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posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 11:51 AM
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a reply to: rockpaperhammock
I'm not the topic. The slur is.
If you read the thread you'll answer your own questions.
I'm pointing out that this is an 'acceptable' slur whereas others are not.
Stick to the topic .. and I'm not it.




posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 11:53 AM
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originally posted by: ketsuko

originally posted by: kaylaluv

originally posted by: Sremmos80
Oh so now we can talk about how a slur is bad and we all need to not do it?
What happened to bucking up and having thick skin and getting over it?



Maybe some people are starting to realize that being PC is not so bad. I'd call that a win for the liberals (or "libtard", as I am sometimes more affectionately labeled)


Actually it's more like we're getting tired of the blantant hypocrisy of PC. People who espouse and claim to be so sensitive to everyone's feelings then turn around and spout some of the ugliest crap ever.


Riiiiiight. So, PC is bad unless it insults you personally. Got it.



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 11:55 AM
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originally posted by: Dumbass
Je suis 'Murican.

Okay .. that was funny!



originally posted by: kaylaluv
Riiiiiight. So, PC is bad unless it insults you personally. Got it.

Instead of being selective, maybe it should be evenly distributed and use common sense? I'd think that would be something both the left and right could agree with???



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 11:59 AM
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I'll just call you guys Yanks



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 12:00 PM
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originally posted by: FlyersFan
a reply to: rockpaperhammock

I'm pointing out that this is an 'acceptable' slur whereas others are not.



Um ok lol...I completely missed that....I even went back and read the OP and still missed it. So "merica" is ok but other ones are not....



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 12:04 PM
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originally posted by: rockpaperhammock
So "merica" is ok but other ones are not....

I'm saying that some people think that. And I disagree with that. If people say the other slurs are not acceptable, then 'merica shouldn't be as well. If 'towel head' is derogatory and shouldn't be used, then 'mericans which is also derogatory shouldn't be either.



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 12:05 PM
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a reply to: FlyersFan

Speechless is how I view this rant, much like the Seahawks call to throw on a running play.



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 12:06 PM
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a reply to: FlyersFan

It seems Americans have a problem with calling each other stupid, dumb, etc., and using those described terms for Americans falls in the same category...it`s a cultural thing which actual has a great drawback.

Because of that people say dumb things without the consequence of being made fun of in a social environment, which lead to people not feeling ashamed. If you are however in a social environment where you get called out and ridiculed for saying stupid stuff, you will think twice before you say something which raises peoples intelligence collectively.

In that way it`s a culture of promoting people to act stupid.

Why is it so important to wanting to uphold such a cultural aspect when it has such a severe drawback and not to adept the social normal as being conducted in the rest of the World in just to call people out when they say stupid stuff ?




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posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 12:07 PM
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a reply to: kaylaluv

Just like transgenders are fine but how dare any kid self-identify as a penguin. That's ludicrous.



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 12:08 PM
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originally posted by: FlyersFan

originally posted by: rockpaperhammock
So "merica" is ok but other ones are not....

I'm saying that some people think that. And I disagree with that. If people say the other slurs are not acceptable, then 'merica shouldn't be as well. If 'towel head' is derogatory and shouldn't be used, then 'mericans which is also derogatory shouldn't be either.



Ah ok...I get ya now..ty for clarifying that.

There is a tough line in the dirt on stuff like this. Just today I was flipping through the channels on tv and came across a 2 second burst of the movie "bring it on" where a black cheerleader was calling a white cheerleader "white girl". It kind of made chuckle as if it was reversed it surely would have caused issues. I think we all need a little bit thicker skin but it seems the trend is going the opposite. Almost like people say "hey did you hear what they said....you should be angry!"



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 12:13 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Indeed.

