“Asian Bernie, unless you were born and raised in America and know the brunt of racism you really have no say in the matter. Although Asians also have been discriminated against and still are. Racism, whether it happened two hundred years ago is not the issue, its still happening today. And as long as there is that inequity the problem exists, Brushing it under the carpet does not make it disappear or resolve it. It has to be addressed honestly for it to go away. The problem is dishonesty and refusal to correct it since one class, and its not the Asian class, that benefits and receives privilege from its enforcement. You are absolutely right that the next world power will be the Asians. Given their own lack of enforcing Human Rights its unclear whether they will impose a worse system or a better system. We can only HOPE for the best since it is not promised. Hopefully, they will learn from the mistakes of America of dividing itself against its people of all colors. This is the mistake America made that has left it vulnerable, broke, colossally ignorant and greedy.”
yahla on May 9, 2014 at 23:36:03
“"you really have no say in the matter"
"Given their own lack of enforcing Human Rights"
Hmmm... that's probably why they can't get along with each other. There's just too much arrogance; too much pride and too much bitterness.
"Hopefully, they will learn from the mistakes of America"
Hmmm... we don't have to learn from anybody's mistakes... we only need to do it right... like not killing millions of native Americans and stealing their land.
So, no, you should learn from us. Thank you, and have a nice day.”
“Racism does not run deeply in all races. Some propagate it and some react to it. Those who propagate it enforce it and institutionalize it. And, those who must bear the brunt of it, react to it. Thus, there are outright racist and there are reactionary racists. Reactionary racists would not need to react, if those that propagate racism, didn't benefit, profit and enforce it in the first place. Now would they. Therefore, all those seeing themselves as privileged and above others, may say racism is underground because they are so busy propagating it, whether consciously or unconsciously. These conscious and seemingly unconscious racist don't bother to look to see if racism exists and truly don't want to look because they are very comfortable in their lethargy.”
Feb 27, 2014 at 06:46:05
“There were plenty of Black folks living in Brownstones and keeping up their neighborhoods. Gentrification has it values but the folks moving in are white folks with money and the attitude of entitlement. Wherever whites go, its always as if they can buy their way into anything and be damned with others. This attitude of superiority when its really quite inferior has ruined this country and the world. Whites destroy. If you think not, looks at the condition of the world under white rule. Pollution, wars, corruption, greed, all under white rule. They march on despite the dying planet they are responsible for killing, stupid and blind with an attitude of intelligence while showing none. Their arrogance is destroying the world and they are just to insane and stupid to see it. Superior? Hardly. Entitled..definitely not and the people of color are beginning to feel collectively Whites need to step down.”
ilovemyrights on Feb 27, 2014 at 07:31:02
“Most of the world looks pretty good to me, so does a new, gentrified Brooklyn.”
“I understand what you're saying but sometimes its just dressing up as a TV character on Halloween. In this case, that is what it was. All the other issues you mentioned are prevalent to this racist culture. But that sickness if not of non-whites, they are not the propagators of racism but rather its victims. We all get that or at least the ones with brains and hearts. But again, sometimes we have to see what things are and have a sense of humor. She was hardly in Black Face, she was in some kind of Bad White Tan. The Black race is always the trendsetter in style so if she imitated a black character why be offended. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. You can choose to see highlighting a character she loves as bad, but I think she was unafraid as most whites are, to give any respect to a black person at all. At least she said I love the black character and want to be just like her. Its all in the way one views things. Doesn't necessary make them dim, only makes them have another perspective.”
“Precisely cop. How does Anne Frank compare to a TV Character, Cop2? Its a fictional being. Anne Frank had an unfortunate end, but these ladies in that TV show and indeed in real prisons, have unfortunate lives too. Tucked away out of sight, people tend to forget this and so if nothing else this TV program brings that to light.”
“Pretty soon people are going to apologize for saying booooo! Who was offended exactly? It was clear the entire group she was with were playing characters. And she is not exactly in what you would call Black Face. She looks more like whites I've seen on the bench with bad tans. Some even bright pink and orange for real, so what's the problem? America has to stop being so fearful and get their humor back. I guess if this country wasn't filled with so many haters and ignorant racists, people could feel they could have innocent fun without having to be tagged by the guilty. Get along with others and then you wont see what this actress wore was anything else but being part of Halloween. Imitation is the sincerest compliment.”
“Pgh: Your statement our Nation has become a welfare state is correct. But according to who's welfare? Don't politicians to a man get their healthcare, pensions, security, travel, and jobs, via American taxpayers paying for it. The poor can get cut-off welfare. The poor don't receive money as much as they get food stamps, subway tokens and rent paid (perhaps). Politicians continue collecting for their welfare even after they leave office. Not only do politicians continue to receive 80% of their pay, they retain security and pensions and healthcare paid by the American taxpayer, even though they aren't even working. They collect while in their seat and continue to collect once they leave office. The needy cannot collect once welfare is turned off for them nor can they hold a job while collecting. Yet, politicians continue to collect for their welfare up until their death and then their families can collect it. They can also get another job while receiving 80% of their political income. So, what welfare state are you referring to and whos?”
“Your statement our Nation has become a welfare state is correct but according to who's welfare. Do not the politicians to a man get their healthcare, pensions, security and jobs, via Americans pay out of their pockets. The poor get cutoff welfare but the politicians continue collecting even once they leave office. Not only do they continue to receive 80% of their pay, they retain security and pensions and healthcare, and they are not evening working. Not while in their seat and not when they are out of office. Yet, they continue to collect for their welfare. So, what welfare state are you referring to, that of the rich welfare or the needy people's welfare?”
pghpsa on Oct 21, 2013 at 15:21:58
“I was referring to the poor. However, I agree that the politicians welfare is terrible. They should not get the perks they do now, and they should be forced to accept ACA as if they were not already covered.”
