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So apparently I'm a white supremacist now, because I took exception to somebody using the word woke in a derogatory sense.

JimboSaturn · 51-55, M Best Comment
Well that makes perfect logical sense! :P

Alot of bullshit going around lately.

Got called an anti-semite for pointing out collective punishment is a war crime.
@basilfawlty89 Yeah. I have a friend from Burundi. The other half of what was the Belgian Congo.

The same genocide was visited on her family there too but Burundi unlike Rwanda didn't have enough Americans on the ground for anyone to care even 30 years later.
@PicturesOfABetterTomorrow I stand corrected. @basilfawlty89 has a better example.
sascha · F
@PicturesOfABetterTomorrow [quote]And as usual you have completely ignored that even the US State Department has been put on notice that they are now complicit in genocide and this is one of the few cases where proving intent is a slam dunk.[/quote]


[quote]And I see you completely ignored that the Israeli government and IDF are on record that genocide is the point.[/quote]


What is it the point of?

Why are they committing this alleged genocide?

[quote]Hell Netanyahu even stated that it is a religious duty that Gaza be wiped out right down to livestock.[/quote]


[quote]This is probably only unique in the sense that this is the first genocide where the state carrying it out are openly stating it.[/quote]

It's antisemitism to support Palestine, a Semitic nation.
It's undemocratic to ask for a debate.
It's normal to accept that the Meuller Report was a fake, but talk as if it wasn't.
We're all Dems, now, in fake reality.
tigard · 41-45, C
@LordShadowfire I'm beginning to see I shouldn't give any respect to her posts.
@tigard I sent you a gift, by the way. It's a thing I do for smart people.
tigard · 41-45, C
@LordShadowfire Thank you. I just opened it. How nice of you :).
Theyitis · 36-40, M
“What’s just as bad as white supremacy is woke supremacy.” - Senator Tim Scott (R-SC)
@PicturesOfABetterTomorrow Back in the day, sure.

But this white guy manages to just about pay his bills and have a very limited amount on spending for himself. 😂
@BritishFailedAesthetic Back in the day? The last residential school closed the same year Kurt Cobain shot himself in 1994.
@BritishFailedAesthetic [quote]But this white guy manages to just about pay his bills and have a very limited amount on spending for himself. 😂[/quote]
Okay, we get it. You're poor, so you think you don't have any privileges. Try walking into a convenience store, even in the liberal bastion known as Oregon, and having dark skin. I remember once, not very long ago at all, I walked in to a family-owned Kwik-E Mart type store at the same time as a black guy, and the guy behind the counter was just staring at him the entire time. I considered slipping something into my pocket just to prove a point, but I decided against. I totally could have. Dude behind the counter was expecting the black guy to be the shoplifter.
JimboSaturn · 51-55, M
It's funny, I never hear liberals use the word woke barely; it's always the right wing types.
@JimboSaturn is it an abbreviation?
JimboSaturn · 51-55, M
@BridgeOvertroubledWaters I believe it's a bastardization of "awake" or "awoke", to be no longer asleep
Thanks @JimboSaturn 👍 (even a right wing Israeli knows how to say thank you 😉)
SnailTeeth · 36-40
You can't argue with crazy.
Some people just turn the tables until you don't know which end you're on anymore, because they can't face themselves.
TrashCat · M
Wait... you? 😂😂😂
@TrashCat She didn't say, but judging by her reaction, the psycho kind, lol.
@LordShadowfire So Japanese?
TrashCat · M
@BohemianBoo sounds Yapanese
Bumbles · 51-55, M
Both sides are wrong on this one.
Bumbles · 51-55, M
@LordShadowfire I very much agree the Right uses it incorrectly to describe anything it doesn't like. And in fact, they may have ruined it.

What I don't like is the implication that there cannot be left wing "overreach" because the word used to describe such overreach is tainted. The same thing happened yesterday with the term anti-Semitism. I am not allowed to name names, but two people implied there is no such thing because "semite" refers to Arabs as well. Similarly, "Antifa" does not just mean anti-fascist. Most people oppose fascism but aren't Antifa, etc. I think it is worthy of note that all three examples are from the left. Language policing is their specialty!

I don't recall that about PC which I think started in the late 80s.
@Bumbles [quote]What I don't like is the implication that there cannot be left wing "overreach" because the word used to describe such overreach is tainted.[/quote]
Well, I certainly didn't intend to imply such. However, it is my opinion based on observation that there's more overreach from the right. At the same time, I admit to some bias there. We all tend to look closer at the other guy's bad behavior, and less at our own.
[quote]Language policing is their specialty![/quote]
Whereas the right tend to try to find newer and sneakier ways to use racial slurs. Did you know that under certain circumstances, the word Mondays has been used as a subtle reference to black people? As in "Nobody likes Mondays." That one blew me away.
[quote]I don't recall that about PC which I think started in the late 80s.[/quote]
I didn't find that out until just this past year. There was an article about it. Someone who was old enough to remember when it was being used in the mid-'80s. The first mainstream use I ever saw of that term was from conservatives complaining about liberals. I'm guessing that was the same context you saw it in?
Bumbles · 51-55, M
@LordShadowfire Agreed -- more overreach from the right on all these counts. Yes, first time I heard of the issue of Mondays and the origins of PC, too! 😆
You call others a white supremacist and other names for no reason but when someone does it to you, you cry foul?
@NoThanksLeon I've never thrown that accusation around without reason.
@LordShadowfire Everyone has a "reason". 🙄
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I always thought a "woke" was a party people had after a funeral 🤔
JimboSaturn · 51-55, M
Thanks for the BC!

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