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Dude, Stop Microaggressing My People – The Plight of German Americans

College campuses across the nation recently played host to “Cinco de Drinko”-styled parties celebrating the Mexican holiday “Cinco de Mayo,” which commemorates the Battle of Puebla.

Steadfast Mexican national-holiday-legitimacy defenders did their best to try to stymie the partygoers before they could ignorantly and shamelessly appropriate Mexican culture for their own tequila-drinking needs.

One particularly brave cautionary poster was posted outside of Haines Hall on the UCLA campus on Monday:

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In the wake of these dark festivities, at which bumbling white people dared speak high school-level Spanish and wear certain types of hats, I would like to follow in this brave culture-defender’s footsteps and call attention to the plight of another oppressed group of people currently residing in America: German-Americans.

I am a cultural and ethnic mosaic: half German, a quarter Swedish, an eighth Swiss, and an eighth Norwegian. That makes me “Sub-Scandinavian Anglo-European Heterodox American/Questioning” (look it up, it’s one of the 51 ethnicities you can choose from on Facebook).

However, though I may practice certain Scandinavian cultural norms and I subscribe to the social constructs of the power structures of Switzerland, I identify predominantly as German-American.

You may be wondering what forms of oppression my people are subject to? Let me enlighten you—though you may have to think long and hard about where you have seen these types of oppression because they largely take the form of microaggressions and structural racial animus deeply ingrained in American society. You simply cannot understand this sort of oppression or even notice its existence unless you are a part of the oppressed people, therefore you’ll have to take my word for it that it exists, and that it hurts.

This whole Cinco de Drinko fiasco hit home for me because it reminded me of a particular German celebration that Americans blithely appropriate for their own drinking needs (beer in this case): Oktoberfest.

I have many friends that studied abroad in Europe over the past year, and their itineraries all contained one commonality: they all made sure to attend an Oktoberfest celebration in order to engage in massive beer consumption.

Here’s a picture of boorish Americans having fun at my culture’s expense:

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The perpetuation of negative stereotypes we see here is rather astounding. Do Americans think we all have long blonde hair and blue eyes? Are these three really so bold as to caricature my people as being chronic suspender wearers? I bet they’re all speaking their filthy high school German, too.

Above all, the worst aspect of this is that these Americans perpetuate the negative stereotype that Germans get hammered and go nuts—notice the guy on the right crossing his eyes in blatant microaggression?

I’d be willing to wager my American comrades know nothing about the history behind Oktoberfest—that it is a celebration of the nuptials of King Ludwig I. They’re simply having too much ignorant fun.

My culture is not yours to appropriate.

Wait, now that I think about it, I’m actually not even sure what “appropriating a culture” means… well, anyway, at least I know that my ability to live my life the way I wish is severely diminished when I see my friends getting bashed whilst donning German garb and blonde wigs. Or is it? Nevermind, lost my train of thought…

Though cultural appropriation is despicable, microaggression is even worse.

During my sophomore year, in the last session of my molecular biology course, my instructor was showing us a slideshow of careers we could have with a molecular biology degree when a slide of two older, white men doing science came up on the screen. The instructor proceeded to say: “We have too many old, white men in lab coats, I am hoping all of you will help change that as you become scientists.”

Wait, was that a microaggression or macroaggression against me? Let me check my critical race theory textbook real quick.

People sometimes tell me: you’re being too sensitive. So what if your friends are having fun with a German holiday? Have fun with them, laugh with them, and make fun of your own culture a little bit with them too! It’ll be fun—a little self-deprecation never hurt anybody!

They just don’t understand. My Germanness is what defines me more than anything else. Not the values I might share with my non-German American friends, nor the goals, nor the sense of humor I might share. I am German and they are not. I take pride in being German first, American second.

As for the molecular biology course incident, I’ll turn the humor off for a second.

That actually happened, and the quote relays what the instructor, whom I won’t name, said nearly verbatim.

How did I respond to this clearly racist professor’s stupid remarks? I laughed out loud, promptly decided she was an idiot, and simply decided not to take another class from her.

College Fix contributor Josh Hedtke is a student at UCLA.

