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DM_Curt:

--- Quote from: deadDMwalking on October 20, 2021, 02:38:58 PM ---I'm not always up on my racism.  Are people here really pretending they don't know the difference between Colin Powell and James Earl Jones and/or Colin Powell and Barrack Obama?

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I think it's less out of racism and more out of generic sarcasm.

Chris24601:

--- Quote from: DM_Curt on October 20, 2021, 03:00:56 PM ---
--- Quote from: deadDMwalking on October 20, 2021, 02:38:58 PM ---I'm not always up on my racism.  Are people here really pretending they don't know the difference between Colin Powell and James Earl Jones and/or Colin Powell and Barrack Obama?

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I think it's less out of racism and more out of generic sarcasm.

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It is important to note that part of becoming a Leftist is replacing your sense of humor with an extra outrage meter.

Pat:

--- Quote from: deadDMwalking on October 20, 2021, 02:38:58 PM ---I'm not always up on my racism.  Are people here really pretending they don't know the difference between Colin Powell and James Earl Jones and/or Colin Powell and Barrack Obama?

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Back after the first Gulf War, Colin Powell was widely touted as a potential presidential candidate. He had a sterling reputation, and was widely respected. Nearly everyone thought he was a shoe-in, if he did decide to run. He chose not to, because he didn't want to subject himself and his family to the raking over the coals and public exposure that go with a presidential campaign. And even if he did run, there was no guarantee. Elections are unpredictable things. But at the time, nearly everyone thought he was far and away the best candidate. And nobody really cared he was black.

Imagine if he ran, and won? The first black president would have been someone with dignity and reserve, like Obama. But unlike him, Colin Powell was a war hero, and a Republican. Which would have added gravitas, and bridged gaps. And even more importantly, this would have been more than a decade before culture wars were even a flaming pile of shit on the horizon. It would have united the country, instead of dividing. It would have proved that race is not the most essential element of someone's character, instead of becoming the most important aspect.

But no, that didn't happen. Colin Powell left behind a long legacy of service, but he was never president. And I think we lost something. Because instead of moving toward a post-racial society and unity, stark polarization and virulent racists like you dominate our world.

But in a better world, the first black president just passed away.

HappyDaze:

--- Quote from: Chris24601 on October 20, 2021, 03:16:31 PM ---
--- Quote from: DM_Curt on October 20, 2021, 03:00:56 PM ---
--- Quote from: deadDMwalking on October 20, 2021, 02:38:58 PM ---I'm not always up on my racism.  Are people here really pretending they don't know the difference between Colin Powell and James Earl Jones and/or Colin Powell and Barrack Obama?

--- End quote ---
I think it's less out of racism and more out of generic sarcasm.

--- End quote ---
It is important to note that part of becoming a Leftist is replacing your sense of humor with an extra outrage meter.

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Funny, Pundit's video persona is all based on stoking the outrage of old school D&D players, and I don't figure most of his audience is Leftist.

Pat:

--- Quote from: HappyDaze on October 20, 2021, 04:14:41 PM ---
--- Quote from: Chris24601 on October 20, 2021, 03:16:31 PM ---
--- Quote from: DM_Curt on October 20, 2021, 03:00:56 PM ---
--- Quote from: deadDMwalking on October 20, 2021, 02:38:58 PM ---I'm not always up on my racism.  Are people here really pretending they don't know the difference between Colin Powell and James Earl Jones and/or Colin Powell and Barrack Obama?

--- End quote ---
I think it's less out of racism and more out of generic sarcasm.

--- End quote ---
It is important to note that part of becoming a Leftist is replacing your sense of humor with an extra outrage meter.

--- End quote ---
Funny, Pundit's video persona is all based on stoking the outrage of old school D&D players, and I don't figure most of his audience is Leftist.

--- End quote ---
I'm outraged at your lack of a sense of humor!

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