Mental Illness: Who Is Perpetuating Racial Hate and Animosity?

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    From your first post in the thread.


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    As you know, I agree with you that the Regressive Left is keeping divisions alive by playing the RACIST game. It's a terribly cynical, dishonest, counter-productive strategy, purely for political advantage, and I hate to see it.

    But here's the problem: It's often reinforced by two powerful things. First is the real racism that does still exist. And second is the fact that the Right refuses to admit to any significant degree that racism still exists. You're refusing to hold the Right responsible for its actions. Minorities see that, loud and clear. Daily.

    So the Right is making this MUCH easier for the Regressive Left to keep pulling off. Until the Right is willing to look in the mirror, that won't change.
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    Ah, my quote of Trump. As you know, I was discussing his base. These people are just a part of it.

    I give up. You win. I don't know how to do this.
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    Problem being... the non white, “white supremacists” out number the white ones, ten fold at least...
     
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    Or maybe... You’re wrong. And differences do exist. And they matter. Shocking possibility; but, “what if...”?
     
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    Could be. But I'm certain that I'm right about one thing: I don't know how to communicate with people who can only see the fault in the other side.

    It makes no sense to me, so I'm not just not good at it.
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    Instead of finding fault... How about just accepting that there are differences; and respecting them? Rather than imposing so-called “superiority” values on them? Is a Cheetah, superior to a Jaguar? Or are they merely different; and deserve to be respected as such?
     
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    Well yes.

    Perhaps you can make a point.
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    Perhaps the “ middle of the roaders” hold us in equal contempt. Because they refuse to accept that differences exist. And, as such represent the gravest of threats? Because they’d like nothing more than for the both of us to cease to exist?
     
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    Who said that differences don't exist?

    I sure am having a lot of people put words in my mouth today. Not sure why intellectual honesty needs to be so difficult. And please see the second line of my sig for that "middle of the roaders" lie.

    As far as the "cease to exist" thing goes, that's silly. I'm convinced that wingers won't be a part of any conversations that lead to healing, and I definitely think that they're making things much worse and more difficult. But "cease to exist"? No. We really are stuck in hyperbole, aren't we?
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