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  • VickiBRobinson

    Steadfast Mexican national-holiday-legitimacy defenders did their best to try to stymie the partygoers before they could ignorantly and shamelessly appropriate Mexican culture for their own tequila-drinking needs. http://num.to/9177-3842-2981

  • VickiBRobinson

    Mowry, along with senior Jene Johnson – who stars as the video’s lovable crooner – created the parody song for a campus project. http://num.to/9177-3842-2981

  • JAG39

    At least you can go to Munich and find a celebration. Where, in Mexico, can you find a Cinco de Mayo celebration?

    • musterion

      It’s sort of like trying to find a big St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Ireland.

    • Josh Hedtke

      Nowhere. So what?

  • Joseph Muldoon

    I don’t know why more people don’t call bullshit on the very notion that “Latinos” are entitled to a race card.

    For starters, the Spaniards are white Europeans. The Spanish were every bit as racist, Indian killing, black enslaving, and imperialist as the British. In fact the vast majority of blacks taken from Africa to the New World (95%) were taken by the Spanish and Portuguese to serve as slaves in Latin-America. The British were the last European power to get involved in the black slave trade and the first to get out. The Spanish (along with the Portuguese) were the first in and the last out (in fact Spain had to be pressured by Britain to get out; they didn’t want to).

    It’s pretty Orwellian that Christopher Columbus should be regarded by the left as the quintessential white racist bogeyman when in fact he sailed for Spain and his Indian killing men were Spanish Conquistadors.

    As for Mexico, it is one of the more mixed Latin-American countries. But about a third of the population is still white (Spanish). At least another third are mixed but nevertheless still look more like European than Amerindian. The remainder are really Amerindians who are no more ‘Latin’ or Spanish than Jamaicans are English or Haitians are French. That’s a pretty thin claim to a ‘colored’ pedigree.

    Then there’s all the recent hubbub about ‘white privilege’. It’s 2014 and we have a black president, so talk of there being some inherent ‘privilege’ in being white strike most people as strained. But Mexicans (along with most Hispanics) were classified as white in the US until the 1980s. So their ancestors would have benefitted from whatever privilege is associated with being considered white when counted most. In fact when asked to self identify by race in addition to ‘Hispanic origin’ most Hispanics self identified as white on the 2010 census.

    Hispanics are about 17% of the population. If we look at whites by individual ethnic group rather than collectively as “whites” (something the left usually claims they want us to do), we see there are none that are as large in number as Hispanics (the next 4 largest are Germans at 16.5%, Irish at 11.9%, English at 9%, and Italians at 5.7%). This is an ethnic plurality, not a minority.

    [Bring this fact up to a lefty and you’ll find that they will rather quickly get second thoughts about de-emphasizing whiteness.]

    I also find it curious how “Eurocentrism” is said to be one of the greatest evils to ever plague humanity. But the left is utterly indifferent and or oblivious to the Eurocentrism inherent in referring to Latin-American Indians as “Latinos” or “Hispanics”.

    The whole spectacle of a group with such a wishy washy claim to “person-of-color-hood” speaking as though they have a comparable history and moral authority with regard to racial issues as blacks is ridiculous. No group has benefitted more from the US’s race conundrums than “Latinos”; they counted as white when it was most convenient yet enjoy all the benefits of being regarded as “people of color” today. As John Wayne used to say, it’s ri- goddamn-diculous.

    • Seriously?

      My maternal grandmother was the first person in her family born in the United States. The family were all recent Italian immigrants. She learned to speak Spanish, so she could claim to be “Hispanic” and avoid the overt hostility and discrimination of being “Italian.”
      As a side note, the largest lynching in U.S. history was the mass lynching of 11 Italians (who at the time were considered “colored”) in New Orleans.

      • Joseph Muldoon

        You’re a friggin lying sack of shit. The term “Hispanic” didn’t even enter the US lexicon as a distinct ethnic category until the 1980s. Italians were never considered “colored”. The country is named for an Italian for crisakes. The governor of Mississippi in 1900 -the most racist state in the US when it was at its most racist – was an Italian (Governor Longino). You’re regurgitating whiteness studies propaganda but doing it real bad.

        The worst lynchings on the US occurred during the Civil War draft riots on NYC. Hundreds of blacks were lunched in the span of a few days. The lynchings you refer to involving Italians occurred after a police chief had been murders by a mobster. A nasty case of vigilante ‘justice’ and xenophobia but hardly comparable to racist lynchings of blacks.

        • Seriously?

          Thank you for revealing your true colors.

