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3/28/2011 4:23:10 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
On a recent whim, I decided to become a racist and I wanted to find the right group to belong to – perhaps like the average church or camera club. Naturally, being the inquisitive type, I went out to study this omnipresent creature that everyone despises singularly - the ‘Racist'. I started the search. My dictionary didn't have one .I found ‘racial hatred', ‘racialism', but no 'Racist' or ‘racism'. One vague reference suggests it's an ‘abstract noun' and it means - nothing. One of the older Oxford lexes said the word ‘race' comes from the old French and Italian – razza – of doubtful origin, meaning ‘descendants of a common ancestor, a division of mankind' – pretty broad.

So I figured that to qualify as a ‘racist', one needed to practice some sort of ‘ism', as in ‘Racism'. It's not too hard with the others, they give you a rough idea, like ‘Commune-ism' or Catholic-ism or ‘Modern-ism' etc. and you get a good feel for what you need to do, such as read ‘Das Kapital', etc.

Since ‘ism' means any distinctive doctrine, theory or practice, I checked the yellow pages for racist organizations. No official listings. So I wondered how you qualify as a ‘Racist'.I thought it'd be easy, but it's not. I don't know what they look like, what they eat, how they dance- nothing. I thought of groups like KKK, but when you put them under the spotlight, gee what a sorry bunch of boozy losers in the same club. I doubt hey can even spell ‘ism' let alone ‘race'..

So I asked around. The typical answer was: ‘they say awful things about people they don't like'. Well, that really nailed it! I heard one guy get called a racist because he said something funny about the French during their Atomic testing. But maybe that didn't count because France isn't a ‘race' it's a nationality, Another guy was called a racist because he reckoned he was ripped off by a Greek –yep, no Greek ‘race.'

Someone said ‘try the Jews'. Criticise them for anything and you'll really get both barrels – ‘Racist' AND ‘Anti-Semite'. Sorry - Jews aren't the only Semites around and that's not even a ‘race' either. Semites apparently come from the tribe of some guy called ‘Shem'. So, just being ignorant and obnoxious doesn't realy get you your rank and file membership card into ‘The Official Racist Party.'

So I hear people flinging this word around as though it actually means something, but I've yet to see anyone who puts his hand up and says: "yeah, that's me, I'm a true Red Racist, like my family before me & I'm proud of it. Here's my membership card, this is what we believe, and why don't you come to our next ‘icebreaker' night?'

To cap it off, the ABC ran a recent ‘Documentary' "Race is an illusion" – they said it's an ‘imaginary construct' for political purposes'. So, I guess if they're saying: ‘there's no race' it follows also that there can't be any ‘racism' – logical. Mind you, it's a lot easier to fling one simple word at someone rather than do all the work involved in making a proper case, or risk coming off second best in a discussion, but that's too sensible. Which is worse, to be a ‘racist ‘ and be politically incorrect, or to be pc a be a ‘grammatical slob?' Tough choice.

Maybe there's another, a simpler explanation. Maybe people just use it to whack those who disagree with them or look like criticising them for anything.You see – when the Rouble finally dropped, was when I substituted the word ‘racist' with CRITIC. Then, and only then did all the little ducks line up. But critic is too wimpy and sensible when deflecting opinions about questionable behaviour.

So the emotive and spleen gouging weapon is brought out. "Racist" works better than critic, even though they mean the same thing. It works better because there is no way to recover from that sucker punch. "Racism" and "Criticism" are the same thing with a different salad dressing. Too sensible? I'm sure if I ask around I'll be pointed in the right direction. Must be lots of ‘Racist' organizations around, but gee, they're well hidden. They might need some workshops to organize them properly.
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3/28/2011 4:29:34 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
On a recent whim, I decided to become a racist and I wanted to find the right group to belong to – perhaps like the average church or camera club. Naturally, being the inquisitive type, I went out to study this omnipresent creature that everyone despises singularly - the ‘Racist'. I started the search. My dictionary didn't have one .I found ‘racial hatred', ‘racialism', but no 'Racist' or ‘racism'. One vague reference suggests it's an ‘abstract noun' and it means - nothing. One of the older Oxford lexes said the word ‘race' comes from the old French and Italian – razza – of doubtful origin, meaning ‘descendants of a common ancestor, a division of mankind' – pretty broad.

