Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
I am a colorist as I much prefer the color purple over the color green, and my favorite color is burgundy.
I am a food bigot as I can't stand neither the taste nor smell of tuna. I love Mexican food, particularly green chile enchiladas, (especially if
that green chile comes from Hatch New Mexico), I love pizza and cheeseburgers, and prime rib, but do not like the smell and taste of a lot of Japanese
and Korean foods.
I am an actor bigot as I like some actors, and can't stand others.
I am a literature bigot as I like some literature and can't stand others.
I am a political bigot as I like certain politics and can't stand other politics.
I am most certainly a hypocrite because I can't stand poverty but am poor. I want to be wealthy and flourish and prosper and see no nobility in
I am a die hard capitalist who was turned on to the virtues of capitalism after reading Das Kapital by Karl Marx when I was younger and a die hard
believer in communism. Marx convinced me that communism would never work, and that capitalism was the better system.
I tolerate what I can, and what I can't tolerate or believe should not be tolerated, I refuse to tolerate.
I am uniquely me and feel no need to imitate another soul, and am grateful that in spite of my non-conformity I have been honored with friends,
including the O.P. of whom I thank heartily for allowing me to confess my bigotry and hypocrisy here in this thread.
[edit on 15-8-2010 by Jean Paul Zodeaux]
Wow, I respect this post to a point and I'll tell you why. You present us with a false dichotomy. Capitalism or Communism. I see this all the time.
You sound like Glen Beck to be honest.
There seems to be this collective argument that either your a capitalist, or a communist. If you're neither then you're an anarchist. Well I hate to
say it but if you keep the variety this limited any system is doom to failure.
For one, capitalism has single handedly corrupted the entire spectrum of ethics and foreign and national policies. To say it is a better system than
communism only caters to the fundamentals of the wealth of that nation, or the inherent power that comes with. Communism on the other hand has shown
successful defiance against capitalism, which has caused all devout followers of capitalism to believe the atrocious concept that communism somehow is
to blame for the evils of the world. This couldn't be further from the truth, and I emplore you too look outside of your narrow-minded perspective.
For you only offer your self two options, both of which are defunct in my opinion and the world would be better off switching to a new unseen system.
For example, (but not advocating entirely) The Venus Project
or social unions such as
State of Planet Motherland
that have risen on the web that seek to rid the world of these
narrow-minded perspectives and bolster a new wave of hope for people tired of the same old ping-pong between capitalism and communism (or for lack
thereof, anarchy) .
Your right to choose is a birth-right, but also don't sell yourself short.
There is a lot out there, but to be party of the simple systems of the past is ignorant my friend. You sound smart though, maybe you should consider
what I've said.
On the matter of bigotry, people should be allowed to like or dislike what they want no matter what the context may be. However, they must also keep
in mind there are people out there who might know better and put them in their place.
If you don't like black people, and you don't have a good reason, you will look foolish. And I assume, there is no good reason out there to hate
black people, so in every case it is always foolish. But this cannot be applied to everything, it should never be party to sweeping generalization but
we should always be allowed to speak our mind. PC can suck it.