle of Culloden. I've visited their mass grave site where some of my distant relatives were slaughtered to the man, and sometimes even to the women and children by the Butcher of York. Then after about a half century of economic troubles and British oppression, one of them listened to a crazy man and decided to make the long journey from Scotland to the new world for their own promised land. It's a stubbornness and a pioneering spirit I'm not ashamed of.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 1:51 PM

MINCINGBEAST


Byte, isn't it a bit like taking pride in inherited wealth?

Anyway, I curse my ancestors for ensuring that I could be here today. I am, however, delighted that my ancestors killed Jesus.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 2:03 PM

BYTEMITE


What inherited wealth? They blew all their money to come here, and took every advantage of the Homestead Act. They didn't have it as bad as racial minority groups, but being a religious minority was no picnic either. Even if they kindasorta brought that on themselves, but I digress.

Nah, I just have a rich history and culture that I happen to be aware of.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 2:05 PM

NIKI2

Gettin' old, but still a hippie at heart...


Yeah, the inherited-wealth thing occurred to me as I was writing the post...to me, it's about the same thing. I can be proud of the American people, or an individual or something, or even my country, but I don't feel any pride in what those who bore me or who bore them "did". JMHO.


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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 2:11 PM

BYTEMITE


I find it a little sad that you had to go out and FIND a new culture for yourself, Niki. There's something colorful and important in your makeup that you've lost/forgotten/given up.

This kind of disconnect to people's own family history is what makes mainstream white American culture so vacant, people have to make up subcultures to join so they can fill the hole. :( Assimilate and all will be well. No wonder the mainstream stresses fitting in to the expense of everything else; people in the mainstream don't have anything else to fall back on. Like you're an island in time, and nothing before you has any influence on you, like you feel like you didn't NEED anyone else to bring you where you are today.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 2:11 PM

KANEMAN


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Originally posted by Bytemite:
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Damned straight...that's at least half the problem. "Our forefathers", "my ancestors"--all the things we take credit for because we were born in this particular longitude and latitude, kinda make me sick. I take pride in what the hippies did and what we tried to do, but I was there DOING it...people who take pride in what their ancestors did leaves my eyes crossed.


That's a little harsh. Are we not supposed to have pride in knowing our own personal family history and in whatever culture we have managed to hold on to? There's good and bad in all of our histories, but there's nothing wrong with being grateful for your ancestors for allowing you to be here today. This is a strange statement.

I imagine a number of Latinos, and Asian Americans, and Native Americans would look at YOU cross eyed for not honoring your ancestors. Even if you don't go as far as they do and believe your ancestors can influence your life from beyond the veil or whatever, there is comfort in knowing who you are and what you came from, it's a comfort I begrudge no one, white or persons of colour.

My ancestors fought with the Jacobites in the Battle of Culloden. I've visited their mass grave site where some of my distant relatives were slaughtered to the man, and sometimes even to the women and children by the Butcher of York. Then after about a half century of economic troubles and British oppression, one of them listened to a crazy man and decided to make the long journey from Scotland to the new world for their own promised land. It's a stubbornness and a pioneering spirit I'm not ashamed of.




Where is the love for those who made this Longitude and latitude so damned "in demand" ya know the constitution and white men? Why would you be ashamed of what we are, sure we've had slavery, sure we've discrimanated against women, sure we have allowed our government to carve us into groups, however we live together and have the same fight "the little people against the big" , and have corrected our wrongs(see....linclon, civil rights votes(Republican)... and we are winning. the "put us into groups and control us types" are going BYE BYE...we are all freemen regaudless of color, creed, or religion....If whitemen win(which is inevitable) unless the asians win.

That the same group that voted against civil rights(in our parents life times) swares to enslave them with welfare and freebee's is hilarious......Or does it prove they(blacks) cannot compete with whites on an even playing field...nice message.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 2:31 PM

NIKI2

Gettin' old, but still a hippie at heart...


Byte, you can't give up what you never had. I have no "culture". My mom was an immigrant with her mom and grandmother; there's nobody on that side of the family that I ever knew. My dad came from New York and rarely spoke, much less told me about his family, and there were no members of his family we were ever in contact with.

Don't pity me, heavens no. I've been lucky to lead a rich life with experiences some others have never had; I've looked back, and I couldn't ask for more.

So I didn't have to "find" a subculture, as I didn't have a culture to begin with--except the general culture of America, which I'm quite happy with where most things are concerned. I left home at 16. I never considered being a hippie a "culture"--if I did, then I had several, like folkdancing, Renaissance Faire, etc...in all those I had friends who shared things in common with me, but we didn't consider it a "culture."

Aside from which, you're misunderstanding me. I have nothing against individuals honoring their ancestors or their culture; my argument is only about TAKING CREDIT for what those before them did. Just like inherited wealth; what the generation before us did, we can be grateful for, but I don't see taking "pride" in things I didn't do myself...that just seems false to me. Your mileage may very well vary.

So let me be very clear: I find nothing wrong with hooring, loving, being grateful to or anything ELSE when it comes to a person's ancestors; my only dislike is the idea of taking CREDIT for what they did. Is that clearer?


