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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 07:48 PM
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65. You say I'm being disingenuous
and claim that had Richards gone on an anti-Semitic rant, no one, "but no one", would have failed to label such a rant as anti-Semitic, or fail to label Richards himself as an anti-Semite.

Do a search on "brentspeak" and "mel gibson". You'll find that I defend Gibson regarding his anti-Semitic rant. No, the anti-Semitic rant I didn't really defend; but I argued against the idea that he should be labeled a "bad guy" or even an "anti-Semite" on the basis of that incident alone.

So I'm not "being disingenuous", after all. And a lot of other people responding here on DU in similar fashion are also not being disingenuous.

(Also, could you please point out exactly who here has denied that what came out of Richards' mouth was racist in nature?)

As for the second part of your post, your view that my refusal to consider people as "black" and "white" is actually some sort of weakness or failing on my part: you're going to need to come to grips with an increasing number of people who refuse to go along with a) the continuing absurdity of thinking about or treating other people differently-- either more negatively or more positively -- because of the color of their skin; and b) an increasing number of people who will reject and happily ignore the self-appointed racial, gender, and ethnic politics Thought Police. Unless your name is God, nobody should debase themselves by adjusting to your or anybody else's thought demands.
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