Great points Dave! And, I'm a racist too... so tell me how it is after all the trillions we've sent to Africa and third-world countries around the world... they're still called third-world? Government can't fix social problems. It only makes them worse. When are we gonna learn?
So heres the thing, when someone tosses some name or derogatoory comment at you, bring it here to this forum, lets all work on it and find a way to turn it around to our advantage, then we can toss it right back into their faces.
(Can anyone else see the beauty and innocence in this?)
"What's little missy's name?" said Tom, at last, when he thought matters were ripe to push such an inquiry.
"Evangeline St. Clare," said the little one, "though papa and everybody else call me Eva. Now, what's your name?"
"My name's Tom; the little chil'en used to call me Uncle Tom, way back thar in Kentuck."
"Then I mean to call you Uncle Tom, because, you see, I like you," said Eva. "So, Uncle Tom, where are you going?"
"I don't know, Miss Eva." "Don't know?" said Eva.
"No, I am going to be sold to somebody. I don't know who."
"My papa can buy you," said Eva, quickly; "and if he buys you, you will have good times. I mean to ask him, this very day."
"Thank you, my little lady," said Tom.
I have a friend who is an experienced protester, actually hes a member of the other forum I frequent. Anyway, he said something that made a good deal of sense.
He said one of the things that get to people is to take what they throw at you, turn it around to your advantage and then throw it back at them.
That is where the idea for taking the word Racist and making it an acronym for something theyd be aghast about. We did the same thing when we were called A Mob.
So heres the thing, when someone tosses some name or derogatoory comment at you, bring it here to this forum, lets all work on it and find a way to turn it around to our advantage, then we can toss it right back into their faces. The other plus to that is once you turn it around to mean something that supports you and your stand, then it no longer has the power to hurt you because you dont think of it in the way they mean it, you think of it in the way you have changed it to mean.
like the police did with.... Pride Integrety and Guts...works every time!
I heard us called a Mobacracy last night...I kinda like it.
Not sure what one could do with that, but then.... it kinda stands on its own doesnt it?
There are a couple that are either too long to really work with (Like Astroturf) or are just too ingrained in bad vibes that it iws best to just flat out ignore the charge (like Nazi), but for the most part, most of what they throw at us we can turn to our advantage.