Monday, April 12, 2010
I get vehement about racism. No Racism Allowed!!!
First, I will apologize to scohen for lumping him in with liberals who play the race card all the time, I get talking about "commenters" and then find myself generalizing when generalization is an enemy to communication. So Sean (It is Sean, right?) I do hereby apologize for lumping you in because you rightly complained about being called a racist. I do not think you are a racist.
To be clear, I was extremely fortunate to be raised by a family who did not believe in racism. My very odd parents did not go to church nor did they proclaim that God was the Creator but they tried to teach me the "Golden Rule" and considered the Ten Commandments and all rules of law to be solid as rocks. I think I have mentioned this before, but as a child when we would find a geode while hiking the hills of Southern Indiana I steadfastly refused to call them "N----heads" even though that was the local term. I refused to even say the "N Word" or use other derogatory terms towards other nationalities or religions and etc. I know I surely must owe my parents for this and I am thankful that they did try to raise me right. Since they did not provide a base or absolutes for the rules I eventually wandered away from many of them, in order to enjoy "wine, women, and song" and drugs and etc. But racism was not anything I enjoyed and I always found it offensive.
So I will not take credit for not being a racist, I was raised that way and fortunately stayed that way. If you look at my blog links you will see that some of the blogs are written by men and some by women. Some are written by people of color. At least one is written by a homosexual and I do not approve of the practice but nevertheless that is a blog worth checking into and it does not promote sin so there you go. I also have blogs from Jews and Catholics and at least two Islamic people (who are NOT terrorists) and a handful I could not even tell you what they are. Unless you look, or have it proclaimed, the internet does not show race, creed, religion or philosophy.
Because I not only abhor racism but I also abhor those who promote racism, some readers are offended when I lambaste racists of color. How dare I take shots at Jeremiah Wright and Louis Farrakhan and Jesse Jackson, Jr, and "Flaky" Pfleger and Al Sharpton? Because they promote racism, that is why! A black man or a yellow man or a red man or a white man or woman or whatever, no one person of any color should judge another person because of their color. We often say "race" and at times because of convenience I may use that term but I do not believe it and prefer to avoid it. I do not believe in race.
I think all people are one kind. Did you know that we all intermarry and have children? We just come in varieties of skin tone and hair color and eye color. We have big-boned and skinny, we have tall and short, we have freckles and moles or no blemishes at all. Some of us have large areas of skin that lack color so it looks like bleach got spilled on a few places on our bodies. But no one group of people is superior to another.
We support a few missionaries, including a couple who are missionaries to Papua New Guinea. This week we just met a new missionary from that country, a woman who grew up around here and gave her life to going out to tell people about Jesus as a girl. She also wanted to be married but every guy she really liked? They didn't want to go on a mission and she was SURE she was called to do it. She now has a webpage and I am going to add it to the blog links although she is so busy she actually posts something maybe once a year.
Anyway, she went to the far interior of Papua New Guinea. Her story is amazing. She and her first fellow worker went to learn the language and customs so they could translate the Bible into their tongue. They did not try to Americanize them and they lived amongst them (wearing a few more clothes). It took so long before both sides understood each other but the people of that village were so excited when they found out that a "thorn" (pen) could write their language on banana leaves (paper) that soon all but four of the local medicine men were coming to learn to write their own language and read the Bible in their own language. Now out of the hundreds of people in that region only two of them were not very dark skinned - Marilyn and her missionary partner.
Years later there are churches starting and Christianity is spreading in Papua New Guinea. No one is making anyone take bones out of their noses or put on dresses. No one is changing culture. The people are excited to find out that the Creator God (yes, they had a word for Him) had written a book! They may begin to wear a few more articles of clothing someday and perhaps not but you see they are not stupid or inferior they were and are just different in custom and appearance from the average American. Not worse, not better but equal in worth.
If you have dark skin and your ancestors came here on a slave ship it does not matter now. Africans enslaved Africans and sold them to Europeans and Americans and all of them were dead wrong. But that was not you and that was not me. We do not have anything to do with what those men and women did. Most of us so-called "white people" have some darker skinned ancestors (I do) and most of the darker folks have some lighter skinned ancestors back in the past. Who cares? Time to quit caring!
I think I laid out a good historical case that the Democrats were behind Jim Crow laws, were behind the KKK and fought tooth and nail to stop the Civil Rights legislation of the 1960's. Only late in the game did Democrats sign on and I hate to say it but for many it was evil intentions that compelled them to join in.
