White males of old OT, how many of you are "woke"?

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#1 Posted by sonicare (56202 posts) -

I can only be half woke, but I heard from many woman that they're not so great. Are you woke?

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#2 Edited by Gaming-Planet (19539 posts) -

I'm half white. Maybe more so white though, but I've got olive skin that can get real dark if I tan.

But I'm having trouble what this thread is about.

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#3 Posted by sonicare (56202 posts) -

@Gaming-Planet said:

I'm half white. Maybe more so white though, but I've got olive skin that can get real dark if I tan.

But I'm having trouble what this thread is about.

@Gaming-Planet said:

I'm half white. Maybe more so white though, but I've got olive skin that can get real dark if I tan.

But I'm having trouble what this thread is about.

I dont get it either, but on most college campuses they talk about this great status of being woke if you are white. I think it means you are better than everyone else, or possibly vegan?

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#4 Posted by Celsius765 (2315 posts) -

I means being aware of the blatant problems in society. Racial profiling, police brutality, crooked politics and etc.

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#5 Posted by sonicare (56202 posts) -

@Celsius765 said:

I means being aware of the blatant problems in society. Racial profiling, police brutality, crooked politics and etc.

and blaming yourself for those problems

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#6 Posted by appariti0n (2670 posts) -

@sonicare: Depends on the day. When my 1 year old wakes up and screams every 90 minutes, I don't feel very woke, regardless of how much coffee I drink.

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#7 Posted by sonicare (56202 posts) -

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@sonicare: Depends on the day. When my 1 year old wakes up and screams every 90 minutes, I don't feel very woke, regardless of how much coffee I drink.

Try Gevalia. Its great coffee

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#8 Edited by appariti0n (2670 posts) -

@sonicare: Thanks, I will actually check it out.

In all seriousness, I kind of sit back and try not to sweat about anything that is going on.

People in power want to stay in power. People with money get away with shit. People have a primal instinct to fear/hate anything different than themselves. Even good people will turn to violence if desperate enough.

When my brother starts talking about illuminati, or the Bildeberg group, or any other "sekrut organizations of powerful people who want to remain in power", I pretty much just say "uhh.. no shit?" None of this is new, or anything I needed to "wake up" and realize. This kind of crap has been going on since humans first learned to bash each other over the head with clubs. As long as myself, and the people I care about continue to experience a good quality of life, I couldn't care less if we were ruled by an army of giant floating brains.

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#9 Edited by LoganX77 (1057 posts) -

Any person who uses that word should be Spartian kicked into a Pit.

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#10 Posted by Zaryia (5912 posts) -

@sonicare said:
@Celsius765 said:

I means being aware of the blatant problems in society. Racial profiling, police brutality, crooked politics and etc.

and blaming yourself for those problems

As you should.

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#11 Posted by N64DD (10726 posts) -

This generation is pure shit.

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#12 Posted by SOedipus (11109 posts) -

Why is this thread directed towards only white people and males? Racist. Misogynist.

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#13 Posted by sonicare (56202 posts) -

@zaryia said:
@sonicare said:
@Celsius765 said:

I means being aware of the blatant problems in society. Racial profiling, police brutality, crooked politics and etc.

and blaming yourself for those problems

As you should.

Not me, him. He's white.

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#14 Posted by vl4d_l3nin (1429 posts) -
@Celsius765 said:

I means being aware of the blatant problems in society. Racial profiling, police brutality, crooked politics and etc.

thas riiiite!

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#15 Edited by MirkoS77 (13297 posts) -

Yes, I've woken to the realization that I should be ashamed that I am white and apologize to everyone who is not for the privileges I have in society, and to be blamed for all injustices in the universe. As if unfairness in life only strike those who aren't white. These people can kiss my ass.

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#16 Posted by Gaming-Planet (19539 posts) -
@sonicare said:
@Gaming-Planet said:

I'm half white. Maybe more so white though, but I've got olive skin that can get real dark if I tan.

But I'm having trouble what this thread is about.

@Gaming-Planet said:

I'm half white. Maybe more so white though, but I've got olive skin that can get real dark if I tan.

But I'm having trouble what this thread is about.

I dont get it either, but on most college campuses they talk about this great status of being woke if you are white. I think it means you are better than everyone else, or possibly vegan?

I thought that was red pilled.

I don't look up to white people though. They are pretty subpar compared to Asians and Jews. They're also being wiped out.

Eventually they'll be a minority that either gets picked on like the Jews or the minority that no one pays attention to.

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#17 Posted by deactivated-5b797108c254e (11245 posts) -

Aw, come on guys. I just woke up, decided to check the forums and here you guys are with your d*cks out jerking each other off...I didn't need this...haven't even had breakfast yet...

