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    Re: Why are Race jokes taboo?

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    Re: Why are Race jokes taboo?

    Quote Originally Posted by CMPancake View Post
    Nah, I think they're fully both aware of what they're insinuating. Which is why I'm so utterly mystified.

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    Re: Why are Race jokes taboo?

    Quote Originally Posted by code1211 View Post
    Lately, many comedians are making jokes about Trump that are funny to those who hate Trump.

    These jokes are very similar to jokes of a bygone age that always used minorities or members of hated races as the punch line.

    The situation was not the joke- the hated race member was the joke and the malady or mishap that befell them was seen to be deserved and that is what made the joke.

    The Race based jokes involved the inability of the butts of the jokes to restrain their imagined instinctual responses or imagined deeply held desires. The humor depended on the bias and hate held by the audience and the teller to be funny.

    THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE HATE-BASED JOKES INTENDED TO DEMEAN AND DIMINISH MINORITIES AND THE SAME JOKES INTENDED TO DEMEAN AND DIMINISH TRUMP.

    Oh for the days of Johnny Carson when he actually could tell a joke that was funny because it was funny.

    When will the illegitimate heirs to Carson's legacy figure out that the jokes they tell brand them as the shallow, prejudiced and biased, hate mongers that they claim to despise.

    They pay for it in their ratings. They are abysmal. Daytime TV even tramples them.

    its unfortunate that even our liberals here canít refrain from bad humor they find amusing. Well, at least they laugh at themselves... just as those night-time comedians do.
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    Re: Why are Race jokes taboo?

    There is a lowest common denominator in every society...
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    Re: Why are Race jokes taboo?

    As a car guy, I have no issues with "race" jokes.

    Ford. At least they circled the problem. (Funny because ford logo has a circle around the word ford)
    Built ford tough. All with Chevy stuff. (Funny, because, a lot of racers end up using Chevy engines and trannies in their built cars)
    Ford. Found on road dead. (Because they break a lot)
    Mustang = Rustang. (Because they're slow)


    I could go in, but I think you guys get what I'm saying. Ford sucks.
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    Re: Why are Race jokes taboo?

    Quote Originally Posted by code1211 View Post
    Lately, many comedians are making jokes about Trump that are funny to those who hate Trump.

    These jokes are very similar to jokes of a bygone age that always used minorities or members of hated races as the punch line.

    The situation was not the joke- the hated race member was the joke and the malady or mishap that befell them was seen to be deserved and that is what made the joke.

    The Race based jokes involved the inability of the butts of the jokes to restrain their imagined instinctual responses or imagined deeply held desires. The humor depended on the bias and hate held by the audience and the teller to be funny.

    THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE HATE-BASED JOKES INTENDED TO DEMEAN AND DIMINISH MINORITIES AND THE SAME JOKES INTENDED TO DEMEAN AND DIMINISH TRUMP.

    Oh for the days of Johnny Carson when he actually could tell a joke that was funny because it was funny.

    When will the illegitimate heirs to Carson's legacy figure out that the jokes they tell brand them as the shallow, prejudiced and biased, hate mongers that they claim to despise.

    Because everybody's a ****ing drama queen, nowadays.

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    Re: Why are Race jokes taboo?

    Quote Originally Posted by code1211 View Post
    Lately, many comedians are making jokes about Trump that are funny to those who hate Trump.

    These jokes are very similar to jokes of a bygone age that always used minorities or members of hated races as the punch line.

    The situation was not the joke- the hated race member was the joke and the malady or mishap that befell them was seen to be deserved and that is what made the joke.

    The Race based jokes involved the inability of the butts of the jokes to restrain their imagined instinctual responses or imagined deeply held desires. The humor depended on the bias and hate held by the audience and the teller to be funny.

    THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE HATE-BASED JOKES INTENDED TO DEMEAN AND DIMINISH MINORITIES AND THE SAME JOKES INTENDED TO DEMEAN AND DIMINISH TRUMP.

    Oh for the days of Johnny Carson when he actually could tell a joke that was funny because it was funny.

    When will the illegitimate heirs to Carson's legacy figure out that the jokes they tell brand them as the shallow, prejudiced and biased, hate mongers that they claim to despise.

    Because he is a clown pretending to be a president comes to mind.
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    Re: Why are Race jokes taboo?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I don't believe he's aware he's flat-out rationalizing racial slurs, in all caps. It's kinda ludicrous.
    Well, that wasn't my intention.

    My intention was to show that the Trump-jokes that comedians tell that are funny only because they have Trump as the Butt of the Joke. In this respect, they are formatted EXACTLY as the racial slurring jokes of the past were formatted.

    My intention was to condemn both of the presented examples: BOTH Trump and Racial slurs. I suppose if you have no issue with one, then you have no issue with the other and so your confusion rises as evidenced by your post.
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    Re: Why are Race jokes taboo?

    Quote Originally Posted by CMPancake View Post
    Nah, I think they're fully both aware of what they're insinuating. Which is why I'm so utterly mystified.

    If I wasn't in uniform, I would be drinking myself stupid to try and understand how making fun of Trump is the same as insulting someone based on race or creed.
    If the jokes were creative or funny, that would be one thing.

    However, they are only barks from the attack dogs.

    The format and creativity are no different nor are they more creative or funny than the racial slurring jokes of the past.

    You have have to hate the butt of the joke to appreciate the humor. No hate, no humor. You obviously see the humor in one or both of the genres.
    I am not of the mind that a man is either of science or of religion. At his best and his worst, man exists in the misty glimmering where the falling angel meets the rising ape. That he chooses a direction from that point defines him as human.

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    Re: Why are Race jokes taboo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
    There is a lowest common denominator in every society...
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