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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    dude, you're citing some story about a dumb-**** in west Virginia who was seemingly universally ostracized for her decision.

    Nothing is being promoted here, besides your obvious over reaction to it
    I was speaking to the larger issue
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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    I think demeaning other people because of a physical characteristic is destructive. Yes.
    You're giving way too much credit to a kid in a sheet. I'm highly doubting that a freakin' 2nd grader is politicizing Halloween.

    Breathe deep, babe. Breathe deep.

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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    Quote Originally Posted by JumpinJack View Post
    Al Qaeda may one day be light on terrorism, too. I don't know if that means the people who would join that organization would become nice guys w/o a killing and hateful philosophy, even if they are no longer caught murdering innocents on behalf of some cause.
    My point was the klan, for the most part, has been defanged and exists as nothing more than a pathetic shell. So calling them a "terrorist organization" gives them way too much credit and ignores the fact such idiots are going to exist no matter what. And since they are going to exist no matter what, it's better to have them operating legally and in the open, as political organizations, than force them underground and making them feel their only mode of influence is crime.

    It's like the Phelps klan. Would you rather deal with them being abrasive assholes on the street corner, or them going out at night and lynching homosexuals?

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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    I was speaking to the larger issue

    again, what larger issue, that dumb-asses exist in the world? This isn't a revelation to most

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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    You're giving way too much credit to a kid in a sheet. I'm highly doubting that a freakin' 2nd grader is politicizing Halloween.

    Breathe deep, babe. Breathe deep.
    Stories like this always evolve into exchanges about larger issues. That's what I am speaking too.
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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    Stories like this always evolve into exchanges about larger issues. That's what I am speaking too.
    About what, that racism exists? Yeah it exists. Nobody said it doesn't. Only the dimmest of the dim would claim otherwise.

    As BM said earlier, nobody has the right to not be offended. Stupidity is defended by the Constitution. Welcome to America.

    Racism isn't even close to being as evil as some measures that people are willing to give government the power to perform in the name of ending it.

    I want to live in a nation where he's allowed to be culturally insensitive. I also want to live in a nation where he gets egged for doing so.

    We have freedom of action, but not freedom from consequence.

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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    big ****ing whoop. some idiot let her kid dress up in a klan outfit. color me

    several years ago, my oldest adopted son (who is black) dressed up like a ****ing lawn jockey, complete with lantern, for halloween. Did I think it was dumb and a bit insensitive? yes. did I allow him to do it and face the consequences? yes
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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition


    About what, that racism exists? Yeah it exists. Nobody said it doesn't. Only the dimmest of the dim would claim otherwise.
    Sorry to burst you naive little bubble my friend, but they are out there...they are also on this forum.

    I want to live in a nation where he's allowed to be culturally insensitive. I also want to live in a nation where he gets egged for doing so.
    We have freedom of action, but not freedom from consequence
    You see that's an odd leap to me. I never said anything like about not allowing it. Honestly, I think the responses to this post that try to dismiss it are the ones over-reacting. I think the reality of it makes them uncomfortable so they are dismissive.
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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    It's not a costume?


    ps. Breaking News?

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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    my old neighbor, Barry Black, was the guy represented by the ACLU for cross burning. Not sure about the claim racism is dead. Sounds like the usual fake indignation the OP employs in every race-bait thread
    I can see your point of view and don't disagree with where you're coming from with how it's brought up by many as if racism is part of every problem. However, the OP's a pretty good girl, IMO. Racism will never be dead unfortunately, but that's no reason to beat all of us over the head with it, and I don't think that's what she was doing, unlike others that do that very thing. But, I may be wrong. I just know that every time I get into a debate with her, she is reasonable and opens her mind to my point of view, while still standing by what she believes. And I can't ask anything more from a person that, although I may not agree completely with all the time, I do respect for her reasonable debate tactics when she discusses things with me.

    Heck, we all have issues we get our panties in a wad over. The OP is no different than the rest of us.

    Just my opinion.

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