          Actually, the lynching occurred in 1891. Thanks for getting all your facts wrong. Nothing like reading a bigot’s writing. It is kinda funny seeing how ignorance and hate warps the mind.

          Oh . . . by the way bigot boy, half of the lynchings in the South were of white Republicans. But, hey you know all about everything and everyone’s family history, because . . . well you are a self-proclaimed lord of knowledge. You will be held to a strict scrutiny standard, and any failure to be absolutely accurate in your facts will be considered a deliberate lie on your part. Because well, you cant help but be a jerk and engage in ad hominem attacks like a mental midget.

          • Joseph Muldoon

            “Actually, the lynching occurred in 1891. Thanks for getting all your facts wrong.”

            The fact that the aforementioned lynching took place in the late 1800s instead of the early 1900s is a minor detail; especially when compared to your preposterous claim that this was the largest lynching in US history. Do yourself a favor and read about the Civil War draft riot lynchings of blacks before you make such a colossal ass of yourself again.

            “Nothing like reading a bigot’s writing. It is kinda funny seeing how ignorance and hate warps the mind. The continents are named after an Italian not the country, but please continue to spew your hatred and bigotry. Nothing like a racist to tell everyone how smart and superior he is.”

            Wow. You are incredibly confused. The rather the country is named for continents named for an Italian doesn’t alter the fact that the country is named for an Italian. And pointing out that not only the country, but TWO continents are named for an Italian really doesn’t help your case, lol.

            You have a serious case of oppression envy, don’t you? Why not just claim to be part Indian like Ward Churchill? It would be considerably less lame than this bit.

            As for the suggestion that pointing out that the country is named for an Italian constitutes bigotry, all I can say is there must be a LOT of drool in the vicinity of your keyboard (or on your smartphone). Probably all over your mom’s basement.

            “Oh . . . by the way bigot boy, half of the lynchings in the South were of white Republicans.”

            And that is relevant because… ? You are going to make some psychiatrist very rich some day.

            “But, hey you know all about everything and everyone’s family history, because . . . well you are a self-proclaimed lord of knowledge.”

            Please. Take. Your. Meds.

            Now.

            “You will be held to a strict scrutiny standard, and any failure to be absolutely accurate in your facts will be considered a deliberate lie on your part.”

            By the guy who claims his grandma claimed to be Hispanic (before the term was even used in the US) to avoid being oppressed for being Italian? That makes about as much sense as a Puerto Rican trying to evade oppression by claiming to be black.

            You. Need. Help.

            “Because well, you are all knowing, and cant help but be a jerk and engage in ad hominem attacks like a mental midget.”

            Mental midget!? Oh!! Ableism!! Ableism!! Oh, the blatant bigotry!!

          • Seriously?

            Joseph Muldoon: “The fact that the aforementioned lynching took place in the late 1800s instead of the early 1900s is a minor detail.”

            Weird. Lets see an admission that you are wrong, along with an attempt to avoid responsibility for your error after a vicious attack because someone else may have missed a “minor detail.”

            Yet, you call someone who may have made a mistake when it comes to a “minor detail” a “lying sack of shit.” Good job, some minor adequacy issues there?

            The fact that more people were lynched in NYC during the Civil War is not the same as a “mass lynching.”

            Considering the fact that Italy and thus “Italians” did not exist until the 19th century one has to wonder if you know anything about history. The fact that you don’t know that Italians were considered “colored” demonstrates a massive lack of knowledge.

            Do you really believe that the accepted name of the continents has anything to do with the relations between Italian immigrants and the people who immigrated to America before them? Do you really believe the founding fathers were all: “it’s named after an Italian (before Italy even existed,) so we are pro-Italian?”

            Sorry, I don’t do psychiatry. The APA is the same organization that said homosexuality was a mental disorder. It is hopelessly political and not scientific. Psychology is called a “soft science” for a reason.

            I’m sorry, I’m not the one who pranced in and started throwing ad hominem attacks. So yes, you will be held to the standard that you tried to use as a lever to buttress your position.

            Personally, I believe your only value is as a possible source of raw meat and hide.

          • ShermanLogan

            United States of America. Amerigo Vespucci was an Italian navigator.

        • Kram

          More whites have been murdered by blacks than blacks lynched by anyone.

