Of course they aren't racist *wink wink* because they will say they aren't and say you are for noticing. But they say blatantly racial things like this publicly ALL THE TIME on here:
(this is just two comments out of many from their many articles)
"Yeah...he (Obama) wants all the minorities to live off the government, The rest of us will have to share what we have worked for with those who do not have because they lay on their asses and do nothing...and this is all races I am talking about not just one."
and a different person
"Hell in Egypt they speak English! Mexicans do not because they hate us and think this Country belongs to them! yet they say they LOVE this country!"
One of the comments to somebody who complained about the racism, from a Tea Party person, was:
"Only racist on here is the one calling racism, and we all know it."
I've been seeing this kind of thing way way too much lately on Gather.
And far sadder, way too many other Tea Party types are chiming in on these extremist hate articles to agree with and encourage such blatantly racist comments.
Working up such total hate between entire ethnic groups of people is NOT OKAY!
I have friends on the internet and in real life that argue the Conservative viewpoint and that is fine if we start somewhere we can both argue from. And some are so extreme that I can't even start anywhere so I just ignore the wild "conspiracy theory" comments. Some keep their hate just for Obama without dragging in racism against entire ethnic groups of people and I put up with that - that's just what Presidents get, right? But there are two particular people on Gather that are so blatantly full of fanatical racial hate against anything that isn't white ("christian" GOP white) that I don't even want them in my friend set at all. Delete! Delete!
I say NO to such loud racism (and don't even get me started on the wild gay bashing I've been seeing here, too) - I just can't stomach such a blatant Nazi Rally.
After having been brushed by the hate of the new Gather white supremest KKK types, I now feel like I need a bath!