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    Ya' know.......in todays' politically charged world, it seems to be the topic on everyone's mind. I can understand that, and everyone has a right to his (her) opinion. The Progressive Liberals are driving me crazy with their talk of socialism, and their 'Hate Trump' attitude. It bothers me when I see people like Hillary Clinton, James Comey, and the 'others' still walking around free....not in jail.......yet!!!! Why aren't these people being brought to justice???? How is that even possible???? Things are sure screwed up!!!! Bob
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    Yeah, well........things here ARE getting a little bizarre.

    I got accused of racism and I have never made a racist statement in my life.

    Somebody doesn't know what they're talking about.

    I don't mind getting called if I make a mistake, but let's make sure an accusation like racism can be verified.

    You bet I'm offended.
    "Supposin' I was to go to work and learn how to... to read writin'. Well, how'd I know that the feller that... that wrote the writin' was a writin' the writin' right? Here I might be just a readin' wrong writin', don't ya see?"
    [Festus Haggen]

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    Considering my heritage, it would be pretty hard for me to be racially motivated or make a racial statement in as much as half of me is black. I don't like using that word black because in reality African Americans are just a different (darker) shade than a WASP is. No one is black and no one is white. We are all a different shade, nothing more. I can get pretty dark in the summer but I always revert back to a paler shade in the winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SidecarFlip View Post
    Considering my heritage, it would be pretty hard for me to be racially motivated or make a racial statement in as much as half of me is black. I don't like using that word black because in reality African Americans are just a different (darker) shade than a WASP is. No one is black and no one is white. We are all a different shade, nothing more. I can get pretty dark in the summer but I always revert back to a paler shade in the winter.
    The problem is culture........NOT color.

    I suspect you wouldn't fit in very well in one of the urban ghettos.

    Culture.

    "Supposin' I was to go to work and learn how to... to read writin'. Well, how'd I know that the feller that... that wrote the writin' was a writin' the writin' right? Here I might be just a readin' wrong writin', don't ya see?"
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    I would like to apologize for adamantly arguing a political issue from my point of view as a moderate Republican on a gun forum. I know better. I think I just felt spurred on by the insults and denouncements that appeared almost immediately.

    There is something ironic about a thread OP of "Friendly forum" that contains posts referring to forum members as idiots. At the very least, the person that called Lostintheozone "Lostintheobamazone" ought to consider apologizing to a member who's been here for 7 years. Insulting people is never friendly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Verminator View Post
    The problem is culture........NOT color.

    I suspect you wouldn't fit in very well in one of the urban ghettos.

    Culture.

    I don't want to. Let me be clear, I have friends that live in the hood and I'm always careful to be out of there by nightfall. Just because they live in the hood don't make them bad, sometimes it's all they can afford. Not always a clear choice.

    I don't 'hate' anyone. It's not in me to hate. I may dislike someone and if I do, I avoid any contact with them and that applies to this forum and in real life. I was raised to accept differences in people be it race, or nationality. Growing up in a mixed family, my dad was white and American Indian, my mom was African American (though you couldn't tell it by looking at her) made me very aware of racial differences (we lived in a white Catholic neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio). I was always very careful about not revealing my heritage in school or sports. better to be 'one of the guys' than to be singled out. It took me until I was a young adult to accept my heritage and now I embrace it with no issue, but it took time and maturity.

    People around here, where I live and farm don't know and I've never alluded to it. My wife knows as does my son of course but generally no one else. Reason being is because, like it or not, we live in a racially polarized society and no matter how the talking heads say it isn't so, it is and will be that way, probably forever.

    Some things are best left undiscussed among strangers. Not even my immediate family (on my wife's side know (unless my wife told them which I don't believe she ever would.). I don't want to be judged by that. I want to be judged as a person, not a thing of curiosity.

    I'll leave it at that.
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    Republicans are automatically assumed to be racists. That is crazy. In the '60s the Democrats fought LBJs civil rights bills. And Lincoln freed the slaves. I don't care what color anybody is. We're all God's children.
    I also don't care if people have a different political view than I do. I am a VERY Conservative Republican. I have a friend who is a self proclaimed Socialist. We're still friends. He is also a Brewers fan and I like God's team...the Cubs.
    We tease each other but remain friends.
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    I doubted we could even negotiate this thread without some folks getting right back into the very thing being lamented. Sad.


 
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