posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 09:10 AM
Originally posted by Clark Savage Jr.
Very interesting post IMO.
But to me, as a black American,(NOT a hyphenated African)its disturbing somehow.
Why? The implications as to why YOU would or should feel shame over the actions of a few extremists with whom you happen to share a skin tone with can
not be an emotionally or psychologically healthy stance.
Also, a restriction of expression and viewpoints----as stated above---is never a good thing.
Racism is on its deepest level a very personal thing. Based on perspective of the individual in question. And personal perspective should never be
dictated by the larger society. Only education (and UNBIASED education at that) should have influence on such views.
While I commend the poster for compassion, views that advocate restricting personal viewpoints(and almost literal THOUGHT) should disturb all of us
much more than any agenda by a handful of extremists.
I am a very empathetic person. I often go through meditations where I focus on the world as a whole and our country as a whole. In ancient times and
still today....a nation can be misrepresented by one group of people.
What bothered me the most about the show was they used the American flag like they were the only ones that owned it. They had sown swastikas onto the
flag! I am sorry....but if that is what free speech leads to NO MATTER WHAT then something is wrong here.
There should be some sort of guidelines...such as not allowing them to have permits in public places to promote hate. That is what they are
doing....they arent just full of hot air. They want people to die. People promoting death and torment on others should not be allowed to display that
publicly....in my opinion. That is not about free speech....that is about hate.
I thought....surely since this is on National Geographic....there are other nations that see this allowed in America. America would rather promote
their freedom of speech over a moral or value that says we wont promote hate groups in public? I guess....and I know Ill just have to get over that.
This leader pulling this stuff together is banned from Canada. He wont go there...he knows they will arrest him. They sent him papers saying they see
him as a threat to society. I honor what they did there.
I think people panic that a right will be taken from all if it has some guideline rules with it. If they entire country just ran free with no
guidelines it would be a bigger disaster then what we have today. A nation sometimes has to be the parent that was never there for some. Young people
with little education may end up with this group for all the wrong reasons.
As a whole, America, I felt ashamed that we allow those groups to stand by our courthouses and march hate against a race with our American Flag. We
should be beyond that as America, we should be proud to not allow such a thing to occur, we should stand for something besides 'say what ever the
hell you want to say'.
There should be a guideline. IMPO.
I dont mean to unload all of that just onto you...this is my first response this morning and its been on my mind all night.