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    Yes, Michael and so many Christians add exceptions into the commandment to love their neighbors. But they will seldom rise to the standard of being nice bigots. As much as I try to educate them, most refuse to learn anything that might challenge their indoctrinated minds.

    #45311

    Belle Rose
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    Case in point. stupid people. Paul Pelosi got attacked with a hammer. Thankfully Nancy wasn’t home. Can you IMAGINE……..

    while his actions may not have been racially motivated….I’m sure he was probably a stupid racist white guy. Anyone want to wager a 20 on that? 😂

     

    #45313

    I think I will keep the $20…………

    Last year, David DePape posted links on his Facebook page to multiple videos produced by My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell falsely alleging that the 2020 election was stolen. Other posts included transphobic images and linked to websites claiming Covid vaccines were deadly. “The death rates being promoted are what ever ‘THEY’ want to be promoted as the death rate,” one post read.

    DePape also posted links to YouTube videos with titles like “Democrat FARCE Commission to Investigate January 6th Capitol Riot COLLAPSES in Congress!!!” and “Global Elites Plan To Take Control Of YOUR Money! (Revealed)”

    Two days after former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of killing George Floyd, DePape wrote that the trial was “a modern lynching,” falsely indicating that Floyd died of a drug overdose.

    He also posted content about the “Great Reset”– the sprawling conspiracy theory that global elites are using coronavirus to usher in a new world order in which they gain more power and oppress the masses. And he complained that politicians making promises to try to win votes “are offering you bribes in exchange for your further enslavement.”

    From a CNN article.

    #45318

    TheEncogitationer
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    Belle Rose,

    Next time, if you see the old biddy, ask her where she’s from and gauge how far she is rrom home. Maybe point her back too!😁

    Whatever you do, unless the battle-axe is aiming an M-4 at you or otherwise threatening imminent bodily harm, stand your ground against the few bigots there are and remind them that you have as much right as anybody else to be where you are.

    In Mexico, it’s a battle between a long-corrupt Institutional Revolutionary Government (talk about Orwellianism!) and the equally-corrupt Cartels. Down there, you will get a gun in your face, and from your own people too! Not a good second banana option.

    And rest assured, racism is not the exclusive property of any group of people, as the ongoing soap-opera of Kanye/Kimye/Ye/Yeezus/Yedashian clearly shows. And if just disgusting words and thoughts we’re talking about, what’s left of Free-Market Capitalism is cleaning his clock!

    Forbes Magazine said Ye has lost over a $Billion Dollars overnight and countless $Billions more in future prospects! He’ll soon be reduced to doing pay-per‐view bum fights on the dying cable medium! All because Ye put his Antisemitism out on his sleeve! Damn! I love seeing just deserts!

    #45319

    _Robert_
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    Religion and/or country immediately create “us and them”. There is no escaping that fact. Imagine one world with no religion. It’s easy if you try.

    #45320

    jakelafort
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    Enco, only a few bigots?

    Imagine one world. That is what i have been thinking for a long time. Instead of good guy/bad guy and realpolitik in mindless wars how about a world-wide movement that includes basic civil rights, no dictatorships, no theocracies, no citizens willing to go to war except in defense of their country, no wars unless the top 50 government officials first fight to the death one death match at a time. If those motherfuckers are not willing to die in war then fuck them sending 20 year old kids.

    No of course not. That kind of thing makes too much sense. We’d rather be vindicated in our bad guy assessment in wars and continue endless cycles of war in the march of folly. No point in cooperation when we can continue in our righteous path. We could not stand to interfere with the fiction of each nation and its citizens deciding the course of their sovereignty.

    #45321

    Belle Rose
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    @Reg

    I think I will keep the $20…………

    David Depape from British Columbia…he’s at least half rich white guy. I’ll split you for a 10

    #45322

    _Robert_
    Participant

    Is it possible? No borders, no passports, no leaders of nations, no military, no weapons of mass destruction, no churches, no bible no koran…one currency, one universal language. Sure, keep your heritage and culture like a fancy ceramic in a glass case. Local elections, taxation, justice and infrastructure/administration.

    #45324

    Autumn
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    @Reg

    I think I will keep the $20…………

    David Depape from British Columbia…he’s at least half rich white guy. I’ll split you for a 10

    Damn foreigners are ruining America. Build another wall! Keep the Canadians oot!

