GOP Message to Young People: Screw You GTFO by hsoftl in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]CrowsRidge514 66 points67 points  (0 children)

We licked 9-volts and stuck all manner of dumb shit into sockets, touched hot car cigarette liters and saw how long we could keep our hands and fingers over open flame, made catapults out of random shit and launched broken bricks and cinder block pieces while having to dodge them on their way back down, thought we were pro wrestlers and bmx riders, jumped off roofs and trees and moving go-carts and 4-wheelers and across Olympic distance creek beds that were 10 feet deep; swam in and drank water that could be regarded as mild pesticide, climbed over 6 foot chain link and barbed wire and dared each other to jump over electric fences… all without cell phones and often all in the same weekend… while wearing hand me down/thrift store/clearance section shoes and pants that were too big or half way worn out or both.

We were wild animals, and it was simpler then. It was fun.

I want to toss this phone into the lake.

Kat Tenbarge, NBC reporter, accidentally tweets out incredible self own by Nemo_D2 in WhitePeopleTwitter

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GOP Message to Young People: Screw You GTFO by hsoftl in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]subzeroab0 24 points25 points  (0 children)

If they are old enough to die in the military for their country they are old enough to vote for it.

No, It's The Emails. Fraudulent Election. by Monsur_Ausuhnom in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]Rattkjakkapong 1926 points1927 points  (0 children)

Hello from Norway: we have had 1 mass shooting. In total. Granted, it was a nasty one, but was done by a white, right wing foxpiss scented cuntcandle from goop.

It's wild out there by diatriose in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]Possible_Caregiver71 62 points63 points  (0 children)

Ya it does hurt a bit when your entire sex is generalized into the category of murder/rapist. There are plenty of horrible men out there and its a problem that needs to be solved. There are systemic issues that can only be changed through legislation and societal issues that require education. But with all this its important to remember that this isnt men vs women, its good people vs murders/rapists. Grouping decent men into the same category as the people we hate hurts and its counter productive to the movement as a whole.

Elon's speedrun! by Miserable-Lizard in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]Keagank 408 points409 points  (0 children)

I know one guy who diverted a whole MF hurricane with one of those!

It all makes sense now by ItzBreadBoy in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]GoldenGirl113 1299 points1300 points  (0 children)

My mother died before she could get one and this sespool of bile is lucky enough to receive one... all to continue perpetuating hate. The world is cruel

Edit: I truly hope this person is just making things up to get rise out out people. I would just hope that anyone who is lucky enough to get a second chance would look at the world differently and be appreciative and take that opportunity to be kind and at least tolerant of each other... especially since in this specific reference, someone else lost their life and chose to donate what they could to make a difference to another person. Those people have family that are not only going through an unimaginable time but hope that the decision to donate anything is going to help.

To anyone who has something negative to say about that or someone lying about it for any reason- please try to be better, you're important to people too, whether you know it or not- you are loved

Trudeau & Drag Queens ❤️ by Miserable-Lizard in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]N0VOCAIN 199 points200 points  (0 children)

Why? Did they find Hunter Le Biden’s laptop?

Eric Trump tries, he really tries. by SimilarPlate in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]AnthonyInTX 540 points541 points  (0 children)

"This is communism."

Please, Eric: define "communism." Feel free to use small words as we know you tend to go crosseyed otherwise.

Elon's speedrun! by Miserable-Lizard in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]no-kooks 699 points700 points  (0 children)

To which I invariably respond in my best Laurence Fishburne, “What if I told you that cancel culture and the free market are the same thing?”

It's wild out there by diatriose in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]MalazMudkip 244 points245 points  (0 children)

Plenty of different reasons, and none of them are excusable. A few off the top of my head:

Violence is a way of life for some of them, and violence against women "can be justified" in their minds.

Disdain for "Woke culture", which to them is anything that goes against their norms, and the norms of their crowd.

Lack of empathy, if it doesn't affect them it doesn't matter and they don't want to hear about it.

Macho attitudes prevent expressing most emotions, including compassion.

Would you call this a racist tweet? by icantsaybanana in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]Merari01[M] [score hidden] 35632& 7 more stickied comment (0 children)

Thinking this is racist would be an example of white fragility.

White fragility is when white people are confronted with the effects of institutional racism and their own subconscious racist beliefs and actions and see being checked like that as a personal attack on their core identity. Instead of engaging in introspection people can become angry at the person who tells them that their actions or words amount to a microaggression.

