Sunday, July 18. 2010
How American is racism?
Today I had an epiphany. Maybe not a big one; I hope I'm allowed to categorize them into small, medium, and large. Otherwise, you would see a little one, and think, man, is this guy limited upstairs. Joking aside, it had to do with the quote from Benjamin Franklin. I often use this quote to surprise people, if we're engaging in a
So if whites are in the majority, and white supremacists want to say that therefore this is a white country, how American is that? Linking that quote to racism was a new realization today; there is another line of reasoning also associated with the founding of this country:
Back in the old countries, you knew your place. I'm talking about white people. If you were a farmer, that's what you would remain. So would your son, grandson, and great grandson. One of them might be able to change occupation, become a leather tanner for instance, but their economic position wouldn't change. If you weren't a Duke, nobleman, royalty, or friend of the court, your chances of owning land were zip. Your chances of getting an education or extra money were zip. That's one reason so many went through the difficulty of coming here. Here, a man could use his mind, his hands, and his back to make himself a better lot in life.
However, some people think you need to belong to the royal white family to make a better lot for yourself. How American is that?
I write the above not so much because of the current NAACP-Tea Party flap going on, but because I'm white, and some other whites figure they can confide a racial slur with me. What did Jesus mean when he said "Love your neighbor as yourself"? Look at the scripture in front of, and behind that verse, you won't find a qualification. No "...unless he's black." And just because I favor immigration laws, I'm not against Mexicans; but I am for some degree of order.
Speaking of the Tea Party and racism, it's pretty clear they're not racist, simply because of their platform. Maintaining liberal policies toward minorities would be the most racist thing they could do. Continue allowing minority women to marry the state instead of their children's father; thus insuring fatherless families. Continue to promote feminist pro abortion and birth control ideas to minorities; this will insure that blacks continue to have an alarmingly high rate of abortions. Continue to promote statist ideology education of minority children; this will insure a continued victimization mindset, and a reluctance to operate their own businesses.
Again, maintaining liberal policies toward minorities would be the most racist thing the Tea Party could do.
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