posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 08:07 AM
Having followed and read the postings the following can be stated:
I am white, my forefathers were white, their parents and so forth. Having done a good bit of work on my family tree, I have found both good and bad,
the upstanding and the down trodden, the saints and monsters all there shining out like a beacon. And that where I come from to today.
Being white, and being born in the USA, I would argue is not all roses for a majority of such, and so why should I feel guilty cause I am white?
Should I feel guilty cause I have a high school diploma? Should I feel guilty due to the color of my skin, or back ground? I don’t. What happened
in the past, remains there, I can no more change the past, than have benefitted from it. In fact the opposite is true, I did not benefit from it, but
have been punished due to it.
While growing up, I was white then, but let’s just say that cause my family was white, we did not qualify for many government programs, in fact, we
were turned down more times than not. My parents did not despair, instead they did what was the next logical step, mom had to go to work to help make
ends meet and to pay for things, like food, housing, utilities. Needless to say we did not have everything we wanted, but got what we needed.
All of this talk about white guilt, it is pure bs, and meant to try to shame people for things that they did not have control over. The sins of the
father, that needs to go. All it does is serve to create a division and fracture people.
Who here has been a slave? Who here has owned a slave? Anyone? I have not had a slave, or owned a slave, and could really care less if my family
did in the past. (for the record, they did) And I did not benefit from such. My family has gained and lost over the years, and like many others,
have seen much.
I saw the end of the Jim Crow and the beginning of deseggration in the USA. And I have witnessed, seen and experienced first-hand what discrimination
is like and feels like.
I am not denying that there was not problems in the past, nor that some of the decisions and laws were unjust and unfair, yet I do not need a constant
reminder of such. Nor can I stand that people, who have not been there, or even experienced such, keep bringing it up. So their ancestors were
slaves, big deal, it should not affect them on how they act or what actions they take today. Nor should they use such as an excuse to break the law
or get a special advantage over other people, or use it to justify bad behavior.
The saddest part of all, is that people today do not want to take personal responsibility for their actions, they do not want a fair shake a hand up,
but a hand out. They expect people to give them what they think that they are owed, but here is the sad truth of that. If they opened the can of
worms called reparations, it would strain the US economy to the point of breaking far worse than what it is today, and then what will happen in less
than a generation? They will be in the same boat and then complain about how unfair life is.
While we cannot undo the past, for all of the wrongs done to people’s ancestors, at the same time we can try to prevent the same mistakes, that have
occurred in the past against everyone. All countries have forms of discrimination and all people are prejudice in one way or another. It is a part
of human nature. And the sooner we admit that, the better off we will all be. And the sooner that people start looking and living in the now,
thinking on the future, and stop looking for excuses as to explain why they can not succeed, that too will be the better. Cause soon, what was once
the minority, is now becoming the majority and ultimately they have to decide to either be better than those that came before them or they will be the
monsters and dictators that once they called the majority, and the circle will ultimately be complete. And we see that as occurring right now in
different countries around the world, where the oppressed, are now starting to be or have become the oppressor, making the former look holy and