First  Prev  1  2  3  4  Next  Last
Post Reply Propaganda at the park.
13661 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 7/28/13
So I was waiting in line for a ride at Lagoon, (a local amusement park here in Utah,) the other day, and I happened to see this guy's shirt: (In the spoiler.)



"If you see an Arab on the street, I obviously missed that one!"
And on the front, it had the words U.S. Marines and the U.S. Marine symbol.

His wife's shirt said "it only takes one man with a dream" with a sniper target on Obama.

I'd just like to know, what are your thoughts on this? I can go on all day about how pissed I was when I saw this, but the douchiest of people will wear those kinds of things in public for that kind of attention.

More food for thought:
Why do you think people wear stuff like this in public?

I also saw they had children... Both teenagers and little kids. What are your thoughts on that?

And if you agree with them, nobody here wants or cares about your racist ignorant opinion.

My mom was trying to get their attention by saying sneaky comments like "Yeah, my daughter's part Persian, did ya miss her?!" I thought that was rather immature of my mother to do, but they were asking for it. But they eventually, AND visably caught on, but only said things to each other and whispered about us. So they're the ones who can't back their shit up.

My grandpa was a marine, and he would have never worn a shirt like that.
Not all marines are jack wagons, F.Y.I.!
And not all Arabs are apart of the war or terrorists. Pure ignorance.
13250 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
17 / F / USA
Offline
Posted 7/28/13
My guess is they were rednecks.
A lot of people near me (I live in the South) have open conversations about how horrible X race of people are or how Y is a bunch of terrorists.
Great way to bring up kids.
43562 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
25 / M / Sydney, Australia
Offline
Posted 7/28/13 , edited 7/28/13
I don't like it, and this has been a prevalent issue in society (not just the US but also here in Australia) since 9/11.

I don't like that I'm totally powerless about it. Sitting here typing things will not change anything.


It's not just the individuals or community that are responsible for this kind of thinking, the government also plays a role in perpetuating this sort of ignorance...
2333 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / Places...
Offline
Posted 7/28/13
=/ Thats beyond messed up!
25371 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
22 / M / West-Central Florida
Offline
Posted 7/28/13
It's annoying and ignorant. Seeing stuff like that pisses me right the hell off.
1543 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
20 / M
Offline
Posted 7/28/13

Why do you think people wear stuff like this in public?


I was going to make a whole rant about the "ignorance of people" and the super-ego "patriotism" but it's sad to say, we will always have people like this and it will always become a vicious cycle of the perspectives of racial dominance. You can't tell them otherwise, it's like telling a religious man that god isn't real. Racism will never stop unless we rid ourselves of discrimination, which is everything that these parents are not doing.

hahaha his neck flab...
27443 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / M / Toledo
Online
Posted 7/28/13
I see these things in shirt and bumper sticker format all the time and I can't stand them. Using those two as the example, the Arab one is just completely ignorant and does nothing but promote the discrimination of innocent people. Too many people are way too willing to just group people into the same category based on one part of who they may or may not be. With the Obama shirt it isn't funny and it is just in poor taste. I have no issue if you want to show what party or candidate you support but to just flat out attack the other side, regardless of what side it is, is just very immature.

As to why people wear things like that...I would say it is just ignorance. They were raised to hate certain groups of people or things and were taught that other things were bad and wrong and they just go along with it to the point where they aren't even willing to do their own research and form their own opinions on the various topics.

I would put more but I didn't get much sleep and my brain hurts so I will just end it here. >_<
185 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
16 / M / America
Offline
Posted 7/28/13
That is wrong in so many ways. Even if anything is true it is impolite to hurt ones' feelings.
5174 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
38
Offline
Posted 7/28/13

Hachikobubble wrote:

So I was waiting in line for a ride at Lagoon, (a local amusement park here in Utah,) the other day, and I happened to see this guy's shirt: (In the spoiler.)



"If you see an Arab on the street, I obviously missed that one!"
And on the front, it had the words U.S. Marines and the U.S. Marine symbol.

His wife's shirt said "it only takes one man with a dream" with a sniper target on Obama.

I'd just like to know, what are your thoughts on this? I can go on all day about how pissed I was when I saw this, but the douchiest of people will wear those kinds of things in public for that kind of attention.

More food for thought:
Why do you think people wear stuff like this in public?


Free-speech fanaticism coupled with either extreme bigotry, or just plain trollish douchebaggery.

It's hard to tell the difference sometimes.


Hachikobubble wrote:
I also saw they had children... Both teenagers and little kids. What are your thoughts on that?


Not sure if I'm more concerned about them inheriting their parent's extremism, or concerned about the likely beatings and disownment they'll receive if they reject said extremism.
13661 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 7/28/13


I think it was both. But they way they responded to my mother trying to get their attention, didn't seem very trollish to me.

And both as well, for the children. I weep for their future. Any other stupidity I've said among the human race about weeping for the future such as the "swag fag" generation, this is by far worse. I'd rather see a hundred "swag fags" than a dozen of these red neck children running around the playground.
Posted 7/28/13

Hachikobubble wrote:

So I was waiting in line for a ride at Lagoon, (a local amusement park here in Utah,) the other day, and I happened to see this guy's shirt: (In the spoiler.)



