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2019-09-09 00:42:41 UTC

β€œAntifa da worst!!!”

2019-09-09 00:56:21 UTC

@Weez Yeah, firebombing an ICE facility is hella bad

2019-09-09 00:57:18 UTC

Violently-Assaulting people is also hella bad

2019-09-09 00:58:41 UTC

@Boop / 브파 / C'thUwU Actually, there was a study done **fairly** recently (within the last 6 months IIRC) that showed that the Democrat and Republican parties are further Left and Right (respectively) than the majority of European parties

2019-09-09 00:58:58 UTC

AFAIK, the Democratic Party was fairly close to LABOUR

2019-09-09 00:59:56 UTC

The democratic party has been leaning massively to the left, while the republicans have been mostly staying the same, with a little bit of shift toward the center and right.

2019-09-09 01:00:23 UTC

@SPOOKY Phil, Ruler of Heck well no shit Europe has no values or principles

2019-09-09 01:01:06 UTC

The conservatives in Britain are still lefties

2019-09-09 01:01:17 UTC

Same everywhere else

2019-09-09 01:02:36 UTC

My litmus test for a free country is how easily and legally one can one weapons.

2019-09-09 01:02:44 UTC

From knives to nukes

2019-09-09 01:03:33 UTC

You could say that somila is the most free country in the world.

2019-09-09 01:03:55 UTC

Because it doesn't or did not have a government

2019-09-09 01:04:26 UTC

Us is pretty free but not free enough

2019-09-09 01:04:37 UTC

>LibDems are comparable to Democrats

2019-09-09 01:04:38 UTC


2019-09-09 01:04:47 UTC

Britain has less freedom than russia

2019-09-09 01:05:04 UTC

My litmus test works

2019-09-09 01:06:49 UTC


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2019-09-09 01:08:13 UTC

The world as a whole has gone that far to the left. Republicans is one of the few parties resisting it.

2019-09-09 01:08:42 UTC

>When being a Christian pushes your party farther to the right


2019-09-09 01:09:08 UTC

>Free Enterprise is Right-Wing

2019-09-09 01:09:14 UTC

you mean farther towards God? 😏

2019-09-09 01:09:56 UTC

If Constitutionality is right wing then we need to gas the left unironicly. Civil War is good at that point.

2019-09-09 01:09:59 UTC

@Tonight at 11 - DOOM
>saying that you want help from God means you're Right-Wing

2019-09-09 01:10:20 UTC

>being Pro-Constitution means you're Right-Wing

2019-09-09 01:10:46 UTC

>committing yourself to American ideals is Right-Wing

2019-09-09 01:10:48 UTC

@SPOOKY Phil, Ruler of Heck it's called being a constitutionalist dumbass

2019-09-09 01:10:59 UTC

I would know

2019-09-09 01:11:03 UTC

I am one

2019-09-09 01:11:13 UTC

Commiting yourself to American ideals is pretty soy, ngl

2019-09-09 01:11:30 UTC

Committing to ideals is pretty soy

2019-09-09 01:11:40 UTC

So I guess kill yourself or be soy

2019-09-09 01:11:58 UTC

Or be a faggot

2019-09-09 01:12:02 UTC

One of the two

2019-09-09 01:12:34 UTC

nah, the problem is not comiting yourself to ideas, the problem is this particular set of *soy* ideas.

2019-09-09 01:12:58 UTC

And pray tell what is a non soy set of ideas?

2019-09-09 01:15:53 UTC

I mean I'm mostly meming to get an angry Mutt reaction, but I do object to the idea of rights being inherent to persons. Less on the grounds of it being 'soy' and more on the grounds of it being a fallacious description of the human condition.

2019-09-09 01:18:01 UTC

Do you mean practically or philosophically?

2019-09-09 01:18:20 UTC

If philosophy does not work in practice it is worthless

2019-09-09 01:18:25 UTC

so both

2019-09-09 01:19:44 UTC

The founders mean that over history people have rights that they have to have or they Rebel.

2019-09-09 01:20:21 UTC

Without an effective dictatorship

2019-09-09 01:20:27 UTC

I don;t care what you think your mythical founders thought, pls tell me what u think.

2019-09-09 01:20:48 UTC

this lady πŸ‘Œ

2019-09-09 01:21:04 UTC

Meh moly

2019-09-09 01:21:51 UTC

I think that you must have certain rights or you have no rights

2019-09-09 01:22:01 UTC

For example

2019-09-09 01:22:26 UTC

A right to a weapon means a right to self defense means a right to life.

