Ding! Dong! The Witch is Dead!
Granted, I haven’t seen the new Avengers movie yet, I won’t see it until it comes out on Blu Ray, but already the crazy SJWs are out whining about how bad it is. Joss Whedon walked away from Twitter entirely because he was getting abused, some people thought it was the radical feminist idiots that pushed him away, although he’s denied it, I suspect because he’s a self-identified feminist and he doesn’t want to make the whole movement look bad. However, it isn’t just Joss Whedon that has made this whole thing so absurd.
I ran into a SJW on a forum who was whining long and hard that Avengers: Age of Ultron was a horrible movie and no feminists or other liberals ought to see it because the Maximoff twins, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver were not Jews, as they were in the comic books, but now they were white and white people suck. I kid you not.
Of course, in the comics, they are the kids of Magneto, but in the movies, FOX owns the rights to Magneto with their licensing of the X-Men franchise. However, in the X-Men films that Ian McKellen has appeared in, even though the first X-Men movie tells his backstory as a Jew in a Nazi death camp, McKellen isn’t a Jew at all. He’s a white guy. A British gay atheist white guy in fact. Are the feminists screaming about that? I rather doubt it. But since Magneto doesn’t exist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there’s really no reason to make Wanda and Pietro Jewish because their parentage is the only place that it comes into play.
And besides, if you want to demand comic correctness, Nick Fury was a white guy in the comics for decades, nobody is complaining that Samuel L. Jackson is playing him in the movies. This isn’t about comic accuracy, it’s about liberal racism.
Personally, I don’t give a damn what race anyone is in the movies. It’s irrelevant. I care if the movies are good. That’s all that ought to matter. Movies are not social commentary, they are entertainment. That’s not what liberals care about though, they only see race, they only see gender, they only see sexual orientation, they can’t just sit back and enjoy the show. That’s why everything turns into some kind of political, social debate instead of just a movie, just a TV show, just a discussion, it’s always war.
Maybe that’s why so many of us just stare at the SJW’s like they’ve got a third eye, they can’t just be normal people, they always have to be on the lookout for anything they can use, fairly or not, to push their political and social agenda, even when it’s a comic book movie.
If You’ve Got Brains, You’re a Bad Person!
Only in a place like San Francisco would you find such an absurd liberal load of horse shit taking place. We’ve all heard of the Girl Scouts, right? And their younger counterparts, the Brownies? Well here’s a group, based in Oakland, right outside of San Francisco, one of the major hubs for liberal lunacy, who isn’t out in front of Walmart selling cookies, they’re out selling social justice, and racist social justice at that!
Yes, these little girls are spreading the “black people are better” message that racist liberals are so good at and, like religion long ago realized, if you get these kids young, when their rational mind isn’t developed, you’ve got a disciple for life. Get ’em thinking about racism and sexism and other liberal chestnuts quick!
And seriously, who the fuck names these idiots? What imbecile would name their kid “Coatlupe”? Only a loony liberal.
This is just more evidence that these idiotic social justice warriors are little more than a political cult, they’re indoctrinating young children into their mental poison and these little girls today are going to be the S.C.U.M. of the next generation. This is where radicalism starts folks, it’s no surprise that these are named the Radical Brownies.
But of course, you get the loony liberal atheist fringe who decry religious indoctrination at a young age, yet are standing on their chairs and cheering when this kind of stuff goes on. It’s like the Christians who complain about Muslim madrassas and then stick their kids in religious schools and dump them at Sunday School every weekend. Now certainly, most everything that parents do when their children are young is indoctrination, it’s how we teach language, inculcate them into societal norms and educate them through schooling. The first few years of a child’s life, they are an open sponge that soaks up knowledge. Complaining about one form of indoctrination while engaging in another is a bit hypocritical, don’t you think? Of course, there ought to be limits and we ought to be doing what is best for the child’s future life and development. I don’t think having a bunch of girls pushing social justice outside of Walmart is doing what’s best for the kids, it’s just stroking the egos of the idiot parents. Oh, and note that in the story, nobody mentions the fathers of these girls. Think any of them are in the picture? Me either.
It gets so sad talking to some of these liberals who are convinced that everyone is out to get them and this is true no more than with very liberal blacks who are convinced the police are all racists, waiting to do them harm. I ran into someone I haven’t seen for a long, long time online and while we’ve never been more than passing acquaintances, this pretty much demonstrates why. It wasn’t more than a couple of minutes into the reunion than he started complaining that police keep harassing him because he’s black. He kept complaining about “driving while black”, that police will pull him over for no reason other than he’s a black man driving a car.
Now I’ve heard these stories before but never really had anyone that I could really question about their experiences so I asked him to tell me about a couple of instances. First, he told me that he was pulled over by a white cop “for no reason at all” and started to assert that it must have been because he was black. I asked him what happened, did the officer say anything about his skin color, did he make any disparaging remarks or anything else that could be directly attributed to him being a racist? Nope, he just knew that it was a racist thing and the cop gave him a ticket for speeding. Wait a minute… speeding? So he didn’t pull him over for no reason at all, he pulled him over because he was speeding! Oh no, that must have been just an excuse, it was all about race!
The second incident, he was pulled over by another white officer and again, no racist language, no threats or anything negative but it just had to be racial in nature. Oh, and he had a broken tail light that the cop warned him to fix. No ticket, just a warning and the cop drove on. But somehow, this is all harassment because this guy was breaking the law and driving with a broken tail light.
Now I’m not going to say that there aren’t legitimate instances where people are pulled over because of their skin color and those cases ought to be decried. However, let’s be honest, correlation doesn’t necessarily mean causation, even though that seems to go through the minds of liberals on a constant basis. It has to be racist because that’s the first thing they think of in just about every situation. Or sexist, some of them go that way automatically too. Yes, if the cop pulls you over and starts saying some racist crap, you’ve got a legitimate beef. Unless that’s the case though, unless you have some actual evidence that it was a racist move, let’s stop whining and just do what you’re supposed to be doing.
With the recent nonsense surrounding Ferguson and other liberal hotspots, I find this news story entirely unsurprising. According to the mayor of Philadelphia, some police officers are getting increasingly frightened of the communities that they are assigned to protect.
Yet the problem isn’t that most cops are crooked and need to be looked upon with distrust, the problem is that lots of citizens have little to no respect for the law or for the people who we have tasked with enforcing it. These are people who are patently anti-social, they care about no one but themselves and if anything bad happens or they even get the feeling something bad can happen, they take to the streets and scream bloody murder.
See, all of these recent cases haven’t been bad white cops out shooting innocent black men on the streets for no reason. That isn’t what happened in a single case. Michael Brown tried to take the gun from a cop. Eric Garner was breaking the law and resisting arrest. Antonio Martin pulled a gun on a cop. In every case, it’s been black criminals breaking the law, acting in a manner contrary to their own well-being and getting shot for it. Yes, it’s a shame when the cops have to use lethal force, but to see the largely liberal public screaming that cops ought to be shot before they ever harm a civilian is absolutely absurd. These cops are not being found guilty of a crime because they haven’t done anything wrong, that doesn’t stop the community from trying them in the court of public opinion. All these communities, and it’s virtually all liberals from what I’ve seen, are ignoring the circumstances of the shootings and only seeing that the dead guy was black and the cop was white and that’s all there is to it. It’s more of that absurd victim mentality that pervades the liberal mind, especially in the black community.
These are not cops that hate their communities, these are communities that hate their cops. In Brooklyn, New York, two cops were brutally murdered in their police car as “revenge” for the police shootings that have happened in recent weeks. The murderer, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, murdered his girlfriend and boasted that he wanted to kill cops. After killing officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, he turned the gun on himself. There was a second attempt at a cop shooting in the Bronx that was avoided only because the gun jammed as an unnamed gunman took aim at two police officers. Cops have every right to be afraid of their communities, especially when their communities are cheering attacks on the authorities.
Of course, this wouldn’t be much of a story if the whole premise put forward by these hoodlums is entirely false, which it is. So here’s the actual data. There are 641,208 police officers in the United States, at least as of 1998 when the last study was done. Of those, 87% are white and 11% are black, which for the purposes of this point are all that are relevant. From 1980-2008, black officers were involved in 13% of the justifiable shootings by police. In those shootings, less than 3% of those shot were white and 11% were black. Black officers shoot far more black suspects than white suspects. Is that racism? Nobody on the left will claim so. Further, according to Bureau of Justice statistics, only 1/5000th of 1% of all arrests made nationwide result in the death of the suspect. In the seven years of the study from 2003-2009, there were nearly 98 million arrests made in the United States. Only a minuscule number of those arrests resulted in the death of the arrestee, an average of 1 per every 20,000 arrests. You are four times more likely to be electrocuted in your shower than to be killed during an arrest, yet according to a lot of liberal pundits, police violence is at an all-time high. Nothing could be further from the truth.
According to Policing and Homicide 1976 to 1998, published by the Bureau of Justice Statistics of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, and published in March 2001, a disproportionate number of black officers are involved in shootings deemed justifiable in the United States. Remember, I said that blacks made up 11% of the 641,208 officers nationwide, yet they account for more than 17% of all justifiable police shootings. They also, as I mentioned before, are responsible for far more black-officer-shooting-black-suspects than white officers by a wide margin, 32 in 100,000 for black officers vs. 14 in 100,000 for white officers. We see that white-officer-shooting-white-suspects in the same time period is 28 in 100,000, vs. 11 in 100,000 for black officers. Clearly, white officers are not out trying to kill black suspects as “leaders” in the “black community” have claimed. If anything, they should be screaming about black officers because they demonstrably kill more black suspects than anyone else. Of course, black-on-black violence is epidemic in our country, a black man is 6x more likely to be killed by another black man than by a white man, yet the “black community” doesn’t talk about that. There’s no racist angle there to exploit. They can’t play the victim card so they don’t bring it up.
But here’s where things become interesting. According to the studies, young black males murder police officers at a rate 6x higher than young white males do. At the time of the study in 1998, young black males made up less than 1% of the population but accounted for more than 21% of the police murders. And people wonder why cops pay more attention to young black males? Seriously?
The longer this nonsense goes on, the more I wonder if it isn’t better if the cops just pull back from these ghetto neighborhoods and let them all murder each other. It isn’t at all unlikely, studies done of some of the most violent neighborhoods in the nation show that you have between a 1:7 and 1:15 chance of being the victim of violent crime each and every year you spend in these neighborhoods. Take away what law enforcement there is in these areas and there will be blood running in the streets in short order. Hopefully the people who are most likely to attack the police will be the first ones to go, but let’s be honest, if the police did walk away, as they certainly have every reason to do, the black community would be up in arms screaming that they’re not being protected.