When the Right stops using "libtard" I'm sure the Left will stop using "'murican. " That did originate in the Bush years, as another poster indicated. (Sarcasm Off)

Both slurs are grossly intented. As are "Repug" and "Dims." This is the category if speech we are dealing with. These are not racial or ethnic and I doubt O'Reily will stop using "Pinhead" which is in equivalency to "'Murican."

Yeah, it's the grown-up equivalent to playground insults. Should we have a new category of "politicism" to define it, and then the PC police could go after that too?
Political prejudice is a real thing. It costs people job opportunities and positions in social organizations, etc.

To be clear:
I am not saying these are good ways of addressing a political opponent, it's more in line with trolling really, and attempting to characterize the Other as an idiot. They are childish.

Peace,
AB



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 12:15 PM
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a reply to: FlyersFan

You are correct...but. It is no different than how it is ok to use derogatory terms against whites and not blacks, straights and not gays, rich but not poor. We tolerate insulting those "better off" for whatever reason. It shouldn't be that way and I don't personally believe any of us is truly "better"...but that appears to be the rule.

So on the America thing...go ahead...I'll wear that badge of honor that the person bestows upon me by calling it 'merica. They are basically saying "you are better than me...so I'm gonna ding you". Kinda like me walking up to a millionaire and saying "you richie rich". What a waste of an insult.



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 12:27 PM
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Ok folks no more murica be fair ok so no

Brit
Scott
Indians ( be that prefixed with native or not)
Ruskies
Aussie
Chinks
Japs
Mussis/muzscum
Zionist?
Canook
Paddys
Cockneys
Wetbacks
Pakis
Etc etc

Grow up ya big baby
Is poor big bad murica so insecure that it can't take what it liberally throws around



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 12:33 PM
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You want to mindlessly slur people .. go ahead. But just admit it's a slur and admit the hate behind it. And don't say that it's okay to slur America but not okay to slur ___ (fill in with group of choice), otherwise it's hypocrisy.


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posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 12:37 PM
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I can guarantee that if I go on a political forum and express my views; I will be insulted by someone. In fact it's already happened today!!!

So what....

If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the ****** porch.

All these sensitive crybabies make me want to puke!!
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posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 12:38 PM
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I call America " 'Murica " because it is funny, it does describe a prevelant mindset of overweight, entitled, bad-haircut owning people.

When I speak of America, it is with more disdain than anything else, sadly.

I have my doubts about the future of this "once spirited country".

Sometimes, the United States deserves the title 'Murica.

I miss America. Wish we could get it back.



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 12:39 PM
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I think you kinda missed the point there buddy
...let me guess ....murican?
And for your information I've never used any in a discriminatory way
It's the irony of a merican complaining about derogatory nicknames
Go jump up and down I'm a corner for a bit
reply to: FlyersFan



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 12:40 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
I can guarantee that if I go on a political forum and express my views; I will be insulted by someone. So what.... If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the ****** porch.

So if black folks go on an internet forum or on facebook and express their views on race relations, it's okay for people who disagree with them to call them the *N* word?? It's allowed ... but let's call it what it is ... slur is slur.



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 12:42 PM
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originally posted by: Neocrusader
I think you kinda missed the point there buddy

I'm not your buddy. And your point was very clear as shown by this quote.

Grow up ya big baby Is poor big bad murica so insecure that it can't take what it liberally throws around

Like I said .. you want to go slur people .. go ahead.
But admit it's a slur and admit the hate behind it.



posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 12:46 PM
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originally posted by: FlyersFan

originally posted by: olaru12
I can guarantee that if I go on a political forum and express my views; I will be insulted by someone. So what.... If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the ****** porch.

So if black folks go on an internet forum or on facebook and express their views on race relations, it's okay for people who disagree with them to call them the *N* word?? It's allowed ... but let's call it what it is ... slur is slur.



That's against the T&C; but libtard, "people like you" commie, socialist, Obama lover, dirty hippie, none of that affects me one bit.

It's the nature of merican political discussions. It's the internet for God sake. Someone needs a hug!!!


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