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Old March 11 2014, 01:09 AM   #166
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Huh. Still won't let me edit, oddly enough.
I think the edit window closes after 24 hours, or some comparable period, but I can apply Special Mod Powers™ when necessary.

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Sure looks better though, thanks M'Sharak.
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Old March 11 2014, 04:15 AM   #167
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I should rephrase - race is just as relevant as anyone wants it to be. I'm the white guy that speaks Spanish at work because most of my coworkers are Hispanic, instead of being upset that they live in America and can't speak English.

You should visit my planet sometime, it's a wonderful place
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Old March 11 2014, 04:45 AM   #168
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^ Yes, I've heard the Spanish-speaking world went post-racial around the days of "I Love Lucy." Truly magical when you think about it.
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Old March 11 2014, 04:58 AM   #169
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"I Love Lucy is on tonight."
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Old March 11 2014, 05:55 AM   #170
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Now that's an episode tie-in! Nice.
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Old March 11 2014, 06:14 AM   #171
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As I tried to say, you can see racial-ism in every corner of the galaxy if you really want to. Or you can try to live in a way that defies it. Hopefully, if we say "F- You" to it enough times, it will just go away.
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Old March 11 2014, 06:22 AM   #172
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As I tried to say, you can see racial-ism in every corner of the galaxy if you really want to. Or you can try to live in a way that defies it.
Along these lines, did you know that Martin Luther King's true message was that "if you ignore racism hard enough, it will just go away"?

Historical scholars of the Freedom Patriot Federation Foundation recently discovered that his final words just after he was shot were "Tell the NAACP that all my marches and boycotts were just harmless pranks... and tell my family to vote Republican." The NAACP's craven, self-serving betrayal of this brave, altruistic final message is known to historians today as The Great Uppityfying. True fax.

You won't believe what they found out about Gandhi, W.E.B. DuBois and Malcolm X. Or the recording they found of Norman Bethune telling a patient "that growth on your left testicle is probably nothing, bro, just live your life."
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Old March 11 2014, 06:33 AM   #173
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I suppose we both agree that racism is shitty...we just have different philosophies about how to deal with it. No biggie!
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Old March 11 2014, 06:42 AM   #174
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^ Cheerio! You ever need me to hook you up with a rare recording of Steven Biko's career-defining speech about apartheid*, just let me know.

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Old March 11 2014, 06:51 AM   #175
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That's funny that you're linking me to things I clearly want to ignore, and I want to ignore them because you're linking me to them. Hilarious.

The reason you won't find many dissenting opinions spelled out on the internet is because the point of the opinion is to not give a fuck, and just treat other people correctly by example.
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Old March 11 2014, 06:56 AM   #176
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the point of the opinion is to not give a fuck, and just treat other people correctly by example.
And of course, avoid talking about any kind of injustice or ways you might want to rectify it or organize to rectify it. Totally. That was actually the secret core teaching of Gandhi, another little-known fact that liberals and lefties have tried to obscure for generations. What a world, hey?
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Old March 11 2014, 07:07 AM   #177
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I learned nothing from the long-winded conversation between you and Ovation and the numerous linked references. You can't reference enough things in this lifetime to make someone believe something that they didn't believe before you started talking to them. But I'm glad y'all hashed it out. It's a phase we all gotta go through on 'sensitive' stuff.
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Old March 11 2014, 07:16 AM   #178
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I learned nothing from the long-winded conversation between you and Ovation and the numerous linked references.
I sincerely believe you.

It's a phase we all gotta go through on 'sensitive' stuff.
Perhaps one day we'll be evolved enough to just wander into a thread and spam it with cheap "insights" effectively cribbed from Hallmark cards and Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey. I'm sure that's a process that takes multiple lifetimes, but one can dream.
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Old March 11 2014, 07:30 AM   #179
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And I am sincerely sorry that racial issues still affect you so deeply and personally after SOME parts of humanity have made an effort to make it a non-issue, as it should be. Apparently, you are surrounded by assholes. I guess I'm just not. The odd serious racist I encounter around here is a rarity. And most of them are dying of old age every day.
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Old March 11 2014, 07:38 AM   #180
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And I am sincerely sorry that racial issues still affect you so deeply and personally after SOME parts of humanity have made an effort to make it a non-issue, as it should be.
Gosh, what an ingrate I am to not recognize your wondrous heroism in demanding that I pretend racism not exist because you condescend to speak Spanish at your workplace. I'm sorry it affects you so deeply and personally that I failed to reward your shallow, ignorant bromides with the respect you mistakenly imagine they deserve.

Perhaps to avoid such experiences in future, you might try learning something from long-winded conversations filled with many linked references. I know you've passed out of the childish "phase" of learning stuff, but you know... just for nostalgia's sake. It's up to you.
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