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  • Ban The I-Word?

    So now using illegal as in illegal immigrants is like using the N word? I mean are these people off their rocker?

    The 'i-word' is un-American

    During the civil rights era, Alabama Gov. George Wallace was asked by a supporter why he was fixated on the politics of race. Wallace replied, "You know, I tried to talk about good roads and good schools and all these things that have been part of my career, and nobody listened. And then I began talking about n*ggers, and they stomped the floor."

    In the 1980s, during the rise of the gay rights movement, North Carolina Sen. Jesse Helms accused a political opponent for supporting "f*ggots, perverts [and] sexual deviates of this nation."

    Today, opponents of immigration reform attack undocumented immigrants as "illegal immigrants." Even worse, like anti-immigration extremists, some prominent elected officials use the term "illegals." Maine Gov. Paul LePage, a Republican, said, "I urge all Mainers to tell your city councilors and selectmen to stop handing out your money to illegals."

    Not the same thing? Of course it is.
    http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/04/op...rds/index.html
    Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sally_Kohn

    "Kohn was raised Jewish."

    "Kohn met her partner, Sarah Hansen"

    Lol, it's like she walked straight out of a Stormfront parody.
    "As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths." Isaiah 3:12

    There is no such thing as innocence, only degrees of guilt.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by seer View Post
      So now using illegal as in illegal immigrants is like using the N word? I mean are these people off their rocker?

      The 'i-word' is un-American



      http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/04/op...rds/index.html
      You really don't have a grasp of any US political issues, do you?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by seer View Post
        I mean are these people off their rocker?
        Yes.
        That's what
        - She

        Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
        - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

        I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
        Stephen R. Donaldson

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Omniskeptical View Post
          You really don't have a grasp of any US political issues, do you?
          Wow. That hurt...
          That's what
          - She

          Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
          - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

          I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
          Stephen R. Donaldson

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post
            Wow. That hurt...
            It shouldn't; I wasn't talking to you

            And I think like this of his sig
            Last edited by Omniskeptical; 07-07-2014, 08:16 AM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Omniskeptical View Post
              And I think like this of his sig
              You'd know, wouldn't you?
              ~Formerly known as Chrawnus~

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Omniskeptical View Post
                It shouldn't; I wasn't talking to you
                No crap Sherlock. You figured that out all by yourself, did you?
                That's what
                - She

                Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
                - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

                I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
                Stephen R. Donaldson

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Omniskeptical View Post
                  It shouldn't; I wasn't talking to you

                  And I think like this of his sig
                  What is wrong with my signature? Pointing to the logical of atheism?
                  Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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                  • #10
                    It's been used as a slur, so it's become a slur. I don't think that should be hard to understand.
                    Don't call it a comeback. It's a riposte.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by seer View Post
                      So now using illegal as in illegal immigrants is like using the N word? I mean are these people off their rocker?

                      The 'i-word' is un-American



                      http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/04/op...rds/index.html
                      Could you please explain why you find the argument/piece so ridiculous, instead of merely asserting that it is and should be mocked?
                      Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.--Isaiah 1:17

                      I don't think that all forms o[f] slavery are inherently immoral.--seer

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by square_peg View Post
                        Could you please explain why you find the argument/piece so ridiculous, instead of merely asserting that it is and should be mocked?
                        Nah, man-- this is Civics. Since when has there ever been an obligation to provide intelligent argumentation in Civics?
                        Don't call it a comeback. It's a riposte.

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                        • #13
                          What is so special about people moving from one geographical location to another? We all do every day.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by square_peg View Post
                            Could you please explain why you find the argument/piece so ridiculous, instead of merely asserting that it is and should be mocked?
                            How is calling illegal immigrants, who are actually illegal, anything like calling a black man a N....?
                            Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Kristian Joensen View Post
                              What is so special about people moving from one geographical location to another? We all do every day.
                              Well actually, no we don't - not illegally at least.
                              Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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