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Old 1st April 2019, 10:45 AM   #1
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White haters on youtube call us apemen

There is an angry young black man belonging to some strange religion that says Caucasians are part ape-man. He says that since Africans in Africa never bred with a nonhuman that black Africans are the only true humans.

I told him that Africans in Africa had indeed interbred with homo habilis. I went on to say that all hominids had intelligence and that being vaguely related to them is no insult to your heritage.

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Old 1st April 2019, 10:47 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Cainkane1 View Post
There is an angry young black man belonging to some strange religion that says Caucasians are part ape-man. He says that since Africans in Africa never bred with a nonhuman that black Africans are the only true humans.
Meh, we're distant cousins of tapeworms. Doesn't bother me.
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Old 1st April 2019, 10:51 AM   #4
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It's less ridiculous than most racism, since some native African populations are indeed "purer" Homo Sapiens than Caucasians or Asians.
It's still junk science used to support a junk argument, which is that there is some perfect genome, and humans are better the closer their genes are to the ideal.
And that idea is also held by White Supremacists racists.

In summation, it's a nice reminder that everyone can play the stupid racist game with equal or even superior authority.
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I can find guys on YouTube who think reptiles run the world. YT is not known as a bastion for rational thinking.

That said, it is my understanding that we share a substantial amount of DNA with bananas. Something like 50% IIRC. So the pureblood arguments only go so far.
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Old 1st April 2019, 11:05 AM   #6
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Meh, we're distant cousins of tapeworms. Doesn't bother me.
I come from amoeba lineage.
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I come from amoeba lineage.
I prefer to skip that part of my family history.
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Old 1st April 2019, 11:07 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Thermal View Post
I can find guys on YouTube who think reptiles run the world. YT is not known as a bastion for rational thinking.

That said, it is my understanding that we share a substantial amount of DNA with bananas. Something like 50% IIRC. So the pureblood arguments only go so far.
On youtube, I can find people who think:

The earth is flat.
A rainbow in a water sprinkler is a sign of toxic stuff in water and air.
Bad weather is caused by a secret government plot.
Chemtrailers.
9/11 truthers.
Jet pla.Ens are powered by compressed air.

To cite just a few examples. Youtube has lots of stupid **** posted by stupid people. There is also plenty of white supremacist crap as well as the black supremacist crap the OP found.

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Originally Posted by CORed View Post
On youtube, I can find people who think:

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A rainbow in a water sprinkler is a sign of toxic stuff in water and air.
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Aw, that's one of my favourites.
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Old 1st April 2019, 11:42 AM   #10
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Aw, that's one of my favourites.
There's also some woman from Hawaii who is an avid chemtrailer and thinks that any cloud that isn't a cumulus is a sign of "spraying". I haven't seen her stuff for awhile, but I haven't really looked for it either.
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Youtube has lots of stupid **** posted by stupid people. There is also plenty of white supremacist crap as well as the black supremacist crap the OP found.

The only video I ever posted on Youtube was a clip from a SyFy Pictures movie called "Bloodsuckers", because it contained a song by a band I like (and they didn't even know their song was in the movie). The title of the song was "Slave Ship", so Youtube initially associated it with videos about the historic slave trade. This resulted in incredibly racist comments being posted on my video for months. I half suspected that they were actually coming from bots targeting the video through the Youtube links.
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Originally Posted by Cainkane1 View Post
There is an angry young black man belonging to some strange religion that says Caucasians are part ape-man. He says that since Africans in Africa never bred with a nonhuman that black Africans are the only true humans.

I told him that Africans in Africa had indeed interbred with homo habilis. I went on to say that all hominids had intelligence and that being vaguely related to them is no insult to your heritage.

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Here is a more serious YouTube discussion of what we do know, and more importantly don't know about the Neanderthals your angry young black man calls "ape-man".

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Better question: WHY is your angry black protagonist so concerned about his racial purity? Has he got something to sell to fix this problem? Or is it just that he likes shouting at things on Youtube?
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Originally Posted by CORed View Post
On youtube, I can find people who think:

The earth is flat.
A rainbow in a water sprinkler is a sign of toxic stuff in water and air.
Bad weather is caused by a secret government plot.
Chemtrailers.
9/11 truthers.
Jet planes are powered by compressed air.

To cite just a few examples. Youtube has lots of stupid **** posted by stupid people. There is also plenty of white supremacist crap as well as the black supremacist crap the OP found.
Well, they sort of are, in a manner of speaking.
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Originally Posted by Cainkane1 View Post
There is an angry young black man belonging to some strange religion that says Caucasians are part ape-man. He says that since Africans in Africa never bred with a nonhuman that black Africans are the only true humans.

I told him that Africans in Africa had indeed interbred with homo habilis. I went on to say that all hominids had intelligence and that being vaguely related to them is no insult to your heritage.

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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
It's less ridiculous than most racism, since some native African populations are indeed "purer" Homo Sapiens than Caucasians or Asians.
It's still junk science used to support a junk argument, which is that there is some perfect genome, and humans are better the closer their genes are to the ideal.
And that idea is also held by White Supremacists racists.

In summation, it's a nice reminder that everyone can play the stupid racist game with equal or even superior authority.
This, but at least its marginally more reasonable for a Black supremecist to use this reasoning than for a white supremacist. All non Africans do seem to have a little bit more admixture with "non-humans", neandertals and denisovans.

