Politicians are such short-minded people. They only think about how they can help their powerful friends who will, in theory, then turn around and help them.
We no longer live in a democracy. Instead, we have a form of aristocracy that deems that the uber-rich people we "elect" to government offices will simply follow their own agenda and ignore the people that they are supposed to serve - all to give themselves a sweet retirement plan after they leave office. I say that we start electing some regular Joe Schmoes making modest incomes and have lived in the real (a.k.a. unprivileged) world, so that we can gain some proper perspective.
...if you despise what John Sugg writes so damn much, then maybe you shouldn't be reading his article. You know that he's going to write something that you don't like and every time he does, you feel compelled to post a comment about how much he hates white people, America, and democracy. Get off it already - now you're just repeating yourself.
We have built a mentality that says that Caucasian people can be racist but African-American people cannot. This is, of course, rabidly untrue.
However, to imply that Forsyth County is a victim of "slander and vitriol" is equally as untrue, especially if there is evidence to back the story up. Trying to deflect that evidence by pulling the juvenile "Oh yeah, well THEY DO IT TOO!!!" really doesn't help the situation any.
Actually, it's 90%. We also share 93% of our genes with chimpanzees. You're point being?
Reality is what we make of it. Perception molds our reality which in turn, reinforces our perceptions. Basically, we believe what we see and see what we believe. I've seemed to have stumbled into the old habit of trying to "convince", which is impossible. I will no longer try to convince you that anything I believe is right. Everything I say may be wrong. Everything you say may be wrong as well. Maybe it's all wrong. We must always keep that in mind.
I really enjoyed my debate with you.
...I, too, am speaking of families. Genetics has shown that we all derive from a common ancestor. In essence, we are all distant cousins. We are a family, whether we look different, act different, eat different, or pray different.
...and I respect your right to believe in whatever you wish (Social Identity, Ethnic Genetics). I, in turn, shall believe in whatever I wish.
You can apply your "family" analogy to it, if you'd like.
I can apply another analogy to this argument as well. What if we remove "races" and apply "cat breeds"? A corner of the Earth for every breed of cat in existence. Will they prosper and stay the same, or will they slowly start to intermingle again?
This is what I'm trying to convey - human beings have an innate trait for discovery, exploring, and interacting. Sooner or later, human nature to interact with something new will cause the entire experiment of segregation to unravel. Whether you want to admit this to yourself or not, it will happen.
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