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First Confederate Symbols, Now...Raw Cotton???

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dominicansoul    4,457
dominicansoul

We're actively removing all symbols of the Confederacy from the American landscape.  Names of buildings, names of streets, names of cities, names of schools...if they are even remotely reflecting the confederacy and glorifying the south, they are deemed racists and then removed.  

At least you can argue that Confederate symbols have the stigma of being pro-slavery...

BUT THIS?????

This lady complained that raw cotton on display was "offensive" because black slaves picked cotton in them confederacy days!!  (Actually, many whites did too, and hispanics...probably some orientals...mainly all of america picked cotton back in them days...!!!!!)

 

When is this stupidity going to stop?   Don't you think this is getting to be a bit ridiculous?????

 

 

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havok579257    259
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i think people getting upset about this is ridiculous.  Although I also think people over exaggerating other's people freak outs are  ridiculous too.  I saw this article today on foxnews and thought to myself that here the news goes again pandering to their viewer base.  This cotton complaint was from a random twitter user.  Why on earth are they covering what one random person posts on twitter other than to rile up their viewer base.  So many people do and say stupid things on twitter these days.  Why are we out looking for the crazies and extrapolating it to cover an entire genre of people.  I think a lot of liberals are off the rails.  Although just because one random person on twitter complains about something and says something stupid does not mean I attribute it to the majority of liberals.  Same goes for the random racist who is a conservative.  

 

As much as the media gives these people the time of day, the ones who are really at fault is the american people.  At the end of the day the news media is about ratings and will cover things that get them ratings.  What gets ratings is people over exaggerating about  things.  People just need to stop freaking out about what one random person, movie star, politician says on twitter.  

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Era Might    1,537
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This is a random social media post in a country of 320 million. Trump threatened to commit genocide against North Korea today, in front of the entire world at the UN. Literally, and I quote, "we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea." Per Wikipedia:

Genocide is intentional action to destroy a people (usually defined as an ethnic, national, racial, or religious group) in whole or in part. The hybrid word "genocide" is a combination of the Greek word génos ("race, people") and the Latin suffix -cide ("act of killing").[1] The United Nations Genocide Convention, which was established in 1948, defines genocide as "acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group".

There are bigger things going on than some lady's Facebook post about cotton.

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Seven77    1,037
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Wow, I mean this with all charity, but that lady's *opinion on social media* is hardly worth getting worked up about. 

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dairygirl4u2c    62
dairygirl4u2c

just wait a cotton pickin' minute....

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Ash Wednesday    2,979
Ash Wednesday

It's wrong on one level for sure: there are much more flattering options to use when it comes to decorating your house with dried florals.

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dominicansoul    4,457
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It's a simple tweet, but the perfect example of how hysterical certain parts of our society have become.  Millions feel like she does, I'm positive.  I see examples like this every single day because I work with a bunch of millennials and liberal professors.  Every little thing has to be re-thought-re-analyzed-re-searched re-thought and re-analyzed again lest it come off as "offensive."  I'm talking the most innocent of all things (such as the acronym "faqs" for example.  Heaven forbid we use that term anymore for "frequently asked questions," or even the abbreviation "trans" for "transcripts!"  The horror!)  I am seeing the deterioration of common sense amongst the ones in our country who used to facilitate critical thought and reason.  Differing opinions are chastised, there's no place for it in higher education anymore.  Either you tow the liberal line, or you are immediately branded a racist, homophobic, zenophobic, war mongering fascist misogynist pig.  Doesn't matter what race you really are, all us conservatives are KKK now a days.  

And now cotton is too.  Lol.  :smile3:

 

 

2 hours ago, Era Might said:

This is a random social media post in a country of 320 million. Trump threatened to commit genocide against North Korea today, in front of the entire world at the UN. Literally, and I quote, "we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea." Per Wikipedia:

Genocide is intentional action to destroy a people (usually defined as an ethnic, national, racial, or religious group) in whole or in part. The hybrid word "genocide" is a combination of the Greek word génos ("race, people") and the Latin suffix -cide ("act of killing").[1] The United Nations Genocide Convention, which was established in 1948, defines genocide as "acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group".

There are bigger things going on than some lady's Facebook post about cotton.

Start another thread about it, this is about that simple yet, telling tweet.

 

1 hour ago, Seven77 said:

Wow, I mean this with all charity, but that lady's *opinion on social media* is hardly worth getting worked up about. 

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Yes, you are the most charitable person on Phatmass, I know it.  But i'm not worked up over it.  I don't really get worked up about anything except infanticide.  I just thought it was a hilarious yet poignant sign of this generation's lack of reasoning...

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Seven77    1,037
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9 minutes ago, dominicansoul said:

 

 

I don't think this is a very good example of the point you think you're trying to make…

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KnightofChrist    2,280
KnightofChrist

This reminds me of the article, I think, I read on Salon, about the National Anthem being Neo-Confederate.

The first time I heard about trans-gender and trans-species insanity was on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

This got 20k shares, so, not so little.

