Friday, December 08, 2006

american white freedoms?

ok- i have had enough. i have been reading the news again- and this thought has been running in threads in my head long enough. the biggest one being- wasp and wasc and wasj america better get their heads out of their asses because the rest of the world is non white and growing. what has struck me for a long time is how it is perfectly acceptable in america today to be overtly racist, prejudiced and mysogynistic. there is no doubt that old white money wants to maintain power here and in the world and the minions who follow feel emboldened to do and say what they will with no repercussions. i am tired of it. here's the deal- people of color, people of different religions, people of different ethnic backgrounds, and lgbt folks are not less than you. they are people with feelings who love their families and work hard to make a better life. they think and have ideas and breathe and eat and put their clothes on- just like you. we should not have to keep going over the same ground with civil liberties and civil rights in this country. there is no reason that people should not be treated with dignity and respect regardless of their skin color or religious affiliation. oh- fyi republicans- not all people in america are christians. so a call to 'family values' senator brownback- means nothing coming from you. your own people turn on each other when it comes to 'compassionate conservatism' and religious freedom and tolerance. what struck me so this week was when i watched the iraq study group giving their press conference- old white men (and one old white woman) making decisions that will effect the lives of millions of non white, muslim folks. i really don't think bush's 45 minute meeting with maliki counts as getting his input into the matter. when i hear the 'voices of the right' saying that we don't need to understand the culture or the history or the religion of the folks we are fighting- only that we have to "dominate" them and "let them blow themselves up"- i feel that we deserve what we get for our arrogance and racism. lumping together people on the basis of their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, etc in order to discriminate against them is exactly what the nazis and the fascists did during world war 2; it is exactly what we in america did to the japanese americans during world war 2; it is what we have done to non whites in america for centuries; it is what we are doing to hispanic folks and muslim folks here now. it doesn't matter if these folks are american citizens or not- ir they aren't white- they aren't right. even- if they are a duly elected representative of the people of minnesota. the republican party wonders why it lost the mid term election. it thinks it is based solely on the iraq war. republicans fail to realize that how you treat people determines how people treat you. people in america were asleep but woke up to realize that our own people- folks in louisiana, folks in the southwest and all over- were being treated poorly by our own government based solely on the fact that they were non white. the republican party wonders why many of its members voted against them or didn't vote at all- well, i will bet that these folks understood what it meant to be tolerant and non bigoted and inclusive rather than divisive, fear mongering and hate filled against people who aren't like you. is that harsh? you betcha. and i stand behind every word i type. whites in the western world are on the decline and no amount of begging by the fundamentalists to have more babies is going to stop that. people of color are the rest of the world. republicans are in the minority on more than one front. my suggestion- you had better evolve- or perhaps i should say- god will not look favorably at you when you get to the pearly gates- so pack your shorts for a warm eternity.

29 comments:

Human said...

Well I really can't hold back.
Calling people WASP or any other type of label like that is as racist as calling anybody Nigger.

All the problems of the World are not caused by White People. Or White Men.

spadoman said...

human.... the perpetrators of war, and many of the policies we see as problems in these left leaning blogs, are white men Period.

Frank Zappa said it best.... "I may not be black, but sometimes I wish I wasn't white!"

Sarah said...

Fear and ignorance makes people do (and say) stupid things!

Some things never change, it seems. However, I understand why Rush has been divorced so many times.....

Sarah said...

"WASP" isn't an offensive word and has never been used as a term to intentionally hurt people. Plus, the term is now used to describe a majority of people with wealth:

History of WASP

DivaJood said...

The process of fear-mongering is so interesting: using the LANGUAGE of compassion, a person can twist that language to create fear and hate. It is so simple. Terms like "Family Values" are a prime example. Everyone wants "Family Values", but when someone spews doubt about what those are, people begin to question. My god, Melissa Ethridge and her partner have family values! I'd prefer her version to Dick Cheney's any day of the week. But Cheney, in a position of wealth and power, well - people will listen to him, right? He must be right, he's so stern.