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#18 Posted by vl4d_l3nin (1429 posts) -
@Gaming-Planet said:

Eventually they'll be a minority that either gets picked on like the Jews or the minority that no one pays attention to.

It's not like my race of cat moms and neckbeards are going to surge the population anytime soon. If it weren't for Roe v. Wade, that minority status would come a lot sooner.

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#19 Posted by phbz (3627 posts) -

I am woke to the need of using +50 factor sunscreens.

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#20 Posted by Horgen (118366 posts) -

Not me, I don't live in US.

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#21 Posted by deeliman (3981 posts) -

I'm finna woke fam

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#22 Posted by Celsius765 (2315 posts) -

@sonicare: lol I'm not white. And I blame old people more than anything. Old politicians are stuck in their ways and the world is moving on and changing without them.

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#23 Posted by thehig1 (6885 posts) -

@sonicare: had to gogle woke.

Thought it was sexual at first.

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#24 Posted by Baconstrip78 (1055 posts) -

@n64dd: Said by every old man since the dawn of time itself.

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#25 Posted by joebones5000 (1854 posts) -

White males are the most oppressed group in this country. Having white skin and being treated like a first class citizen while receiving preferential treatment everywhere I go is just too much to bear.

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#26 Posted by Nuck81 (7056 posts) -

Is this a Matt Hardy Thread?

Mower of Lawn...Wheel of Chair

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#27 Posted by sonicare (56202 posts) -

@joebones5000 said:

White males are the most oppressed group in this country. Having white skin and being treated like a first class citizen while receiving preferential treatment everywhere I go is just too much to bear.

This is why I like joebones. This man gets it - He's got the honor of being woke.

Joe is one of the few people that can admit he's simply strolled through life riding on the coattails of better people. He's been able to leverage the privilege handed him to eke out a lifestyle far above his talents or means. Whereas, many of us people have had to earn our place in life through hard work, dedication, luck and fortune, education, skill and talents, Joe has not. Had he not had the benefit of white privilege and the payouts from his russian handlers, joe may very well have had to hustle or panhandle on street corners to make ends meet. It takes courage for someone to admit that. I take my hat off to joe.

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#28 Posted by joebones5000 (1854 posts) -

@sonicare: clearly, my skin is my sin.

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#29 Posted by Jacanuk (16441 posts) -

@n64dd said:

This generation is pure shit.

This Generation? you mean the last 2-3 since the "MEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEME and more ME" Generation

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#30 Posted by N64DD (10726 posts) -

@Jacanuk said:
@n64dd said:

This generation is pure shit.

This Generation? you mean the last 2-3 since the "MEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEME and more ME" Generation

They're getting worse and worse. Mine is pretty shit too (i'm 36.). The "eating tide pod" generation is beyond dumb.

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#31 Edited by mrbojangles25 (41898 posts) -

As a white male, I do my best to not stay "woke", because no matter what I say, so many of the problems are racial/sexist problems, even if I were "woke" I still could not say anything correct.

So, I remain ignorant and/or naive to the issues, that way I can just be like "Sorry, I am not woke. I lack wokeness. I didn't know any better" and then I would be like "All haters need to step to the back, y'all throwin' salt in my game"

It's sort of a "damned if you're woke, damned if youre not woke" situation.

@n64dd said:
@Jacanuk said:
@n64dd said:

This generation is pure shit.

This Generation? you mean the last 2-3 since the "MEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEME and more ME" Generation

They're getting worse and worse. Mine is pretty shit too (i'm 36.). The "eating tide pod" generation is beyond dumb.

Yeah, I'm 34 and not too fond of my generation or most people in their 20's. I will say this, though: the kids definitely seem to care. The teens right now might be getting shit for tide pods and boycotting, but I think they're going to be quite socially active.

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#32 Posted by comp_atkins (35232 posts) -

i'm hella woke brah

i'm just not going to do a fucking thing about it :P

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#33 Posted by TryIt (12011 posts) -

not a remote clue what 'woke'

is.

yes i woke up this morning, that is all i know

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#34 Posted by N64DD (10726 posts) -

@mrbojangles25 said:

As a white male, I do my best to not stay "woke", because no matter what I say, so many of the problems are racial/sexist problems, even if I were "woke" I still could not say anything correct.

So, I remain ignorant and/or naive to the issues, that way I can just be like "Sorry, I am not woke. I lack wokeness. I didn't know any better" and then I would be like "All haters need to step to the back, y'all throwin' salt in my game"

It's sort of a "damned if you're woke, damned if youre not woke" situation.

@n64dd said:
@Jacanuk said:
@n64dd said:

This generation is pure shit.

This Generation? you mean the last 2-3 since the "MEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEME and more ME" Generation

They're getting worse and worse. Mine is pretty shit too (i'm 36.). The "eating tide pod" generation is beyond dumb.