The cops just can’t win. Sorry, given a choice between a cop that puts his or her life on the line every day and some career criminals, I’ll take the cop each and every time, without exception. Maybe we need a little gene pool cleaning in this country.
Well, today is Martin Luther King Day and, as you know, I really hate to keep bringing up these things like a broken record but once you start having conversations about a particular subject, it usually turns into fodder for a lot of posts on similar subjects. It happens no matter what kind of subject I’m busy debating, be it Christianity, Islam, free will, sexism, etc. So please indulge me while I bring up a story that came up in a recent discussion that I thought was both tragic and darkly and ironically slightly humorous.
David Ruenzel had made a comfortable life for himself writing about white privilege for the Southern Poverty Law Center. He never missed an opportunity to write about how whites were so bad to blacks and how whites are always going to be racists and white-on-black violence and hatred was endemic. This is something that the Southern Poverty Law Center is infamous for, it’s something they spend a lot of time talking about because, of course, it’s a harbor for extremist liberal thought.
In particular, David Ruenzel held the position that whites were never at risk from black crime, even though the evidence said otherwise and crime statistics in the Oakland area where he lived and worked continued to grow. He figured that his own white privilege made him immune from being attacked or killed by blacks, at least right up to the time when two black men attacked him in a park and killed him.
Unfortunately, liberals like Ruenzel tend to ignore black crime and black racism because their liberal outlook makes it impossible for them to consider that blacks can be just as racist as whites. It’s just not compatible with their Critical Race Theory. Thus I’m sure that when he was fatally shot by two black men, his last thoughts couldn’t imagine that such a thing could happen. After all, black-on-white crime wasn’t possible. Blacks are victims, not perpetrators! Yet he died, having been a victim of the very same black crime he had spent more than a decade excusing.
Certainly I’m not celebrating the senseless death of Ruenzel, every unnecessary death is tragic and my heart goes out to his family, but there’s a certain poetic irony at work here, one that I’m sure will go straight over the heads of my liberal readers. However, there is a problem here that many liberals simply will not acknowledge because it conflicts with their basic worldview. There’s a term that we refer to a view that cannot be changed by evidence and that term is “blind faith”. Atheists among us might remember how well represented that is among theists. Why would they accept it among liberals?
I bring this up on Martin Luther King Day because I feel certain that if King was alive today, he’d be mad at the black community and the liberal community equally. Yes, I could have made a joke about King banging on the lid of his coffin but that would be tasteless. Fully, but tasteless. I honestly don’t think he’d have any respect for where race relations have gone in this country over the past 40 years. He had a dream where things improved. They haven’t improved, blacks have just gotten angry and violent and liberals are only too happy to let them do it and not hold them accountable. In fact, they’re happy to spur them on. The fact remains that blacks are 9 times more likely to be killed by other blacks than they are by whites, yet the media only shines a light on white cops who kill black criminals. The rhetoric is strong but rhetoric doesn’t describe truth, only evidence and reason can do that and the mindless rhetoric of the left has far too little of those qualities.
Can we just admit that there is a problem? Maybe if everyone can acknowledge that there’s an issue to be addressed, we can actually work toward solving it. However, as long as the left remains willfully ignorant of the predicament, how can we ever hope to make it better?
I’ve purposely not addressed the Ferguson shooting, I’ve carefully avoided talking about Michael Brown and Darren Wilson and the whole nonsense that arose following both the shooting itself and the Grand Jury announcement. For one, it doesn’t matter, it’s just been children acting like children and people taking advantage of a situation to riot and steal things in the name of “social justice”. I find that absurd in the extreme and frankly, I figure the police in Ferguson ought to have been shooting looters regardless of skin color, with the most painful non-lethal rounds possible if nothing else. There simply is no excuse for acting like that and the whole thing got completely out of hand.
I’m all for peaceful and lawful protesting but that’s absolutely not what happened in Ferguson, Missouri but I could have predicted it for you long ahead of time. It was inevitable. You had the race-baiters like Sharpton whipping up the crowd, you had the liberal media pushing racial buttons and you had an entitlement-happy crowd, built up by the liberals, just waiting for an opportunity to go on a rampage. Mix well and set aflame.
Whether these people like it or not, the Grand Jury, who are the only ones legally tasked with deciding if Darren Wilson ought to be prosecuted for the death of Michael Brown, found no reason whatsoever to bind him over for charges. A rational society would accept that finding because it is legally binding. These people are not being rational though, they are being emotional and their emotions lead them to believe and do ridiculous things. It’s not all that different from the way religion operates. They take a position to which they are already emotionally attached and then desperately cling to it no matter what the evidence actually says. This is what happened in Ferguson. While what happened to Brown is regrettable, it was all Brown’s fault that he got shot and had he not tried to take Wilson’s firearm, he’d likely still be alive today. Place the blame where the blame actually belongs.
But no, that’s not what the liberal public wants and Obama is just fanning those flames by suggesting that there is a valid “simmering distrust” between minorities and the police. There is only a distrust between the people who think laws are mere suggestions and the police who are tasked with arresting those who violate the law. It’s those crazy liberals who think black people ought to get special treatment because they’re black who have a problem. This was never a racial thing, it was a criminal doing something stupid thing. If it was a racial thing, then there would have been just as much furor at the case of a black officer killing an unarmed white guy, yet there was none. Liberals won’t even address it. You sure didn’t see mobs of unruly white people rioting and smashing store fronts. They’d have been crucified in the media if they had, yet black people in Ferguson get away with it and the police, who try to contain the madness, get criticized. This goes all the way back to Rodney King, and probably before, where rioting while feigning social outrage is the acceptable thing to do.
We have a racial problem in this country but it’s not racist white people picking on peaceful black people. It’s liberal entitlement-happy racists, people who believe that blacks deserve to get back at whites for past injustices, and those who figure that while they’re stomping around being pissed, they might as well break some windows and steal some TVs. What the heck, they’re entitled, right? If a police officer, regardless of skin color, does something wrong to an individual, regardless of skin color, they should be prosecuted to the extent that the law allows. It shouldn’t matter if the individual that was wronged was black or white, rich or poor, gay or straight, male or female, the cop, if they were in the wrong, should get the same punishment and it should be harsh. I’m fine with cops being held to high standards but they should not be held to impossible standards and they most certainly shouldn’t get punished differently based on the gender, orientation or race of the “victim”. But that’s not what liberals want. Color-blind society my ass.
So it’s all over and done. Darren Wilson’s life is ruined, even though he did nothing at all wrong. Liberals ought to be happy about that, he’s been forced to leave the force and he and his wife will have to go elsewhere and hope they can get jobs. The liberals will just go back to watching for another case that they can make political hay out of and the looting and rioting can repeat as it always seems to. It’s the liberal way, after all.
I am well aware that this post is going to come off racist to some but it’s a serious question that I think ought to be addressed. The talk radio station that I listen to, the one I’ve talked about a lot in the past, is a supposedly conservative talk station. Most of its hosts are very conservative, although virtually none are particularly religious. I’m actually surprised at how critical the majority of them are of religion and how readily most of them are to say they aren’t religious. Most of the hosts are white, although there are several Hispanic hosts and two black hosts, all of which can be verified by going to their web site and looking at the host pages. It’s the black hosts that I want to talk about right now though.
Before I begin, I’ve started to pay attention to how all of the hosts that I hear, and granted I hear some a lot more often than others, based on when I happen to be in the car, talk about race, particularly their own. I have yet to hear any of the white hosts spend any appreciable time talking about “being white”. I have yet to hear any of the Hispanic hosts talk about “being Hispanic”. I have, however, heard constant references by the two black hosts about “being black”. It seems to be a major part of their schtick. Last night, for instance, one was on and spent the entire time I listened, probably close to an hour, talking about “how black people think”. Isn’t that kind of racist, in and of itself, asserting that all people with a particular range of melanin in their skin all have to think the same way? So far as I’m aware, I’ve never heard a white host talking about how white people think, I’ve never heard a Hispanic host talking about how Hispanic people think and, even though I don’t know that I’ve ever heard an Asian radio host, I can’t imagine them spending valuable air time talking about how Asian people think. It’s an absurd concept, why did this particular host think that all black people think alike? It immediately strikes me as the old canard that you can’t tell black people apart. That’s just racist.
And these hosts didn’t grow up in the hood, they were both, based on what they’ve said on the air, college educated and raised in at least middle class households. So why do they spend all their time playing the race card? What is it about a lot of black personalities that makes them automatically identify with skin color? Personally, I just don’t get it.
Unfortunately, just noticing such things is enough to get you cast as a racist. I guess pointing out the facts, especially when they are inconvenient facts, is enough to get you demonized. My crime, according to some, is just noticing, just like realizing that feminists, who are supposedly for a gender-neutral society, spend all of their time pointing out how different men and women are. But no, point that out and you’re a sexist! They want you to do as they say, not as they do. The fact is, when someone tries to group people together by the color of their skin, they are being racist. It’s absurd to think that all black people think a certain way, just as it is to think the same of white people. People are people. People’s choices, positions and beliefs ought not be determined by their skin color and if they are, that’s really a problem. I don’t go running around identifying myself by my skin color but there are a lot of people who do and no matter how they try to justify it, they’re still wrong. It’s still racist. Identifying race as a defining factor is, by definition, racist. Oh, I know, blacks can’t be racist, had another person tell me that today, because blacks have no power. Tell that to our black president.
I just get so sick of the hypocrisy, where blacks and feminists and other liberal crusaders think that the rules don’t apply to them, they get to be racist and sexist and then they get to shout down anyone who points out their failures as being racists and sexists. Can’t we all just stop paying attention to skin color and gender and just live together in harmony? Hell no, that’s how these people make their living!
And that’s a shame.
It’s a typical liberal claim, right up until stories like this show up, then either the liberals run away or try to make some kind of ridiculous excuse why, even though it’s painfully and clearly racist, blacks still can’t be racist.
