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Thread #64299   Message #1054560
Posted By: musicmick
16-Nov-03 - 02:40 AM
Thread Name: BS: Modest Proposal to end the civil war
Subject: RE: BS: Modest Proposal to end the civil war
Kent, you are new so I'd better let you know the lay of the land. Some ethnics are slurable, some are not. Keeping up with the current list is like trying to memorize the rules of Mah Jong. It has, mostly, to do with those groups who are viewed as victims. That classification is situational. African-Americans (It's important to be up on the acceptable term du jour. Previously respectful terms were Black, Negro and Colored. All these terms are now insulting slurs.) are on the permanent victims list and there's not a damned thing they can do to get off it. O.J. Simpson got famous, got rich, married a caucasian woman, killed her, hired a gaggle of high priced lawyers and still based his defense on his victim status. Jews used to be slur free but, then, they stopped getting gassed and then had the effrontery to survive and flourish in their own land. So, you can kick the kikes again but you have to use the word "Zionists" in place of "Jews". Let's see now, Homosexuals are off limits, in fact it may be disrespectful to call them homosexuals. They prefer "gay" although their distaff counterparts have not yet tired of "lesbian". I'll let you know if and when there is a change in alternative lifestyle nomenclature. Oh, I forgot. Don't be saying nothing about women unless you check it with the latest non-fiction best seller. Women, too are hopelessly victimized. Oddly, men do not enjoy this shield of protection. You can say anything you like about men. They're always in season. If you need anti-male ammunition, consult the Comedy Channel or PBS. Speaking of OK ethnic targets, Southerners are an old favorite. So are Republicans, lawyers and heavy drinkers (but not if the heavy drinker is on the victim list).
Well, I hope this helps, Kent. Happy hunting.