Re: Vicious Racism was RE: Reparations

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Thu Aug 02 2001 - 11:56:37 MDT

From: "Mike Lorrey" <>
> The truest test of whether a statement is racist is if it offends no
> matter who says it. If one person can say it as a joke and get a pass on
> it, and another person says it and it offends, it's not racist.

Aside from providing a rational test for these issues, this (brilliant!)
method also gives us all a method that is easy to use and applicable to any
situation. Thank you for the contribution, Mike.

Applying this test to reparations is precisely what Fred Reed has done, as any
careful reader can ascertain.

--J. R.

Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, and ego.

     Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
     but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
     (Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)

We won't move into a better future until we debunk religiosity, the most
regressive force now operating in society.

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