posted on Feb, 5 2005 @ 10:31 AM
Ok, over the last few days, Ive been in some threads that have gotten way outta hand. Ive received several u2u's warning me (and, I hope others) to
tone it down. No point deduction mind you, just little bits of advice from the mods.
Any rate, Ive been labled everything from homophobe to racist, to biggot, ignorant, etc. On a personal level, peoples opinions of me matter very
little, but I'm afraid its just a small glimpse of a much larger problem.
First lets clear up the air a tad, shall we? The blacks got screwed. The Indians got screwed. The jews got screwed. Do you see where I'm going here?
Yes, alot of people through out history have been screwed over by the masses. As humans, its our nature to command and conquer.
Society today is far more civilized than in years past. With modern technology nothing escapes the media. If it happens you will hear about alomst
instantly. Not the case in history though. Atoricities took time to make its way into public domain.
I dont feel that we will ever see problems that we've had in the past, ever again. We are more educated now, and people just tend to look the other
way. The influence of religion is smaller now, so there is less killing in the name of God. On a whole, we are way more civilized now, than at any
time in history.
My point? Why must the past injustices be brought up time and time again. People will say, "those who forget history are doomed to repeat it". Fine.
That doesnt mean that we spend years upon years rubbing all of societies faces in it. It doesnt mean, that since your ancestors were wronged that
somehow, now you are entitled to monetary compensation.
People (americans) have a hard time with personal responsibilty. THey have a hard time understanding that their problems are created by themselves. A
black man today cant blame his problems in life on slavery any more than a jew can on the holocaust. Yet over and over, its thrown in our faces.
"Look what happened to US"....It didnt happen to you...If anything you have been given ample opportunities to better yourself. More so than the
average white guy. The problem is that you want to become rich because of it. People somehow feel that they are entitled to money from this.
Now please, before you label me again, consider this. Dorothy Tillman, alderwoman from chicago said in a city council meeting about slave reperations:
"Keep your 40 acres and a mule, I want a lexus" With comments like that from black leaders, how can you possibly expect anyone to take your
The past is the past. If society spent a 1/4 of the time on looking towards the future as it does the past, we'd all be alot better off. Racism
exists today because the white man is not allowed to forget about slavery. Nor are we forgiven. Nevermind the fact that modern day white men, had
NOTHING to do with it.
This isnt a black or white issue with me. But it seems minorities (no matter the color or creed) are not content with equality. They want superiority.
If it was only about equality, we'd have no problems. There are numerous laws and organizations to insure equality. Instead, we have affirmitive
action, shake downs by Jesse Jackson and the like, all black radio stations, tv shows, etc. Watch black television, or listen to rap. White people are
made fun of, spoofed, blamed, and to many things to list here. How ever, if a white themed show was to do the same.....look out.
Each group of people in our society has its own agenda, and they are only looking out for their own. They know the white man is weak when it comes to
guilt. They guilt us into giving in, over and over.
No doubt that there are certain segments of our society that are in dire need of help. Homeless, drug addicts, etc. This knows no colors. These people
are in need, and its our job to help them. But when it comes to black history month, whats the point of that? Do we celebrate "White history month"?
..lol...The tv stations would be boycotted in a second.
It feels, to me, that my face in constantly being rubbed by the injustices of the past. I had nothing to do with it. I work with many people of
different colors, and we all get along well. We can joke with each other about the differences we have. They tease me because I cant dance. I tease
them because they can ski..etc...point...its all in good fun..
I think if society would just say "Look, we are all different. Blacks have a different culture and lifestyle than whites. Who cares? " We'd all be
better off. Recognize the differences. Dont focus on them. The past is the past. The schools need to lay off it as well.
I think its sad that in a day and age where we land rovers on Mars, that we still have to deal with slavery , etc. Not to sound cliche', but can't
we all just get along ????????