White people, the poll

White people, what do you think?

  • not good, the world would be better off without us

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • they're grrrreat

    Votes: 6 54.5%
  • I could take them or leave them really

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • that thing you said about Japan was funny

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • none of the above, if vote this, please post as to why

    Votes: 3 27.3%

  • Total voters
    11
  • Poll closed .

Oh my god. it's Robby!

spontaneously luminescent
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So recently I was subjected to hearing a bunch of people(mainly white people) talking about all the horrible things we have done to the world and shit :crazy:
now since this was at work, I just had to listen and nod my head
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but now I can say: Dude! that shit bothered me, we white people aint so bad, are we?
I mean, we do more good than harm, right?
We are worth keeping around I think.
Now I should also add here that I am not going to define "white people"
its a lot like porn, you just know it when you see it
and honestly, I do not believe in "race" as such, its really an artificial social construct that I doubt will exist in the century after this
but need that be because we "white people" are all rounded up because well, we are so bad for "human kind"?
or will not stoop to constantly vilifying ourselves :cool:


ps: I am told, Japanese people "almost count as White people" based on their history of being really good at warfare
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and technology, I dont really agree, though I am utterly fascinated by all things Japanese :blushing: however, for the purpose of this poll and possible discussion :confused:
you count them as White people if you want :thumb:
 
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Dave

Guest
why are you saying 'we' and 'us'? Do you see people either "white" or "other"?

I think what happened is you encountered Liberal Guilt, and since you're shameless :straightface: it was irritating to you. But it's not really about white people. It's about being trapped in a conversation at work when you feel you have to be polite.
 
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Dave

Guest
I'd suggest, "Say what you will about (Mussolini, Hitler, Dick Cheney, whoever), at least he (she, they or it) made the trains run on time."
 

Oh my god. it's Robby!

spontaneously luminescent
I'd suggest, "Say what you will about (Mussolini, Hitler, Dick Cheney, whoever), at least he (she, they or it) made the trains run on time."

first of all, when have the trains NOT run on time in Germany :confused:
and Cheney, f*** man, that dude never made anything more efficient ever, way too corrupt for that to be possible :cool:
lastly, Italians have told me that not even Mussolini could make the trains run on time in most of southern Italy and certainly not Sicily :lbf:


ps: make sure to vote :p
 

Daddy Cool

Dodgy Fool-san
Firstly, this is utterly bizarre.

Secondly, your comparison of race/skin colour to porn doesn't make sense. ("You just know it when you see it"?!)

Thirdly, we may move in totally different social circles, but I have never met anyone who thinks Japanese are "nearly white". Because they are not white. And that is borderline racist.
 

Oh my god. it's Robby!

spontaneously luminescent
Firstly, this is utterly bizarre.
thx :thumb:

Secondly, your comparison of race/skin colour to porn doesn't make sense. ("You just know it when you see it"?!)
that was a reference to an important Supreme Court decision regarding pornography, which I doubt someone like you would get :straightface:

Thirdly, we may move in totally different social circles, but I have never met anyone who thinks Japanese are "nearly white". Because they are not white. And that is borderline racist.
yeah, I tell my friend Toki(he's Japanese) I tell him:
"Dude, you cant say Japanese people are the white people of Asia."
but he just laughs, he thinks its funny, I think its a way for him and others to differentiate Japanese from the rest of Asia, they do it, not me
dude, hence my saying:
ps: I am told, Japanese people "almost count as White people" based on their history of being really good at warfare
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and technology, I dont really agree
but yeah, its weird when I hear things like that, but no weirder than Liberal Guilt garbage :rolleyes:
also, fyi, I have a feeling my time spent with various Asian people of all sorts of ethnic groups is far, far, far vaster than yours :o
I'm just saying :cool:
besides, you are one of my fave returning trolls and I'm just glad you voted :guitar:
 

Kewpie

Member
Moderator
Subscriber
Grrrrrrrrr

yeah, I tell my friend Toki (he's Japanese) I tell him:
"Dude, you cant say Japanese people are the white people of Asia."
but he just laughs, he thinks its funny, I think its a way for him and others to differentiate Japanese from the rest of Asia, they do it, not me
dude, hence my saying:


Your friend's view does not represent the country and he's a fkn racist scam.
 

Qvist

Well-Known Member
I think what happened is you encountered Liberal Guilt, and since you're shameless :straightface: it was irritating to you. But it's not really about white people. It's about being trapped in a conversation at work when you feel you have to be polite.

