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Angryman! Why You Always Talkin’ About Racism?

23 Jul

You know? I was just sitting here today; thinking about everything and I mean everything that I have written and do write about.Rodin_TheThinker

It occurred to me that when I began writing, I had a goal; a mission.

It was to expose the lies that our government tells us and to encourage the rich to pay more taxes. A pretty modest goal; I think.

As much as I have tried to fulfill that goal; it has become clear to me that what I once thought a modest goal; was in fact; a huge over reach.

It didn’t take very long or very much energy to find out that the ways our government lies to us are so many that it would take the rest of my life and many more to even attempt to detail them.

As far as the rich paying more taxes? Well that truly did turn out to be a modest goal. Turns out that while it is true that the wealthy pay little to no taxes on much of their money; and the poor and middle class pay the bulk of the taxes because they are the ones affected by the various fees and sales taxes and payroll taxes etc.; this is a small problem and one that would be solved automatically if the rest of our problems solved. Even if the biggest few of our problems could be solved.

Number one; biggest problem we have today? Racism. No doubt.

Some people have asked me why I like Black people so much?

I say it’s cause they got good weed; good attitude; Reggae; the long-suffering of a saint; and have been shafted from the get-go; and need all the support they can get from those of us Caucasians; Whites;  who are able to see their situation as it really is.

The truth is that I don’t love Black people so much and I don’t like people because they are black. I like people because they are people; black; white or whatever. Just because you are black; doesn’t make me feel obligated to like you. Neither does being white or any other color. I can dislike you with the best of them if I think you’re an asshole. So I guess I do discriminate;…against Assholes.

You know; you can’t take something like skin-tone with any seriousness. The very acknowledgement that you can detect it is an insult to us all. Because knowing it is of no; repeat that; NO value.

Unless you are trying to describe the guy who lifted your cow. Then it’s ok to tellrodin alien and cow what shade he is.

But what isn’t ok is for anyone to assume what color he is; based on his actions.

One is racism; the other a good report.

Being anti-racist or non-racist is a much maligned and oft misunderstood stance to take.

I have been accused of everything from ass-kissing to hidden sexual tastes based on skin-tone. My responses have often been less than polite but in my better; less angry moments I have managed to explain that I fail to understand what these folks believe to be my motive for the ass-kissing; unless it has to do with my supposed sexual proclivity which; I have explained is non-existent. Not that I have anything against Black women or Yellow women; or Red women. I dig the rainbow but I am a married man; married to a white woman who I am very much in Love with and who is also a non-racist sort of chick and I take my vowels very seriously for reasons which are partly biblical in origin but primarily about human dignity, respect, self-respect, love, and a sincere desire to avoid doing more damage than I absolutely must as I travel through this life. My failures to date are enough for my ability to carry their guilt and I try to be very careful about what I put out into the universe.

Let’s face the facts. Let’s not pretend to be blind or deaf or stupid.

Let us admit that we are at least semi-intelligent people who are able to say what we see; who will not ignore the nose on our face or say “What’s the Buzz?” when we hear the cries of our brothers.

Think of what your country would be like if there was no racism. Think of all the problems, violence, hatred and grief could be saved. Think of all we could do if instead of battling each other; we could work together free of those destructive forces that hold us back now.

Hard isn’t it? It is hard. It is hard because we as a nation have been programmed to hate each other. It’s everywhere. Giving in to it is so much easier than fighting it. If we are to escape racism; we must seek knowledge ourselves because the schools; the courts; the military; and the rest of the institutions of our society are woefully unenthusiastic and the government way less than zealous at seeking the truth and peace between us and us.

So when I see a crime; a person being beaten; when I hear the cries of children; not abstract children of a proverbial nature but the cries of real children who live around the corner from me or go to school with my kids or appear in TV videos of brutal attacks around the world; I have discovered that I feel that I must speak out. I must tell the truth.

The truth is usually not as hard to identify as you have been led to believe.

You are not as inept and stupid as you have been led to believe.

If we are standing before a great hole in the ground and I tell you not to jump and someone else says it’s ok to jump; you know the truth; you have the prior knowledge to sort it out and figure which one is telling the truth.

Well you can do the same thing when you are confronted with other issues and problems; if; you don’t allow your ego; your vanity; to get in your eyes and ears. If you can decide to stand up; a person of Integrity. Sadly, not all can.

What I discovered when I took a long look into the abyss is that I can’t live with myself if I don’t speak out and I can’t stand to see the suffering of people especially but not exclusively children; of any color you care to name.

It hurts me. I am no longer ashamed to say that many of the atrocities I see and hear of bring me to tears of sadness and frustration. I don’t understand how they don’t have the same effect on everyone.

One thing that Clinical Depression does for you instead of to you is to give you the ability for introspection. What the end of that will be is determined by the severity of your depression, the treatment you receive and what you decide to do with it when you can do something. Confusing? You should live through it and figure this shit out for yourself.

I figured out a whole bunch of shit. Much of it; enough to send you back into the fucking abyss by itself.

But after my last sojourn there, I became convinced that I was wasting what time I have left on this Earth in redundancy.

My next post will not be disconnected from this subject. It will deal with racism also.

And there’s a movie for those who prefer a more passive learning experience.

Sadly, we are not alone among nations when it comes to being racist. We should be the first to actually address the problem in a way that will work. This though, can only happen when we want it. We can have anything if we really want it enough; or rather if enough of us really want it.

