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Old 03-01-2009, 01:54 PM   #1
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Right America: Feeling Wronged

Has anyone seen this yet? It's been airing on HBO. Alexandra Pelosi followed the Straight Talk Express and interviewed people at McCain rallies. She doesn't put words in people's mouth, so if you're thinking this is another Michael Moore thing, you're wrong.
It actually feels a lot like Jesus Camp, where you're thrown into a world that you would never experience on your own. I think if you asked some of the people who were in this documentary they would view it in a definite positive light as being represented as who they are.

Here it is on youtube, around 45 minutes total:

YouTube - Right America Feeling Wronged 1 of 5

YouTube - Right America Feeling Wronged 2 of 5

YouTube - Right America Feeling Wronged 3 of 5

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Especially frightening, but not at all surprising, is the number of people in the backwoods who openly admit that they are racist on camera. I thought that racism would be a bit more shameful nowadays! Even though I believe the two black men in Mississippi were right on about there being racists in New York and such, but I don't think you could find people who would be open to admitting that on camera as easily as you could in Mississippi.

And the guy who thinks women shouldn't even be allowed to vote...

Thoughts?
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I was aware of her "project".

And I have not watched any of it.

I will say with the selection and editing anyone can make this type of video.

There easily could be one of Obama rallies with extreme views captured on video tape.
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True, and there were plenty of those floating around too. Unfortunately, I've experienced this same type of Obama reaction from my own family, both in person and in inbox.
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Did you get the "No Easter Egg Hunt at White House " in your inbox?
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Old 03-01-2009, 07:12 PM   #5
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Not yet, but I got one called "Plot to kidnap Obama" that's in a similar vein.
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Not yet, but I got one called "Plot to kidnap Obama" that's in a similar vein.

oh,

this one?





I am sorry

but when I see this shit

I just think how stoooooooooooooooooopid the person is that created it
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"Especially frightening, but not at all surprising, is the number of people in the backwoods who openly admit that they are racist on camera."


I live in the backwoods of America and that statement is not true.
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"Especially frightening, but not at all surprising, is the number of people in the backwoods who openly admit that they are racist on camera."


I live in the backwoods of America and that statement is not true.
What part of it is not true? You mean there is no one in the backwoods of America that openly admit to being racist?
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I quote Ozzy Osbourne.

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When will all this anger hate and bigotry be gone
that was from Dreamer, beautiful song.
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What part of it is not true? You mean there is no one in the backwoods of America that openly admit to being racist?
The blanket statement was wrong.
There might be some, but I think there is more in the citities.

Gangs are not running wild in our neck of the woods.
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for sure, there are more bigots in cities

than in back woods
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There might be some, but I think there is more in the citities.
Yes well basic math makes that pretty obvious.
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The blanket statement was wrong.
There might be some, but I think there is more in the citities.

Gangs are not running wild in our neck of the woods.
Well I have lived in the south most of my life, and have relatives that live in some of these areas the comment was referring to and I find it to be very true. Read the comment again, it wasn't a blanket statement of all the south, it was a comment that it was frightening about how many would admit on camera that they were racist, and that's true, for I see it with my own two eyes. Even if the number was one it would be alarming, but the number is much higher in those parts of the country that would actually admit it, there are many many more out there that are racists, they just won't admit it, but the point was how many would admit it.

I'm not sure what gangs have to do with admitted racism, but I think you are mistaken to think the cities have more admitted racism than the backwoods of the south.
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"I'm not sure what gangs have to do with admitted racism, but I think you are mistaken to think the cities have more admitted racism than the backwoods of the south."


I guess we disagree.
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Even if the number was one it would be alarming, but the number is much higher in those parts of the country that would actually admit it, there are many many more out there that are racists, they just won't admit it, but the point was how many would admit it.
What % of an average population, in your opinion, are 'racists, but won't admit it'?

Is this % greater, or less, in the southern states of the US, than elsewhere?
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