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Since: Nov 12

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#1 Nov 19, 2012
Uninformed political opinions, unsubstantiated claims, pointless name calling and thinly veiled threats. What can be done to rise above this? Who's with me on this? Kentucky is largely an unspoiled and beautiful place, but there is so much ignorance and hate. Can this area be reformed? How can the culture be preserved yet still attain enlightenment? Why must so many inhabitants of this area rely on bigotry to inform thier decisions? Is there a hub for freethinkers in this area?
Maybe

Paducah, KY

#2 Nov 19, 2012
I agree. I see mountains of ignorance and bigots here and it is sad.
Dawkins

Paducah, KY

#4 Nov 19, 2012
Inhabitants? What???? Are you talking down to us and then you wonder why we dont like you? Why did you move to this area? Oh right, I saw on another thread where you moved here to promote your liberal agenda.
You move here from where? Which deep blue state? You see how beautiful it is in Kentucky. You like it. You see the "inhabitants". They are not juuuust like you. You want to change that. WHY? Why does a person say they love with another person, but they immediately want to CHANGE them?
Why do you want to change the "inhabitants" around here? So they can be like the 'inhabitants" that you left behind when you moved?
You arent a freethinker. You are an underhanded sneak that votes on the factor of REVENGE. You want to smash our lifestyle, one that has been around for generations. Beieve it or not, the "inhabitants' around here still believe in home and family. I'll bet that chaps your ass.
You want to shame us into thinking that we are the wrong ones. We are not wrong, we are just different from you.
As far as Im concerned, you can just get on down the road and take your liberal agenda with you.
Anon

Louisville, KY

#5 Nov 19, 2012
Dawkins wrote:
Inhabitants? What???? Are you talking down to us and then you wonder why we dont like you? Why did you move to this area? Oh right, I saw on another thread where you moved here to promote your liberal agenda.
You move here from where? Which deep blue state? You see how beautiful it is in Kentucky. You like it. You see the "inhabitants". They are not juuuust like you. You want to change that. WHY? Why does a person say they love with another person, but they immediately want to CHANGE them?
Why do you want to change the "inhabitants" around here? So they can be like the 'inhabitants" that you left behind when you moved?
You arent a freethinker. You are an underhanded sneak that votes on the factor of REVENGE. You want to smash our lifestyle, one that has been around for generations. Beieve it or not, the "inhabitants' around here still believe in home and family. I'll bet that chaps your ass.
You want to shame us into thinking that we are the wrong ones. We are not wrong, we are just different from you.
As far as Im concerned, you can just get on down the road and take your liberal agenda with you.
How is the using the word inhabitants talking down to someone?
Sick too

United States

#6 Nov 19, 2012
Well I may be reaching here, but I'm assuming by your statement above that you are referring to Obama not fairing well in kentucky during the election? i just love the old, wore out label that bigotry is somehow linked with ignorance? Hate to bust your bubble, but there is in fact some very intelligent racist out there. For example, Rev. Wright, Rev. Jackson, and several U.S. presidents have been KKK members (Truman, Coolidge, etc...). Hardly what any would consider ignorant men! Bigotry is based on views, life experiences, and sometimes inherited, but what's played out is the bend over backwards and take it attitude that people like the one who started this thread, preach. Your bias is sickly one sided! Where does the hypocrisy end? Why is it pointed out so often that mostly white regions voted Romney, where little is mentioned about the fact that over 95% of blacks voted Obama and 2 million more voted in 2008 than had in previous election. Numerous blacks went public with their negative opinions of Stacy Dash when she openly supported Romney! Do you not consider all that bigotry also? If your not going to be fair about it then pick a side and be open and honest about your own racist views.
Sick too

United States

#7 Nov 19, 2012
Anon wrote:
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How is the using the word inhabitants talking down to someone?
His whole statement in it entirety was talking down. I mean really he's an enlightened one unlike us "racist, ignorant, uninformed voters, that don't seek the hub of free thinking". How could you not think he was? Lol! Us poor indigenous people there's just no hope for us!!!! Lmao! And y'all think racist ignorant

Since: Nov 12

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#8 Nov 19, 2012
Yeah, that's pretty funny I called us all inhabitants. Should I have said residents, or is 3 syllables just plain too many?

