Originally posted by jtma508
In my opinion, racism is a product of failure or perceived limitations. Many people look for an external cause for their personal failures. When
they become financially stressed, for example, rather than take personal responsibility for their situation and choices they find someone else to
blame. But rather than blame an individual they heap the blame on specifc groups. By focusing all their anger and frustration on an outside group
they are freed from having to look within.
I agree with what he said.. but. I must first state I am BY NO MEANS a racist. I simply tell it in my opinion, as I see it. I do not hate blacks,
asians, hispanics, jews, muslims, canadians, swiss, australians, mongolians, bosnians, liechtensteinians, or anybody. With that said, I will
tentatively state my argument...
I feel that what people call racism is often not, but simply a result of an overtly political correct society, where everyone is trying too hard to
force respect and equality down every one's throats. I also think that many things in place to make the world fair for minorities has actually made
it unfair for the majority. My take on affirmative action and equal opportunity is this. Giving someone a job or accepting them into college, over a
man of another color, simply because of his color, sounds like were back in the '50s doesnt it?
Also, I like to live by the adage "Not all muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are muslims". I like to see that as in the U.S. I know many
people will say things like "Not necessarily, there are eco-terrorists and the IRA and other countries" but im more talking about the severe racism
here in the U.S towards muslims. It is unneeded and unwarranted. 99% of muslim reject these radical views of the extremists. I'm catholic, but I dont
lock my daughter up and make her wear a chastity belt cause the bible says I should. Because a few priests touched little boys, doesn't mean all of
them are pedophiles. and because a few islamic extremists decided to fly a plane into our towers doesn't mean they all will.
Also, my view on the illegal immigrant issue is this. They should simply not be allowed into our country if they cant take the time and effort to
apply legally. Not only are they ruining our health care system and education system, but they are getting free schooling while we pay taxes. Don't
come to our country and expect everyone to speak spanish. If you sing our national anthem, sing it in the language it was written in. and I can't
tell you how tired I am of 'pressing 1 for english'. The other week I went to Los Angeles for business and i had a lay over in dallas-forth worth
airport. I went around town briefly and noticed that on signs, spanish was on top and english on bottom. Also, when I called the travel agency in the
airport to make sure of my time, the option was first spanish then english. I dont care if were in Texas where the majority is hispanic. We're still
in america, so speak english. In something like 8 states now, caucasians are the minority. Just saying, they won't be able to use the minority race
card much longer.
[edit on 18-6-2007 by BlissfullIgnorance]