Why You So Racist, America? [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in Weird

Just a little vintage American propaganda to get your weekend off right. U-S-A, A-OK, Joe!
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Female 6
This is from a movie from the 30s called Reefer Madness.
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Female 179
Hmm, your deductions regarding the falsified nature of this scene are astoundingly accurate. Where did you obtain such acute observation skills?
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Male 294
Is it just me, or does that look kind of set up, and the `chef`/operator not look very convincing, almost like he`s intentionally dramatically dressed up for, ya know, a photo or something? And while I`m not sure what opium dens looked like, the area looks awfully nice especially when that sofa wouldn`t last long with people nodding out and dropping stuff all over it.

Also, that looks like a conveniently dramatic position for someone to pass out in, looking more like someone shot her than that she got high and nodded off...pipe falling perfectly right next to her right in the photo and all. Who just gets knocked out cold like that? Not to mention chances are no one there would be ok with a reporter taking pictures of that during wartime.

I don`t know, I`m thinking this is purely, 100% propaganda. pictures and all. Unfortunately though this really was a different time, so sure it`s racist; but back then people were a lot more ok with that.
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Male 198
Opium is actually pretty interesting. But i dont really see how they can compare it to cocaine fairly. Heroin is a different story though...
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Male 167
Mmmmm Opium.
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Male 3,631
Mindless2164 = discerning.

lyckosam = Owned.
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Male 499
I don`t think propaganda against enemy countries during a world war counts as "racism".

If that was today, it would totally be racist. But in that context, I don`t know...
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Male 759
You can`t beat that old skool jap dope.
It`s nothing like the stuff we do now.
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Male 548
lyckosam- apartheid occurred in south africa, not the united states. unless you mean apartheid in a non historical context and are just referring to racism in general, then yes, some `apartheid` did exist in the united states.
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Male 193
dinovelvet - apartheid. u were more racist than a lot of other countries - sorry to break it to you.
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Male 3,631
Hate to point it out to you Henry, but your subject should agree with its verb.
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Male 28
We were no racist that any other country at the time. Then again why should we feel sympathy towards a country that attacked us the way they did at pearl harbor. This PC poo is modern censorship anyway
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Female 211
I find it funny that they describe the Japanese narcotic as having her in it`s tentacles.
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Male 69
she`s so high right now.
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Female 42
I love the last sentence of the article.
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Male 2,893
BURN JAPS BURN!!!!
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Female 654
i thought see was smoking out of a telescope for a minute...way to mcgruber that one up smokey...lol
in all seriousness i love that they used the word tentacles in the last caption.
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Female 275
Hate to point it out to you henry, but he was making a joke.
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Male 722
goaliejerry - I`d hate to point it out to you, but there is only three pictures.
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Male 4,014
Oh, and in the fourth picture, the "seaman" date rapes her. See? Just like today!
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Male 4,014
OH, BUT IF YOU BUY POT, THE TERRORISTS WIN!!!!! Remember that one from the post-9/11 days? Yeah, this happens all the time...
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Male 286
what a floozy.
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Male 37
HA Ha, Jap Dope. The guy is wearing a chinese outfit, and is a Japanese as John Wayne.

I have a great aunt that I just have to smile and nod at the words that come from her mouth, of course she suffers from dementia, so she really is living at the time of this picture.
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Male 134
smoke weed
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Male 487
"Opium is nice by the way" exactly why the good prescription drugs got it :)
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Female 1,048
It looks less like a waterfront "joint", more like a nice suburban home! Anyhow - if the BF picked up the habit in China, why are Japanese the bad guys for supplying the drugs?
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Male 3,631
Yeah - WARTIME propaganda. Yeah, don`t worry, they were doing the same thing too - `cept we never accused them of eating our babies.
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Male 75
Anyone else notice the tentacle reference in the bottom caption?
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Male 2,591
if the japanese ever pulled off some shxt like they did in `41, watch how fast "japs" suddenly becomes p.c. again.
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Male 285
Isn`t this about opium and not weed? Opium is nice by the way.
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Female 1,264
"Does anyone else think that the guy who I think is suppose to be Japanese looks American. "

He does look like an American with a bad Chinese disguise.
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Female 4,447
Reefer Madness is a CLASSIC, 5Cats. I like to watch it when I`m really, really baked. =)
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Male 8,302
I have an Encyclopedia printed in 1923. On the subject of "Marijuana" it says "Those of Eastern persuasion are swayed into insanity by its noxious odours; however, those with British blood cannot be affected by it."

Silly Yanks, all you had to do to stop this Jap Menace was never leave England in the first place!
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Female 132
Does anyone else think that the guy who I think is suppose to be Japanese looks American.
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Male 40,409
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Male 40,409
2/3 of all opium (like heroin) comes from... AFGHANISTAN!
Put that in your pipe and... well you know!
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Male 537
"I absolutly LOVE the old Marihuana Madness video..."

