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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 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.
    I don't find it offensive, Sharpton is the equivalent to a klan member.

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

    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.
    Yes. I do think Sharpton, Holder, and the democrats in general are attempting to lynch George Zimmerman and it is offensive. Not too sure how much the NAACP had to do with it though. I don't often agree with NAACP on policy, but on the whole, I think they are a less corrupt organization than the democrat party.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Still not getting the point which goes to that whole "deliberate" thing...

    Never said the end result was the same. But the actions? You bet.
    Still not getting the point that a trial is not a lynching
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    Re: Do you think this is offensive? [W:51]

    Some are offended, but by no means all, obviously. Not all as it is depicting something that needs be said…even if this may, does in my mind, in a limited way, go too far…

    It’s been the argument in other topic debates here at DP that using the exaggeration in analogy [especially specific overstatements] is never appropriate…some of us others think an analogy’s use is to embellish almost to hyperbole for the purpose of quick identification of realizing of similarities of the conceptual path… primarily to prompt instant awareness of what is at the core intended to be conveyed. Intelligent people gain instant cognizance while appropriately discounting the amplification… Trouble may occur with those undereducatedly ignorant of the overstated portrayal as well as its actual placement on the totem of genuine reality.

    One consideration ought also be to decide how far towards the lowest common denominator should one go… should one direct all towards an eighth grade audience? Sixth grade next? Fourth?

    In doing so, how much is lost of meaning, of the more profound truth is succumbing to what would become more of a child’s reality?

    Instead maybe expect more of our fellow citizens to strive just a bit to understand, to learn further so as to give more proper context? Is this not the minimum duty of each citizen in a Republic? It may only offend the uninformed or the oversensitive… yet being oblivious and/or thin-skinned, like being offended, is certainly not against the law.

    Some have the audacity to use the call for "justice" to overturn a jury’s verdict; others have the right, and an obligation, to also be bold enough to call them on it.

    To me there was little doubt in the attempted railroading of Zimmerman pretrial, from the time after media got hold of it… and we have certainly seen it post trial… With these attempts [ however minor its role as it is the principle that is in play ] by the Federal Government to get involved, while not unprecedented, this involvement does not appear even handed with an eye towards the required blindness of justice. It seems, to my mind, to be more than hypothetically racially motivated on the side of Martin … contra Zimmerman.

    This cartoon portrayal being ostensibly not inaccurate at core, though perhaps to some going over the top… what, for a cartoonist, might be the better method of conveyance of this injustice? Especially since so many of even the more informed here do not even see the similarities in the principle that a man of bi-racial background identified initially as white but now of Latino lineage having the steamroller of many of the loudest faces in their own an attempt to overstep justice in justice’s name…at looking at things only in terms of race.

    One also has to wonder where the Hispanic counterparts to the Jesse Jackons and Sharptons are in defense of their own guy? Especially in the wake of the partiality of the President’s comments and the Justice Department apparently taking sides fairly early on.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Still not getting the point that a trial is not a lynching
    Stil not getting the point that they already got a trial they shouldnt have gotten in the first place, lost, and are now insisting the fed go after him. They may not hang him from a tree, but if Holder goes after him, it is a lynching nonetheless.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Stil not getting the point that they already got a trial they shouldnt have gotten in the first place, lost, and are now insisting the fed go after him. They may not hang him from a tree, but if Holder goes after him, it is a lynching nonetheless.
    Still not getting the point that a trial is not a lynching
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    Re: Do you think this is offensive? [W:51]

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Still not getting the point that a trial is not a lynching
    It is when he has already faced a trial, won that trial, and then faces a federal lynchmob.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    It is when he has already faced a trial, won that trial, and then faces a federal lynchmob.
    See my previous post
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    Re: Do you think this is offensive? [W:51]

    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.
    I think it's spot on. These people have become everything their predecessors have fought to abolish.
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    Re: Do you think this is offensive? [W:51]

    I'm tremendously offended. I'm so offended, I think I'll have a beer.

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