Switzerland, Home of the Tolerant

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by RetiredGySgt, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. RetiredGySgt
    Offline

    RetiredGySgt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    39,551
    Thanks Received:
    5,900
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Ratings:
    +8,971
    Here we have a perfect picture of our European betters at work. What do you suppose would happen here if one of our major parties suggested this action? ( well granted in the US, the Constitution specifically bars corruption by blood)

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070901/ap_on_re_eu/switzerland_deportation_campaign

    Perhaps Joyce should move to Switzerland? He would fit right in with the major party there.
     
  2. Toro
    Offline

    Toro Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2005
    Messages:
    50,732
    Thanks Received:
    11,051
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    The Big Bend via Riderville
    Ratings:
    +25,066
    Its ironic they use sheep in their campaign.
     
  3. Bullypulpit
    Offline

    Bullypulpit Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2004
    Messages:
    5,849
    Thanks Received:
    378
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    Ratings:
    +379
    Hmmm...NewsMax...not the most reliable of news sources. As for the sheep imagery, I have other uses for sheep.
     
  4. RetiredGySgt
    Offline

    RetiredGySgt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    39,551
    Thanks Received:
    5,900
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Ratings:
    +8,971
    Funny my Link is from Yahoo. Ohh and now it is here on this site, just look over there where news stories are listed.
     
  5. RetiredGySgt
    Offline

    RetiredGySgt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    39,551
    Thanks Received:
    5,900
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Ratings:
    +8,971
    And the writer is Associated Press. Perhaps you could explain where you got the newsmax idea from?
     
  6. Ruby
    Offline

    Ruby Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    Messages:
    596
    Thanks Received:
    32
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +32

    Hopefully the same thing happening there....it would result in people calling it out for the racist proposal it is.
     
  7. RetiredGySgt
    Offline

    RetiredGySgt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    39,551
    Thanks Received:
    5,900
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Ratings:
    +8,971
    Read the story, No one seems to care and in fact they have done similar things in the past.
     
  8. Ruby
    Offline

    Ruby Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    Messages:
    596
    Thanks Received:
    32
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +32

    I did read the story, and I dont think it indicated NO ONE CARES. From your article....

    So appearantly there ARE people who DO care. I also didnt see any information that they actually GOT 100,000 signatures needed to put it to a referendum vote....I only see they are TRYING.

    If you take this to mean people dont care its a guess, not a statement of fact. There are other possibilities as well....it is quite possible there arent enough people who take them seriously...but that would also be a GUESS.

    Also, exactly who shall they complain to? The racists have a right to speak and have a right to utilize the political process to get their plans before the public in a referendum....but so far it dosent seem that they have been SUCCESSFUL. That would be a very key issue. If they are successful and the swiss public agrees to place racist policies into law, I will happily call them out for the racists they are as a nation and call the policy racist as well.

    BTW, its a very clear and easy to prove fact that racists EXIST everywhere and advocate numerous racist policies they want to see enacted as laws. We just cant condem the nation who hasnt ACTUALLY put those racist laws into policy or practice.

    I certainly dont see these views going unchallenged in Switzerland either.
     
  9. DeadCanDance
    Offline

    DeadCanDance Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Messages:
    1,414
    Thanks Received:
    127
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +127
    Why would you be suprised at this? It always amusing to see unwordly NeoCons who evidently have never traveled outside the borders of their own counties, let alone outside the United States, express faux shock at the xenophobia of europeans. Of course many european nations have deep seated problems with xenophobia. That's one thing that makes america great - on balance, we are a melting pot of different ethnicities, and in general, have a greater tolerance for religious and ethnic diversity. Its one of our great stengths.

    As for europeans being allegedly our superiors - I've rarely ever heard anyone say that. I certainly haven't. Now, we aren't perfect, and there's things like universal healthcare that I think we could learn from others about. Most of the europeans were correct about the Iraq War too, by choosing not to invade with us. We aren't a perfect society; there's always things we can learn from others.
     
  10. RetiredGySgt
    Offline

    RetiredGySgt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    39,551
    Thanks Received:
    5,900
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Ratings:
    +8,971
    You might want to check your facts. MOST Europeans DID join the alliance and were part of the Iraq conflict at one time or another. Only France, Belgium and Germany were opposed. Italy, Spain, England,Poland, and a host of other Europeans participated.

    This is funny as hell, as funny as the oft repeated claim we "Unilaterally" went into Iraq.

    As for Travel, I have been to Germany, Japan, Korea, The Philippines, I have been through England and Iceland and I even went to Canada. Perhaps you should check your facts before you spout off with unproven facts.

    Lived in Germany for a year and spent 6 and a half years in Okinawa.
     

Share This Page