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Racist Republican is Racist

Postby lesliesage » Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:29 am UTC

Republican Jim Russell, who is running for Congress in New York's 18th, wrote:It has been demonstrated that finches raised by foster parents of a different species of finch will later exhibit a lifelong sexual attraction toward the alien species. One wonders how a child’s sexual imprinting mechanism is affected by forcible racial integration and near continual exposure to media stimuli promoting interracial contact. The most serious implication of human sexual imprinting for our genetic future is that it would establish the destructiveness of school integration, especially in the middle and high-school years. One can only wonder to what degree the advocates of school integration, such as former NAACP attorney Jack Greenberg, were conscious of this scientific concept. It also compounds the culpability of media moguls who deliberately popularize miscegenation in films directed toward adolescents and pre-adolescents. In the midst of this onslaught against our youth, parents need to be reminded that they have a natural obligation, as essential as providing food and shelter, to instill in their children an acceptance of appropriate ethnic boundaries for socialization and for marriage.
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Re: Racist Republican is Racist

Postby johnny_7713 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:52 am UTC

When /if I have children I will be sure to instill in them an acceptance of appropriate ethnic boundaries for socialization and marriage: i.e. none.

So how much of this nonsense actually made its way into his campaign platform?

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Re: Racist Republican is Racist

Postby Aikanaro » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:23 am UTC

/twitch
So basically, we need to be aware of the potential danger that if a kid of race X is raised by a family of race Y, then the kid will start to find race Y physically attractive? ONOZ!!!111

Am I missing something, or is that basically his entire argument? We have to stop cross-adoption, and exposure to other races, or it would lead to cross-breeding? I guess in an effort to prove that evolution is false, he's also working to prevent it from happening to humanity in the future....

EDIT: The guy likes T.S. Eliot? Okay, that's two strikes against him, now....
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Re: Racist Republican is Racist

Postby Plasma Man » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:54 am UTC

No, that's not his entire argument, you missed the conspiracy theory about the liberal media brainwashing people to think that interracial relationships are desirable.
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Re: Racist Republican is Racist

Postby jestingrabbit » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:58 am UTC

Aikanaro wrote:/twitch
So basically, we need to be aware of the potential danger that if a kid of race X is raised by a family of race Y, then the kid will start to find race Y physically attractive? ONOZ!!!111

Am I missing something, or is that basically his entire argument? We have to stop cross-adoption, and exposure to other races, or it would lead to cross-breeding? I guess in an effort to prove that evolution is false, he's also working to prevent it from happening to humanity in the future....

EDIT: The guy likes T.S. Eliot? Okay, that's two strikes against him, now....


I think he's outlining a bold new agenda: people keep comparing homosexual marriage to interracial marriage so its time to make interracial marriage illegal again.
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Re: Racist Republican is Racist

Postby juststrange » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:23 pm UTC

Well, you know, its cause them dark skinned fellas are a different species than us light skinned folks. At least thats the analogy I draw from the bird thing.

This is right up there with the Klan taking the rainbow as one of thier symbols (all the seperate colors of the rainbow are beautiful; if they were all mixed together, it would lose its beauty). The reality is that from my experience, I'd say 95+% of the folks I know date/marry within their race. I don't care who you are into, just pointing out that it's not some rampant epidemic. 5% is a lot more than 0%, but it's still not enough to flip out over (if thats something that bothers you at all)

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Re: Racist Republican is Racist

Postby Aikanaro » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:25 pm UTC

Someone should just up and ask the guy if his next step is to block interfamilial marriage/breeding. After all, we need to establish and maintain appropriate boundaries!
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Re: Racist Republican is Racist

Postby Belial » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:43 pm UTC

Plasma Man wrote:No, that's not his entire argument, you missed the conspiracy theory about the liberal media brainwashing people to think that interracial relationships are desirable.


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Re: Racist Republican is Racist

Postby Роберт » Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:36 pm UTC

I know I shouldn't be surprised, but....
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Re: Racist Republican is Racist

Postby savanik » Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:42 pm UTC

Hmm. This guy is pretty out in left field with that. But what are his fiscal policies? There's a lot of people in the country who don't care what politicians are saying about social issues right now.

Let's see... 'Stop immigrants taking our jobs.' 'Cut imports by imposing tariffs on China.' 'Eliminate integration.' .... yeah, I'm not seeing anything in there about 'cut spending'. Screw that guy.
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Re: Racist Republican is Racist

Postby frezik » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:05 pm UTC

Don't knock him, he's just trying to secure the Doughface vote for a potential run for the White House in 1820.
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Re: Racist Republican is Racist

Postby Garm » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:21 pm UTC

savanik wrote:Hmm. This guy is pretty out in left field with that.


