Originally posted by aorAki
Originally posted by Advantage
We are allowed to individually express our personal views here no matter if they are popular or not. Im sorry this frightens some so greatly.
I'm not frightened. Just disappointed.
Even the country I live in has it's share of racial intolerances and finger pointing. Much like Merigold, I hope that humanity can change for the
better and become more tolerant and accepting of differences and less 'jealous' or bitter or suspicious.
edit on 22-11-2010 by aorAki
Yeah, I hear you. Your country is no more enlightened than my country is enlightened over another. I feel you expect too much from human beings
Things have really never been any different and there has never been a sustainable utopia. Rather than beating one's head against the wall
and believing fairy tales THEY have fed you, recognize that no amount of wishful thinking will change those around you and the REAL human animal. You
are responsible for yourself and your actions alone. Live in the way you feel right and dont worry about the others who you might change.. becuase you
will never truly change anyone. History alone should show us that the idea of harmony among human beings is not in us as a species and to think any
other way is folly. Heck, most folks cant even get along with their extended family.. do you really expect complete acceptance toward one another
outside of blood ties?To who we consider "foreigners"?
I feel the conflict comes from the absurd ideas we are fed from birth. Those being of course the utopian ideas, the ideas that we are even capable of
full acceptance, this absurness called political correctness, racial harmony, and the FACT that we are built for conflict.. down deep we are vicious
and capable of such horrors.. societal constraints/laws/fear of punishment are the only thing that keeps the chaos we are capable of under even the
tenuous control we see. Ive come to the point that I let others be themselves and make no judgements calls with my mouth. I choose to associate or not
associate with them and live as I feel is appropriate. I hope to be an example by actions, because talk is cheap. We've been talked to death about
these weird ideas concerning society and how everyone SHOULD be, as if those who shout this garbage are even practicing what they preach. For me, I
dont like what I dont like.. thats it. No unspoken rule will change whats in my heart even if I lie with my mouth.. as so many do about racial harmony
For me, I dont care one way or the other about immigrants, what they do in private, etc. This is how America was built and I figure thats why those
who arent American dont understand it. It also needs to be understood that there are certain things that are acceptable here out in society, the
business world, and within our communities that just make plain old good sense.. those being acclimation and language issues. All it does is annoy
Americans and jam the system up when immigrants want special treatment and to reap our benefits but refuse to contribute or actually become an
American. The PC crowd demands they get that special treatment.. and you see where that has gotten us.