So much is happening in this country nowadays, it’s as though something in outer space sprayed us with a huge Pepper Gun and everyone is running in different directions, running into each other, running over each other, running from each other, and running off at the mouth.
There is so much back-stabbing, back-biting and back-lashing rhetoric, spewing forth as if there’s diarrhea of the mouth. Headed up by a President name-calling, while names and accusations are hurdled at him. What happened to common courtesy? Civility? Propriety in behavior or Roberts Rules of Order? Despite the fact some remarks seem justified as I agree the “jack-ass” remark was, a reduction in name calling seems in order to me.
We are entitled to free speech and I’m all for that. But so much time and space is taken up with the crazies, and nonsensical verbiage, who’s paying attention to rational speech? Who’s listening to what makes sense and the truth about what is actually taking place?
Things are in such a state of confusion, no one talks about such things as over half the state’s budgets are spent on schools and in such disorder, now hiring guards to ride the school buses to stop children from beating each other up. The children are handed everything on a silver platter, books, computors, large comfortable facilities, free lunches, free rides back and forth, entertainment, sports, and you name it they have it gratis, at the expense of hard working Americans. So wild, ungrateful and mean-spirited, now of all things, tax-payers are funding guards to ride the bus with these children to keep them from killing each other. Where is common sense?
Video tapes on the news show the vicious fighting and brawling on school buses. Children viciously beating each other up. The last tape I saw, the bus driver so afraid to stop the bus to stop the brawl, but kept driving to a location where he felt safer in stopping. This ought to be headline news. Sane students, teachers, parents and elected officials ought to be talking about this and doing something about it. This is an outrage in a civilized country. Instead, a small amount of news coverage one day and no more mention of it.
In the same news cycle as the school bus fight, most of the news focused on “racism.” I for one so sick of hearing the term. It’s a word that feeds upon itself, and promotes racism where there is none. It’s the buzz word that gets everyone’s attention. This past week, ex-presidents to journalists to news pundits talk talk talk about racism. Much over a black President. One who was black when he was elected and still black.
I grew up in the South on a farm where many blacks lived and worked alongside whites in peace. Back then they were called negros or colored folks. Nowadays they are referred to as Afro-Americans or blacks. As I recall back there when I grew up around them, they were treated with respect. However, we read newspaper accounts of mis-treatment of blacks and whites in the inner cities, as it is today.
We are all volitional beings. We make choices. We discriminate. We are not robots. There will always be racism, bigotry, discrimination, and choices. The whites are condemmed by blacks, and blacks condemned by whites. We are a clannish people. Mexicans gather with Mexican, Chinese, Asian, blacks and whites, gather among their own kind for the most part. Racism is here to stay, and what’s wrong with discrimination, and choice-making?
When I go to the grocery store and buy a laundry box of Gain, I’m discriminating against Tide and all the other brands and companies who make them.
By our very nature we are creatures of choice and discrimination. We choose where we live, work, play, vacation, shop and with whom we associate. We choose what we eat, wear and say. What’s wrong with that? It’s our nature. In this educated civilized country, why is so much time, talk, money and energy wasted on “racism?” Makes no sense. It’s a stirring stick, rabble-rousing, bullying tactic as I see it.
Why does some kid on the school playground bully other kids? Because he’s insecure, craves attention, enjoys the “fix” he feels and is a bit stupid. In my opinion that pretty much describes grown men and women trying to obtain what is missing in their lives by racism talk. It’s so pervasive, it’s alarming so many are running around talking and yelling about racism all the time.
I hesitated to write this article about it. But I’m so bored and tired of hearing it. Like a jackhammer in one’s ears, repetiously the same thing day in and day out on the news, racism, racism, racism. Drumming out rational conversation about important issues.
One can’t even enjoy an award show without a black man jumping in front of a white woman, to advertise another black person.
That’s the one thing I give credit to President Obama for saying, by calling him a ‘”jackass.” Actually a racist jackass who needs a muzzle over his mouth, for such barbaric behavior.
I think it’s time decent, considerate, thoughtful Americans stood up and voiced their opinion and objections to all this talk and behaviors over racism. It’s so old and tiresome, boring and bullying. For that black man to jump on stage and up-stage a lovely young accomplished singer while she was accepting an award, was nothing less than an act of bullying and an insult to the audience.
I don’t care if it’s a white ex-president, or a young rude black rapper, enough already of this kind of talk and rabble rousing. Their actions and verbiage are so racist. But who cares, just keep it to yourself, and stop bullying others.
A dues-paying member of the Communist Party, Kenneth Goff said: “The manual of the Communist Party should be in the hands of every loyal American, that they may be alerted to the fact that it is not always by armies and guns that a nation is conquered.”
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