Discussion in 'Blazers OT Forum' started by BigGameDamian, Nov 13, 2021.
Nobody is telling you can’t use the OK sign - go ahead and keep doing it, apparently you need it while some of us have used it maybe five times since HS. The sign IS used by racists. We know when they use it - many times all together- what it means and it’s not just “hi everyone! We are just so happy to be together and all is A-ok!” Nobody flashes the OK sign for pics, or behind Trump during a speech, or when lined up with their friends wearing bullet proof jackets, for another reason other than “we are racist pieces of shit look at us”.
this right here. Use it, just don't act like it doesn't know have a bastardized meaning. And no, just continuing to use it doesn't mean you're taking that power away from them or whatever.
I mean, you can shave a Charlie Chaplin mustache all you like, and say it's because of him. ANd then feign fake anger when you can't wear his mustache. How dare we let someone steal the Chaplin mustache! It's us weak liberals that gave it away!
Way to diminish the use of it for people that use sign language. What if I did need to use it or someone close to me needed to use it? Are you gonna think you are so much better than them? Sure seems like it. You are such a treat.
Whats ridiculous is that you are trying to assert we are saying they don't mean anything or they mean have a nice day or they are ok. But you are incapable of seeing or admitting that…
Like anyone said that…
Talk about being dumbed down….
your right. Your point is pointless…
The judgements of some is simply insufferable.
The lack of understanding that very few things are universal is perplexing?
then to have those types insult your intelligence and belittle other peoples’ needs because they deem it wrong?
those types can fuck off….
There did i do that passive aggressive bullshit right??
If you use it for sign language, then carry on. This need to go over the top to defend a normal symbol that has since been bastardized by hate groups is kinda odd, to be honest.
They want attention and some give it to them and yet dont see how that isnt serving right into their desires.
this lack of observation is kind of odd, to be honest…
so if you ignore it, they don't do it. But that doesn't mean that somenone doing it isn't doing it to be racist.
Jesus. Fine. Deaf people can use it. Anyone can use it and it’s OBVIOUS when it’s being used for totally innocent reasons. But it’s still a hand signal used by racists.
got it. Cancelled. What else needs to be cancelled because racists have control?
This isnt about the symbol. Its about you letting them change your ways.
And THATS the symbol i push back on.
I get downing statues of racists. But lets not let todays racists change things that have never had any previous racist connotation.
That to me is what is odd. How easily we will just change because they deem something a certain way.
Why not fight back and say fuck off racist! You are not gonna change our ways of communication?
Why give those wackjobs any credit?
A lot of shit is used to racists. Doesn't mean it's inherently racist. I'm sure a lot of racists wear Nikes and shop at Fred Meyer. Should you stop wearing Nikes because they do too?
Frankly I think most of them flash the okay sign because they know it pisses people off.
okay but what STRTED this was someone said if you use it its racist. Period.
Then you made your intelligence insults.
and now concede what we were saying from the get go.
That it isnt always racist.
exactly. And people are proving to be puddy in their hands they can mold them any way the want.
Yeah and then that person said fine, if you’re deaf go ahead. The sign/symbol is used by racists. Period. But some think derp derp maybe they just think things are Ok!
then fuck, let's take back the swastika! It was a sign for divinity! fuck those nazis. how dare they. Sometimes, someone uses something so badly, you dont wanna keep using it, since it wasnt something you use too much anyways.
I see it the same. I'd love it if they all get a tattoo of "I'm a racist" on the forehead. I despise all racists the same, but it's easier to deal with an openly racist than a closeted one.
You call it odd which says a lot about you. All i'm doing is defending the rights of disabled people. Someone in this thread said anyone using it is racist. Then someone made it sound like someone using it is a child since we no longer use it after high school. How do you think someone disabled would feel being called a racist or insinuating they are children because they use a way they were taught to say something? A symbol that historically was completely harmless.
Ya'll are so quick to call people racists without context.
In many parts of Asia, the swastika is still being used as a religious symbol. My mother-in-law has a gold necklace with a swastika (left-facing) as its face. Lives in America and wears it to the temple regularly.
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