hadespussercats wrote: Warren Dew wrote:
hadespussercats wrote:I don't understand you, Andrew. Who's talking about whether or not it's okay to disagree? I'm just saying that I don't feel any compunction writing off someone's racist views as shameful if they're not looking to address their racist views. In that case, they're not looking to examine their viewpoint-- so why should I?
Why should you examine their racist viewpoint, or why should you examine your own nonracist viewpoint?
The former. Though I've admitted in this thread that I can be racist sometimes. I try not to be.
I feel I should reiterate/flesh out a notion I sketched earlier, that seems to have fallen by the wayside-- there is the possibility that someone could claim to be racist, and have a compelling or unusual argument as to why their racist views are in fact positive. 'Yes, I can be racist sometimes, but I don't think that's a bad thing, and here's why..."
I might not agree with said person, but I'd be more inclined to want to have a discussion with him or her, with an ear open to the possibility that by being willing to confront a social taboo they've figured out something worthwhile.
This circumstance is a bit different from dealing with someone who's entrenched in traditional racism, is satisfied with his or her narrow, stereotypical, exclusive, or hateful views, and has no desire to change.
Out of the people that ever were, almost all of them are dead.
There are way more dead people, and you're all gonna die
and then you're gonna be dead for way longer than you're alive.
Like that's mostly what you're ever gonna be.
You're just dead people that didn't die yet.
The green careening planet
spins blindly in the dark
so close to annihilation.
Listen. No one listens. Meow.