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MSM pulls Olympic race card, disgusting!!!

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posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 02:33 PM
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especially in the Olympic spirit quit dividing people by their race, and focus on their athletic accomplishments instead.


"quit dividing people"
I don't think that will work considering it is nations competing with one another.





posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 02:34 PM
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many of these medalists are among the finest non-chemically enhanced physical specimens ever seen.


Not only are they "non-chemically enhanced," but the greatest Olympian to ever live, Michael Phelps, actually chemically induces himself to be Slower.


Imagine how fast he would be without that bad habit!



posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 02:35 PM
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So by making sure to specifically address only young African American girls, he/the MSM has successfully ostracized every other young girl who is NOT African American,


No, they really didn't. Humans look up to other humans who are alike one another. It is basic human psychology. A black girl is going to relate to her more than a white or asian gymnast. The racial upbringings in the USA are different. How society treats each race is different.

As I said in my other post, you should be offended that they named what country she was from. They gave her a label, an identify based off geographic location. She ceased to be just a human and turned into an American. Why mention it? We are all the same.



posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 02:40 PM
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As I said in my other post, you should be offended that they named what country she was from. They gave her a label, an identify based off geographic location. She ceased to be just a human and turned into an American. Why mention it? We are all the same.



Fine, so if someone is upset that she was first labeled as an "American," based off her country of origin, even though the games are specifically designed in such a way, and it isn't just an open individual forum, but a team event based upon nationality, but just for the sake of argument, say someone was upset that the human group was broken down by nation, shouldn't they be EVEN MORE upset when it gets broken down even further? Broken into a class that has no bearing whatsoever on the team designation or outcome of the event?

I mean, at least there was a reason to classify by country, but there was no reason at all to classify further by race. They did that just for drama and attention and division of the populace.



posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 02:40 PM
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I get your point.
but,

Society treats us all different, for instance,
I am a fat old lady and I can't get NO respect.

In fact they want to kill me off before I can get my social security.





posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 02:40 PM
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Oh I get it. When it's using so called race to point out an accomplishment SHAME ON MSM. When it's using race to talk about a CRIME however...........

*crickets*

Me thinks some people are more disgusted with the fact that a "so called" African American is getting attention for a GOOD thing rather than a BAD thing.

Don't bother responding I'm not coming back to this thread. I read all the comments and I have enough proof to back up my assertion.

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posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 02:42 PM
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Originally posted by skepticconwatcher
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Oh I get it. When it's using so called race to point out an accomplishment SHAME ON MSM. When it's using race to talk about a CRIME however...........

*crickets*

Me thinks some people are more disgusted with the fact that a "so called" African American is getting attention for a GOOD thing rather than a BAD thing.

Don't bother responding I'm not coming back to this thread. I read all the comments and I have enough proof to back up my assertion.

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I see it just the opposite.

I see it as marginalizing her accomplishment and putting it in the context of "black americans" instead of all Americans, or all gymnasts.

Aren't they basically separating her from the rest of her team, looking at her differently, and treating her differently based on her race? Isn't that the epitome of racism?



posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 02:43 PM
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Oh I get it. When it's using so called race to point out an accomplishment SHAME ON MSM. When it's using race to talk about a CRIME however...........


Well the first thing that came to my mind was,

George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin, there's that lose, lose situation again.





posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 02:51 PM
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Originally posted by AutOmatIc
But that is the beauty of the subliminal programming that the MSM implements. Sure if a black swimmer won gold and was a first for a "black" why should we care what race the person was? We shouldn't care about their race, we should only care about that particular athlete's ability to swim like a boss
But rest assured that the MSM will remind you of their race, sadly.

You people can turn ANYTHING into a conspiracy.

Did you ever stop and think for a moment what drives the MSM to do what they do? Thats right, profit. So, an African American wins a medal, and how does the newprint in question increase its sales volume? Appeal to the blacks of Americas pride. Why wouldnt they? Its not some big, bad conspiracy, they simply want to make more money.

Think.



posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 02:52 PM
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The OP stated these reasons why he was upset;

1. We are all the same
2. Mentioning race is divisive

But if he were truly upset about the points above he would complain about the athletes being broken down by country. He didn't, the only problem he mentions is race.

It makes the OPs post completely ironic and incredibly revealing as to what his issue is. You can't complain about one and not the other..



posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 02:53 PM
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Originally posted by AutOmatIc
If a Caucasian American girl had won gold, do you think that they would have mentioned the fact that she was a Caucasian American? No. And therein lies the MSM agenda and conspiracy to flaunt race in all our faces.


Oh give me a break with this racistic crap.

There is no such thing, as a "Caucasian" ... we do not originate from the caucasus. Although "some" may, but basically I think the more technical term is "irish-American", "italian-American", "scandinavian-American" and "native-American", etc ... so the term "African-American" perfectly suits in this situation, unless you wanna describe the lady as an Alien.



posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 02:55 PM
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Originally posted by RealSpoke
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The OP stated these reasons why he was upset;

1. We are all the same
2. Mentioning race is divisive

But if he were truly upset about the points above he would complain about the athletes being broken down by country. He didn't, the only problem he mentions is race.

It makes the OPs post completely ironic and incredibly revealing as to what his issue is. You can't complain about one and not the other..


