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IT's all a part of the same phenom.
This is how a child behaves. He calls another child a name. That child calls him a name back. The first child's feelings get hurt, so he tells mommy. He says the second child called him a name. Mommy, says, "Why'd you call him a name?" The second child says, "He called me a name first." Mommy says, "Both of you stop it." Mommy turns around and the first child sticks out his tongue...
Do you really need Sarah to play the mommy role in this childish argument? If you get over yourself for half a second, you will see the links I posted are actually quite interesting and pertinent to the substance of our debate, as opposed to all of this noise around it between you and me.
When someone gives us something, we say, "Thank you."
When someone says "thank you," we say, "you're welcome."
When we accidentally bump into each other, both people say, "excuse me."
When we hurt somebody's feelings, we say, "I apologise."
When someone says, "I apologize," we say, "I'm sorry, too."
"At the beginning of the 1930s, antisemitic cartoons appeared in most countries that had taken part in and lost the war. Two journals, Der Goetz and Der Abend, in particular, were notorious for their antisemitic cartoons."
"In his early youth Hitler came under the influence of anti-Jewish hate propaganda and the antisemitic cartoons in the Austrian press inspired by Karl *Lueger and his Christian-Socialist Party. He soon came to recognize the value of antisemitic cartoons for propaganda"
"In 1934 a special issue was devoted to "Ritual Murder" (Ritualmordnummer), showing infamous cartoons from the Middle Ages in which the Jews were depicted as using human blood in the observance of religious rites."
I think you will be shocked at what is tolerated in mainstream Arab media:
And even on this Blog we saw blatant irony in action. We saw people fret about "PC" words and behavior while attempting to foist upon us their own PC language. We saw folks fret about insincere apologies even as they cheer the insincere apologies of their own rightwingers. We saw individuals call names like "demented" and "insane" in order to try to shut down debate, and then accuse others of name calling and bullying.
I for one think that's healthy. And, again, I apologize if I offended anyone during the heat of discussion.
I don't want to argue over who is or isn't racist anymore. But I think the chimp cartoon was actually very healthy for our nation. It's not universally agreed, but I think it's generally agreed by most fair people that the CHIMP cartoon was either A) BLATANTLY racist or B)Fairly inferred to be racist (even if it really wasn't intended to be).