Race, Religion, The Tucson Shooting: USA A-OK!

Submitted by: QueenZira 6 years ago in

E Pluribus Unum, Baby.
There are 33 comments:
Male 48
Comparing social policy to cooking in a convenient analogy is intellectually lazy and probably misleading.
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Male 84
That was actually quite poignant.
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Male 531
why does everything always have to do with race/political beliefs/religion
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Male 3,745
"Melting pots are good, and to your cartoon Gerry about people getting burned its just because your not stirring the melting pot that causes burning. If you drop dark chocolate and white chocolate into a pot they will melt and slowly comingle, but whoever is on the bottom will get burned and the mixture will never be homogenous. You stire that pot and get all the different types mixing together then you acheive both a homogeneous mixture and all at the same tempuature with out stuff burning."

problem is that the person who is supposed to be stiring the pot always seems to fall asleep on the sofa with a lit cig and a keg of leaking Capt Morgan...

sooner or later everything burns.
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Male 2,988
Melting pots are good, and to your cartoon Gerry about people getting burned its just because your not stirring the melting pot that causes burning. If you drop dark chocolate and white chocolate into a pot they will melt and slowly comingle, but whoever is on the bottom will get burned and the mixture will never be homogenous. You stire that pot and get all the different types mixing together then you acheive both a homogeneous mixture and all at the same tempuature with out stuff burning.
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Female 2,228
Gerry, I remember hearing from somewhere that the Mexican college student was also gay. No, seriously. And:

"Dream of better lives, the kind which never hate. Trapped in a state of imaginary grace. I made a pilgrimage to save this human race, never comprehending the race had long gone by."

"I`ll stop the world and melt with you
You`ve seen the difference and it`s getting better all the time.
There`s nothing you and I won`t do, I`ll stop the world and melt with you." Modern English
(How I do loves de 80`s).
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Female 321
Gerry1of1: Great picture, as always. :)
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Male 39,929

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Male 3,369
@propagandi: Who are you to decide how people identify themselves?
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Male 725
Screw the hyphens.
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Male 39,929
People are people
So why should it be
You and I should get along
So aw-ful-ly

- Depeche Mode
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Male 3,369
@joemamma: Yes. It really wasn`t that long ago that America was a largely segregated society.
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Male 46
Did he have a point?
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Male 10,440
... I couldn`t care less that I`m a Canadian. It means nothing to me, short of lines on a map.
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Male 10,440
[quote] People are people, forget about colour, or race, or creed. [/quote]

You might as well forget about country while you`re at it.
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Male 12,138
Amen, brother.

This is entirely about why I reject religion in all its forms... It`s just another layer of artificial tribalism (and believe me, it`s entirely artificial) to separate us from one another. People are people, forget about colour, or race, or creed.

Yes, I know that`s simplistic, but f*ck me gently, we`re very good as a species at making things more complicated than they need to be.
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Male 10,855
Amen brotha!
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Male 240
I see examples of this everywhere.
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Male 1,610
"why would he think like that?"

he might have been considering his audience; the people who do think like that and he would most like this message to reach.
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Male 25,416
huh
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Male 1,054
@mecha what is wrong with you dude...

youth

Nothing that a little life experience can`t fix. Whether it actually does or not, is another matter.
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Male 259
I do need a hug.
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Male 39,929
oh suuuuuuure!

just omit the gay guy that did her hair that day!

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Male 1,451
ScottSerious, I think that`s kind of the point.

USA = Melting pot
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Male 1,625
Bigfat: Someone needs a hug.
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Male 315
I was actually referring to political pluralism, which in some ways a reflection of cultural and racial pluralism.
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Male 2,402
@MechaWolf
Better to die once brave for such then a thousand times a coward.
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Male 259
ElMustache: Mecha is *obviously* racist. Why? Because pluralism *obviously* refers to the biological construction of racism.

Rather, he was probably referring to cultural pluralism. Do you equate culture with race? *You* obviously have racist tendencies. After all, it is the most hardcore racists who equate culture and race. Disagree? Refer to any social science textbook for a 100 level college class.

Mecha: Connect your two statements more adequately.

Live by pluralism, die by pluralism?

I could just as easily insert "telephone."

Live by telephone, die by telephone.

Cheeseburger - Live by cheeseburger, die by cheeseburger.

Develop some ACTUAL arguments, people!
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Male 5,314
why would he think like that? people are people.
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Male 1,793
@mecha what is wrong with you dude...
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Male 1,625
Mecha: Racist much?
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Male 315
You live by the sword, you die by the sword. Pluralism will be the ultimate downfall of American democracy. Mark my words.
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Female 2,228
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