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I will allow this coloured man to speak


WTF? The 80's wasn't that long ago. Not only was that line said but no-one reacted to it! Am i being a blind millenial here or did that stand out to anyone else?

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Oh, keep your Tumblr era liberal butthurt to yourself.

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I love the way you read my post and deduced the unlikelihood of my being republican.

And it's just a question.

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Anyone who'd get upset about that nonsense you posted HAS to be a liberal. Prove me wrong.

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I think the Colonel was meant to be an ignorant redneck twit, much like BroBone himself.

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The line wasn't controversial because the guy who says it is a gruff no nonsense militia leader. He views himself as the senior officer and therefore thinks he gets to decide who gets permission to speak, like in the military. The gruff military guy also has no use for political correctness or sensitivity so he uses words that are seldom used now like colored, instead of black, or "African" American. The movie isn't saying that people talked like that in the 1980's, the line is just used to show that the militia leader has a bit of an authoritian streak, is blunt, and doesn't care about sensitivity.

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