Day: July 19, 2013

Friday Freakout (19 Jul 13)

Friday Freakout

Friday Freakout

For this week’s edition of Friday Freakout, I was undecided on what to write about, some many things going on, such as…

the ongoing clusterfuck that is the Benghazi incident,

the IRS intimidation scandal,

the NSA spying scandal (RumInt: 2 top Obama admin officials have fled US)(Be Advised:  this information has not been able to be confirmed, as such it should be treated as of dubious value),

the Martin/Zimmerman thing,

and who can forget the wonderful new law fixing to take effect…Obama Care.

Can someone explain to me how this whole race thing works…because I am confused,

how is it that George Zimmerman is a white Hispanic, but President Obama is black?  both have one white parent and one black/Hispanic parent.

Wouldn’t President Obama be a white black, or a white African-American?

Black trumps Hispanic?

Is there a list of where each race falls in order of importance?

Have we reverted back to the old “One-drop Rule” of times past?

I hope not, I think that a man or a woman should be judged on the content of their character as opposed to the color of their skin, Dare I dream the same dream, as Dr. King?  Or is that not allowed because he is black, and I am not?

I have been followed in stores, stopped by the police (for no reason), stared down at, had nasty comments made to me, I view these things as an expression of our freedoms, albeit by ignorant douche bags, but still.  Many times when I have engaged these people, I notice that their reasoning was bore of fear and ignorance, rather than hate.  Once engaged these people usually came around to a new and more enlightened view, not because I am particularly gifted in speaking, but because truth speaks for itself.

It is a sad state of affairs that has led our country, a country where a core fundamental belief is that “All men are created equal…” to be arguing over race, almost 150 years after the abolition of slavery, a half a century after the civil rights movement led to lingering inequalities to be outlawed, so our country can become the country that we all dream of, where color, ethnicity, sex, religion, or any other superficial attributes are unimportant when we interact with our fellow citizens.

Do we still have work to do?  ABSOLUTELY

but how the media and the politicos are going about it, is making racism worse, not better.  We don’t need that, we don’t want that, hate is unacceptable in all of its forms, especially in legally sanctioned forms.