I'd say that it's more he's way out in right field.

At this point it's all just semantics tho'. :P

But what are his fiscal policies? There's a lot of people in the country who don't care what politicians are saying about social issues right now.


You'd like to think that but it's not true. If fiscal policy mattered as much as we'd see tea party candidates or actual GOP candidates (they're one and the same at this point) running on a purely fiscal platform. Instead we've got people like O'Donnel and Angle, barking about abortion, gambling, drinking, homo sex, and masturbation. Don't fool yourself, this supposed turn to fiscal issues is all just a ploy.
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Re: Racist Republican is Racist

Postby Not A Raptor » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:29 pm UTC

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Re: Racist Republican is Racist

Postby broken_escalator » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:52 pm UTC

More and more I believe the republicans are just saying anything to try and gain power.

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Postby CorruptUser » Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:24 pm UTC

broken_escalator wrote:More and more I believe the republicans are just saying anything to try and gain power.


Unlike the Democrats [/sarcasm].

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Postby savanik » Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:35 pm UTC

broken_escalator wrote:More and more I believe the republicans are just saying anything to try and gain power.


I don't even really think that's going to help him get elected, frankly. But either he believes these points personally, or he believes his constituency wants to hear it. Either way, he's still a nut, and doesn't understand what this country is looking for.

Garm wrote:If fiscal policy mattered as much as we'd see tea party candidates or actual GOP candidates (they're one and the same at this point) running on a purely fiscal platform.


Well if we're not seeing any candidates doing this, and it's something we really want, why the heck don't we hunt up some people willing to do this and run them as independents? I'd go in on that. We could call it the 'sanity' party.
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Re: Racist Republican is Racist

Postby frezik » Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:37 pm UTC

CorruptUser wrote:
broken_escalator wrote:More and more I believe the republicans are just saying anything to try and gain power.


Unlike the Democrats [/sarcasm].


No need for sarcasm, the statement is actually true. Mostly because the Democrats are so disillusioned that they aren't saying much of anything except "we suck less".
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Re: Racist Republican is Racist

Postby Dauric » Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:43 pm UTC

CorruptUser wrote:
broken_escalator wrote:More and more I believe the republicans are just saying anything to try and gain power.


Unlike the Democrats [/sarcasm].


Yeah, they're both frequently full of it. The problem is that the Republicans seem to be favoring an increasingly... violent and exclusionary (for lack of better adjectives) rhetoric than they used to (say two decades ago). Combined with a lack of decorum one might expect from petulant children it's really reflecting badly on the party as a whole.

Worse still is that there seems to be -just enough- vocal support from the extreme right for this nonsense to continue to seem like a good idea by conservative party politicians.
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Re: Racist Republican is Racist

Postby The Reaper » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:02 pm UTC

I would just like to point out that I am almost, but not entirely, unlike a finch.

I mean, if he's just arguing that humans should not be promiscuous with other species of homos, then I agree. That being said, people of different colors are still people. That's like saying that dogs should not breed with other dogs. Same species, regardless of the coat and various other qualities.

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Re: Racist Republican is Racist

Postby broken_escalator » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:09 pm UTC

No intermarriages and no masturbation. Aren't they supposed to be against big brother and supportive of our freedoms?

I thought I could make a better joke out of that but I'm hungry and shut up!

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Re: Racist Republican is Racist

Postby Belial » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:12 pm UTC

The Reaper wrote:I would just like to point out that I am almost, but not entirely, unlike a finch.


About 325 million years of different, if timetree.com is to be believed.

Though this guy is probably using the "about a day" estimate, instead.
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Re: Racist Republican is Racist

Postby Dauric » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:17 pm UTC

No, it's pretty clear from his references to the NAACP and "the destructiveness of school integration"that those uppity former slaves are polluting the purity of White Christian Blood, and there's a cabal of Evil Media Executives (probably wearing black robes when we're not looking) who somehow profit by leading good white children (think of the children!) down the path of sin with savages.

... yeahh.... Apparently Time travel is possible and has moved someone from the Victorian era to modern day, and this one just happened to escape the lab.
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Re: Racist Republican is Racist

Postby StNowhere » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:39 pm UTC

Wait, so is he saying that if we allow our children to be raised by finches, they will want to have sex with a finch? I have to agree, I think human-finch copulation is a bad thing. Humans: keep it in your pants. Finches: if you're going to be raising our children, start wearing pants.