          • ShermanLogan

            Over the entire history of the country, we may be close to equal numbers killed. MANY more blacks were killed by whites than the reverse in the distant past. Many more whites have been killed by blacks than the reverse in the recent past.

            This is paralleled by the history of “race riots.” Prior to the 1950s, race riots largely, though not exclusively consisted of white attacking blacks. For the last 50 years, they have consisted largely, though not exclusively, of blacks attacking whites. And, of course, burning down their own neighborhoods.

        • ShermanLogan

          Yo’re confused. 120 people is the total official death count in the NYC draft riots. It’s possible somewhat more were killed, but not “hundreds.”

          Also, most of those who died were rioters killed by the Union troops called in from the battlefield. Most of them were Irish, not black. They learned the hard way that men who’d been battling RE Lee for years are not to be intimidated by Paddy O’Rourke.

          11 black men were killed in the rioting, not “hundreds.”

          The New Orleans lynchings were when the Mafia figured out that tangling with the KKK was a losing strategy. It is also quite possibly a major reason the US Mafia has always had a taboo against killing police, prosecutors, judges, etc., unlike their Italian counterparts. (Not that US mafiosi haven’t sometimes violated that taboo.)

          • Joseph Muldoon

            If you want to tell someone “you’re confused” you might want to spell “you’re” correctly (telling someone “Yo’re confused” makes you look more confused).

            I have no problem conceding my understanding of the number of blacks lynched was way too high. Estimates vary but the most common estimate of the number of blacks lynched is 11, with the official death toll being 119.

            Reports like this (http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/opinionator/2013/07/26/black-new-york-and-the-draft-riots/) from the NY Times fuel confusion about the events:

            “Estimates of white and black people killed in the four days of rioting ranged from 74 to 1,200.”

            Nevertheless it was a widespread 4 day riot directed largely at blacks which reportedly left scores wounded even by conservative estimates.

            The point here is that Seriously’s attempt to argue that Italians were considered “colored” and were regularly lynched in the old south is ridiculous. This case with the 11 Italians being lynched in the aftermath of the murder of a popular police chief believed to have been killed by mobsters was a singular event and not representative of how Italians were treated. They faced discrimination for sure but nothing like that encountered by Blacks. This guy was claiming his grandmother claimed to be Hispanic (before the term was even in wide use) to avoid being oppressed as an Italian.

            That’s the point here. I have no axe to grind about the civil war draft riots, though it was certainly a far worse day for blacks than this New Orleans incident was for Italians.

          • Seriously?

            Weird. Joseph, you claimed that “Hispanic” didn’t even enter the American “lexicon” until the 1980s. As evidence of this you state that it didn’t officially appear as an option (for ethnicity) in the U.S. Census until the 1980 census. Yet, somehow the Congressional Hispanic Caucus was started in 1976.

            You do know that African-American and Native-American did not appear on the U.S. Census until the 20th century. However, there seems to be evidence that African-Americans and Native-Americans were in the United States prior to the 20th century.

            Hispanic has been used to describe people from Spain or the Iberian peninsula for well over a 1,000 years. Yet, you insist that Hispanics did not exist as an ethnic group until they were officially labeled by the U.S. government. Good job.

            Also, nice attempt to deceive by deliberately misreading the point about Northern Italians and Southern Italians. The point was not about how they saw each other in Italy. The point was about how Southern Italians were received in the United States. They had darker skinned and thus were considered “colored.” Perhaps you can show me where the term “colored” first appeared in the U.S. Census as a racial or ethnic option.

            Cheers.

          • Joseph Muldoon

            Hispanic did not take on its current racial connotation as something other than white until very recently and almost exclusively in the US. Spanish people and Latin Americans weren’t referred to commonly as “Hispanics”. If you want to insist otherwise be my guest; you’re only broadcasting your ignorance.

            But even if for the sake of argument we were to say that Hispanic was in use in your grandmother’s time your claim that she claimed to be Hispanic to avoid being oppressed as an Italian remains the most absurd claim ever written online.

            I’ve already been through the issues with you I’m not beating dead horses and I’ve already wasted enough time talking to a moron here (you).

            I will just point out the following: you are incredibly confused. You came on here speaking as a right winger who resents Hispanic claims of victimhood. I actually happen to agree that Hispanic claims of ‘oppression’ are ridiculous.

