Departing the Vacuousness
Started by Bebé Bruno, June 27, 2017, 10:39:35 PM
Quote...but maybe it's just as bad as a white supremacist not wanting an African American in their bloodline either.
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on July 25, 2013, 08:18:52 PMIn Asmo's grey lump, wrath and dark clouds gather force.Luxembourg trembles.
Quote from: Asmodean on May 18, 2022, 10:15:07 AMQuote...but maybe it's just as bad as a white supremacist not wanting an African American in their bloodline either.I'd say so, with a caveat. You should be perfectly within what's socially acceptable to want whatever it is you want. Denying what's already there doesn't help, however. Also, certain ways of acting on your desire may be... Less than constructive, shall we say.Like, if I didn't want half-Korean kids, and for that reason never slept with a Korean woman - it doesn't say anything particularly nice about me, but then again, it's well within the realm of choices I can make for myself. If, on the other hand, I didn't want half-Korean grandkids and thus got in the way of my [responsible, free-standing adult] kid sleeping with an Korean person... Yeah. By that point, gramps not only be a racist but an asshole besides.
Quote from: billy rubin on May 18, 2022, 10:35:34 PMmaybe not for much longer, you know.
Quote from: Magdalena on May 18, 2022, 10:29:54 PMYes, racist and an asshole. I can see what you mean on a personal level. If my brown-skinned man wants a white-skinned woman and his racist/ asshole uncle has a problem with it, that is HIS problem, not ours, BUT, it becomes a problem, for everyone, if his racist/ asshole uncle has a problem with our neighbors doing the same. When he starts harassing, lynching, and shooting them because he wants no one to mix races, then this is as you say, "certain ways of acting on [his] desire may be... Less than constructive."...And criminal.
Quote from: billy rubin on May 19, 2022, 01:26:05 AMbecause im not convinced that stuff that has always been considered criminal is going to stay that way.