posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 02:02 AM
Dear ATS Reader,
Eeech what touchy subjects huh? Well i'm going to dive right in and state my views and opinions on both.
Racism: This is actually simple human nature and comes from our base animal instincts and is ingrained in a somewhat deeper way by society, history
and parenting. It is not unusual for an individual of a specific skin tone, religion, social group to not understand a polar opposite to themselves.
I'm going to use examples here because it is far easier than talking in a general sense. Let's take (for the sake of this discussion) black versus
white, or African versus caucasian if you prefer. There are simple base differences between how the two races developed, the underlying social system
and beliefs, hence when you ask a caucasian who has had zero exposure to an African what they think of that person their basis for comparison is void,
it is nigh on impossible for them to make comparisons or even understand fully the differences. When you add centuries of historical racism on top of
that, the natural response is one of "what I don't understand, I dislike". This is stupid, yes.. but it is simple psychology. If you want a much
simpler example go to a kindergarden and watch out a child with a "difference" is treated by the other children who fall into a majority group. Even
at the age of 3, we as humans can already discern between what we "know" and what we do not "know". Sadly education and parenting push the dislike
for things we do not know or understand even further. Specific groups are atrocious in this respect. Is it right to be apprehensive of what you do not
understand, I personally think it is, however that doesn't mean it cannot be changed and should not be changed. The problem is that modern society
does not wish you to change, they promote hatred and racism in huge quantities on the TV, newspapers and pretty much everywhere you are exposed to.
The difference between racism and national socialism is one which should also be addressed. For those who are not aware the Nazi party in Germany
during the Third Reich was primarily based on National Socialism. The belief that the people of a country should fight for their country, supremacy
and culture against invaders. This, in my opinion, is the biggest cause of racism in today's world. I have lived in France, currently live in the UK
and the number of people who hate the "muslim, africans, indians, polish etc.." is vast. The reasoning behind it has nothing to do with those
specific people, in most cases anyway. It is simply a question of economics and perceived changes in the political system. When you are living in a
modern family (couple, married, 2.2 kids etc..) and hear that a family of immigrants with 7 kids are living in a 2million pound house funded by the
government and not working, it is hard to find a way to justify that, the natural response is of course to be predisposed to racism in a social
context. I for one am fervently against immigration in vast terms. I think it destablises a country based on the political, welfare and social system.
Some cultures simply do not mix, some cultures actually don't wish to mix; they are, through no real fault of their own, simply after a better
Onto the next topic, abortion.
This is one I have personal experience with as my partner recently had an abortion. I will not go into the reasons we both chose, but I will simply
add that had we not had the choice to do so, I would have moved country in a heart beat. I must now state I am totally against all forms of religion,
again the reasons for that don't need to be explained here but the topic of religion needs to be addressed. It is the belief of some, the vast
majority of them falling into the Catholic/Christian group that abortion is murder. It is also the belief that all pregnancies should come to full
term and the child be given the chance at life. I am going to focus on that and only that here.
The statement that abortion is murder is simply moronic. I have read all the scientific papers about the development of a fetus and I am sorry but up
to a certain point that fetus is no more aware of it's existense than a vegetable (here come the vegans wishing to string me up and lash me!). It is
also, in my opinion, noones business what a woman should or should not do with the life she has created. It is not through the act of God that a child
is created, I know.. some would argue but again let's not go down this road. The simple act of procreation is due to the fact we are mammals, not
inspired by a divine being overseeing the act and ensuring that specific sperm makes it to that specific ovum. I digress somewhat but I think it needs
to be stated, people were having children before anyone was Catholic and people will be having children when religion is gone.
The somewhat blinkered arrogance of those religious groups is what I want to discuss here. When I read about children being born into poverty, disease
and harm simply because the parents are fervent Christians it makes my blood boil. The premise that all children should be given a chance at life is
wrong. If you are truly religious and truly Christian you should also be aware of the life you are forcing that child into. No child is going to have
a good life when the mother is riddled with AIDS and living the life of a prostitute in a destitute country now are they? Similarly for other parts of
the world and other social situations. What is ridiculous is the total lack of thought in the overiding desire to please the scriptures and the
It is a personal choice, not a religious one. It is a social choice, not a religious one.
Those are my views and my opinions.