What would I like to change? I'd like to preserve every bit of culture and values except bigotry and ignorance that is being passed down generationally. I, myself, am a family man.

Before anyone else would like to make uninformed assumptions about me, I'll let it be know that I am a white male who voted 3rd party. Imagine that, I didn't even vote for Obama. Wow, I'm white too, so don't hate my own kind. I hate racism and ignorance regardless of the color its comes from or is directed towards.

If anyone would care to make any valid points on why I should be racist instead of just open minded, I'd gladly listen to them. Support your claims with facts, possibly research them first, provide a reliable source for your claims if you don't want to be proven wrong.

The only people that should feel like I'm talking down to them are people totally unwilling to consider another opinion other than thier own may be right. I've been wrong before, and I'm willing to consider you may be right. Tell me why tolerance is a bad thing.
Pierre

Paducah, KY

#9 Nov 19, 2012
Ban Topix. That's the best way to dispel ignorance.
Cockroach

Paducah, KY

#10 Nov 19, 2012
I agree with Pierre and Zebulon lol
Hmmmm

Murfreesboro, TN

#13 Nov 19, 2012
Actually, Native Americans emigrated here from Asia, like everyone else did at some point. They traveled across the Bering Straight before it was submerged. So, this land belongs to whoever lives on it at any given time.

I don't qualify myself as a racist, but you can't deny that black people commit disproportionate levels of crime, but I suppose a liberal would try to convince everyone that is white man's fault, too?

Bigotry, ignorance, intolerant ... label it how you want, but we have morals and family values based on faith here, and nothing you can say is going to change that for me. I don't care if your an atheist, agnostic, or just one of those people who heard from someone that the Bible is inaccurate. Those are my beliefs, and you can have yours, but leave mine alone.

Besides, who decided that our beliefs were the ignorant ones? Ignorant essentially means not being aware/uninformed/lacking in information. I am fully aware of your position and your perceived support for it, and just because I disagree with you, does not indicate ignorance on my part. It indicates to you that unless you change everyone's thinking, that you will not get your way. That is selfishness.

In order to eradicate ignorance, intolerance, etc., there has to be a clear definition of what those concepts mean and include. Good luck with that. Both sides think it is the other. Be content that you are a freethinker. I am thankful that I am one, even though our disagreement has you thinking I'm in the wrong. Therefore, I am also thankful that I don't have to have everyone else agree with me so that I can be right. Believe what you want, independent of those of us that don't believe along with you.

BTW ... I am a white, Republican female with two Master's degrees. I know I'm not ignorant, but I don't need you to tell me that.

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#14 Nov 19, 2012
In case anyone is not perfectly clear on this:

inhabitants plural of inĚhabĚitĚant (Noun) Noun: 1. A person or animal that lives in or occupies a place. 2. A person who fulfills the requirements for legal residency.
Hmmmm

Murfreesboro, TN

#15 Nov 19, 2012
I think everyone is clear on the definition, but its usage in this case suggests that Kentuckians are animals who are simply taking up space. People might be a more tolerant term. Just a thought. :)

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#16 Nov 19, 2012
What did I say to threaten family values? I'm talking about bigotry and hate.

Who mentioned religion? I am literally talking about ignorance. Read whatever book you want, but comprehend it. We can have a theological discussion some other time.

Morality? Now we are talking. Let's talk about morals.

Does black people statistically being more prone to crime mean racism is ok? Or does it mean its only ok to judge black people by a different standard?

Nobody called you a racist, or condemned your religion and values. I didn't call you ignorant, and you don't even have to agree with me for me to think you're not. Now, you've got to admit there are some ignorant racists in these parts. Some people just form thier opinions solely on skin color, even political ones. Is that related to religion or ignorance? I'm asking sincerely. Romney is a freaking Mormon, and Mormons think regular Christians will go to hell because they don't wear magic underwear or read the extra books of the bible. Should I hate him for that, or should you? I'm getting off topic, but can you see there is more to the issue here than just different a conflict in beliefs?

Hey, I think were off to a good start!

