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corporatewhore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:28 PM
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Lynndie Englands hometown and Racism Closet and open
if you have seen the other thread you are aware of the open racism such as these quotes
To the country boys here, if youre a different nationality, a different race, youre sub-human. Thats the way girls like Lynndie are raised.

Tormenting Iraqis, in her mind, would be no different from shooting a turkey. Every season here youre hunting something. Over there, theyre hunting Iraqis.
I was thinking about this and i came to the conclusion at least they were open and honest about their racism and bigotry.
How many times have we heard the closet racism such as whenrepukes talk about "welfare queens" you know its code word for blacks.Or anti immigration talk
Any way i think we should all take the time to examine the un conscionous racism in our own lives. how do you feel when you see a group of young black men at night? What do you think about large hispanic families? What comes to mind when you see an arab man on a plane?
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outinforce Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:30 PM
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1. Good Questions
What comes to YOUR mind, corporatewhore, when you see a white male on the street?
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:31 PM
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2. How do you feel when you see an obese person?
What thoughts run through your mind when someone speaks with a southern accent? Does Blue Grass music make you think of the movie Deliverance? Are you afraid of southerners? How do you react when somebody suggests that a group pause to pray for a moment?

Food for thought. Good thread!
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corporatewhore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:34 PM
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3. I love bluegrass!! I think southern accent can be sexy
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:35 PM
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4. There's a big difference between
being prejudiced and treating people worse than animals. Those people are psychopaths.

Most people have prejudices but it doesn't mean they want to (or would) abuse and torment people whose differences they may not be comfortable with.
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outinforce Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:39 PM
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6. Think Not?
Do you really think so?

Please don't get me wrong here, but I have heard far too many of my countrymen and countrywomen say that "Americans could never torutre other people".

My own thought is that anyone who harbors prejudice -- ANYONE who harbors prejudice -- could, under the right circumstances, engage in torment, and possibly even torture, of the people whose differences they may not be comfortable with.

Hatred does have consequences.
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kiahzero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:21 PM
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14. It doesn't even require prejudice
Put in the right situation, most of us would engage in torture of other people, for no apparent reason. It's a sad fact of human nature.
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dave29 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:37 PM
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5. So what moron
allows this person to work in an Iraqi prison?
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Oddman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:42 PM
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7. Wasn't so long ago these people from down there were
Edited on Thu May-06-04 05:04 PM by Oddman
tying people to the back of pickup trucks and dragging them through the streets because of the color of their skin.

They were hanging people from tree limbs until they died - because of the color of their skin.

A little torture doesn't phase them . . .


I is sorry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .that we got caught!
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:56 PM
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8. Lynchings happened in Ilinois and other northern states as well.
If you think that American atrocities happen only in the south, you are in for a rude surprise when you someday learn the facts.
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Oddman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:58 PM
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10. Lynchings happened all over the country . . .
Edited on Thu May-06-04 05:03 PM by Oddman
I was refering to the people in the original post . . .

http://www.liu.edu/cwis/cwp/library/african/2000/lynchi...

Try that for a little history lesson. . .

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Classical_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:56 PM
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9. West Virginia seceded from Virginia and wasn't part of the
Edited on Thu May-06-04 04:58 PM by Classical_Liberal
confederacy. I think the story is being made up by the racist neocons who want to blame the soldiers for the failure of their racist war.
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:05 PM
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11. The KKK
Edited on Thu May-06-04 05:06 PM by Disturbed
Of topic a bit but I feel the need to clarify. The KKK started in the MidWest. Search engine the KKK and will be educated. ;)
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Classical_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:16 PM
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13. That isn't true
http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:Wpy-ijfO7v8J:www.p...

The Klan was first organized in 1866 in Pulaski, Tennessee, by ex-Confederate soldiers. The first Imperial Wizard was former Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forest, who disbanded the Klan in 1869 to avoid government sanctions.

The Modern Klan

The modern Klan was reborn in 1915, when William J. Simmons, an Alabama physician, led a cross-burning ceremony on Stone Mountain, Georgia. An effective promoter, Simmons played on anti-black, anti-Catholic, and anti-Jewish sentiment to build the Klan into a formidable power. Simmons was dethroned as imperial wizard in 1922 by Hiram Wesley Evans, and by 1925, the Klan had an estimated three million members nationwide. By 1928, however, membership had shrunk to no more than several hundred thousand.

During the Depression, the Klan continued to wither away -- except in Florida, which had an estimated 30,000 members. Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, and Tampa were the most powerful klaverns.
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outinforce Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:14 PM
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12. "These People"
My.

What an interesting choice of words.

Is it like "those people"??
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liarliartieonfire Donating Member (448 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:24 PM
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15. Sorry excuse!
Edited on Thu May-06-04 05:26 PM by liarliartieonfire
Around my neck-of-the-woods, we learn torture and murder is ok....

...sounds like Bush's "cowboy mentality" caught hold with some Americans.
No wonder they think george is a 'great president".

I think this is a sorry excuse offered up by the repukes, to justify the Iraq atrocities.
Fortunately the rest of the WHOLE EFFING WORLD and most of the American citizens believe differently.

Prosecute them all. War Criminals, profiteering, cronyism, murder, treason.
Start with george.
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