Posts Tagged ‘Racism’

I DON’T WANT TO BE A 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 a 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.

THE PROGRESSIVE HEAD FAKE

January 18, 2018

They did it to President Johnson in 1965. They did it to President Reagan in 1986 with approximately 3 million illegal aliens and they apparently just did it again with President Trump. “Give me what I want, and I promise to think about what you have suggested you would like to have happen”. Then, as soon as the left gets what they want, in whole and in all parts, they seemingly forget the second portion of the agreement. Worse yet, they want and expect even more concessions before complying with the remaining portions of the original request.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me!

Over the years, “comprehensive immigration reform” has been bandied about as a negotiating point, political tool or a weapon but that is as far as it has been carried by either party. Now progressives want DACA certified as a stand alone program. After the occurrence of such, they claim willingness to “work on” comprehensive immigration reform. To progressives, however, comprehensive means vague language that allows entitlement, nurturing and amnesty for foreigners illegally in the country and the extended family members they choose to include in the future. Progressives do it again and again and our semi-conservative legislators, blindly believing the best in people, dupe themselves.

This time around the subject is about 800,000 young people (some now upwards of 30 years old) who have taken advantage of multiple entitlement programs including free K-12 education that they barely understand. Fewer than half are proficient in English and have little intention or desire to assimilate into the American culture. They carry flags from the countries to which they still owe allegiance and prefer conversing in foreign languages. Though they have chosen to separate themselves from their family members in order to receive American entitlements, they expect us to welcome not just their offspring but extended clan and teach, train and provide for them as well.

This is the DACA program. By mindfully granting 800,000 young and innocent foreigners the opportunity to take advantage of taxpayers, President Obama set the course for an unquenchable thirst of millions. It is the Cloward and Piven plan to overwhelm the welfare and economic systems carried to the Nth degree.  The current president and congress are now left to deal with this exasperating and untenable situation.

If you agree with those who want legalization for 800,000 DACA grantees or if you are on the fence regarding the issue, please click on the link below and read the article written in 2010. Though it was written during the dictatorial and over-lording reign of President Obama, the last 2/3 of it is as applicable today as it was then.

https://bizarroworldusa.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/obama-is-a-community-organizer/

In 1965, the Immigration and Nationality Act (aka the Hart-Cellar Act), changed our immigration system to allow a more diverse population to legally enter the United States. It was gracious and humanitarian but did not adequately address the influx of illegal entrants to our nation. That was over 50 years ago.

More recently (only 32 years ago) President Ronald Reagan signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. There was a promise to effectively control the illegal traffic at our borders and shorelines after granting amnesty to some 3 million people, but again that pledge was never to come about.

Over the past 118 years since 1900, there have been over 30 major structural changes to the way immigration is handled in the United States. None of them addresses illegal entry with punishment harsh enough to prevent it or even curtail it. Our “leaders” keep allowing the problem to grow and fester then say it is too massive to be handled all at once. Thus, we need “comprehensive reform” that can be forgotten at time of funding and long thereafter.

This is a can so dented from kicking that it can no longer be identified as a once valued container. “Comprehensive” is overwhelming and that is exactly why it stalemates every attempted conversation. There must be a starting point and logical order to address the problem. That starting point is: border walls with limited and safeguarded entry points, along with cyber, aerial, radar and infrared detection at all points of possible entry, air, land and sea.

Our boat is sinking and this is no time to test the potability of the water flooding in. We must plug the holes and bail the excess before we all drown. We can no longer massage and modify our immigration laws to comply with the wishes of people from around the globe  wanting to remake our nation in the image of the countries they dislike enough to leave behind.

This is not about racism as the left wants to inject into every conversation.  This is about protecting our infrastructure; our economy, our industry, our educational institutions and our democratic republic as a whole.

Only after securing our borders and shorelines to protect the nation from further invasion of insurgents willing to overtake and transform our democratic republic and deporting the intruders with alternative allegiance, can we undertake measures to simplify our legal immigration system. And, we can no longer allow progressives to undermine our sovereignty.

A RACIST AND A HOMOPHOBE WALK INTO A BAR…

October 14, 2017

Racist is now a spent and worthless term as with most of the left’s “ist”, and “phobe” references. With everything from the KKK to floral decorations and ice cream now designated as racist or …phobic, the terms have lost all meaning. Liberals tend to spin and parse every word, action, vision or vestige in quest for a reason to be offended. When they do become offended the problem lies with the liberal, not the object. It is up to the individual to perceive and reason normally, sanely and correctly. If and when that ever occurs, both the translucent/pastel libs and the rest of us will be much happier.

