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BrockD

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299 weeks ago @ Left, Right & Cent... - Banks-rupt; Forestalli... · 3 replies · 0 points

I don't get your joke. But I'm sure it's hilarious.

299 weeks ago @ Left, Right & Cent... - Banks-rupt; Forestalli... · 6 replies · +2 points

It's very important that KCRW managers and producers read this article. It might help everyone understand the roots of this anger against anyone who dares stand up to the Hard Left on behalf of Jewish people or against the extreme rightwing on behalf of African Americans.

IT's all a part of the same phenom.

299 weeks ago @ Left, Right & Cent... - Banks-rupt; Forestalli... · 0 replies · 0 points

fascinating

299 weeks ago @ Left, Right & Cent... - Banks-rupt; Forestalli... · 1 reply · +2 points

You wrote: "I miss Sarah. On VOX, she used to jump in and stop things from getting too heated." AND "You seem to be intent on constantly insulting me..."

This is how a child behaves. He calls another child a name. That child calls him a name back. The first child's feelings get hurt, so he tells mommy. He says the second child called him a name. Mommy, says, "Why'd you call him a name?" The second child says, "He called me a name first." Mommy says, "Both of you stop it." Mommy turns around and the first child sticks out his tongue...

Do you really need Sarah to play the mommy role in this childish argument? If you get over yourself for half a second, you will see the links I posted are actually quite interesting and pertinent to the substance of our debate, as opposed to all of this noise around it between you and me.

299 weeks ago @ Left, Right & Cent... - Banks-rupt; Forestalli... · 0 replies · +2 points

Let me give you a little primer on how human beings behave.

When someone gives us something, we say, "Thank you."
When someone says "thank you," we say, "you're welcome."
When we accidentally bump into each other, both people say, "excuse me."
When we hurt somebody's feelings, we say, "I apologise."
When someone says, "I apologize," we say, "I'm sorry, too."

299 weeks ago @ Left, Right & Cent... - Banks-rupt; Forestalli... · 0 replies · +1 points

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judai...

"At the beginning of the 1930s, antisemitic cartoons appeared in most countries that had taken part in and lost the war. Two journals, Der Goetz and Der Abend, in particular, were notorious for their antisemitic cartoons."

"In his early youth Hitler came under the influence of anti-Jewish hate propaganda and the antisemitic cartoons in the Austrian press inspired by Karl *Lueger and his Christian-Socialist Party. He soon came to recognize the value of antisemitic cartoons for propaganda"

"In 1934 a special issue was devoted to "Ritual Murder" (Ritualmordnummer), showing infamous cartoons from the Middle Ages in which the Jews were depicted as using human blood in the observance of religious rites."

299 weeks ago @ Left, Right & Cent... - Banks-rupt; Forestalli... · 13 replies · +2 points

I recommend this link about "Cartoons" as well. It might help enlighten good folks like StanH that dismissing cartoons as "not important" subjects of discussion is not really valid.

I think you will be shocked at what is tolerated in mainstream Arab media:

http://www.jcpa.org/JCPA/Templates/ShowPage.asp?D...

299 weeks ago @ Left, Right & Cent... - Banks-rupt; Forestalli... · 16 replies · +2 points

Because of that, when the Rightwing bloggers and Fox commentators tried to play their old schtick on us, it fell flat. When they complained of reverse racism or oversensitivity or liberal guilt, nobody believed them. When they tried to act hurt and offended by the actions of the victims and the targets of the racism, it didn't work.

And even on this Blog we saw blatant irony in action. We saw people fret about "PC" words and behavior while attempting to foist upon us their own PC language. We saw folks fret about insincere apologies even as they cheer the insincere apologies of their own rightwingers. We saw individuals call names like "demented" and "insane" in order to try to shut down debate, and then accuse others of name calling and bullying.

I for one think that's healthy. And, again, I apologize if I offended anyone during the heat of discussion.

299 weeks ago @ Left, Right & Cent... - Banks-rupt; Forestalli... · 8 replies · +2 points

Anyone interested in a good reference for "IRONY", take a gander here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/alabaster/A700958

I don't want to argue over who is or isn't racist anymore. But I think the chimp cartoon was actually very healthy for our nation. It's not universally agreed, but I think it's generally agreed by most fair people that the CHIMP cartoon was either A) BLATANTLY racist or B)Fairly inferred to be racist (even if it really wasn't intended to be).

299 weeks ago @ Left, Right & Cent... - Banks-rupt; Forestalli... · 0 replies · +1 points

"irony is wasted on the stupid" -- Jonathan Swift

I believe you were the one who opened up the dialogue with words like "demented", "insane" and "niggardly."

But never mind, you know not what you do.