"If you see an Arab on the street, I obviously missed that one!"
And on the front, it had the words U.S. Marines and the U.S. Marine symbol.

His wife's shirt said "it only takes one man with a dream" with a sniper target on Obama.

I'd just like to know, what are your thoughts on this? I can go on all day about how pissed I was when I saw this, but the douchiest of people will wear those kinds of things in public for that kind of attention.

More food for thought:
Why do you think people wear stuff like this in public?

I also saw they had children... Both teenagers and little kids. What are your thoughts on that?

And if you agree with them, nobody here wants or cares about your racist ignorant opinion.

My mom was trying to get their attention by saying sneaky comments like "Yeah, my daughter's part Persian, did ya miss her?!" I thought that was rather immature of my mother to do, but they were asking for it. But they eventually, AND visably caught on, but only said things to each other and whispered about us. So they're the ones who can't back their shit up.

My grandpa was a marine, and he would have never worn a shirt like that.
Not all marines are jack wagons, F.Y.I.!
And not all Arabs are apart of the war or terrorists. Pure ignorance.


All I can say is this: WHAT A JACKASS.

19807 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / M / Texas
Offline
Posted 7/28/13
Lol, that ain't nothing. I am by no means a supporter of obama, but I'd never resort to murder or a display of hate like that. I live in Texas, and I see this stuff all the time, but I remember one time I was walking around a gun show and if you've ever been to one you'll know that guns aren't the only thing for sell, most of the people will take along their wives and let them sell their products too, be it jewelry, purses, or whatever, they even sell knives, swords, toys and clothing,and I happened to walk by a stand that was selling t-shirts, I happened to glance down and see Obama's face on one, and I thought to myself "This is gonna be good." so I picked the shirt up to look at it and it had a picture of a lion and a picture of obama on it, and underneath the picture of the lion there was text that read "African Lion" and under the picture of Obama it read "Lying African." I am by no means a racist or do I practice or preach hatred, in fact I find the easiest way to live is just to love someone, this truly shocked me. I can't believe that people would actually spend money to wear such a trashy shirt, and people wonder why the Tea Party, gun owners and other conservatives are looked down upon. Sure it's protected by the 1st Amendment and we can't do jack about it, but that doesn't mean it should happen.
29359 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
19 / M / Livingston, Louis...
Offline
Posted 7/29/13
Huuuuuhhhh...I really have nothing to say on this. Pretty much just...Go to hell. The world would be loads better without idiotic fucktards like these. And I do indeed feel sorry for the children. Matter of fact, I see Westboro Baptist happening all over again.

There's a weird line to draw when it comes to oddities like the First Amendment. On the one hand, you have jerkoffs like these guys who throw the very subject we're here discussing under the cover of the First Amendment and dismiss it as perfectly fine, promoting extremism, a never ending culture of racism, and just pure fucking bigotry. On the other hand, you have those who will say that the First Amendment is not a cover to hide behind in instances of pure discrimination. To be honest, I'm with the latter. It's wrong to even classify something as atrocious as this as Free Speech.
17455 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
26 / M / Pinellas Park, FL
Offline
Posted 7/29/13
My last name is Hassan. These people are the reason I was embarrassed being pulled off of buses, planes and trains for years. I'm not even Muslim. It's just an inherited name. Worse part is when people remember the face you become a target for harassment. A lot of times there's damage which costs you a lot of your savings. Sometimes bodily damage which you'll live with forever. The worse part, and I was lucky not to get the brunt after 9/11 because I was kind of young, is when the whole country pretty much condemns you. What's worse than your home telling you it doesn't want you and you are a blight?

But after a certain point it becomes a running joke. You get to know the familiar officials who are always "randomly selecting" you every time. The awkwardness watching people who hated you trying to make jokes in an attempt to appeal to your better self. It's actually quite hysterical. You can't change people by being aggressive. It's about being there every day. Rain or shine living life the same way they do. Just not as ignorantly. They may accept you but you don't have to accept them. Just appreciate it.

Doesn't mean I don't want to put their heads on pikes but that would kind of be proving their point.
24672 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / M
Offline
Posted 7/29/13
Unfortunately racism exists everywhere for all races and in some cases it is more extreme than others. In this case a lot of it is attention seeking more than anything else. Like with any offensive t shirt people wear it to get a reaction and who knows maybe he really wanted people to know he is a US Marine. There is a good chance he isn't one but i have known many in the past and they have a love for stupid t shirts with stuff like this and silly crap like "death before dishonor" etc. And when you have fought a war for many years it can do funny things to your mindset.

Is there a chance they are also incredibly racist? Sure. Are they members of some Neo Nazi white supremacist group? Probably not. I will stick with probably stupid people who wear offensive t shirts to get attention.

But yes racism exists and it's horrible and can not be boiled down to one race. White racism gets the most attention but every race has it's racists. Go to the far east and you'll meet some of the worst racists out there. Many Arabs hate whites or Jews just as many as vice versa. We really need to get rid of the culture of race superiority and country superiority embedded in nationalist cultures and end the cycle of hatred that has dug in over several years before a thing like racism doesn't exist.
First  Prev  1  2  3  4  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.