I was reading a thread here in The Pub, and I found myself genienly offeneded by some of the addtiudes/ideals presented by some individuals in that thread. That is the basis of this thread. So here are some guidelines...
This is NOT the Melee, don't treat it as such. DO NOT target indivdual forum users. DO NOT say anything that might offend someone, errrrr.... I mean, don't openly embelish on something that has been said (ie: "Yeah, I totally agree. Those f***ing Asians nearly ran me off the road the other day" [Don't say anything like that].).
*So, to kick things off* I am offended when I hear my mother use the work "illegals" in reference to illegal alliens. She hails from Texas, and I think that it's in her nature (not racisim, but an absent mindedness about being politically sensitive). But I don't know, is using the work "illegals" offensive to you? It's certianly better than "wetbacks".....
I didn't make it!
I only get offended when people insult my friends or relatives. Nothing else offends me.
is using the work "illegals" offensive to you? It's certianly better than "wetbacks".....
Illegals is a fitting term. It tells exactly what they are. It is nowhere near as racist as some other terms I have herd.
The illegal immigration rallies as a whole offended me. These people are illegal immigrants asking for rights. You should be grateful we don't treat you like the Mexican police do at their southern border.
I am going to say the whole anti-war movement. People like Cindy Sheehan are making a mockery of people who volunteered to fight, and died for our freedom and the freedom of 50 million people. Then there are the people who use the names of dead soldiers, put them on shirts with the phrase "Bush lied, they died" to make money.
PethegreatI am going to say the whole anti-war movement.
This is certianly a controversial and volitole issue. As being someone who dosen't support the war in Iraq, I have to say "isn't say the whole anti-war movenmet is offensive," a bit much?
Not to say that I don't find certian aspects of it offensive. I find telling the troops right to their face that "their fighting a pointless war, and that they're dying for nothing" offensive. Directly not supporting the troops is offensive.
But, I don't find it offensive when say, people photograph the caskets comming home, I don't mind that. Nor do I mind people like Bill Mar ranting about the war, I don't find that offensive.
Yeah. I think illegals is the best term to use. I don't think I should be forced to use the term 'alien,' as the people in the UFOs might be offended.
But, I don't find it offensive when say, people photograph the caskets comming home, I don't mind that.
Taking the grief of a family and using it as a poltical tool does not bug you? I think it is offensive since the people who are opposing the war are opposing freedom. The war brought freedom to a country, and people want us to run away from it.
marvinmatthewbut an absent mindedness about being politically sensitive
Why does that matter? Political correctness is an utter joke, through and through. "Let's censor real things and real opinions so as not to 'offend' anybody." Gimme' a break.
Anyway, nothing genuinely offends me. Some things I might find distasteful, or unnecessarily blunt, but I don't actually get offended by anything.
PethegreatTaking the grief of a family and using it as a poltical tool does not bug you? I think it is offensive since the people who are opposing the war are opposing freedom. The war brought freedom to a country, and people want us to run away from it.
Ah... I see. I suppose that this might be the big differnece in pro vs. anti Iraq War thinkers. You see the glass as half full, "The war brought freedom to a country." However, I see it as "the war now oppresses the people it once had brought freedom to."
BUT, let's not get this thread into an Iraq-War discosuion thread.
Pethegreat: You're welcome to respond to my responce. However, in the interests of the thread, I peronally will drop the subject.
* I Really Want To Know What Other Things People Find Offensive*
What generally offends me are these hypocrite Southern Christians running around. My friend Aaron is a prime example.
A few weeks ago I was walking home from playing basketball with Aaron (a black guy) and Shrey (an Indian Guy.) By the way, I somehow always manage to hang out in the more diversafied groups imaginable. Anyways, we were talking about how gays come to be. I was genuinly defending them from a non-religious point of view, while Aaron was being the Christian twat he normally is.
I told him that I thought men became gay after they reached a intellectual point in their lives. I won't get into detail about my arguement, because it's so complex I scare myself.
He started rambling on about God didn't want men to be gay. I was getting mad at him for wipping out God. Every sentenced spewed out one of the following words:
God Heavenly Father Holy Ghost Jesus Christian 'His' 'He'
He rambled on for ten minutes about how he understood me, but God didn't put men on earth to be gay. Every man had a woman to create life with. I told him that no one had any obligation to make a child.
Then this is what ultimatly pissed me off. He went on about how gays don't live long with eachother, because it isn't natural. Well, I told him about how my great uncle was gay and was with his partner for 40 years. They travel all time, are rich, and a very nice people. He told me that it was a friendship gone bad and laughed.
Prior to most of this, he told me that he hated people who think all Southern Black Christians are the same. Well, he was exactly what he didn't want to be. I found that totally ironic.
Voice of joy and sunshine
26th May 2003
Unreasonable restraint of knowledge, discrimination against someone because of what their parents have done, using students futures as a bargaining chip in some political game, eating aborted fetuses. And so on. But apart from the obvious offences against rightness I don't think there's a lot that offends me anymore, most things people say just aren't worth getting worked up about.