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  •  NO, he sees them as inferior and displays his (4+ / 0-)
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    Gooserock, ffour, greengemini, eagleray

    own insensitivity. It is the 21st century; it's not ok to talk like that ever. White men are not superior. People need to deal with that particular reality.

    Wrong answer.

    •  You're missing my point (1+ / 0-)
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      Catte Nappe

      My point is, his comments go way beyond just being offensive.

      When Rush Limbaugh says Sandra Fluke is a slut, or calls women "FemiNazis" or any such stupidity, that's offensive. He's trying to be offensive, it's a deliberate attempt to rile people up. In most cases, he even knows what he is saying is wrong and is offensive.

      When Young made his comment, I believe him - he's not trying to be offensive. Same as Todd Akin or Richard Mourdock - none of what they said was to get their supporters all worked up, it was genuinely what they believed, how they think.

      Young is a dinosaur who actually believes that "wetback" is an okay way to label and define migrant workers. He doesn't even know that it's wrong and offensive. The man has no place in public office and has light years to go in terms of understanding and treating his fellow human being with respect.

      Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone, 1866

      by absdoggy on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 10:47:50 AM PDT

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