Originally posted by TDawgRex
That card has no more credit with me. I have friends of all colors and ideologies, but I guess that doesn’t matter anymore either.
It seems that as soon as I voice an opinion that goes against the grain of someone else, I am labeled a racist.
No trying to change my opinion through intelligent debate. No pointing out the holes in my beliefs. I’m just a racist.
I didn't fully understand your 'gauntlet symbolism', but I know what you are talking about otherwise.
Try voicing an opinion that goes against anything any woman has ever done, and you will be immediately labeled not only misogynist, but a loser,
someone who can't get laid, someone who is just bitter, someone who lives with their mom, someone who hates women, uneducated, insane, and so on.
You can never tell the truth in this world without people trying to label you all kinds of things and basically shame you back to compliance and
comformism. There are SO many taboo topics, especially nowadays, that it makes one's head spin (figuratively speaking).
Because the truth is something anyone with power doesn't want to hear, or people to know.
How many of 'first world people' really want to know how many children are injured, hurt, or have died in the process of bringing them their neat
and shiny sneakers or their gloriously exploding new year's fireworks? No one wants to hear that - people rather 'kill' the messenger!
How many kings really want to hear that basically everything they do and say hurts the peons and serfs, and that their power might be undeserved, and
a manifestation of great injustice?
Besides, when you think something is wrong with the messenger, he's perhaps a retard or in psychiatric medication, you don't have to take his
message seriously. It's much easier to think that someone who hurt you with their truth (or otherwise) is a jerk, than to think that he/she is a
reasonable, well-balanced, wise and intelligent human being who has done nothing wrong.
What I am saying is that the problem goes deeper than just the 'race'-card. And it is much more serious than just some flimsy accusations of racism
- that's actually so common these days that I wouldn't even hear it, unless there's some kind of physical threat involved.
There are just SO many other cards, SO many privileged people who don't want to give up their victim-status and power. So although YOU never hurt
anyone or enslaved anyone, and would never do such a thing, you have to feel GUILT, because some people, who happened to have similar skin tone as
you, did something like that. I mean, isn't it quite racistic to accuse someone of being evil or demanding that they have to feel guilty based on
their skin color?
If I accused an individual whose body has a darker skin-tone than mine, of oppression, because someone with similar skin tone did something evil,
that accused individual would KNOW I am being incredibly racistic and illogical, and thus wrong in all possible levels!
But if the skin tones are reversed, suddenly the 'racism' disappears.. suddenly, the accuser is NOT a racist, and even if he/she was, no one would
We are so far from equality, (which is paramount between human beings) and the TRUE victims of the oppression are shamed for speaking out, while the
privileged ones that enjoy the fruits of the oppression are constantly claiming to be 'victims' (they have an official 'victim-status' that gives
them power and sympathy), that it's almost impossible to accept as the truth. Even I sometimes wonder whether it was all just a nightmare /
hallucination / psychosis or some other similar experience, and whether things are actually all right..
The deeper you go, the more frustrating it becomes. Truth is shunned almost everywhere.. no one wants to touch it, no one wants to have anything to do
with it, and those that dare speak it, are mercilessly bombarded with the most hateful labels that exist, and many times, with more drastic weapons as
This is a horrible world that has lots of people masquerading it as a 'good world' .. try even mentioning third world problems in a casual
conversation, and see the reactions - unless you are in a company where it's common to speak of these things, you will get quite uncomfortable and
odd looks, and the conversation usually stops right then and there.
On this planet, the accepted, "normal" topics are: TV shows, "news", movies, celebrities, sports, cars, gadgets, shoes, handbags, clothes, and
relationships (preferrably other people's that you have no business to know). The popular ones also include weather, ailments, monetary issues, bad
service, and how all men are such pigs, especially the white, heterosexual men.
If you are going to speak the truth, be prepared to have LOTS more nasty cards thrown your way for the rest of your incarnation.