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Thread: Do you think this is offensive? [W:51]

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    re: Do you think this is offensive? [W:51]

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    That you do not see the similarities just shows how painted in a corner you are, and how wide your blinders are. Be it an actual lynching, or one done in the media, lives are destroyed.
    No you're just a blatant racist dude.

    There's no corner. If you think largely peaceful protest is the equivalent of the KKK and lynchmobs you're the one with the blinders on.
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    re: Do you think this is offensive? [W:51]

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    History...?

    I mean...let's deconstruct it.

    You have symbols of a real racist past....like people still alive today had to deal with. A domestic terror group that targeted blacks. Lynchings which was the method for vigilante justice against blacks (interesting enough Zimmerman was a wannabe cop/vigilante). You take those symbols of real oppression and turn it on it's head. Allude to the oppressed becoming the oppressors? As if largely peaceful protests and calls to actions are in anyway the same as the Jim Crow South and the Klu Klux Klan?

    Let's go further. The guy yelling about not letting an all white jury let off Zimmerman (in broken "ebonics" for true racist effect). The actual history was that the KKK would string up a black guy and an all white jury would find them not guilty in the face of insurmountable evidence. So this makes light of a real historical fact and turns it on it's head. It completely ignores the fact that blacks never received justice. Another slap in the face because blacks wouldn't receive justice and in this case they feel as if they didn't receive justice.

    Oh...lets not forget that the first black president and the NAACP which was actually targeted by the KKK and acted to eliminate it from the south are now Klan members.

    Honestly...this is the most racist piece of filth in the world. I'm surprised it's not from Stormfront or some equivalent site. I'm not as surprised that conservatives either are unaware of the history and all the intentional offending parts of this cartoon or just don't care and are racist.

    Edit: I just want to point out...the only reason I responded to your post is that I'm not surprised by the people on here not saying it's offensive but I'm shocked YOU would find a purposely offensive cartoon not offensive.
    I simply don't look at it as being racist. If one is black, perhaps one would. I'm not. It's using well-known symbolism to make a point: where Zimmerman is concerned, the oppressed have become the oppressors. The tables have turned.
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    re: Do you think this is offensive? [W:51]

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    No you're just a blatant racist dude.

    There's no corner. If you think largely peaceful protest is the equivalent of the KKK and lynchmobs you're the one with the blinders on.
    Ah, the claim of the weak minded: you are a racist. Never based in fact, just yell it out as much as you can about as many as you can.

    Even those that are protesting 'peacefully' are calling for another trial, civil action, what they want is a finding of GUILT. Desiring to find guilt in someone because they believe that person to be 'a racist', and the crime based on 'race', is seeking to end that persons life as it currently is. You refuse to see the similarities, that is your shortcoming. Along with your bogus calling others racists.

    Get a god damn clue.
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    re: Do you think this is offensive? [W:51]

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Please...tell me how largely peaceful public demonstrations are the equivalent to a domestic terrorist group and lynchings. I'd like to hear from all the whites that can tell me they feel the same as a black in the Jim Crow South that lived under the terror of the KKK, Lynch mobs, and a "jury of your peers" meant not guilty if a white killed a black.



    He should of been arrested and tried.....Unless Martin was beating down his door to get into his house or also armed if you kill an unarmed person on a public street you should be tried...I know...maybe I'm the crazy one!

    "A whole lot of people"...sure...based on the isolated yellings relooped on Fox News. How many actual retaliation killings have taken place again?
    Please tell us...WAS there a trial? Was it a FAIR trial?

    No...he should NOT have been arrested OR tried. The police that responded knew there was nothing to arrest him for. Every bit of evidence they had then proved the same thing that was found at trial. Just because a neighborhood watch officer FOLLOWED someone does not JUSTIFY that person then attacking the neighborhood watch officer, beating him, and then pounding his head into the ground. The shooting was justifiable self defense. And here is another happy fact...if the aggressor had been a white kid attacking ANYONE black or white or brown or green for nothing more than being followed your ass would be the FIRST ONE condemning the violent act of assaulting someone. And you know it.

    As for the violent acts being committed across the country...do you deny they occurred just because they may be reported by 'Fox News"? And BTW...do you know how ****ing pathetic you look every time you run and hide behind your 'Fox News' skirt? So...how much do you want to bet I can post links to numerous stories from agencies NOT affiliated with 'Fox News' regarding the accounts of threats, beatings, looting, etc? When I post those stories from local news agencies, CNN, etc, what then will be your excuse? Oh...I know...the random acts of some dont mean ALL blacks do it...right? True statement. Hell...the bleating of a bunch of race bating morons clamoring for "justice for Trayvon" doesnt even mean all blacks disagree with the verdict.