            But you are more ridiculous because you attempt to combat Hispanic race card playing by employing even more radically lefty propaganda which would have us feel pity for Italians as oppressed or formerly oppressed ‘coloreds’. You are therefore a complete moron. You respond to PC race rhetoric and overwrought claims of ‘oppression’ made by ‘Latino activists’ by seeking an even bigger pity party for Italians.

            Italians are white and have never been categorized as anything other than white in the US or northern Italy or anywhere else. Hell, Hispanics who are actually Spaniards and not significantly mixed with Mesoamerican Indians or the descendants of their former black slaves are white. The indigenous populations of most of the middle east and North Africa are Caucasian for crisakes. Give it up. You have no right to race card. You’re not gonna win this “Southern Italians are negroes” argument.

            Now go take your meds.

            Please.

            You need to get out more Seriously. You sound like a 40 year old virgin or something. Time to move our of mommy’s house, ya know?

            Cheers.

          • Seriously?

            Ah poor boy prances in makes outrageous claims, concedes every point he tried to make and is now upset. Poor boy.

            It has been repeatedly demonstrated on this thread that you are dishonest. That is not a good character trait to have. It will not serve you well.

            Joseph Muldoon:
            “Hispanic did not take on its current racial connotation as something other than white until very recently”

            This was exactly my point. During the time I was talking about “Hispanic” did not have the “racial connotation as something other than white.” Once again you concede the point then you whine and insult.

            The fact that you are woefully unaware of the fact that Italians were considered colored in the early 20th century is sad. Please remember that just because something is not “officially” labeled by whites does not mean it does not exist. Good job.

            Joseph Muldoon:
            “I’ve already been through the issues with you I’m not beating dead horses and I’ve already wasted enough time talking to a moron here (you).”

            Yes, you have conceded every issue you tried to make as inaccurate. I suspect this is due to dishonesty and not stupidity on your part.

            Joseph Muldoon:
            “I will just point out the following: you are incredibly confused. You came on here speaking as a right winger who resents Hispanic claims of victimhood.”

            You are the one who is confused, because I have already stated that affirmative action actually benefits me, since I have what is commonly called a “terminal” degree and I’m white. These benefits are the result of bigoted assumptions made by people, assumptions not unlike yours.

            Further, if I wanted to I could claim to be “Hispanic,” because I was born and raised in New Mexico, (the percentage of Hispanics and non-Hispanic Whites in New Mexico are the close to the same) and New Mexico recognizes Spanish as an official language.

            Sorry, reading books and looking stuff up online is not a complete substitute for actual experience.

            I’m not seeking pity for Italians. I am simply pointing out that perceptions change. If you want to know more about certain prejudices in early 20th century America, then you should lookup the Immigration Act of 1924 to see who the real targets were.

            Why would I seek pity for Italians when I can use the Hispanic card? You are terribly confused and apparently very bigoted.

            Joseph Muldoon:
            “Now go take your meds.”
            This is why I asked if you have any actual education, training, or experience in medicine or psychology. I certainly hope you aren’t trying to practice medicine without a license. You know that is illegal, right? However, given your apparent inability to be honest, it would not surprise me if you engaged in that sort of activity.

            Joseph Muldoon:
            “You need to get out more Seriously. You sound like a 40 year old virgin or something. Time to move out of mommy’s house, ya know?”

            Uh oh, the old “I have sex, so I’m cool” attack. You must be in your teens or early twenties if you have sex on your mind so much. Looks like you first you had an anal obsession now you have a sex obsession. But, I will give you credit for saying house instead of basement, since there are very few basements in New Mexico, because of Radon.

          • Joseph Muldoon

            TL; DR.

            All you do here is (1) say something remarkably uninformed (2) get called on it (3) respond by modifying or denying your original claim.

            You’re the most uninformed person on the Internet. You’re a right winger who complains about Hispanic identity politics by promoting Italian identity politics. You’re the most confused person I’ve ever encountered online.

            The first thing you need to decide is of you want to be a right wing Fox newsy type of guy who hates identity politics or a left wing me-not-white-too identity politics whore fantasizing about Italians as coloreds.

            Look, if you have some sort of oppression fetish that can only be satisfied by imaging your southern Italian ancestors were once considered ‘colored’ either in the US or by northern Italians, have at it. Maybe you can buy some striped pajamas and make a toy cage in your mom’s basement, and get her to dress like a Nazi and scream “guinea” at you – that should really get your rocks off. I leave you to your very very weird fantasy world.

