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Joe Biden’s DisOrientation

Biden discusses a Chinaman he met in “the Orient.”

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20 Responses to Joe Biden’s DisOrientation

    • It’s complicated, and I hope I can boil it down here. According to those who claim it is racist, the Orient includes people east of the Occident, such as Asians, Arabs, Persians, people in the Subcontinent and North Africans. To refer to someone from one of those regions in particular as Oriental instead of their ethnic group is “racist”.

      For a more complete explanation, check out Edward Said. However, he was a raving nut at (most) times and tended to ignore such things as the Ottoman Empire when he wrote about the British Empire.

    • It’s complicated, and I hope I can boil it down here. According to those who claim it is racist, the Orient includes people east of the Occident, such as Asians, Arabs, Persians, people in the Subcontinent and North Africans. To refer to someone from one of those regions in particular as Oriental instead of their ethnic group is “racist”.

      For a more complete explanation, check out Edward Said. However, he was a raving nut at times and tended to ignore such things as the Ottoman Empire when he wrote about the British Empire.

  1. So what exactly is the purpose of the woman standing over to his right? Is she ready to spring into action in case he need a tissue?

    Have you ever seen any speaker in regular life who had this sort of “assistant” hovering by?

  2. this wasn’t even the worst thing Biden said today. I’m surprised you didn’t mention his “Shylock” comment (he was trying to describe evil bankers or something).

    btw Keith? your commenting system just ate my comment. it didn’t even bother to pretend that I was “posting comments too quickly” as it often does.

  3. test….missing about 3 comments I made on the Poll results post, just made a test post over there, didn’t show up. Noticed last comment made on that post was at 2:39pm EST.

    Just wondering.