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    re: Do you think this is offensive? [W:51]

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Ah, the claim of the weak minded: you are a racist. Never based in fact, just yell it out as much as you can about as many as you can.
    Actually I never call people racist. It's pretty apparent you are though. There's no doubt this cartoon was drawn to purposely be offensive and everyone on here is like "it's not offensive!"

    Even those that are protesting 'peacefully' are calling for another trial, civil action, what they want is a finding of GUILT. Desiring to find guilt in someone because they believe that person to be 'a racist', and the crime based on 'race', is seeking to end that persons life as it currently is. You refuse to see the similarities, that is your shortcoming. Along with your bogus calling others racists.
    Who cares? And conservatives want to get rid of Obama. That's what civil society does...protest when they feel upset with how the system is working.

    You know what they aren't doing? Lynching people and using terrorizing whites...which is what this cartoon is alluding to.

    Get a god damn clue.
    This thread has actually been very enlightening. Not really a clue more like a neon flashing sign.
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    re: Do you think this is offensive? [W:51]

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Please tell us...WAS there a trial? Was it a FAIR trial?
    Sure...it was a fair trial. As the President said..respect the justice system and the verdict.

    No...he should NOT have been arrested OR tried. The police that responded knew there was nothing to arrest him for. Every bit of evidence they had then proved the same thing that was found at trial. Just because a neighborhood watch officer FOLLOWED someone does not JUSTIFY that person then attacking the neighborhood watch officer, beating him, and then pounding his head into the ground. The shooting was justifiable self defense.
    Alive armed guy says dead unarmed guy started it. Open and shut case in bizarro world.

    And here is another happy fact...if the aggressor had been a white kid attacking ANYONE black or white or brown or green for nothing more than being followed your ass would be the FIRST ONE condemning the violent act of assaulting someone. And you know it.
    Actually I wouldn't. Shooting unarmed person is not the same as an ass beating. In fact in a situation like that I'd probably be like "why the **** did the person that got their beat follow someone?"

    As for the violent acts being committed across the country...do you deny they occurred just because they may be reported by 'Fox News"? And BTW...do you know how ****ing pathetic you look every time you run and hide behind your 'Fox News' skirt? So...how much do you want to bet I can post links to numerous stories from agencies NOT affiliated with 'Fox News' regarding the accounts of threats, beatings, looting, etc? When I post those stories from local news agencies, CNN, etc, what then will be your excuse?
    No...the Fox News comment doesn't mean they didn't happen. It means that instances get turned into widespread occurrences. Kind of how like fox new viewers in Oklahoma are deathly afraid of the New Black Panther party and it's 4 members based in Philly or where ever they are based.

    Oh...I know...the random acts of some dont mean ALL blacks do it...right? True statement. Hell...the bleating of a bunch of race bating morons clamoring for "justice for Trayvon" doesnt even mean all blacks disagree with the verdict.
    How dare they protest. Black folks should know better right? Protesting is only for white Tea Partiers that wanna get the government out of the Medicare.
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    re: Do you think this is offensive? [W:51]

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I simply don't look at it as being racist. If one is black, perhaps one would. I'm not. It's using well-known symbolism to make a point: where Zimmerman is concerned, the oppressed have become the oppressors. The tables have turned.
    No it's a purposely offensive cartoon using that symbolism of real institutional and wide spread racism and comparing it to Zimmerman. I'm sorry...until Zimmerman is beaten, killed, thrown in the river, his property taken, his aggressor let go because an all black jury ignored the evidence and the black sheriff and mayor high five during their New Black Panther meeting it's not comparable...at all.
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    re: Do you think this is offensive? [W:51]

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    No it's a purposely offensive cartoon using that symbolism of real institutional and wide spread racism and comparing it to Zimmerman. I'm sorry...until Zimmerman is beaten, killed, thrown in the river, his property taken, his aggressor let go because an all black jury ignored the evidence and the black sheriff and mayor high five during their New Black Panther meeting it's not comparable...at all.
    Give me a break.
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    Do you think this is offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I think it is. Portraying a black man as a KKK member is like portraying Netanyahu in a Nazi uniform, IMO. There may be a valid point, but....

    The cartoonist has a right to make his point, but I have a right to say that it's offensive.
    The point is to prod sensitive people who believe Zimmerman is a racist. So it is thoughtfully offensive. It wouldn't be a political cartoon if some over sensitive person didnt get offended. The sad part it is accurate in the depiction of those groups as racists.
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    re: Do you think this is offensive? [W:51]

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Give me a break.
    Yes...because that's not the reality about 50 years ago in the Jim Crow South. It's not that reality that this cartoon is saying exists for Zimmerman.

    it's completely unfair to point out what the symbols in the cartoon actually stands for.
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