2019-09-09 01:22:31 UTC

rights arent rights if they can just be taken away

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2019-09-09 01:22:53 UTC

That would be inherent rights

2019-09-09 01:23:02 UTC

Most rights can be taken away

2019-09-09 01:23:13 UTC

then they arent rights

2019-09-09 01:23:17 UTC

theyre privilages

2019-09-09 01:23:36 UTC

a right is something that cant be taken away

2019-09-09 01:23:45 UTC

Ever hear of civil rights? Not civil privileges.

2019-09-09 01:24:29 UTC

the fundamental thing of civil rights is that people are created equal

2019-09-09 01:24:47 UTC

In a day and age with slavery

2019-09-09 01:24:56 UTC

Rights not privileges

2019-09-09 01:25:19 UTC

slaves didnt have rights taken away

2019-09-09 01:25:21 UTC

they gained them

2019-09-09 01:25:28 UTC

thats different

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2019-09-09 01:25:41 UTC

Was every person a slave?

2019-09-09 01:26:13 UTC

How can you gain rights?

2019-09-09 01:26:20 UTC

If you cannot lose them?

2019-09-09 01:27:51 UTC

its a good question

2019-09-09 01:27:58 UTC

i dont have the words to exactly answer that

2019-09-09 01:28:26 UTC

i still think it is different, maybe to do with natural right vs law given rights

2019-09-09 01:28:37 UTC

but i cant at the moment formulate the right words so you got me there

Slaves weren't considered people, thus didn't have a person's rights.

2019-09-09 01:28:59 UTC

But they became people

2019-09-09 01:29:03 UTC

Did they not?

2019-09-09 01:29:16 UTC

depends if you still vote for the Dems in 2020

2019-09-09 01:29:17 UTC


2019-09-09 01:29:28 UTC

sorry, derailing

2019-09-09 01:30:13 UTC

I really don;t see how a right to life could ever be conceived of as inherent. Life is not something you just get by default. You are an organism with very specific requirements... It's just not *accurate* to say you just *have* that right.

2019-09-09 01:30:47 UTC

Then there are no rights

2019-09-09 01:30:49 UTC

At all

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2019-09-09 01:31:05 UTC

so we got over that hurdle

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2019-09-09 01:31:19 UTC

think defining what a Right is would be good here

2019-09-09 01:33:39 UTC

This is Thomas Paine type shit.

I think all animals possess the instinct and right to seek their own self preservation. Which is to say you would not fault a goat for fleeing a wolf; Nor a ram for fighting one.

On the other hand, i might actually be inclined to agree that no one has a right to life, in so far as their existence needs must rely on the alienation of the labor of others.

Just because you wish to live does not make theft legal, in simple terms.

2019-09-09 01:35:55 UTC

my biggest gripe is with freedom specifically

2019-09-09 01:36:21 UTC

it;s a massive undertaking to make yourself *vaguely* free in any meaningful sense

2019-09-09 01:36:23 UTC

but stealing is depriving others of their rights to their own labour/ their possessions they bought with that labour

2019-09-09 01:36:38 UTC

saying you are inherently free is nonsensical to the extreme

2019-09-09 01:36:45 UTC

meanwhile, alternatives are available

You cannot argue for the existence of a right to existence while trying to make claims to the efforts of others without a mutual exchange of goods or labor, or the currency which represents it.

2019-09-09 01:37:46 UTC

a baby is not free
it;s not even able to get to the concept of freedom on its own

2019-09-09 01:37:49 UTC

i think that with the fact people dont starve and dehydrate if they arent trying to do those things

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is enough of a supplies Right to life

2019-09-09 01:38:20 UTC

anything more than that would be depriving others of rights

2019-09-09 01:38:45 UTC

when it comes to medicine, you just go in debt for it, which doesnt necessarily conflict with a right to life

2019-09-09 01:39:12 UTC

but because self sustaining needs are supplied for to maintain Life, you now have to deal with Liberty

2019-09-09 01:39:27 UTC

thus defined a right to life is something fucking peasants had, at least formally, in the middle ages

2019-09-09 01:39:27 UTC


2019-09-09 01:39:38 UTC

one of the stipulations of which is that you cant steal

2019-09-09 01:39:56 UTC

because its the taking of other's liberty

2019-09-09 01:39:57 UTC

no random killing o ppl for no reason is not exactly an innovative, Liberal concept...

2019-09-09 01:39:59 UTC

to own things

I mean peasants often did just get sort of killed in the street for now bowing low enough.

