Freedom Of Speech

Re: Freedom Of Speech

Postby calitom » Mon May 14, 2018 1:43 am

Maddog wrote:
Rolluplostinspace wrote:Americans are taught they are a special people a superior race.
That's xenophobia right there.



Is American a race?

So me, Charles Barkley and George Takei are the same race?


MD---Keep in mind that Jack inhaled more THC in his young adulthood that Cheech and Chong combined.
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Re: Freedom Of Speech

Postby Guest » Mon May 14, 2018 2:39 pm

calitom wrote:
Maddog wrote:
Rolluplostinspace wrote:Americans are taught they are a special people a superior race.
That's xenophobia right there.



Is American a race?

So me, Charles Barkley and George Takei are the same race?


MD---Keep in mind that Jack inhaled more THC in his young adulthood that Cheech and Chong combined.


says he who supports Trump who is hammering the poorest and disabled and runs a help the disabled club. You can't make up the stupidity of some Americans. :leer:
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Re: Freedom Of Speech

Postby Lady Murasaki » Tue May 15, 2018 11:24 pm

Si_Crewe wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:It’s not just Americans that come out with ignorant stuff though, every country has its village idiots.


I'd say every demographic has it's village idiots.

The problem is, you can't criticise some of them for fear of being branded as sexist/racist/homophobic/islamophobic/whatever.

Weird, huh?


Well don’t be sexist/racist/ etc... then you won’t get branded.

Simple huh?
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Re: Freedom Of Speech

Postby calitom » Tue May 15, 2018 11:47 pm

Lady Murasaki wrote:
Si_Crewe wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:It’s not just Americans that come out with ignorant stuff though, every country has its village idiots.


I'd say every demographic has it's village idiots.

The problem is, you can't criticise some of them for fear of being branded as sexist/racist/homophobic/islamophobic/whatever.

Weird, huh?


Well don’t be sexist/racist/ etc... then you won’t get branded.

Simple huh?


that made no sense Lady Murasaki
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Re: Freedom Of Speech

Postby Maddog » Wed May 16, 2018 2:56 am

Lady Murasaki wrote:
Si_Crewe wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:It’s not just Americans that come out with ignorant stuff though, every country has its village idiots.


I'd say every demographic has it's village idiots.

The problem is, you can't criticise some of them for fear of being branded as sexist/racist/homophobic/islamophobic/whatever.

Weird, huh?


Well don’t be sexist/racist/ etc... then you won’t get branded.

Simple huh?



Were you being an idiot every time someone called you an idiot?

Not that I'm calling you an idiot, but I'm sure someone has, and without justification. It happens with other labels too. In fact, labels are usually the first defense of idiots. :cuppaT:
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Re: Freedom Of Speech

Postby Lady Murasaki » Wed May 16, 2018 11:11 pm

Maddog wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:
Si_Crewe wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:It’s not just Americans that come out with ignorant stuff though, every country has its village idiots.


I'd say every demographic has it's village idiots.

The problem is, you can't criticise some of them for fear of being branded as sexist/racist/homophobic/islamophobic/whatever.

Weird, huh?


Well don’t be sexist/racist/ etc... then you won’t get branded.

Simple huh?



Were you being an idiot every time someone called you an idiot?

Not that I'm calling you an idiot, but I'm sure someone has, and without justification. It happens with other labels too. In fact, labels are usually the first defense of idiots. :cuppaT:


Hi Maddy, been ages since we’ve had one of our deep and meaningful convos.
Nobody, irl, has ever called me an idiot. I’m sure that doesn’t shock you at all.
Idiot is a more generalised term and the idiot caller will have their own interpretation of what makes someone an idiot.

Being called a racist/sexist/ homophobic etc is more specific and would be a result of something specific the recipient of the label has said or done, like name calling.
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Re: Freedom Of Speech

Postby Maddog » Thu May 17, 2018 3:53 pm

Lady Murasaki wrote:
Maddog wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:
Si_Crewe wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:It’s not just Americans that come out with ignorant stuff though, every country has its village idiots.


I'd say every demographic has it's village idiots.

The problem is, you can't criticise some of them for fear of being branded as sexist/racist/homophobic/islamophobic/whatever.

Weird, huh?


Well don’t be sexist/racist/ etc... then you won’t get branded.

Simple huh?



Were you being an idiot every time someone called you an idiot?

Not that I'm calling you an idiot, but I'm sure someone has, and without justification. It happens with other labels too. In fact, labels are usually the first defense of idiots. :cuppaT:


Hi Maddy, been ages since we’ve had one of our deep and meaningful convos.
Nobody, irl, has ever called me an idiot. I’m sure that doesn’t shock you at all.
Idiot is a more generalised term and the idiot caller will have their own interpretation of what makes someone an idiot.

Being called a racist/sexist/ homophobic etc is more specific and would be a result of something specific the recipient of the label has said or done, like name calling.

Any and all words can have their definitions twisted. I would say words like racist and sexist are the most abused, because they are the most powerful. They do the most damage and evidence of a racist or sexist position is hardly necessary to have those words used against you.

It's why we have such difficult times have honest discussions about the topic.
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Re: Freedom Of Speech

Postby Lady Murasaki » Thu May 17, 2018 4:16 pm

It’s usually the people who complain about those words being overused who display the sexist / racist tendencies. Often they’re older and haven’t been able to keep up with changing times. What was once encouraged is now frowned or scorned upon and they can’t keep up.
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