Posts Tagged ‘Racism’

Read the following and tell me if you agree with it.. or don’t agree with it.. and why.

I’m just curious what your thoughts are:

The United States is still a capitalist society, but capitalism in the Real America will be an enlightened way to wealth. Sure, some people will always try to make a buck by squeezing the little people, but in the Real America, I’ll be able to make more money .. I’ll be able to make more of a profit.. by treating employees with dignity and giving them access to non-governmental health care and paying them what they deserve. In the Real America, the employee will be a partner and we’ll all enrich one another.

In the Real America our current plastic politicians will be replaced by the more genuine, lifelike and human robots in Disney’s Hall of Presidents. Actually, partisan politics is a tough topic to tackle, but we will, shortly.

Basically, Real Politics in this better America will be based on principle not policy: Real Ethics, Real Values, Real Integrity. As Real Americans, we will not expect to agree with everything a certain politicians says, but we will be able to demand that politicians always say what they mean and mean what they say. The Real American Politician will look us in the eyes and say, “Look, Jack, you may completely disagree with me on this one issue, but here are these eight other issues on which we do agree. And more important, we agree on principles. And that’s just the way it is. If you can vote for me, great. If not, I understand ’cause I don’t need this job badly enough to lie to you or myself.”

Martin Luther King’s dream will come true in Real America: a colorblind society.. but without political correctness. Unfortunately, King’s dream has been perverted and twisted by so many, white and black alike, that it is barely recognizable today. In Real America, we will know that white men aren’t racist; one man can be racist. Black men aren’t lazy; one man can be lazy and racism is not an American problem, it’s a human problem.

The Real America is the America we all saw on the evening of September 11 and in the days and weeks that followed, but without violence, without sorrow, without mourning. It is an America where the question “How are you?” is sincerely asked, and the answer is heard with real concern.

The Real America is a place in our hearts. It’s authentic. It’s a place we remember. And it’s a place we can live in today.

But there are forces keeping us from being the Real Americans and living in the Real America: Now, I’m not one of those people pointing a finger at Hollywood or pointing the finger at television or blaming music, because it’s not just that.

But it is just that. It’s all of that.. and one more thing.

The most insidious force keeping us from being the Real Americans is ourselves.

So what do y’all think? Let me know.. and once you do, I’ll fill you in on the rest.

Right now I’m clinching my teeth so freakin’ hard that I’m going to be making some dentist rich real quick .. I’m am also so outraged and so fucking torqued that I wish I had a video camera so I can just get out everything that’s in my head right now instead of having to type so damn fast and worry about spelling things wrong.

Because OH MY FUCKING HAIRY TOES people.. if you can’t SEE how racism is being used as a smoke screen then.. well.. omg.. I don’t know what to say.

Everybody knows that the best defense is a good offense.. and right now, with more and more American’s realizing that what is going on in this country is not right.. that our freedoms are slowly being removed.. that there are those in government who don’t think that you are incapable of running your own life without their help.. the people in power now are scrambling.

We are NOT sheep.. and now that they’re getting the idea :: Hello New Jersey.. Hello Utah.. Hello Northern Georgia.. Hello Nevada :: they’re doing their best to undermine an organization that’s sole purpose is to restore America to the great country that it was.

And their doing that by insisting that EVERYONE who does not agree with President Obama is a racist.

They’re insisting that EVERYONE who does agree with socialism and marxism and communism are racists.

They KNOW that waving the Racism Flag is going to incite. They KNOW it’s going to divide. And isn’t that another strategy of war?  Divide and conquer??

What’s the best way of negating a thought.. or an organization.. or ANYTHING that is going to undermine your grand master plan? Cry racism.

rac·ism [rey-siz-uhm]

–noun

1.a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to rule others.

2.a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.

3.hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.

So before some one cries foul that because I’m white :: actually, I’m Italian :: and don’t understand racism then think again.

Now.. let’s get to Shirley Sherrod.

Shirely Sherrod was a USDA Rural Director in Georgia. A video tape was released of her giving a speech at the NAACP 20th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet. In this video, she says that she didn’t help a white farmer as much as she could of. In case you didn’t see the video, here it is..

So this video comes out and Shirley Sherrod is called by Cheryl Cook, the USDA’s under secretary and told that the White House wanted her to resign.. and then she was called back and told to submit her resignation via Blackberry.

So then what happens is that the NAACP .. who’s event she was speaking at.. calls out their spin doctors and release a statement saying SEE! SEE! WE don’t tolerate racism like those TEA PARTIERS do!!.

Actually this is what NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous said:

“According to her remarks, she mistreated a white farmer in need of assistance because of his race,” he said in a statement before Sherrod’s explanation.

“We are appalled by her actions, just as we are with abuses of power against farmers of color and female farmers.”
– New York Daily News Article

So now here’s the NAACP who has been doing everything they can to say that Tea Partiers are racist and that there was an incident where racial slurs where thrown at black politicians :: which, btw, has yet to be authentically proven even WITH a personal offer of $100,000.00 by Andrew Breigtbart for video OR audio :: and then this video surfaces and the powers that be scramble and push Shirley off the curb.

The thing is.. THAT isn’t the entire video.

