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Posted on 03/10/2014 7:56:27 AM PDT by LouAvul
I'd like to apologize for my online behavior and inflammatory posts. When discussing the situation re illegal immigration I've used terms like "wetback."
When discussing things like the "knockout game", the white house, etc, I've used terms like "ghetto monkey."
It's shameful and sinful. It's a testimony to Jim Robinson's patience that I haven't been banned. It won't happen again.
Again, I'm sorry for that.
God forgives almost everything except blasphemy against the Holy Spirit according to what I understand from scripture. Not having been directly offended by your posts, I am nevertheless astounded that much of anyone these days would have a repentant attitude about anything. I certainly don’t see THAT very much. Commendable. Forgiven from this corner.
Thank you. Emotions run high on some of the issues we discuss. Thanks for your efforts to keep things civil.
It is big of you to acknowledge that the use of terms like that is inappropriate and wrong. As Ted Nugent has learned, you shouldn’t refer to someone as a subhuman mongrel either.
At least you didn’t say anything disrespectful about Putin. His disciple swoop down to defend him and his cult. That’s really not politically correct.
It’s easy to get your anger and frustration filter into a post. I should have been banned during the last election.
We’re seeing a systematic dismantling of our country. We have a man in the WH who doesn’t understand the first thing about free markets. He doesn’t understand the simple premise that his policies are hurting the poor and middle class more than anyone.
Why do we have $3 plus gasoline in this country? How can a single person let alone a single parent aford that?
I could go on and on but suffice to say that I can understand your frustration.
I’m not implying anything, but I have a rule never to post when I’ve had anything to drink.
I’ve felt the same way and have had similar regrets. These are frustrating times.
Hey, we all get frustrated and angry and lose our cool from time to time. It’s understandable. Every day it seems we are inundated with negative stories about the current administration attacking every aspect of our nation and way of life. Some days the news just makes one want to rage.
It’s all good.
look the deal is to express yourself forcefully without giving the enemy anything legitimate to hang its hat on to criticize you for.
most of us here are pretty passionate about truth and honesty and what we are dealing with is a pack of liars, murderers and thieves, so it is not surprising that things can get intense.
so, i haven’t noticed your posts, but I do not believe in calling anything a monkey, an ape (although they did it to President Bush and they are not fit to kiss Bush’ foot) because it makes FR look mean and stupid.
Anyway, it is a challenge to express oneself, and the mods have been on me occasionally for cuss words, although I maintain cuss words are the only way sometimes.
A few rules that I have that really help: Even in real life, I rarely, if ever, say something in anger that I don’t mean. It’s not like I’m superior or anything. I just don’t seem to have that particular vice. The downside is that if I do say something really negative, I MEAN IT.
But the more important rule is that I don’t use euphemisms like “scumbag”. I usually don’t call democrats “dumbocrats”, etc. because only the choir gets it and the other side sees it as sophomoric. If I think a guy is a scoundrel, that is what I will call him. I don’t even know what a scumbag looks like.
And regarding the Knockout game, I will call them feral youth’s because that is not name-calling. It is simply calling them what they are. Literally.
And sometimes calling them what they are is the most effective way to deal with it. People can call you out for calling them names, but when you use strong negative words for calling someone what they actually are, if they protest, you present your case. Like when you call a person a bastard, it begs the question: Are they?
I’ve changed my own direction over the years.
These days you’re more likely to find me seeking a means of reaching out to groups of Americans who tend to lean democrat. I simply show respect, explain why I’m a conservative, and how conservatism will be good for them.
I’ve made a lot of unlikely friends that way and that just gives me a chance to promote conservatism even more.
Indeed. I see know problem with the term.
That be mighty white of you FRiend . .
“...didnt say anything disrespectful about Putin. His disciple swoop down to defend him...”
You noticed too.
I would much rather have some one speak their mind, than hear some one is covering their speech with Political Correctness.
That’s not to say we cannot strive to be civil, but “wetbacks” is an accurate description of many illegals, sometime long ago, even the news casters used the term.
Wish we had more of that here on FR (self inc.)
It’ interesting to note which words some people find objectionable by some people but acceptable when uttered by others.
I lived on the border for years and heard many illegal aliens refer to themselves as “mojados”, wet ones; or “mojaditos”, little wet ones. That seems not too far from the “objectionable” word.
I will not repeat terms I have heard African Americans refer to themselves as. Nor homosexuals.
It’s quite alright if you want to refer to me as a redneck, cracker, honkey though.
oops, meant the above for LouAvul, not Mene..... I responded to wrong post.
I use wet///back, go///ok, and others. Many have been used towards me. I really don’t give a shlt. Sticks and stones you know. My time is ending. Ignore me. Put up with me. Or do away with me. I really do not care
Don’t let guilt over rule logic it’s how one becomes a progressive liberal remember they are only words nothing else it’s only actions that hurt.
Most folks probably don't realize the Rio Grande starts in Colorado, runs down the middle of New Mexico, and then becomes the border between TX and Mexico.
