It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

White Guy Pretends To Be Black Guy And Wins Election In Predominantly Black District

page: 10
63
<< 7  8  9    11 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Nov, 11 2013 @ 02:06 PM
link   
reply to post by theantediluvian
 


Alright Luxus...they're right.




posted on Nov, 11 2013 @ 02:19 PM
link   
If it's meant to be a joke or a way to "share a laugh" by illustrating that blacks always vote on the basis of skin color, then the OP has failed miserably. It seems more to me like he was trying to create enmity, then anything else. For example, when the OP was addressing the issue at hand why didn't he also address the fact that he won the election against a black man. Omittance is lying. Why would he leave that out, then title the thread "White guy pretends to be black guy and wins election in predominantly black district?" He ran against a black man, so where exactly is the punchline in this joke? Nowhere. And that my dear friends is called intellectual dishonesty.
edit on 11-11-2013 by kaiode1 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 11 2013 @ 03:04 PM
link   

edit on 11-11-2013 by kaiode1 because: Gonna repost



posted on Nov, 11 2013 @ 03:08 PM
link   

theantediluvian

Already infamous for mailing homphobic fliers to voters in Houston as part of a campaign against its mayor Annise Parker (who's a lesbian), Wilson—a white Republican in a district filled with mostly black Democrats—was elected to the Houston Community College Board of Trustees by conning voters into believing he's black.

source

Let me get this straight.

You're all applauding this guy without knowing anything about him at all because you read a single article that he was able to get elected in a predominately black district by generating fake campaign literature depicting him as a black person? REALLY? How are you any better than the people you're mocking for voting for him? You don't think the exact same tactic could work in reverse? Because none of you have any bias. That couldn't be why many of you are so jittery with excitement at this perceived confirmation of the asinine notion that white people are somehow people persecuted.

Here's something else interesting:


Another flier read "Endorsed by Ron Wilson," who voters probably assumed was the former state representative, who happens to be African-American. Wilson was referring to his cousin who lives in Iowa, and the fine print—which he basically dared people to read—even says so. Downright evil.


So it wasn't even just a matter of swapping out his picture after all?





Yes, it's deceptive, and it's also quite funny.

And I think people voting based purely on race is stupid, an is also wrong and so if they get duped a bit on the race issue, I'm not too disappointed.

And don't imagine for a moment that I'm saying any of this because a white good ol' boy pulled one over on the black folks. I think the vid actually described him as "anti gay" which I certainly do not agree with.


But I would find this just as funny, perhaps moreso, if a black guy tricked white voters into thinking he was white, thus voting him into office.



posted on Nov, 11 2013 @ 03:18 PM
link   
reply to post by OpenMindedRealist
 




Kaiode, stop being so arrogantly ignorant and the truth may reveal itself to you. You may come to regret allowing yourself to be used


Absolute hilarity, coming from a person who thinks Abe Lincoln was a democrat. For all your posturing you're still sadly misinformed.

Just out of curiosity, what do you make of the fact that they voted against a black in order for him to win?
edit on 11-11-2013 by kaiode1 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 11 2013 @ 04:01 PM
link   

theantediluvian

bigfatfurrytexan

theantediluvian

LUXUS
Why would this surprise anyone, when Obama ran record numbers of African Americans, some of which had never voted their whole damn life turned up by the droves to get him in.

This kind of dynamic is more blatant in modern south africa where you can see it every day....thats why 1/4 of white south Africans have left the country.


Wait, what? Apartheid in South Africa ended in the 90s. You want us to fault people who have been systemically oppressed until just recently for not voting for the members of the group that was oppressing them?

Thanks for saying that. Take a look people--this is just the most extreme form of the kind of nonsense that is going on in this thread.


Wait....what? Obama is the President of South Africa?

What does South Africa have to do with Houston, TX?


Why didn't you ask the poster I was responding to what South Africa has to do with Texas? What does Obama have to do with South Africa or the topic of this thread? Kindly point out the statement I made about the President and South Africa which you're referring to?



Ok let me help you understand how those things are all linked, it all comes down to racism, why did you not think black people are guilty of racism or do you feel they are too pure?

The white guy who put out the pamphlets knew that the black population would favor a black person over a white person because of their racism against white people and he proved it. The reason why RECORD numbers of African Americans voted for Obama was because they liked the color of his skin, again because of racism. Its also the reason why Obama is the first person in history to get awarded a Nobel piece prize for being black. And modern south Africa is a place where if your white you will see this in a much more blatant way, which is why 1/4 of the white south African population has left and the more that leaves the more the country falls into a decline...so one common thread links this all together and that's racism, because black people can be racist too!
edit on 11-11-2013 by LUXUS because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 11 2013 @ 06:12 PM
link   

theantediluvian

TheMistro81

theantediluvian
reply to post by elouina
 


I'm not surprised, Republicans have been lying to black people for years.


Are you serious? What does this have to do with repubs, and black people?

People that vote for a race, rather than the person, are completely ignorant.