In Brooklyn, New York, a group of 10 black teens attacked a white couple in what has been described as a racial assault. Ronald and Alana Russo were beaten by 10 black teenagers, including a 12-year old girl, after they honked their horn at the group of black kids to get out of the way so they could go through a green light. The teens started kicking his car and once Ronald got out to examine the damage, he was thrown to the ground, beaten and suffered multiple injuries including bruising, a blood clot and a broken nose. His wife Alana was pulled from the car as she tried to dial 911 and was slammed to the ground, suffering a black eye. The teens stole her iPhone, all the while yelling racial insults including “get the crackers” and “get the white whore”.
So yes, nothing racist there.
Two of them, Kashawn Kirton and Daehrell Finch, were arrested by police and charged with the crime, but Kirton denied it, saying that he was just wearing the same shirt as one of the attackers. After all, and I can’t believe I’m about to say this, all black guys look alike. Isn’t that the card he was playing?
And this isn’t all that uncommon either. It just shows that there’s a serious divide between what is considered racism and what is not. If you’re black, you usually don’t get charged with racial violence. Take this other case where a white couple was beaten to death at a Dallas, Texas McDonalds by a black mob. Two white couples on a double date pulled into a McDonalds next to Texas A&M University and within 20 minutes, one couple was dead, beaten to death by a mob of black teenagers. Local media refused to even identify the race of the assailants because it isn’t politically correct to suggest that blacks can be racist.
Or heck, how about this one? In Mississippi, a white man, Ralph Weems IV, a former Marine was beaten in a restaurant by black men after warning him that they were upset at the killing of Michael Brown and the place wasn’t safe for whites. Weems is currently in a medically induced coma following brain surgery. Another white man, David Knighten, tried to defuse the situation but was similarly beaten and suffered broken bones in his face, a cut over his left eye and a blood clot in his right eye. It was reported that racial slurs were called from the crowd during the attack.
See, I’m not trying to imply that blacks are any more racist than whites are. There are racists in every group. There are black racists, there are white racists, there are Asian racists, there are Hispanic racists. I’m sure there are Eskimo racists too. There are male sexists, there are female sexists. There are straight bigots and gay bigots. People hating other people for really stupid reasons is just not that uncommon unfortunately. We, as a species, cannot pretend it doesn’t happen and we can’t pretend that one group is worse than another if they engage in it. Unfortunately, we do see that in some areas, the media is either afraid to report, or refuses to report, if a non-white engages in racist activity or attacks, they want to perpetuate the myths that only whites can be racist and this is ridiculous. This is a problem no matter who engages in it, we can never, as a society, solve this problem if we look at it as someone else’s problem.
Every time I think I’ve seen the stupidest thing that a theist can say, I come across something worse. I ran across this on a forum and the number of people pointing out just how stupid this guy is was quite amazing. Of course, this dipstick has no clue what evolution is, it wasn’t long after this that he started talking about the Big Bang and abiogenesis and all that, things that have nothing to do with evolution at all, but even after being corrected, he doesn’t care. It interferes with his mindless belief in the Bible and that’s all he needs to invent absurd crap about it. Honesty and education are two things that never impinge on his thought processes.
So here we go, his first post, in its entirety. How many fallacies can you spot?
First – evolution being the work of God is fine and not racist because God created all people as equal.
Taking the Creator God out of the “evolution” has that theory as racist indeed.
The thing is that the claim that evolution is just some happen-chance or non-Godly event is thereby claiming that the African people are the lower evolved while the white race is the highest evolve.
This makes so the Atheist idea of evolution is just a new guise of the never ending racism, and that is also the motivation for keeping God out of the equation even when the evidence is there of the Creator God.
There really is no sensible reason for a religious person to deny the obvious truth of evolution except for the Atheist intrusion in that the Atheist evolution thereby promotes injustice and iniquity against any person or group of people who are deemed to be lower evolved.
So let’s look at some of the most absurd parts of this, shall we?
First – evolution being the work of God is fine and not racist because God created all people as equal.
Well clearly that’s not true. God didn’t create all people as equal or the Hebrews wouldn’t be God’s chosen people! He picked one particular racial sub-group to be his favored people and suddenly God isn’t racist? What about the Australian aboriginal peoples? What about Eskimos? What about the indigenous American peoples? What about Asians? All of these people were around at the time this was going on, God was simply ensuring that none of these races could hear the “Good Word” and even if they did, they couldn’t be saved. God is a serious racist.
The thing is that the claim that evolution is just some happen-chance or non-Godly event is thereby claiming that the African people are the lower evolved while the white race is the highest evolve.
Nobody claims that. Oh, wait a minute, the religious claim that! You have to remember that at the core of American slavery was Christianity who taught that the African people were descended from Ham and therefore, sub-human and only fit to serve their white masters. Someone is projecting a bit, I think.
This makes so the Atheist idea of evolution is just a new guise of the never ending racism, and that is also the motivation for keeping God out of the equation even when the evidence is there of the Creator God.
Oh, there’s evidence, is there? Where is this evidence? He has it, he just won’t show you! Hmmm, seems I wrote about that recently…
There really is no sensible reason for a religious person to deny the obvious truth of evolution except for the Atheist intrusion in that the Atheist evolution thereby promotes injustice and iniquity against any person or group of people who are deemed to be lower evolved.
Which, once again, there is no evidence of. Oh, I’m sure he thinks he has evidence that he keeps locked up tight somewhere but he can do nothing, as revealed in the rest of the thread, to actually prove it. Yet in the end, this idiot declares himself the victor and waits for everyone to ride him around on their shoulders, only to be surprised when everyone thinks he’s an idiot. When asked where any of his evidence is, he’s self-assured that he presented it, yet is hard pressed to directly point to any of it. Apparently, claiming that evidence exists is just as good as presenting the evidence. Believing strongly that you’re right is the same as proving that you are.
This is really getting more and more typical of engagements with theists, where only the most absurdly stupid and self-deluded will take up the apologetic mantle. It just leaves atheists shaking their head, wondering exactly what is wrong with these people, yet to the theists, this is the norm. Believing in things they cannot justify, clinging to things they cannot explain, claiming things they cannot demonstrate, this is what is left of religion in America. Stupidity, just because it makes them feel good, is the order of the day.
Sad, isn’t it?
This is another of those constant drones that we see on the Internet, liberals pointing fingers and accusing others of being privileged, therefore they should keep their damn mouths shut and let everyone else talk because anything that anyone who actually isn’t living in destitution isn’t worth listening to. They think that liberal privilege should make everyone feel guilty.
So much of this comes from liberal guilt and yes, that really is a thing. Liberals feel bad that they have things that other people do not, so instead of wondering why other people have not achieved the things they have, they blame themselves because somehow, it must be their fault. There’s a distinct self-loathing thread that runs through progressive political thought. They desperately want to be able to personally identify with the downtrodden, if only they didn’t live in a first world nation! Damn their parents for actually being financially stable and successful, it keeps them from feeling as bad as those that they seemingly idolize! If they could just get rid of their damnable white skin and middle class exterior, they’d be able to feel the pure ecstasy of poverty and hatred that they imagine must be going on at all time!
See, I know this is going to shock liberals, but blacks are no different than whites. They have the same abilities, the same opportunities and the same capacity to make something of themselves. It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white or Hispanic or Asian, you can make your life better if you try. The problem is, especially in the ghetto community, blacks have been told for generations that they’re just not good enough, that the world owes them a living, that they don’t actually have to try, they don’t actually have to get an education or make good choices in life, in fact, if you do that and try to get out of the ghetto, you’re told by your black brethren that you’re a race traitor or an Uncle Tom.
But it’s not just blacks, if you look at white trailer trash in the Deep South, they have the same thing going on. They have their own white ghetto culture that tells them that they don’t have to work hard, get an education, make good choices, etc. They think they deserve a living because they bothered to get out of bed in the morning too. Stupid is stupid, no matter the skin color. But that’s not something that liberals tend to talk about, except wherein these trailer trash idiots say something racist, then they’re all over it. Of course, when the ghetto blacks say something racist, the liberals are only too eager to commend them on it. Blacks can’t be racist, after all, and whites must have done something to deserve the hate.
Okay, I will say that blacks in the distant past were downtrodden. That was then, this is now. Get over it. I don’t care if you were abused yesterday, this is today and you’d better pick yourself up and get back on the horse.
People shouldn’t guilty about things that they, themselves, didn’t do. I have not been racist toward anyone, therefore I have no need to feel bad about racism. I also haven’t been sexist, haven’t opposed equality for everyone regardless of their sexual orientation, etc. I have no guilt for things I didn’t do. So why do liberals? I suspect that a lot of it stems from a feeling of powerlessness. They don’t want to feel like they’re not in control and when faced with things that they can’t arbitrarily fix, they feel guilty because “fixing things” is their cup of tea, or so they think. However, they’re also fundamentally lazy, they don’t want to propose actual solutions, they just want to play word games and pretend that they can wave their magical liberal wand and make everything all better without actually having to do anything to make things better. Now I want to improve things too but my solutions are real. They revolve around actually getting people off their asses and making the world a better place, at least as much as is possible. There are some things we can’t fix, especially things where the people who are actually responsible refuse to work on the solutions. Blacks will continue to have problems getting out of poverty so long as they embrace the ghetto black culture that tells them they can’t make it on their own. If the changes that are necessary never take place, it’s not my fault, it’s theirs. I will oppose actual racism when it rears it’s ugly head, regardless of where it comes from, but I won’t feel guilty because some whites are racist, any more than I will because some blacks are racist. I’m not racist. I have nothing to be personally guilty over.
And maybe that’s something everyone ought to understand. Your life is your responsibility. What other people do is not.
“… like many white people – he doesn’t want to confront racism and white privilege because those things have — and will continue to — really, really help him out in life. And the reality is that he doesn’t have to confront this stuff, either…. That’s exactly how white privilege works.”
— Katie McDonough of Salon tries to explain racism to a privileged white racist Princeton freshman.
Now I’ve run into people who make these exact same claims in the past and I’ve asked them, since clearly I don’t want to confront racism and white privilege, why don’t they point out specific instances of demonstrable white privilege in the world. Not their opinions, not their feelings, actual cases that can be proven to be white privilege. And you know something? None of them can do it! Oh sure, they can tell you things that they think are white privilege but they can’t demonstrate that it actually is caused by it.
