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Remove Sam Newman from the Hall of Fame petition.

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TheBrownDog
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Sam Newman is in the hall of fame for his football career. His politcal opinions should have nothing to do with it.

Do you want Margaret Court Arena to be renamed too?

Where do we draw the line?

Shoud we ban everyone you disagree with on a social/politcal issue?
Well clearly the ops answer to your last question is yes. If your poltical views vary too much from mine then i want you banned from everything.
 

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TheBrownDog
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Who would have thought that a 77 year old, born in 1945, who went to Geelong Grammer, who lives in Brighton and worked at channel 9 for 40 years would be out of touch with society?
Im confused you are now claiming that newmans views are justified given his upbringing? And you still want him banned? All typical 77 year old males who are successful and worked for the most popular tv channel in the country should all be banned? Isnt that a tad discriminatory?
 

Back One Out

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"Social Justice Warrior" - Who is not for social justice?
Social Justice Warriors don't have a mortgage on social justice

It was a perjorative term used to describe idealistic young progressive lefties who think they hold the moral high ground on every issue, who adopt a near-militant attitude towards shaming anyone who doesn't get fully on board with their various policy prescriptions.

So if you disagree with the current left-wing orthodoxy about transgenderism, and you have more of an "atheist" belief in science and biology, then you are ostracised as being "transphobic".

Or if you vote "no" in the referendum, the typical SJW will automatically brand you as racist when there are a variety of reasons why half the population will vote no. Some because of racism. Others for different reasons. Some of the 'no' voters may also care deeply about the plight of indigenous Australians, but they believe this isn't the way to go about it, by creating racial divisions in our constitution.

This is not my belief, by the way. I'm repeating the words of someone I've been arguing with for the past month. They also believe that creating welfare dependence is detrimental to people in the long run. The typical conservative would argue that it's actually keeping people in poverty, whereas the typical Social Justice Warrior would advocate for more welfare schemes.

It's an interesting conundrum. I can see both sides of that debate. Not that I want to argue about it here in this thread. I only bring it up because it goes back to what I said about Social justice Warriors (or the so-called "Woke Mob") thinking they're the only people with the right ideas and that everyone else is f***** in the head.

The operative word in that sneering expression is "Warriors"

But you already know all this. Your mission here is to fight the good fight.
 
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Didn’t Richards openly accept that the things he said were just atrocious though?
If someone comes out and says that, and they’re being truthful when they say they are sorry, I have no problem accepting the apology. Yes it stains them but the whole point of life is learning from your mistakes.

That’s why Newman is such a tit
Lou richards? No idea but Jack Dyer is in the HoF as a legend and is guilty of actual racist sledging. Newman hasn't really done anything that warrants an apology. What has he done? Everyone is sick of the forced political correctness regarding indigenous Australians. That's not racist and it's more a fault of the manner politicians are going about it. Maybe the blackface... keep in mind he's a tv shock jock and it was a provocation to the winmar thing at the time.
 

Better Loosen Up

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But she is of the gang that hates identity politics. Why object to criticism just based on the fact she is indigenous?

When she talks absolute rubbish, yes we hold her to account.

No intergenerational trauma from colonisation? That is an insane thing to say.

But anyway, that's for SRP.

Lol. No one would dare to be involved in that discussion on the SRP.
 

Aristotle Pickett

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Im confused you are now claiming that newmans views are justified given his upbringing? And you still want him banned? All typical 77 year old males who are successful and worked for the most popular tv channel in the country should all be banned? Isnt that a tad discriminatory?
? . He needs to be banned for years of racist behaviour. There's a long list of things he has said.
 

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Goroyals22

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What's more concerning is the amount of people who stick up for and agree with some of Sam Newman's views. I think it's a pretty worrying reflection on the country, and humanity as a whole. I think 200 some years down the track his legacy will be nothing but Hitler in the footy world.

Who did hitler play for


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terrybull

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I have no idea what you are trying to get across.

Do you think he should be removed, or do you not?

If you do, then why?
If you don't, then we are in agreeance, so your point is?
Agree he should not be stripped

Disagree with the term evil (it always changes time from time).
 

Geelong_Sicko

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Not always…, like when he tricks his bully to eat his mom and dad
Scott Tenorman must die!!!! I absolutely love the twist that happens in a later season where we we find out

Scott's dad is actually Eric's dad too. They are half-brothers. Eric killed his father and fed him to his half-brother!!
 

Osho

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I've never understood the terms used by rednecks to try to slag off decent humans. Woke - being awake to the fact that there has been long term injustice suffered by people based on their race, gender, sexuality etc.
Virtue signalling - showing you are a decent person; letting others see that you treat and want others to treat people fairly regardless of their race, gender, sexuality etc
Political correctness - trying to stop morons from making racist, homophobic, misogynistic etc comments
You could add red neck to your list :)
 

Aristotle Pickett

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I googled it and the only thing that came up was his comments about the welcome to country. What are a few racist things he's said? you said theres a long list ?
Called George Floyd 'a piece of s**t' after he was murdered , got suspended by channel 9 for it, blackface mocking Nicky Winmar, his podcast had to give $100,000 to Nicky Winmar and apologize for saying he didn't point to his black skin a few years ago, bagged LeBron James and heaps of black lives matter protestors, many derogatory comments about Adam Goodes, said schools shouldn't teach Indigenous history that is 65,000 years old because-
"The Indigenous people don't have a... almost their history is irrelevant. They don't have a history," Newman said of Australia's Aboriginal history.

"They hunt and they kill things and they eat them?"
Bagged Muslim players for protesting against racism
And other stuff. Look it up yourself. You're lazy or don't want to find out.
 

Tiger2709

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I've never understood the terms used by rednecks to try to slag off decent humans. Woke - being awake to the fact that there has been long term injustice suffered by people based on their race, gender, sexuality etc.
Virtue signalling - showing you are a decent person; letting others see that you treat and want others to treat people fairly regardless of their race, gender, sexuality etc
Political correctness - trying to stop morons from making racist, homophobic, misogynistic etc comments
So much hate and discrimination from such an all inclusive champion of the people:rolleyes:
 

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