Its called Reefer Madness.
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Female 2,352
@Delta

F*ck yeah I would try it.
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Male 2,748
I absolutly LOVE the old Marihuana Madness video... basically, you get high, kill people with your car then go mentally insane! but seriously, opium is bad... so is heroine and coke.
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Male 14,331
Good for painkillers though accounting the risks of addiction.
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Male 14,331
@Angelmassb

Actually it was Britain behind opium originally they introduced it to China and made loads of money from it even had wars over it look up the opium wars.
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Male 1,958
does anyone else want to try opium now?
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Female 318
Eh, still not as bad as the `Marijuana Madness` phase the states went through, or that whole putting cocaine in everything and giving it to babies.
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Female 248
Haha I like how they put eyeliner on and shaped the eyebrows of the dude at left, to make him look Japanese...
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Female 934
Yeah, I thought she looked good for being "asleep", too.

Maaaan. :{
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Female 4,225
Definitely opium, circa 1940`s?
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Male 15,510
"WTF, US government?

Isn`t it CHINA, not JAPAN, that was behind opium for the most part?

Which would mean that this propaganda LIED. Not that that`s unusual... "

Its like for then everybody in the Asian continent are just "Japs"
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Male 15,510
Looking just to the pictures it looks like a pro opium ad
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Male 349
Damn, crackheads arn`t as attractive as they used to be.
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Female 3,828
Damn. I wish I could look that sexy when I "fall asleep."

LOL i was thinking the exact same thing. Propaganda, FTW


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Male 14,331
While this seems off it is a viable war time strategy to use drugs against the enemy. The viet cong did this pretty well making herion easily available to US troops and hookers with STDs.
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Male 14,331
@UniqueKaos

IT`s opium not pot.
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Female 665
Damn. I wish I could look that sexy when I "fall asleep."
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Male 10,338
It`s not racism if it happens during war.

Ask the Jerrys.
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Male 1,793
Nice pipe... and gams too...
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Male 3,482
WTF, US government?

Isn`t it CHINA, not JAPAN, that was behind opium for the most part?

Which would mean that this propaganda LIED. Not that that`s unusual...

It`s not just racist, it`s WRONG racist. It`s like being anti-French because of something the Germans did...
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Female 19
Its hilarious that no matter what she`s gona do cocaine and heroin cus pot is a "gate way drug" ahh suck it
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Male 14,331
vv I`d say during WW2 if they mentioned a Japanese war effort.
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Female 4,376
What year was this written? lol
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Male 25,417
what the? and this is on IAB, random!
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Male 180
@ sketch : Yup, and how he`s wearing Chinese style clothing.
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Male 316
They seem so certain... Hahaha
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Male 6
Gotta love the old school stuff. You could never get away wit this today!
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Male 1,793
Nice pipe...
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Male 877
he dont look dopey to me
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Male 1,598
It`s so culturally uneducated! The Japanese only use LITERAL tentacles to grip innocent girls, not metaphorical ones!
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Male 13
Gotta love how the "Japanese" guy in the first picture is a white guy with eyeliner and his eyes closed, lol.
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Male 272
almost looks like it has been written by hunter thompson
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Male 272
i drating love japan the war with them will be so drating awsome
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Male 7,817
ohhhh, thats a hard J there man.
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Male 591
Don`t let this happen to you, kids! Stick with weed.
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Male 39,619
but the drugs keep her THIN so it`s totally okay...okay!
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Male 762
That`s the kind of reporting I like to see. Telling us what will happen to this girl before it does! drat..
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Male 39,619
she`s a Jewish American Princess.

does this make it JAP on JAP violence?
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Male 774
Propaganda at it`s finest.
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Male 4,593
I`d tap it.
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Male 637
The bottom part, to me, reads as very rape-y.
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Female 28
teehee
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Female 9,562
That`s why you don`t do drugs.
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Male 784
At least she seems to be a quick learner.
You go girl!
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Female 427
THE COMMUNIST TENTACLES OF OPIUM WILL CONTROL YOU
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Male 566
Ah the forties, when you put on your suit & tie to go smoke dope. That`s what my neighborhoods missing, I good Jap opium den!
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Female 4,039
*Seaman I mean.
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Female 4,039
Seamen. Heehheheheeee!
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Female 149
Haha the ending is hilarious. Did anyone else notice the referral of a girl being snared by tentacles? Nice tie-in.
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Male 2,034
Which brings me to my next point: Don`t smoke crack.
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Male 794
what you mean propaganda, this is truth people, lmao
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Male 56
Boy thats was a setup scene. The Jap isn`t even a Jap!
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Female 233
A little harsh at the end.
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Male 17,512
1930`s - 1950`s ? Says more about not letting your daughters date `seamen` as it does anything else.
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Female 15,763
Where da white women at...?
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Female 934
Drama queen!
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Female 131
i`m glad the photographer/ newspaper is sooo concerned for this girl`s welfare.
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Male 82
"As the dope habit grips the girl more firmly in it`s tentacles"

These Japs just never lay off the tentacles!
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Male 560
opium makes me feel good

it comes from india too, not japan
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Male 20,830
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