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Bill Maher's instructions for keeping the fun in Halloween.

Discussion in 'Games / Pics / Jokes / Stories' started by David1967, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. David1967

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    This video is funny, yet useful in our "I've been offended" society. Let em have it, Bill! (warning; some bad language)

     
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    My favorite part about watching Bill Maher is how mad he gets when his audience doesn't laugh at his jokes.
     
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    OK, the first half was funny....and I disagreed with him utterly.

    But when he started in on political correctness, snowflakes and which group went from 'yes we can' to 'oh, no, you didn't!" I have to admit; right on, Bill!
     
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    People watch this dude still?
     
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    SJWs: Please don't dress up as racist colonial tropes for Halloween.

    Maher: Woah, you're saying i'm not allowed to dress up as *insert racial slur*, you're such a snowflake.
     
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    He made a good point. Conservatives often try to paint liberals as the SJW PC police, but even your average liberal finds them to be obnoxious.
     
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    Nothing more sensitive than an I'm-anti-pc-sjw-those-dang-millenials! being told to have a modicum of decency and respect for other cultures.
     
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    What ever happened to the idea that sometimes imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?
     
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    Seldom those times are when depicting charachitures created by an oppressive expansionist empire to dehumanize a group of people. Doesnt really strike as sincere or flattering.
     
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    So... black people should feel flattered when white people do blackface?
     
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    It's not black and white; I wouldn't place a kid dressing as a ninja on the same level as black face. Intent and context are important.
     
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    I wouldn't either, and nor, I think, do most people who have serious commentary to give about cultural appropriation and when it becomes deleterious. I should make a thread about my thoughts on it sometime.
     
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    Dressing up as an "Indian" by putting on a headdress and dressing in what idiots think native people dressed like several centuries ago, is racist.
     
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  14. Father Heathen

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    This reminds me of when Speedy Gonzales was censored for being offensive toward mexicans. Do you know who wasn't offended and campaigned for his return? Actual mexicans.
    Unless it's something blatantly hateful/hurtful, it seems like being offended on other people's behalf is presumpuous and patronizing.
     
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  15. Father Heathen

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    But is a kid dressing up as Moana really the same thing?
     
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    Obviously not. I don't know where that came from.
     
  17. Father Heathen

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    The vid in the OP?
     
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    I could do a thread about this too. Actually would you mind terribly if I moved this to a new thread and clear this one of debate?
     
  19. Father Heathen

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    Go for it. :thumbsup:
     
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    We're gonna have to disagree here. What's the problem if kids think that native american garb from 150 years ago is cool? What's the problem if they think ninjas are cool.

    We have to make a distinction between these sorts of things and the wearing of blackface.
     
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