You know what would be the craziest thing? If Republicans saw the advancement of the Democratic agenda coming, and decided to put up an undercover Republican (Obama) to push for it all, so that it didn't happen too quickly. If Obama was a real Democrat, we'd already have a 70% income tax.
I've had a couple beers, work with me here.
Also Iron Sky.
Though your post reminds me of a thought I had on the NRA: What if they're just causing a ruckus in order to increase gun sales for profits? Of course I have no idea how the NRA funds their stuff and whether they could actually profit from that.
A game without obstacles or challenges is not a game, it's a sandbox.
Living in Texas, I'm honestly surprised we didn't score high on the list.
Or maybe you are under the impression Sweden had 30% immigrants in the 70s. Try something like 1%...
Science no, biology yes. I'm not sure what you are trying to prove other than the value of species. A value you seem to disregard.
I think some terms are just common in some regions. For instance, check out how these sound to your ear:
(1) "There was a black guy in the bathroom."
(2) "There was a black in the bathroom."
(3) "The class was about issues still facing blacks in America"
(4) "The class was about issues still facing black people in America"
I'm betting you anything (1), (3), and (4) sound just fine, but (2) sounds off to you, even though (3) and (2) are based on the same phrasing.
The first time I saw someone being genuinely racist was when I was in my 20s, and I walked into a gas station. The attendant was nice and polite, and as I was looking through the various gizmos seeking nail clippers, a black dude walked in. Jeans and T-Shirt, so it's not like he was dressed like some gangsta, but the attendant's ENTIRE attitude changed. He went from relaxed loose shoulders to tight, he shifted from sitting in his chair with a paper to looking forward and sort of scanning the area, and his half-smile disappeared, replaced with a high degree of vigilance. The black guy was just browsing potato chips, but he clearly made the dude nervous as SHIT.
I think a lot of racists have that nervous response, and then find a way to rationalize it, and that rationalization becomes the racism.
Thread title is deceiving. I was expecting a global map, featuring racism between various groups, not just a US map and not just a study of messages that attack one group. I was looking forward to a study of racism between ethnic groups in Africa, myself. I've heard that different black tribes are racist to each other, and wanted to see some data on that to see if it was true.
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Methods vary. War with pure slaughter is the common strategy. Propaganda to fire up civil wars is the newest weapon. What is happening in Scandinavia is something else though. The small ethnic population is being drowned by immigrants, willingly by a huge chunk of the population. Blind to what permanent damage they do.
It is not only race-wars. It is combined with religious and resource wars, making it difficult to understand and pointless to plant racism labels on.
Unless, I can be racist against jews etc.
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Yes, the deficits are shocking, but they would be shocking if a Republican were in office, with the amount of lost revenue. If McCain had gone full-on-austerity and not extended unemployment and food aid, or given aid to the states, there's evidence from other countries the economy would be in worse shape. There are reasons for progressives not to like him, there are reasons for conservatives not to like him, but in essence you're right. He's no radical.
In a way, even if the outrage is somewhat irrational, fiscal conservatives should be glad that there's a Democrat in office, and the deficit is in fact a big deal (unlike 2004 when we were already putting wars on the credit card, and straight up giving away Medicare D). We just have to hope that Boehner and Obama can hash out a plan, and not both believe that they have a mandate.
Racism in the USA is still alive and kickin..... Don't be delusional, don't downplay it.
Some Americans (and I've seen and been in a lot of countries) are more obsessed with the color of a person than anyone else I've experienced.
Now I do have to say, that my very own experience is this.. I have experienced racism first hand against me, for being white, and European on top. To me, color doesn't mean shit. Seriously, if it means anything to you, you need some help..
It's a very difficult cultural situation, which some people have just a hard time to deal with. What I see is entire communities isolating themselves from the others.
Good friend of mine, black. Upper middle class, one can say. He lives in a decent mix neighborhood. Asking him, why he doesn't move to the more upscale neighborhoods, where his kind of income level lives, he said..
Look, first of all, here is where I grew up. It's my hood. Mom's house is just down the street. So its cool from that perspective.
Could I move? Sure can, and co-workers ask that too. But the main reason I won't move is for the sake of my kids. I don't want them to be target to racism in school.
I'm like. are you serious? That's the reason? Is it really that bad? Does that really exist? He said, oh yeah.. you have no idea.
That boggled my mind, and I kept asking around with my other friends. Everyone, regardless of color, confirmed.
Conclusion, racism is very well alive. and it's kept alive from both sides. Radical assholes are across the aisles.
But the good news are.. The people that are not racist are definitely the overwhelmingly large majority.
This one fits the topic:
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I think he just showcased that we struggle with the problem for a lot longer already... Which however should be obvious to everyone anyway
After all, he is your leader. You give him the respect and loyalty..
But whats to wonder about the lack of this, when public figures violate that unwritten code?
Be it politicians, be it celebrities. They are the role models for that kind of disgraceful behavior.
The worst of all people I can think of is Ted Nugent.
Look at this shit....