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Old 28th Feb 2017, 16:16   #61 (permalink)
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Whatever happened to half-castes?
Are they now euthanised?

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Old 28th Feb 2017, 16:26   #62 (permalink)
 
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More tolerant lefties. This time a woman throwing out her child for voting Trump. When they child gets scarred for life by what was likely a very distressing event for him, no doubt it will be white man and not black female who is to blame.

https://youtu.be/hIfv14efZcM

It's very disturbing to watch.
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And, maybe I'm missing the point here, but why is this woman (whom I've never heard of before reading this article) taking so much flak for mentioning that her DNA profile is 1% black?

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-...a-test-w468910

One comments being, "If you're from Africa, how come you're white?"

Is there a monolpoly on who can claim black ancestry? Do you have to conform to a certain image? It seems to me that very few black people in Europe and the States can claim to have absolutely no white heritage but seem very keen to deny it and side more with their African roots.
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And, maybe I'm missing the point here, but why is this woman (whom I've never heard of before reading this article) taking so much flak for mentioning that her DNA profile is 1% black?
The fact that 96% of her DNA is shared with chimpanzees might confuse her.
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Old 28th Feb 2017, 16:39   #65 (permalink)
 
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This just popped up on another blog...

New Chrome Extension Changes the Word "White" To "Black" on Liberal Websites-The Results Are Hilarious | The Daily Sheeple

Some people have too much time on their hands.
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I am informed that most of us " White Honkeys " would possibly like just a small bit of the Black mans physic....but then I do have good lips according to one of my old flames..
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Old 28th Feb 2017, 23:04   #67 (permalink)
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If I read correctly from posts it seems white privilege is a panacea for those that are falling behind in the race to the top of the pile.

Is Vapilot of mixed black heritage or just channeling others' issues to create discussion? Or is there another agenda?

KnC raises a point about the children of the Empire sent to various colonies to bolster the white stock of those countries.
My father was one of these and my mother was of mixed Irish and Australian Aboriginal descent, does this mean I have both white privilege and black disadvantage?
I can walk in both worlds but because of my appearance only get racist comments from black peoples, not that it causes me any concern.
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There is a benefit to approaching the tail end of one's time here. Social issues are no longer my responsibility. I am appalled by the descent into racial bickering that is going on in our society today. This thread is but a minor example of what's going on everywhere.

I would have thought that after the struggles of the 60's to bring awareness to racial disparity, then 50 years to change the hearts and minds of the citizens of our developed countries, culminating in a man of mixed race spending 8 years as the most powerful man on earth, that we would have seen racial animosity knocked back to the gutters where it belongs. Let "strength of character" be the measure of a man.

Instead, we seem to be going in reverse. Those 50 years have underachieved, and the man in question was unable, or unwilling, to bridge that gap, preferring instead to stir the pot.

So good luck to you GenX, Millennial, GenY and whatever comes next. We're passing the problem on to you lot, and wish you success.
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Is Vapilot of mixed black heritage or just channeling others' issues to create discussion? Or is there another agenda?
Just like to keep things honest around here.
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The fact that a man almost universally perceived to be black rose to become President of the United States and the most important leader in the free world rather shows that the disadvantages and oppression claimed by persons of colour are a lie. Many high offices and appointments have been held by persons of colour in the US and other predominately white countries around the world.

It is a sad fact that those same people are more likely to be born in poverty, be poorly educated, be involved in criminalty, serve longer sentences in jail, and have to work harder to rise above their disadvantages at birth. But it can be done and the best have become very successful.

So what is it that holds back all the others that don't enjoy success? Is it just sheer laziness, stupidity, predjudice, or some other factor? Perhaps we are just being sold a lie about all men (and women) being equal. Sure we all bleed the same colour. We all share essentially the same DNA. But culture seems to be what separates us more widely than anything else and it certainly seems to run deeper than the colour of our skins.

If you have the will, drive and intelligence to suceed, with a healthy helping of luck, anyone can rise to the top. Sitting around moaning about how disadvantaged you are while smoking a joint and playing computer games on your wide screen TV isn't a guarantee of success in the future, nor will it open any gateways to meaningful employment or a decent career. That takes determination to succeed, hard work and luck, for everybody, no matter who you are or what you look like.

The best approach is to treat everybody as you find them, as individuals, and not judge on racial sterotypes. That is surely what the campaigns in the 1950s and 60s were about. Not resorting to positive discrimination for minorities and being afraid to call someone an idiot when they are, because you are concerned about being branded a racist or a xenophobe. Tolerance and acceptance are great, but when things aren't going right, you have to call it as you see it.

Bit like a junior officer telling the Captain he is about to do something very stupid on the flight deck. It may not get you any brownie points, but it just might save your life, so long as you are not too embarrassed to speak up.
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The fact that 96% of her DNA is shared with chimpanzees might confuse her.
There ya go--speaking truth to those who would divide us up into politically pliable, and useful, groups.