            Cheers.

          • Seriously?

            Joseph
            Muldoon @ 8:53, 5/21/2014:
            I’ve already been through the issues with you I’m not beating dead horses and I’ve already wasted enough time talking to a moron here (you).”

            Joseph Muldoon @ 8:59, 5/21/2014:
            “Yet you demand an even bigger pity party for Italians, so you have no business complaining here.”

            Joseph Muldoon @ 10:23, 5/21/2014:
            “All you do here is (1) say something remarkably uninformed
            (2) get called on it (3) respond by modifying or denying your original claim.

            You’re the most uninformed person on the Internet. You’re a
            right winger who complains about Hispanic identity politics by promoting Italian identity politics. You’re the most confused person I’ve ever encountered online.”

            Joseph, your complete disregard for honesty is disturbing. I thought you were done?

            It seems you have made numerous and deliberate falsehoods here. You pranced in made unfounded claims and passed judgment without having all the facts or even a modicum of evidence to support your claims. That sir is bigoted on your part.

            Lets take your comment at 10:23, 5/21/2014 first. You have
            conceded that you were wrong or not entirely accurate on every point you tried to make. If being wrong or inaccurate on every point is a win in your book, then I suspect you have never been defeated.

            Pointing out your inaccuraciesis not being “called on it.” I did not modify my original claim. You decided to deliberately misread what I wrote so you could engage in petty personal attacks. In case you were wondering deliberately misreading someone in order to attack their position is dishonest, but that is about all you have done here.

            As previously stated I benefit from both being both “white” and ‘Hispanic.” So, your fascination with “oppression fetish[es],” feces and Nazi S/M seems to be entirely on you.

            Once again, your continued references to living at home
            indicate that you are projecting.

          • Seriously?

            Joseph:
            Editing your post for more than grammatical reasons without informing people is dishonest. Go back to your hole Moby boy.

          • Joseph Muldoon

            [Pssst… You’re talking to yourself online now.

            Awkward.]

          • Joseph Muldoon

            Wow. You have crossed the line from confused to total incoherency.

            Reread your own post here when you are sober and see if it makes sense.

          • Joseph Muldoon

            Where did I identify as a ‘right winger’? You’re really interesting.

            Would you object to having fMRI images of your brain captured whilst you post such things online? It could provide numerous new insights into the brain. I’d pay you double whatever your current weekly allowance is plus a free sample pack of prozac for your trouble.

            Cheers.

          • Seriously?

            Hmm, You make three posts, without responses, and claim I’m the one talking to myself after noting an unannounced edit on your part in your 10:23, 5/21/2014 post?

            Besides, didn’t you say you were done on this thread? Why are you broadcasting your dishonesty?

            Joseph Muldoon:
            “Where did I identify as a ‘right winger’? You’re really interesting.”

            Where did I say you are a right winger? You really need to brush up on your reading comp. But, we both know, and you have pretty much admitted, that you are a Moby Troll.

            Joseph Muldoon:
            “I’d pay you double whatever your current weekly allowance is plus a free sample pack of prozac for your trouble.”

            Ah, so you are trying to practice medicine without a license. Figures, once someone steps off the cliff into dishonesty who knows where they will end up.

            Have a great night.

            [edited for grammar]

          • Joseph Muldoon

            Boy, you are really out there. You were pretty far gone before with your comments about people from New Mexico counting as Hispanic and other assorted weirdness, but this new preoccupation with grammar and edits is scary. You’re genuinely incoherent. You’ve ceased to make sense even I’m a confused way.

            I pity you and your poor mother.

            Good luck.

          • Seriously?

            Joseph Muldoon @ 8:53, 5/21/2014:
            I’ve already been through the issues with you I’m not beating dead horses and I’ve already wasted enough time talking to a moron here (you).”

            Five posts later . . .

            Joseph Muldoon:
            “[] but this new preoccupation with grammar and edits is scary. You’re genuinely incoherent. You’ve ceased to make sense even I’m a confused way.”
            I thought you were done here? Why can’t you stay true to your word?
            I was simply pointing out that you edited a post for content after a reply was made without informing the readers. This is dishonest, but dishonesty is all that you have shown yourself capable of so far.
            When you make an argument you are supposed to use this thing called “evidence.” So far, you have not used evidence. All you have done is make statements as if they are fact. The evidence you have presented has been shown to be unreliable. You really do need to learn logic and critical thinking.
            It appears you are attempting to practice medicine without a license, which is a crime. Really, do you have the training, education, experience, or license to give someone a “sample pack of Prozac?”
            It was not difficult to discern your hypocrisy and bigotry from your posts, starting with the 1st one.