And while all the problems of the world are not exclusively the purvue of Caucasians, we tend to be fairly well enmeshed in most of them, either by our refusal to do anything to stop problems or by aligning ourselves with the path of hate.

The_Dizzy_Diva said...

Well ranted, bet. Though we can't (and shouldn't) be forced into the same box, there is no reason that we can't learn to live together and lift each other up...regardless of race, creed, or orientation.

QUASAR9 said...

Hi betmo, reality is 'real'
China four times population of US
India four times population of US
Arabs four times population of US
SE Asia population larger than US
Africa population larger than US
Russia population larger than US
Brazil & Mexico pop larger than US

QUASAR9 said...

Betmo, here's one for you

Yesterday Blair managed to appear with Bush
Today Bush reveals "Barney's Xmas special" talking to his pooch

Just shows Bush cares more what his pooch has to say, than his poodle over at blightey way

Human said...

spadoman - bullshit. How many died in
Native wars before the White ever showed up? Ya think the Aztecs were greeted as Liberators by the people they subjugated? Or how about Mongolian Invasions of China and Europe? And the Japanese were just so kind to their Oriental Brethen in Shanghai. Mankind's Inhumanity to Mankind knows no bounds.

sarah - I agree with your 1st. On your second, please give an example where the term has been used in a positive sense. And I don't mean from some "White Pride" site. I do not find Wiki to an authority at all. It's made up as it goes along.

divajood - I agree. I will add that since this is a predominately White society (in numbers), ergo, "we tend to be fairly well enmeshed in most of them". As to your ending, well, that why I spoke up.

Peace.

betmo said...

human- i don't agree that wasp is anywhere near a derogatory term. it simply means- white ango saxon protestant- and i stand by my statements. old white money has ruled america from day 1. any power struggles have been between the white majority in any western country- and it's non white or non male minorities. the racism and bigotry i have seen most recently has been perpetrated by whites against non whites out of fear- whether culturally or religiously and so far- they are the only ones out there calling for their minions to procreate in order to maintain the status quo. i accept that you don't agree with me- and that is fine. i stand by every word i typed- speaking for myself- a white woman in america.

betmo said...

on the other point- no- it stands to reason that not all of the problems of the world are created by white men- the rest of the world is non white and non christian. however, white men have dominated the political scene in the western world for centuries- from the podium and from the pulpit. america should set a better example- and lead accordingly- and we haven't- we have picked up where the european colonial mindset left off. please tell me why america has a right to dominate any other country of the world. i would be curious to know what gives us the right.

Human said...

betmo- Then try using it in a positive sense. Have you ever used it in a positive sense?

I also have never said anyone or any race has the right to dominate anyone or anything, including racism, so why ask me why?

As for myself, I don't like being called Nigger or any other derogatory term. Maybe someday you'll lose the Hate against Christians. When you do, I'll be Proud to be associated with you.

Until then please remove me from your links.

I came in Peace and Leave in Peace.

Time said...

As the whites become less of the majority, conservatives have become more dominate in our politics and government. I think it's the last effort for whites to try to keep control as their numbers dwindle.

Whites have more money to grease the politicians, vote in higher percentages, and still hold the corporate power.

So they allinge themselves with a political party that wants to end affirmative action, promote 200 year old values, ban lifestyles that they see as destroying the white society they are used to, promote discriminatory religions, ignore work-place discrimination, help the rich whites with their fiscal policies, cut federal programs that empower minorities to succeed, make military membership attractive with benefits minorities can get no other place-thus making them fight our wars, claim that discrimination no longer exists in our society, I could go on and on.

The system is packed against minorities. To say it's better than 40-50 years ago, is a laugh. 40-50 years ago blacks were basically non-citizens. We still have a long way to go.

What good is religion if it hates gays, condemn unwed mothers, won't teach safe sex to end STD's and unwanted births, excommunicates divorced people, molests our children, protects criminals in its membership, and is so full of hypocrites that people no longer have respect for them anyways.