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Re: Racist Republican is Racist

Postby Oregonaut » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:43 pm UTC

Isn't like, seventy percent of the airwaves controlled by Rupert Moredeath?
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Re: Racist Republican is Racist

Postby podbaydoor » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:24 pm UTC

That's funny, I was under the impression that interracial relationships are still portrayed far less commonly than same-race pairings in TV and movies.
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Re: Racist Republican is Racist

Postby Diadem » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:31 pm UTC

Guys, look on the bright side. He's using evolutionary arguments. The republicans are starting to accept evolution. This is big news!
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Postby Jessica » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:44 pm UTC

Diadem wrote:Guys, look on the bright side. He's using evolutionary arguments. The republicans are starting to accept evolution. This is big news!
Social Darwinism is not really a step up from creationism.
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Postby Oregonaut » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:53 pm UTC

Isn't Social Darwinism where Creationism falls after it trips up on the Fossil Record?
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Postby Xeio » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:09 pm UTC

Oregonaut wrote:Isn't Social Darwinism where Creationism falls after it trips up on the Fossil Record?
Well, only you wait a few million years for evolution to take effect.

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Re: Racist Republican is Racist

Postby Vaniver » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:16 pm UTC

Clearly, since ducks will imprint on ping pong balls, we need to keep our impressionable youth from seeing sports of any kind- otherwise they might turn into sick, twisted fetishists who try to mount sports equipment.
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Postby Oregonaut » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:22 pm UTC

This just in Vaniver is against the University of Oregon Tennis Table Team.
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Re: Racist Republican is Racist

Postby broken_escalator » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:23 pm UTC

Against is just another way of saying secretly in cahoots! This confrontations is nothing but media bliss for them I says!

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Postby sourmìlk » Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:34 pm UTC

I thought he was going to extrapolate the finches to homosexuals (i.e. being raised around homosexuality causes it) but comparing it to interracial stuff, wow, that takes balls.
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Postby SecondTalon » Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:35 pm UTC

Oregonaut wrote:This just in Vaniver is against the University of Oregon Tennis Table Team.

That many toned, sweaty people, grunting in tandem and wielding... paddles?

Nothing good can come of that. Nothing.
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Re: Racist Republican is Racist

Postby Diadem » Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:39 pm UTC

Oregonaut wrote:This just in Vaniver is against the University of Oregon Tennis Table Team.

Shouldn't that be table tennis team?

When you say 'tennis table team' I think of entirely different kind of activity altogether. And while I can see how the table tennis table would be an interesting deviation from the more normal bed or kitchen table, it seems a bit excessive to form a team for it.
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Postby Vaniver » Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:41 pm UTC

Having reviewed a team photo, I continue my stance of opposition to them and their not being attractive enough.
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Re: Racist Republican is Racist

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podbaydoor wrote:That's funny, I was under the impression that interracial relationships are still portrayed far less commonly than same-race pairings in TV and movies.


I take it you mean disproportionately less? I would imagine that interracial marriages are in fact less common.
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Re: Racist Republican is Racist

Postby engr » Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:34 am UTC

Comparing different races to different species is ridiculous.
However, there's a difference between racism and racialism. If this politician says that interracial marriage, or even desegregation of schools is a bad idea, that does not automatically make him a racist. Now, if he says that one race is actually superior/inferior to another, that's a whole different story.
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Re: Racist Republican is Racist

Postby Levi » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:00 am UTC

The Dictionary wrote:racialism |ˈrā sh əˌlizəm|
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Re: Racist Republican is Racist

Postby Pez Dispens3r » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:53 am UTC

engr wrote:If this politician says that interracial marriage, or even desegregation of schools is a bad idea, that does not automatically make him a racist. Now, if he says that one race is actually superior/inferior to another, that's a whole different story.

Racism is not limited to calling one race inferior and another superior. Fredrickson's definition, I feel, is useful here.

George M. Fredrickson, Racism: A Short History (Melbourne: Scribe Publications, 2002), 9. wrote:My theory or conception of racism, therefore, has two components: difference and power. It originates from a mindset that regards “them” as different from “us” in ways that are permanent and unbridgeable... In all manifestations of racism from the mildest to the most severe, what is being denied is the possibility that the racializers and the racialized can coexist in the same society, except perhaps on the basis of domination and subordination.

Clearly, our happy republican is capitalizing on difference and arguing that difference needs to be maintained. Yes, that is called racism.
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