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#17 Nov 19, 2012
Hmmmm wrote:
I think everyone is clear on the definition, but its usage in this case suggests that Kentuckians are animals who are simply taking up space. People might be a more tolerant term. Just a thought.:)
I am also an inhabitant. Lots of words being put in my mouth, no lack of tolerance implied.

This is funny, you people would afield over the color of the sky.

Since: Nov 12

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#18 Nov 19, 2012
Zebulon Shaw wrote:
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I am also an inhabitant. Lots of words being put in my mouth, no lack of tolerance implied.
This is funny, you people would afield over the color of the sky.
Argue over the color of the sky...
Teacher

Franklin, TN

#19 Nov 19, 2012
Sick too wrote:
Well I may be reaching here, but I'm assuming by your statement above that you are referring to Obama not fairing well in kentucky during the election? i just love the old, wore out label that bigotry is somehow linked with ignorance? Hate to bust your bubble, but there is in fact some very intelligent racist out there. For example, Rev. Wright, Rev. Jackson, and several U.S. presidents have been KKK members (Truman, Coolidge, etc...). Hardly what any would consider ignorant men! Bigotry is based on views, life experiences, and sometimes inherited, but what's played out is the bend over backwards and take it attitude that people like the one who started this thread, preach. Your bias is sickly one sided! Where does the hypocrisy end? Why is it pointed out so often that mostly white regions voted Romney, where little is mentioned about the fact that over 95% of blacks voted Obama and 2 million more voted in 2008 than had in previous election. Numerous blacks went public with their negative opinions of Stacy Dash when she openly supported Romney! Do you not consider all that bigotry also? If your not going to be fair about it then pick a side and be open and honest about your own racist views.
Judging by your incoherence and complete lack of grammatical skills, I would have to agree that bigotry is indeed linked with ignorance.

Since: Nov 12

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#20 Nov 19, 2012
Teacher wrote:
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Judging by your incoherence and complete lack of grammatical skills, I would have to agree that bigotry is indeed linked with ignorance.
It drives me nuts, but you gotta let it slide. I'm on a smartphone, I just made an Autocorrect mistake. If you just went on these forums to correct grammar you'd never have time to grade your papers, teacher.
Hmmmm

Murfreesboro, TN

#21 Nov 19, 2012
Teacher was referencing another contributor)... judging someone based solely on the color of their skin is racism and is wrong. Yes, there are people that do that. There are people that are not racist that recognize simple demographic facts. I work with juveniles, and had one (a black boy, and one of my favorites), tell me a few weeks ago,'I wish the people in my town would just stop blaming the white people for everything.'

Like I stated before, I am not a hateful, ignorant, bigoted racist. I work for next to nothing, serving mostly black children who are in trouble. Taking note of certain truths does not render a person a racist. Anyone who contributes to social dysfunction is a problem, no matter what their skin color is. Black people are not the only ones committing crimes. They commit more crime compared to their proportion of the population. That's a problem. There are people in every state, not just KY, who villify all black people because of this. There are others, in Kentucky and everywhere, who do not. Lumping everyone into the same category is not fair.

I sense from your post, and correct me if I am wrong, that you were referencing more than simply race. Mormons have their beliefs, no matter how ridiculous you or I think they may be, just like Dispensationalists and agnostics. Those are their beliefs, and tolerance requires that you and I accept that, even if we don't agree. Tolerance does not mean that you approve; it means you allow it to exist.

Most 'liberals' seem hellbent on rendering those who oppose gay marriage as ignorant. We have our reasons for opposing that. Those who do not like it and are unable to change our minds refer to us as ignorant. Like I stated, ignorance being not knowing, I am fully aware of that position. I tolerate it. I don't agree with it. We don't agree. End of story.
Bruce

Paducah, KY

#22 Nov 19, 2012
U revealed ur own intolerance just by calling Romney "a freaking Mormon". Where is ur all-inclusiveness?
ICE CREAM MAN 8666

Gallatin, TN

#23 Nov 19, 2012
we are trying to get free entitlement checks for everyone who does not work, but lives in Paducah.

We stole this land from the Indians.

We want free HUD housing at the Paducah River Front. Paducah can lead the nation in entitlements by taxing the rich people that live in Paducah that make over $50 000 a year. What the heck! Tax everyone that works in Paducah. Some people don't work and need money too!!

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