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Tangle
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Message 2 of 116 (888717)
09-29-2021 6:17 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Percy
09-29-2021 5:40 PM


We have to start with admitting we're all racists. It's natural, it's part of our wiring. Civilisation is a process of overcoming our wiring.
A few years ago I did a masters degree in criminology as a hobby. I learned an awful lot of detail and it all fades with time. But I'll remember until I die one of the professors saying totally casually, as a throw away point, that "crime is normal". Meaning that we all commit crime and regularly too. When did you last break the speed limit? As a kid did you nick something from the store? Have you found something and not handed it in to the police? Taken an illegal drug? And that just the nice people.
Racism is normal.
The big question is how do we overcome what is normal?

Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Tangle
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Message 32 of 116 (895630)
07-09-2022 3:20 PM
Reply to: Message 31 by Phat
07-09-2022 3:07 PM


Re: What sort of Ist are you?
What are you hoping for here Phat?

Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London. Olen Suomi Soy Barcelona. I am Ukraine.

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Tangle
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Message 34 of 116 (895633)
07-09-2022 4:17 PM
Reply to: Message 33 by Phat
07-09-2022 3:45 PM


Re: What sort of Ist are you?
Phat writes:
My point is that Dredge is more of an anti-liberal than he is ageist or racist.
Dredge is an act, we have no idea what he actually thinks. As for liberal, Americans really need to use a different word for whatever you mistakenly think the word means.

Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London. Olen Suomi Soy Barcelona. I am Ukraine.

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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