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sorry to disapoint you, but the majority of people in Eastern Europe don't have a glorious opinion of them (and they are the ones who interact with the gypsies daily)
You think so? Well then why did migrate there if it's so bad for them?
Europe would be happy if they went back to the place they came from.
I am Gypsy so what? If I go and make a thread, What is a White person or What is a black person, it's really pointless and stupid.
And anyone that comes in and shares their negative experiences like you in the way you did is racist, a bigot and not welcomed in a community that is based around education.
The myth, Pearson explains, is that when the Romans were preparing to crucify Jesus, they ordered a gypsy blacksmith to make four spikes out of gold. Three were used in the crucifixion and the craftsman stole the fourth. There then came a divine edict in two parts: For stealing the spike, the blacksmith’s people were cursed to wander the earth forever. For saving His Son the pain of the fourth spike, however, God said that whatever his people could take was theirs.
Originally posted by 00PS
You Generalized an Entire Continent and said they would like all the Gypsies to go away. This is not an educated statement.
We can talk about Negative aspects of human nature, but please, can you at all tell me one Negative aspect of human nature that applies to one race?
If you cannot, and you proceed to talk about one race and negative aspects of human nature you are singling out that race and making hence racist comments.
[edit on 27-5-2005 by 00PS]
The Gypsies are not a race, they're a culture. To say you don't like Gypsies isn't being a rascist. They are disliked around the world; they have no claims to an anscestral homeland, hence making them vagabonds. Only an American, or communist, would be so PC as to say leave the 'poor' gypsies alone, when the rest of the known world knows what they are like.
Originally posted by MickeyDee
Any body seen the UK film SNATCH by Guy Richie (Maddonas hubby)???
If not find a copy, that will show you what a Gypsi is!!!
Originally posted by midnight_fairy
but i wouldn't deny what is true
i apologize if my comments sounded racist.
I was told by my late grandmother that gypsys were cursed by Jesus because they made the spikes for crucifixion.
is that when the Romans were preparing to crucify Jesus, they ordered a gypsy blacksmith to make four spikes out of gold
Only an American, or communist, would be so PC as to say leave the 'poor' gypsies alone, when the rest of the known world knows what they are like.
To have an ardent discussion about a culture, the pros and cons, is not bigotry
that'd be irish travelers
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
I'm not a thief, and I've never picked a pocket. I guess that proves your whole freakin' world view anachronistic and prejudiced..doesn't it?
The rest of the world knows what 'they' are like? Does the rest of the world know what I am like as well? Does it know my mother? My granny? Are you saying my granny was a thief, because so help me god, I will put a curse on you...
Originally posted by Nygdan
This is a story used to justify hating and abusing an entire group of people
This, and the rest of the story, is what is called 'b/s'. The only account of the crucifixtion is the bible, no mention of gypsies. What undoubtedly happened here is that a group of people (you are slavic right, slovenian or some such and from the balkans right?) had to deal with these 'gypsies', who were 'foreign' and 'outsiders'. As allways happens, they were abused. This story was invented to justify it.
Its laughable. Gold nails? For some jewish upstart? The roman's wouldn't use gold nails for anything. And there weren't any gypsies in israel at the time. Fact is, no one knows where the gypsies are from. Some say they're from central asia, others from all the way in india (this is probably a story that means not much more than 'far far away') others that the word is a corruption of the word 'egyptian'. I'm willing to belive that they aren't from anywhere, that they came into europe in lots of different movements, like everyone else, and eventually, in europe, came to be identified as 'gypsies'. Such that any group that was sort of like them was called 'gypsy', sort of like how in enlgand the 'pikies' are often confused with gypsies and the like.
Originally posted by yanchek
I hope that statement of yours wasn't targeted to insult my family because if that is the case you would look real funny when you'd suck my richard with no teeth.
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
You said it buddy..you said it. That was so incredibly innapropriate..words failing..must resort..to emoticons...