There is a lot of anecdotal information thrown around, such as claims that more white people are admitted into college than black people with the same grades. Where is that data? Let’s see how you factored out other potential data that may influence the results? For example, if more whites have the money for college than blacks, then you would expect them to be represented at a higher rate. We might have a discussion about why blacks are less able to pay for college, assuming that turned out to be the case, but that does not prove that college enrollment is racist. To do that, you’d have to show that college enrollment boards specifically sideline non-white applicants on purpose, for the specific reason that they are non-white. Where is that data? Do you have it, or do you just assume that, because there are more whites than blacks in these colleges, it must be racism at work?
The same is true of the prison population. Lots of liberals think that can only be attributed to racism. Maybe it’s more attributable to the fact that blacks commit a disproportionate percentage of the serious crimes in America. Oh sure, there have been times where specific drug crimes, for instance, that were more prevalent in the black community got a harsher sentence but those times are long time now. It’s also not racism when people with private legal representation get better treatment than people who have to rely on a public defender. It’s stupid, it’s legal inequity, but it’s not racism. This whole thing can be better explained by the fact that there are more blacks living in poverty than whites. And no, that’s not racism either.
In fact, while the FBI reports 3x the number of whites arrested for violent crime, taken as a percentage of the population, blacks are still over-represented, particularly in crimes like murder, robbery and for some reason gambling. Maybe if they don’t want to go to prison for these crimes, they shouldn’t be committing these crimes. In the last census, blacks made up 12.7% of American citizens, yet they commit 28.4% of the crimes. In virtually every crime category, more than 12,7% of the crimes are committed by blacks. In fact, the only category I could find where they were under-represented was DUI. Tragically, black juveniles commit 51.4% of all violent crimes in America and this often leads to not only a life of crime but a life of incarceration. This just isn’t a product of racism, but of a culture that pushes black kids to become criminals.
Then I see people complain that blacks are pulled over on routine traffic stops at a rate higher than whites. Sure, they commit crimes at a rate higher than whites! If we want to look at this a different way, men of all racial groups are pulled over at a rate far, far higher than women. Why? Because men commit a disproportionate number of the crimes! Is this now a sexist issue? No, it’s a realistic issue. Police have to use their time efficiently and when they see something they identify as odd going on, they need to take what they know about criminal behavior and apply it. Heck, I’ve been pulled over by the police for no reason before. They ran my license and registration, it came back clean and they sent me on my way. There were two officers in the car, one black and one white. Was it an inconvenience? Sure. Was that a racist stop? Certainly not.
I’ve yet to see anyone demonstrate that white privilege actually exists. It’s a perception, brought on by liberals and the toxic “black community”, pushed by people like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, who make their living off of the poor blacks who think the world owes them a living. The Democrats have told them for years that they deserve special rights and privileges because of what’s happened in the distant past, it’s what keeps the poor black community voting for the political left. You don’t see the left standing up and telling the blacks or the Hispanics or anyone else in their political pocket, that they need to get up and get to work and make something of themselves. That would be political suicide, they’d lose votes by the ton. Yet that’s really where whites, by and large, have gotten successful.
So please, let’s stop with these ridiculously absurd complaints about white privilege. It doesn’t exist and until you can prove that it does, you’re just doing the ever-popular liberal emotional whine. In fact, I’d argue that the liberals have been far more damaging toward the health and welfare and success of black Americans, by far, than anything that white privilege might be responsible for. Maybe if the left wants to see blacks succeed, which of course, they don’t, they might want to start empowering blacks to make something of themselves, make good decisions and get out of the ghetto altogether. Of course, they won’t do that, it might cost them votes.
I really hate coming across such ignorance on the Internet but I found an article called “18 Things White People Seem To Not Understand Because of White Privilege”. This was one of the most ridiculous pieces I’ve seen in a while and I thought I’d spend some time debunking them all because, hey, I’ve got nothing better to do.
The thread that runs through this is “black people are dumb and can’t make it on their own without the constant help and/or punishment of white people so we’ll be mad at white people”. Yes, that sounds a bit mean but that seems to be the way liberals think about black people, particularly middle-class white liberals who aren’t remotely involved in the plight of black Americans. In fact, most black Americans aren’t even involved in the supposed plight of black Americans.
1. White Privilege is being able to move into a new neighborhood and being fairly sure that your neighbors will be pleasant to you and treat you with respect.
I’m sorry but that’s not really a guarantee wherever you go. I’m sure that if a white family moved into a black neighborhood, they’d be met by every bit of resistance and criticism that the author asserts happens in white neighborhoods. After all, it wasn’t that long ago that I did a story about Trader Joe’s being fought in a black neighborhood because it would bring in too many white people. Of course, I question how much this is even an issue in the vast majority of America. I have black neighbors. I have Asian neighbors. I have Hispanic neighbors. I have a Muslim mosque right down the street. So far as I can tell, none of those people have had any problems whatsoever living here. I might have to call up one of them and ask. (Note: I did ask a friend who lives down the street, who happens to be black, if they’d had any problems and he said no.)
2. White Privilege is being able to watch a movie, read a book and open the front page of a newspaper and see yourself and your race widely represented and spoken for.
Well maybe that’s because, like it or not, there are still more white people in this country in most places than there are black and Hispanic and Asian people? Of course, white people don’t get white-only magazines or white-only TV networks, do they? No, the minorities would scream bloody murder if they did. But this does bring up an interesting point that we should be thinking about throughout this list. What is the actual goal here? Is it to, as lots of liberals seem to think, make our culture color-blind? Is it to make skin color entirely irrelevant? If that’s the case, the left is failing miserably because all they and minorities who tend to be on their side care about is race. Personally, I don’t watch a movie because of the race of the people acting in it. I don’t care if they are white, I don’t care if they are black, I don’t care if they are male, I don’t care if they are female, I don’t care about any of that so long as they can act and make the movie entertaining. The same goes for books, the same goes for newspapers (or online news sites) and anything else. I don’t care. It made no more difference to me when Nick Fury, in both the Marvel comic books and the movies, went from a white guy to a black guy. It didn’t make a bit of difference to me when Laurence Fishburne played Perry White, a traditionally white role, in Man of Steel. It meant nothing to me and it should mean nothing to you. If it does, you’re being racist.
3. White Privilege is being able to seek legal, financial and medical help without having your race work against you.
I’m not sure exactly what’s meant here, I’m unaware of any cases where anyone has been refused service in legal, financial or medical help simply because of their skin color. I’m not doubting it’s happened in the past but today, it’s extremely unlikely. Even if it did happen though, there are many other professionals one can go to that won’t refuse them, it’s not like people can be tossed out of a hospital and have no other options. In fact, I’d be more than happy to be tossed out of a black hospital because I’m white, that’s an open-and-shut lawsuit and I’d be very wealthy. Please, someone kick me out because of my skin color! About the only issue I can think of here is the fact that blacks tend to have a higher incidence of some medical conditions like sickle-cell anemia but that’s genetic, there’s nothing that anyone can do about that, why is it something to be complained about? If there’s more here to this question, please let me know.
4. White Privilege is living in a world where you are taught that people with your skin tone hold the standard for beauty.
That’s rather shallow, isn’t it? I think there are some very beautiful black women and some very beautiful white women and some very beautiful Asian women and some very beautiful Hispanic women and for all of those groups, a whole shit-ton of entirely average or downright ugly women. But we get right back to the obvious issue, whites don’t have any beauty magazines dedicated exclusively to their race. Blacks do. Whites don’t get the White Entertainment Network. Blacks do. In fact, Asians don’t get the Asian Entertainment Network either, so all you racists can just fuck off. Stop being so damn shallow.
5. White Privilege is never being told to, “get over slavery”.
Well they should, just like the Jews need to get over the Holocaust. Like it or not, no person alive today has ever been a slave (excepting in some small areas of the world where sex slavery occurs, but that’s not what we’re talking about here). No one they have ever known has been a slave. Their parents were not slaves. Their grandparents were not slaves. Their great-grandparents were not slaves. So where does this constant slavery whining come from? Yeah, the liberals, we know. Okay, I know that people have been treated badly and I’m sorry for that, but guess what? The Irish were treated badly in this country once, so were the Chinese. They might not have been slaves but they were treated every bit as badly as blacks during the civil rights era. You don’t see them marching around, acting entitlement-happy, because their ancestors were treated like shit. There comes a point where you have to let go of the past and it’s long overdue in this instance. Unfortunately, there are a lot of blacks who don’t want to let go, it’s a defining factor in their self-image. It’s also unfortunate that a lot of white liberals don’t want to let go, mostly because I see a lot of self-loathing among white liberals, they want to be constantly punished because some of their ancestors did something wrong once and they have to pay for it eternally. Oh, and it gets votes for the Democrats. Let’s not forget that.
6. White Privilege is having the prevalence and importance of the English language and finding amusement in ridiculing people of colour/immigrants for their accents and their difficulty in speaking a language that is not their native tongue.
Like it or not, this is an English-speaking country and *ANYONE* who can’t speak the language well tends to get ridiculed regardless of the color of their skin. People from France, Germany, etc. fare no better if their accents make it difficult for them to be understood. Maybe this is more prevalent in other areas of the country or in the ghettos, but I don’t know a single black person, and I know a lot of them, who can’t speak English every bit as well as any white person. Now, if you want to talk about those speaking ghetto-dialects, I agree with you. Maybe those people ought to get an actual education and learn how to properly communicate in the language of the nation they live in. Of course, suggesting this will just get me labeled a racist again because apparently, speaking ghetto, or whatever the new word for it might be, is a right of black people. The reality is, while they are free to speak that way if they really want, actions have consequences. Your right to talk like an idiot doesn’t mean people can’t treat you like an idiot.
7. White Privilege is arrogantly believing that reverse racism actually exists.
That’s because it does. There is blatant reverse racism in this country. There’s an entire culture around black people hating white people, that’s what people like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have made a career out of. This comes across about as absurdly as asserting that scientists arrogantly believe that evolution is true. That’s because it is. The racism comes in paying attention to skin color and there is no doubt that lots of blacks do exactly that. Just listen to their rhetoric! All they care about is skin color and how some people are bad, just because of their skin color. Anyone who denies this either doesn’t know what racism means or is wearing blinders.
8. White Privilege is being able to stay ignorant to the fact that racial slurs are part of a systematic dehumanization of entire groups of people who are and have historically been subjugated and hated just for being alive.