2019-09-09 01:40:31 UTC

eh, not rly

2019-09-09 01:40:37 UTC

das far too much of a cliche

2019-09-09 01:40:39 UTC

apparently thats still the case but with wokeness

2019-09-09 01:40:45 UTC

sometimes they did

2019-09-09 01:40:53 UTC

but it was always seen as an outrage

2019-09-09 01:41:03 UTC

at least in Chritsianland

2019-09-09 01:41:49 UTC

there were fucking RIOTS over a student getting killed by police under Louis IX of France

2019-09-09 01:41:55 UTC

Luois *IX*

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XIIIth century

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it caused international outrage

Outside of the confines of a social hierarchy, a human being knows no master; They speak as they see fit, defend themselves as they see fit, and conduct themselves as they see fit. From that state, 'Natural Rights' spring forth. You needs must be free to protect yourself and speak your mind, else you are little more than a serf.

Where the others come from is an agreed upon selection of codified Legal Rights, as determined by the precise nature of the social contract that people form together.

2019-09-09 01:44:47 UTC

From that state, 'Natural Rights' spring forth.
what does that mean?

2019-09-09 01:45:00 UTC

what does 'spring up' form that state?

2019-09-09 01:45:16 UTC

also: what the fuck is outside of social hierarchy?

2019-09-09 01:45:19 UTC

like actually?

When stripped of the presence of other human beings, there is no external force to forcibly silence you or strip from your means of self-defense short of violent death at the hands of a local predator. There is no beam of magic light that smites you when you say a naughty word; No fines for killing that bobcat with a boulder.

2019-09-09 01:46:50 UTC

perhaps conceptually

2019-09-09 01:46:54 UTC

ok, but that is just gay abstraction

2019-09-09 01:46:58 UTC

but thats a different story all together

2019-09-09 01:47:12 UTC

with little to no incidence on everyday life

Everyday life now is very much removed from man's original state, you know.

2019-09-09 01:47:42 UTC

and I don see how it makes your rights inherent

2019-09-09 01:48:03 UTC

man's original state is nothing like the ppl who wrote that shit thought, you know?

2019-09-09 01:48:15 UTC

they were Rousseauian noble savage kinds

2019-09-09 01:48:21 UTC

yet so similar

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that was 'in' at the time

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and we pretty much know that that is bullshit

2019-09-09 01:48:51 UTC

men never lived alone

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we're pack animals

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with psychologies evolved to be like that

2019-09-09 01:50:04 UTC

society is not second to human nature, they are one and the same

We are by our very natures lonely, social creatures, yes. Socializing and society are not one in the same I would argue, however. I've never seen a gorilla tax another gorilla.

2019-09-09 01:51:23 UTC

the nature has changed

2019-09-09 01:51:41 UTC

we still go out into the wilderness, and chase after food

2019-09-09 01:51:44 UTC

I mean gorillas are not humans, so sure

2019-09-09 01:51:47 UTC

I'm not saying they are

2019-09-09 01:51:59 UTC

its just the wilderness is an office cube, and you get something you trade in for snackies

2019-09-09 01:52:08 UTC

I'm saying this 'what human is in abstraction ofrom society' mode of thinking is inherently flawed

2019-09-09 01:52:13 UTC

and the ladies like it when you have more snackies than the chimp next door

2019-09-09 01:52:20 UTC

because ther eis no such thin as a human outside of society

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at least not outside of weird fringe cases

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that probably end in mental illness

Plenty of people keep trying to escape society, at least. Not that I can fault them for it.

2019-09-09 01:53:01 UTC

society at large is like a troupe

2019-09-09 01:53:12 UTC

like with lions, the male ones sometimes think the society is shit

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and make their own

2019-09-09 01:53:29 UTC

stalk the edges of other socieities, and try to sneak in some humpa humpa

2019-09-09 01:53:50 UTC

but since societies are so big now

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its not wonder globalism is being resisted how it is

2019-09-09 01:54:08 UTC

imagine not being able to go anywhere different

2019-09-09 01:55:34 UTC

like if i moved to the US, id have to choose one that has laws i agree with, and also has the temperature and weather how i like it

2019-09-09 01:55:40 UTC

one state*

I'm happy to live in a place with a culture I enjoy, within the US.

2019-09-09 01:56:06 UTC

id enjoy my culture if it wasnt apparently satanic to do so

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2019-09-09 01:56:43 UTC

anytime an american says they live in a facsist state im like please dont insult me

Having an appreciation for the culture that spawned you and your own national heritage is apparently a very great deal of buzzwords.

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2019-09-09 02:01:34 UTC

the only answer is diversity training for the entire population!

