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Male, 50-59, Southern US
 2607 Posts
Saturday, June 29, 2013 3:31:26 PM
If we ever meet, remind me to treat you like dirt. Because I am most definitely better than you are. Smarter, kinder, more noble, etc.

Seriously, though, I am often surprised by your posts. As a gay man in your 50s, I would expect you to have experienced a fair bit of prejudice and undeserved ill-treatment in your lifetime. I'm really surprised you can still be as bigoted as you come across.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 4381 Posts
Thursday, June 27, 2013 8:17:09 AM

OsirisXero - Pretty damn clear I wasn't talking about past history.
Despite what Al and Jesse might say, having a great grandpa who was a slave doesn`t justify the glorification of violence and racism today.

Male, 50-59, Western US
 34656 Posts
Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:58:52 AM

Continueing on the "respect" theme...

The muslim culture is "different" than mine. And in my view, it's barbaric. They keep their women as virtual slaves. Widows are not permitted to work to support their children, just left to die. Their punishments are brutal and barbaric. They`ll shop off a limb or stone you to death. And anyone who disagrees with them must die.

No, I do not "respect" that culture. It is not worthy of my respect. This soft-head idea that we have to embrace and accept everyone is ridiculous. I would no sooner respect them than I would a Klansman who wants to reinstate segregation. They have very similar beliefs.

Male, 50-59, Western US
 34656 Posts
Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:48:36 AM

" But does that mean that they deserve our respect any less? "

Yes, yes it does. Respect is something that is EARNED not something everyone is entitled to. If a person is to lazy, stupid, or morally bankrupt to do the right thing {whatever that is} why should I give them respect?

I know 5 black men that have said only white people can be prejudiced. Blacks cannot be.? They had no idea how bigoted that remark is.

Rachael Jeantel, the Zimmerman witness, said it's a racial crime. "because he died". When asked if Trayvon`s "creepy ass cracker" and "f*cking n*gger" comments were racist she said, "no" it`s not racist.

If I don`t like people, it`s not bigotry, it`s because they have shown me with their behavior they are not my equals. That`s called Experience, not prejudice.

Conversely, there are people who after better than I am. Smarter, kinder, more noble, etc.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 14177 Posts
Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:49:37 AM
Yes, because apparently the glorification of violence and selfishness is limited to just Blacks and Muslims. You might want to think about picking up a history book or two, my friend.

You might want to put down the book and step outside to see the biggest perpetrators of it today not over 100 years ago......

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