Hello ATS I come to you with a simple yet profane rant
Why is it that I have to be equal to someone that is not equal to me?
Why is it that it's my fault for what people did 100 years ago?
Why is it that I have to sit and take whatever poop is being cast upon me by life and the government?
I will give you a little tale about why I think we as a society are being rotted from the inside out.
My father's family came to the new world in the 1600's to establish what is one of the oldest cities in the world, Quebec City. They were one of the
settling families and they are one of the most spread out and largest today. My family's name is on billboards, signs, vehicles, propane tanks and
much more. They did not come here and oppress the natives they found like the pilgrims did. Instead they became friends and traders with them,
eventually including them into the family as one of their own. I can trace back through generations to native heritage and the traditions that were
passed down from father to son and mother to daughter. Almost all of my ancestors were hardworking traders or lumberjacks that made a name for
themselves from nothing. My mother's family came over to the US during the potato famine in the 1800's and became immigrants in Canada and the US.
They were also hard workers that worked hard and made themselves into something out nothing. Today my mother's family name is across signs,
billboards, and other things as well.
They had nothing to do with slavery. They had nothing to do with what happened on the Trail of Tears. My skin color does not determine the moral
fabric of my character. My skin color has nothing to do with the oppression of others from different creeds and backgrounds.
I do not give a flying rat's butt about race. I do not care about what is between someone's legs.
STOP EQUATING ME WITH THOSE WHO DO
They are humans like me and you. They have dreams and hopes like me and you. But they are ignorant and blind in their ways for hating someone based on
aesthetic features. You can find racism and sexism across the globe and if you think I will feel sorry for those who cannot make something of
themselves based on an imagined prejudice, you are sorely mistaken.
My father's family and my mother's family faced equal if not more discrimination because of their background than those today, yet they could still
rise up and help themselves.
Nothing is stopping minorities or women from doing the same. The only thing stopping them is themselves.
I am big, strong, smart and fast. But I cannot sit down all day and do important number crunching. My sister is more than capable of that and i
recognize that skill. My friend Mel was as black as night but he could write, sing, and draw 50 times better than I could. I recognized that skill in
him. Everyone has a skill that is useful in life but it is up to them to find that skill and use it.
Why should I be paid the same wage as someone not doing the same work? Find me 50 women that could do the job of 50 roughnecks on oil rigs and I will
eat my hat. You will not find those women because the work that men do in certain trades are inherently dependent on raw stamina and strength that
women psychically do not have. Women were designed by evolution to manage the man's needs while he went out and put his life on the line to feed his
family. There are still plenty of men who do that because women are not interested in long, hard hours and dirty, dangerous conditions. Women are
given every handicap to make themselves as equal as us and what has that done? The mechanic field is still 90% male. Secretaries are still 85% female.
They believe the lie that they cannot work as hard as someone else so they accept it as the blind truth and do not attempt to test it. I've worked
with plenty of women in the construction industry. For the most part, I've observed that not only were they not harassed, but they put up with the
same # that the men did.
Who has time to harass someone when you're working a 14 hour shift in a trench when it's 98 degrees out? Who has time to harass someone when they are
busting their balls every minute of the day to keep to a deadline? The same people that would harass someone regardless of the gender.
Life sucks and then you die, sorry buttercup.
Society is being rotted from the inside out from the idea that everyone is as equal as the next person and if someone is better than someone else,
they have to give themselves a handicap. We are not all equal, but we are equal in the sense that we live a life on the same planet.
We should recognize the skills that people are born with and use those skills to help everyone instead of forcing those that are more skilled to
handicap themselves to those who are not as equally skilled. If you're a minority or a woman and can't seem to get a job anywhere, make your own job.
Make your own company and work for yourself if others don't want to recognize your personal skill. There is every opportunity out there to better
yourself and instead it's wasted on those who don't want to better themselves.
Let's stop with the racism, the ableism, the ageism, the feminism. Let's do equalism instead.
Until we can see each other as human beings, we will crumble and fall to those who don't.
The same ones who finance the endless wars, the same ones who finance a need based economy that has no needs anymore, the same ones who do not see
white, yellow, brown, but instead only see the color green.
I for one would give my life to see that everyone gets a fair chance, not just those who aren't as skilled as the rest of us.
Delete this, warn me, I don't care. I came here to give my warnings and my message and I have reached more enough people that my crazy idea of
equality is not lost.
edit on 16-11-2014 by thisguy27 because: (no reason given)