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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 2:37 PM

HKCAVALIER


(Crossposted with Niki)

I hope the obvious confusion about pride in one's heritage has more to do with the poverty of our English language than the awkward contempt for the past seemingly on display here. Granted, the pride one has in one's bloodline, one's culture, isn't exactly the same sort of pride one has in one's own accomplishments. Kinda the way loving one's self and loving another person are expressed in different ways. There are different kinds, different modalities, of pride.

But it's not all that different, really. Pride in one's heritage is entirely consistent with pride in one's self, in that it's part of what makes each of us who and what we are. Our past, our blood, our families are an unchanging part of who and what we are today and going forward. What inspired our forebears, can inspire us. Western culture tends to er on the side of alienation, no more so than in this peculiar arrogance Bytemite's talking about.

I'm grateful for my heritage, I'm proud to be a consequence of the greatness that came before me, and the struggles and the hardships my forebears suffered. Why did they go through the pain and suffering if not to give me a chance to exist, to live, to carry on? They lived in hope of me, just as I live in hope of my cultural descendents. All people do this, consciously or not, it's innate.

If I am proud of myself, mustn't I give some credit for who I am to who they were? And if they are indeed my family, am I wrong to be proud of them for this?

HKCavalier

Hey, hey, hey, don't be mean. We don't have to be mean, because, remember, no matter where you go, there you are.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 3:54 PM

BYTEMITE


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So let me be very clear: I find nothing wrong with honoring, loving, being grateful to or anything ELSE when it comes to a person's ancestors; my only dislike is the idea of taking CREDIT for what they did. Is that clearer?



Understood.

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So I didn't have to "find" a subculture, as I didn't have a culture to begin with--except the general culture of America, which I'm quite happy with where most things are concerned. I left home at 16. I never considered being a hippie a "culture"--if I did, then I had several, like folkdancing, Renaissance Faire, etc...in all those I had friends who shared things in common with me, but we didn't consider it a "culture."


I actually do consider those cultures, in that you probably develop a sense of community when you're around those people.

Don't get me wrong, it's not false or bad to identify yourself with a group and feel like you belong. It's an essential part of human nature. >_> My wariness stems from the fact that removal of family culture is something intentional and systematic, and that some of these invented cultures are intentionally pit against each other.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 4:07 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Quote:

Originally posted by mincingbeast:
Byte, isn't it a bit like taking pride in inherited wealth?

Anyway, I curse my ancestors for ensuring that I could be here today. I am, however, delighted that my ancestors killed Jesus.



It was the only way they could shut him the fuck up!



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Fuck you, you cock sucking community activist piece of shit.
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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 4:11 PM

KLESST


The Beast's ancestors.


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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 11:32 PM

KANEMAN


NIKI2 (astonishingly hypocritical) wrote:

"So let me be very clear: I find nothing wrong with hooring, loving, being grateful to or anything ELSE when it comes to a person's ancestors; my only dislike is the idea of taking CREDIT for what they did. Is that clearer?"

In a thread about the injustice of systemic racism against white people, that is justified soley on the acts of their ancestors, that statement is hilarious. So, let me be clear..you dislike the idea of someone taking CREDIT for what their ancestors did, but you don't mind someone being discrimanated against and blamed for what their ances.......Blah, forget it, like talking to an egg.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010 3:54 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


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Originally posted by kaneman:
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Affirmative action should only be for black decendents of Slavery. And it should have a time table.....Or should we do it forever?


I haven't read the entire thread yet, so someone may have already addressed this. Are you honestly going to leave native Americans (both Amerindians and Hispanics of the Southwest) out of this equation? They have suffered as much discrimination as blacks, and their lands stolen. The fact that many Africans were sold into slavery by other Africans should actually place native Americans higher on the list of peoples we owe restitution.



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Wednesday, September 1, 2010 4:28 AM

KANEMAN


No. We gave native Americans land and casinos. Settled up. Hispanics are less than dogs in my eyes, they get nothing. The money we should have given them is all used up on paying for illegals and washing their graffiti off of our lovely bridges and buildings......Next you will be asking for affirmative action for women from men because we bang them, impregnate them, and as a result their pussies get stretched out...Is that what you want?

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010 4:36 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Hispanics are only crossing the border that we moved on them in the first place.

I'm sure some of what you just said was meant in sarcasm, but if not, you're more of a menace than anyone from any other race.

In the immortal words of Bobby Singer, "You're such an idjit!"



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Wednesday, September 1, 2010 4:40 AM

BYTEMITE


Shoulda just bought the slaves and freed them, like the French did. Would have cost less than the Civil War, probably.

Native Americans DID get a bad rap. But it's hard to call who had it worse, blacks or the tribes; on one hand the tribes were subject to genocide and the relocation, on the other, once they were relocated they were mostly left alone except for ignorant missionaries and government agents taking away their children to reeducate them. But then blacks intentionally had their families split apart, couldn't get an education, were forced into manual labor and suffered rape and physical abuse.

