Olentzero, I never said “all WASPs hate Catholics and Jews and Muslims and whoever isn’t white and Protestant.” I never used the word ‘hate’ at all. Lou used the word hate in his OP, “Why do everyone hate Catholics.” I said WASPs have discriminated against Catholics and other non-Wasps. Some people on the thread seemed to agree with me that there has been evidence of this. Why was the term WASP invented in the first place? To describe the group of people who seem to dominate the US economically and politically. The term was invented by an Ivy league sociologist, not a racist block head.
“And the only thing I hate is the kind of blanket statements people like you make blaming a whole section of the population for the actions of a few of their members.” I never said ALL WASPs are guilty of discrimination. I was just trying to say throughout American history there seems to be cases of it. Likewise, most southerners did not own slaves, but the some who did were enough to cause trouble.
The thing I hate is a bulletin board member who reads too much into other members postings and misquotes them.
“The SDMB is here to fight ignorance, and your statement did fuck-all to accomplish that goal. If you can’t add something positive to a thread, come here to the Pit and spout.”
I have made several postings to threads that are positive. I thought reprashing the thread to say ‘discriminates’ instead of ‘hates’, as the OP had said, was a positive addition to the thread.
Ptvroman wrote, "To even imply that his assasination was because of his religeous beliefs is assinine. "
Well, I didn’t say Kennedy’s religion caused his assination, I just pointed out he was assinated before his term ended. Why did Oswald shoot him? I don’t know, political differences probably, but religious differences may have been part of the cause. We don’t know. Most people aren’t even sure Oswald was the shooter (conspiracy/cover-up theories).
I think you are assinine to deny the role of religious/racial differences in assinations. Do you not think racial issues is one of the reasons MLK was assinated?
“My mother always believed that you had to be Catholic to get to heaven. Shows how much she knows.”
I thought Catholics (and other Christians?) believed you had to be baptised to go to heaven, but I am no religion expert.