The reigion was probably Kemetism or Black Israelites.
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Originally Posted by Red Baron Farms View Post
Here is a more serious YouTube discussion of what we do know, and more importantly don't know about the Neanderthals your angry young black man calls "ape-man".

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Was really expecting this to be video by The Kinks
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Forgot to link the final word on the subject:

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Originally Posted by Cainkane1 View Post
There is an angry young black man belonging to some strange religion that says Caucasians are part ape-man. He says that since Africans in Africa never bred with a nonhuman that black Africans are the only true humans.

I told him that Africans in Africa had indeed interbred with homo habilis. I went on to say that all hominids had intelligence and that being vaguely related to them is no insult to your heritage.

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My opinion is that your YouTube friend is a nut, and that it is quite unlikely that any amount of facts and logic will alter his belief.
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Opinions?
Having opinions about what you find on YouTube is sort of like having opinions about mosquitoes.

There's lots of them, and they can be really annoying, but trying to single out individuals for special treatment seems pretty much a waste of time and effort.
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There's also the point that every species in the genus Homo is human.
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There's also the point that every species in the genus Homo is human.
yes, but some are more equally human than others.
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yes, but some are more equally human than others.
Fella named Orwell wrote a story along those lines.
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I'm just proud to be a member of the same species as Veronika Zemanova. Same phenotype too. So eat your heart out, angry young black men.

Sorry, all the links contain nudity. Just google the name. If you're lucky you might find the video that shows her unloading a gatlin gun from the bare hip.
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Well, they sort of are, in a manner of speaking.
Well yes, but this guy claims the hydrocarbons are unnecessary.
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I'm just proud to be a member of the same species as Veronika Zemanova. Same phenotype too. So eat your heart out, angry young black men.

Sorry, all the links contain nudity. Just google the name. If you're lucky you might find the video that shows her unloading a gatlin gun from the bare hip.
That girl is never going to bump her nose on anything in the dark.
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The only video I ever posted on Youtube was a clip from a SyFy Pictures movie called "Bloodsuckers", because it contained a song by a band I like (and they didn't even know their song was in the movie). The title of the song was "Slave Ship", so Youtube initially associated it with videos about the historic slave trade. This resulted in incredibly racist comments being posted on my video for months. I half suspected that they were actually coming from bots targeting the video through the Youtube links.
It seems that any video that involves black people (and a lot that don't) will draw plenty of ugly comments from racist trolls.
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It's one of those Afrocentrist guys who preach from the sideways in downtown Camden, New York, Queens about how their ancestors were the Real rulers of Europe in ancient times.

I may be conflating a bunch of different Afrocentrist groups there.

It's essentially a backlash to the white supremacist narrative that was used to justify the Atlantic slave trade and subjugation in the states, West Indies.

"pig skinned Edomites!"

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Hey. The title of this thread refers to calling 'us' apemen. Is this a whites only thread? If so, I'm out this bitch.
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I need some help with the " Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology" connection..
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It seems that any video that involves black people (and a lot that don't) will draw plenty of ugly comments from racist trolls.

That's what made me think they were automated comments. My video had nothing to do with black people. It was a group of people on the bridge of a spaceship, none of whom were black, being pursued by a group of enemy spaceships. It seemed to just be the Youtube associations that attracted the comments.
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I'm just proud to be a member of the same species as Veronika Zemanova. Same phenotype too. So eat your heart out, angry young black men.

Sorry, all the links contain nudity. Just google the name. If you're lucky you might find the video that shows her unloading a gatlin gun from the bare hip.
...0 results. Who?
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...0 results. Who?
Oh I got results....but I didn't dare open any on my work computer!
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On youtube, I can find people who think:

The earth is flat.
A rainbow in a water sprinkler is a sign of toxic stuff in water and air.
Bad weather is caused by a secret government plot.
Chemtrailers.
9/11 truthers.
Jet pla.Ens are powered by compressed air.

To cite just a few examples. Youtube has lots of stupid **** posted by stupid people. There is also plenty of white supremacist crap as well as the black supremacist crap the OP found.
That is nothing, there are people who go to the mountains to prove that elevation is a conspiracy!
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...0 results. Who?
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Oh I got results....but I didn't dare open any on my work computer!
Belz must have "safe search" turned on. Apparently she's a porn star.
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That is nothing, there are people who go to the mountains to prove that elevation is a conspiracy!
No doubt they are using highly accurate measuring techniques like, "Sure doesn't look that high to me." Of course, you can't use any sort of measuring instrument, because those are all made by people who are "in on it".

I also remember seeing a video by somebody who claimed the sun was setting too far north, posted in late June from somewhere in the UK (high latitude near summer solstice; no doubt the sun was setting pretty far north).
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Belz must have "safe search" turned on. Apparently she's a porn star.
It's possible. I was searching from work.

Anyway, she's not bad, thought there is something as being too curvy.
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Being human isn't something to brag about.
It's a bit hard to brag about something you had no say in being...
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Originally Posted by mgidm86 View Post
Being human isn't something to brag about.
There is an immense beauty to the natural world, but when looking at all of life on this planet I do think there's something amazing about humans.
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Originally Posted by Roboramma View Post
There is an immense beauty to the natural world, but when looking at all of life on this planet I do think there's something amazing about humans.
I apologise if I'm thinking of someone else here, but I'm fairly sure that mgidm86 would be a supporter of the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement.
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