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It’s a scary world we’re living in where you can’t wear a t-shirt of choice or speak your thoughts on an issue without fear of being fired or having your life as well as family members’ lives ruined.

I saw something last week where a guy had a picture on his Facebook page of a stuffed “person” with a noose around its neck. That picture went around the internet like wildfire with people doxing him AND his family. There is no one on this Earth who is exempt from doing stupid things. Unfortunately, now the whole world can see it online within hours. Where are we headed that people have to watch everything they do or say so as not to offend SOMEONE?
 

It will be fine

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It’s a scary world we’re living in where you can’t wear a t-shirt of choice or speak your thoughts on an issue without fear of being fired or having your life as well as family members’ lives ruined.

I saw something last week where a guy had a picture on his Facebook page of a stuffed “person” with a noose around its neck. That picture went around the internet like wildfire with people doxing him AND his family. There is no one on this Earth who is exempt from doing stupid things. Unfortunately, now the whole world can see it online within hours. Where are we headed that people have to watch everything they do or say so as not to offend SOMEONE?
Your mad people can’t post images of lynchings without consequence? People are free to be offensive. They aren’t free from the consequences that come with it.
 

It will be fine

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I’m upset that the families of stupid people who post images of lynchings also face the consequences.
Nah, this is just more conservative victimhood crying. “What type world is this where we can’t use the N-word? Boo hoo my life is so hard I can’t denigrate whole populations without consequence. Whaaaaaa!”
 

vantexan

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Nah, this is just more conservative victimhood crying. “What type world is this where we can’t use the N-word? Boo hoo my life is so hard I can’t denigrate whole populations without consequence. Whaaaaaa!”
When outfits like NBC go to GOOGLE to get their rivals and critics demonitized it's about more than some idiot using the wrong word.
 

BadIdeaGuy

Coronavirus? What coronavirus?
Nah, this is just more conservative victimhood crying. “What type world is this where we can’t use the N-word? Boo hoo my life is so hard I can’t denigrate whole populations without consequence. Whaaaaaa!”
Whether you like it or not. And I'm sure you don't.
I have the right to use the N-word.

That does not give anyone the right to actively threaten me or my family.
Period.

The "consequences" cannot be to threaten my life.

One group is being incredibly rude by using a word.
The other group is being felons.
 

Benben

Working on a new degree, Masters in BS Detecting!
Whether you like it or not. And I'm sure you don't.
I have the right to use the N-word.

That does not give anyone the right to actively threaten me or my family.
Period.

The "consequences" cannot be to threaten my life.

One group is being incredibly rude by using a word.
The other group is being felons.
That word has been used to not only threaten but used in conjunction with actual violence against an entire race of people.

Please excuse me if I don't give a :censored2: about your plight of not being allowed to use this word as an expression of your overt racism!
 

BadIdeaGuy

Coronavirus? What coronavirus?
That word has been used to not only threaten but used in conjunction with actual violence against an entire race of people.

Please excuse me if I don't give a :censored2: about your plight of not being allowed to use this word as an expression of your overt racism!
Has been.

As long as I do not use it in a direct threat against people, I am legally allowed to say it.
Without being threatened.

You are talking about things that HAVE happened, rather than something which IS happening.
 

vantexan

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That word has been used to not only threaten but used in conjunction with actual violence against an entire race of people.

Please excuse me if I don't give a :censored2: about your plight of not being allowed to use this word as an expression of your overt racism!
So ok to threaten his family too over a word?
 

Benben

Working on a new degree, Masters in BS Detecting!
Has been.

As long as I do not use it in a direct threat against people, I am legally allowed to say it.
Without being threatened.

You are talking about things that HAVE happened, rather than something which IS happening.
You honestly do not think that word is currently used in a threatening way every hour of every day in this country????

Lets try this: Please give us one example of the use of the word (without quoting someone else or quoting something writen) that is not racist or threatening.
 

vantexan

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You honestly do not think that word is currently used in a threatening way every hour of every day in this country????

Lets try this: Please give us one example of the use of the word (without quoting someone else or quoting something writen) that is not racist or threatening.
So in a country of 325 million it's used 24 times a day? Wow, threatening.
 

BadIdeaGuy

Coronavirus? What coronavirus?
You honestly do not think that word is currently used in a threatening way every hour of every day in this country????

Lets try this: Please give us one example of the use of the word (without quoting someone else or quoting something writen) that is not racist or threatening.
I'm allowed to be racist. Night and day, if I choose.
I reject your premise that the word is a threat.

Give me one example where the word on its own constitutes a threat to someone's life.

Now, if I append to it, and say "N-Word, I'm going to kill you", that has become a direct threat. And is illegal.
But it is not the word that is a threat.
It is just offensive and vulgar. But still completely legal. :)
 
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