Homura also works, but I used her for the last one and it felt like cheating
F-14 Tomcat on CV-62 USS Independence
I hate it when people make the argument that since animals can display homosexual tendencies, that that is actually a good reason as to why it is natural in humans.
So are those things acceptable in the human race?
Since tumblr likes to assume that anyone that disagrees with any of their “facts” is a homophobic nazi, I would like to make it clear that this isnt anti-gay, just pointing out the flaws in a stupid argument.
I hate the argument, too. We’re not some kind of gay tranny squid-fish. We’re human beings. Heterosexual reproductive sex is what’s natural to us. Everything else is sexual deviancy, and shouldn’t be legitimized.
However faint your hope is, it’s still hope. 😌 (at Ninoy Aquino Avenue)
I wish they’d stop being so niggardly with what words we’re allowed to use.
It’s such a niggling issue.
How do you explain the difference between institutionalized racism and discrimination/prejudice against white people to people who are determined to trip me up without listening to my argument…
White people have power.
Black people don’t.
Rarely are black people in a position of power to…
I’m confused about the part where you say “white people have power, black people don’t”. White people and black people both have power, in different parts of the world. So your argument really seems to have nothing to do with white people per se, more “the race with power (in a particular country)”, whatever that race happens to be (it’s different for different countries).
By your logic, since blacks have power in all the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as several countries in the Caribbean, they can be racist against whites in the countries where they have power. So making it a black+white issue is misleading, I think, since your argument is about which race has power, and it seems to mistakenly assume that whites are the only race that has power, when both races have power.
According to the logic you’ve put forth, if a white person calls black people niggers in say, Iceland (a country where blacks don’t have power) then it’s racist. But if a white person calls black people niggers in say, Mozambique (a country where blacks do have power), then it’s not racist.
There are also more than two races, so again I don’t know why you’re singling out blacks and whites. Where do the other races fit into this?
I’m talking about USA not the whole world or the entire universe. As such, I cannot logically equate your argument to answering my question.
The n-word is a slur. Stop using it. Just fucking stop.
The n-word is a slur that has been used to degrade and oppress black people as a whole throughout history. Your argument would work in the context where EVERYTHING is reversed, which it’s not. You can’t just switch white people and black people and say it’s the same thing.
Dude, I’m not going to talk about any country besides the United States of America. I’m not continuing this conversation along this line. The shit that goes down in one country cannot be logically equated to the shit that goes down in another country.
POC within the US have been oppressed, but I was specifically speaking about Black People within that post because their struggles are unique to every other POC’s struggles.
Again - I’m not talking about any other country besides the US. I should have written my disclaimer into my original post, but I forgot. I cannot continue a conversation about countries of which I know absolutely nothing.
I didn’t know you were talking just about the USA; you didn’t mention that in your post so how was I supposed to know? White people and black people don’t just live in the USA.
Also, I didn’t “use the word nigger”. I said the word, because I was talking about the word. I didn’t and don’t actually call black people niggers. If we’re going to talk about the word nigger then it’s ridiculous to say we shouldn’t say it in that context. “The n-word” just insults everyone’s intelligence and reduces us to babies.
Ah, I do apologize for that confusion.
Writing it down is “using” it, and saying n-word or, at the veeery least n**ger does not infantilize the conversation, it just reduces the use of a really awful slur. In a public place, say a cafe, would you say that word aloud in conversation? Would you speak that paragraph aloud with those words in it?
Even if you do not mean to use it as a weapon, that word stands alone with it’s history weighing it down. How is writing down a word not using?? Or saying a word not using it? You’re using the word in normal conversation, which isn’t okay. It’s not just a word, it’s a slur.
Yes I did “use” the word, but there’s “using the word” when talking about the word, and then there’s “using the word” to actually demean black people. I think it’s okay to use the word nigger if I’m talking about the word nigger. Just as I also say cracker if I’m talking about that slur or racial slurs in general.
Apparently your views are based just on America, mine are not, so perhaps that’s why we don’t quite understand each other. When I think about, say, black people, I think about black people as a whole not just black people in America. For example the blacks in Haiti rounded up and genocided the whites in Haiti, so it seems a bit weird to me to say it’s really terrible to say “nigger” in Haiti considering what they did to whites there, but like you say you were only talking about America for some reason. I guess maybe you live in America.
Yeah. Since we probably won’t be able to reach a consensus or an understanding, let’s leave it at that. We’re speaking on two different planes.
I suppose I get it, since saying ‘cracker’ in America isn’t considered a racial slur, which is why I would be fine writing it out.
"Cracker isn’t considered a racial slur in America"? Yes it is.