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Sun Jul 28, 2013, 01:46 PM

9. Religious Intolerance and Racism, Not a Concern for you?


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Confusion, Points of

Itaglio, I'll address only a few of the comments you've posted, not inclined to inform you beyond that, sorry. But here are a few Misunderstandings on your part related to those summary replies.

A) In your opening remarks you've stated that according to MY comments, You've got deep emotional problems, and that state of "irrationality" represents the majority of DU members.

Umm, OK, when did I say that? Don't know you beyond this conversation, think you're focusing this issue on your own perspective, no?

White Society was in fact the "Majority" being addressed in the context of this essay, they being (historically speaking) the beneficiaries of said "Bigotry" I've addressed across my post.

Thought that was made clear in the opening paragraph, "As Viewed from the White National Perspective". Apparently not, since you've repeated that mistake Several Times across this thread.

B) Further comments from you regarding my post:

I've stated that:

"That's what preceding generations have done, truth be told, engaged in collective disregard for the welfare of repressed, generationally impoverished minorities."

To which you've replied:

"This is an untruth, as the ghosts of George Plimsoll, Nye Bevan, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson could inform you."

Umm, again CONTEXT is important. The opening paragraph of my post specifically cited Colonial Behavior and resulting Bigotry (More accurately Licensed Racism), the "Founding Fathers" of our nation were in fact Slave Owners. In what way have you contested that?

Yet you're dismissing this Institutional Bigotry as Non-Existant? Why? Because you're convinced that most of today's DU members are Liberal?

Or maybe it's because you can cite several White "Apologist" exceptions across our otherwise oppressive National History? That's a REALLY narrow, contrived historical perspective you've chosen to support, don't you think?

You remind me of current GOP talking head Punditry. They're firmly convinced (they SAY) that Bigotry is non-existent, no longer an issue since we've elected a Black President, right?

What about you, agree with them?

Is that what you think will turn the balance of Bigotry in our Country in favor of Generationally Impoverished Minorities? Think having a "Black man in the White House" is compensation for Centuries of Oppression?

If so, you're just another variant of the Conservative Perspective, another (perhaps unintended) APOLOGIST for the Racism that remains in our Nation, now, today.

Religious Bigotry?

And you're either "blissfully" ignorant regarding the obvious comparison being made or have chosen to ignore it for purposes of contention, so I'll spell it out (more plainly, if possible).

Current Religious Intolerance is "Licensed Bigotry", introduced and "Nurtured" by those who benefit from it. As was the Racial Bigotry in Colonial America in order to support the Socially Accepted tenants of Slavery and Racial Subjugation you've chosen to ignore.

Originators of that oppression are well aware of this similarity (duality) and reflections on our current society, you SHOULD be too, since both of these behaviors are encouraged by the same "Instigators" I credited in my essay, those who benefit Economically and Politically from such practiced subjugation.

Do I need to further simplify this concept for you? How about my closing statement, regarding George W. Think there's a connection?

C) Many of your comments are redundant, recycle the opening statement you made that I'm "Grouping you and all other DU members". In reply to those comments, see item A).

Seems more Perspective is Necessary for those Blissfully Unaware:

Martin Luther King Jr. died about a half century ago, gave up his life while trying to remove what remains of that "Colonial Behavior" in our current society, but recent events (Trayvon Martin/Zimmerman) have shown that Institutional Bigotry not only remains, it's increasing.

"Stand your Ground" legislative errors are the precursor of planned future laws that favor White America, if only because they're better armed (generally speaking) and are better able to afford the "Judicial Treatment" and legal protections George Zimmerman benefited from during this abortion of the "Judicial Process".

Better understanding of "Racial Inequity" on the part of White America?

You're correct to the extent that some range of empathy has surfaced in the USA of late regarding National Racial Equality, hard won Civil Rights legislation has assured THAT within a legal framework.

But those gains are without a doubt eroding given that our Supreme Court has recently removed minority voter protections.

Again CONTEXT is important, since these legislative gains have only broadly affected our Social Balance within the past few decades.

Balanced against CENTURIES of oppression. Think that's Justice?

Want further evidence of Injustice?


(See specifically the last section regarding recent SCOTUS decisions)

Regarding my Written Prose:

Touch of facetiousness here, since I actually do appreciate all contributors on the DU site, even if I'm ENTIRELY in disagreement with their posted opinions. My reasoning is that exposure of ideas benefits all of us, even if those "ideas" prove to be fundamentally flawed.

BUT, to specifically address the commentary you've replied with, If you dislike my Style or Prose, that's a matter of preference, no? If even the FORMAT of my commentary is as distasteful as you've stated, why not then find someone you're more "In Sync" with, lots of writers on this site, right? "Random" capitalization, "Quote Marks" without what you consider to be apparent necessity, these apparently bother you, then?

Suppose it MAY bother you that I'm not inclined to explain subtleties of "Sarcasm" or Capitalized Emphasis to you either

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