O’Reilly Tears Into ‘Race-Baiters'

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  1. Jedi Knight

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    Yeah. He is rather middle of the road, politically, but this is great. :thumbsup:
     
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    :laugh: Middle of the road?
     
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    I actually agree to some point, as saying stuff like "America is a white Supremacist nation" [i.e. still is] is way too strong language, and glosses over all the changes over time, and that it consists of individuals who either can be or are not like that. Also, terms like "white privilege" get tossed around, and not always articulated enough as to what they mean by that.

    But then, the same thing is being done to blacks. Right after he makes the point about the country being defined by them", and that it would be like saying that African American community is "all defined" by Louis Farrakhan or the Black Panthers, he then goes into the "problems" of the community, which IS often used to "define" it in conservative talking points. He may soften it with "however there ARE problems in the African American precincts...", he still comes close to this sort of generalization by charging straight into the "corrosive culture" statement, which others often use to paint "the blacks" as a whole without any apparent distinction. (And then all the "decent, fair-minded among them" seem to suddenly become invisible, and all anyone sees are angry rioters, criminals and single mothers gaming the system, whch are just a subset within the community, not "the [whole] community" itself). And then, as a lot of the criticism is based on the actions/statements of the main public political media figures, Jackson and Sharpton, this IS "defining" the community by these two figures (whom many seem to regard in the same way they regard describe Farrakhan and the Panthers!)

    The point is, all of the generalization both sides do is what keeps this ball rolling, and as anger flares up on both sides, whis is why we're getting more and more unrest. So doing back to them what you're complaining of them doing to you is not the answer, nor is it founded by any more "truth", supposedly justifying it. People are ultimately the same, and their actions stem fromt he sin nature, and are shaped by various circumstances throughout their lives (individual and collective), and no one is on any sort of moral/cultural higher ground.
     
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    Extremely well said. Especially the part about Jackson and Sharpton. I know their names will come up in just about any conversation about race, especially on this board.
     

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