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    White Supremacists, Counter-Protesters Face Off in LA


    Are average citizens going to be the answer to Americas problem with illegal immigration? Will it lead to the next civil war?
     
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    I hope you're not referring to white supremacists as average citizens?
     
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    I saw the thread title and recalled George Wallace's speech about the Great Average Citizen. For good or iill, it's a loaded term.
     
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    Above average citizens are Americas answer to problems of all types.
     
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    I think he just did.
     
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    I was hoping I was reading that wrong.
     
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    What do you believe is not average about those that would call themselves White Supremacists?

    Are they completely nuts for wanting to be separate? Are they insane because they feel things would be more relaxed if racial tensions were lessened due to separation?

    Please enlighten us with your perspective.
     
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    My perspective is perfectly clear from what I've already posted. White supremacists sicken most average people, myself included. Average people don't support hate or call it "average".

    But thank you for enlightening us with yours. Now we know.
     
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    I have to say that's a very narrow way of looking at the problem of illegal immigration and a far-fetched conclusion. White supremacists represent a highly devoted, aggressive, and vocal microscopic subset of the population. However, their opposition is much more diverse. It includes Jewish conservatives, secular liberals, far-leftist types, Black churches, minority alliances, white progressives, etc. Their common opposition makes a white supremacist "revolution" incredibly unlikely (I'm banking on impossible).

    The term 'average citizen' is so broad that in short all it could mean is "a registered voter; someone who participates in politics." Hopefully, the 'average citizens' will work together to reach towards common goals that respect the dignity and life of both citizens, temporary residents, and undocumented workers and students. I believe the biggest issue to tackle isn't rounding up undocumented residents but targeting criminal elements within these communities by gaining mutual trust amongst civil persons. We also need to tackle cross border crime and seek solutions that address the causes of this criminal activity.
     
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    Just an interjection you got the term "separatist" and "supremacist" mixed up and confused here.

    Your arguing about racial "separation", she was arguing about racial "supremacy". Now that you know what the argument is about please continue. I won't comment any further on the issue at hand though, because I think racism is a psychological disorder.

    One thing I will say about "racial tensions" is that (though I'm one of the biggest first amendment rights advocates alive) if your concerned about "relaxing racial tensions" the common sense approach to that issue probably isn't to have a klan or neo-nazi rally and wave swastikas around in public squares.

    Which tells me that either these "neo-nazis" are complete idiots or that they don't really give a damn about "relaxing racial tensions". Or a combination of both.

    I lean towards a combination of both myself.

    But with that, I say...SHALOM.:lol:
     
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