Wednesday, October 10, 2007

what is wrong with people?

Very, very upsetting.

13 comments:

David L. McAfee said...

Typically, I would disagree with the opinion the noose is a "racist" symbol (as stated in the article. Certainly it is not racist along the same lines as the Confederate Flag (as a symbol of oppression). After all, many people of many colors have fallen victim to the Hangman's Noose.

However, in this context, it is absolutely racist. It is also reprehensible, and it makes me wonder where this kind of crap thinking comes from, especially on a university campus.

To echo moonrat, this is very, very upsetting.

angelle said...

yeah it's really terrible. hello? columbia? new york city? where does this person think they are? down south in the 1900s? ugh.

Maprilynne said...

Consider it this way (and I'm not just trying to be optimistic, I really think you should). One person was a bastard who has mega issues. But "scores" as they said in the article, of free-thinking, intelligent, Ivy League caliber students were outraged enough to plan a walk-out. That's a lot of tolerant, accepting, intelligent people who don't accept this kind of crap. Don't spoil the excellent example these students have shown by focusing only on the one person who was an ass.

Ello said...

That is UNBELIEVABLE! I hope they catch the bastard and plaster his/her face all over the media and internet so we can make her feel all the weight of the hatred of the world on them.

David L. McAfee said...

Not to make light (I've already made my position on this known, I think), but I gotta snicker---

You know I luv ya, Aprilynne, but I find this line to be very, very funny:

"That's a lot of tolerant, accepting, intelligent people who don't accept this kind of crap."

Makes me think of something I heard once, not sure of the source. "Tolerant people don't tolerate intolerance."

Ok, ok...now I'm going to duck the thrown objects while I run away. very fast.

Maprilynne said...

David, you're a dork!

But I tolerate you anyway.;)

Church Lady said...

Bush has taught us to fear/hate Arabs, then gays, then Mexicans. Then poor people. And did you see a CNN clip after Katrina which showed 'BARBARA Bush' almost saying it was okay not to help the victims because they were black (THAT clip only aired a couple of times on one day).

I'm not blaming politics for the behavior of whoever did this, but I think it does have relevance.

Church Lady said...

Oh, I forgot to add. A close friend once told me that you can measure the greatness of any society by how well it treats its most powerless members.

writtenwyrdd said...

This is sick and saddening.

writtenwyrdd said...

Church lady: That was Ghandi who said that. I just looked it up.

Church Lady said...

Thanks Wwrttnwrd!

David L. McAfee said...

I thought that was Ghandi, but I didn't want to sound stupid if I got it wrong. Maprilynne already called me a dork (it's true, though...I am a dork, I admit it).

moonrat said...

hey, Aprilynne, thanks for your point. that hadn't occured to me and you're right, it should have.