Keep reading this blog. I’m feeling the need to Test-i-fucking-fy.

 

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12 responses to “Angryman! Why You Always Talkin’ About Racism?

  1. IdealisticRebel

    July 23, 2013 at 03:14

    You got your point across loud and clear. I hope you don’t mind a reblog. You said it all so well.

     
  2. IdealisticRebel

    July 23, 2013 at 03:14

    Reblogged this on idealisticrebel.

     
  3. Jueseppi B.

    July 23, 2013 at 05:52

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™.

     
  4. Steve

    July 23, 2013 at 11:28

    It’s a problem true but the biggest one we have? How about what we are all going to eat when all the rest of the jobs leave when all these lib policies take effect like Obamacare?

     
    • angrymanspeaks

      July 23, 2013 at 13:42

      What is it you Right-Wing types always say when the plebeians begin clamoring for bread? Oh Yeh. “Let them eat Cake!” Guys like you don’t have anything to worry about. The Masters will not let their pets starve. Guys like me? We should get ready to “Love That Cake”

      Now; how dare you attack the sacred Obamacare? You know Obamacare isn’t perfect. We still have people with no healthcare; I am not sure it will provide the very best; most advanced healthcare for everyone and, we still have to pay for it. But it is better than what we had and will keep getting better.

      Oh yeh Baby. [to be sung gleefully with a slight mad twinkle in the eye] “Obamacare” is loving care and we all love Obama

       
    • Steve

      July 24, 2013 at 01:07

      I am going to go out on a limb here and make a prediction based completely on past evidence of government programs. Write them down and in a short time from now bring them back up

      1) Obamacare was sold to us because there was 30 million uninsured. I predict that within two years from implementation that number of uninsured will be close to the same or HIGHER unless the government goes even further and implements single payer

      2) the cost of this program will be double or triple what was predicted

      3) the program will not work as implemented and they will be back again to “fix” it

      4) there will be so called “death panels” that will deny coverage to older and disadvantaged citizens

      5)there will be a LARGE shortage of quality healthcare providers due to the fact that the smartest and brightest will no longer be willing to become doctors ad work for slave wages

      6) paperwork and regulations will become a veritable nightmare anytime we need to access the system

      7) the quality will go down, the cost will go up

      8)there will be long wait times for procedures

      Now if you would like to make me some sort of wager, I will be glad to take your money. There is no such thing as free healthcare. If the government is giving anything to anybody, they must first take from someone else. Sooner or later they will run out of someone to take something from as those that take increase and those that give gets smaller. That my friend is common sense but you must first stop, remove your roses colored glasses and think. It really isn’t rocket science

       
  5. Carol Carlisle

    July 23, 2013 at 15:37

    Important words said with clarity! Keep speaking up and out.

     
  6. fojap

    July 24, 2013 at 08:33

    “This though, can only happen when we want it.”
    Just wanted to repeat that.

     
  7. JayNine

    July 24, 2013 at 11:17

    Wow. I am much moved to have found your blog from Shaun over at a Complicated World … I too am a truth seeker/speaker. The comfort is for me that in my own life I surround myself with those people–like minded, like us. You do an incredible job relaying your truth and your frustrations ;) I can relate.
    I have a woman blogger over on blogspot I think you’d love to read. All of her posts but this deep one is her latest: http://www.theveryworstmissionary.com/2013/07/real-talk-abridged-tour-of-se-asian-sex.html?m=1

    P.S. (I also love the word zealous lol)

     
  8. Valentine Logar

    July 25, 2013 at 14:17

    As some of us begin to truly look inside of ourselves, truly become introspective we see more of what our nation looks like. It isn’t pretty. You said it very well.

    Each time one of us says look, here this is the problem and only we, working together can solve it. Only we can step up and only we, by acknowledging the problem exists can fix it; this is when we move forward, this is when we make progress.

    Each time we do this and someone says, no that isn’t the problem at all. The real problem is:

    1. Obamacare
    or
    2. Liberal Media
    or
    3. Lazy / Greedy ….
    or
    4. Criminals
    or
    5. Fill in the blank here

    These are simply the distractions, the fingers pointing to anything but the real problems. Each time someone says, the President addressed the nation on the issue of Race in America and he was divisive, we have to ask how can the personal experiences of a Black Man in America be divisive?

    You said it wonderfully. Only when we begin to address these issues can we begin to progress.

     
    • Steve

      July 29, 2013 at 12:41

      Seriously? You think THIS guy has any idea what it’s like to be a “black guy” in America?When would that experience happened? While roughing it in the boarding school in Hawaii? Maybe while slumming it at Harvard or Columbia. Bet there’s alot of confrontation there. Funny! He’s only half black first off, the other half is WHITE. Fact is he has divided this country MORE along racial lines than any other President in history. Just how alive is racism really in this country if a “black” man gets elected President? It isnt perfect but it certainly is better. Blacks bring an awful lot of the problems they have upon themselves. When will they as a group start to take responsibility for themselves and fix some of their own problems? How about we start with fixing the basic family union. I think that would be a good start. In order to fix a problem you first need to address what that problem is instead of always blaming in on somebody or something else but then that’s kind of your guys MO. Blame things on somebody else and it starts right up there at the top, HMMMN?

       

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