So I figured that to qualify as a ‘racist', one needed to practice some sort of ‘ism', as in ‘Racism'. It's not too hard with the others, they give you a rough idea, like ‘Commune-ism' or Catholic-ism or ‘Modern-ism' etc. and you get a good feel for what you need to do, such as read ‘Das Kapital', etc.

Since ‘ism' means any distinctive doctrine, theory or practice, I checked the yellow pages for racist organizations. No official listings. So I wondered how you qualify as a ‘Racist'.I thought it'd be easy, but it's not. I don't know what they look like, what they eat, how they dance- nothing. I thought of groups like KKK, but when you put them under the spotlight, gee what a sorry bunch of boozy losers in the same club. I doubt hey can even spell ‘ism' let alone ‘race'..

So I asked around. The typical answer was: ‘they say awful things about people they don't like'. Well, that really nailed it! I heard one guy get called a racist because he said something funny about the French during their Atomic testing. But maybe that didn't count because France isn't a ‘race' it's a nationality, Another guy was called a racist because he reckoned he was ripped off by a Greek –yep, no Greek ‘race.'

Someone said ‘try the Jews'. Criticise them for anything and you'll really get both barrels – ‘Racist' AND ‘Anti-Semite'. Sorry - Jews aren't the only Semites around and that's not even a ‘race' either. Semites apparently come from the tribe of some guy called ‘Shem'. So, just being ignorant and obnoxious doesn't realy get you your rank and file membership card into ‘The Official Racist Party.'

So I hear people flinging this word around as though it actually means something, but I've yet to see anyone who puts his hand up and says: "yeah, that's me, I'm a true Red Racist, like my family before me & I'm proud of it. Here's my membership card, this is what we believe, and why don't you come to our next ‘icebreaker' night?'

To cap it off, the ABC ran a recent ‘Documentary' "Race is an illusion" – they said it's an ‘imaginary construct' for political purposes'. So, I guess if they're saying: ‘there's no race' it follows also that there can't be any ‘racism' – logical. Mind you, it's a lot easier to fling one simple word at someone rather than do all the work involved in making a proper case, or risk coming off second best in a discussion, but that's too sensible. Which is worse, to be a ‘racist ‘ and be politically incorrect, or to be pc a be a ‘grammatical slob?' Tough choice.

Maybe there's another, a simpler explanation. Maybe people just use it to whack those who disagree with them or look like criticising them for anything.You see – when the Rouble finally dropped, was when I substituted the word ‘racist' with CRITIC. Then, and only then did all the little ducks line up. But critic is too wimpy and sensible when deflecting opinions about questionable behaviour.

So the emotive and spleen gouging weapon is brought out. "Racist" works better than critic, even though they mean the same thing. It works better because there is no way to recover from that sucker punch. "Racism" and "Criticism" are the same thing with a different salad dressing. Too sensible? I'm sure if I ask around I'll be pointed in the right direction. Must be lots of ‘Racist' organizations around, but gee, they're well hidden. They might need some workshops to organize them properly.
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3/28/2011 4:35:20 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
If you can't find racism in the dictionary, then either you don't know a dictionary from a playboy magazine, or you weren't aware that the dictionary happens to be in alphabetical order.

But, if you want to find racism, move to Idaho.
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3/28/2011 4:38:56 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/28/2011 4:23:10 PM, racist wrote:
On a recent whim, I decided to become a racist and I wanted to find the right group to belong to – perhaps like the average church or camera club. Naturally, being the inquisitive type, I went out to study this omnipresent creature that everyone despises singularly - the ‘Racist'. I started the search. My dictionary didn't have one .I found ‘racial hatred', ‘racialism', but no 'Racist' or ‘racism'. One vague reference suggests it's an ‘abstract noun' and it means - nothing. One of the older Oxford lexes said the word ‘race' comes from the old French and Italian – razza – of doubtful origin, meaning ‘descendants of a common ancestor, a division of mankind' – pretty broad.