I have never, and will never care about a persons skin color. Its ridiculous to do so... but hey, to each their own.

This goes to show how stupid voters are. It makes me sick!


That was actually just a snarky comment, so no.

But let's put a stop to this BS right now.


An electrician best known for mailing homophobic fliers to thousands of Houston voters attacking the city’s lesbian mayor narrowly won an election to the Houston Community College Board of Trustees after he misled voters into believing that he is African American. Dave Wilson defeated longtime incumbent Bruce Austin, who actually is black, in an overwhelmingly African American district.
Wilson’s campaign fliers were filled with black faces that he admits to simply pulling off of websites, along with captions such as “Please vote for our friend and neighbor Dave Wilson.” Another flier announces that he was “Endorsed by Ron Wilson,” which is the name of an African American former state representative. Only by reading the fine print will voters discover that the “Ron Wilson” who actually endorsed Dave is his cousin. The cousin lives in Iowa.


Okay, so the guy he unseated was black too? Think about that for a minute. How can we can now conclude that race was the issue? If the voters thought that both candidates were black, they weren't voting for Dave Wilson "because he was black" were they?

This whole thing is disgusting and the fact that people just jumped all over a chance to pull the reverse racism card is sickening.

source


It would be interesting to see how many of Austin's opponents were white. If they were white in the past, then this is a story. If not, then it isn't. Why is it a story if his past opponents were white? Because we finally saw what would happen if the candidates were on level playing fields (same race).

I would bet money, though, that with it being decided by only 26 votes, that he would have easily lost had voters not been dumb enough to just assume he was black. And I say dumb, because you have to be dumb to just blindly accept what you hear about someone, especially what you hear from paid ad campaigns.



posted on Nov, 11 2013 @ 06:53 PM
link   
All I can say is brilliant!!



posted on Nov, 11 2013 @ 06:57 PM
link   
Why does everyone assume that he would not have gotten elected if had proactively revealed that he was white?

Peace



posted on Nov, 11 2013 @ 09:21 PM
link   
reply to post by kaiode1
 


You have to be kidding me, your post got stars?? Whoever gave them must have the same unadulterated bias and poor reading comprehension skills as yourself.

If you had bothered to read my post beyond discerning that I disagree with you, then you would have noticed the big 'R' for Republican next to Lincoln's name. In case you are still confused, the big 'D' next to LBJ means Democrat.

It is obvious to me that you are not interested in hearing anything but your own Party-fed ideas, and any further points I make will be lost on you as well. So...enjoy your ignorance, but please do not vote based upon on it.



posted on Nov, 11 2013 @ 09:58 PM
link   
The question & answer I haven't seen asked is "Should race matter in an election?" If not than why do people feel a person's race should be established before or during an election? The only alleged deception here is that the candidate didn't specifically say he was white, he also never said he was black either.

Anyone who feels it was deceptive to NOT specifically clarify "race" during the election process IMO is the racist.
edit on 11-11-2013 by Lanisius because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 12 2013 @ 12:02 AM
link   
reply to post by OpenMindedRealist
 




It is obvious to me that you are not interested in hearing anything but your own Party-fed ideas.


Actually I'm not a democrat either (you're really good at being wrong by the way) just a black dude who's a bit offended at all the poorly veiled racism he's seeing.



So...enjoy your ignorance, but please do not vote based upon on it.


Right back at ya there bud.


You didn't answer my question though. What do you have to say to the fact that his oppenent was a black man? Any thoughts on that whatsoever...?
edit on 12-11-2013 by kaiode1 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 12 2013 @ 12:32 AM
link   
classic..

PSYOP !!!



posted on Nov, 12 2013 @ 04:05 AM
link   

kaiode1
reply to post by OpenMindedRealist
 




It is obvious to me that you are not interested in hearing anything but your own Party-fed ideas.


Actually I'm not a democrat either (you're really good at being wrong by the way) just a black dude who's a bit offended at all the poorly veiled racism he's seeing.



So...enjoy your ignorance, but please do not vote based upon on it.


Right back at ya there bud.


You didn't answer my question though. What do you have to say to the fact that his oppenent was a black man? Any thoughts on that whatsoever...?
edit on 12-11-2013 by kaiode1 because: (no reason given)
His opponent, being a black candidate, has nothing to do with it. The voters thought there were two black politicians running. This made it an even race. He only won by a few votes. If they knew he was white, they wouldn't have voted for him. Sure a few would have, but he wouldn't even have come close. Watch the video. Even the loser thought they voted for him because they thought he was black.



posted on Nov, 12 2013 @ 09:22 AM
link   
LOLOLOLOL man i couldnt believe it , Bwuahaha , this shows you how dumbed down AMerica has really become , they voted for a man just because they thought he was black , surprise suprise dumbasses LOL
edit on 30Tue, 12 Nov 2013 09:44:17 -0600America/Chicagox1980 by trex1980 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 12 2013 @ 02:44 PM
link   

theantediluvian

Already infamous for mailing homphobic fliers to voters in Houston as part of a campaign against its mayor Annise Parker (who's a lesbian), Wilson—a white Republican in a district filled with mostly black Democrats—was elected to the Houston Community College Board of Trustees by conning voters into believing he's black.

source

Let me get this straight.

