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42 minutes ago, Ashlyn Voir said:

The blessing of social media is being able to really see how a lot of people think and also realize how many hidden bigots there were.

 Reminds me of the old adage - "When the hole you're digging gets too deep....stop digging!" lol.

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I came to this discussion by accident looking for another topic and because this subject is a global as the covid read it through. My context is that I am French and parts of my large family had atrocities committed against them by the Prussians in the 1st war and then SS in the 2nd one and this because they lived in a region contested by both France and Germany. As a girl I grew up listening to the older ones talk of such things and vowed to hate these peoples across the border for life. I am now a woman and have learnt tolerance and understanding that the people of today had no part of what went before.  We must not forget but there is no value in blaming a person for what their previous generation did. We must stand up and confront all these wrongs and actually I feel ALL lives matter yet it seems we forget this and all countries continue to promote many levels of racial abuse in the name of commercial gain, subjugation, religion or so called policing actions. It is so sad that the death of Mr Floyd and all the others needed to happen before people begin to move in the world and I can only hope this time we learn how to treat all people with respect and tolerance and not look back on this as just another failure to really make a difference.

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15 hours ago, JanuarySwan said:

 Parts of New England on the North East can be very snobby also and may be snob central and pretty much only want white money.

Bup bup bup.. We dont give a DAMN what color your skin is, we just want money.. The Snobs live on the Vineyard. 

13 hours ago, Selene Gregoire said:

Got an EA Origin update earlier and this popped up when I launched my game.

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Kinder? Have they seen how most people play? My kids have graveyards from all the people they have "accidentally" killed. I was watching some youtubers play and the sheer number of sims killed was astounding.. 

3 hours ago, Velk Kerang said:

Oh wow. I hadn't updated mine yet so I haven't seen this message yet, but I do got got a question. People support what they want to support as they should and I am not surprised to see these types of discussions here given the type of platform SL is, but since when did politics, social issues, and gaming become a thing? lol I mean every gamer will tell you the two don't mix and mesh very well because they play whatever they play to escape all of that. I mean only recently started playing around with Sims 4 myself a few months back right before the whole COVID19 thing broke out and when they released the Eco Lifestyle expansion while it didn't bother me there were a lot of complaints on the forums about it being in bad taste on the timing of it which I kind of agreed with. I am almost curious to see what they are saying over there about this, but I am think probably best to just stay away. I get more then enough healthy debates with mates when on SL as it is anyway. lol 😎

I don't know maybe I am just wondering it because I still remember a time when mixing the two was basically taboo and now days it seems to becoming a normal practice. I'll probably fire up the game and read the official notice though. Thank you so much for sharing this. Good taste in games by the way. Two thumbs up. I am more of a Sims 2 kind of guy myself, but they didn't do to bad of a job on this one. It's kind of funny I seen this because my SL wife was the one who actually got me in to this game and I ended up playing it more then her. lol Anyway thanks again for the information mate. I appreciate it.😎

You dont play much MMoRPgs do you? The racism and hatred there is epic level. The number of racist slurs thrown about by these kids is crazy. Some little punk screaming the n-bomb because someone stole his loot or scoped his kill. Also, plenty of adults will have conversations about anything in them. Politics and social issues are everywhere, why do you think gamers wont talk about them? Watch a twitch gamer stream and read teh comments, they talk about current affairs WITH the streamer. 

OMG, talking about current news is tabooooooooooooo. 

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3 minutes ago, Drake1 Nightfire said:

You dont play much MMoRPgs do you? The racism and hatred there is epic level. The number of racist slurs thrown about by these kids is crazy. Some little punk screaming the n-bomb because someone stole his loot or scoped his kill. Also, plenty of adults will have conversations about anything in them. Politics and social issues are everywhere, why do you think gamers wont talk about them? Watch a twitch gamer stream and read teh comments, they talk about current affairs WITH the streamer. 

OMG, talking about current news is tabooooooooooooo. 

I don't know what mmos you play or what servers you play on, but no I don't really see all that. Probably because the people who play have enough sense to know they will get banned. lol As for Twitch streams again that's a no so I guess it'd be all about who you watch and what your playing. If you would have mentioned F13 or Rust then I might have agreed, but the only MMO at best I can even think of that may have the level of stupidity in which you are referring to might be WoW and I don't do WoW mate. lol 😎

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16 hours ago, JanuarySwan said:

Chicago is the Midwest though.  The Deep South is pretty bad from what I've heard.  Parts of New England on the North East can be very snobby also and may be snob central and pretty much only want white money.

Illinois is considered a Northern state.

