Rules of Oppression Handbook
"As a dominant member of society, I'm very confused: it seems you people can't make up your mind when you'd like to be discriminated against. As an educated, well-off white male, this is an area I need some kind of policy decision or white paper on. Someone better show me the Rules of Oppression Handbook, or Your Guide to the Delicate Sociopolitical Economy, because you've all lost me with this brain damaged shit. And one would imagine that — being oppressor in chief — I would be an important recipient of whatever message you care to deliver. I know, with some help from you, I could become a great oppressor. It's in my blood — white men have oppressed pretty much everyone else in the world at one time or another, and still continue to do so today. And I know that, with your support, I could flood your shanty towns with cheap alcohol, send your children to substandard schools, and put a gun shop on every corner in your neighbourhood better than anyone else. All I need is a clue — but I'm getting more mixed signals than a drunken Japanese businessman in a Gay Pride parade from you lot..."
July 30th, 2007 3:55pm
"...And another thing... I think you fuckers need to stop playing the "it's my culture" card. I'm getting sick and tired of obviously brain-damaged and repressive behaviours being justified because it's your "culture". So sorry, you can't stop me from hacking off my child's foreskin with a rusty, dull knife and leaving him in the bush to die, it's my culture. Bad luck, dude, you can't stop me from having 20 children, it's my culture. Nice try, my friend, but you can't stop me from keeping my 13 wives illiterate and pregnant, it's my culture. Close one, mate, but you can't stop me from murdering farm animals in a residential area, it's my culture. As if it being your culture trumps any rational argument, or modern sensibility. Which is just a nice way of saying Hey, fuckers, apartheid was my culture — didn't like it, didn't support it, but as a white person growing up in Jozi during the 70s and 80s it was my culture. But that didn't seem to stand in the way of it being trashed like the bad joke it was when the time came. American culture was slavery. British culture was coal mines and class war. So shut the fuck up about your culture, as if it's sacred. Grow up and join the 21st Century, asshole."
July 30th, 2007 3:59pm
I liked that. Probably true. Here is a good example, I didnt think Densel deserved best actor in Training Day. Clearly, race driven.
Yea I said it.
Well, maybe not, but he deserved it for something. The man is generally excellent, and some recognition needed to be given.
Under that logic, FUCK PEOPLE AND THEIR FUCKING RELIGION.
USE SOME FUCKING LOGIC AND STOP BELIEVING IN THE BOGEYMAN! JOIN THE 21ST CENTURY WHERE WE HAVE ACTUAL SCIENCE AND LOGIC.
"Under that logic, FUCK PEOPLE AND THEIR FUCKING RELIGION."
what article were you reading?
I was responding to this:
"American culture was slavery. British culture was coal mines and class war. So shut the fuck up about your culture, as if it's sacred. Grow up and join the 21st Century, asshole.""
Culture. Religion. Same thing.
I think she's just letting of some of the built up pressure. The article she's reading is in her head. It beats her going into her boss's office and beating him to death with a metal swingline.
I'm saying that if someone can say my culture is old, antiquated, and bereft with contradiction, I can say the same about your stupid as make believe bullshit religion.
Oh, I understood the content of your statement. I was speaking more to the reason why you made it.
As to the religion thing, bugger off. It is old and antiquated. 2000 years old, and my particular sect over 200 years old. Mostly we keep to ourselves except when we're feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, healing the sick and building community.
Now, those noisy fuckers on the TV and radio who like to talk about all the evil people who are out to destroy Christians with their rock and roll and their homosexuality, they're welcome to go away. Also, they should feed free to examine the book of Matthew, chapter 25, verse 40.
"Mostly we keep to ourselves except when we're feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, healing the sick and building community."
Well, if your religion prompts you to do the above then that is a positive thing. But please don't lose sight of the fact that the religion part itself is superstitious nonsense, a relic of your evolution, a mechanism for explaining the world to yourselves before better methods were discovered.
July 30th, 2007 4:26pm
Who is forgetting? Mostly I just enjoy the fact that for a fairly primitive people who had really just got the knack of writing, they made pretty accurate observation of their world.
I could be wrong, but you could do pretty much all those charitable deeds without that religion, too.
July 30th, 2007 5:12pm
Personally, it helps to run an extra mile.
Not going to give you my right face after you hit me on the left though.
July 30th, 2007 5:24pm
Every time I see the phrase "Rules of Oppression", I think Samuel L. Jackson with a tablet in his hand, reading,
shouting in his Pulp Fiction voice,
"THEESE ARE THE RULLLZ OF O-PRESH-UN! Listen up! THOU SHALT NOT FREE ANY SLAVES OR ALLOW EX-SLAVES TO RUN AMUCK! THOU SHALT HAVE INTERCOURSE WITH WHOMEVER ONE WANTS WHEN ONE WANTS. THOU SHALT NOT GIVE THE SLAVES ANY INKLING THAT FREEDOM IS EVEN A POSSIBILITY"
Yeah, they need to re-do The Ten Commandments w/ Jackson as Moses.
July 30th, 2007 5:31pm
That would be awesome. *I'd* go see that.
July 30th, 2007 5:55pm
He probably looks more like Moshe did than Charlton Heston.
July 30th, 2007 9:33pm