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Ynnis Glytyr

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  • Ynnis Glytyr commented on a link

    Lessons from 'Lincoln': Has America's Race Dynamic Changed So Much Since 1865? via magazine.good.is

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    Ynnis Glytyrover 1 year ago

    BTW...it is not that America needs new traditions...the fact is that blacks need new traditions. Riding on your slavery, racial inequality, and entitlement mind will put blacks more and more on the back burner and will contribute more and more to blacks being separated from the rest of the human race. You blacks are the main reason why it is that way !!!

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  • Ynnis Glytyr replied to a comment by Michael Bergman

    Lessons from 'Lincoln': Has America's Race Dynamic Changed So Much Since 1865? via magazine.good.is

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    Michael Bergmanover 1 year ago

    You're going to have ignorant, angry, insecure people on both sides. Don't suffer fools. However, I believe that continuing to shed light on an ignorant minority only perpetuates the racism problem. I believe racism is even seeing color. I would love to stop thinking about color, but the problem is black people won't stop bringing it up. Virtually every color other than white has been discriminated against by white people but black people complain like no other. The way to change someone is not to lay out reasons why they're wrong and hope they see your point. You shock them with completely inappropriate behavior like love, peace and hard work in the face of hate, violence and inequality. Not by blaming them for everything. It's a strategy that worked pretty well for Jesus, Ghandi and MLK Jr. Sure they ended up being killed, but we all die. Did anyone ever make a difference by whining about inequality and then expecting help?

    I completely understand the historical reasons for distrust of outsiders like white people, but at some point Black America must get out of the "us" and "them" mentality because it only leads to more division, more distrust, more anger and more inequality. I have a lot of respect for black leaders like Bill Cosby and Charles Barkley (despite some of his obvious flaws) who encourage unity and responsible behavior vs. a culture of excuses and entitlement.

    When it comes to Obama and the election, the truth is we should be mature enough to vote on issues, not color. Unfortunately that hasn't happened yet, and whether you want to admit it or not voting on the guy who looks most like you is racist. Romney lost largely because he didn't specifically appeal to hispanic voters. That's sad to me. You shouldn't have to placate an entire race. They shouldn't be voting predictably as a whole. I would hope that one day we'll there will be enough conservative and liberal, democratic and republican hispanics that a candidate can't single them out based on race. I would hope that one day hispanics don't see tough laws on illegal immigration as racism (although I admit some of the laws may go a tad bit far), but as an attempt to preserve resources paid for by LEGAL, tax-paying Americans and that breaking the law weakens the country they fled to.

    I don't care what color the President is as long as he does a good job. But I do have a problem with people thinking that because he's half black he's going to show them preferential treatment and solve all of the supposedly race-specific problems that black people deal with. I had a kid cut me in line at Six Flags who said he didn't have to listen to me because Obama was in the Whitehouse. Give me a fucking break. His parents stood there right with him and condoned it. Then he said he was about to go to war with me. The sad thing is, this kind of attitude isn't rare. I don't know a single black person that voted for Romney, AND I LIVE IN ATLANTA! I never even saw a black person with a Romney sticker on their car. Is that not racism? Racism isn't simply mistreating people based on the color of their skin, I believe it's making distinctions and categorizing people based on color whether you're mean or not. No one is more guilty of that in my mind than black people themselves.

    We will never be a united country until we stop pointing fingers at each other regardless of blame.

    Ynnis Glytyrover 1 year ago

    Michael....I have a few black friends in Atlanta that voted for Obama in 2008, but did not in the recent election. The reason why they did not put a Romney sticker on their cars is the fact, that they where afraid their cars would be demolished and they themselves would be beaten to a pulp, if the blacks in their neighborhood would see it. That's how bad blacks are toward each other. They don't even allow themselves to cast their opinions or speak the truth. Blacks just don't realize that they are their own worst enemy.

