Racism?

                                        Racism!

  Allow me to point out some Plain and Simple facts. What I am saying is not “politically correct”, BUT it is still the TRUTH! AND, I do not care one wit for political correctness! I prefer the facts, not fantasy, wishful thinking or the blame game.

 On the matter of racism. YES, there are prejudice white people. However, they are not any where as numerous as blacks say. AND, blacks know that is true. The RACE CARD is simply a convenient and easy way to disarm white people. Virtually any and every thing a white person says is called racist if it isn’t in favor of blacks. It s very tiring, it also is the cause of resentment, which never results in anything good. It is actually reverse-discrimination. Everyone discriminated against eventually revolts. White people will get tired of it! Some already have!

 Why is it that white people can be called “cracker”, “hillbilly”, etc. with impunity, BUT the “N” word starts a riot? Both names are derogatory. To be a cracker/hillbilly is to be ignorant, stupid, uncouth and vulgar. Does that sound like something anyone could be happy to hear?

 Many blacks today are much more prejudice than whites. Some of the people who are the most prejudice against blacks are black themselves. These people have succeeded in life and see their neighborhoods falling apart. They move away to disassociate themselves from the lifestyle and influence of the “hood”. These same people use the “N” word with a vehemence that most white people cannot even comprehend. AND, they mean it when they do so! Ironic doesn’t begin to explain it.

 I truly believe Martin Luther King Jr. would be appalled at what the Freedom Movement he worked so hard to start has become. It is used as a club to extort and abuse. He wanted equality for all not revenge. The goal now seems to be to extract revenge and exhort payment from the descendants of one people for something that happened over 100 years ago to a people that are no longer here.

 Many black people act as if it is the white mans fault for everything wrong in their lives. When should people take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that follow?

 There is no mention of the facts that, minorities are offered personal improvement incentives sponsored and supported by the U.S. Government, that white men are not allowed! Why aren’t these programs taken advantage of instead of resorting to crime and riots. Crime and riots are exactly why people are targeted by police and other authorities for surveillance in the first place. If you act like a criminal you will be thought of and treated as a criminal. You also bring unwarranted attention to others who have done nothing to attract such problems.

 While it is a fact that the opportunities offered are usually in the form of “loans”, “not “grants”, and must be re-paid, they are still loans that are never offered to whites. AND there is no such thing as a FREE RIDE. One must work and pay their dues if they wish to succeed. There is a personal feeling of satisfaction in having built and earned what one achieves.

 I want to, I must apologize to those blacks who work hard and strive to make the world a better place for their families and communities. They are the victims of the viscous circle of a racism perpetrated by both white and black people.

 Another fact; black on black crime is the biggest threat to black people. There was a commercial years ago that stated that if there were an Olympic Event for killing black people, the Nazis would get the bronze, the K.K.K. would get the silver and black gangs would get the gold. This commercial was stopped from airing for some reason, probably because it offended some people. The things I am saying are not my fault, it is simply the truth.

 The fact that slavery of blacks started with one tribe attacking another in Africa and selling them to Europeans and Arabians is never mentioned. In truth slavery and even genocide is still happening in Africa. It is being done by blacks to blacks. What kind of racism is that? Is that the white man’s fault too?

 There is also the fact that every nationality has been enslaved or used and abused by others at one time or the other all throughout history is also ignored. They have not been singled out! Human beings are their own worst enemies!

 The Jewish people have been abused ever since being overthrown by the Roman empire. The Israelites were enslaved even before they had their own nation. There has been an almost universal and continuous attempt to eradicate them from the face of the earth. They have remained strong regardless of persecution. No one here’s of them standing on a corner with a bag of drugs and a Glock with their pants down around their thighs. A police officer would need to be blind to not see a “THUG” in full uniform.

 I must ask; What is the percentage of crimes actually committed by each nationality in America; blacks, whites, hispanics, etc? Could that possibly be a reason for watching one more than the other? Is there a higher crime rate in minority communities? Could the fact that many minority people quite school be a reason that there is a large difference in unemployment rates among different nationalities? Does poverty or unemployment justify dealing drugs and robbing people, businesses and homes? Does poverty and or unemployment justify crime, rioting and destruction of your own neighborhood? I do not ask these questions because I am hard or stupid. I ask because I already know the answers and wish others to not only know, but accept, overcome and change. Shouldn’t these things coupled with the desire for a better life AND the opportunities offered to minorities spur one to make life better for themselves, their families and their community?

 The U.S.A. has a duly elected black president! Is that the result of racism? One must understand and except the truth that it was the result of white liberals voting for him that made this possible! Is that racism? In many cases it is the very same people who helped elect the black president who are being accused of racism. What more could a people do to amend for sins they did not even commit! I am not my great, great, great grandfather. His wrongs are not mine. I have no obligation to atone for his actions.

 I have never owned a slave and no human being alive today in America has ever been one. No one owes anyone else anything! STOP AND THINK; would anyone go to work and then give everything they have to someone they do not know and who has done nothing to earn it? Would the person receiving that “FREE RIDE” have learned anything if it did happen? That is what is being expected with “restitution”! The opportunities are there, people simply need to stop asking for something for nothing and use the tools at hand. Hard work? Yes! BUT, there is absolutely no other honorable and responsible route. To be treated with respect, one must act respectfully!

 There are some a very serious problems here. On the one hand there is a group of malcontents stirring up trouble that unfortunately is born by a much larger group who are simply trying to live a better life.

 One problem is that these two groups happen to have the same color skin. While it seems like racism, one must ask, who else are the authorities to look at? If a Doberman bites someone you do not cage a Pitbull! You start looking at Dobermans.

 Something that would definitely help would be if the larger group would help themselves and the authorities to rid society of the smaller group of trouble makers. It is self-destructive to protect people out of a false sense of brotherhood just because the two have the same color skin. The two groups have completely different set of dreams and goals.

 As for any fear of retaliation from the criminal group, what difference could that make? The good people live in fear of them already. Children walking to and from school, citizens sitting in their homes are shot dead by stray bullets all the time. People are mugged and sometimes killed trying to go to church, the store, etc!

 These criminals are the reason for the problem of racial profiling. The police and society in mass are simply reacting to an advertised, apparent threat. Listen to “rap” music, look at the video’s. Nothing but violence and selfishness. Authority challenged, women degraded, men called by the very “word” they claim is so degrading to black people. Where went music the likes of Edda James and Nat King Cole? Songs of hope and love!

 If equality is truly the end goal, it can never be achieved with the current techniques. The fact is that most white people truly want to be fair and allow everyone an equal chance in our country. However, they will not accept anyone moving into their neighborhood and bringing with them drugs, gangs and disrespect for everything the country stands for. They will continue to move away over and over until they become so frustrated that they will become the bigots that they are falsely called now. To be treated equally one must practice equality AND respect for self and all others.

Lloyd Thompson.

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