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- Mar 11, 2008
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Absolutely! I would strongly defend their right to mutilate themselves in any way they see fit; mental competency tests be damned! I just personally don't understand the appeal. I have personally never seen the need to graffiti myself with more than a shopping list on my hand when I have no paper. I also don't find tattoos attractive, and most of the designs are pretty ugly imo. It is purely a matter of personal opinion, and I wouldn't remotely presume to enforce my tastes on other people.It's THEIR bodies!
I'm not being judgemental, I just think you're a bad example to the youth of today.
How do you know I'm a bad example? Because I have tattoos? You don't know anything at all about my tattoos but you still think I'm a bad example? I'm surprised at you.I'm not being judgemental, I just think you're a bad example to the youth of today.
Like those OAPs in seaside resorts where there are no bookshops but plenty of tattoo parlours.
Forming judgements is a reflex action in human beings. We literally can't stop ourselves from doing so. Psych tests have proven the fact. For example, most people are unaware that babies are racist.
That depends on what you mean by "racist" — and it is more than a semantic distinction.Forming judgements is a reflex action in human beings. We literally can't stop ourselves from doing so. Psych tests have proven the fact. For example, most people are unaware that babies are racist.
On the contrary, babies are racist little scumbags who cry when people of different ethnicity come near them. They crave familiarity, conformity, and homogeneity, and loathe that which is diverse and distinct. Saying that babies can't make moral or political judgements implies that their parents are also racist. We should ban babies.That depends on what you mean by "racist" — and it is more than a semantic distinction.
It is normal animal behaviour — and that includes humans of all ages — to make initial judgements of what is likely to be friendly or potentially dangerous on the basis of experience and of appearance. It is a survival trait, and it is utilised by some species which mimic others, for example the black and yellow striped hover fly that looks enough like a bee or wasp to discourage predators.
A baby has very little experience, and can only interpret those parts of someone else's appearance that it can recognise and categorise. For example, a baby can see if someone is black or white, and can compare this to their own skin colour or their mother's skin colour. However, they cannot tell whether someone is wearing designer glasses or cheap ones. They might react if someone is dirty enough to have an unpleasant smell, but they won't react to whether that person's shirt is ironed or not.
Therefore, it is well within the bounds of normal rational behaviour for a baby to react differently to people of different skin colour. No moral or political judgement is involved, and it is not "racist" in any meaningful sense.
At the other end of a spectrum of behaviour that involves making judgements about people based on their colour (or other visible characteristics) is something that we would all certainly call "racism" and which (I hope) we would all condemn. That is making a negative judgement about another person based solely on their ethnic characteristics, sticking to that judgement despite clear evidence that contradicts it, and treating that person unfavourably because of it.
That was the intention. I am actually very fond of the racist, polymorphously perverse, narcissistic little self-shitters. You can't re-educate them if they've never been educated, can you? Of course I am sure I will eventually see someone who is actually pushing this line of reasoning, as it is a mad and toxic time we are living in.I can't tell whether you are being serious.
That's a rather silly game to play.That was the intention. I am actually very fond of the racist, polymorphously perverse, narcissistic little self-shitters. You can't re-educate them if they've never been educated, can you? Of course I am sure I will eventually see someone who is actually pushing this line of reasoning, as it is a mad and toxic time we are living in.
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