You take name-calling very personally, don’t you? Whatever happened to sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me? Clearly, there’s a ton of hyperbole in this statement, I don’t think you can show any cases where blacks have been hated just for being alive. If they were, whites would have killed them. That didn’t happen, even at the height of slavery and certainly hasn’t happened any time in recent history. The people who complain are typically the same ones who think they get to use the slurs themselves. Sorry, this is reality. If you can say nigger, I can say nigger. I don’t, simply because I don’t find it a useful word, any more than I say honky or beaner or camel jockey or kike or raghead or any other kind of slur. I don’t use them, not to keep people from being insulted, but because I don’t actually view people that way. Lots of people need to get the chips off their shoulders.
9. White Privilege is not having your name turned into an easier-to-say Anglo-Saxon name.
No one can force you to change your name. That certainly hasn’t always been the case, Jews were forced, in the late 1800s, to adopt more recognizable Jewish names in Austria, but I don’t think anyone reading this is living in 19th century Austria. If you have a difficult name, so be it. There are plenty of white people with difficult names, particularly coming from Slavic or Russian backgrounds. They may *CHOOSE* to adopt an easier-to-say name or nickname if they want, that doesn’t mean they are forced to do so. Someone is taking things far too personally.
10. White Privilege is being able to fight racism one day, then ignore it the next.
Most people never fight racism and that goes for everyone, regardless of skin color. The same is true of sexism, regardless of one’s gender. Most of these fights are terribly unimportant and it’s only the fanatics who spend the majority of their time engaged in the struggle. Or people like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton who make money off of it. Here’s the reality. If you consider yourself involved in this imaginary fight every single day of your life, there’s something wrong with you, something in your perception is seriously skewed and you need help.
11. White privilege is having your words and actions attributed to you as an individual, rather than have them reflect members of your race.
You’re the one making a big deal out of race! Words and actions should always be attributed to the individual, they should never be generalized over a group of people who share a common characteristic. I’ve yet to treat anyone as a representative of a race instead of a single person. I find it difficult to believe that many people do this. Sounds like a lot of self-serving whining to me.
12. White Privilege is being able to talk about racism without appearing self-serving.
Cry me a river. That’s like saying men shouldn’t talk about women’s equality. This isn’t privilege, it’s reality. Maybe you’d prefer that whites just didn’t give a damn about racism? Perhaps it would be better if only women cared about women’s rights? Yet the reality was, it was really the men that decided that women deserved equality by voting in the 19th Amendment. After all, women couldn’t vote! I was also white people who decided to end slavery. Blacks couldn’t vote for it. In fact, in pretty much every case where any group of people was being mistreated, it’s never been the mistreated group that has forced change on the majority, it’s been the majority who came to their senses, realized they were wrong and made the change themselves. They were the only ones who had the power to make the change at all! The current gay marriage issue isn’t being decided by gay people, but by straight people who are realizing that discriminating against people based on their sexual orientation is wrong. That’s how reality works, sorry.
13. White Privilege is being able to be articulate and well-spoken without people being surprised.
Hardly, there are plenty of white people in the deep south who have the same problem. This was largely already discussed back in question 6.
14. White Privilege is being pulled over or taken aside and knowing that you are not being singled out because of your race/colour.
Which might be a legitimate complaint if it weren’t for the fact that so many blacks want to be singled out because of their race. I’m entirely opposed to any of the “driving while black” events, where a black person is pulled over just because they are black and I admit that this does go on and some of my black friends have experienced it. It should never happen and any police officer found engaging in it should find themselves in the unemployment line. That said though, the fact remains that more blacks per capita do wind up in prison and committing crimes than any other racial group. Currently, approximately 1 in 15 black men will go to prison. 1 in 36 Hispanic men will go to prison. 1 in 106 white men will go to prison. Blacks make up around 30% of the American population but comprise more than 60% of the prison population. Now I know that some of this is due to drug offenses and that’s a different issue, but the fact remains, more black men commit more crimes proportionally than other races. Is it any surprise that more attention is paid to blacks than other races then? I don’t think so. If you want to solve this, stop black men from committing so many crimes. Yes, I understand a lot of this has to do with poverty, but I find that a lot of people living in poverty are there because of their own mistakes. Black men are much more likely to drop out of school, get involved in drugs and gangs, have children out of wedlock and go to prison. Breaking the cycle isn’t about pointing fingers and assigning blame to others, it’s about breaking out of the ghetto-sub-culture that encourages all of these things.
15. White Privilege is not having to teach your children to be aware of systematic racism for their own protection.
That’s mostly because there is no systematic racism. No one can point to any systematic racism. Sure, there are some white individuals who absolutely hate black people, just like there are some black individuals who absolutely hate white people. Those people are idiots.
16. White Privilege is not having to acknowledge the fact that we live in a system that treat people of colour unfairly politically, socially and economically and choosing, instead, to believe that people of colour are inherently less capable.
Maybe that’s because many black people, particularly poor black people, do want everyone to think they are less capable. Blacks are not treated any more unfairly than anyone else, we have a single standard in this country and it is the job of individuals to meet that standard. It isn’t whites forcing blacks to drop out of high school, it isn’t whites forcing blacks to knock up multiple women out of wedlock, it isn’t whites forcing blacks to rob convenience stores. Those are all things that the individuals involved do on their own. I have no doubt that these people are capable of choosing the high road and the responsible path, they just don’t.
17. White Privilege is not having your people and their culture appropriated, romanticized or eroticized for the gain and pleasure of other white people.
What, are you talking about black porn or something? I don’t get it. First off, let’s get one thing straight, there is no “black culture”. None. There just isn’t. Stop bullshitting yourself. There is also no white culture, no Asian culture and no Hispanic culture. As American citizens, there should be one and only one culture: American culture. Yet so many people try to adopt a fake culture based on skin color and then point to everyone else as being racist. Pot. Kettle. You get the picture. The fact remains that “black culture” in this country is almost entirely invented out of whole cloth. There is no “African” culture. There are hundreds of “African” cultures. Africa is a continent, America is a country. And you’re not an African-American either. You’re an American. You were almost certainly born in America of parents who were also born in America. Most people who adopt the hyphenated label have never been out of the country, they wouldn’t know what to do if they ever got to Africa and the native Africans would take one look at the supposed “black culture” and laugh. It is laughable. Every hyphenated-American is just as absurd, whether they’re black or white, green or blue. If you want to be hyphenated, drop it and just go live in the other country, whatever country that is. Chinese-American and Italian-American are just as stupid as African-American. Just be an American and grow the fuck up.
18. White Privilege is being able to ignore the consequences of race.
There are no consequences of race, except the ones that blacks force on it. There is no automatic consequence to having a skin color, no matter what that skin color happens to be. There are consequences to whatever actions you, as an individual, might take, regardless of how much melanin is in your skin. So please, do try again when you learn an ounce of sense.
I abhor racism in all of it’s forms, no matter where it comes from. I used to know someone a long time ago named Travis. He was the epitome of the “angry black man” and he was quite racist. He knew a lot of white people and was usually fine around them, but he had his triggers where he’d go on long racist rants. One of his major triggers was interracial marriage. Any time he saw a white person and a black person together, he’d rail on about how blacks should only marry blacks to maintain the racial line, that any black who married a white was somehow a race traitor. He was fine with black people, he was relatively fine with white people and honestly, had no love for Hispanics, but he didn’t want them to intermix. He was a blatant racist.
Racism, as a concept, needs to die and go away. People need to stop thinking that the bad things that happen to them come as a result of their skin color but that’s exactly what the liberals think. They don’t want to believe that individuals are largely responsible for the things that happen to them, good and bad, they want to believe there’s a vast conspiracy out there to get black Americans. Unfortunately, they also believe that black Americans are unable to make it on their own without the constant help and pity of white Americans, then they complain that white Americans treat them like virtual children. Well, if you didn’t do the things you did, maybe you wouldn’t be treated that way. Black Americans can be just as successful as any other racial group, without a penny of taxpayer money propping them up. They just have to get off their asses and act responsibly, work hard and not be afraid to be called a race traitor by the fearful and ignorant idiots in their own neighborhoods. But nobody wants to talk about that, everyone just wants to point fingers at everyone else.
No wonder you don’t have a clue what’s really going on.
I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised, after all, this tends to happen any time that the subject of racism is brought up in a discussion, but in a recent forum debate on the distinct disadvantage that poor blacks have in climbing out of the ghettos, I again pointed out that it’s not so much whitey holding them down, it’s them holding themselves down. As expected, the liberal whining squad immediately leapt on my back, claiming that anything bad that happens to blacks, no matter what it is, must be the fault of inherent racism by whites and that blacks needed constant help to succeed in the world, otherwise they’d end up back on the plantation.
Surprisingly, a large number of people agreed with me. There were a considerable number who pointed out that there are social, political and racial sub-cultures that do everything they can to shoot themselves in the face and cause themselves to epically fail. It’s not just the black ghetto culture, we see the same thing among typically white hillbilly types as well. Is whitey holding them down too? The fact remains that groups of people who grow up in destitute neighborhoods tend to do things that specifically cause themselves to fail and that’s really my objection to it all. I don’t think that people who acted responsibly, who didn’t consistently harm their own future achievements through their own actions and who stopped feeling constantly sorry for themselves have any reason they can’t better their lot in life.
Since it was a thread focused on the black community, I posted the following. Show me a black person who does all of the following and does not improve their lives:
- Stays in school and gets good grades.
- Avoids involvement in drugs and gangs.
- Does not become pregnant or get anyone pregnant out of wedlock.
- Gets a job, works hard, develops a work ethic and does not get terminated from that job for cause.
- Follows the law and stays out of jail.
- Lives a responsible life.
Predictably, a lot of people on the left called me a racist for even suggesting that. It’s whitey’s fault that blacks fail! Yet point to anything on my list that isn’t completely and totally under the control of the individual. Does whitey have a gun to the head of young black men, forcing them to violate the law, sleep around and drop out of school? Let’s see the pictures, I don’t believe it for a second.
What I do believe is that there are a lot of people who are willing to point the fingers at everyone around them rather than take personal responsibility for their lives. They aren’t willing to accept that success isn’t easy, quick or comes in tiny steps. There are people who think that if they can’t be the CEO of a billion dollar corporation, it’s not worth trying at all. No, you’re probably not going to drive a Ferrari. No, you’re probably not going to own a million dollar mansion, but you’ll be better off than you would have had you done nothing and your kids will probably do even better than you if they’re raised to respect the same ethics that you do. That’s how things improve, incrementally. Nobody has a magic wand that’s going to take you from virtual illiteracy to riches, you’ve got to earn it.