          • Joseph Muldoon

            Wow. You’re really freaky.

            I haven’t made any edits to posts other than to correct the occasional typo. What exactly are you trying to say was changed? This should be interesting…

          • Seriously?

            The first paragraph of your post on 5/21/2014 @ 10:23 originally read: “The bit I did skim through indicates you are getting dumber and weirder by the minute.”

            It was then changed to: “The bit I did skim through indicates you are getting dumber and weirder by the minute (being from New Mexico does not entitle you to claim to be ‘Hispanic’ and Spanish is not an official language of NM; you’re really dumb).”

            Now that I have answered that question, would you be so kind as to confirm that you are not a doctor despite the fact that you offered a “fee sample of Prozac?” Remember practicing medicine without a license is a crime, so I will understand you taking the 5th there.

            Also, please point out where I called you a “right winger.” I know it will be very embarrassing for you to quote me, since anyone with reasonable skill in reading comprehension will have a good laugh.

          • Joseph Muldoon

            I am now convinced you are role playing a weirdo for laughs just to see how long I will take you seriously.

            Did I add that parenthetical bit about your saying citizens of New Mexicans can claim to be Hispanic after saving it once? Perhaps. I don’t remember. If I did it certainly doesn’t require an edit notice. You must really be obsessed with my posts here to notice such a thing. Really, really, REALLY weird, even if you are just role playing a weirdo here.

            As for this concern of yours that I may be practicing medicine without a license or claiming falsely to be a doctor, I actually prescribe meds and even perform experimental surgery on unsuspecting ‘patients’ all the time.

            I tell you what: I hereby offer you a thousand free samples of any prescription medication you want. I am officially prescribing meds without a license.

          • Seriously?

            The point about practicing medicine without a license goes to your lack of integrity. I’m not going to call the cops. I just wanted to point out that you make dishonest comments and this reflects on your personal values and ethics. Noticing your edits is not obsession. It is just good memory. The best part of the edit is that it came after my response, which is even more dishonest.

            You admitted to a content edit without informing the audience. Dishonest? Maybe, or, maybe you are just another Elliot Rodgers, too full of yourself to ever admit you are wrong.

            Joseph Muldoon:
            “I tell you what: I hereby offer you a thousand free samples of any prescription medication you want.”

            Please, send a thousand “samples” of oxycontin. Oh, wait . . . any real doctor wouldn’t do that. Opps.

          • Joseph Muldoon

            If you sort these posts by “best”, you will see that one of my posts is rated numero uno.

            Capiche?

  • Chapmac

    The endless witch hunt against white, christian, Americans growth old and stale. lay off, McDuff!, or we laugh back in new and unexpected ways.

  • david

    Dude, relax. You are more American than all of those european ethnicities that you mentioned. One thing that really bothers Germans is when Americans claim “Germanness” because someone several generations ago in their family was German. So relax, have a beer, and stop trying to proclaim yourself the gatekeeper of all things appropriately German

  • Joseph Muldoon

    “That actually happened, and the quote relays what the instructor, whom I won’t name, said nearly verbatim.”

    Well that’s part of the problem; you should have named her.

    Wouldn’t surprise me in the least if the prof in question was white, possibly even ‘old’, in which case I would invite her to practice what she preaches and give her job to a ‘person of color’. If she has white male children, would she tell them to avoid certain professions in which they were ‘over represented’?

  • gemiinii

    I’m half German and half Irish. I am literally the only 2 nationalities that everyone seems to be okay with dressing up as and getting wasted. Wait, let me try to get upset at the stereotypes for a second… meh, not happening. Signed, drunken nazi.

    • SKPeterson

      You forgot to add “red-headed” to “drunken nazi,” you Irish dumbkopf.

  • fred seltzer

    The Latinos around here wanted to do a Mexican BBQ. Had to cancel that. Beans kept fallin’ through the grill.

  • Mary Wilbur

    Is life so boring that in order to enjoy it you have to be drunk? Pathetic.