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  1. I find it sad that people on this forum have their head buried so far up their ass they cannot recognize prejudice when it is in front of their face. To say like "chooser" does that slavery should play no part in black development as a culture, and that the Jim Crow laws of the south should be completely disregarded is ignorance in its truest form. Saying things like "there was no slavery in 1964" gave me a great laugh, really chooser you are just finding that out? I am not sure if it ignorance or just plain hatred or the need to feel you are better than someone of another race. It is not just chooser at least he admits that the book "Black Like Me" brought up horrible conditions that blacks lived in, his is just an ignorance of phycology and history. There are black people who hate white's, and white's who hate blacks, what makes it tough for blacks is there are many more whites than blacks, and it is difficult for a minority to push its racist agenda onto a majority. Chooser does bring up half a good point when he talks about Japanese Americans being treated poorly and overcoming it, where he falls down on his point is he forgets that before ww2 Japanese were treated with the usual "he is different" attitudes by whites but they were not hanged, killed or beaten. WW2 of course changed that and Japanese were unfairly interned, however after WW2 it was a total turn around, we rebuilt their country, and this after they killed thousands of Americans, in fact they were treated much better than blacks in this country who fought against the Japanese. So to say that racism is over in America is wishful thinking at best. In fact to say that racism is over in America is dangerous, ignorant and shows a total lack of historical thought, and makes observations about the future suspect at best.
  2. either Love that scary pic, yes she was a genuine Jew hater and never tried to hide it either. She is now dead and the world is better off
  3. I don't know if you are trying to relate this to the Martin, Zim case but if you are I will say---why would an armed woman stalk a supposed rapist, who she never met and never hurt her in any way?
  4. Japanese Americans did a great job building back their own country with major help from America. Japanese were wrongly interned in this country for a short period of time, and like all minorities were unfairly treated. They were how ever not dragged from their native country and made into slaves. If after the civil war white people said "ok Lincoln freed the slaves, lets treat them with the dignity and respect we treat our fellow white citizens" I may agree with you, but for most blacks and whites it was business as usual without the slave ownership involved, It was really only until the 60's that laws were passed ending state and country discrimination. Of course passing Laws are great but you cannot pass a law that will change the bigots heart. I think as the older white people die off and younger progressive people come into play that will help black people "get over it". The President said a very wise thing, a statement that smart parents tell their children. You cannot know how a man thinks or acts until you put yourself in his shoes.
  5. Did any of you ever read that book? It was about a White male writer who darkened his skin and went to live in the Deep South as a Black man. I think it was written in 1960. I read it many years ago. Mr. Griffin was amazed at what life was like for Black men in the South ( probably wouldn't have been much different in other parts of the USA ). He never realized how much prejudice and hatred they faced until he walked a mile in their shoes. I beleive this is what President Obama is talking about. He is trying to convey how much different everyday life is for White vs. Black men. I don't think he is trying to fan the flames of racial strife. The name of the book is "Black like me" by John Howard Griffin I read it, great book, scared the bejesus out of me even though I am white, and did a lot to shape my future thinking. I was never so relieved to be a white person in America
  6. LOL the cons are dumb but not that dumb, it would be like running Ted Nugent for republican president
  7. The Arrogance of Authority A DEA officer stopped at a ranch in Texas , and talked with an old rancher. He told the rancher, "I need to inspect your ranch for illegally grown drugs." The rancher said, "Okay, but don't go in that field over there.....", as he pointed out a distant location. The DEA officer verbally exploded, saying, " Mister, I have the authority of the Federal Government with me!" Reaching into his rear pants pocket, he removed his badge and proudly displayed it to the rancher. "See this badge?! This badge means I am allowed to go wherever I wish.... on ANY land!! No questions asked or answers given!! Have I made myself clear...... do you understand???" The rancher nodded politely, apologized, and went about his chores. A short time later, the old rancher heard loud screams, looked up and saw the DEA officer running for his life, being chased by the rancher's enormous Santa Gertrudis bull...... With every step the bull was gaining ground on the officer, and it seemed likely that the officer would be gruesomely gored before he reached safety. The man was clearly terrified. The rancher threw down his tools, ran to the fence and yelled at the top of his lungs..... (I just love this part....) "Your badge........ show him your BADGE!" .
  8. I asked myself the same thing after 9/11, Katrina, and the collapse of the economy.
  9. I suggest you take this one step further, write a letter to the IRS and tell them what you think, go on son, be a man and tell mr big brother that you are going to stand up to them LOL
  10. I am on the "left" and although bush was a tempting target being from oil, I blamed the Oil companies, it seems I am in the minority of all people. Both the right and the left blame Supply/Demand, Oil Speculation, Mideast unrest, global warming, lack of regulation, or Obama etc. The oil companies and the media have done a beautiful job of deflecting criticism and the fools in this country have bought in.
  11. Cap started out as a wonderful idea, all as you had to do was work hard and you could be rich, and if you were not rich well you could still make a living and be comfortable. Besides said the capitalist look at Russia and these other countries with their extreme form of socialism, they are run by dictators, and we are free. Well someone said that some freedom is great and freedom without limits is chaos. We are now going through the chaotic period. In theory as Ayn Rand espoused cap is a exciting concept in reality the rich become richer and the poor become many
  12. Now that McCain is coming to the end of his service it is nice to see him becoming honest again, John welcome back to the human race
  13. Gas prices are way to high, I find it amazing that hardly anyone blames the rich oil companies, we are getting to the point in this country where we worship celebs and ceo's and we despise the rest of us for being in the middle class
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