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Old 07-28-2019, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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I once made the inexcusable error of telling the person I was talking to - a liberal - that I didn't like rap music. He said I was being racist. Oye.
Probably had less to do with being a liberal (another misused word) than being offended that you didn’t like the music he did. Music is really personal. I won’t say I like rap, but I appreciate it in some ways, and I felt a bit offended when my ma said she wasn’t about it. I played her the backing track without the lyrics, and she was on board.

Point being, I think that’s a sign of insecurity, not of being a “liberal”. Write it off as an insecure person who couldn’t take the littlest bit of negativity. He’s a person, not a liberal.
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Old 07-28-2019, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Agreed. What is worse is that the fear of being considered to be racist no matter what you do will make a person limit their interactions with people of other races, further splintering our society.
I frankly donít give a crap. If you know me, you know whether Iím racist or not. No offense to anyone here, but you are all online, anonymous as I am. You donít know where my feelings lie, and I wonít put much stock in someone saying I am racist online.
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Old 07-28-2019, 08:09 AM
 
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It wasn't racist, of course, but you have to understand the media will absolutely latch onto and twist and misrepresent everything the president says to suit their agenda.
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Old 07-28-2019, 08:09 AM
Status: "Political Correctness is fascism pretending to be Manners." (set 28 days ago)
 
Location: bold new city of the south
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You don't get it. Trump is in there as a non-establishment, non politician. We aren't doing things the old way, and career do nothing politicians WILL BE CALLED OUT.
President Trump is not a career politician or a lawyer, so he doesn't use double-speak and know how to avoid all the PC-$#!+ traps from elite career politicians who never worked a day in their life and are professional talkers who don't DO anything but spin webs of deceit and spend taxpayers money.

Last edited by buddy5; 07-28-2019 at 08:18 AM.. Reason: I might need a little work on my punctuation.
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Old 07-28-2019, 08:10 AM
 
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I frankly donít give a crap. If you know me, you know whether Iím racist or not. No offense to anyone here, but you are all online, anonymous as I am. You donít know where my feelings lie, and I wonít put much stock in someone saying I am racist online.
I am definitely not concerned about online interactions. Real world lessening of interactions is not a good thing. It hurts communities where people need to work together and fosters a us against them mentality.
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Old 07-28-2019, 08:12 AM
 
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Probably had less to do with being a liberal (another misused word) than being offended that you didnít like the music he did. Music is really personal. I wonít say I like rap, but I appreciate it in some ways, and I felt a bit offended. I played her the backing track without the lyrics, and she was on board.

Point being, I think thatís a sign of insecurity, not of being a ďliberalĒ. Write it off as an insecure person who couldnít take the littlest bit of negativity. Heís a person, not a liberal.
But why did he have to chalk my dislike of rap music - I'd rather listen to a concert of chalk-on-blackboard - to racism? He knew I was a conservative, and he used anything he had to accuse me of racism, even something as understandable as not liking profanity-laden "music."

That's really this point - the tendency of some (i said some!) liberals to ascribe racism to comments that have nothing to do with race.
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Old 07-28-2019, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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I am definitely not concerned about online interactions. Real world lessening of interactions is not a good thing. It hurts communities where people need to work together and fosters a us against them mentality.
Excellent, sir!
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Old 07-28-2019, 08:13 AM
 
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Isn't Baltimore part of the America Trump thinks he can make great again? His hat should have MWAGA on it.
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Old 07-28-2019, 08:16 AM
 
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It wasn't racist, of course, but you have to understand the media will absolutely latch onto and twist and misrepresent everything the president says to suit their agenda.
Another maga disciple trying to attack the media, the only thing calling out Trump and his daily lies and racism, how original!
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Old 07-28-2019, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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But why did he have to chalk my dislike of rap music - I'd rather listen to a concert of chalk-on-blackboard - to racism? He knew I was a conservative, and he used anything he had to accuse me of racism, even something as understandable as not liking profanity-laden "music."

That's really this point - the tendency of some (i said some!) liberals to ascribe racism to comments that have nothing to do with race.
That’s what I’ve been trying to get at. We have just broken down in the way we talk to each other. And rather than social media absorbing what was our civil tone, it’s going the other way, with flesh-and-blood speech mimicking what’s happening via our anonymous social network lives. He really had no REAL reason to neg you, aside from a momentary hurt about rap. If he’d taken the time to try to educate you, it may not have worked, but it wouldn’t have been so damn divisive if it didn’t.
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