I lived there and now in the bible belt about 30 miles north of the Alabama border and about 20 miles from Pulaski Tennessee,where the Klan was born.

Want to see snobby, go the Wilmette Illinois.. It's all old money and huge mansions with like 14 bathrooms and Sistine chapel type paintings on the ceilings just at the entrance.. Huge places..

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3 minutes ago, Ceka Cianci said:

Illinois is considered a Northern state.

I lived there and now in the bible belt about 30 miles north of the Alabama border and about 20 miles from Pulaski Tennessee,where the Klan was born.

The Klan is dead didn't you know? We sent troops in to raid them for all their bed sheets and pillow cases so we could make more masks to help aid in the fight against COVID19. Lmao!!!!😎

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Just now, Velk Kerang said:

The Klan is dead didn't you know? We sent troops in to raid them for all their bed sheets and pillow cases so we could make more masks to help aid in the fight against COVID19. Lmao!!!!😎

That's just where they were born.,They aren't there anymore.. But they do show up once a year and put the town through a headache, just because it was the birth place.

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1 minute ago, Ceka Cianci said:

That's just where they were born.,They aren't there anymore.. But they do show up once a year and put the town through a headache, just because it was the birth place.

You'd think in the year 2020 we'd be past all that BS by now. I remember thinking as a kid I can't wait until the future gets here. Now it's here and it's like seriously? This is what I waited for? What happened to humanity evolving? This really sucks. lol 😎

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6 minutes ago, Velk Kerang said:

You'd think in the year 2020 we'd be past all that BS by now. I remember thinking as a kid I can't wait until the future gets here. Now it's here and it's like seriously? This is what I waited for? What happened to humanity evolving? This really sucks. lol 😎

The Klan isn't anything worth getting worried about.. They are so knocked down to a stump..

Heck ,the largest section of the Klan was up north when they were at their strongest time.. They had more members in, I want to say indiana , but it may have been ohio..I think indiana..

Anyways, They had more members in that state than in the whole of the south combined.. The north Had way more Klan than the south when you combined all those states compared to the south states..

but they aren't squat now..

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4 minutes ago, Ceka Cianci said:

The Klan isn't anything worth getting worried about.. They are so knocked down to a stump..

Heck ,the largest section of the Klan was up north.. They had more members in, I want to say indiana , but it may have been ohio..I think indiana..

Anyways, They had more members in that state than in the whole of the south combined.. The north Had way more Klan than the south when you combined all those states compared to the south states..

but they aren't squat now..

Ya I'd have to agree with you on that. I live here in Georgia and around here in these parts they done got kicked out long time ago just like we did with the devil. lol 😎

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Just now, Velk Kerang said:

Ya I'd have to agree with you on that. I live here in Georgia and around here in these parts they done got kicked out long time ago just like we did with the devil. lol 😎

You know what's funny is, I didn't know they actually had membership cards they carry on them..

I've had a couple run ins with some members, but they were by themselves..  On was in the grocery store in town.. I wasn't too worried about it because my husband was in the next lane over.. I was in the veggie section.. He was saying a bunch of crap  and said something about being in the klan.. I said  you buttheads are still around.. He whipped out his card..

Right about that time my husband came around the corner and seen this guy looking all mean and angry towards us.. He bum rushed up on this dude and said..What's up babe! As he stuck his 280 pound self between me and that guy..

I said,this guy say's he's from the Klan and I didn't believe him..

That's all I had to say and my husband said to him.. Git your little punk ass out of this store, because I don't want to have to go to prison for stepping on a little turd like you..

That guy hightailed it out of that store like his butt was on fire..

I have a really bad ass husband that will put the fear of god into the rock....hehehehe

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12 minutes ago, Janet Voxel said:

Sure they did...

 

They are all pretty much little groups now compared to what they once were..

My husbands rugby team could whip the crap out of the ones in that video  pretty quick..hehehehe

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5 minutes ago, Luna Bliss said:

One guy I know pointed out that the big reason they should come down and are coming down is because we shouldn't have statues of traitors in our towns...

Racism we would be taking statues down all over the country, but the ones for civil war generals and such..those guys were traitors to the U.S...

I thought to myself..that's a hard one to argue against..hehehe

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Issues with the Mississippi state flag which has a Confederate symbol on it:

"Mississippi is the only state with a flag that features the Confederate emblem. In the wake of the protests for social justice that have followed George Floyd’s death during an encounter with Minneapolis police, Democrats in the Mississippi State Senate filed a resolution that would allow the Senate to consider changing the state flag."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/06/19/sec-issues-ultimatum-mississippi-over-state-flag-that-features-confederate-symbol/

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2 minutes ago, Ceka Cianci said:

They are all pretty much little groups now compared to what they once were..

