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How "WHITEY" is keeping the SCOTS down!!!!!!

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by stryker, Mar 4, 2002.

  1. stryker

    stryker TRIBE Member

    About GODDAMN time that our struggle has been brought to the attention of of the masses (even if they are SUN readers!). So if anyone on this board thinks that i'm not politically correct or sexist or predjudice or whatever "buzz" word you want to use remember this article! I think everyone could take a lesson from us, and lighten up a bit and remember that a joke is a joke.
    And if that's still not good enough then SUCK ON MY BAGPIPES!!!

    By STEPHEN LAUTENS (THE Toronto Sun 03/04/02)

    The Scots have it tough. In an age of ethnic and cultural hyper-sensitivity, the Scots are apparently the only people left who can be made fun of in public with impunity.

    For any other ethnic group, the Human Rights Commissions are ready to jump on you if you so much as ask for a flesh-coloured bandage. Last year, Mayor Mel Lastman spent a month apologizing for his ridiculous comment about ending up in a pot if he went to Africa. If brains were considered a delicacy by Mel's imaginary cannibals, they'd starve.

    In a case of reverse sensitivity, a couple of weeks back, Alliance Senator Gerry St. Germain got into trouble for saying the Metis were cheated because "whitey stole all the land." Senator St. Germain is Metis but ended up sounding like a character on some lame Sanford and Son episode from the '70s. Still, everyone jumped on him using slang to describe an entire race.

    Besides, as a whitey myself, I didn't steal land from anyone. I think the people we bought our house from were actually Greek.

    The other day I found myself in the ridiculous position of correcting a Chinese friend who referred to her own son as "Oriental."

    "We don't call people "Oriental anymore," I corrected her. "The proper term is now "Asian."

    "Well, someone better tell us Orientals," she replied, "because no one mentioned it at our last meeting."

    There will always be some real racist lunkheads who'll never learn, but the rest of us have become extremely careful about racial and cultural references.

    Except for the way we treat the Scots.

    In spite of all the cultural sensitivity lessons in the world, for some reason it's still acceptable to make fun of the Scots. Comedians put on red wigs and kilts to sell everything from oatmeal to golf courses. For some reason, a grinning Scot can be a store mascot to show the value of saving a penny, but a high school production of the Merchant of Venice will draw an angry crowd.

    How else could someone like Quebec Premier Bernard Landry stand up and say in a recent speech: "There are millions of Scots. Only one of them has marked the history of humanity in a decisive way. His name is Adam Smith."

    Replace the world "Scot" with "black" or "Jew" and see how offensive it sounds.

    Besides -- Landry is phenomenally ignorant of the Scottish people's contribution to the world. There are the obvious examples, like James Watt's steam engine or Alexander Graham Bell's telephone.

    Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, but he never patented it in the hope that it would become as cheap and plentiful as possible for the good of all mankind -- something those greedy bio-tech companies should remember as they patent the cure for cancer.

    JJR MacLeod co-discovered insulin, James Young Simpson pioneered in the use of anesthetics, and Joseph Lister developed antiseptic surgery and sterile instruments -- something to remember the next time you have your appendix out.

    Kirkpatrick MacMillan designed and built the first foot-pedal bicycle, and Hubert Booth invented the vacuum cleaner. Other Scots' contributions to the world are television, radar, colour photography, tires and the thermos.

    The Scots busted sod and helped build this country but, in spite of all this, they remain the one and maybe only ethnic group that's still fair game for stereotypes.

    So how many Scots does it take to screw in a light bulb?

    One. You have a problem with that? :D
  2. patri©k

    patri©k TRIBE Member


    fattyp©2002 <---- enjoys the occassional haggis/chitterlings
  3. Cheer Bear

    Cheer Bear TRIBE Member

    Wow...the scots actually did some important shit. Who'da thunk it?
  4. stryker

    stryker TRIBE Member

    It's True, It's True....... we are god's gift to the planet!
    My dad's got a linen poster/cloth thing thats got a list of 200+ scottish contibutions to the world.
    Especially the deep fried mars bar!!!! :)

  5. JayIsBored

    JayIsBored TRIBE Member


    willy - and this is how willy waters. now you take the hoose.
    nelson - the moose?
    willy - the hoose! the hoose!
    nelson - is this right? *sprays willy*
    willy - ahck! turn off the noozle!
    nelson - the noodles? what noodles?
    willy - the noozle at the end of the hoose!
  6. stryker

    stryker TRIBE Member

  7. silver1

    silver1 TRIBE Member

    What about the Irish? Can we still make fun of them?


    Hey I'm polish and there still isn't any shortage of "Polack" jokes.
  8. MBoy

    MBoy TRIBE Member

    Skinner: Pull Willy, Pull!

    Willy: I'm doin' all the pullin' ye blouse wearin' poodle walker.

  9. MBoy

    MBoy TRIBE Member

    **Teaching french class during teacher strike**

    "Bonjouuuuurrrrrrr..... Ya cheese eatin' surrender monkeys!"
  10. Boo

    Boo TRIBE Member

    Ya, us Irish get made fun of just as much.

    Kent Brockman: "Drunken behaviour and streetbrawls, are these the things we think of when we think or the Irish?"

    Heck everyone uses the term "Micky" when describing the baby bottles of booze. Even though its taken from "Mick" which is the slang term for Irish people.

    St. Patricks Day is just a reason to get bombed.

    Geeze I'm so mad at all this Irish stereotyping, I almost spilt my beer on my keyboard! :D
  11. silver1

    silver1 TRIBE Member

    Yes but the Germans have Oktoberfest giving people a reason to get bombed for a week ;) (and in Germany it's a month!)
  12. stryker

    stryker TRIBE Member

    Absolutley, making fun of Irish people should be a national pastime!

  13. Boo

    Boo TRIBE Member

    Yes but in Ireland its a year round thing :)


    Damn Luxembourg - taking our spotlight for #1 :(

    But its almost double Canada's consumption which is ranked 30th - heck even the Americans beat us :mad:

    Maybe if they take account of our recent gold medal victory it may go up :D
  14. Boo

    Boo TRIBE Member

    And on a seperate note ... look at the pretty colours on the smiley's in my post :rolleyes:
  15. patri©k

    patri©k TRIBE Member

    irish people rule


    fattyp©2002 <----- had ancestors die in the potato famine. :D

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