So I figured that to qualify as a ‘racist', one needed to practice some sort of ‘ism', as in ‘Racism'. It's not too hard with the others, they give you a rough idea, like ‘Commune-ism' or Catholic-ism or ‘Modern-ism' etc. and you get a good feel for what you need to do, such as read ‘Das Kapital', etc.

Since ‘ism' means any distinctive doctrine, theory or practice, I checked the yellow pages for racist organizations. No official listings. So I wondered how you qualify as a ‘Racist'.I thought it'd be easy, but it's not. I don't know what they look like, what they eat, how they dance- nothing. I thought of groups like KKK, but when you put them under the spotlight, gee what a sorry bunch of boozy losers in the same club. I doubt hey can even spell ‘ism' let alone ‘race'..

So I asked around. The typical answer was: ‘they say awful things about people they don't like'. Well, that really nailed it! I heard one guy get called a racist because he said something funny about the French during their Atomic testing. But maybe that didn't count because France isn't a ‘race' it's a nationality, Another guy was called a racist because he reckoned he was ripped off by a Greek –yep, no Greek ‘race.'

Someone said ‘try the Jews'. Criticise them for anything and you'll really get both barrels – ‘Racist' AND ‘Anti-Semite'. Sorry - Jews aren't the only Semites around and that's not even a ‘race' either. Semites apparently come from the tribe of some guy called ‘Shem'. So, just being ignorant and obnoxious doesn't realy get you your rank and file membership card into ‘The Official Racist Party.'

So I hear people flinging this word around as though it actually means something, but I've yet to see anyone who puts his hand up and says: "yeah, that's me, I'm a true Red Racist, like my family before me & I'm proud of it. Here's my membership card, this is what we believe, and why don't you come to our next ‘icebreaker' night?'

To cap it off, the ABC ran a recent ‘Documentary' "Race is an illusion" – they said it's an ‘imaginary construct' for political purposes'. So, I guess if they're saying: ‘there's no race' it follows also that there can't be any ‘racism' – logical. Mind you, it's a lot easier to fling one simple word at someone rather than do all the work involved in making a proper case, or risk coming off second best in a discussion, but that's too sensible. Which is worse, to be a ‘racist ‘ and be politically incorrect, or to be pc a be a ‘grammatical slob?' Tough choice.

Maybe there's another, a simpler explanation. Maybe people just use it to whack those who disagree with them or look like criticising them for anything.You see – when the Rouble finally dropped, was when I substituted the word ‘racist' with CRITIC. Then, and only then did all the little ducks line up. But critic is too wimpy and sensible when deflecting opinions about questionable behaviour.

So the emotive and spleen gouging weapon is brought out. "Racist" works better than critic, even though they mean the same thing. It works better because there is no way to recover from that sucker punch. "Racism" and "Criticism" are the same thing with a different salad dressing. Too sensible? I'm sure if I ask around I'll be pointed in the right direction. Must be lots of ‘Racist' organizations around, but gee, they're well hidden. They might need some workshops to organize them properly.


yer racist
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3/29/2011 12:54:31 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/28/2011 4:29:34 PM, Koopin wrote:


Nothing. So here's a prompt:

Are there qualifications for becoming a racist ?
Are there online applications ?
Should as a individual volunteer hating someone different from me ?
Need references ?
Tryouts ?

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3/29/2011 12:56:08 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/28/2011 4:38:56 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
At 3/28/2011 4:23:10 PM, racist wrote

yer racist

Profound - here's a prompt - Are there qualifications for becoming a racist ?
Are there online applications ?
Should as a individual volunteer hating someone different from me ?
Need references ?
Tryouts ?

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3/29/2011 12:58:55 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/28/2011 4:35:20 PM, OreEle wrote:
If you can't find racism in the dictionary, then either you don't know a dictionary from a playboy magazine, or you weren't aware that the dictionary happens to be in alphabetical order.

But, if you want to find racism, move to Idaho.