I cross the Rio Grande twice a day commuting to/from work, right here in the Albuquirky metro area.
1954 called and they want their Operation Wetback back.
(I'm sure we could come up with some other names we shouldn't call him for the list too if we just think about it for a while.)
I appreciate the sentiments, too but agree with Ditter. I’m of Hispanic ancestry and I say “mojado”, like most of the native Texans of my ancestry do. It isn’t even considered an insult here-wet is wet-just a statement of fact in Spanish or English...
Thank you for your post.
good for you! i have been trying to do the same too... for me, it's trying to live out the second greatest commandment as Jesus described to Nicodemus in Matthew 22:39--love your neighbor as yourself...
it is not easy...
Sometimes outrage and anger makes us post or blurt before we think.
I made a rule for myself a long while back to write what I think on paper and sit it in front of me, wait awhile and then look at it to see if I really want to say that.
It works, then after a while you can use the 5 minute, cool off rule with no paper.
Funny, I’ve been doing the same thing.
Showing Democrat-leaning voters that conservatives are normal people who care about America can be powerful.
The uber-left are hopeless but so far, they are a minority.
I agree 100%.
I have never been a real liberal, but it was there somewhat in the past. My family is almost all democrats. I find both parties, have in part sold out to a smaller section of their membership, at the “top”.
There is a big swatch of people who are somewhere in the middle. In fact, a majority I would say.
Continue reaching out to those people.
There is a segment you will never connect with, but do not lose sight of the fact there is a huge segment of America right now which is not particularly happy with either party.
Reach out to them.
Dems are moving ever to the left. Communism, government, and more control.
Our side however has our own vulnerabilities, and they have become quite large. Mainly we need to support American jobs.
Neither party is 100% right. Just keep supporting what is.
now THAT is an expression I grew up hearing that I’ve had to purge from my vocabulary. It was never meant in a racial way either, “white” being used as in “the guys in the white hats”, but no one knows or would ever believe that today.
Of course I’m a racist for disagreeing with Obama’s policies anyhow.
Still, we do better when we can disagree without resorting to the gutter terminology, racism, or euphemisms for the same.
I’m spending too much time at FR. Your post was at the bottom of the screen and your screen name was cut off. While reading your post, I thought, this has to be from Cripplecreek. Sure enough, it was. I commend you for reaching out.
Personally, I find the term gringo to be offensive, but nobody cares.
Yeah, ghetto monkey is not a 15 yard penalty. More like a 5 yarder.
It’s funny I’m not a big PC guy. But I was recently in FL and hung out with my brother and some of the good ole boys. They were dropping the n word left and right. I realized that I Never have been around people who used that a lot. Ever. Even when I was a kid back in the 60’s.
And I was around Boston in the 70’s, and I did not hear it a lot.
It simply sounded harsh and hateful to my ears.
I guess I should have spoken up...but I was in Rome....etc.
Good on you for asking forgiveness. I know I could join you in the confessional about stuff I’ve written here, intentionally trying to aggravate or piss people off.
I have a feeling the crap is on it’s way to the fan. We will need to hang together. It’s best we all examine our tone, and I will tone it down too.
I’ve learned over the years that no matter what you do you’ll always offend someone or some group etc. PC has gotten way out of hand, is way overblown and changing words or using different words as to “not offend” is pathetic.
My stand is: Never apologize, just clarify if the offended didn’t understand the first time.
You didn't say Vacation-Monkey, so I think you're good. hehe
I post stuff all over at liebral news sites mosly and just leave it there .. I don’t go back and bicker over details as most don’t care to wade thru details anyway... and trying to re-educate folks when ya aren’t looking ‘em in the eyes is a waste of time.
Words are just that, words.
They can slay like a sword or just lay there and get trampled on. What difference does it make in the end?
I threw my rearview internet mirror away a long time ago.
Apologies not accepted.
none needed, imho.
The GOPe has given compromise and reaching out a bad name.
I think CL Lewis is correct. Rather than fighting against black history month, conservatives should seize our rightful place in it and use it to educate about who the true civil rights champions have been through history.
I have surprised a few liberals with my attitude and generosity over the years but they still listen to the media and think we want to “starve grandma” and continue our “war on women”. Most are stuck in their group think.
The 5 refers to immediate family members-actually, my family has been in S Texas since the mid-late 1700s-mostly Basque ancestry.
A few months ago, I was listening g to the Tom Joiner Morning Show on the radio. One of his co-hosts was discussing a poll that asked black respondents if the knew any white people ?
The question was sad. It wasn’t about interacting, being friends with or anything like that, just do you know any whites.
I don’t remember the specifics but the response was a staggering majority of “no”. That was deeply saddening to me that anyone in America can live that sheltered of an existence.
Family records are all we have, and a couple of ships’ passenger manifests from Spain-one of my relatives tracked our first Basque immigrants to the Pyrenees, but the ones who supposedly came from Leon are lost in shadow before they arrived in Vera Cruz.
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