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Wed Nov 5, 2014, 05:51 PM

America is not colorblind This is a reality check

The chaos that this election result is about to unleash upon America will truly be tragic. This tragedy will happen, in ways that will shatter the mind and rend the soul.

And yet endless millions of people will still place the blame squarely upon the brown shoulders of Barrack Hussein Obama.

See, thatís the thing about Americans. Weíre a nation obsessed with thoughts and feelings about race. Whether those sentiments are good or ill. They dominate the way we view this country. We praise our diversity, they curse the colored ones. Either way it holds our focus, more than reason, more than ethics, certainly more than politics. Besides, most Americans donít know at any given moment what party controls congress, nor are they able to pick their own representative out of a lineup. But everybody knows just who is in the White House. And everybody knows he ainít white. Even a blind man can see that.

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GoldenThunder Nov 2014 OP
SummerSnow Nov 2014 #1
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uppityperson Nov 2014 #3
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GoldenThunder Nov 2014 #5
Panich52 Feb 2015 #8
Joe Magarac Dec 2014 #6
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Wed Nov 5, 2014, 05:52 PM

1. k&r 1,000,000 times

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Wed Nov 5, 2014, 09:45 PM

3. what?

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Wed Nov 5, 2014, 10:13 PM

5. This is precisely the problem with obsessively focusing on race

It fractionalizes people. The president is half-white. Tiger Woods is half-Asian. My nephews and nieces are half-Asian as well. Some might not see the harm in it. But the act of labeling people in terms like half-this or three-quarters that ultimately undermines our humanity. It gives those who wish to keep our civilization in a tribal and feudal state that much more incentive to chip away at our humanity, to keep us all isolated. People are just people. And we love and cherish those close to us not for their heritage but for who they are. I have never loved a half-person in my life. I don't feel that I need to explain the reason why. Humanity is total. So is love. Please remember that always.

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Thu Feb 19, 2015, 12:13 AM

8. But we are still tribal..

And that is from where our xenophobia stems. We are overcoming it gradually. Too gradually f/ our own good, but gettin there. But some never will and they'll pass on to their kids their fear. Some of those kids will realize the fallacy & futility. And progress is made.

But we are tribal and cherish our roots -- our generational family. Alex Haley's search was praised. Why shouldn't we search fn our Irish, French, Polish, Asian, Polynesian roots? For if we search long enough, and deep enough, we'll probably find that area in Africa from whence we all came.

Take pride in your heritage, just don't let it prejudice how you look at others' heritage since it's all relative. (Oops. Pun unintended, but I like it.)

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BTW, sometimes I wonder if many of those creationists aren't mostly also racists who can't accept evolution because then they'd have to admit their ancestors were dark-skinned.

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Thu Dec 25, 2014, 11:48 PM

6. The election result isn't releasing chaos. The election was an effect of chaos already unleashed.

 

Otherwise 100% correct.

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