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.