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  1. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 3 months ago

    Did anyone else cringe at the Chinese stereotype used in this cartoon?



    Deal was 10 years in the making so not a direct result of recent events although they certainly did influence the lower price agreed upon. Does it mean sanctions against Russia would bite even less? But anyway, it means more competition for the Russian gas and therefore the likelihood of higher prices for the EU should they not find alternative supplies.

  2. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, 3 months ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    Re. stereotypes.
    Are you suggesting the Serbian cartoonist & his audience should have the same sensitivities as you do?
    Where’s your multi-culturalism?

    I cringe at your cringing.

  3. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 3 months ago

    @Nos Nevets

    sneered: “Re. stereotypes.
    Are you suggesting the Serbian cartoonist & his audience should have the same sensitivities as you do?
    Where’s your multi-culturalism?
    I cringe at your cringing”


    I currently work in Britain, since, ‘99, but flit between Vienna & London the past couple of years.
    I arrived back in South Africa in 1995, post its first free elections in 1994. Since then my multi-cultural sensitivities have been the richer for it.
    I bring to this forum my experiences as part of the problem in South Africa: despite leaving SA in ’87 still a minor, I was one of the privileged.
    While studying in Portugal, my experiences were further broadened. The racism practised there was not legislated as it was in SA but were institutional. Portugal still had many former colonialists who returned enmasse back in ’74-’75. As a former colonial power, its views were still tainted and it showed.
    Casual racism is still racism in my books.


    However, Serbia was part of a racial & religious cleansing attempt not 25 years ago. The bigotry still present might not be so casual.


    Now that I have given you my experiences, background as well as the reasons for cringing at the cartoon above, tell me about your experiences? Why is it not cringe-worthy?

  4. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, 3 months ago

    Because political correctness is killing us.

  5. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    @Tax Man

    Yeah, that’s the military’s job.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 3 months ago

    @Nos Nevets

    How about some reality? No Chinese have dressed like that in 40 years or more.
    -
    It is your attitude that fights for racism, sexism etc. under the mask of being “real.”

  7. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 3 months ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    “While studying in Portugal, my experiences were further broadened. The racism practised there was not legislated as it was in SA but were institutional. Portugal still had many former colonialists who returned enmasse back in ’74-’75. As a former colonial power, its views were still tainted and it showed.
    While studying in Portugal, my experiences were further broadened. The racism practised there was not legislated as it was in SA but were institutional. Portugal still had many former colonialists who returned enmasse back in ’74-’75. As a former colonial power, its views were still tainted and it showed.
    Casual racism is still racism in my books”.

    Do you know what phrase shows your self righteousness, here is a hint, “views are tainted”, sorry dude but the only racism or bigotry here is your own. If anything you proved Nos Nevets sarcasm correct, “Where’s your multi-culturalism”?

    You say someone’s view is bad, because of issues from the 70s, what does that say about yourself. Listen I know little about Portugal, know a lot about attitude, rethink yours.

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 3 months ago

    Almost forgot:
    Definition, “Culturalism is the idea that individuals are determined by their culture, that these cultures form closed, organic wholes, and that the individual is unable to leave his or her own culture but rather can only realize him or herself within it”.

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 3 months ago

    To be honest the I find the idea of culturalism to be stupid, yes it is a factor within us but it does not have to define us. Any Muslim who turned to Christ, Russian defectors from the old USSR, anybody who went any where and stayed for any reason is plenty of proof.

  10. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 3 months ago

    @jack75287

    I wish I could readily understand your English. But I’ll try …


    “You say someone’s view is bad, because of issues from the 70s, what does that say about yourself”
    What does it say about myself? I dunno… what does it say about myself! (huh?)
    Let me try explain…Portugal was a colonial power for 500 years until its Carnation Revolution in 1974. Its racist attitudes did not suddenly end in 1974.The abrupt decolonisation caused the subsequent return of 500 000 “Retornados”/‘returnees’ to the continental Metropole. While many suffered, struggled to reintegrate and faced hostility from the non-colonials, they themselves were not without sin. I have cousins from Mozambique & Angola. To call some of them Casual Racists is to be very polite. Many of the “retornados” did not return to Portugal, they moved to South Africa. About a quarter of all Portuguese in SA in my time were originally from Mozambique or Angola, about 150 000. In 1987, while I found that many Portuguese in Portugal called for the end of apartheid, I observed hypocritical positions with regards their attitudes to the Portuguese with African ancestry. Not very casual, darnright intentional and not much different to what I observed back in South Africa. That ‘70s issue, as you call it, is still present amongst some even today.


    In your own country bigotry is still alive and kicking despite your Civil Rights Movement’s progress since the ‘60s.
    The Balkan wars of the ’90s are within a generation’s memory.
    Ethnic cleansing was de riguer amongst the Croatians, Serbians & Bosnians.
    Do not tell me that these attitudes have evaporated.
    That a Serbian cartoonist seems unaware that the image used to represent China is casually racist tells me Serbia has a long way to go, too.
    “sorry dude but the only racism or bigotry here is your own.”
    …and that is?


    “Do you know what phrase shows your self righteousness, here is a hint, “views are tainted”,”


    I don’t deny I’m a self-righteous bugger, but your reason makes no sense whatsoever.


    “If anything you proved Nos Nevets sarcasm correct, “Where’s your multi-culturalism”?”


    I’ve provided a background history of experiences in 4 different countries. I must have lost my “multiculturism” in one of them.
    Where’s yours?(erm, btw, is “multiculturism” an asset? a characteristic?…a virtue…?…:-s )


    “Listen I know little about Portugal, know a lot about attitude, rethink yours.”

    And…Do you know how to make a cogent post?
    I…simply don’t understand much of what you write. :-s
    Must be because my mother-tongue isn’t English.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 3 months ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    For “Conservatives” multi culturalism is a very bad concept they despise. Like Pres. T. Roosevelt, they are for one race, one language, one culture etc. Theodore was liberal in some areas and very conservative in others. I praise him for the former, and condemn the latter.

  12. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 3 months ago

    @bobwinners

    said: “Hey, Putin will take American dollars where ever he can find them.”


    Not really: ‘Russian companies prepare to pay for trade in renminbi’
    Source ft.com

  13. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 3 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    I read up on T.Roosevelt after your post.
    I was unaware of some of his views. Some of your national parks came at a cost to the indigenous populations.
    Also interestingly, Obama quoted him in some of his speeches. The irony.
    Thanks.

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