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Old 02-29-2008, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Missouri of course
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I don't think it's bigotry to acknowledge the incredible ignorance represented by people in this category ("white trash, redneck, BillyRayBob, uneducated hick, low class hillbilly..."). These people exhibit beliefs and prejudices that are severely detrimental to this society. This is traditionally and historically been the case. I don't consider it bigotry to look down on them, just an acknowledgement of what they are. Unfortunately, this country appears bottom-heavy with such people as the election of Bush showed.
In the first place, not all people who happen to be against illegals are white trash, hillbillies, or any other bigoted names that you decided to use. You say that you hate bigots and racists and yet, here you are being just what you supposedly hate. Nothing new here folks!
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Missouri of course
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If the truth were known, many of us are NOT FOR illegal immigration, but are sick and tired of the total lack of humanity towards these people. If they don't like being called bigots then they should not talk like bigots, it does nothing to make people want to listen to your issues.

Arizona Bear you are great about telling Mexicans "the peons need to fight for their rights against their own goverment. You have never been able to say what rights you achieved fighting for YOUR rights against this (your) goverment. With the different protests in this country, which ones were successful????
Maybe you might want to put your money where your mouth is, just a thought
Just to reply to your off topic rant asking which protests were successful...

I remember that the drinking age was reduced back down to 18 in most states because of the protests back in the late '60s and '70s. The Vietnam Conflict was also stopped because of protests. Women got the right to vote because of protests, as did the any and all of the civil rights that blacks got in the '60s. Please try to know what you post about before showing how little you know about the history of this country.
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:44 PM
 
Location: On my way to FLA baby !!
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So now we are seperating the illegal criminals from the rest of us and we are bogots?
Give me a break, the HUGE majority of AMERICANS want them deported. I agree above, if anyone is bigoted it is the illegals who need arrested and deported.
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:57 PM
 
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So now we are seperating the illegal criminals from the rest of us and we are bogots?
Give me a break, the HUGE majority of AMERICANS want them deported. I agree above, if anyone is bigoted it is the illegals who need arrested and deported.
Sorry but your post made no sense at all.
And to Earthmother1951 The drinking age never was 18 in my state is still age 21. what recent protests have worked?? The Iraq war was protested many times, still has not worked. Yes, women got the right to vote and if you want to say there is still no racism against African Americans, I'm sure that plenty could set you straight on that. The name of the thread is Bigots
and that says it all.
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Old 02-29-2008, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Sorry but your post made no sense at all.
And to Earthmother1951 The drinking age never was 18 in my state is still age 21. what recent protests have worked?? The Iraq war was protested many times, still has not worked. Yes, women got the right to vote and if you want to say there is still no racism against African Americans, I'm sure that plenty could set you straight on that. The name of the thread is Bigots
and that says it all.
If you are so 'annoyed' by our posts; you are free to leave.

PS: I have not personally been involved in any actual protests--------yet.
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Old 02-29-2008, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Small patch of terra firma
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It does nothing at all to make us listen to you and the others.
An when some anti-illegal posters post bigoted and racist tinged remarks and rely more on exaggerations, lies, and unsupported accusations that align with beliefs about illegal immigrants instead of the truth, then it does nothing to give them credibility
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Old 02-29-2008, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Originally Posted by Alexus View Post
I don't think it's bigotry to acknowledge the incredible ignorance represented by people in this category ("white trash, redneck, BillyRayBob, uneducated hick, low class hillbilly..."). These people exhibit beliefs and prejudices that are severely detrimental to this society. This is traditionally and historically been the case. I don't consider it bigotry to look down on them, just an acknowledgement of what they are. Unfortunately, this country appears bottom-heavy with such people as the election of Bush showed.
I have a question for you. Do you think that all anti-illegal people fall in this 'category'? If you do, you are clearly guilty of the bigotry and racism that you so thoroughly deride in your post. If you don't, you've shown an extreme example of poor judgment and made gross generalizations by making the accusations in the first place.

So which is it, Alexus?

Are you a racist bigot?

Or just an ignoramus?
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Old 02-29-2008, 07:35 PM
 
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I don't think it's bigotry to acknowledge the incredible ignorance represented by people in this category ("white trash, redneck, BillyRayBob, uneducated hick, low class hillbilly..."). .
Your broad and sweeping categorizing of people serves to illustrate your OWN judgementalism. What about NON-white trash? Are they exempt from your generalizations? Are there any EDUCATED hicks, who share the guilt (in your eyes) with the uneducated ones? In your world-view, is there such thing as a HIGH CLASS Hillbilly? What about a "WilliamRaymondRobert?".....
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Old 02-29-2008, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Missouri of course
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Sorry but your post made no sense at all.
And to Earthmother1951 The drinking age never was 18 in my state is still age 21. what recent protests have worked?? The Iraq war was protested many times, still has not worked. Yes, women got the right to vote and if you want to say there is still no racism against African Americans, I'm sure that plenty could set you straight on that. The name of the thread is Bigots
and that says it all.
Well, most states did lower the age. Not my fault that you live in a backward state. BTW, you are the one who has shown to be the racist and bigot and of course, lover of illegals. I never said that there was no more racism. I said that the civil rights acts of the '60s were brough about through protests. Get educated and learn how to get some reading comprehension before replying to me and showing that ignorance and hatred yo carry with you.

Yes, you are a bigot and I am glad that you admit it.
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Old 02-29-2008, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Missouri of course
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An when some anti-illegal posters post bigoted and racist tinged remarks and rely more on exaggerations, lies, and unsupported accusations that align with beliefs about illegal immigrants instead of the truth, then it does nothing to give them credibility
You mean like the credible crap that the pro-illegals post? LOLOLOLOL How funny and all of these posts by all of the pro-illegals shows how you know that the majority of the Americans are against illegals and want them out of the country. You are desperate and it is actually funny to watch all of you squirm.

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