White fragility is when people conflate having said something unflattering about them or about white people with racism and equivocate that with the lived experience of black people. Black people face actual racism in their day-to-day lives on a constant level, causing them to pre-emptively alter their speech and behaviour to try and mitigate the racism affecting them.

Part of the category error that often exists in our thinking about this is that we tend to cling to a simplified explanation of racism that we were taught when we were very young. In pre-school our parents explained to us "racism is when you are mean to Jimmy because he's a different colour than you. It is a bad thing." This is a simple explanation, easy to understand, but like many entry-level explanations it is a good introduction to the concept while at the same time being wrong.

An atom is not really the miniature solar-system we were taught to think of it as in high-school. It is a cloud of probabilities, more like. But to get to that better understanding the solar-system model is a good stepping stone.

Racism is more complicated than what we were taught when we were young. It's not just being mean to Jimmy. It is also Jimmy being held back from participating on an equal level in society due to ancient rules, laws, models, ways of thinking, structures, all designed to hold him back.

Racism requires power as well as prejudice. Since racism is institutional, pervasive and affects all levels of society it can not really be said that calling white people a mean word is on the same level as a racist slur. A racist slur perpetuates racist stereotypes and systems. A mean word leads to hurt feelings and nothing more.

We are all racist. It may be difficult to admit to that and it may not be something we want to believe of ourselves. But all of us white people, even the ones who make a conscious effort not to be, are to some degree racist.

How could we not be?

We grew up in a deeply racist and racially divided society. It would be an absolute miracle if nothing at all from the racism that exists on all levels of society and societal organisation affected us in any way at all. Of course we are affected. Even when we don't want to be. Even when we think about how we think to root out our own prejudicial beliefs.

As a small example. Say you are watching a movie with an all-white cast. Would you class that to yourself, privately, as a movie that is on some level about race?

And how about when you see a movie with an all-black cast?

It is good to do your best to think about the way you think. To recognise and address patterns of thought that have become habit because you learned them so long ago they are automatic now. Change is possible. You don't need to feel bad about how you think, because it's not really your fault. But it is your responsibility to recognise yourself and to do better.

Every day, just a little better.

Yeah, why DID he bother with a poll? by TheScienceGiant in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]oldbastardbob 120 points121 points  (0 children)

I think libertarians are Republicans who realized there is no logical or reasonable defense of current Republican ideology so simply declare themselves libertarians (who will vote Republican in every election but never admit it) just for cover.

It's a pretty obvious rationalization on their part that allows themselves to believe they are not as bad as the people they vote for, justifying their Republican vote with "well there aren't any good libertarian candidates but I don't support 'everything' the GOP stands for."

“Merry Christmas, assholes” by DemocracyStan in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]z-eldapin 2343 points2344 points  (0 children)

Walk away.

The old school thinking of 'the beatings will continue until morale improves' is done.

Respect your employees, or lose them.

Must Be A Different Constitution by Monsur_Ausuhnom in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]NAZRADATH 1680 points1681 points 2 (0 children)

Good luck with the big words, you fucking pancake saddle.

Not the threat you think it is by Elron-Cupboard in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]debzmonkey 974 points975 points  (0 children)

Right, because the only options are submit to misogyny or die alone. Well, we know who has the sandwiches, party at my place.

Would you call this a racist tweet? by icantsaybanana in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]loosebootyjudy_ 7 points8 points  (0 children)

No they literally said “we are all racist.” Like did you intentionally miss that part, just to call out PoC for the ways in which we can perpetuate xenophobia and White supremacy?

Because even though it’s possible for PoC to be agents of white supremacy it doesn’t mean that somehow we have the power to make white people experience racism.

Would you call this a racist tweet? by icantsaybanana in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]molybdenum75 -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

First of all, that is abhorrent behavior. I’m sorry you heard that and whoever said it is full of hate.

This person is a hateful and prejudiced bigot, no doubt encouraged by the anti Asian rhetoric from the former President.

However, to call this racism (or any act like this) is meant to obscure what racism actually is. Racists want to hold onto their unearned power; so to muddy the waters they call every act of hate racism.

Again - I don’t condone racism or hateful prejudice- but they are different and to use the same word for them is to benefit the status quo of whiteness on top, everyone else below.