Archive for the ‘Racism’ Category

I DON’T WANT TO BE RACIST ANYMORE

June 24, 2020

I don’t know when or how I became a racist; I don’t remember the transition. I do know that I’m now told that I’m racist even if I don’t recognize it in myself. I’m a Cisgender white male…thus, racist.

I do remember that as a kid growing up in San Diego, CA, I went to school with and played after school with a lot of kids. Some of my classmates and playmates were Mexican and black kids (back then they were most commonly referred to as Negroes). There was a Japanese boy and a couple of kids whose parents were from China. We all interacted as if we were kids. Nobody told us that we were supposed to treat each other differently, so we didn’t. Yes, some people in the neighborhood had darker or lighter skin than others, but marbles were marbles and everybody played hide and seek the same way.

I lived most of my life interacting with people from around the world ignorant of the fact that I was supposed to dislike them or treat them different because they were taller or shorter than I was or spoke with an accent different from mine.

About the only time in my life that I can recall treating others differently was the time I spent in South East Asia between 1967 and 1969. Even then it was only some people. They were the ones shooting at me and my team. The rest of the people in the cities and country were good, hard-working, friendly, very pleasant and likable people. Despite the fact that we spoke different languages we were generally able to communicate and enjoy one another.

Throughout my working years I worked with people from many countries. As I moved into management, I hired people for their talents, skills and abilities. It didn’t matter to me if the right person was female or male or of Hispanic, Oriental, African, Pacific Island, Scandinavian, European or whatever descent. Some of my co-workers or employees were gay. We all got along fine. If they were right for the job, they got the job. Everybody was paid commensurate to their position, their merit and contribution to the company.

I have voted for Democrats and Republicans of various ethnic backgrounds. I once worked on Mason Weaver’s bid for a California Assembly seat. Obviously, that was long before I became racist.

Somehow though, in the past few years, all that changed. Fifty or sixty years of being a level-headed and unbiased human and in just the past few years, maybe a decade, I have become a racist. I don’t understand how it happened. I don’t feel any different. I don’t look at the world any different. I don’t treat individuals any different. Yet here I am now, a racist.

The only thing I can think is that I haven’t changed, the population around me is now ignorantly indoctrinated. They’ve been taught to shout “RACIST” when we don’t agree and they can’t provide any logic or fact to back their argument.

I believe the people calling me racist are trying to create a divide. They want me to dislike or even hate others because of real or perceived differences rather than accept and appreciate my fellow humans for our similarities and respective uniqueness. They do not know me and don’t want to know me because I think for myself and question “Why?” when I’m told I should think a certain way. Too many people do not.

Hmm, perhaps those calling me racist are truly the racists.

PRIVILEGE

June 22, 2020

It’s amazing to me how some people can find racism hiding behind every word written or spoken unless it is from their own pen, keyboard or mouth.

Mayor Ben Rozier of Bloomingdale, GA was asked to resign over a Facebook post that was perceived as racist. Here’s what Rozier wrote:

What is privilege?….

Privilege” is wearing $200 sneakers when you’ve never had a job.

Privilege” is wearing $300 Beats headphones while living on public assistance.

Privilege” is having a Smartphone with a Data plan which you receive no bill for.

Privilege” is living in subsidized housing where you don’t have a water bill, where rising property taxes and rents and energy costs have absolutely no effect on the amount of food you can put on your table.

Privilege” is the ability to go march against, and protest anything that triggers you without worrying about calling out of work and the consequences that accompany such behavior.

“Privilege” is having as many children as you want, regardless of your employment status, and [to] be able to send them off to daycare or school you don’t pay for.

“Privilege” is sending your kids to school early for the before-school programs and breakfast, and then keeping them there for the after-school program…paid for by the people who DO HAVE TO DEAL WITH RISING TAXES AND COSTS! …you know, us so-called ‘PRIVILEGED’ the ones who pay while you TAKE TAKE TAKE!

This, of course, is a call-out by people without color who want to deepen the chasm between people like themselves and people of color in the name of diversity. To imply that there is anything inherently racist in the wording above is, in itself, racist.

As a rational individual, I see no reference to any ethnicity or heritage. A person has to interject their own bias into the wording in order for there to be an inkling of racism. It’s nothing like Joe Biden saying, “Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.” There’s no mistaking the thoughts behind that statement.

As one not seeking to divide the people of this or any other nation to specifically cause a confrontation, I read this posting somewhat differently. I see this as a frustration coming from one who is tired of paying exorbitant taxes only to hear people complain that their government entitlements are insufficient.

