Attention all mods: get your ban buttons ready. This topic has been brewing for quite some time, and I for one have had enough.
I never chose to be white. I did choose to be proud of that fact. I have no problem with a black, yellow, green, orange, or
purple-with-pink-polka-dots guy being proud of their heritage as well. That is as it should be. But I do have a problem when any one group, regardless
of what makes them special or unique, begins to claim superiority over others.
That superiority is something I see every day. I see black (Negroid as opposed to Caucasian, to be more correct) comedians using that dreaded 'N'
word freely and openly; I see someone else who uses it in a private conversation
in a non-racist context
ostracized from society
(remember Dog: the Bounty Hunter
?). That is racism! One group, no different from the rest of society then in the color of their skin, has
gained superiority over the rest of society by their ability to use certain words that are off limit to everyone else. Do not give me that hogwash
about it being somehow OK for them because they don't use it the same way; there is no distinction made for how anyone uses it, only a distinction of
the color of the skin for those who use it.
I voted for Barack Obama for President. Yet, I am regularly accused of being racist when I dare criticize anything he has done or appears to want to
do. I guess the vote wasn't enough; now I am somehow expected to agree with his every move as well.
When I go looking for a job, I am judged by the color of my skin. If a Negroid applies as well, despite any difference in work history or ability to
perform the job, he will typically be chosen in the name of 'racial justice'. This is also applicable to gender, but that's not the topic of this
So because of the color of my skin, I am forced to look harder for work, unable to say certain words, and still denigrated if I disagree with someone
else. Will someone explain to me why that is somehow not racist?
Someone will, I know. They'll say that the Negroid race was discriminated against via slavery and societal oppression for many years, and that this
present climate is required to 'make things right'. They'll bring up how slaves were harvested from primitive tribes and brought against their will
to a strange land to be bought and sold like cattle. They'll talk about all the stories of these slaves being beaten to death, of families being torn
apart, of their women used as sex toys by the evil Caucasian masters... but they'll never mention one thing: I didn't do those things
Now, since the wrong word used in a multi-racial setting carries the weight of societal disdain and legal action, leading to most Caucasians simply
avoiding situations that could cause them societal ruin or possibly fines and civil court action, that in itself is racism? I think not! Now, those
who set up the present situation are unhappy with the consequences of ostracism they themselves instigated , we are all automatically racists? I think
not! Now, the definition of racism must be expanded to cover people who don't associate with someone for reasons of self-preservation? I think
I do not care what color your skin is. It is irrelevant to what kind of person you are. I do care if you are a thief, a drug addict, or a liar. I have
yet to find a single survey that equated those two attributes genetically. I do care if you are a Negroid and are exhibiting symptoms of a known
genetic disease that affects Negroids. That isn't racism; it's simple common sense.
Some years back, I remember a political discussion on the racism of crime. It seemed that law enforcement was 'racist' because more Negroids than
Caucasians were committing crimes.
I thought it was silly back then, and I think this present argument is silly today. My skin is light-colored.
Never did I make a choice for it to be that way. As such, it is irrelevant to who I am. I am not a Caucasian, a white man, or a 'cracker'. If your
skin is darker-toned, it is also irrelevant. It does not make you a thief, or a ghetto bum, or an ex-slave.
It is an obvious physical attribute. If I am describing someone, I will frequently use the phrases 'white guy'. 'black guy', or 'asian guy' in
my description. That is not a denigration!
That is a description, nothing more. If you do something I disagree with, I will state my
disagreement, regardless of your affinity for melatonin.
"I have a dream
", declared Martin Luther King, Jr. He did indeed, and a marvelous dream it was. He dreamed of a day when skin color was
irrelevant. We approached his dream, and we celebrated his legacy. Now we soil that dream by using it to increase racial tensions and promote racism
again, in a new direction. If I were Dr. King, I would be spinning in my grave at the thought that my dream could be so perverted and twisted by those
I tried to help.
I'm not color-blind. I'm color-apathetic, and I take extreme offense at anyone who claims to be a fan of Dr. King and of equality, yet works
diligently to destroy both. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and all the others who have tried to turn this election over political objectives into a color
choice, you have my disgust. May you someday be shown for the hypocritical race-baiters you are.