Is this racist?
I don't know.
Just read my post, as I'm being as honest as I can.
I am 23, I contribute to my countries (Australia's) economy. I am one of the most highly qualified 23 year olds I know. That's not saying much, all
I do is teach music. When I finish my degree I will teach high school history and music, at the moment, I teach music.
I come from a well off (as far as Australia is concerned) family. Don't get me wrong, we are not influential, but my family has had enough fortune
and opportunity for me to make a living teaching young people how to play a trumpet, trombone, tuba, euphonium, flugelhorn, frech horn and etc.
Basically, I teach kids how to play brass, and I play jazz. Not the most lucrative career compared to investment banking or the like which I had the
opportunity to go into, but I don't have to cheat families out of there life savings in order to butter my sandwich.
As far as I have been able to garner, and I have researched world history and politics for a long time, Australia and New Zealand have the BEST
lifestyle for the average citizen, bar none, other than perhaps Sweden and Switzerland.
I grew up in Queensland, one of Australias least politically and socially advanced states, compared to NSW and Victoria. I do not have any racist
inclinations in my person. I will teach your child how to play a trumpet whether they are black, brown, white, yellow, red, purple, green, blue,
orange, mauve, lime, pink, etc as long as you can pay me, and I sincerely apologise if I neglected any colours that you might identify yourself with.
Now that I have laid the groundwork, please let me say - I don't want to live under any system that mixes religion with state authority. I went to a
highly religious school, because that school was able to afford me a lucrative future, NOT because my parents were religiously inclined for me to go
there, believe me, THEY WERE NOT, AND ARE NOT RELIGIOUSLY INDOCTRINATED, in fact, my father is a commited atheist, yet he sent me to a religious
school, because it was the best school in my area.
Some areas in my country offer the most successful melting pot of world culture in the entirety of Earth. In fact, Melbourne, the city where I
currently reside has been referred to time and again as the most successful multicultural city in the world. This being said, there are certain areas
I would not venture into, alone at night, not because I am being politically incorrect, but because I am a REALIST, and am freely willing to admit
that there are certain INDIVIDUALS of any given culture who have been indoctrinated to cause trouble for anyone who is not EXACTLY like themselves.
The problem does not reside in the fact that I am white, you are purple. The problem resides in the fact that any INDIVIDUAL might have been
indoctrinated by family or cultural tradition to resent people that are different to themselves.
I suppose the simplest way I could state my thesis, is that there are difficult people who are Caucasian, of African descent, Jewish, Islamic,
Buddhist, Communist, Capitalist, Asian, Middle Eastern, pink, purple, blue, green, orange, yellow, WHATEVER someone feels they need to lable
themselves as, is a result of their particular social indoctrination, and not a commentary on their social group that they identify themselves as.
I hope that both right wing and left wing people read my post, politically I consider myself a realist and a centrist. As far as I'm concerned, my
beliefs are not extremism, they are simply realism.
As I have noted, I am not a left wing individual, however, I STRONGLY believe in the idea that humanity in general will not be able to move forward
from our current state of hate filled agendas until people recognise that we are all just HUMAN BEINGS. And there is very little, as far as I am aware
that seperates you from me, other than the fact that I spend my time playing a trombone.
All I want is the opportunity to live in peace, raise a family of Fellow Humans, enjoy my SHORT time on this planet, and try and leave this currently
messed up planet in a better state than what I found it in. And if this little internet rant helps, or influences just ONE socially indoctrinated
INDIVIDUAL, then I have done something today, other than for myself and my own greedy (yes, I am a greedy homo sapien) nature dictates.
May the force be with us all.