Dog Fighting Culture

Discussion in 'Ethics, Morality, & Justice' started by Willy, Jul 26, 2007.

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  1. Willy Banned Banned

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    Somewhere between Jackie Robinson and Michael Vick, things got all fouled up. "Street cred" became the anthem of the modern black athlete, this misguided notion that the only way to appeal to the young demographic of the sneaker-buying public was to adopt the negative attitudes of the thug life popularized by black hip-hop/gangster rappers. According to the 18-page federal indictment, Vick is accused of sponsoring the sort of gruesome dogfighting enterprise that is readily identified as a part of the dark side of that culture.

    So that's how someone like Michael Vick came into existence. He got hijacked, and we all let it happen. We let it happen by passively condoning this mess. We did it when we turned Allen Iverson into a marketing figure and rejected someone like Grant Hill because he lacked "street cred." We allowed it to happen slowly, insidiously during the past 20 years. The problem is the hijacking of African-American culture by the hip-hop generation that has helped glorify every rotten, foul and disgusting racial stereotype it took generations to eradicate.
    http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/bal-sp.othervoices21jul21,0,1362620.story

    Bryan Burwell writes for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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  3. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    Don't blame hip-hop, it's not all about gangsters.
     
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  7. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    huh???
    LOL
     
  8. Xev Registered Senior Member

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    I figured I may as well share some useful information, if we're going to have to hunker down and deal with the troll.
     
  9. mikenostic Stop pretending you're smart! Registered Senior Member

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    Uhhhhhhhhhh, WHAT?

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    What on earth does that have to do with dog fighting?

    I was actually going to post a thread on the whole Vick indictment thing but I think quite a few members on here wouldn't even know who he is.
     
  10. mikenostic Stop pretending you're smart! Registered Senior Member

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    Please explain how Willy's comment is trolling. :bugeye:
     
  11. Xev Registered Senior Member

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    How is it not?
    I wasn't even AWARE that Vick was a Black man. Are we supposed to believe that WIlly, in his conservative and "moraly" rightous glory, really does have some vested interest in urban culture?
     
  12. oreodont I am God Registered Senior Member

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    Thumbs up!

    The back door racists are alive and kicking. Chomping at the bit to explain 'the black man'.

    None of this would have happened if they had heeded Grandpappy's word's "Desegregate the water fountain and before you know it the negro won't know his place anymore. It's for their own benefit we got to keep them occupied in the fields and shining the shoes"
     
  13. Xev Registered Senior Member

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    Now, to be fair, Willy has no problem with black people. It's just those uppity Negroes who don't know their place and try to act like they're equal to white folks!
     
  14. Genji Registered Senior Member

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    Willy is a racist troll. Case Closed.
     
  15. mikenostic Stop pretending you're smart! Registered Senior Member

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    Willy being a racist troll and his comment being a trolling comment are two different things.
    The first paragraph of his post is actually correct. I'm a huge football fan and I've been following the Vick indictment fairly closely since it happened.

    I just had to reread his statement and after reading it, I'm not sure where he was trying to go with it.

    Willy, what the hell do you mean Vick got 'hijacked'?


    Surely you aren't trying to say that he got indicted because he was black??? That's total bullshit. He got indicted, by the feds no less, because he was percieved to have been running a dog fighting operation spanning several states (which is federal jurisdiction); that operation included gambling, that's where the IRS would come in to play. They will nail your ass to the wall where taxes are concerned. Just ask Al Capone.
     
  16. oreodont I am God Registered Senior Member

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    That's true. It's not as if he's advocating negro lads being allowed in white schools and getting all sweated up over the white girls. We all know they listen to that black music by Chuck Berry and can't control their urges. We once had an old coon dog like that...had to warn folks when they came over to stand with their legs closed or he'd start a humpin.
     
  17. Xev Registered Senior Member

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    oreodont:
    Let's not get started on that! All those girls listen to that crazy hippie music, smoke devil weed and next thing you know, they're burning their bras and talking about education. What's a woman need with book learnin?
     
  18. Willy Banned Banned

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    I did not write the article, I thought is was interesting so I posted here.
     
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  20. EmptyForceOfChi Banned Banned

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    and under what agenda did you post this? you might aswell open a thread titled.

    "black men and hip hop are the root of all evil and i hate them"



    how is life under the bridge?


    peace.
     
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  23. Xev Registered Senior Member

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    Mikenostic:

    The sad thing is that the pudgy, nerdy members of my gaming group have a healthier attitude towards women than you do.
    You're outclassed by people who can quote "Tron" from memory, and who spend hours arguing with me about which of the new Cylon models would win in a fight.
     
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