*I might also add to Rozier’s rant that anyone who has thousands of dollars in tattoos and piercings or has drugs in their system while drawing a monthly government stipend is also advantaged by privilege.

NOT A WHITE ON BLACK CRIME

June 20, 2015

Once again we have a horrendous crime committed by a person out of his mind.

Yes, Dylann Storm Roof, the man who shot 9 people after attending bible study meeting in their church for over an hour is white. He was born caucasian and remains caucasian. Yes, the subjects of his outrage were black. Did race play it’s part in this heinous event? Most certainly. Roof appears to be a white supremcist. But that belief, in itself, does not cause death. This is not just a crime of hate or race.

This is a case of a young man who ingested synthetic pharmaceuticals that may have conflicted with some of his other prescribed psychotropic medication. This is another prescription drug crime just like Sandy Hook, just like Columbine, just like Aurora and just like so many other senseless murders. If there is to be a difference between this crime and the other notorious mass murders it might be that Dylann had obtained some of his illegally.

Of course, President Obama went right to race as the motive and dispatched Atty Gen. Loretta Lynch to investigate for hate motivation. Then he went into his other usual subject of tirade; guns. Keep it simple, first race, then guns. Liberals, in general, are myopic. Race, guns – problem.  Drugs – good stuff.

Was a gun involved in this crime? Yes, but the gun is not the culprit.

The gun used was not the profoundly denounced “high-capacity AR-15 or AK-47 assault weapon” used by others. The gun used does not accept M855 ammunition. This time it was a hand gun with a maximum 7 round magazine. It could have been a machete or knife or hatchet or baseball bat. But the real death merchant was a mentally deranged individual who had enhanced the disorder by taking mind altering drugs.

Once again, we have a situation where only one person had a weapon, the drug crazed perpetrator. Had there been even one other person in the room with a weapon, the situation undoubtedly would have been entirely different.

I’m starting to see a pattern here. We need to ban all psychotropic pharmaceuticals. They’re killing people.

WHETHER YOU’RE PRESIDENT OR FIRST LADY, YOU JUST CAN’T PUSH RACISM ENOUGH!

December 19, 2014

As the first lady tried to justify her hatred for white people, she related the following story in a People Magazine interview:

“I tell this story – I mean, even as the first lady – during that wonderfully publicized trip I took to Target, not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf. Because she didn’t see me as the first lady, she saw me as someone who could help her. Those kinds of things happen in life. So it isn’t anything new.”

She makes it sound like only one person approached her because she is black. Maybe, just maybe, she was recognized and the awed Target shoppers gave her some space. It could also be because she was surrounded by 4-6 ominously large men and the other shoppers feared being thrown to the ground, handcuffed and disappeared.

I’m surprised she didn’t say the woman called out to her, “Hey girl, get your butt over here and hand me this”.

I truly doubt that no one approached her because of her skin color.  For all one knows, she may have forgotten her deodorant that day.  The one woman who did approach her had to be one of Gruber’s ignorant, inattentive and stupid public.

As a matter of fact, I was in WalMart yesterday and no one, absolutely no one, came up to me. Was it because I’m white?  Could be, but I don’t think so.

 

LIBERAL RACISM

August 12, 2014

Just as anybody with a modicum of intelligence knows, the Democrat Party is truly the racist party.  They keep calling others racist to keep the ignorant from looking at their actions. 

Yes, I recognize that he ran and won the position of mayor under the Republican flag.  That was necessary to gain support for the seat previously held by the term limited Rudy Giuliani.  One of Bloomberg’s major actions as Mayor of New York City was to change the term limit laws, thus allowing himself a third term.

Prior to the convenient party name change, Michael Bloomberg was, and still is a lifelong progressive Democrat at heart.  (With a net worth estimated at just a bit in excess of $34 billion, Bloomberg is just another “Dead Broke” Democrat).  He now claims to be a member of the Independent Party, showing that he has no loyalties other than to himself, another liberal progressive trait.

One, just one, blatant showing of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s racism is his adamant fight against black Milwaukee County Sheriff, David Clarke.  Bloomberg has dumped $150,000 of his own dead broke dollars into the coffers of Clarke’s primary opponent, Lt. Chris Moews.  Moews is white!  Therefore, Bloomberg is a white racist.  Both are running under the Democrat Party.

Clarke-pro personal safety and self defense.
Moews-anti-gun, victim creator who is soft on hard crime

The reason for Bloomberg’s support must be liberal racism!