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Old 07-21-2009, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Lynwood,IL
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Well... we made it to 127 replies on this thread! Good Job everyone!

Last edited by Opkl; 07-22-2009 at 12:18 AM..

 
Old 07-21-2009, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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as a one year reluctant transplant, soon to be gone! look at that post, so many chicagoans are like this.

america's heartland lol, what a joke. been here a year. no wonder all the young educated leave. the middle, the part of the country the rest forgets. chicago is just one of those intolerant towns.
Right, you take the one race-baiting clown who's trolling the forum and use him as your basis to judge this city and an entire region of the country, rather than the dozen or so who are telling him to stuff it. Nice bit of confirmation bias there. Not to mention intellectually lazy.
 
Old 07-21-2009, 11:55 PM
 
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Right, you take the one race-baiting clown who's trolling the forum and use him as your basis to judge this city and an entire region of the country, rather than the dozen or so who are telling him to stuff it. Nice bit of confirmation bias there. Not to mention intellectually lazy.
Charles Manson is from California. All Californians are mass-murdering doomsday cult leaders. That's not logical?
 
Old 07-21-2009, 11:56 PM
 
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I think if anything the story which spurred the post is an example of the Chicagoland area becoming more diverse and tolerant. Case in point. The night after 911, an angry mob of approximately 100 white teenagers and young adults marched to the local mosque in Oaklawn/Burbank, demanding blood. Luckily the cops prevented this mob from burning the place down.

Who would have thought that a conference like this would be allowed 8 years later in the same area. Go figure. I guess people like giodouchbag are becoming relics of the past. Reminds me of the character in Grand Torino, minus any redeeming qualities.
 
Old 07-22-2009, 12:11 AM
 
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Right, you take the one race-baiting clown who's trolling the forum and use him as your basis to judge this city and an entire region of the country, rather than the dozen or so who are telling him to stuff it. Nice bit of confirmation bias there. Not to mention intellectually lazy.
Gunhr may have a point. Many on here have voiced similar views to that of giobag, in a much more subtle, less extreme, less paranoid, and less crass manner.
 
Old 07-22-2009, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Gunhr may have a point. Many on here have voiced similar views to that of giobag, in a much more subtle, less extreme, less paranoid, and less crass manner.
Or it could be that you see racism everywhere, all the time, even where there is none. Best I can tell from the tone of your posts, there are only two kinds of people in the world: those who are absolutely blind to differences between races, and those who are not. And you seem to lump all the latter together with the Gioobags of the world, which is about as constructive a rhetorical technique as paranoid racialist lunatic ranting.
 
Old 07-22-2009, 12:22 AM
 
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Sure, mutli-ethnic or multi-racial societies are often plagued by strife all over the world. But in America we have had a black/white/Native American divide since before the inception of the country. And this has also been a strife-filled relationship in the past. When people say "diversity is a strength", they are in fact trying to redefine the strife-filled relationship that has existed for generations. They're basically saying that we don't need to fight each other, and that all groups bring something unique to the table. Is it lofty and perhaps overly idealistic? Maybe. But it's the only feasible way to exist in peace. And blacks or African Americans have a longer history in this country than just about anyone from the "Old World"...

Now of course, immigrants coming here since the 1960s immigration reforms are a different story, since they have a relatively short history here. They were not part of the original strife-filled formula in America, but have sort of stepped into a pre-defined role that was pioneered by previous minorities in America. Does it weaken our country further to have more and more ethnic groups added to the milieu? Will it pull us apart in dozens of different directions? Only if we let it happen. Or we can decide that race and ethnicity don't define a person. Yeah, it's a bit Kumbaya, but the more we fight the more we tear the country apart. Gioobag seems to think this strife is unavoidalbe, but doesn't offer any solutions to the problem other than attacks. He seemingly wants confrontation.
 
Old 07-22-2009, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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You have no balls. Why let this guy influence you so much?? Tremble because he makes fun of your city? You are the one who is intellectually lazy and unimpressive.
Wah! You made a personal attack against me! WAAAHHHH!!!
 
Old 07-22-2009, 12:29 AM
 
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Or it could be that you see racism everywhere, all the time, even where there is none. Best I can tell from the tone of your posts, there are only two kinds of people in the world: those who are absolutely blind to differences between races, and those who are not. And you seem to lump all the latter together with the Gioobags of the world, which is about as constructive a rhetorical technique as paranoid racialist lunatic ranting.
Perhaps, or it could be that you turn a blind eye and believe that racism is virtually non existent in Chicago, confined to blue collar southside circles.
 
Old 07-22-2009, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Oh sure, I'd like to know just where that place is, probably some place that is mono-cultural.

You live in a dreamworld. Since you are the one who clings to liberal psychology and that millieu, what do they call it?

"Delusional"? is that the correct diagnosis?

The USA/Israel axis is about to bomb Iran, are you aware of that? We are in two wars with Muslims. Obama just met with the NAACP a couple of days ago, the Sotomayor hearings hinged on race, which even trumped abortion!! I could on for paragraphs.

You are delusional, yes, that's what it is.
Are the Hapsburgs in on it too? How about the Trilateral Commission? The CFR? The Masons? Illuminati? Am I forgetting anyone? The Jew-Media perhaps?
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