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Facebook, whose legendary misogyny means that breast-feeding images posted by mothers are considered taboo and pulled as soon as they’re noticed, has managed to lurch into action and take down a race-hate page in Australia after a storm erupted on Twitter. The page, which was called Aboriginal Memes, offered up a string of …

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Well yes.

Boobs being used as intended are a much greater threat to the ongoing progress of human culture than juvenile hatred-humour.

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Get Over It

Why is race based jokes "Race Hatred"? At best it's a lack of respect. You don't have to hate someone, not to respect them. If they don't want to be sterotyped, don't be sterotypical. The Aboriginals need do to something about their image problem, instead of just trying to hide it.

At the end of the day every race has jokes about every other race. Ditto for sex and religion. You can have a laugh or you can try threats of legal action to suppress it and waste everyones time and money.

What does Australia and McDonalds have in common?

Both are run by a redheaded clown.

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Don't worry Thorne

They cover that in Personal Development class when you get to year 8.

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"They cover that in Personal Development class when you get to year 8."

Is that one of those touchy feely classes that schools do to avoid educating children?

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Re: Don't worry Thorne

No it is one of those classes that (in theory at least) teaches life skills like hygiene and social interaction. You know, the stuff that makes you pass for human rather than an animal or an extremely inefficient adding-machine.

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Re: Don't worry Thorne

"No it is one of those classes that (in theory at least) teaches life skills like hygiene and social interaction. You know, the stuff that makes you pass for human rather than an animal or an extremely inefficient adding-machine."

You need a class to wash your hands or talk to people??? Sounds like a high school version of an "Arts Degree"

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Re: Don't worry Thorne

Some people clearly do.

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@AC

Some people don't care if their kids are stinky sociopaths. As long as they get TEH HIGH SCORZ!!111!!!! in the tests and become good little middle-managers.

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And some people do care. It's called parenting and usually happens before the child gets to year 8. Usually these same parents also care about the high scores and get annoyed with touchy feely crap time wasting subjects.

Strangely it's the parents who don't care about stinky sociopath children also don't care about their scores and no stupid high school course is going to change that

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Careful there, Thorne. You don't want to suggest that parents should interfere with what is, after all, the proper responsibility of the state.

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"Careful there, Thorne. You don't want to suggest that parents should interfere with what is, after all, the proper responsibility of the state."

All your children are belong to us

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Re: Don't worry Thorne

Hmmm I must have insulted five artists

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Re: Don't worry Thorne

@ac 03:48 - I would have thought that a key part of social interaction (even online) would have been introducing yourself properly, and actually responding to the original post with something considered and thoughtful rather than a pre-school ad-hominem throw away.

Thorne has raised a very interesting question, which is whether mockery and a lack of respect is equivalent to hate speech and thus deserving censorship. Do you have something intelligent to add to this ?

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Actually the page is still freely available

A quick serch on facebook will bring it up https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Controversial-Humor-Aboriginal-memes/228939573876474

or just search aboriginal Memes.

Its not that hard

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Re: Actually the page is still freely available

Even if Facebook does delete it, it'll still be on the internet (most likely 4Chan)

Just search for Aboriginal taking the dog for a walk or crackatinny tribe.

But now lets push it under the carpet and pretend it doesn't exist. OK?

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Re: Actually the page is still freely available

Since when does 4chan follow facebook's memes?! If anything it's presence on facebook makes it *less* likely to appear on 4chan (although I'm sure there are a heap of kiddies who like shit like this on facebook to show their friends that they're "down" with all the 4chan memes).

Sadly facebook is descending into a very poor imitation of 4chan - one where vanity has taken over from anonymity, where it's not enough to simply troll, everyone wants to be given credit for it. IMO this is no different to all that "like in 3 secs lol!" and "like to show respect" bullshit. It's just the next step after that Kony 2012 BS.

Also, once you put your name to something on facebook it's more than just a comment in the ether - there's consequences for it. And everyone who has liked this page, for better or worse, has done so publicly.

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