Hi, I think the bottom line is if we really don't want to see others harmed or cause harm to them -- for whatever silly color or sex reason (there's no scientific support for the idea of race divisions amoung humans) -- we need to take up vlog arms agains the action. We need to be the breakwater. Even if we take the draconian step of accusing those who are that way of being mentally ill.
An approach the American Psyciatric Association has discussed and is close to adopting. The claim of 40 percent of their members is that racism is a mental illness. Z --- Gena <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > That's part of my problem on trying to find video > ways to express the > root causes. It is not just skin, but gender, sexual > orientation, > nationality, age, beauty, celebrity worship... > > Fox-TV has built its reputation not on true > conservative values but by > pitting 1/2 of the nation against the other 1/2 that > does not think, > look or have the same opinions. Define the other as > being less than > you are or less loyal and you are working the > "isms". > > Rush has made $$$$$$$ by having so-called humor and > commentary at the > expense of Latinos, Asians and African-Americans. > > I am not for censorship. Hate it. But look at the > body of his work and > tell me that a certain level of society permission > was given to think > and feel that way. > > Michael Richards did not blow up in isolation. The > Rev that fought gay > marriage only to be found humping his way to heaven > with a male hooker > with side order of meth did not live in isolation. > Foley, Gibson, and > a bunch more. > > I got the question but I don't want to fire up this > group in that > direction. Not my point. I got other questions that > are harder to > videotape - if there is (and there is) systemic > "isms" embeded in our > culture how do you show that to people? > > Heck of a week. > Be careful out there, > > Gena > > > --- In email@example.com, Zenophon > Abraham > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > I guess, for me, it boils down to communicating > this > > question: > > > > "Would you say something to hurt a person's > feelings > > just because your skin is different than there > own? > > If your answer is yes, then America has a > problem..." > > > > > > That's how I'd start a vlog. And it's because the > > bottom line is that some think they have the right > to > > hurt the feeling of others for no good reason. > None. > > > > > > It's getting bad. The NYPD just shot a Black man > > unarmed 50 times -- no explaination. It's as if > we're > > animals. And that's the point, those of us who > are > > not animals must take action to curb those who > are. > > > > Z > > > > --- Gena <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > > Very interesting. YT'ers doing a collective > mash-up > > > for a cause. They > > > are coming along. Very positive. > > > > > > I have feelings about it - gonna have to find a > way > > > to vlog about it. > > > It is one thing to say you are against the > "isms" or > > > that people > > > should be conscious of what the say and write in > > > public. > > > > > > But that is not what the "isms" is - those are > just > > > the symptoms. > > > > > > What is needed is a video that gets at the rage > and > > > anger. For that > > > you need to be able to say the words and hear > the > > > responses. That is > > > harder to do. Risky. Not safe. Can shatter > illusions > > > on both sides. > > > > > > Going beyond the surface, > > > > > > Gena > > > http://outonthestoop.blogspot.com > > > http://pcclibtech.blogspot.com > > > http://voxmedia.org/wiki/Video > > > > > > > > > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, > > > "thisiswar3005" > > > <thisiswar3005@> wrote: > > > > > > > > I just saw a video which was made as part of > > > YouTube's "Anti-Racism" > > > project. I think all of > > > > us should make some contribution to this > effort, > > > or if you run a > > > video distribution company > > > > like Grouper, Blip.tv, etc., start your own > > > version of the YouTube > > > initiative. > > > > > > > > I'm personally saddened over the words of hate > > > that some have > > > written in response to clips of > > > > the recent Michael Richards rant. > > > > > > > > We have to do something to counter what seems > to > > > be a small movement > > > toward, not away > > > > from, racism. > > > > > > > > See: > > > > > > > > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mB3pDYTne0 > > > > > > > > Thanks! > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > ____________________________________________________________________________________ > > Do you Yahoo!? > > Everyone is raving about the all-new Yahoo! Mail > beta. > > http://new.mail.yahoo.com > > > > > ____________________________________________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Everyone is raving about the all-new Yahoo! Mail beta. http://new.mail.yahoo.com