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To think of the Nazis every time I see an FB post that...

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MammaTJ Mon 02-Sep-13 22:56:05

says 'Blue eyed people are kind and blah blah blah'.

Although I just saw one that says 'Brown eyes people are............all things wonderful'

OK, I am green eyed, and haven't seen one about me yet!! wink

But it really does make me think of the Nazis every time I see a generalisation post like this.

SarahAndFuck England Tue 03-Sep-13 13:18:15

Seriously, it's a bit of a daft thing going about on Facebook but I don't think it's intended badly or has much meaning to it, any more so than if they had used star-signs or birth months or the colour of the car you drive.

SarahAndFuck England Tue 03-Sep-13 13:16:07

One of my eyes is split into two colours, one half brown and one half blue.

So that makes me me "kind and blah and all things wonderful" according Facebook as quoted in the OP then?

I think I win grin

SoleSource England Tue 03-Sep-13 10:51:21

My eyes are greeney brown like a reptile. grin

MrsGSR Tue 03-Sep-13 10:41:01

I was thinking about this the other day, I can't decide if they're just silly or an issue.

If there was one saying 'people with white skin are ...' would it be an issue? If so why is it on to judge on some physical attributes but not on others?

Although it has never made me think of Nazis!

everlong Tue 03-Sep-13 09:24:43

Nah.

I bet there's one for green or brown eyed folk kicking around.

They are twattish though I'll give you that.

Pagwatch Tue 03-Sep-13 09:22:47

Some threads about shit that gets posted on Facebook makes me want to kill people
<helpful>

OP I am Jewish, and no, there are far more things in the world today that remind me of the Nazis rather than a puerile facebook post hmm

YABU

SE I thought it was 'ip dip dog shit' grin

Mama I missed a word out. Bio dads family* oops blush Only adopted by step father.

Its just something passed around FB. No harm done. Just like those mental

Share if you hate abuse

Ignore if you beat aunts with shoes

Or some other shite. grin

SEmyarse Tue 03-Sep-13 08:04:15

Are there grown-ups that play 'ip dip sky blue' to see who's 'it' as well?

Oh come on, there really isn't a thin line between thinking someone with a particular characteristic is inferior, and actually killing them! I'd say that line is pretty damn wide actually.

BlazinStoke Tue 03-Sep-13 07:24:19

What Mimishimi said.

Mimishimi Tue 03-Sep-13 05:34:43

I'd just think anyone who makes personality/character judgements based on eye colour is a bit stupid.

Wallison Tue 03-Sep-13 00:11:14

I'll stick around, I think, because I'm intrigued as to how sharing vacuous blether on facebook is just one step away from killing millions of people. Do you know anyone who has gone down this particular road?

tethersend Tue 03-Sep-13 00:04:54

Actually, Nazis were only around for a year before they adopted the swastika.

<smartarse>

I can see your point (as a green eyed Jew!) but it is taking it too far in a way. They aren't saying the other is bad, just that this is good. However, I've on,t had posts which said 'people with green eyes are like x, brown eyes are like y, blue eyes like z etc;' with all good things, which I'm hmm

MammaTJ Mon 02-Sep-13 23:56:26

But Nazis and their views were around before the concentration camps and before they identified themselves with swastikas. If you want to keeo that very simplified view of the world, you carry on and hide this thread don't let me bother you. If you want to learn how insidious these things can become, then stick around.

Wallison Mon 02-Sep-13 23:54:28

<I am not normally know for hysteria, to be fair! grin>>

Never say never.

MammaTJ Mon 02-Sep-13 23:53:22

SP, I seen to have missed a trick somewhere, you mean you were adopted? Had I known, I would have snatched you up!! grin

Wallison Mon 02-Sep-13 23:53:16

<<You know what makes me think of Nazis?

Swastikas.>>

Yy. That and concentration camps. Sorry to bang on about it but it's a pretty distinctive way of spotting them.

MammaTJ Mon 02-Sep-13 23:51:33

tethersend, that works too, although it can be more subtle than that.

MammaTJ Mon 02-Sep-13 23:50:56

Tyler, you want a badger culling bedate, go start your own thread, there's a sweetie!

MammaTJ Mon 02-Sep-13 23:49:59

Harriet, yes, that too!

tethersend Mon 02-Sep-13 23:49:57

You know what makes me think of Nazis?

Swastikas.

MammaTJ Mon 02-Sep-13 23:49:12

SP, I wouldn't want to attribute personality traits to them though! Any more than to ginger hair or black skin.

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