But isn’t that the problem? Nobody wants to earn anything these days, they want it handed to them on a silver platter. It’s not just the black community, it’s young people everywhere. Everyone expects a trophy just for showing up, kids expect to be handed a $100,000 paycheck for graduating from college. Nobody wants to start at the bottom and work their way up, they want to start at the top because they’re special! Sorry, that’s not the way the world works.
Even Bill Cosby saw that, he’s been a proponent of blacks getting out of the black ghetto sub-culture and earning their way to success. That’s exactly what he did. He wasn’t well off growing up, although his father actually stuck around unlike in so many poor black families. He got married and he stayed that way. He worked hard, joined the military, never quit and earned several college degrees in addition to his acting and stand up comedy careers. This is a guy living the American dream and he achieved it on his own merits. He’s also a very strong critic of the way blacks live in the ghettos and has been routinely attacked by the poverty mongers and racist apologists like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.
I’ll just leave off with a couple of videos where Bill Cosby explains it himself. Imagine, a black man, a successful black man, who actually criticizes black culture.
The typical liberal talking points on race relations always casts the evil white men in opposition to the peace-loving poor blacks, in fact, the position among many liberals is that it is utterly impossible for black people to ever be racist because they have no way to push their racism onto others.
I call bullshit.
When the Portland Development Commission decided to sell an empty plot of land in a traditionally black neighborhood to Trader Joe’s at a $2.4 million dollar discount, the black community got up in arms because, according to them, it would bring too many white folks to their neighborhood. I shit you not.
Yes, the PDC did sell the land at a significant discount, but it isn’t like it was being used for anything, it was an empty plot of land that had been sitting fallow for many years. There were no plans to use the land for anything, no one was interested in buying it, but the local black community wants the city to build more low-cost housing and other freebies instead of letting a company improve the city.
The Portland African American Leadership Forum (PAALF) wrote a letter to the PDC, complaining that “Given the long-standing list of promises made, and yet unfulfilled by the PDC to prevent community displacement, PAALF is and will remain opposed to any development in N/NE Portland that does not primarily benefit the Black community.” It also states “This decision is the opposite and reflects the city’s overall track record of implementing policies that serve to uproot, displace and disempower our most vulnerable community members.”
Hey, did you people ever stop to think that if you got *JOBS*, you wouldn’t need low-cost housing? Never crossed your minds, did it? Maybe if you had money, got out of the ghettos and started acting like useful and productive members of society, you wouldn’t be so “disempowered” and “vulnerable”. But no, they don’t want to work, they want to be given government freebies. This Trader Joe’s is going into a new shopping center where there will be many new jobs available, yet PAALF would rather leave the lot empty than allow businesses which will add to the overall tax base for Portland? Nope, they just have their hands out. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
I wouldn’t say if this was an isolated incident but it’s not. I see stories like this all the time where poor minorities think that instead of getting off their lazy asses and getting jobs and pulling themselves out of their self-imposed ghettos by their bootstraps, the world owes them a living and they don’t have to do anything. Well fuck you, PAALF. Fuck entitlement-happy liberals. At least Portland is doing something, which is more than I can say for any of you.
Get a fucking job already and stop whining.
Yesterday was the National Day of Solidarity for Black Non-Believers. I heard quite a few people talking about it and, without exception, every single one of them said that the major purpose of the day is to focus on the difficulty of black non-believers finding other black non-believers to talk to.
So what? Why do they have to be black? Isn’t that an inherently racist position to take, that the only people that blacks can talk to are other blacks? Or maybe it’s the assertion by blacks that they feel most comfortable talking to other blacks. Both are racist positions to take. If someone white said that they only wanted to talk to other whites, they’d be called out for being a racist and rightfully so.
It’s the same problem that I have with Black History Month, which this also is. Yes, I acknowledge that traditionally, contributions by blacks have been downplayed, but much of that has been corrected. The solution to racism is not more racism, it is to correct the initial racism. If blacks and women have been treated badly in the history books, and that’s certainly been the case, then you fix the history books, you don’t create a holiday that is specifically racist against non-blacks. You cannot fix faults by creating other faults, you cannot fix racism by creating different racism.
I suppose it’s no surprise, considering that most vocal atheists are liberals and they typically hate white males and hold up traditionally downtrodden minorities (and women, who are not a minority, but certainly have been downtrodden), but in so doing, they typically create just as much racism and sexism as they complain about.
The only way to fix the problems are to stop playing games. If we’re supposed to be non-racist, then everyone has to be non-racist. That means that where white people can’t simply want to be around white people, black people can’t simply want to be around black people. Asian people can’t only want to be around Asian people and women can’t only want to be around women. If we want a color-blind or gender-blind world, we have to actually demand that it happens for everyone, not just “cis-gendered white privileged males”.
Enough with this racist nonsense. If we want to have a Day of Solidarity, don’t have it for black non-believers, have it for all non-believers. To do otherwise betrays the blatant racism that exists within liberalism.
Maybe it’s just the time of year but I keep running across these really ludicrous liberal stories that make me want to punch someone because they are so absurdly stupid. Honestly, who in their right mind thinks this way?
In an absurd attempt to combat perceived discrimination, a Portland, Oregon school has taken complete leave of it’s senses and claimed that peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are now considered a sign of racism!
Verenice Gutierrez, principal of Harvey Scott K-8 School, “picks up on the subtle language of racism” on a daily basis. “Take the peanut butter sandwich, a seemingly innocent example a teacher used in a lesson last school year. What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?” Another way would be to say: ‘Americans eat peanut butter and jelly, do you have anything like that?’ Let them tell you. Maybe they eat torta. Or pita. What is racist about a child’s lunch, one might ask? Peanut butter and jelly, of course! You racists probably even use black currant jelly sometimes. On white bread.”
That school started this past school year with intensive teacher sensitivity training to help educators learn to identify their “white privilege”. No, sorry, that’s just a liberal code word for “we want to be racist against whites”. Ms. Gutierrez said, in a memo to educators, “Our focus school and our Superintendent’s mandate that we improve education for students of color, particularly Black and Brown boys, will provide us with many opportunities to use the protocols of Courageous Conversations in data teams, team meetings, staff meetings, and conversations amongst one another.” Well I hate to tell you, but if you really are noticing educational problems among “Black and Brown boys”, it’s not because some kid is eating a PB&J on the playground, it’s somthing cultural, especially if you’re only seeing the problem among the boys and not the girls. That’s not public school education, that’s a fucked up culture that these people embrace. You’re not going to fix it by teaching these screwed up kids that the culture that their parents embrace is a good thing, any more than you’re likely to improve the self-esteem of Muslim girls that are covered head to toe in a burka that their religion is a positive thing. This is one of the things most ridiculously wrong with the liberal mindset, the “multiculural” nonsense, where everything is equal, even if it demonstrably isn’t. There’s no reason to pretend that the utterly failed black and Hispanic sub-cultures are just as valuable as every other, just so you don’t make people feel bad. Worse yet, the idea that you ought to drag demonstrably successful sub-cultures down to the level of the failed ones and teach people who belong to these sub-cultures that they ought to feel bad about it, just so the people at lower levels feel a little better is absurdly backwards. We need to bring “Black and Brown boys” up to the level of whites. We do not need to punish whites because “Black and Brown” sub-cultures have been such an utter social failure. Reality is reality, truth is truth, people need to stop worrying about hurting people’s feelings and start working to fix the actual problems.
But liberals don’t do that, do they. They just preach “sensitivity”. Yeah, I’ll shove my foot “sensitively” up your stupid fucking ass. It’s no wonder liberals come off as such morons. They earn it.
Not long ago, I wrote an article about someone I didn’t know well coming out to me and how it was, in my view, pretty pointless and absurd. I posted my views in a discussion not long thereafter and got a generally unfavorable response because people, generally self-professed liberals, complained that this guy trusted me with his secret and I should understand that being gay is different than being straight, yadda yadda yadda.
Now stop me if I’m wrong because apparently I am, but I thought liberalism was big on having a color-blind, gender-blind and sexuality-blind society. It’s not supposed to matter. People are supposed to pay it no mind. That’s exactly how I live my life, someone’s race, sex or sexuality doesn’t mean anything to me, it doesn’t ping on my radar, I don’t treat anyone differently because of their genitals or the amount of melanin in their skin or who they choose to sleep with. I’m a better liberal in this regard than most liberals, and I’m a staunch conservative!
The fact is, the liberals claim to have this dream but they really don’t want it to come true. If the dream ever did, they’d lose their political power. It’s a talking point, not an actual dream. I suspect that Martin Luther King Jr. would be spinning in his grave today if he saw the state of the liberals who take his name in vain so often.
As part of his “Dream” speech, Martin Luther King Jr. said:
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
Yet this isn’t what modern day liberals want, it’s not even a thing. They supposedly walk under the flag of Dr. King, yet don’t listen to anything that he had to say. They’re not ignoring the color of a person’s skin, that’s all they focus on. They don’t want to do away with racism, they revel in it. They’re thrilled when they can find it in anything and if they can’t, they invent it. The world revolves around racism and sexism and LGBT issues. If they didn’t have those to talk about, they’d be left with their mouths hanging silently open. If the GOP is the party of religion, the Democrats are the party of racism.
The problem is, they don’t even realize it! They refuse to acknowledge it, even when it’s right in their face. They think that by pointing fingers at everyone else and claiming everyone else is racist, that doesn’t rub off on them, but they’re wrong. They’re ignoring the dream. They’re ignoring the goal of a color-blind society, and by extension, that of a gender free and an orientation-free society. By spending all of their time talking about nothing but what color someone’s skin is, that’s just perpetuating the problem and the Democrats have gotten so involved in civil rights that they really have lost anything worthwhile to say outside of it.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s dream is dead. He had a dream. The liberals murdered it. It’s still a good dream to have, lots of people still talk about it, but none of those seem to be on the Democrat side. I wonder why?
I have no feelings for Representative Joe Walsh, in fact, I have no feelings for his politics or anything else. He has zero impact on my life, he’s part of the Illinois political machine and therefore, I just don’t care what he says or what he stands for directly. That said though, this popped up in a recent discussion, where liberals started whining about how racist this is. It’s not only not racist, I almost agree with him.
In something he posted to his own website, he said that, in honor of the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s famous “I have a dream” speech, he had some dreams of his own. They included:
I have a dream that all black parents will have the right to choose where their kids attend school.
