View Poll Results: Do white supremacist web sites serve an important purpose?

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  • Yes, at least they prove that racism is alive and well so that we don't forget

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  • They're important for free speech, even if that speech is ugly

    28 70.00%
  • I agree with the white supremacists and am therefore glad that the sites are there

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    Do white supremacist web sites serve an important purpose?

    I've checked some of them out just out of morbid curiosity. I know most people's first reaction is to wish that garbage didn't even exist, but perhaps they do at least serve one purpose. We might be inclined to think that because of civil rights successes, we've moved past racism. However, those web sites at least confirm that racism is alive and well. They at least remind us that racism still must be dealt with.

    What do you think?

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    Re: Do white supremacist web sites serve an important purpose?

    I think they're despicable and don't serve a whole lot of purpose besides racists have internet circle jerks together but for better or for worse they are a testament to the freedom we are so lucky to have.

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    Re: Do white supremacist web sites serve an important purpose?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    I've checked some of them out just out of morbid curiosity. I know most people's first reaction is to wish that garbage didn't even exist, but perhaps they do at least serve one purpose. We might be inclined to think that because of civil rights successes, we've moved past racism. However, those web sites at least confirm that racism is alive and well. They at least remind us that racism still must be dealt with.

    What do you think?
    Your specious argument is to use a minority of websites on the internet to conclude that America is racist? Using this logic what do you deduce from "People of Walmart.com" about Americans ?
    The question is more important than the answer!

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    Re: Do white supremacist web sites serve an important purpose?

    Quote Originally Posted by Disputatious71 View Post
    Your specious argument is to use a minority of websites on the internet to conclude that America is racist? Using this logic what do you deduce from "People of Walmart.com" about Americans ?
    I only concluded that racism still exists. I didn't say the majority of the country agreed with those sites.

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    Re: Do white supremacist web sites serve an important purpose?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I think they're despicable and don't serve a whole lot of purpose besides racists have internet circle jerks together but for better or for worse they are a testament to the freedom we are so lucky to have.
    And if we do not watch it, we may lose these freedoms. As it is, freedom must be restricted....and its the "haters" and racists and fearful ones who cause this...

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    Re: Do white supremacist web sites serve an important purpose?

    No, I don't think they serve any useful purpose.
    If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.

    If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

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    Re: Do white supremacist web sites serve an important purpose?

    Quote Originally Posted by Disputatious71 View Post
    Your specious argument is to use a minority of websites on the INTERNET to conclude that America is racist? Using this logic what do you deduce from "People of Walmart.com" about Americans ?
    Yes, true, its a very small minority; the problem is their supporters and those who do not care..
    Islam has a similar problem.
    All extremists must be exposed.

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    Re: Do white supremacist web sites serve an important purpose?

    Quote Originally Posted by Disputatious71 View Post
    Your specious argument is to use a minority of websites on the internet to conclude that America is racist?
    I was going to write an elaborate post to respond to the OP and decided to post this instead...



    It accurately summarizes my views on your post.
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    Re: Do white supremacist web sites serve an important purpose?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    No, I don't think they serve any useful purpose.
    They could.
    There may be border line bigots who may see the error of their ways...

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    Re: Do white supremacist web sites serve an important purpose?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    There may be border line bigots who may see the error of their ways...
    Quite the opposite I find.

    What the internet does with those who have a minority viewpoint is allow them to connect with many others who have the same view point.

    People love to belong.

    So it can, and I use that word can very heavily reinforce those views and sometimes make them more hardline.

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