Tainari88 wrote:I think you a man who is into selfish politics. And nasty politics.
Generally, these are more or less attacks on character and never seem to address policy positions in any meaningful way. That is why I do not take charges of racism seriously anymore. It's basically trumped Godwin's law. Calling someone a racist in an argument basically means you cannot support your policy position and have to resort to personal attacks.
Tainari88 wrote:Are you a racist? Since I think deep in your heart that you think you are superior
And believe you are superior?
Superior in what way and to whom? I think people have virtues and vices, strengths and weaknesses and they are different in different ways.
Tainari88 wrote:And that means that all people are not created equal?
I think there is a significant difference in equality before the law as a basic system of fairness and a presumption of equality in all things physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, etc. For the latter, I see very little evidence. I think that's what makes life interesting. We flourish in bartering our strengths and weaknesses with others.
Tainari88 wrote:I think you are a racist. Lol.You don't believe in equality.
I think you must be very young, or very close-minded. Racism is not the opposite of egalitarianism. Classical musicians typically think of their musical form as a bit more refined than punk rock, for example. That doesn't mean that they are inherently racist. It means that they characterize the traits of classical music as virtuous and the traits of punk rock as rather vicious. An aristocrat thinks a person of lower birth--irrespective of race--is typically a lesser person for it. You can ignore most of human history if it pleases you and just assume that everyone who does not embrace egalitarianism is a racist. That is the easy and intellectually lazy thing to do, and it doesn't give you a strong foundation for thought or action.
Tainari88 wrote:That is the core belief of racists.
Racism has lost its meaning as a word. In the past, it would mean someone who implements government policy with race-based differences in practice. Now, it means someone who does not agree with the Democratic party, political correctness, or thinks homosexuality is disgusting. It's simply not a meaningful distinction anymore, because it often has nothing to do with racial admixture whatsoever.
Tainari88 wrote:Black friends?
I have lots of very dark skinned friends, but they are from the Indian subcontinent. The British might have considered them black, but they are not sub-Saharan Africans. That is really the distinguishing characteristic when people are seriously talking about racial animus, because most other groups can fight each other viciously from time to time, but they can also get along. Skin color ultimately has nothing to do with it.
Tainari88 wrote:You calling me a moron is a good sign.
I didn't call you a moron. I actually complemented you on saying something that wasn't over-simplified left wing claptrap. It's a fleeting phenomena, but a hopeful one. It suggests that if you can rely on your faculty for reason instead of dwelling in emotion, you have the capacity for rational thought.
One Degree wrote:I decided to invent a new word. ‘Racistist’ is someone who calls everyone they disagree with a racist.
That's essentially what it boils down to now. A racist is someone who disagrees with the ideology of the political left.
Tainari88 wrote:It has to do with being pro capitalism. Capitalism is about classes of people. Owners and non owners of property. Power relationships.
Again, you say something that isn't completely moronic, but it does not prevent you from continuing to make stupid assertions. Classes of people have always existed, and they have not always been about race. For the most part, they haven't been about race. The first significant classes were warriors and farmer/rancher types. Those who protected the group and those who produced food were the essential members of society. Then, came skilled trades, and later merchants.
Hindsite wrote:Based on what you said the Spanish speakers must be the racist, since English speakers are part of the minority.
Marxists don't like it when you use their logic against them.
It probably means nothing to you Tainari88 since it is indicative of a class system, but I gave my Mexican maid a $500 bonus for Christmas. She was very happy and gave me a big hug.
"I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy."
"Folks, I can tell you I've known eight presidents, three of them intimately."
-- Joe Biden