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havok579257    259
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7 minutes ago, KnightofChrist said:

This reminds me of the article, I think, I read on Salon, about the National Anthem being Neo-Confederate.

The first time I heard about trans-gender and trans-species insanity was on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

This got 20k shares, so, not so little.

20,000 random people on facebook shared this.  just because someone shared it doesn't mean they support it.  i am sure many conservatives shared this because they think this is ridiculous.  

 

it comes down to people getting worked up by someone else who makes a dumb comment on facebook.  people make dumb comments on facebook all the time,  conservatives and liberals. just because a person is a liberal or a conservative and says something stupid doesn't mean the majority of the group agrees with them. 

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KnightofChrist    2,280
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1 hour ago, havok579257 said:

20,000 random people on facebook shared this.  just because someone shared it doesn't mean they support it.  i am sure many conservatives shared this because they think this is ridiculous.  

 

it comes down to people getting worked up by someone else who makes a dumb comment on facebook.  people make dumb comments on facebook all the time,  conservatives and liberals. just because a person is a liberal or a conservative and says something stupid doesn't mean the majority of the group agrees with them.

 

Ya'member when you got all worked up 'cause some girl on the interweb called a President by *gasp* his middle name? 

 

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11 hours ago, havok579257 said:

20,000 random people on facebook shared this.  just because someone shared it doesn't mean they support it.  i am sure many conservatives shared this because they think this is ridiculous.  

 

it comes down to people getting worked up by someone else who makes a dumb comment on facebook.  people make dumb comments on facebook all the time,  conservatives and liberals. just because a person is a liberal or a conservative and says something stupid doesn't mean the majority of the group agrees with them. 

Anybody I've seen share it, has done so to mock it.  I've looked over hundreds of comments and I don't think I've seen one who agrees.

 

Honestly, it seems like this is more of a case where someone posted something absolutely stupid and those sick of the PC culture jumped on one person's post in an attempt to absolutely obliterate a person for a stupid comment.  Basically, a sort of doxing.

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KnightofChrist    2,280
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Just amazing to me how lefty insanity seems to always be so easily dismissed on here but Trump "says" something the sky falls. Lol

Here's that article about the National Anthem being Neo-Confederate btw. The left is getting more and more wacko. I think they want to ripped down every American symbol and even rename America in the end. 

The cotton thing isn't that far out from the already far out left. Remember you can be a dog if you feel like you're a dog. Or a cat you know whatever. And people who don't like it are bigots.

http://www.salon.com/2017/08/27/it-is-time-to-examine-the-words-and-the-origins-of-our-national-anthem-another-neo-confederate-symbol_partner/

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havok579257    259
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1 hour ago, KnightofChrist said:

Just amazing to me how lefty insanity seems to always be so easily dismissed on here but Trump "says" something the sky falls. Lol

Here's that article about the National Anthem being Neo-Confederate btw. The left is getting more and more wacko. I think they want to ripped down every American symbol and even rename America in the end. 

The cotton thing isn't that far out from the already far out left. Remember you can be a dog if you feel like you're a dog. Or a cat you know whatever. And people who don't like it are bigots.

http://www.salon.com/2017/08/27/it-is-time-to-examine-the-words-and-the-origins-of-our-national-anthem-another-neo-confederate-symbol_partner/

i put way more stock in what our president or any president of any country for that matter says compared to some random person on the internet.  are we seriously comparing someone who leads the most powerful nation in the world and the things he says to some random person who shops at Hobby Lobby?

 

 

58 minutes ago, KnightofChrist said:

Left: Gone with the wind is also racist/Neo-Confederate.

Also left: The Trump assassination play is art

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/08/yes-gone-with-the-wind-is-another-neo-confederate-monument.html

again, your talking about random people who post on the internet.  they don't represent the majority of the country.  they don't speak for all liberals.  as stupid as I think this protest is, i don't attribute it to the majority of liberals.  

 

at the end of the day there is no equality between the dumb things President Trump says and what random people on the internet say.  one leads the nation.  the other holds not position of power in our government.

13 hours ago, KnightofChrist said:

 

Ya'member when you got all worked up 'cause some girl on the interweb called a President by *gasp* his middle name? 

 

no the same thing.  i didn't go on other mediums and blast out that someone of phatmass was calling obama, husien and they were being offensive.  if i had copied the debate and ran and posted it on another medium, then you would have a valid point.

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Seven77    1,037
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 Why does everything have to be so politicized though? I'm talking about our reactions here on this Catholic website. Why does everything have to be liberal or conservative, left or right? As Catholics, we should be more concerned with right versus wrong, moral versus immoral… That should be the lens with which we view things. Catholicism transcends petty political platforms, although political platforms and ideologies are not bad in themselves and they often have positions that we can get on board with.

 Please, we got to stop with the left and right ish if we're going to win the society for Christ. The fact is, the way that "conservatives" here talk about certain issues I honestly wonder if they really want to change hearts for the truth. We have to build bridges with truth, beauty, and goodness and that goes for the way we talk about issues.  Attracting flies with honey instead of vinegar and stuff like that. Can we freaking try that for a change? Might actually do some good... 