Just in case you're interested in reading what I actually wrote, here's a simple prompt and there's no disgrace in admitting you can't read:

Are there qualifications for becoming a racist ?
Are there online applications ?
Should as a individual volunteer hating someone different from me ?
Need references ?
Tryouts ?
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3/29/2011 1:03:48 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
I never said you were racism, I said "yer racist".

You clearly are.
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3/29/2011 1:04:15 AM
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3/29/2011 1:08:23 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/29/2011 1:03:48 AM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
I never said you were racism, I said "yer racist".

You clearly are.

,Gee, after such a deep and penetrating analysis, what can I say? Heil Hamburger!
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3/29/2011 1:11:55 AM
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At 3/29/2011 1:04:15 AM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
wafflebagle

You'd think! But don't get the Time Correspondent started on that one. You'll never hear the end of it. You'd think they could just lighten up & see a movie, but no, e-mails all night to the Society For Destitute Cats. Ah, Well. Cheers!
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3/29/2011 4:00:16 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/29/2011 3:58:54 AM, MarquisX wrote:
I don't know about racist, but you are an idiot

Long time no see Marquis! Always good to hear from you.
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3/29/2011 4:33:42 AM
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At 3/29/2011 3:58:54 AM, MarquisX wrote:
I don't know about racist, but you are an idiot

Does your ma know you're out, communicating with idiots? What does that make you? A genius? Is the question too hard? Then go play with a hand grenade on the roof. Cheers!

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3/29/2011 10:16:28 AM
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At 3/29/2011 9:55:18 AM, Kahvan wrote:
http://www.facebook.com...

Oh come on now....
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3/29/2011 10:24:59 AM
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You pretty much answered your own question within your post: "race" is just a construct of little to no meaning. What we consider race is just the color of someone's skin or the shape of their facial features. A "racist," therefore, is someone who makes judgments about someone based on these superficial and inconsequencial attributes.

Anti-racism is also based upon racism itself, but is more justifiable because it is reparatory. If we are oppressing dark-skinned people, then singling out dark-skinned people for reparations is a just distinction because we are only reacting to a group of people who were isolated originally by racists and now require help. While racism requires a scientific distinction (which doesn't exist) to self-justify, anti-racism can exist in the world of superficiality.
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3/29/2011 10:36:58 AM
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At 3/29/2011 1:08:23 AM, racist wrote:
At 3/29/2011 1:03:48 AM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
I never said you were racism, I said "yer racist".

You clearly are.

,Gee, after such a deep and penetrating analysis, what can I say? Heil Hamburger!

but you are racist, that's your name.
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3/30/2011 5:56:09 AM
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At 3/29/2011 10:24:59 AM, Rob1_Billion wrote:
You pretty much answered your own question within your post: "race" is just a construct of little to no meaning. What we consider race is just the color of someone's skin or the shape of their facial features. A "racist," therefore, is someone who makes judgments about someone based on these superficial and inconsequencial attributes.

Anti-racism is also based upon racism itself, but is more justifiable because it is reparatory. If we are oppressing dark-skinned people, then singling out dark-skinned people for reparations is a just distinction because we are only reacting to a group of people who were isolated originally by racists and now require help. While racism requires a scientific distinction (which doesn't exist) to self-justify, anti-racism can exist in the world of superficiality.

All based on the assumption that when a pair or even a pack of idiots are going to hurl absurdist abuse at each other, they're really going to get frighteningly technical about defining their terminology and will adjourn the melee to see that a strict adherence to the minutiae of nomenclature and the holy writ of lexicography shall be adhered to through the medium of a literary adjudicator? . Gimme a break!

I keep stressing - the term misused is 'CRITIC'. Badly constructed and unfair and abusive CRITICISM is what is being abused as the weapon of choice. But 'racist' just sounds better and causes much more mental damage. It can't get much simpler than that, can it? Cheers!
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3/30/2011 1:02:43 PM
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At 3/28/2011 4:23:10 PM, racist wrote:
On a recent whim, I decided to become a racist and I wanted to find the right group to belong to

That made me laugh, but just in case you were being serious: you live in Australia, right? In this case, you don't have to join a group or club to practice your new hobby, just walk into your local pub, tut, shake your head and say "bloody aboes" and you'll find you'll hear enough racist comments to last you a lifetime, with care!
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3/30/2011 1:14:20 PM
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At 3/30/2011 1:12:05 PM, brian_eggleston wrote:
"I'm not a racist": Father Ted.



did they make an american version of father ted do you know?
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3/31/2011 4:03:39 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/30/2011 1:14:20 PM, badger wrote:
At 3/30/2011 1:12:05 PM, brian_eggleston wrote:
"I'm not a racist": Father Ted.



did they make an american version of father ted do you know?

