Originally posted by olaru12
Both Rand and Ron Paul are racists imo.
Did you actually read your link? It amazes me how some people are so closed minded that they do not stop and actually think about something.
Being against the Civil Rights Act does not make you a racist. I realize that is what you are taught to believe, but open your mind for one moment and
The Civil Rights Act did not abolish racism. It did not simply make it go away. What it did do was HIDE racism. It took racism and put it in a
closet- the old "out of sight, out of mind" theory. If the Civil Rights Act actually abolished racism in any way- it would not be an issue today.
It would be something we never have to discuss. It would be a thing of the past but instead it is still a relevant issue today. So the proof is in the
pudding, the Civil Rights Act did not abolish racism.
The problem with creating legislation with no thought of the future is that the legislation becomes outdated and worthless. Back in the 1950's a
store owner could hang a sign in his window that said, "We don't serve coloreds". Do you think a person can do that today? Truth is, racist people
in this world are a minority. If a shop owner were to hang that sign up today, he would probably return to his store the next day to find it burned to
the ground. Open racism is not tolerated today. You will be shamed out of business by the outrage of the population.
I personally believe you can hate who you want to hate. For any stupid reason you want to hate them. Want to hate blacks? Go ahead! Want to hate
midgets? Fine by me! Hang all the signs you want at your business and broadcast it to the world. As the consumer I have a right to simply not spend my
money at your store because it is owned by a racist. That would be much better than the way business works today. Today, you have no idea who is
racist- and chances are you are spending your money there and keeping them in business. I believe consumers should be empowered. They should have this
type of information and be allowed to think for themselves.
I once worked at a club that increased the cover charge and drink prices for back people. Security would follow them around and they were harassed and
made to feel as uncomfortable as possible to discourage black people from coming in. It worked well... meanwhile you also got all their money by
increasing prices- and no one ever figured it out. Want to know who also was the Manager who created such a policy? He was a black man.
Going back to your article, did you notice what that was? It says, "Opinion: Rand Paul, like Father like racist Son". Notice the very first word in
that title. Opinion, not Fact. It is simply the opinion of someone backed by very little information just "he's against the Civil Rights Act" which
I explained above, and "he knows a racist". Which is an even sillier argument since everyone knows a racist. I know Whites who hate Blacks, I know
Blacks who hate Blacks, I know Blacks who hate Whites, I know Blacks who hate Latinos, Latinos who hate Whites, and Whites who hate Arabs. I think you
would be hard pressed to find a single person in this world who does not know a racist of some kind.
So when did opinion become fact?