I don't think you can compete in the games without a country, and maybe he meant divisive within our nation?

I get your point, but I don't think you really believe the argument you are making.

To compete in the Olympics, it is necessarily divided by country, then it is divided by sex, but there doesn't need to be a further division by race does there? Hell, maybe there does! Maybe we should have a white 400m and a black 400m! We have male and female, why not black and white?

To believe the argument you are making, we would have to choose between having an entirely open format without teams, just a free-for-all, OR we would have to take it to its logical conclusion where everything is broken down by country, sex, race, age, weight-class, etc. Both of those ideas seem ridiculous to me, surely there is some logical place in the middle?
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posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 02:57 PM
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Ok I am going to post one more thing, something that never even crossed my mind,
Really?


NBC has become the centre of a race storm after airing an ad featuring a monkey performing gymnastics, right after showing the performance of Gabby Douglas, the first African-American to win Olympic gold.

The controversy ignited as sportscaster Bob Costas wrapped his analysis of her incredible routine during the all-around competition last night.

Costas said: 'There are some African American girls out there who tonight are saying to themselves: "Hey, I’d like to try that too." More from London in a moment.'

Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...


Ooooooh nooooo,

I am going to lose my mind worrying about this stuff.

I tell ya this is the worse Olympic coverage I have ever seen in my life.
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posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 02:59 PM
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BS. There was no "playing the race card." I watched it too. All Costas did was celebrate and acknowledge her accomplishment, mark another barrier broken and express hope it might inspire little African-American girls to join the sport.

No doubt you are a white. The accomplishment might not be noteworthy to you as a white person because you never have to think about barriers. But it likely does and should mean something special to black kids. It is just like Obama becoming president and marking that.

You do not have and can't be expected have perspective on the issue as a white person. You never doubted the, "hey, that could be me" thought.

Like it or not, people are different and those differences do separate us in little ways. That separation does not mean we can't successfully live together in a harmonic mixed world. Far from it.

You might start to understand if you've ever been the only white guy in a sea of black people you did not know at night. Tell me that would not make you feel different and a little separate. Years ago, me and six friends (3 women, three men) left the resort in Jamaica late at night and went to a club (this was on the north side of the island, in the mountain lowlands). Maybe 12 midnight or so. Hundreds of black young adults, drinking and partying, sweating in the heat and music (no AC) packed together in a standing room only way. Squeezing our way through that crowd was the first time I ever really thought, "Wow, so this is what it feels like." It was uncomfortable, though I was a bit mad at myself for feeling uncomfortable, but we all fully felt and noted the "what are you people doing here?" vibe. And I'm someone who grew up with one of my best friends who was half Haitian, half Mexican. I knew him since he was a little kid, so he was just Jean (John) to me. In never in all those years even had an inkling of what it felt to be him until that moment.

Congratulation Gabby. I hope you are an inspiration to little girls everywhere who can now know they can dream of such things with validation it is possible. ...And may you disturb and annoy all the racists in our midst, causing them heartburn and angst.

One final note, I WAS really disgusted though by seeing a sea of tweets from African American people ragging on Gabby's hair. That was some sorry, low life $*&$%. Is she supposed to make her like some straight-haired blond? Is she required to iron out her natural kinks?
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posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 03:01 PM
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I'm having trouble seeing how Racial division by the MSM and others and highlighting achievements in a certain way based entirely on that compares with the National representation of the Olympic Games.

The very nature of the games and embodied by the interlocking rings is unity, not division. The colors of the rings are chosen to represent at least one color from every flag on Earth.

The rings aren't White, Black, Red and Yellow for race. National Pride and celebration of athletic achievement is the purpose, race never has been......before anyway.



posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 03:03 PM
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I don't think you can compete in the games without a country, and maybe he meant divisive within our nation?


Then he should be entirely anti-Olympics if he is so anti-divisive and pro equality. But he isn't..only thing he cares about is race. That's the whole issue.



posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 03:07 PM
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National Pride and celebration of athletic achievement is the purpose, race never has been......before anyway.


Yeah, so national pride is perfectly acceptable but racial isn't. Makes a lot of sense...nope. Either you have disdain for all collectivist pride or none. You can't pick and choose.



posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 03:07 PM
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People of color can't have or do anything without white people feeling outraged.



posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 03:07 PM
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Originally posted by RealSpoke
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The OP stated these reasons why he was upset;

1. We are all the same
2. Mentioning race is divisive

But if he were truly upset about the points above he would complain about the athletes being broken down by country. He didn't, the only problem he mentions is race.

It makes the OPs post completely ironic and incredibly revealing as to what his issue is. You can't complain about one and not the other..


Being broken down by your country is not the same as being singled out by your race. Hence my point about the fact that why is it ok for them to refer to Gabby as an African American, and not refer to Phelps or any of the other white athletes as Caucasian Americans.

They specifically brought up the subject of her race, but not any of the other races. Why not?



posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 03:10 PM
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Being broken down by your country is not the same as being singled out by your race.


It is the EXACT same thing. It is all about collectivist identity. Why label her American? She's human. You're being divisive.


They specifically brought up the subject of her race, but not any of the other races. Why not?


Because black gymnasts are rare. It was also because she was the first black person to win. The media always names firsts. I'm sure you didn't feel any outrage when Hillary Clinton was named the first woman secretary of state.
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