a reply to: Asktheanimals
And once again, the right wing has its own form of "political correctness" that stigmatizes anything that doesn't fit its narrow-minded norms. And
it's absurd how you can say the following:
This is why all minority and special interest groups get victim status whereby any criticism of them is not allowed.
when ATS alone is full of threads where criticism of minority groups & special interest groups is most certainly allowed. Here's a thread where people
here were complaining about African American names (HERE
). Here's a recent one about
racial profiling and knife crimes (HERE
). And there are threads right here that
include criticisms of LGBT people, gay marriage, and more. And of course, there have been a proverbial boatload of threads criticizing Muslims, Muslim
countries & govts, halal practices, Sharia law, etc. How can YOU, a literal mod here, pretend that criticism of minority groups isn't allowed in
Here's a simple test; tell me which term has more emotional value or carries more weight:
Antichristian or Antisemitism?
Has more emotional value to who? Practicing Christians get just as riled up about "anti-Christian" stuff as Semites do about "Anti-Semitic" stuff. But
you seem to only see things from your own experiences while ignoring the perspectives of others, even though we've been here just as long as you guys
have. Or to be more blunt, which one has more emotional value or carries more weight:
Anti-Muslim or Anti-Christian? Do people on the right wing typically get as emotionally invested when they hear people disparaging Muslims as they do
when they hear people disparaging Christians? If not, why not?
The evils of slavery are blamed on Whites even though slavery has long existed in Africa and does to this day.
Maybe that's because we're not in Africa. lol Deflecting to a completely different continent any time people want to talk about our own country's
recent history is ludicrous. Or are you trying to deny the massive European-fueled slave trade that encompassed European slave colonies in Africa and
the Caribbean, and the slave dealings throughout various European controlled regions in north America, South America, and Europe itself?
I can trace my African lineage here 6-8 generations back, depending on the branch. 4 generations back and before that were actual slaves. Not
indentured servants nor sharecroppers; but legally certified slaves with one branch from the Gold Coast. I know the American towns they were in, the
American towns they helped settle and build, as well as the names of the slave owners who owned them and their children (and the ones who rented them
out to other slave owners). Those towns like Chaires, Florida and those slave owners' lineages are alive right now
. And I even have one branch
of a slave owner's family on my family tree, though they currently don't acknowledge my great-great-great-great grandmother's children as being "of
them", even though all of her kids are also the kids of their patriarch.
I also know the family members who came later that were killed by the KKK & how half of that family branch fled Alabama after that. I also know the
family members after that who stayed in Alabama & were caught up in the govt's Tuskegee experiments. And the family members after that who were
drafted into WW2 to save Europeans from literal Hitler, just to come back and still be 2nd class citizens who couldn't vote or run for office for
another 20 years. I know the family members who fought in the US Civil Rights Movement, some as integrationists, some as churchgoing nonviolent
protestors, and some as militant Black Panther types.
My own parents were both kids when black Americans were finally allowed to legally vote countrywide, yet neither went to a racially integrated school
until they both went to college. Think about that. Out of the 8 generations of my family tree in America not counting my Creek "Indian" side, my
parents were the first generation that was legally allowed to go to school with white Americans, date white Americans, serve on a jury against white
Americans, live in the same neighborhoods as white Americans, have access to the same govt contracts as white Americans, etc.
Yet the mere mention of terms like "white privilege", "reparations", or "black lives matter" still sends many of you into a frothing "woe is me"
tantrum because it's still politically incorrect to bring up lol. That's why people like me scoff at this "I hate political correctness" crybaby act.
Y'all are acting like your traditions are under attack, even though you don't give a crap about how your traditions trampled on so many of our
traditions, livelihoods, norms, beliefs, families, etc. And when "others" point this stuff out, many of you literally can't seem to handle it, hence