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Disturbing Line In The National Anthem I wished I Didn't Know About:

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posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 08:28 AM
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originally posted by: Astyanax
a reply to: LSU0408


Your interpretation speaks volumes.

Not really. It just indicates that I can identify racism when I see it. Of course, a racist would interpret my interpretation quite differently. But then, that’s what makes a racist a racist.


You are yet another magician who can identify racism whenever you wish. Based on many of your posts, it seems as though you have a grudge against the US and its people. In your eyes, are all European countries civilized? Do you have a list of civilized countries that you can post or is this just a categorization based on the whim of the moment?




posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 08:53 AM
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a reply to: pteridine

Far as im concerned Anglo-American culture is the current superior cultures followed by Sino-Japanese and Mainland European.


Of course cultures evolve and change all the time. We are just the current dominant superior culture.

Cultures and civilisations die based on there evolution.



posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 01:50 AM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6


CIA World Facebook disagrees with you

CIA World Facebook? How many Likes has it got?

The CIA World ‘Facebook’ disagrees with the World Health Organization, which has direct access to public-health statistics in member countries, something the CIA has not. I suppose an American fool would believe the CIA, but a wise American would go with the WHO’s statistics.


The WHO and UN use an odd "health advancement" modifier

Prove it.



posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 01:51 AM
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a reply to: crazyewok

I read the link. I also read Captain Cartoon’s post.

Since I’m good at English, I understood them both.

Did you?



posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 01:52 AM
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a reply to: crazyewok


I woukd rather walk down a street in Chicago than Johannesburg.

I would rather walk down either than down the main street of Montgomery, Alabama.

I am not a coddled, cowardly citizen of the rich world, so far divorced from the actual dangers of existence that he can no longer function in real life.


If you hate western civilisation so much why dont you go move to one of these more "enlightened" African nations?

Who said I hate Western civilization? I am a product of it.

My point is that judging one civilization by another’s standards is a fool’s game.

One-dimensional people (racists, religious cranks, conspiracy theorists and the like) can rarely comprehend multidimensional ones. Kudos for trying.


edit on 1/10/16 by Astyanax because: ...after all.



posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 02:02 AM
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a reply to: pteridine


Based on many of your posts, it seems as though you have a grudge against the US and its people.

I am not to be blamed for your lack of perception and understanding.


In your eyes, are all European countries civilized?

The whole world, with the exception of a few failed states, is civilized.


Do you have a list of civilized countries that you can post or is this just a categorization based on the whim of the moment?

See first line.


edit on 1/10/16 by Astyanax because: see first line.



posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 02:04 AM
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a reply to: crazyewok


Far as im concerned Anglo-American culture is the current superior cultures

And, of course, it just happens that you’re Anglo.

Cutural relativism is just another sort of racism, you know.



posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 03:04 AM
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a reply to: Astyanax

Factbook. Sorry, autocorrect...



posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 08:41 AM
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originally posted by: Astyanax
a reply to: crazyewok


Far as im concerned Anglo-American culture is the current superior cultures

And, of course, it just happens that you’re Anglo.

Cutural relativism is just another sort of racism, you know.


This is just an opinion shared by few. "Cutural relativism" is....cutural relativism. Taking your arguments to the limit, would you consider any preference to be a form of racism? For example, I will not listen to the misogynistic doggerel called "rap." This means that I reject this aspect of "culture" and prefer noise from another culture which is superior noise.



posted on Oct, 2 2016 @ 01:46 AM
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a reply to: pteridine


Taking your arguments to the limit, would you consider any preference to be a form of racism?

If you have to ask the question, you have failed to understand my argument.

This does not surprise me.



posted on Oct, 2 2016 @ 02:36 AM
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It is sad that humans are so divided and so full of hate and resentment and trauma that literally the only thing that could possibly unite us would be a hostile extraterrestrial invasion.

Were so far gone that is the only thing that could possibly bring us together.

Our future us so bleak that things cannot possibly get better until WW3 is long over, there is an extinction level event, or the aforementioned extraterrestrial invasion occurs.

Or maybe Jesus Christ truly will come back.......



posted on Oct, 2 2016 @ 02:56 AM
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a reply to: GoShredAK


the only thing that could possibly unite us would be a hostile extraterrestrial invasion

You underestimate human nature.

Some people would immediately seek to ally themselves with the invaders. Others would try to involve the aliens as allies in their own wars against other humans. Many more would welcome them humbly and then try to sell them stuff. And still others, of course, would take up arms against them and fight to the death — their own death, most likely.

Listen, mate: if the incoming aliens actually ate people, there would be human chefs volunteering to prepare the dishes. Have you forgotten that white slaveowners kept order and dispensed punishment on their plantations with the help fo black foremen and trusties?

You’re a young guy, I guess.



posted on Oct, 2 2016 @ 03:04 AM
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a reply to: Astyanax
I am, I turn 30 this month. I have only just begun to get serious about life. Fortunately I recognize how crucial it is that I quit messing up and become the man I am meant to be.