“Don't you mean the Dems throw Americans "bones" and the Republicans snatch it back because they don't want Americans to have anything at all. If Dems are bad babysitters, Republicans simply leave the baby home alone. Neither party are great and its really time to consider other parties. At least give them a chance. They cannot be any worse than what America is experiencing now. Much of the blame should go to the people themselves for continually allowing both parties to lie to them and screw them. The Republicans are presently up at bat giving America a real screw. Some folks are so loyal to their party, they don't want to see their being screwed by them. They would rather wear blinders while the entire world looks on and watches. The Republicans got caught that's all. The world is looking directly at them and no matter how their loyal fans want to rationalize, the fact is, the world is looking directly at the Republican party and their actions, and they have been found wanting and worse.”
“I agree. And something should be put in place that says any politician voted in by the people, who reverses what he professed when being elected, can be recalled and removed from his/her political seat.”
“We agree that America is broke. But who broke it? Did Bush think when he started two wars and other little mini-wars, that America could withstand the expense in cash and in lives? He is a war criminal yet he in Cheyney are allowed to ride off into the sunset scot free because too many Americans lie dormant while sick, wealthy people who could care less about the suffering of Americans, continue to walk all over Americans. Both parties are to blame for something or other but no party has served their own interest by shutting down the government on two separate occasions at the loss of billions, as the Republicans have. Those good people who belong to the Republican party must see that and admit that if they hope to clean up their party. That's the facts.”
Oct 10, 2013 at 15:39:31
“Are you a Republican, Mr. Woods? You seem to forget its the Republican Party that insisted on the shutdown, doing it even more so, because President Obama protested against it. But you were probably off reading another script to bring down the government yourself. Or did they give you a script and tell you to inundate twitter with their and your delusions. I know, they brought Pres. Obama in to be the scapegoat to be blamed for the Bush years. Refused to help him in any way and even claimed they would rather see America come down than to aide him. So, they are doing what they said they would do and using you to help them. Don't waste your time on politics, Sir...no one thinks actors have much of an opinion. Just like Reagan, they read lines given to them. Don't worry about your statements costing you work, you weren't doing that much anyway. Ask Clint Eastwood whether his stupid empty chair act didn't lose him some respect.”
“Clint should take the C y r u s kid under his wing and advice her she does not have to act s l u t t y but instead take singing lessons and go to college and hang out with normal kids instead of the Hollywood crowd.”
“Clint should attempt to get his wife back. He is older now and should not die alone. The last few years you have made wonderful humanistic pictures and I am sure your wife may have had something to do with it. Marriage is hard and it takes work but just like you work hard to make good pictures, work hard to make a good marriage.”
Kuroneko-sama on Sep 4, 2013 at 17:57:30
“We come into this world alone and we die alone.”
Ben Shockley on Sep 4, 2013 at 16:30:19
“Agreed. They both embarrassed themselves in 2012, Eastwood with his RNC debacle, Dina with her reality show, so they could both lean on each other to move forward. I doubt that sex was at the heart of their relationship anymore (if ever), so they could move beyond their current partner-swapping and see the bigger picture.
“You grow up, Sam goldberg, you dirty ole man! These were nude bodies having sex. How do you know what this 8-year old has been exposed to. We have people dying of sexual diseases and behaving decadent due to lack of sexual morals. Now due to Shades of Grey, the idea is that whipping, chaining, burning and cuffing women is OK, too. People are free to do whatever they like behind closed doors but NBC or any other network cannot put porn in front of children, irrespective of whether its the 21st century or the 23rd. Some like you may think that is OK, but there is a world outside of your dirty little mind that things its not and like Rebecca have a right to say so.”
“People differ on what is racist but this is what I think is racist. My boss has a friend who emails the office (creating a hostile work environment), sending my boss what I see as racist emails. Do you think sending a picture of Ronald Reagan holding a monkey with the captain saying "Isn't it wonderful that our fearless leader, Ronald Reagan is babysitting Obama." Apparently the monkey is supposed to be our president. Another is a picture of a skunk with the caption, the eagle is no longer the symbol of America, instead its the skunk because a skunk is black and white and stinks like the President. Another says black folks are so ungrateful because they don't appreciate that whites let them grow from 600,000 slaves to millions today, yet they take white folks' jobs and white folks education and all the benefits whites allow them, like welfare (the majority on welfare are WHITE. Think not, look it up), yet MINORITIES are still not happy. It goes on to say that blacks kill more whites than whites kill blacks and on and on with racist comment after the other. Do you think these emails are Racist? My boss thinks they are funny because he is a Republican and so is the friend who sends these emails. To me, the content of these emails are far worse than using the word "Oriental."”
“Well, this is what I think as racist. My boss has a friend who emails the office sending my boss what I see as racist emails. Do you think sending a picture of Ronald Reagan holding a monkey with the captain saying "Isn't it wonderful that our fearless leader, Ronald Reagan is babysitting Obama." Apparently the monkey is supposed to be our president. Another is a picture of a skunk with the caption, the eagle is no longer the symbol of America, instead its the skunk because a skunk is black and white and stinks like the President. Another says black folks are so ungrateful because they don't appreciate that whites let them from from 600,000 slaves to millions today, yet they take white folk jobs and white folk's education and all the benefits whites allow them, and are still not happy. It goes on to say that blacks kill more whites than whites kill blacks and on and on with racist comment after the other. But my boss thinks they are funny because he is a Republican and so is the friend who sends these emails. To me, the content of these emails are far worse than using the word "Oriental."”
“What is racist about calling Asians "Orientals." Since when has that been politically incorrect? Fox FIve is a racist network because Murdoch is a racist. Even if he is married to an Asian woman, who I understand is now divorcing him.”