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Originally posted by Annee
Originally posted by dakota1s2
reply to post by illuminatislave
Y'all..... are so full of it.
I AM a conservative from Mississippi and No we don't have outhouses and Yes we do have running water. Inside too!!! We do not want big government for any reason......
What we do want is common sense from our elected officials and we would like to see all of the blind sheep following our inept leaders.....WAKE UP.............
We are not all back woods and probably more educated than you( son is going to grad school at Princeton.... as in New Jersey)
I hate being stereotyped!!!!!
Most people in America are bigots and racists, they just can't say it openly because of the politically charged climate of demonizing anybody who is a bigot and a racist.
It's the liberals favorite tactic, after all, of accusing people of racism in order to shut their political oppenets up.
Originally posted by seagull
reply to post by HangTheTraitors
Now who's being the bigot? Just thought I'd ask... Your blanket assumptions of stupidity on the part of people who come from the south, or perish the thought, Mississippi, is the grossest form of stereotyping. Which could be construed to be a rather gross form of bigotry...
Do think about that...
Really? Because some loud minority can lay claim to being bigots, that means we all are? Most Americans? Really? I'm going to guess that you've evidence of this? You know all Americans? Every single one of us, or at least the majority? One hundred and fifty million plus? ...and they're all bigots?
Not just liberals. Conservatives have been known to throw out the "you're a bigot" card at opponents, as well. Political correctness seldom, if ever, keeps a true bigot from showing his/her true colors.
This isn't a liberal/conservative issue. It's a common sense issue. You want to be racist? Do it in your own home.
Originally posted by seagull
Oh, dear... twenty-nine people out of a hundred think interracial marriage should be illegal... That would mean that seventy-one out of one hundred either don't think that, or don't give a damn, one way or another... Clearly Mississippi is a vast wonderland of bigotry...clearly...
Just so y'all know? That was sarcasm...
Had this poll been taken, oh say, thirty-five years ago...what do you suppose the numbers would have been? Use your imagination.
This over the top stereotyping of the south gets really, really old after a while... The vast majority of southerners, yes, even the one's in Mississippi, are not bigots.
I can hear it now... Oh I lived in the south, there are racists everywhere... Surely, there are, and they're usually a loud, yet very small minority... The same can be said for any region of the United States unfortunately... The Pacific Northwest was, though not as much now, thank god; once a hot bed of White Supremacists. Yet I don't hear anything like the stereotyping that the south endures...
Racism/bigotry exists everywhere with in a small, yet usually very vocal minority. To claim, however roundabout, that Mississippi has some sort of monopoly on this is, well, somewhat silly.