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dominicansoul    4,457
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4 hours ago, Seven77 said:

 Why does everything have to be so politicized though? I'm talking about our reactions here on this Catholic website. Why does everything have to be liberal or conservative, left or right? As Catholics, we should be more concerned with right versus wrong, moral versus immoral… That should be the lens with which we view things. Catholicism transcends petty political platforms, although political platforms and ideologies are not bad in themselves and they often have positions that we can get on board with.

 Please, we got to stop with the left and right ish if we're going to win the society for Christ. The fact is, the way that "conservatives" here talk about certain issues I honestly wonder if they really want to change hearts for the truth. We have to build bridges with truth, beauty, and goodness and that goes for the way we talk about issues.  Attracting flies with honey instead of vinegar and stuff like that. Can we freaking try that for a change? Might actually do some good... 

It's a dangerous attitude to have, looking at others and assuming they aren't doing everything in their power to evangelize for Christ and to think only your attitude and your way of doing it works.  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  I can say  all I ever get from you is vinegar.  It may not be so, but what I perceive to be so. 

I post what I want to post no one has to respond if it triggers them  so much. 

Kofc seems to understand what I'm talking about.  Other friends who've read it but don't post on phatmass get it too...

I work in higher education.  This tweet isn't just some random attitude, it's prevalent amongst millennials and liberals.  I witness it everyday and I for one find it alarming.  Like kofc said, the most innocent things are being attacked over this hysterical reaction that somehow racism is the most important evil rearing its head these days.  It isn't.  And the KKK are the same obscure irrelevant idiots they've been for the last 50 years.  They aren't a threat to our society.  The threat lies in mind control over the masses.  I've witnessed mass hysteria on my campus when it comes to things perceived to be homophobic, transphobic, xenophobic, name any phobic and they react hysterically to it! Lol!  It's all part of the divide and conquering of the leftists to control Americans emotions and win votes for their side.  It's eerie to witness... 

One day they will attack the very preaching of the Gospel and call it hate speech... and they will want to censor it, because that's what they riot about... to shut conservative values down.  If you guys don't see that happening, well good for you,  I see it in my very own work place.  We no longer have the right to think what we want to think, say what we want to say or even believe what we want to believe without a real threat of expulsion from our positions.  The other day they put the feminine napkin disposals in the men's room.  People were shocked at that but no one said anything lest they be called by Human Resources for being transphobic... 

this random liberal tweeted she wanted hobby lobby to remove this racist display.. she speaks for millions.  Within the first hour she had 20,000 likes not just shares, likes.  That means agreements.  They don't like something they want it destroyed.  On my campus, a man putting up pro life display had his pictures vandalized while the students and faculty applauded.  They don't like what they saw so they demanded it be destroyed.  

This isn't just some random tweet it's a reflection of millions...

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KnightofChrist    2,280
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I was reading another crazy article today on break. Basically straight black men are the new white supremacists. I won't bother linking to it. 

I think the shell that remains of Christian society is cracking up and a new society is about to take hold. I don't think Western Civilization as a whole is strong either, but rather weak and dying. All Christian societies that have fallen away or tried to cast off Christianity didn't end in peace and lovey dovey good times. But vast amounts of bloodshed. Russia, France, Mexico are just a few examples of what may lie in wait for the future.

All this wacko nonsense, the all out attacks on everything that isn't left-wing or doesn't advance left-wing agenda, are clear signs of a culture committing suicide. Mass-murder of children, Childless unions, attacks on marriage and families, promotion of sodomy, promotion of unions between humans and non-human, promotion of the god of self, denial of God made gender or species, attacks on straight men, attacks on moral women, iconoclasm, glorification of violence and lust in media, normalizing satanism/witchcraft, sexualizing the young, normalizing drag queens at school, attacks on free speech, justification of violence against those with the wrong opinions, dividing, dividing, dividing, division, division, division, turning Americans against our National foundations, and on and on and on...

I guess when it all falls down we can take some comfort that this is something only Conservatives will get bent out of shape about?

10 hours ago, havok579257 said:

Not the same thing.  i didn't go on other mediums and blast out that someone of phatmass was calling obama, husien and they were being offensive.  if i had copied the debate and ran and posted it on another medium, then you would have a valid point.

All I'm hearing is that it's ok for you to get upset about a certain subject and that your justifications for speaking out are acceptable. But not for others about subjects you find unimportant, they have to shut they mouths and stop whining.

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Seven77    1,037
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11 hours ago, dominicansoul said:

I can say  all I ever get from you is vinegar.  It may not be so, but what I perceive to be so. 

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Wow. Okay, I appreciate the honesty :) However I'm not sure how it reconciles with this:

On 9/19/2017 at 8:10 PM, dominicansoul said:

Yes, you are the most charitable person on Phatmass, I know it. 

 

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