You got me going, but I'll stop now

Anonymous said...

B - a mentor of mine, a 60's feminist, decried over-dominant males (back then, mostly white) who were what she called "namers and sayers." It is not fair when one segment of the world's population gets to NAME everything and SAY what reality is. The past six years have seen egregious mis-naming (spin), and misstatements - saying what the reality of war, or race, or another's experience IS. They don't have the right to name us, define us, or coerce us about the truth. Thanks for your fierceness, others will just have to handle it.

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betmo said...

carol- looks like the blogger bug bit 4 times :)

human- hatred is a strong term. perhaps i will respect christians when they stop trying to convert everyone on the planet. i don't hate christians. i hate organized religion- be it christianity, islam, judaism, hinduism, etc. i have never professed otherwise. the point of my post was that i am sick of one type of person making decisions for everyone else on the planet. i can't help it if these people tend towards being white people who profess to be christians.

i have removed you from my links- and i am sorry that you feel that way. i still stand by my opinion.

dusty said...

Damn girl, I don't think I have seen that many links in one post in my life.

Anonymous said...

Texas is now over 50 percent Hispanic. I love it. And if trolls hit me because of it, so be it.

Anonymous said...

Damn Girl! Take yer panties off right now and shake those suckers out!! Y'all got burrs in 'em!:) Again, a work of art, imo. Words are just labels. Bitch is a female dog. But when applied to a Woman.....

It's only the intent of the user that differentiates their meaning. And I think everybody's arguing over the size of the hole in the Titanic. It's gonna happen. Christ, do the 4th grade math! So then the whole thing distills down to a simple question: How do we (or others) react to it? I have no doubt there'll be new slang spring up to replace nigger, wop, honky, etc. Again, just labels with words....until they're given intent by the user/speaker.

betmo said...

my panties are all knotted up because i am tired of the voice pieces for the right- the so called pundits- on their radio shows or tv shows or op ed pieces- or even in the halls of congress and the white house- spewing their bigotry and disdain for the common people. they happen to be majority white and profess to be majority christian. not my fault or concern. they are supposedly saying and doing these things in the name of christianity and compassion- while encouraging people to openly hate muslims and hispanics. they have allowed catastrophes to befall some of our most vulnerable members of society and continue to do so by fraud, etc. again- the people who are in charge are white men majority who profess to be devout christians. you see similar events unfolding in australia and england. to me- that signals western world values are all sorts of fucked up. i, for one, want it to stop.

sappho said...

Dont feel too upset over losing "human" in your links, Betmo! ;)


HillCountryGal: "Texas is now over 50% Hispanic. I love it. And if trolls hit me because of it, so be it."
---I loved your comment, & maybe you will get some trolls over it, but you just gained an extra reader (who isnt a troll!) for it!!
:)

Boo said...

Betmo - I feel your pain... and blogged something similar just yesterday.

'wasp' isnt any more racist than 'dink' (of which hubby and I are) - there's a difference between a label and an insult.

your thoughts apply largely to Canada too...

hang in there honey

earl bockenfeld said...

Betmo, keep it up, you're right on target. I posted an article about the "White Man's Burden" which is the smug white men attitude as they rob the rest of the world blind.

This country is going crazy about illegal immigrants now. Why, largely because they will tilt the population and culture into non-white and non-european - in my opinion.

Keep it up, you're on the right track.

landsker said...

Hi Betmo,
Sounds like you are becoming a little upset, mind you, it isn`t just white christians that are becoming obnoxious, kissinger is no christian, neither is lieberman.....
Perhaps the link betwqeen all these psychopaths is wealth, and of course power.
Oh and then there are the masonic lodges.
Not to worry, there are more of us than them, and they have more to lose.

Anonymous said...

sing it, sister!!!!! i still think the good old white boy network is trying to keep me down... how do i know? why do all bill signings tend to look something like this:
[IMG]http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n103/superestkara/bushphoto.jpg[/IMG]

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