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Originally posted by 44soulslayer
reply to post by blupblup
Moral obligations and civic obligations are two entirely different things.
You heretic Bubblegum!Only jokingI don't think anyone will notice your comment as they are too busy arguing.However,lay off us housewives !What do you think we are some kind of sub-species?That's as bad as racial profiling and may I remind you of the words of the great Greek philosopher Kebabulus"What we make invisible,we turn into the most dangerous,and thus it may come in the night and kick us up the jaxy'
Originally posted by Bubblegum
As someone who is mixed (Blk and white) I read through your posts and felt quite upset re this ongoing debate re the gollywog. As a child I had one and when people mentioned that it was racist I didn't understand why, as I have never met a black person like this!...I have seen people like this - but usually they were wearing shoe polish on their faces!....I understand the debate and can totally see where people are coming from, but to me it represents a happy 'doll'!!! Thats what it is and what its true representation is - a doll who was very jolly and always on hand to help others!....Now if thats racist...the I think politically correctness has gone completly mad and the world has lost the plot!...Also I like the idea re the dude going down to london with the golly outfit on...I am sure you would get mixed reviews!...but I'd def have a smile on my face of happy memories!
ps Oh and just for the record - I got a golly for my birthday a few years ago and he sits proud as punch on my bed and although some of my black friends don't like him, I will fight for the golly as long as I live!!! x
Originally posted by 44soulslayer
Moral obligations are determined by each person. If I deem it immoral to partake in drugs, then I dont partake in drugs. It shouldnt be the place of the government to enact laws, which by phyiscal force or implied force, prevent me from doing drugs.
Originally posted by skibtz
reply to post by Bubblegum
What is the significance of you being mixed race?
Re your comment - the point was just that there were two different parents - black and white - who had different backgrounds of growing up etc....positive and negative - yet despite that, they did not see the issue of the golly been racist. Like everything its about perception.... just mentioned the 'mixed' bit as the racism card and gollys seem to be going hand in hand.
I also had a white baby doll and a black baby doll as a child....racism? or just understanding equality as I was growing up?...Also as someone mixed I have had it from both sides, too black to be white and too white to be black. So all the more reason that maybe I love the golly so much as its stuck in the middle of a debate that will always be there due to perceptions and opinions.
The N word you referred to is Nigger and even that term itself is under scrutiny - some people think its derogatory, others are 'reclaiming' it, others will say its a tribe in africa and others will go back as saying its an egyptian term for God (with a tweek of spelling)....the fact is its all about perception. Things change and get used for good and bad things depending on what message is to be portrayed. As we have seen in these posts even interpretations, opinions and resources used have caused misunderstandings or rattled a few brain cells or have been used as devils advocate....its a debate that may not be resolved my friends! Until then love to my golly, an iconic figure in an ever changing world of craziness - the paradox continues xx