I have a dream that all black boys and girls will grow up with a father.
I have a dream that young black men will stop shooting other young black men.
I have a dream that all young black men will say “no” to gangs and to drugs.
I have a dream that all black young people will graduate from high school.
I have a dream that young black men won’t become fathers until after they’re married and they have a job.
I have a dream that young unmarried black women will say “no” to young black men who want to have sex.
I have a dream that today’s black leadership will quit blaming racism and “the system” for what ails black America.
I have a dream that black America will take responsibility for improving their own lives.
I have a dream that one day black America will cease their dependency on the government plantation, which has enslaved them to lives of poverty, and instead depend on themselves, their families, their churches, and their communities.
I said that I thought all of those were good ideas, although if I had to make a correction, I’d edit “black” out of the entire piece. I don’t think this is a problem just in the black community, but in every community. I don’t think these are good ideas just for black Americans, but for all Americans.
Of course, because he did mention blacks and, of course, because Walsh is white, lots of liberals are whining about what a racist he is. Clearly, no white man can have any legitimate opinion on what goes on in the black community, but as I’ve said before, they don’t want black men having opinions either. The second anyone dares to speak out against what happens in the black community, they get called race traitors (if black) or racists (if white), nobody bothers to ask themselves if they have a point.
Well, they do. It’s undeniable that they do. I can even see why people would want to focus on the problems in the black community because the black community is so much worse off than any other community in the nation. That doesn’t stop the liberals from whining about it and throwing racism around like it’s a Frisbee. Oh no, 25% of white children grow up in a single-parent household! 14% of Hispanic children don’t graduate from high school! Only 25% of white teenagers use the most effective birth control methods! 86% of white murders are performed by whites. Don’t focus on blacks!
Unfortunately, when we look at the reality, we find that 78% of black children grow up in a single-parent household, in poor communities, more than 50% of black kids fail to graduate from high school and only 14% of black teenagers use the most effective forms of birth control. 94% of black murders are performed by blacks. In just about every metric, the problems in the black community are much, much worse across the board than in any other racial community. Why shouldn’t we focus on the demonstrably worse problems first?
That’s not to say we shouldn’t pay attention to the problems across the board, we certainly should, but there is only so much time, money and manpower available to solve any particular issue at any particular time. Is it not logical, therefore, to attack the biggest problem first? That’s not being racist, that’s being efficient and I would argue that efficiency is a good thing.
So why are liberals so dead set against actually helping to fix the problems in the black community? Because they benefit by keeping them poor and dependent on the government so they will keep voting to keep the Democrats in power. While I’m sure some of the liberal footsoldiers are convinced they’re doing the right thing, the majority don’t buy into any of this racism crap because it’s just not defensible. It’s emotional pablum, just like most things that liberals tout. It’s easier to toss around feelings than to get down to the nuts and bolts of an issue and work on real-world solutions. That’s a problem for a huge number of people.
It’s about damn time we get rid of this politically correct crap and actually worry about looking at the issues rationally and dealing with them intellectually. If there are problems in the black community or the white community or the Hispanic community or the Asian community or the Eskimo community or any other community you can come up with, let’s take the worst problems, fix them and then move on to the next group. We cannot correct issues in this country if we’re afraid to even acknowledge they exist. It makes no more sense to scream “racism!” than it does to scream “misogynist!”, that’s just avoiding the issues and that’s going to lead to still more liberal failures.
I guess they just like to fail.
I get really tired of having to explain reality to liberals. I’ve talked about this a couple of times before, but the liberal stupidity keeps rolling along and I’m putting this here to keep from overly politicizing my other blog. For those in the dark, there’s been a “movement” of sorts, I suppose, to pressure Marvel Comics to put out more predominantly black comics and if they don’t do so, they’re clearly racist. This whole debacle started when it was revealed that the new Mighty Avengers comic, which has a largely non-white cast of characters, was being “underordered” by comic retailers, thus, comic retailers must be racist! These people are clueless in the highest degree and have no clue, or interest, in how business actually works.
Comic book retailers operate on a shoestring profit as it is, they have to be very careful what books they order for their shops and which ones they don’t. They have to gauge, based on their experience, which ones will likely sell immediately and which ones will just sit around for months and have to be sold at a loss to clear space. By and large, and I certainly can’t say this is true of everyone, but for the vast majority, the owners don’t give a damn who the team is or what color they are, they just want to make money. The lowest-selling comic in July, 2013 was Aspen’s Legend of the Shadowclan. The fact that most retailers didn’t order many, if any, of that title doesn’t mean that they’re biased against ninjas. It’s absurd.
The fact is, comic shop owners have no control over who comes into their stores and buys what. Neither does Marvel for that matter. It is a fact, whether anyone likes it or not, that the top-rated comic superheroes, both for Marvel and DC, happen to be white characters. That isn’t necessarily a racist thing, these are almost all characters that were created between the 1930s and the 1970s and have demonstrated their popularity and longevity. It is an undeniable fact that, in the comic book world, the overwhelming majority of characters created in the past 20 years have failed to garner much popularity or traction with comic book fans. Therefore, it’s only common sense that a company would cater to their demonstrable audience and sell things that people have proven they’re willing to buy.
See, that’s how business works. I know liberals seem incapable of understanding this so I’ll go slow. Business exists to make money. It does not exist to make social statements, it does not exist to engage in social engineering, it does not exist to push a social agenda. It’s there to make a buck. Full stop. Sure, some companies can work some social justice into their business plan, lots of companies donate money to different causes, both for the tax write-off and for the customer good will and additional purchases that it invariably creates. Charitable donations are not losing any of these companies business, trust me. Liberals seem to think that business exists to make them feel good and if the business has to lose money to give them an ego boost, so be it. They don’t seem to care that they’re wrong about pretty much everything across the board. These are the same folks who are out trying to get minority actors in movies and on TV, just because of the color of their skin. Movies and TV producers aren’t racists either, they’re trying to make a financially successful product. They want to keep their show on TV so they keep getting paid. They want to be high in the ratings so advertisers are willing to spend more putting their ads on during the show. This is how it works.
Yet these crazy liberals are convinced, for some reason beyond my comprehension, that there are secret back rooms right now where rich white men are twisting their mustaches and working out devious means to put even more white actors on TV. It’s utterly insane. I just don’t understand where they get the absurd idea of racist bugaboos hiding under the bed, waiting to pounce on the unwary. This is the stuff of the conspiracy theorist, not of any rational, intelligent person.
Now you can argue until you’re blue in the face why some characters are popular and some are not, it doesn’t change the fact that, at least at this moment in time, characters that happen to be white happen to have the most popularity. But it isn’t the fact that they’re write that makes them popular, it’s the fact that they’ve had a long history, have been well written and have struck a chord with comic book readers. Whether those readers are reading them because they’re white or not, I can’t say, all I can say is that I pay absolutely no attention whatsoever to the skin color of the characters I like. Heck, in comics, half the time the characters are green or blue! It doesn’t matter, to anyone, except these people! They’re the real racists! They’re the only people who are making a big deal about skin color! And they’re the ones who scream the loudest when you point that fact out to them.
I guess that’s yet one more thing liberals are clueless about.
On a recent episode of The Bitchspot Report, we took some time and talked about some of the problems with education in America, especially, although it wasn’t planned that way, the way education is handled in the poor, predominantly black community. Mike kept wanting to focus on those parents who actually care about their children’s future and want to push them to stay out of trouble and focus on learning what they need to learn to be a productive member of society.
Yet those are not the people we have to worry about, those are the people who stand a better chance of getting out of the ghettos. It’s the people who don’t care, the people who expect a government handout, who think that education and responsibility are unnecessary, or even detrimental, and who think that what happened in the distant past somehow impacts the expectations of today. These people, unfortunately, outnumber those who actually do care by quite a wide margin.
Don Lemon is a journalist, best known as a weekend news anchor for CNN. He also happens to be black, although that really ought not matter to anyone, but he’s been quite vocal about the failures of the poor black community and how they need to institute changes and improve their lot in life. Recently, he reported on the black community on an edition of CNN Newsroom.
He gives some disturbing statistics, like 72% of all children born in the black community are born to single mothers. That, in and of itself, ought to be enough to make people take notice, it’s absurdly high and getting worse all the time. Keep in mind this isn’t just to women in the ghettos, this is to all black women, regardless of their socioeconomic position. Not good enough? Here’s some more statistics to mull over. Among black students who do drop out of school, 60% of them will end up in prison. Substance abuse rates, whether you’re talking about hard narcotics or cigarettes, are always, without exception, higher among dropouts and it is dramatically so among black dropouts. It’s well known that high school dropouts earn significantly less than high school or college graduates, but the damage done, not only to the dropout, but to society is truly sobering. Dropouts fail to get good jobs, thus requiring them to seek public taxpayer-funded financial assistance at a much higher rate. However, society is directly impacted by this in terms of less tax revenue, higher welfare rates and higher crime. Dropouts are disproportionately represented on the welfare rolls, nearly half of all single mothers who dropped out of high school receive TANF and other similar assistance. Single mothers who complete high school are 24% less likely to require such financial support.
So the question is, what causes this and what can be done to fix it. The cause, I think, is quite obvious and worst of all, it’s damage done directly by the black community to itself in the form of it’s sub-culture. It is not, by and large, caused by racism from without, but from within. Racism, no matter how many liberals want to spin it, is the belief that one group is inherently different and/or superior, based upon the color of one’s skin. It has nothing to do with power, it has nothing to do with influence, it has to do with making race an issue. Unfortunately, many liberals make excuses over racism, claiming that one group can be racist, but another cannot, while engaging in identical behaviors and beliefs. It just doesn’t work that way.
Oh, I hear the liberals now, it’s all the fault of the white guy, but that’s ridiculous. No white guy makes them act the way they do. Even in cases where the origins of modern-day issues have their ostensible origins in the law, such as the case where fathers were unable to live with their children because a single mother’s welfare check would be cut if it was found that the father lived in the home, because the fathers ought to be paying for their own kid’s upkeep. That part is absolutely true! A father should be paying for their own children! In fact, like it or not, there should be no children unless both parents are ready, willing and able to pay for and raise them together! Even if that claim was valid many years ago, it certainly isn’t today, yet as Lemon says, 72% of all births to black women are to single mothers. Nobody is forcing them to do that, they are doing it to themselves and then pointing their fingers at white people, as though they were causing them to breed outside of wedlock. It’s absurd. The same is true of educational failures in the black community. The same is true of gang membership and drug use in the black community. The same is true of every single problem, without exception, that the black community faces. Whose fault is it all? The black community!
