reply to post by Magnus47
Well said Magnus47. You speak for a lot of people.
I wish people would stop labeling prejudice as racism, sexism, ageism, and every other -ism. Prejudice is prejudice no matter what label you dress it
up as. Most often, the ists and isms are forms of bullying and come from dissatisfaction or a need to demonstrate control to others as a means of
deterring rivals. It's just easier to pick a target that stands out than one that blends in. And it's common to find a target when you're
insecure because it allows you to distract others from your weaknesses.
To all those prejudiced bullies out there: why blame everybody else for your own problems? Get out of your shell and do something to better yourself
that doesn't involve ruining someone else's life. Better still, teach others not to focus all their problems onto other members of society. Can
you really look at your neighbour and say "You did this to me."?
And if you are black and you really want to blame whitey for all your problems then I suggest you look around and ask whitey what his life is really
like. You might just find that the life of the common man/woman is the same no matter what his skin color.
One last observation and caution: if Obama's presidency brings about anything close to the problems had in Zimbabwe and other places that have had a
similarly bad press once a black leadership has taken control then I suggest that no black man/woman, regardless of his/her ability, will ever again
be allowed such a position in any white majority land. The "powers that be and the white populations" will use it as an excuse to remove the right
to vote and hold political office from all black people. And that would be very sad. It would reinforce prejudicial notions that many already use as
an excuse to bully others. Don't think you could fight against it because it would quickly turn into a one-sided and total genocide and not only in
the states - Africa has many much needed resources and it's very easy to focus prejudice once in momentum.
I apologize if I seem unfair, "racist", "out of order" or wrong but I can't sit here, in front of my computer, and be idle as I see a nation
spiral downwardly back into its past. I've said nothing different to what I say face-to-face to people when I discuss similar topics.