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we must instill the ignorant with the correct perspectives on outgroups

In my opinion it was a shit article, but not even an iota as racist as it's made out to be. Just thick headed.
- Reddit User

It isn’t censorship when it’s hate speech. It’s following the rules of the Canadian charter of rights. People can’t just spew what they want in Canada. Thankfully, we don’t really want to go down that rabbit hole do we?
- Reddit User

Censorship is when the state gets involved and decides what can and cannot be published. Unless I missed something, I don't think that word means what you think it means.
- Reddit User

Folks who are saying "what, you can't tolerate dissenting viewpoints"/complaining it got removed: the editor in chief of the goddamn paper admitted on Twitter last night that he hadn't read the piece before it was published and that he made a huge mistake. This wasn't removed due to pressure or "censorship" or any of those populist drivel insinuations, it was removed because it wasΒ a shitty op-edΒ with lax standards and zero credibility.

The guy isn't a professor. He doesn't have a lick of expertise in foreign policy or immigration reform. His place is in letters to the editor, not an op-ed in a paper with a six figure circulation.
- Reddit User

2019-09-09 02:09:05 UTC

When common sense becomes inflammatory taboo breaking you may have a problem on your hands.^^

But but but it's not censorship! The newspaper took the paper down itself!

2019-09-09 02:10:21 UTC

I rly don care weather it's censorship or not

The the the article didn't met journalistic standards you racist!!! - Leftie

2019-09-09 02:10:35 UTC

It's about the taboo being toxic

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All societies have taboos because you cannot reasonably expect public ideology to have all the answers all of the time

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But some taboos are worse then others

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If your taboo is so blatantly toxic like this one

2019-09-09 02:11:52 UTC

Your public ideology might need changing, is all I'm saying

Let me get this straight, the idea of a "good" immigrant according to Hecht is one who is completely whitewashed into Canadian society? Leave behind your past, your cultural identity, everything that was who you were before moving to Canada?

And what is Canadian anyway? British? French? Christian? Catholic? Loggers? Oil diggers? Someone please tell me what is expected of an immigrant in Canada.

Let me share my story. I am an Asian man, born and raised in Canada. I barely speak Chinese, and I can't read or write it. I've never even been to China or anywhere in Asia before. My parents immigrated here in the 60's and due to personal private reasons, my mom was never able to learn English, but my dad did. He integrated into society like a good citizen.

Here I am, more Canadian than Asian. I can barely converse with my own mother. Never been to Asia. But because of my Asian appearance, I STILL fucking experience racism. Granted not as much as a new immigrant, but still.

I am Canadian. I live and breathe and bleed Canada. I am living proof that immigration works according to Hecht's lofty standards, but I will never be accepted. The fact that he wrote this opinion letter is proof that he has discounted me and others like me in Canada.

Just to note though, I have lived up to it, but I don't agree with his immigration ideals. I think diversity is good, and Canada has a responsibility to adopt to immigrant cultures as much as immigrants should adopt to Canada. It's symbiosis, not assimilation.
- Reddit User

How did that racist garbage article get published? Ethnic diversity is like eye colour diversity, something that has no effect on societal cohesion and everyone that's not racist should know that. As far as immigration goes, every study I've seen indicates that the intake levels are manageable at 1% from our population, and we are currently doing that. Integration is successful for the most part ; as long as we insist on instilling (or alternatively screening for) social liberal values in newcomers and ensuring that these are solidified into the general population, there should be no major long term problems. Authors like this one are generalizing on the few bad examples they can find and using that to justify prophecies of future social apocalypse as well as excuses to stop immigration & respect for diversity in Canada. They are quite transparently pushing for their version of an homogenous ethno state. I see this article has now rightly been pulled out, but it never should have appeared in the first place. Not the first time that the Sun has had writers push for xenophobic narratives and it's shameful that they're really called out for it.

- Reddit User

@Jack of Trades Reddit responses to this

2019-09-09 03:12:08 UTC

Imagine living in a world where all the rules were decided by reddit.

2019-09-09 03:12:15 UTC

It would be an authoritarian nightmare

2019-09-09 03:55:04 UTC

@HurtChain I can't imagine it

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Because I'd just blow my brains out

2019-09-09 06:30:11 UTC

It is absolutely correct that mass immigration causes distrust

2019-09-09 06:30:32 UTC

Controlled immigration however does not, it can in fact strengthen trust if done right.

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2019-09-09 06:33:51 UTC

My experiences with immigrant kids were very mixed. There were a few who were damn awesome, one who I absolutely despised, and the rest I hardly noticed that they were from an immigrant family.
My experiences with non-immigrant kids were overall very much the same. Some cool kids, one or two assholes, the rest whatever.