Shirley herself has said in numerous interviews that what didn’t get shown was the rest of her speech where she says :: I’ll paraphrase here :: that she was speaking on something that had happened like 20 years ago and that she had an epiphany and realized that it wasn’t about black or white.. it was about the “haves” and “have nots” and that what she was doing to the white farmer wasn’t right.

Even Glenn Beck said that what happened to her was unfair and that he would do everything he could to help her get her job back.

I’m sure that doesn’t mean much to those who despise Beck but you have to admit that that’s a semi big thing.

Anyway.. so what happens tonight?

The NAACP :: remember, they’re the ones who issued a statement that they supported her resignation and had a zero tolerance policy :: posts a THE FULL VIDEO on YouTube saying that the initial video was edited to cast her in a negative light.

Here’s the full video:

So let’s all be the intelligent people that I know we are and ask a simple question..

If Shirley Sherrod was speaking at an NAACP event .. then WHY would they be sooo quick to force her to resign without thinking “.. wait a minute? This is OUR event? Don’t WE have video of it? Let’s take a look first before we jump the shark.”

The simple answer to that question is that it was a knee jerk response to a rock being thrown at their glass house.

So now what’s their statement? They’re saying that they had the wool pulled over their eyes by Fox News and Andrew Breitbart.

Breitbart has said that he received the video from someone in Georgia back in April but did nothing with it until this mess started with Tea Party being hailed as racists. He said that he repeatedly appealed to the NAACP to knock it off and that their negative branding was going to divide the country and when they didn’t back off, he released the tape.

So I really don’t think there was any hood-winking.. but that’s just my opinion.

The other thing is.. and you know.. we’ll go back to those who don’t think I have a right to know what I’m talking about because I’m not black… if you don’t want to accept if from me. .then maybe.. JUST MAYBE.. you’ll accept it from Mary Frances Berry.

Dr. Mary Frances BerryIf you don’t know who Dr. Berry is, she is the former chair on the US Commission on Civil Rights (under Carter and Clinton.. so no GOP dame here).

She now teaches law and history at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Berry has authored both “My Face Is Black Is True” and “And Justice For All: The United States Commission on Civil Rights and The Continuing Struggle For Freedom In America”

I think she’s in a way better position to be heeded then I am..

She had this to say to Politico:

Tainting the tea party movement with the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats. There is no evidence that tea party adherents are any more racist than other Republicans, and indeed many other Americans.But getting them to spend their time purging their ranks and having candidates distance themselves should help Democrats win in November. Having one’s opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness.

And she’s right.. it all goes back to smoke and mirrors. On both sides.

… so yesterday, I read something that DatGurl posted on her blog and got my girly things all in a twist when I kept reading about how all this is being driven by racism.

I got so torqued that I left a comment without giving myself enough time to breath and formulate the point I really wanted to get across. So y’all are the lucky ones that get to read this!! LOL!!

So let’s agree on a few things first.

There is an out of control problem with people crossing the border illegally According to which side you consider truth, there are somewhere between 13 and 20 MILLION people here and they ain’t suppose to be.

Breaking the law is illegal, right? Therefore, they are ILLEGALS.

The supreme ruled that any person on United States soil is afforded the same rights and United States citizens and therefore are given welfare and food stamps and the such.

Ok. So why is everyone screaming racism? Because they are from Mexico? Would the racism flag be waving if the French Canadians were swimming across in droves? I don’t think so.

People… if you’re one of the ones waving that flag then you are being played.

My daddy always used to tell me that if you want to catch the big fish you have to go deep. So let’s go deep. Let’s go all the way to the bottom of the pond and really figure out who is indeed, being racist. The people wanting to keep them OUT or the people wanting to keep them IN?

In fact, I’m really going to be controversial here and replace the word racism with SLAVERY.

Ask yourself this?

Who employs these people? Why do they want to employ them?

Business’ employing illegals know that they can get away with paying next to nothing. Is that fair to the person working the fields all day? Is it fair that they have to be treated like sub-humans because their illegal status is being exploited for profit? These people have to do what they have to do to provide for who they have to provide for at the mercy of the company throwing them a bone.

Go ahead and tell me that’s not wrong!

Those that are here for noble reasons ( wanting a better life ) are being enslaved. There is no denying that. But they are also draining resources .. along with every other person who receives welfare and shouldn’t.. This country cannot.. repeat.. CANNOT sustain the blind shelling out of money. There’s nothing left on the teet to suckle.

So where do we go from here?

First of all, the migrant farm workers? Put them on a 6 month visa. Let them come in.. work.. BUT THEN GO HOME. Come and go and much as you want but if you come in.. you gotta go back. This country isn’t a roach motel.

Companies that hire illegals should be heavily fined or levied for hiring them in the first place but if they are documented, then there should be standardized pay and have their wages taxes like every other American. If you can be afforded the rights of citizens per the Supreme Court, then your afforded the good AND the bad.

It isn’t feasible to send all the illegals back to where they came from but how about if we give them 3 months to leave on their own.. if not, well.. then we’ll do what other countries do to the people who sneak in to THEIR country.

Change the citizenship process. It’s antiquated and run by a bunch of idiots. If you’re a documented worker then you should be able to be fast tracked.

I may be right.. or I may be wrong.. but one thing I’m certain of.. this out of control problem CAN be rectified as long as it’s being worked on by people who have no special interests or political affiliations or aspirations.

Ok. I’m done being controversial. I’m going to watch the Real Housewives Of New Jersey now!!