You're all applauding this guy without knowing anything about him at all because you read a single article that he was able to get elected in a predominately black district by generating fake campaign literature depicting him as a black person? REALLY? How are you any better than the people you're mocking for voting for him? You don't think the exact same tactic could work in reverse? Because none of you have any bias. That couldn't be why many of you are so jittery with excitement at this perceived confirmation of the asinine notion that white people are somehow people persecuted.

Here's something else interesting:


Another flier read "Endorsed by Ron Wilson," who voters probably assumed was the former state representative, who happens to be African-American. Wilson was referring to his cousin who lives in Iowa, and the fine print—which he basically dared people to read—even says so. Downright evil.


So it wasn't even just a matter of swapping out his picture after all?


I can only speak for myself, so here's my $0.02:

I find the basic idea pretty amusing because it really shows that people don't research, they just assume and vote.

However - 2 big problems I have (from a long list)
1. Deceptiveness. I wouldn't expect anything good to come from him being involved in anything. Judging by these antics, deceptiveness and trickery are likely 2 of his favorite cards to play.

2. He's described as "Anti-Gay". This tells me he's likely very closed-minded, stubborn, biased, and also could very well be one of those westboro types.



posted on Nov, 12 2013 @ 05:32 PM
link   
reply to post by kaiode1
 


I said I would not waste any more words on you, Kaiode, but because I believe the racial tension in the US has been purposely inflated (and could be easily defused by honest discourse) I will respond to your last post. Plus, you are a fellow Fallout fan.

No offense, but just because you don't consider yourself a Democrat does not mean that you have not been deceieved by the Democrat's revisionist history. The truth is the Democrat party fought against the civil rights movement up until they realized that it had the support of the majority. This is a pattern of the modern Democrat party -- they have no real principles; they always run on whatever they believe will get the most votes. This is why they have begun to adopt an outright socialist platform, though that is a whole 'nother thread.

To your question: the fact that the opponent was a black man does not mean anything by itself.
BUT
Do you agree that IF the district had a record of electing only black officials (like Detroit, for instance, which just elected its first non-black mayor in 40 years), and this white man was able to win based on his own platform while appearing to be a black man, then...
That would indicate some measure of bias among the citizenry?

To me, that would show an aversion to voting for a white man. As always, you can reverse the races and see it in a totally different way, though none of us should see it any differently if it were a black man pretending to be white. Race should never be a factor; not only is it wrong to vote based on race, it is downright dangerous and stupid.
A man of my own race is just as likely to deceive me as a man of another.

To try and sum up my point: this election alone does not demonstrate any racial bias.
I think the high percentage of blacks who voted for Obama a second time (after his abysmal performance as a leader during his first term) is a much better case for racial bias among black voters.

I will grant that if the tables were turned, and there had never been a white President before 2008, I would fully expect the majority of whites to vote the first white President into a second term even if he had a lousy first term. My hope is that we all realize that just because a politician shares pigmentation with us does not mean they have our best interests at heart.
edit on 12-11-2013 by OpenMindedRealist because: (no reason given)

edit on 12-11-2013 by OpenMindedRealist because: Why is the entire post italicized???



posted on Nov, 12 2013 @ 07:17 PM
link   
This only serves to further my sad realization that folks have no idea who their candidates are.

I, myself, research each and every candidate on my form.

Some folks tend to vote for names they are familiar with. Incumbents, signs they may have seen, or their party lines.

In today's day and age, we have information at our fingertips. Why not take time to research each candidate. There are brief synopses of each person including platforms, party affiliation, past experience.

I know the folks here aren't baby sheep, but encourage the sheep you may know to research what or who they vote in.




posted on Nov, 12 2013 @ 07:43 PM
link   
reply to post by elouina
 


That's hilarious. Although it's not proof that voters made their decision based on race. It could be coincidence and he's really just the best candidate. Technically he wasn't dishonest at all if he included a disclamer, it simply means the people that voted for him either actually knew and voted for him based on his platform or they're stupid racist and/or can't read. Either way, for this guy it's a win-win.



posted on Nov, 12 2013 @ 09:59 PM
link   

kaiode1... just a black dude who's a bit offended at all the poorly veiled racism he's seeing.



I think you're probably seeing racism in some members that just doesn't exist.

Like a white guy being cut off in traffic, if it's another white person, he might think "ass-hole", but if it's another race, he might think "figures..."

Same goes for black guy in traffic, or hispanic woman, Asian guy etc etc

Or even things like assuming someone did something dumb because they're young, or elderly, when the most likely answer is they just happened to be one of the idiots within their particular group.

Like I said in a previous post, we are all TRIBAL. It unites OUR group against the other tribes. Same reason you forgive your brother something you would never forgive a co-worker for.

Ahhhhh. Life.



new topics

top topics



 
63
<< 7  8  9    11 >>

log in

join