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  •  As usual, all your writing got me thinking, (3+ / 0-)
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    SilentBrook, worldlotus, Avila

    but this quote especially:

    If the State and the public have telegraphed their hand by obsessing over "dark-skinned" Arabs that are a caricature out of a bad 1980's action movie, and the media and conservatives are willfully blind to white domestic terrorists in the United States, the preferred tactical choice is a clear one.
    Looking at the metaphor, this is a forever losing hand (not even two deuces, at best) that certain people have been bluffing to keep the game going well past lights-out around the table. Alongside still stoking fears by referring to the evil, dark-skinned one, encourage gun-toting "prepperism" for the socialist apocalypse, simultaneously preaching divestment in infrastructure, education, and community development in those areas where non-white populations already outnumber whites, and considering "white" will one day not even be applicable to the majority nationally, the game's bound to end badly (at least with that fear-monger approach). Probably a standoff--all guns pulled and pointed at each other, and for what? Maybe that's what the monied ones want. Long as the game's been going and rigged, the casino "owners" siphon off the profits.

    I discover myself on the verge of a usual mistake. ― Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

    by dannyboy1 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 11:36:29 AM PDT

    •  Persians, Turks, semitic Arabs, Israelis (1+ / 0-)
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      are all white. Just like Greeks, Chechnyans, Italians, Spaniards, Bosnians, Hungarians, etc. The amount of time you spend out in the sun or on a tanning bed doesn't change that.

      I never liked you and I always will.

      by Ray Blake on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 03:24:42 PM PDT

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      •  Chauncey is caught up in the "Caucasus" thing (0+ / 0-)

        Makes him think they must be the epitome of Caucasian-ness.

        If he admitted that Persians, Turks, semitic Arabs, Israelis,
        Greeks, Chechnyans, Italians, Spaniards, Bosnians, Hungarians, etc. were also white then his column would collapse.

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