Racism, Homophobia, Ageism, And Other Forms Of Bigotry Are Totally

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  1. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 10 years ago

    Insidious And CLEARLY HAVE NO PLACE In Postmodern Society
    What gives?  This the 21st century.   People should have evolved to the point that artificial barriers such as skin color, ethnicity, sexual preferences, and other related issues should be total non-issues.   Oh no, there are some people among us who strongly portend that because of their inherent racial/ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, and/or other related status that they are indeed "superior" to the "others".   Well we are all equal and it is about time that this juvenile obsession with such issues cease.   If  humankind is going to advance and truly be millennial, all obsessions with artificial demarcations must cease and CEASE NOW!   Do YOU agree?

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image77
      Uninvited Writerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Of course, as they say...there is only one race, the human race...

    2. Josak profile image61
      Josakposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely, equality is the foundation of a moral society and until everyone is equal no one is equal, it's insane how some forms of bigotry have become more acceptable than others, denying anyone rights is just as bad no matter the flavor of intolerance, wanting to deny gay people the right to marry is just as bad as wanting black people in separate schools or barring them from certain buildings. It's truly sad how long it takes to bring about social change.

      1. udontnomi profile image57
        udontnomiposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        It matters not what man allows. Man is a fickle creature. Man has created an artificial world. He is becoming an artificial creature who is is in opposition to the natural order. No living creature mates with the same sex. It is contrary to the natural order, opinion to the contrary notwithstanding. Man can not pass a law contrary to nature that changes nature itself. The law of man may not be broken, but the law of nature has no mercy. The law of man can only relieve the conscience, but not the actuality.

        A monkey will only resort to such behavior in captivity. It is the same for a human. Humans have buillllt their own zoo in which to live. This is a behavior disorder cause by captivity.

        1. Josak profile image61
          Josakposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Actually pretty much all of the higher animals practice homosexuality and have homosexual members but that's not the point, we are human, some people prefer to love people of the same sex, that is no reason to deny them rights, simple.

          1. udontnomi profile image57
            udontnomiposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            Your statement is false. Animals do not exhibit such behavior in the wild.

            I do not suggest denying rights to anyone. My approval is not a necessity. It is best to keep things reality based.  I am not a "homophobe", as insinuated in the original post. I do not have an unreasonable fear of homosexuals. I am simply pointing something out to you. Mankind is in bondage.

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              Hubdooblrposted 10 years agoin reply to this

              Just out of curiosity, from where did you learn that animals don't exhibit homosexual behavior in the wild?

              1. udontnomi profile image57
                udontnomiposted 10 years agoin reply to this

                In the wild.

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                  Hubdooblrposted 10 years agoin reply to this

                  Is that the title of a book,  or some other sort of reference material?

                  1. udontnomi profile image57
                    udontnomiposted 10 years agoin reply to this

                    Compare our avatars. Mine draws you in with its depth. It is in constant motion on the page as you gaze into it. Energy emanates from within. It travels through your eyes into your subconscious. I generated it. It is not a copy. It is indicative of intense introspection and transcendent travel.

                    Yours is flat and static.

                    Do not question the master. Sit, be still, and learn. Humanity is groping along the wall like a blind man searching for the door. Even in his degenerate, pathetic state, he refuses all wisdom and knowledge that is contrary to his pop culture. Trends have surpassed tradition in influence and power.

                    Have a nice trip to nowhere. I have already been there.

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    Sooner28posted 10 years ago

    They won't stop until people learn to stop mindlessly following traditions and customs when determining what is true, and what is false.

  3. MCByszek profile image58
    MCByszekposted 10 years ago

    Do you think it's gotten better over time or just slightly more guised or discreet?

    1. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      People have become more sophisticated and covert regarding some prejudices while remaining overly prejudiced regarding other forms of prejudice.

      1. udontnomi profile image57
        udontnomiposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Your exposition on prejudice is prejudiced regarding prejudice.

  4. Shadesbreath profile image80
    Shadesbreathposted 10 years ago

    Until wealth and resources are evenly distributed and there is no danger that anything of value will run out for anyone who has that thing, there will always be "the other." Race is just the most convenient reason to hate because it is so easy to see. But religion (unendingly divisive all by itself) is another one, access to food or jobs is another, and there are a zillion other subdivisions that can be found to define the threat some group has towards another in terms of...


    They will NEVER be in perfect balance until humanity loses ambition... (totally ignoring genetics and cultural exposure, environment, etc. here). Ambition is why we are the top of the food chain. You get rid of what makes some people amazingly successful (and in being so, protective of "their own"), you end human dominance (a.k.a. success). Without ambition, our race is done in under a thousand years. Equal and all peaceful and stuff, sure, but done.

    1. Josak profile image61
      Josakposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      There is a huge difference between discrimination and ambition, as a society perhaps even as a species we have been discriminating less but human achievement has not slowed, indeed it's sped up, people don't need to discriminate to be successful, at least I didn't, if some people do that is a weakness in them that needs to be eliminated not an aspect of humanity as a whole.

      No ones ability to accept others makes them incapable of anything.

      1. Shadesbreath profile image80
        Shadesbreathposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Well, you can ignore the connection between the two if you like, but it's there. I probably just didn't describe it well enough for you, but, well, this is the Internet, so you have to keep it brief.

    2. Don W profile image83
      Don Wposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Agree completely.

      Disagree completely.

      If (and that's a big if) humanity reached the point where scarcity of resources was not an issue, then I think human ambition would just be directed elsewhere. Imagine if you could pursue any interest you ever wanted to pursue, and money was no object. Some would want to work out how to terraform the planets in our solar system, or visit the next solar system. Visit the next galaxy. Some would just want to run an old fashioned coffee shop, serving quaint drinks from antiquated "cups", just because they like it. Others would want to pursue art and music. Others maths and science. Some might try to master ancient languages like English. Some might subscribe to old religions, or new religions and devote themselves to those.

      Doing any of these things still requires a will to succeed and achieve goals. Only the motivation for doing things will change. People will go from doing things just to pay the bills, to doing things simply because they have an interest or curiosity about it.

  5. Paraglider profile image88
    Paragliderposted 10 years ago

    You can make people equal under the law, in terms of rights, but the law is not universal, i.e. it only applies within a jurisdiction. US law doesn't confer any rights on UK citizens, and vice versa. You could argue that the very existence of borders, passports, visas, work permits etc is by its nature discriminatory. So, should we do away with all of these? Perhaps we should but is it ever going to happen?
    On the subject of equality, a quick glance at the Olympic Games suggests that the human race is characterised by inequality. Bigger, stronger, faster, more skilled - you name it. We thrive on differences, not uniformity.
    The law should (and tries to) embody fairness and equality in rights and opportunity, but it can only concern itself with what people do, not with what they think or feel. That's as it should be.
    The original poster disapproves of prejudiced people who feel superior to others.
    I'd go as far as suggest that the original poster appears to consider prejudiced people to be in some way inferior, even less evolved. But how can that be, if we are all equal? Hmm. . .

  6. Hollie Thomas profile image60
    Hollie Thomasposted 10 years ago

    People can also discriminate against others because of their own position in society. Sometimes, when an individual compares themselves to others who are more successful/attractive etc. They foster feelings of inadequacy, by comparing themselves to people less attractive/successful they feel better about themselves, ie. at least I'm not a single parent/living in a ghetto/disabled, it's a coping mechanism.


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