My husbands rugby team could whip the crap out of the ones in that video  pretty quick..hehehehe

They still exist though. The reason, they seem to have gotten smaller is because they usually don't walk around like that for the most part. Although, I have seen a guy walking around with neo-nazi tattoos, but it was Walmart so...whaddayagonna do? It's Walmart.

No, the problem is they've adopted a more undercover rebranding called the alt right. No more scary pointy headed hood, there's a reason they were once called "The invisible empire" Now they tend to look more like this:

White Nationalist Richard Spencer's Speech At Auburn Sparks Protests,  Arrests | Nevada Public Radio

But the rhetoric is pretty much the same and a lot of people have co-opted it. A lot of those sentiments get echoed right here on the forum. The pointy hood days may be over, the the ideals aren't.

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3 minutes ago, Janet Voxel said:

They still exist though. The reason, they seem to have gotten smaller is because they usually don't walk around like that for the most part. Although, I have seen a guy walking around with neo-nazi tattoos, but it was Walmart so...whaddayagonna do? It's Walmart.

No, the problem is they've adopted a more undercover rebranding called the alt right. No more scary pointy headed hood, there's a reason they were once called "The invisible empire" Now they tend to look more like this:

White Nationalist Richard Spencer's Speech At Auburn Sparks Protests,  Arrests | Nevada Public Radio

But the rhetoric is pretty much the same and a lot of people have co-opted it. A lot of those sentiments get echoed right here on the forum. The pointy hood days may be over, the the ideals aren't.

Like I said earlier.. I live near Pulaski Tennessee.. Even the Klan crowd that comes from all over and shows up there.. you would think it would be huge, but it's not really..

If they were gonna show up anywhere in numbers, it would be there..

Also,as I said earlier, the Klan when it was at it's strongest was in more numbers in the north.. there may be something going on up there , but I've been down here for a good bit and only ever bumped into a few of them my whole time, other than when they  show up in Pulaski..And i try to stay clear of there if I can when they are coming into that town..

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29 minutes ago, Ceka Cianci said:

You know what's funny is, I didn't know they actually had membership cards they carry on them..

I've had a couple run ins with some members, but they were by themselves..  On was in the grocery store in town.. I wasn't too worried about it because my husband was in the next lane over.. I was in the veggie section.. He was saying a bunch of crap  and said something about being in the klan.. I said  you buttheads are still around.. He whipped out his card..

Right about that time my husband came around the corner and seen this guy looking all mean and angry towards us.. He bum rushed up on this dude and said..What's up babe! As he stuck his 280 pound self between me and that guy..

I said,this guy say's he's from the Klan and I didn't believe him..

That's all I had to say and my husband said to him.. Git your little punk ass out of this store, because I don't want to have to go to prison for stepping on a little turd like you..

That guy hightailed it out of that store like his butt was on fire..

I have a really bad ass husband that will put the fear of god into the rock....hehehehe

That's awesome. lol I don't even know your husband and I like him already. lol 😎

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Just now, Velk Kerang said:

That's awesome. lol I don't even know your husband and I like him already. lol 😎

A lot of these big mouthed asshats down here that I ever run into are like shorties.. I'm 4"10 and  most of the ones I run into are only a little taller than me..

there are some big boys down here, but the shorties seem to be the ones with the crap attitudes..

My husband is 6"5 and anywhere from 280 to 300 pounds depending on winter and summer.. full blown Samoan warrior when he gets going..hehehe

He's gonna put the avg man into fear factor mode real quick..

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Info about evaluating various groups:

How to Distinguish Between Antifa, White Supremacists, and Black Lives Matter

Navigating the most fraught conversation of the moment requires attention to both means and ends.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/08/drawing-distinctions-antifa-the-alt-right-and-black-lives-matter/538320/

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5 minutes ago, Velk Kerang said:

Ya well not in my city. 

How do you know that? Are you in an anti-klan patrol?

6 minutes ago, Velk Kerang said:

And what do you think BLM is?  BLM is the same as the Klan just with a tan

They definitely aren't the same as the KKK or a neo-nazi group. Even if it's just for the fact that BLM is multicultural. Another one would be there's a push to make the KKK and neo-nazis a domestic terror organization. I'm not really seeing that with BLM.

12 minutes ago, Velk Kerang said:

You think when they tear down white own business on top of black owned ones they're helping our community? Nah you can't think that. lol 😎

Literally nobody thinks that.

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