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KentaRawr!
01-31-2011, 02:43 AM
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g246/KenYocin/image_large.jpg?t=1296438041

A friend of mine says that this picture is insulting, because the first thing it says is "I'm not afraid of Muslims", and that it implies that a Muslim is, in fact, a person to be feared. In my opinion, I think she's not understanding the context of the picture, and that it's not really saying "I'm not afraid of those scary Muslims", but more like "I'm not afraid of those Muslims who live nearby me who happen to be pretty normal people". But just out of curiosity, what's your opinion?

And I know it's in GC. I think this thread is just pointless enough to not go into EoEO. :p

rubah
01-31-2011, 02:58 AM
Well, by only singling out Muslims, she's implying that gays and immigrants are something to be feared, so!

no, they're just trying to prove a point, and your friend missed it.

Shoeberto
01-31-2011, 03:00 AM
Yeah, it's def a whoosh moment on your friend's part.

Shlup
01-31-2011, 03:17 AM
Dear Kentarou's friend,

http://i1025.photobucket.com/albums/y320/RayD8_photos/Stuff%20one/missingthepoint.png

Sincerely,
Everyone else

Mirage
01-31-2011, 03:23 AM
I'm not offended, but what the hell is the point anyway?

Clo
01-31-2011, 04:10 AM
Your friend has poor comprehension skills.

NorthernChaosGod
01-31-2011, 04:14 AM
Your friend is dumb.

sharkythesharkdogg
01-31-2011, 04:30 AM
I'm not offended, but what the hell is the point anyway?


The point they're trying to make is that it's stupid to say you fear one group of people. Everyone is an individual, and it's dangerous to assign a blanket emotion/reputation to one group of people. It encourages you to make quick, shallow judgements of an individual once you learn they are "one of those", instead of getting to know the person.

Example:

Most Muslims aren't plotting to blow up your daycare.

Most Tea Partiers aren't plotting to blow up the abortion clinic.

Most Socialists aren't planning to overthrow the government in a violent coup.

Most Immigrants come here for a better life, and don't want to milk the system for Welfare.

Most gun owners aren't going to climb a water tower and start sniping people.

Most gays aren't going to call into question your own sexuality, give you Aids, or make marriage fail in the eyes of your God. (at least I think that's what people's beef with gays is. I really don't understand it.)

But those stereotypes and others like them are what we assign to groups of people. While they might be hilarious, and make for hours of giggling with a group of friends, they can't be taken seriously. It's inaccurate at best.

Unless I missed the point. I've been known to do that occasionally.

Bunny
01-31-2011, 04:34 AM
Your friend has poor comprehension skills.


Your friend is dumb.

These are very accurate.

Remon
01-31-2011, 11:30 AM
Not muslims, extremists :p

Peegee
01-31-2011, 05:02 PM
i dislike stupid people, morons, ignorant people, and bogans
i dislike morons, ignorant people, stupid people, and bogans
i dislike bogans, idiots, stupid people, and morons
i dislike idiots, bogans, and chavs

which statement is the most offensive? why?

your friend is a try-hard

Vermachtnis
01-31-2011, 06:54 PM
I'm not offended, but what the hell is the point anyway?

Spiders are fucking scary and must be squished.

Yar
01-31-2011, 07:40 PM
As a spider-rights activist, I am offended.

NorthernChaosGod
01-31-2011, 07:58 PM
I am offended at your offense.

Peegee
02-01-2011, 12:25 AM
I'm offended by humanity. Please extinct it for me plox cuz i'm offended.

Tai-Ti
02-01-2011, 12:41 AM
I think the sign is clever, because it's comparing the un-easyness that some people feel around those groups of people to the fear people have for spiders, and when you compare them, you realise that those groups of people don't really scare you at all, it's all in your head. Witty.
Your friend is lame and clearly clutching at spanners to try and propel their own agenda. Tell them they're being stupid and that stupidness like that is the reason people try so hard to be PC.

Meat Puppet
02-01-2011, 12:55 AM
Everything is offensive. We might as well just dissolve

Timekeeper
02-01-2011, 02:30 AM
Personally I quite liked the fact that there is a knot tied where it says NOT :monocle:

Jiro
02-01-2011, 07:35 AM
The sign doesn't say white people so it's totally racist. And racist against asians and indians too. They are all stealing your women and jobs.

I like Shlup's post best. Please note that the above is all sarcasm or I will hit you with a trout.

Proxy
02-03-2011, 07:00 PM
Dear Kentarou's friend,

http://i1025.photobucket.com/albums/y320/RayD8_photos/Stuff%20one/missingthepoint.png

Sincerely,
Everyone else

I heart this. Thanks SQ =]

Peegee
02-03-2011, 07:52 PM
The sign doesn't say white people so it's totally racist. And racist against asians and indians too. They are all stealing your women and jobs.

I like Shlup's post best. Please note that the above is all sarcasm or I will hit you with a trout.

can I steal your wimmins?