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    How come our culture is the only one allowed to be mocked?

    I just got to thinking when I saw this:
    http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movi....ap/index.html

    How come we are the only culture that is allowed to be made fun of? I mean in almost every movie there is a fat American stereotype to be made fun of. Or there is a parody of out President. I mean there was even a movie made where they had the ASSISINATION of Bush. A cartoonist was killed just for drawing a PICTURE of Mohammed, yet we are continually made fun of.

    It was just an interesting point because are we really the only culture so "ok" with ourselves that we can take the mockery?

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    You can narrow that down further to the white Christian culture. It's open season on them (us).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetspennyfan View Post
    I just got to thinking when I saw this:
    http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movi....ap/index.html

    How come we are the only culture that is allowed to be made fun of? I mean in almost every movie there is a fat American stereotype to be made fun of. Or there is a parody of out President. I mean there was even a movie made where they had the ASSISINATION of Bush. A cartoonist was killed just for drawing a PICTURE of Mohammed, yet we are continually made fun of.

    It was just an interesting point because are we really the only culture so "ok" with ourselves that we can take the mockery?
    I guess so. I mean, we are "better than that" I suppose...

    I mean, should we get worked up about it?

    I don't think so, we should be confident enough in who we are as a culture (which is very diverse) that such parodies are merely chuckle worthy, but nothing to wrinkle our brows about.

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    Actually I never identify with it when they sterotype white people. I think they're funny too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauliec View Post
    You can narrow that down further to the white Christian culture. It's open season on them (us).
    Yes, because that's what Michael Moore makes films about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetspennyfan View Post
    I just got to thinking when I saw this:
    http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movi....ap/index.html

    How come we are the only culture that is allowed to be made fun of? I mean in almost every movie there is a fat American stereotype to be made fun of. Or there is a parody of out President. I mean there was even a movie made where they had the ASSISINATION of Bush. A cartoonist was killed just for drawing a PICTURE of Mohammed, yet we are continually made fun of.

    It was just an interesting point because are we really the only culture so "ok" with ourselves that we can take the mockery?
    Did you read the article you posted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetspennyfan View Post
    Yes, because that's what Michael Moore makes films about.
    What?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauliec View Post
    You can narrow that down further to the white Christian culture. It's open season on them (us).

    We all know you have never made a joke about the French surrendering

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    its called freedom of expression

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
    We all know you have never made a joke about the French surrendering
    Of course I have. I have probably made a joke at the expense of every nation, race, color, and creed that exists or has ever existed in the past.

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    If they mock and make fun of God, the very one who they will stand before and who will determine their eternal destination....do you actually think they care about anything else. This culture is filled with vile perverts who can't think straight for 2 minutes at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sackdance99 View Post
    If they mock and make fun of God, the very one who they will stand before and who will determine their eternal destination....do you actually think they care about anything else. This culture is filled with vile perverts who can't think straight for 2 minutes at a time.
    Your gonna give me nightmares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sackdance99 View Post
    If they mock and make fun of God, the very one who they will stand before and who will determine their eternal destination....do you actually think they care about anything else. This culture is filled with vile perverts who can't think straight for 2 minutes at a time.

    2 minutes?

    I would think it would be more than that...I mean I am a little perverted being a man and I can keep my train of thought for at least..............




    ..............mmmmm.....bacon cheeseburger....I love how the cheese is melted just right and how the.........






    .....what the hell is that song playing in my head? I know it...come on it is...........


    .....did I adjust my fantasy line-up?............


    ......where was I?.....




    ......oh, yeah, I can think straight for at least ten minutes!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Crusher View Post
    Your gonna give me nightmares.
    Your not alone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
    Did you read the article you posted?
    i don't think he did -- and he probably hasn't heard of movies like Borat, Austin Powers (1, 2 and 3), Deuce Bigalow European Gigalow, EuroTrip, Nacho Libre, Coming to America, etc...


    be serious.

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    What Culture ? The USA is a melting Pot of many cultures . We are Different in that respect .

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    Come on, you have to admit...the things that take place here are pretty funny.

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    it's not about allow mocking

    it's about being mature

    you want to act like the Islamic community? that's lowering ourselves to their level.

    We can take a joke, they can't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sackdance99 View Post
    If they mock and make fun of God, the very one who they will stand before and who will determine their eternal destination....do you actually think they care about anything else. This culture is filled with vile perverts who can't think straight for 2 minutes at a time.
    Blah blah blah god blah jesus blah blah blah.

    Where was these peoples god, yo : http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/12/09/church.shooting/

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    Because we have a sense of humor?

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