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In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jun 2013 16:05:40 BDT
C. A. Small says:
No, wrong as usual. A muslim does not have to be from any particular colour or race, likewise Christian, the racist attitude of the jews tends to isolate themselves to their own particular group, as does their unpleasant business practice.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jun 2013 16:08:44 BDT
C. A. Small.

"You may note the difference between the jews, and all jews".

I think this is splitting hairs somewhat. I think the standard within the English language is to assume that a collective noun ('the Jews') actually refers to the collective, unless otherwise specified, or why would you use the collective noun? Also, I had no intention of suggesting you support/ed the Holocaust.

But never mind. You asked a question, I answered. You disagree with/don't like my answer. I feel like I've made my point. You'll note that I haven't at any point accused you of racism, merely said that some of the things you said could be construed that way and, as that is obviously not your intention, you might want to just pay a little attention to the way you phrase things. I don't feel I have anything more to say on the subject.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jun 2013 16:17:19 BDT
george scott says:
C.A. - No racist would have written the review of the film 'The Tuskegee Airmen' that you did (by coincidence, I picked up the DVD last week).

As I have previously remarked, GTL may find it difficult to convince people when real racism is encountered.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jun 2013 16:27:50 BDT
C. A. Small says:
George- many thanks. I hope you enjoy the DVD, I watched the film with my stepson years ago- at the end he was stunned that people could be treated that way just because of their skin colour. An important lesson in his life.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jun 2013 16:30:09 BDT
Spin says:
CA; "Racialism", as I pointed out, is not "racism". Your use of the terms "Muslim", "Jew" and "Christian" in your posts deriding and insulting them, indicates your racialism. You despise religion and so "classify" races according to their religious beliefs. That is "Racialism", not "racism". But it can, as I say, easily lead to it.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jun 2013 16:32:45 BDT
C. A. Small says:
It is not racialism, and it certainly does not lead to racism.

The Oxford English Dictionary defined racialism as "belief in the superiority of a particular race" and gives a 1907 quote as the first recorded use. The term racism was defined by the OED as "[t]he theory that distinctive human characteristics and abilities are determined by race", giving 1936 as the first recorded use. Additionally, the OED records racism as a synonym of racialism: "belief in the superiority of a particular race". By the end of World War II, racism had acquired the same supremacist connotations as racialism: racism now implied racial discrimination, racial supremacism and a harmful intent.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jun 2013 16:41:34 BDT
Ian says:
Once again Spin has chosen a word (in this case "racialism") and given it the meaning he wants it to have even though it has no history of being used in that context.

Bradders does something similar with 'neo-darwinism' (which actually refers to the incorporation of mendelian genetics into our understanding of evolution by natural selection).

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jun 2013 16:48:02 BDT
Spin says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jun 2013 17:08:34 BDT
C. A. Small says:
Anyone deluded enough to follow a sky fairy believing idiot who collated a book of bronze age unpleasant fairy stories gives me cause for concern. More so when that person is a neo-Nazi who believes in aliens.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jun 2013 17:25:11 BDT
Ian says:
I think all words have a meaning, sometimes those meanings change over time with significant numbers of people using them differently.

I think anyone who chooses a word, applies whatever meaning he likes to it and then describes that as if it is a generally accepted definition when it is no such thing is probably a character from Alice in Wonderland.

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In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jun 2013 17:27:25 BDT
Spin says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jun 2013 17:40:48 BDT
C. A. Small says:
Blasphemy is a victimless crime. The muslim faithful can feel as they wish, as can other theists, because it is a free country despite what you and they might wish. Despite what the theists might want it is also a country where homophobia and misogyny are not allowed, and just because you think it correct to use violence on gays, and treat your daughters as possessions, your sons as extensions of your violent and idiotic beliefs, and your wife as some sort of breeding machine, the rest of us are free to point out what you are.

Bad spelling is not a victimless crime.

Posted on 17 Jun 2013 17:41:24 BDT
Stu says:
in the OED racialism=the doctrine of the preponderant influence of actual or assumed racial factors in the origin,development and rank of various human societies.race.prejudice.racism.

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In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jun 2013 18:04:21 BDT
Spin says:
Glorify: And with your insults and accusations aren't you yourself no better than a racist? Or to use a term you might agree with; an "ideologist"? =) A prejudicial, judgemental, egoistic passive-aggressive? But maybe I'm being "racist", of course....

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jun 2013 18:05:26 BDT
Ian says:
Where do you get these definitions from?

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jun 2013 18:07:28 BDT
Ian says:
That's odd, my OED says

"racialism
noun
another term for racism."

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jun 2013 18:09:01 BDT
Spin says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jun 2013 18:10:55 BDT
Ian says:
That's not what the OED says.
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