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Tales to Terrify No. 164 Bestwick

March 13, 2015 by Stephen Kilpatrick

Coming Up

Good evening: 00:40

Simon Bestwick’s The Children of Moloch: 02:46

Pleasant Dreams: 56:30

Pertinent Links

Diana Rowland’s My Life as a White Trash Zombie: http://amzn.com/0756406757

Simon Bestwick: http://simon-bestwick.blogspot.com

JK Shepler: http://downthemoviehole.blogspot.com

Comments

  1. Thank you for a wonderful story!

  2. I’m not condemning this great site, But feel the need to point out a injustice that usually goes unchecked. Unlike many new SF sites, I do not believe these words will be censured, It would be ironic if so. And nor is my message that we should, it is plainly that we need to see our own double standards and not just that of others.
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    I’m not a fan of seeing the racial slur “White Trash” so casually used.

    In my opinion it is the worst racial slur one could use towards someone. The word itself should be enough to explain but it becomes ten fold because of how it is so socially accepted even by the PC Crowd(Something worthy of a ponder)

    Calling some person of any color(White in this case) Trash is probably the worst thing a person can be called.

    Now I wouldn’t mind it so if the many of those who use it didn’t suffer greatly from a false narrative of pretending to be above such things while spreading a system of hypocrisy that so many have decided to feed there ego with even as they look for people to point a finger at
    for the very same lack of empathy.

    i.e. if you think stating Black Trash is racist but do not think White Trash is. Then you are dangerously and naively racist.

    If there was no double standard then I would feel no need to even mention this.
    Sadly it’s something sorely lacking representation by today’s social justice warriors.