The idea? If you can keep people from having jobs and pay them for doing nothing, if you can pay them to avoid marriage, if you can keep them from getting a decent education, then you can have an army of serfs to do your bidding for a pittance. Many of you would be shocked by how many millions of poor inner city people go into the voting booth having been paid 20 or 10 or even 5 bucks to pull the Donkey lever! Or they get paid in drugs. The ACORN voter fraud scandals are simply the tiny tip of a huge iceberg. I live close to the inner cities and even lived in them for a time and I know what I am saying.
Why do Democrats hate school vouchers? NOT because it benefits rich people (rich people can afford to send their kids anywhere anyway) but because it benefits those short on funds but long on dreams for their children. Why do you think the NEA is so pro-Democrat? They value their tenure and their jobs far more than the education level of the inner city kids. Democrats take baby steps when giant strides are needed to educate the poor! I do not have to tell you that the majority of poor people in inner cities are people of various colors other than white. I do not have to tell you that they tend to vote Democrat. I am telling you that this is why the system does not change.
I am confident that inner city families would rather have actual hope via good education and the possibility of even a low-paying job and would prefer to benefit from marriage rather than being penalized for it. We have taught poor people to not get married, have lots of kids out of wedlock and get that welfare check! This breeds an entitlement mentality that the Democrats try to sell the nation. We have a "right" to health insurance? NO! Do we have the "right" to be given a car, a house, a monthly stipend? NO!!! We have the right to be free to seek them by working and being smart and learning and earning them.
I hate to quote Jeremiah Wright when he vented and proclaimed from his pulpit, "G-- D--- America!"
No, but He will almost surely damn Wright and Farrakhan and all racist hatemongers who play on fear and prejudice and anger and frustration to guarantee that poor people stay poor and keep voting for Democrats.
There are many evils in this world. The so-called Westboro Baptists, a horror show of ungodly evil led by a depraved evil madman named Phelps. There are still KKK members in this country (Senator Byrd was a Kleagle and I would be surprised if he doesn't still keep in touch with the group) and there are skinheads and gang bangers and Nazi's and all sorts of hateful people who consider the color of someone's skin or their national heritage to be a measuring stick for their value. If God is going to damn anyone, it is those who believe these things and promote them. Oh yes, I do believe the only way to heaven is through faith in Jesus Christ. There will be many "good" people who refuse Christ and will find themselves faced with an accounting of their sins.
I do not deserve heaven, rather, my sins would send me straight to hell. But faith in Christ and His Grace save me. Not me doing good. It is all Jesus Christ. Jesus was a Jew, a man of brown skin and black hair and dark brown eyes. He would not have looked much like me. He did not come to save white people. He came to save people.
Now, you ask me why do I blame the Democrats in this post? Because of what they have done. Dear God, how can you drive through Gary, Indiana when the black Democrat and white Democrats alike (who do not get caught and go to jail) skim off money and live the good life while the entire city falls down around them? Democrats are not trying to change things because they always get a huge plurality for the Donkey from that area. East Chicago? Poor, largely settled by people of color, full of crooks running the place and falling to pieces daily. South Chicago. If you lived around here and knew the area you would be ashamed of yourself if you promoted the Democrats who rule around here!
Ask yourself, why do the largest cities with the biggest poverty problems support Democrats automatically? St. Louis and East St. Louis. South Los Angeles. San Francisco! All cities I have lived in or near to and all with the same dynamic.
I will not rail on it any more in this post, but Darwinism promoted racism (Darwin actively promoted the concept of less-evolved or lesser races) and Eugenics and so much of the racial indignities perpetrated in the last one hundred and fifty years can be laid to a great extent at Darwin's door. I know my history. Do you? Do you realize what Woodrow Wilson did? Do you understand what the carpetbaggers of the 1870's did in the South? Are you aware of the Eugenics movement of the early 20th Century? If not, go find out. Don't just have an automatic response to this post.
It is tragic that people of color have been hindered and beaten down long after the end of slavery by those who only want political advantage and those who believe that white people are "more evolved!" What a ludicrous idea, what a hellish idea! It is one of the reasons I attack Darwinism, because not only does Darwin clash with Christ, Darwinism causes people of color to be mistreated and judged. God help you if you judge another person based on the color of their skin!!!