Governor Northman Blackface Controversy

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The guys just an idiot. He first apologized for doing it, then he turned around and said it wasn't him, then he brought up a whole different incident. He's just stupid.

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Quite agree with the "mountains out of molehills" take on this matter. What does it even matter? If I were to put on a bear costume, would I be considered insensitive to bears? Are cosplayers being insensitive to the Japanese? Should Al Roper (famous black weatherman in U.S.A.) be shamed for white-facing with his great halloween costume last year? This is all just really stupid.

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8 hours ago, Imouto Kitten said:

At the risk of getting flamed, I'm leaning towards this being typical making mountains out of molehills mudslinging that is so common in American Politics. Bit surprising to hear of both ruling parties being united in their juvenile harassment of an elected official instead of one side immaturely bashing him while the other side defends him in a game of "you suck, no you suck" that would have bickering children on the playground shaking their heads in shame.

But meh, that's American politics for you. No one can muster a logical argument for or against any particular politician's policy stances, so everyone resorts to name calling and blowing trivia completely out of proportion in an attempt to discredit politicians they don't like instead of putting any effort into discrediting their ideas.

And in case it isn't obvious, while I'm well aware of how black face was abused back in the day, I don't believe that diminishes it as a legitimate visual effect nor do I agree with the kneejerk reaction that all uses of it are intended to be racist, and I do not support censorship that would have all films that employed the technique purged from the history of cinema.

Yes, I agree with this stance. It's just a distraction from the real problems of this world we should be worrying about. 

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15 minutes ago, desperatewet said:

Yes, I agree with this stance. It's just a distraction from the real problems of this world we should be worrying about. 

Hell, people are saying Mary Poppins was racist due to the scene of the chimney sweeper getting soot all over his face, and people are calling it blackface

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7 minutes ago, diokno44x said:

Hell, people are saying Mary Poppins was racist due to the scene of the chimney sweeper getting soot all over his face, and people are calling it blackface

Seriously? Is this the stupidity we've come to in America?

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Whenever I see things like this arise it makes me realise why the world is in the state it is in when the powers that be spend their time focusing on insignificant problems instead of the actual issues.

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On 2/5/2019 at 9:38 AM, diokno44x said:

Hell, people are saying Mary Poppins was racist due to the scene of the chimney sweeper getting soot all over his face, and people are calling it blackface

An interesting issue - as appreciators of fine omo, what would we think of the application of "political correctness" to censor our interests? Too much is too much!

Anyone thought of making USA truly democratic by requiring everyone to vote? Some countries do this already, and it's not considered an infringement on their right of choice.

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41 minutes ago, blasseroz said:

 

Anyone thought of making USA truly democratic by requiring everyone to vote? Some countries do this already, and it's not considered an infringement on their right of choice.

Which countries do this? I am guessing they are probably smaller countries than the US.

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I think (maybe) Sweden and Australia do, and yes, they are smaller, but with on-line voting systems starting up, it would be possible.

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Anyone else remember Blazing Saddles? Yes, the good ol days when we could all make fun of one another and just laugh about it.

PC has gone way too far... too many snowflakes getting butt hurt over every little thing. 

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On 2/18/2019 at 1:01 AM, Imouto Kitten said:

we still have a voting system that's all but rigged to keep the ruling parties in power,

Yes, it does appear on the surface to have more characteristics of an Oligarchy. So why is Democracy referenced so often?

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44 minutes ago, blasseroz said:

Yes, it does appear on the surface to have more characteristics of an Oligarchy. So why is Democracy referenced so often?

Well, America is, in part, a constituional democracy, or a democratic republic. Hell, a number of the Founders WERE against the party system in the first place, however, things eventually became the way they were, then you to the electoral college

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24 minutes ago, luvmybladder4 said:

You could at LEAST have spelled his name right:  NORTHAM!

Oh, sorry, every source I've found has Northman

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