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    Ynnis Glytyrover 1 year ago

    You need to get off your "Obama is black" antics...The man is NOT black, he is of mixed racial background, meaning WHITE and black. Maybe it pacifies your mind if you tell yourself over and over that Obama is black, but it surely doesn't reflect reality. I am of mixed race - white, black, and American Indian - please DO NOT call me black, because with this you would insult my intelligence. And I don't mean it in the way that I think I'm more intelligent than blacks, no, it means that I know better than to claim that I was black. The reason why blacks do not get a foot in the door is, because blacks are the only ones that still cry racism and therefore are the main contributors to this "problem". If blacks would start looking at themselves as humans, it would knock off their insecurities. I am a human, and not a black, white, or Indian. Black, white, Indian are CULTURAL traits, and nothing more. Needless to say that most blacks have absolutely NO IDEA how real blacks, the ones from Africa, live to this day. Blacks don't even know which way to point when asked where Africa is. Get off your "Obama is black" trip, and get off your "I'm black and therefore inferior" trip. You put yourself in a hole, that you actually don't want to be in.

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  • Ynnis Glytyr commented on a link

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    Ynnis Glytyrover 1 year ago

    Donald Trump has the same right to spew his venom on the web as you do. Your stuff is not more or less venom as Donald Trump's is. If you think you are better, think again.

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  • Ynnis Glytyr replied to a comment by amapola08109@yahoo.com

    Chris Rock Sends a Message to White Voters via magazine.good.is

    amapola08109@yahoo.comover 1 year ago

    WHOOSH...That's the sound of the tongue-in-cheek message going over everyone's head who missed the humor here. Chris Rock is not criticizing Barak Obama for acting white, he's "reassuring" nervous conservative white voters who don't feel comfortable voting for Barack Obama (and distrust minorities in general) that Barack Obama really isn't so different from them.
    Far from adhering to black stereotypes, Barack Obama fits the white stereotype that should feel comfortable to conservative whites and reassure them. He's doing it with humor and wit because he's a talented comedian.

    There's no inherent criticism of Barack Obama in pointing out that he fits the white family stereotype (small family) even better than the superwhite Romneys (5 children and 14 grandchildren). Nor is there harm in reminding conservatives (again with humor) that in fact Obama was raised by white grandparents in a value system that should reassure conservative whites, even using the name "Barry" when he was young. This in no way negates Obama's self-identification with the black community as a mature adult (he did after all resume using Barack when he grew comfortable with his on identity upon maturing, marry a black woman, etc). Don't lose sight that the sarcasm here is leveled at making uptight whites that balk at voting for minorities feel that minorities are not so different from whites after all.

    The message here, told with humor, is ....hey, he's not so scary, is he?

    Chris Rock is not saying that Barack Obama is acting white to please whites at all. He's actually saying that Obama is what he is and he doesn't fit either the black stereotype of what a black president should be, nor does he fit the white stereotype of a black president-- a threat to white society. Using humor to convey the point is effective and thought-provoking.

    Ynnis Glytyrover 1 year ago

    How can Obama ACT white, when he IS part white? Explain acting white to me, please!

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  • Ynnis Glytyr replied to a comment by Rebecca Carroll

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    Rebecca Carrollover 1 year ago

    I think I feel it's a sort of "too soon" situations -- joking about Hurricane Sandy the week after it hits; joking about adultery a few weeks after your best friend's girlfriend leaves him for another guy. President Obama is black and we need to allow him to be black in a non-monolithic, individualistic way before we can joke about him being white. And also, although long a fan of Chris Rock, I am struck that his best work is behind him. What's more, his best work is when he talks about the reality of black/white relations; not the hypothetical of black folks being white to please white folks, even in jest. If that makes any sense.

    Ynnis Glytyrover 1 year ago

    You must be color blind ! For the very last time....Obama is NOT black. Even so you black voters wish he was black, he is NOT black. It's time for you blacks to acknowledge that simple fact and get on with your lives. Obama is 50% WHITE and 50% black. How many times do you need to be told that his mother is WHITE ? Obama dislikes his black part so much, that, except for his wife and children, he barely surrounds himself with black people. At most, the colored people he surrounds himself with, are like him - mixed folks. Believe me, Obama knows that blacks in general do not gain him popularity, because of what blacks in GENERAL represent - unemployment, drug dealing, killing themselves off, pants that hang below the butt, laziness, crime, ignorance...That, of course, is bad for those black folks that want to accomplish something in life....that's why he has always and always will distance himself from the black population. If you haven't noticed that by now, you are either blind, dumb, or just ignorant. George Bush Jr. had more minorities in office, than Obama. Hmmm....why was that? I reckon I don't need to tell you again why.

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