vincentpa wrote: blackduckdog2 wrote:
assateague wrote:The short answer is "because they didn't like black people".
I'm surprised at how little conservatives around here want to embrace the defining characteristic of their philosophy. To wit, skepticism, or outright rejection, of change. It's good and bad, but not if you only can see the one side of it. Then it's just bad
That's make it racism? Thats your logic? conservatives by philosophy are resistant to change ao they must be racist? My friend, stop swimming in that icy cold water. It's affecting your brain. I can tell you with absolute certainty coming from a blue collar union city and growing up in that staunch democrat stronghold in a working class hero's neighborhood; the most racist people I ever met were good ole blue collar card carrying Democrats. So please spare me your righteous liberal nonsense. It holds up well in your liberal circles but not so well when you have to face those who've been around the block with another opinion.
Show me where I said that conservatives' resistance to change makes them racist, please. You know you're doing something awfully right when the assembled hordes of CIF right wingers are just jumping through hoops to twist your words
And you'll have to excuse me if I'm not too impressed with your working class neighborhood story. I grew up in Providence; hung out in East Providence even. And after my father moved us to the suburbs I spent all my time sneaking in to Worcester (one mean, gritty town, lemme tellya) during the late sixties. You're really gonna lecture me on race hate in the big city? I got more street cred on that block than you could conjure if you lived to be twice my age. I lived through the Boston bussing riots in the seventies when the city was one huge tinderbox waiting to go up. We had Panthers in our apartment building, a carved up front/rear triple decker. (real BP, too, not your silly-ass contemporary BP-Lite. These guys were like Stokes on steroids) IRA in the bars at night, not that they ever said so but you knew, because Boston was a major gun running, money clearing site for them.
If you'd mistaken me back then (like you are now) for some Brookline yuppie who never learned how to throw a punch, it's a mistake you'd have only made once, VP
It has made you stupid, like a bunch of park geese with no predators. Although, as Spinner pointed out, I am probably being unfair to the park geese