A really, really insightful comment.

cheers
 

jamescagney

Stood at the urinal
Life isn't black and white. (no pun intended) Most groups, white included, have their historically positive and negative points, which make them worthy of praise and condemnation at the same time. It seems more useful and factual to consider both the bad and good together, instead of making us choose just one as superseding the other.

It reminds me of those notes you used to see in high school:

"Do you like me, circle one: yes or no"
 

bored

Lust a prima vista
I think questions like this continue the divide betweeen races. Every time Jackson and Sharpton speak they continue drive massive wedges between black and white people.

I don't think the problem is that white people have done all these things because they are white. They did them because they were in power and power corrupts.
 

I am a Ghost

New Member
I think questions like this continue the divide betweeen races. Every time Jackson and Sharpton speak they continue drive massive wedges between black and white people.

I don't think the problem is that white people have done all these things because they are white. They did them because they were in power and power corrupts.

The huge number of corrupt regimes in so many African countries is certain proof of this.
 

Anker Ignis Fatuus Von K.

Fumbling politeness
I simply think that every individual person's actions have nothing to do with her/his skin colour. Just like it has nothing to do with nationality, gender etc. You can find good and bad and everything inbetween everywhere. It's that easy!
 

Stephen

Gemini
I couldn't give a flying f*** what 'colour' someone is, odds are I won't like them ;)
 
originally posted by Dave
why are you saying 'we' and 'us'? Do you see people either "white" or "other"?

I think what happened is you encountered Liberal Guilt, and since you're shameless it was irritating to you. But it's not really about white people. It's about being trapped in a conversation at work when you feel you have to be polite.

Life isn't black and white. (no pun intended) Most groups, white included, have their historically positive and negative points, which make them worthy of praise and condemnation at the same time.

Indeed.

This poll is odd. It assumes the people reading it – the “us” are white.

The question supposes that races can be defined as "good" or "bad". The same argument is used to perpetuate hate between Nationalities. eg "This country invaded my country two hundred years ago so I'll hate them forever".

What is sensible in arguing that it is possible to eradicate evil by eradicating a race? It completely misses the point. Actions by people everywhere are caused by common human emotions and motivations. They only vary in their impact according to access to power, natural resources, economic and political organisation, and how the results are interpreted by the scribes for posterity, or conveniently forgotten.

I find weakness in Robby's argument in that he bases his view of the status of Japanese people on his personal experiences, and criticizes a Japanese person who opposes this view as less informed than him.

By Robby to Kewpie
ps: you visit "home" very often?

Robby wrote to another poster...
... fyi, I have a feeling my time spent with various Asian people of all sorts of ethnic groups is far, far, far vaster than yours
I'm just saying

...as if this in itself gave Robby special insight, or made him immune to criticism of his opinions.

Many colonialists live in the occupied country for many years but still continue to consider themselves superior to the people they rule.

People will continue to find reasons to despise and ill-treat others when they have a fear of the other, when they have done wrong to the other, or if they benefit materially from the continued exploitation of the other, however well-dressed their justifications.
 

5am

well, maybe I am
originally posted by Dave




Indeed.

This poll is odd. It assumes the people reading it – the “us” are white.

The question supposes that races can be defined as "good" or "bad". The same argument is used to perpetuate hate between Nationalities. eg "This country invaded my country two hundred years ago so I'll hate them forever".

What is sensible in arguing that it is possible to eradicate evil by eradicating a race? It completely misses the point. Actions by people everywhere are caused by common human emotions and motivations. They only vary in their impact according to access to power, natural resources, economic and political organisation, and how the results are interpreted by the scribes for posterity, or conveniently forgotten.

I find weakness in Robby's argument in that he bases his view of the status of Japanese people on his personal experiences, and criticizes a Japanese person who opposes this view as less informed than him.

By Robby to Kewpie


Robby wrote to another poster...


...as if this in itself gave Robby special insight, or made him immune to criticism of his opinions.

Many colonialists live in the occupied country for many years but still continue to consider themselves superior to the people they rule.

People will continue to find reasons to despise and ill-treat others when they have a fear of the other, when they have done wrong to the other, or if they benefit materially from the continued exploitation of the other, however well-dressed their justifications.

I agree. Robby is just using the good old bigot phrase some of my best friends are...
 

jamescagney

Stood at the urinal
I couldn't give a flying f*** what 'colour' someone is, odds are I won't like them ;)

Well you've certainly come to the right place! :lbf: You'll fit in here just fine!
 
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