Tolerance fails T-shirt test

Discussion in 'Politics & Law' started by DinoFlintstone, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. DinoFlintstone

    DinoFlintstone "There can be only one!"

    It's all going pear-shaped really. It's like the tides are turning for the worst, and really, if Obama knows of these issues, he should address the nantion and tell that's not what he's all about, and if he does, see how many supporters he has by the end of the 4 years.
     

  2. micfranklin

    micfranklin Eviscerator

    Do you really think it's necessary for the president-elect to take time out of his life just to address some t-shirts?
     
  3. Jeanie

    Jeanie still nobody's bitch V.I.P. Lifetime

    What exactly do you propose President-Elect Obama say to the nation when he addresses us about some comments made by children in junior high?
     
  4. DinoFlintstone

    DinoFlintstone "There can be only one!"

    The tides have turned for America, and indeed for the world, but it's fueling hate. Just look at some of the comments by this girls fellow pupils. Indeed, they are 'just' High School kids, but Children are our tomorrow.
    It's just a tasted of what the nation [not as a whole] thinks. 'If you support Obama, you're great' 'If you support McCain, you are stupid.'
    Obama should not address the nation over comment over two T-Shirts some 14 year old girl won, but he should go out of his way to promote peace amongst his own people, that it's fine for some people to be against his views, and some people to be for them.
     
  5. Jeanie

    Jeanie still nobody's bitch V.I.P. Lifetime

    Again, what would you like to see him do that he's not already doing?
     
  6. Swiftstrike

    Swiftstrike Registered Member

    Post election drama happens at the end of every election.

    This will burn over when he is inaugurated.

    Note these are also kids. Not adults. Kids are very cruel and immature at such an age...

    It was an interesting experiments but I hardly see it really relevant how Obama is worse for our country than McCain.
     
  7. PretzelCorps

    PretzelCorps Registered Member

    Oh, you Americans and your antics. :p








    Seriously, though, that's an extremely depressing article. :( So much for sexual, racial, and political tolerance in the States.

    O Canada!
    My home and native land!
    True patriot love,
    in all our son's command!

    With glowing hearts,
    we would have voted for Obama too.
    It was all I ever heard about,
    on the radio!

    Not that McCain was
    really so evil...
    We just like Barack
    a bit better.

    O Canada!
    We stand on guard for thee.



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    I take the "So much for sexual, racial, and political tolerance in the States," comment back.

    I was reading out of context --> I thought it was a college, or a high school.
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2008
  8. icegoat63

    icegoat63 Son of Liberty V.I.P. Lifetime

    I just found that spot ironic. My little brother who is in 8th grade caught major flak for coming from a family who voted McCain. He had said that some of the kids were pretty ruthless (I'm sure he wasnt the most mature either, lmao he's no angel) but none the less... even these Middle Schoolers whos opinions are generally not even recognized have all been pretty attentive in the previous election.

    Good thing for the future I suppose if political awareness is some what prevelant in high school and lower. I just wish that someone could take the time to explain the politics a little more age friendly to them, where they stand they arent necessarily making their own decisions.... they are primarily just huge reflections of their parents political stance. Which is cool dont get me wrong, but if these kids are gonna turn this topic into one they can argue, I'd prefer it if they could establish their own opinions.
     
  9. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    Apparently the same thing Obama supporters cried about when McCain supporters bashed Obama. I distinctly remember a thread on this forum where a few people said that McCain should be responsible for his followers and telling them to ease up. So what, now it doesn't matter because they're Barack supporters?

    Also, If you read the whole article, you would have noticed a teacher or two in that story. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure children don't teach one another.

    Bottom line is that stupid shit like this will always happen. We'll never be a country united, it's a fantasy, a pipe dream. Tolerance is all we can hope for and even tolerance itself conjures up ideas of "passive prejudice" since all it really means is to "deal with someone" or to "put up with them". Everyone will never love and/or get along with everyone else, it's as true as death itself.
     
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  10. Tucker

    Tucker Lion Rampant

    Tolerance is a basis tenet of the Democratic ethos. That doesn't mean that everyone lives up to that ideal. I would presume, however, that the majority of the girl's classmates shrugged their shoulders and left her alone.

    And yes, Obama repeatedly entreated his supporters to be civil toward their Republican counterparts. That may be one reason behind the fact that there were lots of stuffed monkeys on display at McCain-Palin ralies, but no skeletons being toted around at any of Barack Obama's. I would also mention that in Obama's Election Night victory speech, a cheer arose from the crowd in Grant Park at his mention of Senator McCain, while a short time earlier in Arizona during McCain's surprisingly gracious concession speech the name of Barack Obama was loudly booed.

    Anecdotes like the story that Dino has posted mean next to nothing against the overall picture and are used, often as not, to deflect the truth rather than to illuminate it.
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2008

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