A person who sees everything as offensive or threat to himself/herself must be constantly and carefully surveilled to prevent crimes or injury that person might commit against their own person, others or surroundings. Sharp (knives, scissors, etc.), dull (lumber, baseball bats, etc.) and heavy (items which may become projectiles: E.g. rocks, bottles) objects must be removed from the individual’s proximal surroundings.

Perhaps that person should be restrained for psychiatric observation and diagnosis. California (perhaps because that is where so much liberal insanity occurs), allows police and other officials to confine by reasonable means and transport such persons under the California Welfare and Institutions Code 5150 to a hospital, institute, asylum or other designated place for such observation and evaluation. For my money, this code is used far too infrequently. Judging on past performance, most of the state legislature and chief executive should be whisked away under the 5150 code. I won’t even start on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Unless you’ve been in a coma for the past few years, you’ve undoubtedly heard some of the “triggers” for race, gender or sexuality. Perhaps you’ve even been exposed to the fearful socio-political stimulants. If you don’t date or mate with a person of your same sex, but of a different race, you might be designated as a homophobic racist. If you don’t stand with radical liberals when it comes to political decisions, you could easily be labeled a woman hater, bigot, redneck, Nazi, supremacist, fascist, xenophobe or any of dozens more derogatory terms. To illustrate my point, please click on this <link> to a former posting.

*After that posting, my friend said it was somewhat funny to him that I suggested “anger management and sensitivity training” for this proud liberal. As it happened, about a year prior, there was an issue and his licensing board mandated that he attend an anger management class. From the tone of his words during this exchange, the class was not helpful.

However, this is the way ignorant liberals tend to end discussions. When they recognize but refuse to acknowledge that their argument is based on false premises, they simply yell out some demeaning term. Sometimes it’s because they actually hear themselves speak and it embarrasses them to the point they must exit the conversation before making themselves look even more foolish. Sometimes they simply recognize there is no justification for their beliefs and the only way out is to spew an indefensible slur and claim victory.

When none of the above works in their favor, violence is the only alternative to quell their inherent anger. In any case, the use of unfounded expletives meant to box a person with a divergent viewpoint is, at this point, over used and of little meaning.

Thus, if you engage in a verbal joust with a liberal and derogatory terms permeate the conversation, smile and accept the victory. It is only acknowledgment…you both know you are right.

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS REQUIRED IN ALL SPORTS

November 21, 2016

To liberals, and those claiming to be progressive in particular, words have much greater meaning than actions. The left is controlling the narrative. Conservatives are being persecuted and prosecuted for holding beliefs which are honest and thus normal. Progressives, on the other hand, riot and destroy in the name of protest against what should be standard words and actions. A simple cry of racism immediately and unjustly ostracizes the object person.

Some of us are always going to be unjustly admonished and belittled for such things as “cultural appropriation”, or “covert racism”, or “xenophobia” or “micro-aggression”, etc. Apparently, we do it unwittingly because we’re so self absorbed that we cannot see, or simply don’t care, who may be disparaged. Careless and thoughtless language obviously displays our innate bigotry.

On any given day, a delicate pastel seeking reason to cry may choose to selectively re-identify a particular word, gesture or expression. There’s no telling where or when this might happen (It is generally done after the fact). But when it does, the dainty one is immediately insulted and horrendously aggrieved to the point of tears and quaking. Thus, we must succumb and complete the cycle. It is the only route to peace and harmony between us and the wailing and frangible few.

Beyond the obvious, like tight pants and the showing of well muscled (male) players, there is overt aggression displayed in the naming of sports teams. Let’s run down a few of names that must be changed starting with the NFL. Feel free to rethink the name of your favorite sports team.

EAGLES – Birds of prey. Carnivorous. Let’s change that name to PARAKEETS. The smaller birds are herbivores eating only seeds and grains.

COLTS – Young male horses. Not yet developed defensive skills. Vulnerable. Let’s now call them STEEDS because that name connotes subtle stateliness.

FALCONS – See Eagles

BEARS – Large, aggressive carnivores capable of ripping off one’s head with a single swipe. This team must become the TEDDYS.

BROWNS – Obviously racial connotation here. Just delete the team.  They don’t deserve to be renamed.

REDSKINS – This has been overdone. Native Americans don’t seem to mind the name, but pastels do on their behalf. Leave the name alone.

CHARGERS – Whoa, unbridled aggression. How about TROTTERS to show advancement without vigorous onslaught. We can only hope no Tennessee Walkers feel excluded.

PATRIOTS – Showing honor and allegiance must be abolished. Replace this name with DIPSY DO-GOODERS.

TEXANS – Far too exclusive. Must be renamed the DIVERSITIES to offset years of exception.

And there we have a sampling of idiocy, aka; political correctness. Perhaps tomorrow we’ll destroy schools, states, cities, roadways or regional identifications named after historical figures with whom the left does not agree.