JimSmith - 11/24/2005 11:45 AM
azimuth - 11/24/2005 10:37 AM
Are the stereotypes that racists use to ridicule their victims based in some fact?
Do racists use those stereotypes to denigrate their victims?
Is it EVER right to stereotype ANY race to punctuate a premise?
Jim, normally I consider you a thoughtful individual. That I think you arrive at the wrong conclusions politically is irrelevant. However, you are so blind with rage and disdain for this administration, you cannot tell that Shabah is calling us all 'niggers'.
I don't care if my protestations are boring to you. DON'T READ THEM! Ignore me or petition to have me banned. I'm a little shocked at your intolerance of my position and tactics here. You tolerate KV's acerbic style when he's passionate about his topics. I think you are biased.
First of all, holding up some politically correct social shield to beef up your position is beneath you Az. Shabah has yet to do anything but try to make his political rants more amusing for himself, and possibly some others, to read. I am not necessarily amused, or entertained. I also found Melville's drifting descriptive prose boring, while others thought it was more important than the story.
Your KV analogy is a little mysterious. KV has yet to stalk anyone on the board here or, in the past before banning became the solution du Jour for MB Shop, on the Open Forum there. Your new stalking tactic may be more entertaining for you, but it changes your on-line persona from one that tried to present a rational view of the conservative agenda (I will refrain from offering a judgement of the effectiveness of that effort here as that is not the point I am trying to make) to, well, a pretty dull and dimensionless stalker. I will miss the old Az.
By the way, I fail to see the victims of Shabah's racism. Americans as a group are not a race. Shabah's shots at Americans' mostly superficial faults is not much different than the gleeful disregard for French bravery in the battlefield or any other French characteristic (stereotype) the conservatives engage in here regularly. I have never seen you stand up for them. Is that a sign "you are so blind with rage and disdain for" the opposition, "you cannot tell that" the conservatives are "calling us" Liberals "all 'niggers'."?
What gives Az, is Mrs. Az off on a trip visiting relatives or something? Jim