2019-09-09 06:34:33 UTC

There's a reason for this: they were being integrated properly, and we were being taught to treat them just like everyone else.

2019-09-09 06:35:19 UTC

One of the boys in my class got bullied for being odd. Over time we accepted him and became good friends and I would absolutely say this strengthened the bond of our whole class.

2019-09-09 06:35:31 UTC

I was beaten when I was very young by a trio of brothers who's family happened to be here illegally

2019-09-09 06:36:10 UTC

their citizenship was only discovered after my parents could finally get the police to intervene

2019-09-09 06:36:53 UTC

In a couple of weeks, that professor will likely lose his credentials for speaking an obvious truth every conflict theorist is aware of, but decidedly buries it.
And likewise, @ETBrooD. My worst experiences were with the blacks, however, and they're the majority in the inner-city public schools, at least in the South. We didn't have any issues with immigrants, though, but that's due to their remaining a minority, so their social influence wasn't enough that it'd conflict with the majority group or others. As you know, the mainstream social norms and values that're reinforced among what's normalized as "black culture," in America, are rather insidious and counter to economic and social wellbeing.

2019-09-09 06:37:38 UTC

I got abused by non-immigrant kids more than immigrant kids, probably because we have way more non-immigrants overall, so it's roughly proportional.
Some of my best friends are from immigrant families. I have absolutely nothing against immigrants, that's not the issue.

2019-09-09 06:38:50 UTC

It's harder to understand that when a few kids from a minority group beat you up that this is not neccessarily a trend within the whole group. Because you don't get to meet so many people of those groups.

2019-09-09 06:39:20 UTC

You learn to see nuance by meeting good and bad people within a group to realize that it's not the group that causes it. But for that you need to actually get that chance.

2019-09-09 06:39:47 UTC

The native population is far larger, so you will inevitably see good and bad people in there. Your perception will be corrected.

2019-09-09 06:40:05 UTC

oh I assumed nothing, as far as I was concerned they were just cunts, I didn't really comprehend race at that age

2019-09-09 06:40:42 UTC

I did, it was very visible

2019-09-09 06:41:03 UTC

Race was such an obvious factor to me that I thought it had to have something to do with it

2019-09-09 06:41:25 UTC

just didn't ocurr to me whatsoever

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until out of frustration and lack of anything else to say, I used it .

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as an ad hom agains

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t ..anoh

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fucks sake cat

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pardon me

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I got bullied and beat up by the one particular group more than any other

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2019-09-09 06:42:31 UTC

This is not a coincidence, we had a huge problem with Turkish kids in Vienna, especially in the parks

2019-09-09 06:42:44 UTC

They just hung around and caused trouble being unattended

2019-09-09 06:42:59 UTC

as I was saying, I didn't really understand race until, for lack of any significant ad homs to fling at a particularly cunty brat schoolmate, I simply mentioned their skin color in a derogatory fashion

2019-09-09 06:43:21 UTC

As you should, if your brain doesn't pick up on racial differences then you're less safe

2019-09-09 06:43:31 UTC

It would be a weakness on your part

2019-09-09 06:43:44 UTC

People who say they don't see race are either lying or weak

2019-09-09 06:44:01 UTC

ok ethnofag

2019-09-09 06:44:09 UTC

I'm not an ethnofag you idiot

2019-09-09 06:44:16 UTC

Did you already forget what I wrote earlier?

2019-09-09 06:44:23 UTC

literally ethnocentric rhetoric outta your ass

2019-09-09 06:44:30 UTC

Re-read what I wrote realier

2019-09-09 06:44:45 UTC

I'm reading what you're writing now

2019-09-09 06:45:22 UTC

You're selectively picking my most recent statements and ignoring the context of everything I say

2019-09-09 06:45:33 UTC

That's what the typical leftist does

2019-09-09 06:45:39 UTC

Are you a leftard?

2019-09-09 06:45:59 UTC

Are you a useful progressivist idiot?

2019-09-09 06:46:03 UTC

bull shit, kiddo. I gave an anecdote of where race simply didn't ocurr to me when dealing with a cunty child, and you're saying it should have

2019-09-09 06:46:22 UTC

Yeah, it should, because if you don't profile racially instinctively, then your defense mechanism doesn't properly work

2019-09-09 06:46:30 UTC

It is perfectly normal to pick up on these differences

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ok ethnofag

2019-09-09 06:46:34 UTC

This is instinct

2019-09-09 06:46:43 UTC

It is evolutionary

2019-09-09 06:47:02 UTC

"seeing differences is racism"

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