While I've been here almost, stress that, a year and half, almost 2 years, including 'stalking' lol.
I've become more aware, with other members, racism, and perhaps, even my own.
Now I'll be the first to say, we're all a lil bit racist.
But Unless there is a Race planning a conspiracy against another race, do I think it really need be on ATS. I mean really with all the things out
there, why is racism topics so prevalent now?
Now there are many 'differences' in the races, but the same can be said about a book, sometimes a book uses different words, sometimes it doesn't
but they all use the same letters. (unless a different language, but really do you need to analyze that?!).
Now, I hold a quote very dear to me about racism
"Racism, Cannot be reasoned out of a man, because reason did not put it there."
As for the treatment of people's in a past, say my grandfather owned a slave and beat him, well that same person, beat me as a child. Should I hold a
full stereotype of a violent and barbaric view of white people? A white man beat me too, just as he did a black man... It wasn't really a color
issue, just a power issue.
Just as in rape, most think people rape because a woman/man wears short skirts.shorts, but moreso it's a power issue.
I just hold ATS to a higher intelligence, then that of Racism, or Stereotypes, or Prejudices.
For the blacks saying that you're all superior in body type, well haha, you have a shorter life span, you'll die fairly fast in comparison, and also
vulnerable to diabetes and many other diseases.
For women, men will always be stronger (except if you take testerone and steroid pills, but dont' eek!). So there, no lifting cars for you! Oh and
breast cancer, and terrible child birth!
For asians, your stereotype will be that your all freakin genius'! And that actually harms emotionally, since some feel they must live up to it, and
others will try and stay away from it, to avoid a stereotype of the geek style.
For caucasian (whites for those who don't know), I'll elaborate on this, since I had a white friend, who, absolutely, hated being white, he's
stuffed up on pills now for a altered view of life, but he explained to me this. The white race is like a game of Halo, of course you have the default
(white) character, but everyone wants to change the color, to something else, but damnit, we're the default character in the game.
For men, women, will always be more empathetic, and compassionate, it's in their grey matter!
And they will always be able to surpass you in the job interview via a little leg, yeah don't try it, I did, interviewers don't like hairy legs
apparently! Oh and for all men, black, asian or white, women will still outlive you!
There I think I covered about all the races there. We've all got a good side, and bad side.
But even after looking at that. All I see, is stereotypes, and more importantly BS.
My utopia, is when all that trivial BS, is gone, and our only consideration in the matter, of race, is no consideration.
Right now, tomorrow, isn't guaranteed, and I'll be damned if I'm one of the many in the world saying blacks are better, no women are better, no
whites are better, no chinese are better, no eskimos are better, no gophers are better! lol.
Really, our priorities are all screwed up, if we could crack our necks, and finally turn them to something else we'd all be alright.
If an asteroid was discovered, (by the team that amounts to a full mcdonalds staff) tomorrow, would you really give a *SNIP*
Then why do we give it a *SNIP*
now, because thats all racism is, *SNIP*
If ATS can just forgo the racism aspect here, we can actually focus on the issues.
A small percentage of americans who are racist, shouldn't make a large part of ATS parts, who really cares about them?!
As long as I see ATS, we are concerned about, Taxes, Government Authority, H1N1, Earthquakes, Volcanoes on an Extreme Side, ET Contact, Foreign
Attacks, Attacks Against Foreign Countries, and 9/11.
Now, for me I see no reason why ATS should be divided, as it is little bit, by little bit now.
I as a white (prep) guy, if I must label myself, feel myself no more of a target of the above, then a asian. black, mexican, or brit.
And I expect the rest of you to act like it, oh, and Aussie, yeah well, maybe, you guys should feel a little attacked
I expect a flaming, and a Smod, or Mod, to come along and flame me as well, I'm just saying, as I summarize this, that we just let go of this us,
them, them, us, black white, white black, black asian, asian white, white asian black jap aussie mex. Mindset go away.
Because all in all, the biggest fear of mine is an asteroid..... and well a giant rock, really doesn't give a *SNIP*
if your black white blue
grey red yellow striped or hell alive!
Mod Edit: Whoa - the swears. No need. Cheers - alien
[edit on 17-10-2009 by alien]