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posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 08:04 AM
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a reply to: FlyersFan

I don't believe it, I know it for a fact...


People who are uneducated and do nothing within their power to change it deserve what they get...

People who are racially abused do not...


There is no comparison in the two terms, that's a fact.


You, however, can believe what you like...



& I've never used the term Murican, bar my explanations in this thread.




posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 08:06 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit




I rarely, if ever, see it posted by persons from outside America.


Could that be a case of selective perception? You may not notice 'Murican, but would you notice Limey or Inselaffe [ knowing you, I will bet $20 you already know what that menas ] more often, seeing as they are direct insults toward the British?



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 08:07 AM
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OP Step back and look at this.
What i get from this is "I'm offended. If you use this word, I think you are wrong and this is why I want everyone to stop saying it"
Are we really supposed to be forcing our own beliefs on others?



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 08:08 AM
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originally posted by: Indigent
Wow you make it sound as we are putting poor Americans in concentration camps

So dramatic. Not even close.

edit on 2/2/2015 by FlyersFan because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 08:09 AM
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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
There is no comparison in the two terms, that's a fact.

No dude. You are telling yourself 'it's a fact'.
But the reality is, I just showed the comparison and it's sound.



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 08:09 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

LoL Inselaffe... Never heard that one before.





posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 08:10 AM
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originally posted by: EyesOpenMouthShut
Are we really supposed to be forcing our own beliefs on others?

I'm not forcing anything on anyone. And it's not 'my belief'
I'm stating that those terms are actually slurs ... because they are.



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 08:11 AM
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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs



People who are uneducated and do nothing within their power to change it deserve what they get...

People who are racially abused do not...


There is no comparison in the two terms, that's a fact.




This is exactly the difference. I have never seen the term 'Merican used for just any American - only to those who are acting very stupidly. The other terms you mentioned have been used derogatorily to the whole group regardless of their behavior. Big difference.



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 08:12 AM
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a reply to: FlyersFan




So dramatic. Not even close.

You said that you would use the slur in a blanket term of everyone because of your native american roots and that you would continue to do so until the land was handed over to you. That's blanket hatred.


I know right, im so full of hatred i say things that i don't even said to begin with



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 08:14 AM
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a reply to: FlyersFan

No it really isn't the same thing.


Equating racism to abuse of an idiot as the same thing is by far and away one of the more out there beliefs I've ever heard.


But whatever, keep telling yourself that I'm "telling myself"...




posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 08:14 AM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv
I have never seen the term 'Merican used for just any American - only to those who are acting very stupidly..

I have seen it used to cover all Americans because the haters believe all Americans are stupid. I've seen it used to cover any American that does something that the person disagrees with ... for instance, those who support 2nd Amendment rights get sneered at as 'muricans. 'Merican is used as a slur meaning idiot, even if the person being slurred is just doing something that the slurrer (not a word but you know what I mean) disagrees with.



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 08:15 AM
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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
No it really isn't the same thing.

Yes it is. No matter how many times you say otherwise.



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 08:16 AM
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a reply to: kaylaluv

Well I'm glad someone else noticed the difference...


This is borderline unbelievable... Yet I'm actually reading it...


Flabbergasted.



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 08:18 AM
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a reply to: Indigent

ARGH! You are right ... I was thinking of the other poster.
So sorry. You said nothing about Native American.



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 08:21 AM
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originally posted by: FlyersFan

I have seen it used to cover all Americans because the haters believe all Americans are stupid. I've seen it used to cover any American that does something that the person disagrees with ... for instance, those who support 2nd Amendment rights get sneered at as 'muricans. 'Merican is used as a slur meaning idiot, even if the person being slurred is just doing something that the slurrer (not a word but you know what I mean) disagrees with.



Ahh well, people may use the term for their own reasons, but that happens with a lot of terms, doesn't it? Doesn't mean the term should just be thrown out altogether. I still think it fits perfectly for certain people. But, that's my opinion, obviously yours is different. Ce la vie.



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 08:22 AM
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& if you see someone use it as a blanket term tell them they're an ignorant buffoon...


But please don't try and convince people it's equal to racism, that's when the argument falls flat.



Yes it is. No matter how many times you say otherwise


Yeah, sure.

Now I realise that calling someone the n word is the same as calling someone an uneducated fool...





posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 08:23 AM
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To me it's the same as:

Calling a person from Japan a Jap.
Chinese a Chink or Chin
Italian a Wop or Ginny
A German a Kraut
Mexican a Spic
Anyone from the Middle East an A-Rab

It's not a name that is used in a polite way, nor a term of endearment.

The moment I see ANY slur used about someone's race, nationality, religion, etc, I stop reading or listening to what they have to say.

If a person has to resort to using insults, then they do not know how to debate or argue very well. It's a sign of ignorance, bigotry and small mindedness on their part.

There is no need for it, no call for it and certainly NO excuse for it.
edit on 2/2/2015 by eriktheawful because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 08:26 AM
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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
But please don't try and convince people it's equal to racism, that's when the argument falls flat.

No it fits perfectly. You just don't want to see it.
It's a slur based on ethnicity and nationality.
It's very much like a racial slur.
Not exactly the same ... but very much like it.



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 08:29 AM
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a reply to: eriktheawful
Exactly. People think it's clever and hip.
But in reality, it's a slur like the rest.



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 08:32 AM
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a reply to: FlyersFan




I see that term 'merica tossed around here and social media like it's the newest cool thing to do to trash Americans. Well .. it's not cool or hip, and the insinuation is not accurate. The word is a slur based on nationality and/or politics.


Funny, I have seen it myself but coming from those that are US citizens or posting from the States.





To you people who use this wording ... you have freedom of speech so you can show your bigotry and use it ... but don't go getting all insulted if someone tosses derogatory and obnoxious slurs at you and/or your country, slurs based on your ethnicity or culture or country. For you to do so would be hypocritical.


Not sure if your eyes and ears are open but a majority of us are hypocrites in one way or another and are bigoted to something if not a little of everything.




I'm sure the haters will show up proclaiming crap about 'mericans.
They'll attempt, and fail, to show how the slur is earned.
But bigoted nastiness can't be explained away.


So how do you feel about those that use the term you are ranting about?





The intent is clear. A slur is a slur. And this is a slur.



That reminds me of song, goes something like, don't you know about the bird, the bird is the word.


Thanks for getting your rant of your chest.




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