    #45329

    jakelafort
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    Robert, that is the goal. But ya darn sure can not make that transition without intermediate steps. But it is just a pipe dream. I am not aware of anybody anywhere doing anything to change things for the better.

    #45336

    PopeBeanie
    Moderator

    So, that was my brief moment of racism this week.

    I wanted my daughters to have Japanese sounding names, but I didn’t push the matter when their Japanese mom wanted them to have local-like names here in USA. I did get to name the younger daughter with something any Japanese person could easily remember and pronounce, and later in years, I suggested to my older daughter that she could give herself a Japanese nickname if she liked… and she did! Even uses it on business cards (as a violin teacher) and that’s the name many of her friends use.

    Thanks for that video, Jake, I passed it on to my kids and think they’ll like it as much as I did.

    _Robert_, while recently listening much more closely to music and lyrics than I have in the past, I’ve discovered how poorly my ears and language processing have become, although I’ve usually ignored lyrics and perhaps hadn’t noticed the decline until now, especially after giving myself a hearing test. My sensitivity starts to roll off at about 4k, and by 5k I hear nothing. I’m prompted now to monitor music on a spectrum analyzer sometimes to see what I’m missing, and maybe “hear” some of it with a sub-octaver pedal just for kicks, also when I get into creating and recording some music for fun. I’ve always had a deep geek mind, starting with simple mods to a reel-to-reel at 15yo, to disable the eraser head and add audio layers to previous layers, or feed back some playhead signal into the record head for “echo”… with no instructions or circuit diagrams. Well, of course back then the circuits were very simple, and easy to access.

    In any case, main point, I couldn’t understand the lyrics in the video you posted, so I found them here: https://songmeanings.com/songs/view/120236/ in case anyone’s interested. Then I could understand the point you were making.

    #45339

    PopeBeanie
    Moderator

    All because Ye put his Antisemitism out on his sleeve! Damn! I love seeing just deserts!

    I’m not saying that he’s not an outright anti-Semite, and his White Lives Matter mantra is some white racist’s favorite denigration of BLM, but he really has had some mental health issues that became apparent even long before he became famous, including paranoic (read conspiracy-oriented) thought processes.

    Like you, I’m happy to see him get “cancelled” like he has, but I’m not so sure he deserves it as much as (say) anti-Semites who have full possession of their mental faculties. Ye is nuts, in many ways.

    #45341

    Belle Rose
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    @autumn

    Damn foreigners are ruining America. Build another wall! Keep the Canadians oot!

    WAIT!!!!!!!!!! Before you build that wall up paaalllleeeeezzzzz let me in!!!!…..lol

    #45344

    Autumn
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    I, for one, would welcome the addition. Unfortunately, Canada has its own share of racism. I can’t say how it compares to the US in general, and (much like the US) it will vary considerably based on the region, but it’s there. That said, the mythical version of Canada Americans are moving to after every election is delightful.

    #45345

    Autumn
    Participant

    So, that was my brief moment of racism this week.

    I wanted my daughters to have Japanese sounding names, but I didn’t push the matter when their Japanese mom wanted them to have local-like names here in USA. I did get to name the younger daughter with something any Japanese person could easily remember and pronounce, and later in years, I suggested to my older daughter that she could give herself a Japanese nickname if she liked… and she did!

    When my dad’s family moved here, his older brother and sister had Dutch names. To blend in, their names were changed to George (after King George) and Betty (after Queen Elizabeth). My dad, the first in his family to be born in Canada, was legally named Meindert, but he always went by Maynard because he hated the way people made the last syllable of his name sound like ‘dirt’. My mother’s family often referred to her as Vroni (pet name variant of Veronica), but she didn’t like Canadians calling her that because they’d butcher the German ‘vr’ combo.

    When I was born, my mom wanted to name me Kersten, but opted against it because most Canadians would have pronounced it incorrectly. My dad wanted to name me Heidi, and, well… he was pretty surprised when I was born. That said, it was a name Canadians definitely would have been able to pronounce, and by the 80s, and white privilege would have carried me a long way even if I ended up with a less common foreign name than the already familiar Heidi.

    I think it’s a difficult thing for parents to have to decide. Having a name that ties to one’s heritage can be very special and even unique for where they grow up. But it can also be a source of othering or draw prejudice. And some names can be a bit unfortunate to Anglophone ears (though honestly, we should be able to grow the hell up about it).

    Somewhat related, but talk of names reminds me of a bit from Romesh Ranganathan:

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