The Not-So-Eccentric-Ramblings of a Scatterbrain

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Uh, NO.Let’s get one thing straight: a hoodie is a hoodie. It has no purpose other than to keep people warm and dry. It doesn’t symbolize any movement unless, say, a band name is on it. It doesn’t represent an idea, even if there are specific illustrations on it. It’s just a hoodie. Anyone can wear one without making a statement (unless of course, it’s specifically printed with band/movie/whatever on it).A Ku Klux Klan outfit is only worn by Ku Klux Klan members. It only means one thing: racism. If you expand on that idea, it means something deeper: racists fucks are coming to hurt you, your family, and believe that in doing so they are acting in the name of justice and holiness. You can’t just wear that outfit every day. You wear it to make a specific statement. There is no “Oh, I just liked the color” or “I wanted to keep warm” or “I just wanted to protect myself as much as I could from the rain and wind”.
There is nothing hypocritical about making a judgment about someone who walks down the street wearing the uniform of the Ku Klux Klan. By donning a garment that is recognizable and unique to a specific group with very specific ideals, the wearer of this outfit is asking to be judged. A hoodie is not a uniform. A hoodie CANNOT equal an idea that pertains to how people should be treated unless it is specifically printed with words that say “the people who think this sweatshirt can logically be equated with a KKK uniform should be punched in the face”, or something like that. I suppose if you were to print a swastika on it, or a religious symbol on it, you could very easily demonstrate how you feel others should be treated, but here’s the thing… You have to ACTIVELY label your hoodie with the symbol. By itself, the garment is just a piece of clothing designed with a specific function in mind. The aesthetic of that garment can be individualized, but by and large it is not intended to represent anything until you get to the nitty gritty. The KKK garb is only ever worn by the KKK (and actors who are playing KKK members). It is its own symbol. It is its own meaning. So take your supposed ‘counter logic’ to what you label as ‘liberal logic’ and sit on it. And I don’t mean that in a nice way.

Uh, NO.

Let’s get one thing straight: a hoodie is a hoodie. It has no purpose other than to keep people warm and dry. It doesn’t symbolize any movement unless, say, a band name is on it. It doesn’t represent an idea, even if there are specific illustrations on it. It’s just a hoodie. Anyone can wear one without making a statement (unless of course, it’s specifically printed with band/movie/whatever on it).

A Ku Klux Klan outfit is only worn by Ku Klux Klan members. It only means one thing: racism. If you expand on that idea, it means something deeper: racists fucks are coming to hurt you, your family, and believe that in doing so they are acting in the name of justice and holiness. You can’t just wear that outfit every day. You wear it to make a specific statement. There is no “Oh, I just liked the color” or “I wanted to keep warm” or “I just wanted to protect myself as much as I could from the rain and wind”.

There is nothing hypocritical about making a judgment about someone who walks down the street wearing the uniform of the Ku Klux Klan. By donning a garment that is recognizable and unique to a specific group with very specific ideals, the wearer of this outfit is asking to be judged. A hoodie is not a uniform. A hoodie CANNOT equal an idea that pertains to how people should be treated unless it is specifically printed with words that say “the people who think this sweatshirt can logically be equated with a KKK uniform should be punched in the face”, or something like that. I suppose if you were to print a swastika on it, or a religious symbol on it, you could very easily demonstrate how you feel others should be treated, but here’s the thing… You have to ACTIVELY label your hoodie with the symbol. By itself, the garment is just a piece of clothing designed with a specific function in mind. The aesthetic of that garment can be individualized, but by and large it is not intended to represent anything until you get to the nitty gritty. The KKK garb is only ever worn by the KKK (and actors who are playing KKK members). It is its own symbol. It is its own meaning. So take your supposed ‘counter logic’ to what you label as ‘liberal logic’ and sit on it. And I don’t mean that in a nice way.


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    The idea that someone somewhere posted that meme as some sort of “gotcha” on “liberal logic” and tolerating the KKK is…...
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