posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 11:44 AM
Good thread, nice OP. I admire the kind of courage I see here, where one knows up-front what kind of beating is in store for them, and yet they go
for it anyway!
I'm late to the party, I see the PC brigade showed up pretty quick. I went through all four pages, kinda funny how some simply want to drop in and
make it known that they are not racist!
Is a person "racist" because they see "race" as an issue, and then chooses to speak about it?
How many of us do not see race? I know, someone will now begin boasting that they are the noble exception, that they see no color, blah, blah.
Well, maybe they're blind, so it's possible.
And yet, as we well know, such a boaster should be immediately dismissed as a fool, in all likelihood. ALL of us inherit a reasonable modicum of what
we might call "racial recognition", and to deny it is silly. It's true that not everyone grows up with a strong racial "identity", and these may
truly feel "above" such an issue as "race", perferring to simply be "human", etc.
Isn't it interesting though that those who seem to lack what I have called racial identity are mostly "white" people? Why so? Has it always been
this way? I can tell you this (NOT from direct experience BTW), that those who feel no racial identity have never been to prison. In prison, there
is no "default nothing", you are forced to decide "what" you are, regardless of sticky problems such as having a mixed background. In prison, if
you look into the matter, you must choose, and often you will do it based very much on appearances. Do you "look" Mexican? Well, you may actually
be American Indian, but you will thank whatever god you believe in if you also took some Spanish in high school! Are you really more "white" than
black? Oh my, you're very educated, and despise the loser subculture as much as Bill Cosby? Tough luck. You will find out pretty fast that the
White Power crowd considers you "black". That being the case, you best be practisin' yo Ebonics, jive turkey!
Folks, this is reality, whether we want to face it or not. We can joke about it (well, not you PC racists, you're not allowed to, so go back to your
televisions for further instructions, after you report me for racism that is), but what does this microcosm of the prison teach us about our world?
Even the PC crowd should at least make some attempt to answer that, at least for themselves.
The OP proposes that some of what we're seeing regarding race is perhaps by design, that a powerful elite has seemingly taken a position against
white people, due to fear that they could become unmanageable, and therefore challenge their power. Could this make sense somehow?
First, we should agree that "whoever" is in charge, would probably like things to remain that way. Logical enough. In order to ensure that this
happens, this "elite" would certainly want to arrange things (perhaps "manipulate" things) to that end, to the extent their power allowed.
Clearly, they would begin this process by identifying potential threats, and then moving to either neutralize, or even eliminate them. I hope that
can be regarded as a reasonable chain of logic by anyone.
So why "white" people? Are they such a threat to those in power? Are there other groups that could pose a threat as well? What about the Jews?
No one has (dared?) mention them yet! If so, how would "we" perhaps go about dealing with such groups, if we were the ones attempting to preserve
our power? What kinds of things might we do to combat these perceived threats?
I like to sometimes put aside too many hypotheticals, in favor of what we actually see happening around us. No, we may not agree on "why" exactly
we see the things we see, but mostly, we should be able to agree that some things are happening, by simply looking around us. Is the world today
different in some pertinent regard than it was a decade ago? Three decades ago, etc.? If significant change has in fact taken place, how did it
happen? What tangible things can we point to that seem to explain the changes we observe?
If we're not even asking these questions, if we don't want to believe that we live in a world largely a result of those in power, who have molded
what we experience to their liking, then we shouldn't expect good solid answers.
For the sake of getting to the bottom of these issues, I think we all need to put aside our "agendas", as best we can, and really make a solid
effort to see things like "Massa" sees them. I realize people just hate it when I start with that Massa business, but we slaves have a lot in
common, regardless of our outward appearances. And I might even submit that we have a common "enemy", an elite that may not like white people
anymore than black, and is pushing an agenda that might scare us all, if we ever found out what they thought was "best" (for them).
If there is another "enemy", besides our elite masters, it will be found in the mirror. WE can be our own worst enemy as we fail to recognize that
our strings are being pulled, as we submit to primal hatreds, and we close down even our common sense, in favor of PC madness that actually hurts us
all (not just white people).
The PC attack is especially vicious, and we should all fear where it may one day lead us. Political Correctness is nothing less than a
prostitution of the mind, a thing that has the power to change that mind into a servile mess, eventually fit only to take orders.
To ALL my brothers and sisters, whatever your background or appearance: Let's fight the Good Fight!!