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Random fashion thoughts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    And it's worth pointing out the in many other parts of the the US, Mormons are essentially an oppressed class.

    I like that, "Oppression Olympics". I'm not disregarding anything or anyone except for a bunch of self-righteous, self-congratulatory, crusaders who live in some of the safest bubbles in the world. That last sentence is something you'd like to be true, but is clearly not.
     
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    nahneun Senior member

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    I hope you realize that your views are marginalized for the same reason minority groups' views are marginalized: you're the other in the equation.
     
  3. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    The bolded part is pretty telling. If you've ever lived in the Bible belt, or know anything about it, you'd probably realize that being black is not, by far, the worse thing, though being black anywhere in American is not ideal. The Catholics, who are seen as heretics and idolators and papists of the worst sort, are considerably more marginalized, in many communties. Mormons used to be on the same level as Catholics, Satanists, and Scientologists, but they seem to have made some decent inroads.
     
  4. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    So, I actually thought that you might be?
     
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    Thanks for that! Always nice to learn something new. My knowledge of the conflicts of various religious factions in America is indeed lacking.
     
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    To be fair, I'm pretty sure I only consumed alcohol at the trunk show, which is generally speaking in keeping with a vegetarian diet.
     
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    This doesn't ring true to me. Of course now we're getting into the "who's more oppressed" bullshit that we all love to hate, but (just to name one example) I don't see many Catholics afraid of being fucked over, beaten, or killed by the police in situations where standard white dudes just get sympathetic treatment. Whereas for blacks this is a very real threat.
     
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    @brad-t

    The frog lived down in a well where there was all he had to live. One day, a softshelled turtle came by and told him about the sea. 'The sea? Hah! It's paradise in here. Nothing can be better than this well. Why don't you come down and share my joy?'

    The turtle tried, and failed as the mouth of the well was too small. 'Why don't you go see the sea instead? During Yu the Great's reign, there was flooding for nine out of ten years, yet the sea barely grew an inch. During Tang of Shang's reign, droughts were experienced in seven out of eight years, yet the sea hardly shrank. Being unaffected by such disasters is the joy of living in the sea.'


    By the way, my well is not far off from yours. Drop by and say hello sometime :foo:
     
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  9. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Again, this depends on the metric you use and what standards you apply. Most Catholics are physically indistinguishable from the average protestant, so no, a cop is not going to pull you over for being a Papist. However, in many Evangelical sects, interracial marriages are increasingly common, while marrying a Catholic, you may as well be consigning your soul over the devil, for sale by Luxeswap.
     
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    Few things compare to the trauma of me having to read this allegory comparing blacks and Catholics to frogs and turtles.
     
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    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Dude..Alabama didn't official repeal its law banning black-white marriages until the year 2000. They did a referendum on it. 40% of people voted against repealing the law:

    http://ballotpedia.org/Alabama_Interracial_Marriage,_Amendment_2_(2000)
     
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    I hope this is tongue-in-cheek.
     
  13. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I don't know anything about Alabama, but I do know about the deep distrust for Catholics and Mormons among protestant churches in the south. Incidentally, I never said that the South (or anywhere) was a great place to be black. It's certainly something that you can't hide (easily).

    I suppose that it comes down to a very real debate about whether mortification of the body or the spirit is a worse thing.
     
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    I figured you'd be able to come up with an allegory comparing my trauma to the experience of a talking wombat and a singing wallaby, which is why I smartly said "few things," rather than "nothing.
     
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    ...i don't think you understood the allegory.
     
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    Nice horse gif, what does it mean??
     
  18. nahneun

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    horse moonwalks in front of emohorse. neigh.
     
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    Btw I think it was this thread we were having travel chat to awful places, just cancelled my trip to Myanmar :( (not saying Myanmar is an awful place) Everything is expensive as hell over the New Years and there's no way to do things without money going to the government. I'd love to see Bagan but I'll wait until the government gets their act together. Not somewhere I wanna spend two weeks at the moment. So going to Thailand, boring choice but whatever, been there four times and never been out of the central region, anyone there over New Years?
     
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  20. StanleyVanBuren

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    I just felt like we needed a non sequitur at this point in today's conversation(s).
     
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