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Melissa Harris-Perry: Be 'super careful' about saying 'hard worker' because it demeans slaves

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posted on Oct, 27 2015 @ 08:21 PM

originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

Ah, remember, gridlock was supposed to be the natural state.

The only things that were supposed to get past the legislative gauntlet were things a clear majority could agree on.

Look around ATS and tell me how many things that is these days? Now consider that if these congress critters are actually doing their jobs, they are representing the views of a body of citizens as deeply divided as this forum. How much do you honestly think they are going to get done?

The People are deeply divided BECAUSE of Washington.

They pick their platforms based on demographics. If a new issue pops up, it is assigned to a party based on demographics. They have aligned themselves on the issues to pander to a target group.

How the hell else do you explain stuff like being against abortion, but being for the death penalty? The intrapolitical conflicts are so ridiculous that I just can't fathom how it doesn't get called out en masse.

posted on Oct, 27 2015 @ 08:26 PM
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

What I find more mind exploding is being against the death penalty because lethal injection is painful and therefore cruel and unusual while supporting doctor assisted suicide which is ... lethal injection.

But I see you point.

I chalk it up to an educational system that has taught people to mistake emotion for logic.

But to expand on your point, in the death penalty, the person being so treated has more or less violated someone else's rights in a horrific manner, and the punishment itself is the last resort reserved for the worst of the worst (or should be). The baby in an abortion has yet to do anything to anyone in any manner it is simply being removed for matters of convenience in 90+% of cases.

edit on 27-10-2015 by ketsuko because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 27 2015 @ 08:27 PM

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

So being against someone who is against free expression is being against free expression?

I couldn't have been more clear than in the other 4 posts.

Not agreeing with someone's opinion and voicing that is a communality.

Not agreeing with someone's opinion and saying they should shut the # up is PC.

What you said is nothing to do with anything I've said so far, nor will I touch on such BS.
edit on 27-10-2015 by CharlieSpeirs because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 27 2015 @ 08:30 PM
a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

But I still wouldn't want to silence her or tell her to shut up or whatever.
That's just as PC as she is.

Nor would I. Perhaps I need to find a better way to express my opinion than to say she needs to keep hers to herself.

Good point.

posted on Oct, 27 2015 @ 08:32 PM
a reply to: introvert

Glad someone sees where I was coming from.

I'm also glad it was you pal.

posted on Oct, 27 2015 @ 08:32 PM
a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

I am not trolling. Just pointing out something I found ironic.

It made me think that some may find me undemocratic if a communist were to run for president using the democratic process and I was against a change in government as a result.

posted on Oct, 27 2015 @ 08:36 PM
a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

Yep, that's all you did.

...and I dont think you agreed with her. You're smarter than that, and I know it.

I could wish she'd shut it, but I"m not about to demand it of her, or anyone else for that matter.

posted on Oct, 27 2015 @ 08:43 PM
a reply to: DBCowboy

I know what you're trying to say but I don't think it's analogous to my point.

You example falls along the lines of the slippery slope hypothesis...

Mine was simply to point out the PCness of wanting the PC to shut up.

We can all disagree with her imbecilic notion of "hard work" only being relevant to cotton fields...

I just think it's circular ill-logic telling her to STFU.

Let me clarify I'm not saying people shouldn't tell her to STFU, because that would in turn be me basically telling someone else to STFU, and then I'd expect someone to tell me to STFU...

See where I'm going with that?

Now I'll STFU.

posted on Oct, 27 2015 @ 08:44 PM
Is it wrong to deny the freedom of someone denying freedoms because it is against their freedom to deny freedoms?

edit to add, hahahaha, just saw your post above.

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posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 12:37 AM
people just need to ignore people like her and the insanity of political correctness will stop. Everyone is too offended these days and maybe it's the fact that people of certain ethnic or racial background aka anyone who isn't white get to say just about anything to justify obvious racial bias thinking and to make matters worse the media thrives on it and pushes their agenda like its truth.

The result it instant publicity, a website that gets the article or video hate bashed by the public and trolls who push the agenda just to get a reaction out of people. However this game of "shock jock" journalism isn't categorized like Howard Stern where its obvious and over the top. No this is categorized as legitimate journalism.

The media in times or political turmoil create articles and videos for people to be angry with, think of it as a child getting caught doing something they shouldn't be doing then telling their parents how their brother or sister does something worse to avoid the issue or possibly get a lighter punishment. The politicians push these agendas or rally against them to make the issue have legitimacy in the public's eyes while the real issues are brushed aside.

White people are stuck in a rock and hard place when these issues come up because they feel if they don't voice a concern over the racial issue it will become a legitimate political correct issue they may not discuss "because they are white and it would be racist to do so" or they ignore it and watch the media push it on the population without ever expressing their logical conclusion that the issue is stupid. Whatever they "white people"do the media will do the opposite of effectively leaving them without a voice which will exacerbate the next racial issue that comes up.

Funny thing is if we stopped watching the news channels or other media outlets that did this they would lose money and stop.
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posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 02:39 AM
So if I get her right, all Black people are no longer hard workers since slavery ended.

Interesting choice of words from her.

posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 07:21 AM
a reply to: Lysergic

I love that show. You can watch it anytime, covering any topic, it doesn't matter. Every episode, that rotten woman finds a way to insert race. Politics? Race. Minimum wage? Race. Global warming? Race. (Yes, I personally watched that one) She is one of the biggest race baiters I've ever seen, and it would be incredibly funny, if it weren't so pathetic

posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 10:54 AM
a reply to: Lysergic

MHP, be careful when saying "half white" because it gives you away.

posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 11:12 AM
Next thing you know, regarding a dedicated employee "worth their weight in gold" will be deemed offensive, too. OMG, we must traipse carefully, lest we offend some delicate flower on TV!

You know what Melissa? Just STHU.

posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 11:14 AM

originally posted by: Nyiah
Next thing you know, regarding a dedicated employee "worth their weight in gold" will be deemed offensive...

Sounds like you are trying to demean people who are body conscious.

You big micro-aggressive meanie.

posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 11:23 AM
a reply to: Nyiah

Fat people will wear a belt with a fastener. Because "buckle" might be demeaning their weight.

posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 11:24 AM
I love it.

Idiots like this need to be encouraged to express themselves as openly as possible. It makes it much simpler to figure out what they're all about.

It's not overly complicated for an intelligent person to act stupidly. It's a whole lot more difficult to accomplish the opposite. But it's entertaining to witness the effort.

posted on Oct, 29 2015 @ 12:51 PM
a reply to: Lysergic

Liberals need a new name, because it sounds to close to Liberty, something of which liberals do not know or care much about.

posted on Oct, 29 2015 @ 01:18 PM

originally posted by: proob4

originally posted by: Metallicus
I laugh at her and her statement. I will say what I want when I want and all the better if she gets 'offended'. She is the kind of person I take pleasure in angering.
I agree and her lisp is very annoying also.

Yep, it's obvious she's never worked hard to correct her lisp. My six year old daughter "worked hard" with a speech therapist and overcame hers. I never considered it slavery.

posted on Oct, 29 2015 @ 01:18 PM
a reply to: Stuship

The real shame is that true liberals care very much about freedom. The issue isn't with liberalism, the issue is that the crypto-socialist big-government advocates have co-opted the term.

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