Now that you mention it I realize you are correct, not even the alien invasion would unite us. Come to think of it, we never really have been truly united. It is not in our nature.

Is such a thing even possible? If so what would bring people together? I can't think of anything short of some divine spiritual intervention.



posted on Oct, 2 2016 @ 04:00 AM
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a reply to: GoShredAK


Come to think of it, we never really have been truly united. It is not in our nature.

Actually, it is in our nature to unite and cooperate, just as it is in our nature to seek our own advantage at the expense of our fellows. Which part of our nature comes uppermost depends on the circumstances and the relationships existing between the people involved at the time.

This is perfectly normal and natural. We don’t have to beat up on ourselves for being human.


Is such a thing even possible?

Again, it depends on the circumstances. Circumstances brought the Filipinos together to overthrow the dictator Marcos. Circumstances brought nineteenth-century British public opinion together to compass the abolition of slavery, and from Britain it spread to the rest of the world. Circumstances also brought the German people together to put Adolf Hitler in power.

Of course it is possible. But is it desirable? Again, it depends on the circumstances. A world in which everyone thinks and acts the same way is the world of a totalitarian utopianist.

There is really nothing wrong with the human race, you know. And the only thing that’s wrong with the world is that human activity is changing the environment to the detriment of humanity’s own survival. But in this we are no different from any other animal; it is natural for animal populations to increase until they outgrow the available resources, after which the population crashes and, in extreme cases, the species goes extinct.

Unfortunately, the worldwide range of our species means that we’ll take a lot of the planet with us when we go.

Some people think that, because humans are conscious, reasoning beings, we should be able to prevent this. Well, maybe.



posted on Oct, 2 2016 @ 09:34 AM
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originally posted by: Astyanax
a reply to: pteridine


Taking your arguments to the limit, would you consider any preference to be a form of racism?

If you have to ask the question, you have failed to understand my argument.

This does not surprise me.


Nice weasel. If you respond in that fashion, you have no answer to the question. Your concept of racism is merely what you decide to accuse others of at the time and your arguments are hollow and poorly thought out.

This does not surprise me.



posted on Oct, 2 2016 @ 12:39 PM
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a reply to: pteridine

Racism is not preference. It is rejection.

I don't propose to waste energy repeating myself to someone who is being deliberately obtuse. If you wish to so flatter yourself, be my guest.

Next patient, please.



edit on 2/10/16 by Astyanax because: Thank you, nurse.



posted on Oct, 2 2016 @ 02:34 PM
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originally posted by: Astyanax
a reply to: pteridine

Racism is not preference. It is rejection.

I don't propose to waste energy repeating myself to someone who is being deliberately obtuse. If you wish to so flatter yourself, be my guest.

Next patient, please.



Keep squirming Asty. You don't propose to answer because you can't. I completely reject rap. Do you consider me guilty of racism?

Next weasel, please.



posted on Oct, 2 2016 @ 04:23 PM
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originally posted by: pteridine

originally posted by: Astyanax
a reply to: pteridine

Racism is not preference. It is rejection.

I don't propose to waste energy repeating myself to someone who is being deliberately obtuse. If you wish to so flatter yourself, be my guest.

Next patient, please.




Keep squirming Asty. You don't propose to answer because you can't. I completely reject rap. Do you consider me guilty of racism?

Next weasel, please.

Rejecting Rap is ok, reject reggae , then you are an over the top racist and should be shunned for all times..



posted on Oct, 2 2016 @ 07:21 PM
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originally posted by: Spider879

originally posted by: pteridine

originally posted by: Astyanax
a reply to: pteridine

Racism is not preference. It is rejection.

I don't propose to waste energy repeating myself to someone who is being deliberately obtuse. If you wish to so flatter yourself, be my guest.

Next patient, please.




Keep squirming Asty. You don't propose to answer because you can't. I completely reject rap. Do you consider me guilty of racism?

Next weasel, please.

Rejecting Rap is ok, reject reggae , then you are an over the top racist and should be shunned for all times..


Do my Supremes recordings count for anything?



posted on Oct, 2 2016 @ 07:34 PM
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originally posted by: pteridine

originally posted by: Spider879

originally posted by: pteridine

originally posted by: Astyanax
a reply to: pteridine

Racism is not preference. It is rejection.

I don't propose to waste energy repeating myself to someone who is being deliberately obtuse. If you wish to so flatter yourself, be my guest.

Next patient, please.




Keep squirming Asty. You don't propose to answer because you can't. I completely reject rap. Do you consider me guilty of racism?

Next weasel, please.

Rejecting Rap is ok, reject reggae , then you are an over the top racist and should be shunned for all times..


Do my Supremes recordings count for anything?

Kinda ol school but still kool..so yeah , could use a lil more ethnic diversity ..reggae.
but I won't shun ya..




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