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One guy was being a racist a-hole and was fired for it and probably will have no chance of finding a job again. What do you want? His head on plate? Bigotry is saying all people like this do are prone to do evil. Its basically taking the "sins" (real or imagined) of one person and saying that everyone like that person is responsible. I think its bigoted to say that all british people or even more laughably everyone in Europe are to blame for this guy's racism.
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lol who's this and from what movie?
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As a Londoner I find this highly embarrassing and disgusting, quite frankly.

Apparently I'm genetically obliged to have a strong dislike for French and Germans according to our elders, to whom I flip the bird to for holding ridiculous grudges for scenarios outside of our time and control. I was born in the 1980's, not the 1900's, 1930's or even the 1300's.

Edit for the above poster: The film is Jumanji, and the actor is the late Robin Williams.
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LONGNAMEYOUWONTMISS wrote:


jordancharacter wrote:

Looks like I won't be going back to Europe any time soon.



Please visit the wonderful south of the US.


As a Southerner, I'd like to point out that Yanks and most states all have severe problems with racism as well. I really do think the "moral superiority over the South" exemplified by much of the rest of the USA really has no basis in fact whatsoever. If anything, it's generally symptomatic of a "I won the Civil War too" dick waving contest. The war was over 150 years ago. You didn't do shit to win it.

Rodney King and stop-and-frisk anyone? Where did those occur? Not the South.
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As far as the source goes it seem like more of the same old anti diaspora jew propaganda from the Israel lobby. The gist of which is always that you had better move to Israel because a second holocaust is just around the corner. It's fear mongering pure and simple. It's just that sometimes the evidence for the return of Third Reich is just plan silly like "we found someone who didn't want a jew in a store but didn't even really work there". I honestly think sites like this just type in "anti-semetism" into a search engine and then pat themselves on the back when the statistical certainty that there is someone in the six billon people outside of Isreal who doesn't like jews turns out to be true.
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Believe it or not, the South's not so bad. You have your insane nutjobs for sure, but overall they're more friendly than up North, and the food's super.


I've yet to notice much of a difference between the two, myself. Colder up here, for certain. Oh, and no fire ants. I don't miss those little bastards (allergic). I hope the raspberry crazy ants drastically curb their populations.

Just about everyone says the opposite of the other. It's like a mirror-image.
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Rohzek wrote:


LONGNAMEYOUWONTMISS wrote:


jordancharacter wrote:

Looks like I won't be going back to Europe any time soon.



Please visit the wonderful south of the US.


As a Southerner, I'd like to point out that Yanks and most states all have severe problems with racism as well. I really do think the "moral superiority over the South" exemplified by much of the rest of the USA really has no basis in fact whatsoever. If anything, it's generally symptomatic of a "I won the Civil War too" dick waving contest. The war was over 150 years ago. You didn't do shit to win it.

Rodney King and stop-and-frisk anyone? Where did those occur? Not the South.


lmao people think I'm always being serious.
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LONGNAMEYOUWONTMISS wrote:


jordancharacter wrote:

Looks like I won't be going back to Europe any time soon.



Please visit the wonderful south of the US.


Heh, I live in Florida, so.....ya.

In this community though most of the people I meet view us Jews as being exotic, rather than someone to hate, with a few exceptions of course. I remember when I was in high school I tried to get the attention of someone I thought was my friend. When he notices me, he says, " leave me alone you Jew bastard." So I popped him right in the jaw. We both ended up getting suspended

Anyway, everyone pretty much learned not to say anything bad about Jews while around me. And I got the nickname Mike Tyson
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I'm not sure why you quoted me in this post since your reply doesn't really seem to have much to do with what I said.

Your last paragraph is particularly odd. I was talking about the perpetrators of violent or hateful acts feeling that they are justified when in reality they're just making excuses for what they want to do, acting on unfair generalisations and/or believing lies. I thought it was pretty clear that I was making a general point that I find hateful acts unacceptable and am saddened when I hear of them (such as people being banned from their shop due to their religion). It's possible that you simply meant to agree with me (since you seem to be saying something similar) but I'm not sure. Perhaps I should have put a paragraph break in before "Honestly..." since it might look like I'm specifically talking about the other incidents I commented on (which wasn't the intention).

I didn't say anti-Semitism isn't on the rise but I wouldn't want to comment either way without figures from a reliable source. I do think that "anti-Semitic" may be open to some interpretation too and that could be a problem. For example, if someone opposes the Israeli government for their actions against Palestine could that be said to be anti-Semitic? I do think that some people go so far as to hate Israelis or Jews in general because of what they've heard and that's certainly wrong but there are also people who may say "I hate Israel" and are only talking about the government (which is an acceptable political opinion).

Yes there is racism in Europe but it's not exactly a rule. The point I was trying to make is that Europe is a continent with quite a lot of countries and communities in it and they're all different. I'm a European and I very rarely encounter racism of any kind where I live (and it's a somewhat diverse area). I just don't think it's helpful to say "anti-Semitism is on the rise in Europe" as though all of Europe is one place. It'd be far more helpful to point out areas in which anti-Semitism is on the rise and then have the governments and people of those areas deal with it.

Another point I want to make is that I don't like it when people see a racist incident and then act as though it's proof that racism is running wild everywhere. I think everyone should be dealt with on an individual basis and generalisation is rarely helpful. Just because a racist happens to follow a particular religion doesn't mean there's a problem with that religion. I think reports tend to mention irrelevant facts such as the religion of a person a little too easily. The problem with a racist is that they're a racist, why try and group them with anyone else? It's exactly the same kind of attitude that has reports of a person who went on a killing spree and mention that they liked Heavy Metal.
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