Originally posted by Gazrok
I am really mixed about this. People learn by example. Dark skin people were brought to this country by means of hate. Hate for the unknown.
The only thing that is not the same between me and my black brothers, is the color. Period, i can be as brutle, or as nice. I do think that "blacks"
comite crimes out of hate, some do, all rules are broken. There are people that still burn crosses.That blows me away I guess i convenced myself, most
"blacks" dont comite crimes out of hate.
I'd have to disagree with this reasoning though... Blacks were brought to America for economic reasons (i.e. cheap labor) not hate. Likewise, there
are just as many blacks that commit crimes from hate, as whites, hispanics, etc....perhaps even more, if prison statistics are taken into
I can see the reasoning for defining certain cases as "hate" crimes. As a society, we need to treat crimes committed from this motivation, more
seriously, in order to reinforce that it will not be tolerated.
tolerated less compared to what? murder for 50 bucks in a cash register in a liqour store? how about rape? is rape more tolerable to you than
someone assaulting someone else because they dont like the color of their skin?
how is one crime somehow more heinous than another? because of the perpetrators rationale behind it? crime in any form is unacceptable to me period,
one is not less or more tolerable than another because of hatred of color.
you cant and shouldnt try to get rid of hate by creating laws that punish you for your thoughts. you cant legislate hatred away. you cant ban it
or outlaw it. if anything it reenforces their beliefs, it makes them more rooted in their ignorance. we already have laws against assault, enforce
them or make the punishments harsher if you want. we have laws against harassment, vandalizism, etc. we dont need more laws to "protect" a small
group of people, we simply need to enforce the laws we already have/make the punishments more harsh.
amazing, "we're all equal but i want special laws protecting me". i just dont get it. not only do certain people have all laws that protect them
they now have their own laws? whats next? each "minority" gets their own police force? black cops for black crimes, white cops for white crimes.
what about white collar crimes? oh wait, CEO's and execs already make the rules they're suppose to abide by, my mistake. how about blue collar
crime? do we get steel workers to enforce those laws? are we going to have a gay police force for gays only and if you need help they cant help you
because you're not gay?
WTF is wrong with this country? everyone keeps saying "we need to come together" but all i see are people pushing away from the whole as if to
say" i'm special, i should be put on a pedestal" while at the same time trying to tell us how they're just like me and you.
hell if we're going to try and get rid of discrimination via the law book then lets outlaw discrimination in all its forms. those appartments that
wont let you rent because you own a cat? lock the owner up, their trampling your rights as a cat owner, you need laws protecting you and your cats
from these hateful people!
handicap parking spaces! noone else BUT handicap people can park there! thats not right, that excludes the majority of us who are faster and in and
out of the store faster than they are, we should get rid of these handicap only spaces and make it equal! first come first serve! THATS how you make
things equal, treat everyone the same, especially since "handicap" people dont want special treatment and those spaces is technically special
oh wait i sound rediculous dont i? now you know how stupid these existing "hate crime" laws are. if it doesnt protect everyone equally then its
discrimitory PERIOD, you cant say one way is ok and the other is not, thats bias and justice is blind, remember?
[Edited on 23-1-2004 by ThePrankMonkey]