Bill Cosby, of whom I have been a big fan for a long time, has been very vocal in this regard for years. I get so tired of people pointing at Cosby and saying he’s the only person who can get away with saying the things that he does though. Why does the color of someone’s skin determine what they are able to talk about? Facts are facts. Cosby, and now Lemon, are speaking the facts. Does it matter who says a thing or does it matter what is said? I think the latter is all that matters. Yet you get a lot of blacks criticizing what Cosby says because they think he isn’t making statements in context. Case in point, I saw a rant against Cosby where he was saying that it doesn’t matter if black kids get an education because black workers have traditionally gotten a lower wage than white workers. Even if that was true today, and I’m not saying it is or it isn’t, the fact still remains that getting an education gets you a better wage than not getting an education. The response is utterly worthless, it doesn’t address Cosby’s point, it just says “everything isn’t perfect, so why try at all?” Cosby speaks plainly about a plague called apathy, this writer demonstrates that apathy quite clearly! Many young blacks completely dismiss Cosby, yet it has to be remembered that he grew up in the ghetto in North Philadelphia, he dropped out of high school and he did all the things that he accuses young blacks today of doing, yet he turned around and made something of himself. He earned a doctorate in education, he helped to fund the Spike Lee movie Malcolm X and he gave $20 million to Spelman College, a historically black liberal arts college, the largest single financial donation to such a college at the time. He’s got more cred than most of the pro-lazy-black activists that stand on their soapboxes and scream “racist!” at the top of their lungs, yet he, like Lemon, tells people that their own success rests in their own hands. It isn’t the job of anyone else to force them to make something of their lives, the only fingers they ought to be pointing is in the mirror.
This is really what happens when liberalism is allowed to run rampant. It stops individuals from being responsible for themselves, from pulling themselves up by their bootstraps and making intelligent decisions. The failure of blacks is, by and large, the fault of blacks. The failure of hispanics is, by and large, the fault of hispanics. No matter how much they yell and scream and make excuses, the ultimate responsibility for getting an education, making good decisions, acting responsibly, staying out of gangs and away from drugs and not breeding outside of wedlock, and only then whey you can afford it, is always theirs. Their failure has nothing to do with their skin color, it has everything to do with the absurd culture they’ve bought into and the idiotic spokesmen that they’ve chosen to listen to.
When are they going to stop crying that it’s not their fault and just grow the hell up?
There’s a new study out that confirms something that I already knew, that blacks tend to be more racist than whites, or at the very least, that Americans see them that way. There’s nothing wrong with blacks, of course, it’s just that we have a society which encourages them, sometimes passively, sometimes actively, to hate non-blacks. It’s not just the standard U.S. culture either, it’s probably even more the ghetto sub-culture that is responsible, but you’ll never get anyone on the black activist side to admit it, even though they use it constantly.
Why do they use racial epithets and why do they consider themselves superior to other races? Because it’s a part of the liberalization of America. I’ve spoken about it before, it’s the idea that people ought to be able to get ahead, simply because they bother to get out of bed in the morning, not because they’ve earned it. A lot of modern-day liberalism came out of the civil rights movement of the 60s. It wasn’t necessarily touted by people like Martin Luther King Jr., but other black leaders at the time who wanted to be equal to whites right away, without any work, and without any risk. I argue for equality of opportunity, that people, no matter their skin color, gender, sexual orientation, religion or creed, ought to have the same opportunity to get ahead, based on their effort and ability. The liberals, on the other hand, demand equality of outcome. They want an equal number of people in every field, at every level, based on skin color, not on how hard one works or what position one earns. If 20% of the population are black, they want 20% of every field to be held by blacks. Of course, in fields where blacks represent more than 20%, they don’t say a word about it, they’re not interested in equality for all, just for themselves. When they don’t get it, they scream racism. Why do they scream racism? Because it’s an emotionally charged word that gets attention, like screaming fire in a crowded theater. It gets a reaction and immediately casts the person so accused in a negative light.
It’s the exact same reason why feminists run around calling all of their critics “misogynists”. It’s an attempt to shut down debate and silence nay-sayers. I’ve been called that for daring to think that blacks don’t deserve special treatment, but then again, I don’t think whites deserve special treatment either. Nobody deserves special treatment, but it isn’t the whites calling me racist. It isn’t the asians calling me racist. For the most part, it isn’t the hispanics calling me racist either. It’s almost 100% the blacks and their liberal supporters. I hold a consistent position, that everyone deserves equal rights and equal opportunity and, by and large, people have that. Virtually all kids have access to a free primary and secondary education. It’s up to them, once they get into the classroom, to apply themselves. I get so sick and tired of people moaning and groaning about how they have a single mother, living on welfare, who doesn’t care about their education. Whose fault is that? It’s certainly not society’s, it’s the idiot who decided to spread her legs to every Tom, Dick and Harry that came down the street, who never got an education, who never developed a work ethic, who had children before she was in a stable job and economic condition to do so. Who is to blame? It isn’t society. It’s her. And I don’t care about the additional whining that her mother never taught her, there comes a time when you are personally responsible for your own life whether you were taught or not and you’re also responsible for passing that knowledge and wisdom down to your own children. If you can’t figure this out, you don’t deserve to breed.
Much of that comes out of the black ghetto culture though. They specifically teach their kids not to care about school, to drop out at their earliest opportunity, not to get jobs, not to follow the law, to do drugs and not to make anything of themselves because crime and a government check are their means of survival. Yet there has to be a time when enough is enough and society stops handing out checks to any idiot without an ounce of common sense. Of course, I’ve been called a racist for that too because apparently, those free government checks are pay-back for all the bad things that blacks had to go through 150 years ago. It’s idiotic.
Of course, liberals don’t see it that way, mostly because I don’t think most liberals understand the question. Racism isn’t a matter of whether or not you think it’s justified. It’s a matter of how a person views the world. If they think that any race is better or worse than any other race, they are racist. In fact, I’d go one step farther and say anyone who considers skin color in any way other than as a means of differentiation, is probably racist. That actually reminds me of an old commercial from the 70s where a grandfather tells his grandson that he’s prejudiced because he has a “Jewish friend”. No, he was asked about his friend, he defined his friend in a way to differentiate him from another friend who might not be Jewish. It doesn’t mean he thinks any differently of him.
In the end, I think if we want to live in a color-blind society, we need to hold everyone accountable to the same standards. No more race-baiting from idiots like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. No more double-standards, one for blacks and one for whites. No more affirmative action. Treat everyone the same, no more exceptions for anyone, just insist that everyone be a responsible, productive member of society. Stop paying them to be lazy. It’s about time racism went away for everyone, not just the white people in society.
While out poking around today, I came across a Tumblr page dedicated to female astronauts. It’s all female astronauts, all the time. Personally, I find that sexist and discriminatory.
Of course, I don’t think that the person who put up the blog intended it to be sexist, I’m sure he or she was simply directing well-deserved attention to some of the heroes of space that we’ve had in the past 50 years, specifically those heroes who just happen to be female. I’m not accusing them of being sexist or discriminatory or anything of the sort, don’t get me wrong. However, the very concept of only looking at a group of people because they are female or because they are black or because they are gay, is inherently discriminatory on it’s face, even if it isn’t purposely designed to be that way.
The recent debacle with Atheism+ and radical feminism has made me much more critical of anyone who tries to tie race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. to anything. I don’t think we need a site dedicated to female astronauts any more than I think we need one dedicated to black astronauts or gay astronauts. If we had a sit that only looked at male astronauts, white astronauts or straight astronauts, people would be up in arms, yet reverse it and it’s supposed to be the greatest thing ever.
I call bullshit.
Equality is equality, what is good for the goose is good for the gander. If the goal here, as so many feminists and social justice advocates tell us, is gender-blindness and color-blindness and sexual-orientation-blindness, how can we keep having these cases where society is only blind from one particular viewpoint, but from every other viewpoint, race, gender and orientation are paramount and presented dead center?
We’ve had some spectacular and brave astronauts. Full stop. It doesn’t matter if they’re male or female. It doesn’t matter if they’re black or white. It doesn’t matter if they’re gay or straight. Their gender, skin color or orientation had nothing to do with their accomplishments. Anna Lee Fisher isn’t a female astronaut, she’s an astronaut that just so happens to be female.
Can’t we just measure human accomplishments without regard to what genitalia one has between their legs or what amount of melanin one has in their skin or who they are attracted to? Why is this so hard, especially from the crowd that complains everyone ought to be doing it?
I don’t want to co-exist with religion, any more than I want to co-exist with murderers or child molesters. All of these are anti-social behaviors and generally unacceptable ideas.
Well, except to people who engage in them. If you ask someone involved with NAMBLA if sex with young boys is a bad idea, they’ll say no, of course not, and give you tons of stories about how wonderful it is. Oh sure, they’ll say, there are some bad eggs, the same position of many Catholics regarding priest sex abuse, but in general, it’s a good thing that people ought to support, if we just ignore the few problem priests.
I just don’t buy it. I don’t think we ought to encourage irrational beliefs no matter what they are or how popular they may be. I don’t think we ought to praise people who believe ridiculous things, nor should we refrain from telling them believe ridiculous things when we come across them. This goes down the line, we shouldn’t want to coexist with white racists or black racists, male sexists or female sexists, etc. These are all absurd positions and ought to be soundly rejected by all rational people for what they are. Ridiculous religions are ridiculous religions no matter what “good” might be found in them. Extract the good, reject the religion. Racism is bad no matter the skin color of the person who holds it. Sexism is bad no matter the genitalia of the person who holds it. Why should we seek to coexist with any of them?
Of course, this new design is a lot different than the ones you usually see when you’re out driving around, the wholly-religious version that demands religious tolerance even when the religion is intolerable. Perhaps this version wants people not to coexist with religions, but with alien species? Can our planet coexist with other planets? Can the Milky Way galaxy coexist with the billions of other galaxies in the universe. Hey, for all I know, it’s a call to to believe in and accept our reptilian alien overlords, more popularly known as the Raelian movement. Who knows, I’ve seen stranger things on the Internet.
And you know something? I oppose coexisting with that too!
Update: As I was looking around today, I found the perfect explanation for why coexistence is a pointless gesture and I’d like to share it with you. Great job for whoever came up with this.