As for Hispanics in the Texas and Louisiana purchase area, I don't know, maybe sort of a little like Native Americans if you squint. We fought a war against them, sure, probably did steal their land, but didn't systematically try to wipe out their culture and language. Probably because they were still at least recognizably European.

Only possible form of restitution I can see is education, but the education system is going to require a lot of fixes before it evenly meets the needs of every population.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010 4:48 AM

BYTEMITE


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Hispanics are only crossing the border that we moved on them in the first place.


Mmm, while there might be some Latino and Chicano student unions who claim rights to the land and espouse some sort of La Razza nationalism, I don't think that's the primary motivation of the migrant worker who's doing the actual border hopping.


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Wednesday, September 1, 2010 6:21 AM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by kaneman:
Hispanics are less than dogs in my eyes, they get nothing.



Let's all remember this the next time this douchebag denies being a racist.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010 7:15 AM

NIKI2

Gettin' old, but still a hippie at heart...


Cav, I agree with your explanation of pride in heritage. My opinion is MY opinion, and may well be a result of my not really having any “heritage”. But if I were to be proud of my ancestors, shouldn’t I also be ashamed of the bad things they’ve done; i.e., slavery, Japanese internment camps, destruction of the native inhabitants, abuses of Chinese laborers, racism, etc., racism against Blacks and others (and I would add destruction of the herds of buffalo and the way it was done, eradication of wolves and so many other predators as we populated the country, pollution of our water, air and land, and on and on). If I were to take pride in their accomplishments, I would also have to be ashamed of others.

There I recognize that I indulge in the latter without indulging in the former; I AM proud of America in general in what we have attempted to do with this “experiment”, but it’s a general pride, not one felt for my individual ancestors, and equally I am ashamed of some of what they have done. That’s a personal feeling.

I do, however, recognize the desire to make a better life for those who follow and that it is a natural human impetus.

Byte, I take your point and it is valid to me. I would argue, however, that “family cultures” are also pitted against one another, and via that very culture which is engendered IN the family. Maybe that’s part of it for me; I reject the culture I was born into, to a degree, and accept the cultures I chose for myself. To say family cultures aren’t pitted against one another is to ignore the obvious; ergo I see little relevance in that argument. In fact, family cultures, to me, engender MORE negativity toward other cultures than those we choose by following our own chosen values.

Kane, I recognized what you said above, before I read your post. It’s a valid point; I see more of the negativity in what our ancestors created than positive, and in that I am wrong. I still make the argument that I DO balance it out to a degree by the fact that I am VERY proud of what they created insofar as the laws and intentions of this country. I’m not sure if my more-negative view is a result of my not having “family culture”, but I do applaud the things in our past which our ancestors built to a degree, I just don’t think they are 100% laudable. If that doesn’t make sense to you, there’s nothing I can do about it. Bear in mind that I HAVE no specific “family culture”...my mother was 100% French...so how can I be proud of that half of my ancestry (given I am prejudiced against the French for many reasons). I would be divided, if I chose to. My ancestors on that side had nothing to do with building America or anything it stands for, for the most part.

Gordon, I agree 100%, and I think it’s a very valid point. The Native Americans WERE mentioned by someone, but it doesn’t lessen the validity of your point, and nobody else has brought up the Mexicans or other races except you and myself, I believe. (But now I have to come back and thank you, as well, because the question of other races WAS addressed subsquent to your bringing them up.) The concept that we “paid back” Native Americans for giving them land—then shoving it off it because we wanted it and driving them to other, less viable land, over and over, until they are left with virtually uninhabitable land and stuck in poverty...casinos don’t make up for that, and corrupted whites made (maybe “make” still) most of the money off them. The corruption of those who regulate what happens to Native Americans is abhorrent and unconscionable.

As to Mexicans, I won’t even discuss that it’s so egregious...except for the fact that is by far and away WHITE youngsters who create graffiti. In that respect I also agree 100% with your subsequent response.

Byte, I agree with your response 100%; also your subsequent post.

Story, hon, we don’t need to remember that to remember he’s racist...tho’ it’s hard to tell whether he’s being sarcastic or not, I tend to think he’s not, given previous comments. But I need no reminding, that’s for sure!


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Wednesday, September 1, 2010 7:53 AM

BYTEMITE


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Byte, I take your point and it is valid to me. I would argue, however, that “family cultures” are also pitted against one another, and via that very culture which is engendered IN the family.


I had four hours of sleep last night. Brain says "Hwuh?" Clarification needed.

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To say family cultures aren’t pitted against one another is to ignore the obvious; ergo I see little relevance in that argument.


Did I say that? I don't recall having said that.

My take is culture itself has a few traits that define it, separate from unfortunate associations and values which may be dropped or adopted. You can be raised with a very latino culture, or some kind of inner city black culture, or as a white southerner, and not actually end up with any any urge to assert your culture or attack disliked cultures.

But certain cultures are created intentionally to attack or be attacked. Look at, say, a school yard and styles and attitudes and the labels kids put on themselves. "freaks" vs. "geeks," both of them versus "jocks" and "preps." And, in the adult world, sometimes, right wing versus left wing.

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