reply to post by hotrice
Okay...this is so offensive, I can't understand how someone could fall for it. Not to insult you or tear you down or belittle your attempt at starting
a discussion about this, OP...but please, please, if you want to learn anything about what you've read in that article, please just seriously take
what I'm about to say into consideration.
I know that people have posted in this thread that are defending their Traveller and Rom friends and you're making the argument that you could be
living next to a mobster or serial killer and never suspect a thing, same as living next to a Rom or a Traveller or being friends with one.
Now, here's a different point of view. I was born not ten miles away from the largest Traveller community in North America, Murphy Village
(population: approx. 2500), and a smaller but still significant Romani community. Many of my family members are Travellers and Roms, identify
themselves as such and live within the communities, and they are perfectly normal people. I, myself, have Traveller and Rom blood but I don't identify
as such because unlike my "gypsy" relatives, I also have English, French, Scotch, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Cherokee blood,
To begin with, let me say that being called a "gypsy" is somewhat derogatory and also marginalizes two different groups of people under one
label...Travellers and Roms are two different groups, with completely separate histories. As I am someone who could be identified as a "gypsy" and has
MANY family members who are "gypsies", I must say that this article and it's allegations are completely repulsive and categorically untrue...and
please, you must not fall for such blatant racism clumsily obscured under the guise of shameless fear-mongering and outright lies.
First of all, the allegations regarding "gypsy" support of NAMBLA and the prostitution of "gypsy" girls by their own families goes so completely
against all that "gypsies" hold sacred, it literally is ridiculous. "Gypsies" stay with their own kind for the most part out of fear of losing their
culture and being further misunderstood...and "gypsy" women protect their virtue at all costs because "gypsy" men only marry "clean", "pure", "good"
girls...in other words, virgins Therefore, if "gypsies" were in support of pedophilia and pimping their children, the very domestic infrastructure of
"gypsy" life would collapse and simply cease to exist. I admit that they marry much younger than most Americans do, but they never get married before
sixteen or seventeen, both of which are legal in this state. As for the allegation of "gypsies" making their living through thievery, there are
thieves of every color, creed, race, nationality, etc etc etc. Very few "gypsies" are thieves and to paint all "gypsies" as criminals because of the
actions of a few "gypsies" is just as racist and unacceptable as saying that all "black" people are criminals because a few "black" people commit
crimes...it simply isn't true and it's a biased and unfair characterization. As far as the allegation that "gypsies" worship the goddess Kali in the
guise of the Black Virgin, it just couldn't be further from the truth...most "gypsies" are devout Roman Catholics and in SC, as far as Murphy Village
goes, many of them are Baptists or Southern Baptists. The whole Kali thing is utter nonsense, as is the "magical name" and "magical baptism"
thing..."gypsy" children get baptized in churches by ordained priests, preachers, and ministers just like any other kid gets baptized and if they
receive an extra name, it's upon Baptism or First Communion just like any other Catholic child. As far as the black magic and evil eye thing goes,
"gypsies" aren't witches or warlocks, they're just your average American...and the evil eye is a belief held by not only Roms but Greeks, Arabs, and
many Baltic people and people living in Mediterranean nations, it is a belief that bad energy can be sent your way and affect your life so you guard
yourself against negative energy, and that belief goes back several millennia...it's just an energy thing, fighting negativity with positivity. They
don't believe in or practice white slavery AT ALL, and the word gad (gadjo for a man, gadje for a woman, gadji for a group) only means non-"gypsy" in
Rumney, it doesn't mean enemy. "Gypsies" most certainly are not immune to the long arm of the law, since many law enforcement agencies are under the
same incorrect impression the writer of the article is...they believe all "gypsies" are thieves and crooks and do their best to crack down on a whole
lot of nothing but preconceived notions. Also, if the Masons are part of the Illuminati and the Illuminati are only concerned with the elite of the
world, why on earth would they be working WITH the "gypsies", who are so small in numbers and so universally hated and looked down upon by most as
trash or scum, that they are the diametric opposite of elite? It makes no sense! And the author is so mixed up here...the author claims he's talking
about Travellers, bases his argument on someone who is using the term "gypsy" which could refer to Travellers or Roms or any other kind of gypsy, and
then accuses Travellers of using a Rumney word (gad) when Travellers speak the Cant, also know as Shelta or Gammon. Whoever wrote this had absolutely
no idea what they were talking about.
This whole article is a bunch of crap (no offense, OP), I hope you've seriously considered what I've had to say and realized what a load of BS this
article is and its allegations are, and I really hope you don't fall for this kind of disgusting libel ever again. Best of luck to you and yours,
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