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I was in Hawaii (Honolulu) a few weeks back. One of the few surviving Tuskegee Airman was there to give a talk at the Pacific Aviation Museum on Ford Island (Pearl Harbor) - I looked into attending but it was for school children and attendance for old farts like me was severely restricted.
However the local newspaper published an interview with him. I saved the paper - it was a fascinating interview - but unfortunately it's sitting at home and I'm about 1,500 miles away - I don't remember the guys name but he made a great statement at the end of the interview. It was something like:
"Don't let adversity prevent you from achieving your goals" (not sure of the exact words since I don't have the paper handy).
Since precious few people - regardless of race, color, religion, nationality, etc. - don't face serious adversity at some point during their life, those are fantastic words to live by.
And worlds better than those who tell people they are victims and hence are not ultimately responsible for the fact that their lives suck....

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I found the interview - they guy's name was Air Force Col. Charles McGee, the interview is here (unfortunately it appears to behind a paywall).
http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/0...-world-war-ii/

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Old 1st Mar 2017, 05:48   #73 (permalink)
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" The best approach is to treat everybody as you find them, as individuals, and not judge on racial sterotypes. That is surely what the campaigns in the 1950s and 60s were about. Not resorting to positive discrimination for minorities and being afraid to call someone an idiot when they are, because you are concerned about being branded a racist or a xenophobe. Tolerance and acceptance are great, but when things aren't going right, you have to call it as you see it."


That's a neat way of contradicting a philosophy you purport to support, but actually don't.

Given the era in question, one that has an appeal for you in many respects, you may recall the "welcome " extended to many immigrants from that well known, and practiced in some quarters, British trait of racism.

Which, funnily enough and certainly the terms you use above are equally applicable today as they were then, also had a distinct influence on a certain referendum, the one in which immigration, and immigrants, seemed to feature rather prominently.
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Old 1st Mar 2017, 06:39   #74 (permalink)
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when referring to Michelle Obama at all ?......a Lady, with a deliberate capital, in every sense of the term.
think K&C has either been smoking or drinking, maybe he meant to say; "when referring to Michelle Obama at all ?......the most ever expensive First Lady in US POTUS history, with a deliberate capital, in every sense of the term." (See the Democratically controlled US media for details that slipped out before the editor noticed.).
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think K&C has either been smoking or drinking, maybe he meant to say; "when referring to Michelle Obama at all ?......the most ever expensive First Lady in US POTUS history, with a deliberate capital, in every sense of the term." (See the Democratically controlled US media for details that slipped out before the editor noticed.).
I suggest it's more likely to be yourself who has been indulging, although it's difficult to make any tangible distinction here based on your many previous posts, because you have kindly attempted to edit my post to suit yourself.

Possibly you are unfamiliar with the terms ..quality and Lady, when confronted with such in, say, one Michelle Obama
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When a WP has to explain what a swastika is then it doesn't have much credibility when lefties throw the Nazi nonsense around like its candy.

It is also interesting that there's little mention of left wing violence which has surged post Trump. Could it be that left wing violence doesn't matter as the victims are overwhelmingly WHITE..

Is that what white prividlege is? People turning a blind eye to you when you're a victim of a hate crime?
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Old 1st Mar 2017, 10:36   #78 (permalink)
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Even within the "black community", there is discrimination by skin colour. I remember reading about the Brown Paper Bag Test in a Tom Wolfe novel, and being mildly horrified, but it's a real thing in the culture of cities like Atlanta. The USA may have had a black President, but it hasn't had a truly Black President yet ...
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Old 1st Mar 2017, 11:05   #79 (permalink)
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No doubt a movie called Shades of Brown would be banned today? It is a matter of record that I have Polynesian DNA. As a consequence of that accident of ancestry, I am entitled to make any statement I like without risk of it it being construed as racist because somewhere in my dark and deepest lineage I had an old relative who resembled a brown paper bag. This is called brown privilege and is a very powerful weapon to possess.
The problem is that we are no longer allowed to make jokes with funny punch lines based on nationality, colour or race. I'm not speaking of straight abuse, that's a different story and is usually accompanied with foul and filthy language.
But the moment humans are presented with a set of circumstances where they cannot laugh, whether it's approaching death, general misery or fear, humour dies and hope withers.
Sweep all the politically correct rhubarb away and there will be far less brutal racism and a great deal more laughter lurking about. The hoilly polloillies though, in their hypothetical (sometimes) little sermon boxes, would never tolerate that. The logical conclusion then is that the liberal left must be exterminated in order to effectively liberate the multitude of under privileged whites who tremble in the shadow of prosecution under a racist system that discriminates against what is nothing more than perfectly laughable human humour.
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Given the era in question, one that has an appeal for you in many respects, you may recall the "welcome " extended to many immigrants from that well known, and practiced in some quarters, British trait of racism.
British trait of racism? Just British? Have you ever been to any other country and talked to the natives about how they feel towards those not of their nationality?
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