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rkbabang

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Identity Politics (what used to be called simply "racism")
« on: October 16, 2018, 07:50:21 AM »
We now have leftist politicians taking DNA tests to prove their racial purity.

It's taking identity politics to its logical conclusion I guess, but it is still pretty damn sick if you ask me. If your self worth is tied to your 1/1024 Native American DNA you are pretty empty inside. And you are every bit as hateful a person as a white supremacist neo-nazi who would take pride in his percentage of northern European DNA.  Racism is largely a thing of the left today, on the right it has been relegated to the margins. Small groups who no one takes seriously.   On the left it is the mainstream, up to and including sitting US Senators.

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Re: Identity Politics (what used to be called simply "racism")
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2018, 08:39:12 AM »
Now the Republicans think it's a contest.  US politics is in a bad place right now.  Oh, well. Let the Racists DNA Competitions begin!

Lindsey Graham to take DNA test to find Native American roots: 'I think I can beat' Elizabeth Warren
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/lindsey-graham-to-take-dna-test-to-find-native-american-roots-i-think-i-can-beat-elizabeth-warren


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Re: Identity Politics (what used to be called simply "racism")
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2018, 09:10:36 AM »
It would be more constructive to know what the people one are supposed to vote for are standing for, rather than their racial bankground or skin color.
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Re: Identity Politics (what used to be called simply "racism")
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2018, 09:37:23 AM »
It would be more constructive to know what the people one are supposed to vote for are standing for, rather than their racial bankground or skin color.

Yea but Obama, an inexperienced junior senator from a shithole area proved that the above doesn't matter. Instead he proved being the liberal trophy black was all that was needed. And in response this is what led to Trump. The left has become obsessed with political statement trophies, such as "the first black", "the first women", "the first ....Indian?". I mean why else would they think Hillary Clinton was a good idea? They care more about a figurehead statement, so they can tout progress, than they actually care about substantive and tangible progress. It's a shame.

I'd love to see politics shifts towards running people of character and substance; but that isn't happening anytime soon. Instead we have the likes of Booker, Warren, and the double trophy Koomalo Harris to look forward to.

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Re: Identity Politics (what used to be called simply "racism")
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2018, 09:54:45 AM »
Is Hawaii the shithole or Illinois?

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Re: Identity Politics (what used to be called simply "racism")
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2018, 09:57:59 AM »
Is Hawaii the shithole or Illinois?

Illinois. What a disaster...

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Re: Identity Politics (what used to be called simply "racism")
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2018, 10:52:24 AM »
It would be more constructive to know what the people one are supposed to vote for are standing for, rather than their racial bankground or skin color.

Yea but Obama, an inexperienced junior senator from a shithole area proved that the above doesn't matter. Instead he proved being the liberal trophy black was all that was needed. And in response this is what led to Trump. The left has become obsessed with political statement trophies, such as "the first black", "the first women", "the first ....Indian?". I mean why else would they think Hillary Clinton was a good idea? They care more about a figurehead statement, so they can tout progress, than they actually care about substantive and tangible progress. It's a shame.

I'd love to see politics shifts towards running people of character and substance; but that isn't happening anytime soon. Instead we have the likes of Booker, Warren, and the double trophy Koomalo Harris to look forward to.

People of character and substance are off doing useful things, not running for office.  This is just the latest act in reality show we call politics.

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Re: Identity Politics (what used to be called simply "racism")
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2018, 12:48:59 PM »
Is Hawaii the shithole or Illinois?

I thought it was Africa according to Trump!  Cheers!
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Re: Identity Politics (what used to be called simply "racism")
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2018, 12:57:43 PM »
Is Hawaii the shithole or Illinois?

I thought it was Africa according to Trump!  Cheers!

Africa and Haiti are "shithole nations" according to Trump.  I live in New Hampshire which is a "drug-infested den".   You have to admit the man has a way with words.
 

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Re: Identity Politics (what used to be called simply "racism")
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2018, 01:04:11 PM »
Is Hawaii the shithole or Illinois?

I thought it was Africa according to Trump!  Cheers!

Africa and Haiti are "shithole nations" according to Trump.  I live in New Hampshire which is a "drug-infested den".   You have to admit the man has a way with words.

HUUUUGGGE!  HUUUUUGGGE vocabulary!  Cheers!
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