If they did it wouldn't have worked...just like their version of The Office.
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3/31/2011 4:06:07 AM
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At 3/31/2011 4:03:39 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
At 3/30/2011 1:14:20 PM, badger wrote:
At 3/30/2011 1:12:05 PM, brian_eggleston wrote:
"I'm not a racist": Father Ted.



did they make an american version of father ted do you know?

If they did it wouldn't have worked...just like their version of The Office.

Or being human or top gear, or pretty much anything they loot from the BBC
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3/31/2011 4:06:58 AM
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At 3/30/2011 7:57:09 AM, Extremely-Far-Right wrote:
Why do you always bold and italicize your text? Its very annoying.

It's because I am by nature quite BOLD! I like to get attention, am vain, status driven, cheap, shallow, combative, adversarial, jealous, absurdly clever and cute. If I have in some way annoyed you, just let me tell you how mmuch I REALLY REALLY CARE! Cheers!

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3/31/2011 4:20:05 AM
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At 3/30/2011 1:02:43 PM, brian_eggleston wrote:
At 3/28/2011 4:23:10 PM, racist wrote:
On a recent whim, I decided to become a racist and I wanted to find the right group to belong to

That made me laugh, but just in case you were being serious: you live in Australia, right? In this case, you don't have to join a group or club to practice your new hobby, just walk into your local pub, tut, shake your head and say "bloody aboes" and you'll find you'll hear enough racist comments to last you a lifetime, with care!

Might have been the case 10 years ago.Today, you'd need to walk into a trendy Sydney bistro and declare that you don't much care for this new and absurd "climate change" religion. It's as earthshaking as farting in church used to be. Btw - it's not 'Aboes' -it's 'Abos' (Aborigines) -and they can yell about 'land rights' until they're black in t he face. Tropical Cyclone 'Yasi' tore through a large Aboriginal settlement in western Queensland and they reckon it must have caused at least 3.5 million dollars worth of improvements. Cheers!
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3/31/2011 7:32:06 AM
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At 3/30/2011 5:56:09 AM, racist wrote:
At 3/29/2011 10:24:59 AM, Rob1_Billion wrote:
You pretty much answered your own question within your post: "race" is just a construct of little to no meaning. What we consider race is just the color of someone's skin or the shape of their facial features. A "racist," therefore, is someone who makes judgments about someone based on these superficial and inconsequencial attributes.

Anti-racism is also based upon racism itself, but is more justifiable because it is reparatory. If we are oppressing dark-skinned people, then singling out dark-skinned people for reparations is a just distinction because we are only reacting to a group of people who were isolated originally by racists and now require help. While racism requires a scientific distinction (which doesn't exist) to self-justify, anti-racism can exist in the world of superficiality.


All based on the assumption that when a pair or even a pack of idiots are going to hurl absurdist abuse at each other, they're really going to get frighteningly technical about defining their terminology and will adjourn the melee to see that a strict adherence to the minutiae of nomenclature and the holy writ of lexicography shall be adhered to through the medium of a literary adjudicator? . Gimme a break!

I keep stressing - the term misused is 'CRITIC'. Badly constructed and unfair and abusive CRITICISM is what is being abused as the weapon of choice. But 'racist' just sounds better and causes much more mental damage. It can't get much simpler than that, can it? Cheers!

Actually your posts could be a hell of a lot simpler than you make them. By being excessively verbose you sacrifice comprehension... although that's assuming anyone even takes the time to try and understand what the hell it is your saying. The bold/italics only makes it worse. If you have a good point to make, you can make it simply - otherwise, I'll just leave your fluffy rhetoric alone!
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