Discussion in 'Blazers OT Forum' started by ABM, May 2, 2022.
"I have black friends" is not a good counter argument.
The immigration system is a mess. I can agree on that. We need more judges just for immigration cases. We need a better structure that helps immigrants not one that ostricizes them and forces them to sneak in and work under the the table. We need to be able to get them in, keep tabs on them, give them the supports they need, give them a chance.
But, I digress. It's ok for Carlson to not be happy with the current immigration system, but he is, especially when he is on a public show, responsible for the words he chooses to use and how he chooses to express those displeasures.
It would be one thing if he kept his words aimed at the system itself, but he defames immigrants themselves. He says terrible terrible things about them.
Not to mention the things he says about other people of color.
It's racist and it should be called out.
I don't know that he himself is racist. It may just be that he is an asshole who gets off on pissing people off.
What he is doing is very dangerous either way and very fucked up.
And of course a guy connected to his show and who is Carlson's buddy is going to defend it. Big surprise.
You had a really good response, and I appreciate how you laid things out.
As I had mentioned (tongue-in-cheek) earlier in this thread, Tucker's not a racist. He hates everyone the same. Obviously, not true, and I'm certain he's catering to the MAGA types. I haven't watched more than an accumulation of one show in the last few years, so it's a guess.
In this day and age of paid/cable television, and opinion shows, stretches are made on both sides of the isle. If people don't want to listed, don't watch. That's what I did. My wife and I got tired of all the arguing, spinning, conspiracies, and the like.
You mentioned he should be called out. In fact he was....by the NYT. Let's see what happens.
As an aside, the NYT aren't the only ones taking umbrage with Mr. Carlson. LOL
Dinesh D’Souza Accuses Tucker Carlson and Newsmax of Suppressing His Stolen Election Movie
I never understood how this became an “unacceptable” argument as a counter to being called a racist. Wouldn’t having black people in your life that you love and care about make it somewhat evident that you don’t hate black people? I hear people (white liberals, let’s be honest) scoff when someone says they have black friends, but I haven’t heard anyone explain why it holds zero validity. Maybe you can explain?
Tucker Carlson is trash
People who like or agree with Tucker Carlson are also trash
If I have offended anyone by these comments, it means you are the trash I speak of
I hate to agree with such a confrontational statement. But I can't help it. Well said.
This arse panders to racists, he encourages and defends racists, and he stirs up irrational fears and hatreds based on race. In the face of all this, his apologists still deny he is what he so plainly is. There is nothing to gain by making nice with him or the cultists who believe his words.
IMHO, there is nothing controversial about thinking people like that are trash. It’s harsh though
Oh Boy.... Here we go.
Interesting case study— a forum chock full of white boomers, the most privileged group of humans that have ever existed on this planet, pointing fingers at others and screaming white privilege. Is there a baby yoda meme about projection? You can’t make this shit up.
Because usually when someone says "I have a girlfriend in Canada", it's a lie.
Since the youngest "boomer" is 58, I doubt that this forum is full of boomers.
You rang? FAMS!!!
Certainly not me.
The premise is "I'm not racist, I have a black friend."
If someone has adult friends is that proof that they're not a pedophile?
If someone is married is that proof that they're not a rapist?
It's not scoffing at people who have a friend of a different race, the scoffing is for when someone tries to use a friendship as proof of something beyond the friendship.
The very fact you had to explain that speaks volumes.
The other problem here is that you know this poster enough that you felt like you had to explain it.
Maybe we should do a "Case Study" on that?
A google search shows a lot of people have that very question.
Nothing wrong with engaging in conversation about this. Sounds like a lot of the country should.
The guy literally asked a question about "Projecting" that people are not racist because they have black friends and then complained about people "projecting".
Then added "You can't make this up" after showing he doesn't even really understand what these issues and comments mean.
You are probably correct. You should engage in this conversation and i agree the country should. I just have my doubts about his question being sincere.
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