Yeah, I'm 34 and not too fond of my generation or most people in their 20's. I will say this, though: the kids definitely seem to care. The teens right now might be getting shit for tide pods and boycotting, but I think they're going to be quite socially active.

Not in a good way.

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#35 Posted by TryIt (12011 posts) -

i have been aware of these things for about 35 years

and no i dont blame myself

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#36 Posted by LoganX77 (1057 posts) -

White people would be better off realizing they currently run every place worth living and be proud of it. unfortunately about half are to busy hating themselves and trying to make themselves a minority.

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#37 Posted by TryIt (12011 posts) -

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White people would be better off realizing they currently run every place worth living and be proud of it. unfortunately about half are to busy hating themselves and trying to make themselves a minority.

the irony is there is isnt any distinguishable genetic difference that can be reliably measured between the skin color attribute of race.

oh and I think everyone should see monuments like this:

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#38 Edited by LoganX77 (1057 posts) -

@tryit: There are genetic diffrences between races but more importantly its the cultural difference.

That statue doesn't do much for me especially when you consider it was white people that ended slavery and african nations still enslave each other to this day.

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@tryit: There are genetic diffrences between races but more importantly its the cultural difference.

That statue doesn't do much for me especially when you consider it was white people that ended slavery and african nations still enslave each other to this day.

there isnt genetic differences that is the funny part.

meaning if you put together a bunch of people you think are 'black' and another group of people you think are 'white' guess what? the genetics mix and match between the two.

you can not look at a persons skin color or culture and know which of their genetic make up they are.

that is a fact.

regarding the statue, good for you not really relevant to what I said though. its part of human history, not YOUR personal history

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#40 Posted by LoganX77 (1057 posts) -

@tryit: Race is a real thing though classified by people. So what is your argument exactly?

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#41 Edited by TryIt (12011 posts) -

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@tryit: Race is a real thing though classified by people. So what is your argument exactly?

I am saying that you can have a person that is visually black and living multiple generations in a black culture but is genetically actually white.

the genetic differences and how we parse people into groups do not match. please people put some brain power into this.

and regarding culture, what is white culture? David Duke or John Stewart?

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#42 Posted by comp_atkins (35232 posts) -

@joebones5000 said:

White males are the most oppressed group in this country. Having white skin and being treated like a first class citizen while receiving preferential treatment everywhere I go is just too much to bear.

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#43 Posted by KungfuKitten (25830 posts) -

I don't know what woke means. So I guess I'm not woke? Woke is aware of something?

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#44 Posted by TryIt (12011 posts) -

@KungfuKitten said:

I don't know what woke means. So I guess I'm not woke? Woke is aware of something?

I think its a term made up by the Right wing but they claim it to be something leftys are saying but we arent

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#45 Posted by Jacanuk (16441 posts) -

@sonicare said:

I can only be half woke, but I heard from many woman that they're not so great. Are you woke?

LOL woke .

No i am not "woke" and neither do i wish to be since it does not exist.

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#46 Posted by TryIt (12011 posts) -

@Jacanuk said:
@sonicare said:

I can only be half woke, but I heard from many woman that they're not so great. Are you woke?

LOL woke .

No i am not "woke" and neither do i wish to be since it does not exist.

since what does not exist?

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#47 Posted by Jacanuk (16441 posts) -

@tryit said:
@Jacanuk said:
@sonicare said:

I can only be half woke, but I heard from many woman that they're not so great. Are you woke?

LOL woke .

No i am not "woke" and neither do i wish to be since it does not exist.

since what does not exist?

What do you think?

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#48 Posted by judaspete (2592 posts) -

I consider myself woke. All it really entails is to be aware of and acknowledge that there are certain groups of people who may face challenges or assumptions that I don't.

The opposite being someone like my dad, who seems to think racism disappeared a few moments after desegregation happened.

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#49 Posted by TryIt (12011 posts) -

@Jacanuk said:
@tryit said:
@Jacanuk said:
@sonicare said:

I can only be half woke, but I heard from many woman that they're not so great. Are you woke?

LOL woke .

No i am not "woke" and neither do i wish to be since it does not exist.

since what does not exist?

What do you think?

racism, sexism, corportate fraud? or just racism? or just parts of sexism?

I dont know, kinda a bold claim to say all those things dont exist

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#50 Edited by LoganX77 (1057 posts) -

@tryit: You said someone can live like a black person and be considered black but be genetically white.. that makes no sense. If there is no difference between genetics then how could they be considered white or black genetically?

As for your second question white culture is both. From redneck country, to dude bro surfers , to emo goth to heavy metal rockers.

Black culture is Jazz culture, thug culture, hip hop culture etc. At least thats what the cultures are in the West.