“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
Last edited by Henrin; 09-03-11 at 01:06 AM.
First, we should examine your methodology. The methods you employ are based on the premise that the person is guilty, is making a confession and is using context as a convenient cover for their racist remarks. In this way, the person is presumed and then proven guilty. Next, let’s look at the methods you employ to this end:
1. Remove the context of the event. In the case of the t-shirt-guy, this includes ignoring the event he is at and all of the political implications of that event. This is similar to ignoring the context of a thread.
2. Remove the context of the statement itself. That is, remove some of the words on the t-shirt, and leave only the words that allow you to make the pre-determined accusation. This is similar to removing the context of a post, keeping only the words useful to make the pre-determined accusation.
The above methodology and methods are made clear in the quote below, from this thread:
Now, we should go one step further to the specific matter of cognition on your part. You claimed that if you wore a similar t-shirt, you would expect everyone to remove all of the context and realize that you are, in fact, a racist. You’re very clear about your expectations of interpretation and you are cognizant that any statements you make will (and, according you, should) be analyzed via the above methods.
The above cognition is made clear in the quote below, from this thread:
In conclusion, given your methodology, methods and cognitive awareness, how do you explain the quote below, from this thread:
One can only hope that this illustration will enable you to see the light, and to stop thinking that everyone is trying to (as you wrote) "piss on progressives faces". Look, no one is trying to piss on your face. You're just being completely unreasonable in your analysis of other's actions.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
I have little doubt that you feel you are making some point about this T shirt. However, since it is so labored and so without any central foundation, I have absolutely no idea what it is.
You seem hellbent on defending that T shirt which proclaims the wearer to be a proud racist. You further seem to believe that you can pretend to be clever by taking my example of a racist Obama T shirt or sign and using it to defend the real actual racist T shirt under discussion.
Your intellectually dishonest tactic smacks of desperation not to mention a complete lack of any actual substance.
Perhaps the greater question is this: why do you feel this strong need to defend that racist Tshirt in the first place?
Last edited by haymarket; 09-03-11 at 06:20 AM.
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