Watching Conservatives Destroy America
I actually really resent being called a "racist" just because I believe differently than you do. Is there any point to where you guys DON'T resort to name calling? So if you are an African American, a Hispanic, or Asian person, you can't be a Republican? Instead of "another great quote" from the internet, this should be "another stupid, misinformed, narrow minded quote from the internet"
Casey Are you a racist???
"Is there any point to where you guys DON'T resort to name calling?"-CaseyName calling is the only thing the liberals have left. They mocked the GOP while they were in power and now that the liberals have their way and the economy still sucks, no univeral health care and no health care reform, they have nothing left to do but name call! Who do can you blame for the problems the United States faces today, the liberals!!!
Yeah. I am a racist. I had a black step grandfather, a native american grandmother, a Jewish father, 2 hispanic half sisters, and 2 Korean step sisters, and I have a korean sister in law. Yeah. We were a fucking rainbow coalition before the term was coined! Don't anyone DARE call ME a racist! I resent it to no end. I grew up this way and saw my share of racism growing up, and honey, you have NO IDEA. I am a product of Southern California, uppper middle class liberals, and guess who showed the MOST racisism? Right, The OTHER Southern California upper class liberals!
Casey -- You are a one woman Rainbow Coalition. Congratulations!
CJP: I am in no way a racist. I love my family, and I am proud of each and every family member. It was not the easiest way to grow up, but gave me some pretty good insight into human character. My point being, that no one has a lock on racism or small mindedness. You find it on both sides. So, the internet quote is bogus.For instance, it would have been very interesting to know what the comments that were deleted actually did say before they were deleted...Kinda makes you wonder.
"I am a product of Southern California, uppper middle class liberals, and guess who showed the MOST racisism? Right, The OTHER Southern California upper class liberals!"Casey:The removed posts were removed because of repetition. They said the exact same thing that the remaining post says. They were removed only to avoid duplication -- saying the same thing three times.But I'm very interested in the racism of "Southern California upper class liberals". That comes as a surprise to me -- that they should be so racist. It's not what I would have expected. Why don't you tell us about that?
It is simple. What I have learned from my life's experiences is that there are people that love to think of themselves as liberals--as long as it doesn't hit their own "backyard". (Guess who's Coming to Dinner"?)How about not letting your kids trick or treat at the house of the only black family in the neighborhood? Yes. That happened. I don't think that it was an organized thing---and maybe they weren't even aware that they were doing it. (probably thought that they were the only ones, and no one would notice)The only way that I found out was when we went to the house to trick or treat, the mother of the 2 small children that opened the door, actually THANKED US for coming to the door. She said that we were the only trick or treaters they had, had all night! (you could see the street full of trick or treaters--they were out there)This was a town that took pride in being "liberal". I came away seeing that it was GREAT to be a liberal, as long as none of "those people" moved next door to you! But try being a Native American in this country! (or Canada, from what I hear)Now, granted this was a while ago. I am in my 30's, but I do still see it in all walks of life---not the old fashioned KKK kind of racism, more like a weird, sub racism---hard to explain. How many times have I heard the expression, "I Jewed him down"? I hear that from so called Liberals, as well as others. CJP, no one has a lock on racism. It really does exist on both sides of the fence. It is an insidious, ugly fact. Personally, my problem with Obama is NOT that he is black---far from it! I am not a racist, but I am a fiscal conservative. I am always offended and actually pissed off when I am dumped into a vat labled "racist" because I don't approve of the road that we are on. That's the new intimidation technique. If you don't like what Obama is doing you must be a racist. BS!You guys truly love to lump & label. Christians---(whole lotta blacks and hispanics in that group)you don't think that it is predjudice to lump all Christians together and call them all of the stuff that you and say they are? (long list from stupid to haters)You actually do that with lots of people. You think it's okay. Have you heard me ONCE say that all liberals are "stupid"? All Canadians are "crazy", or ALL ANYTHING or ANYBODY are any one kind of negative thing? You come off sounding all sanctimonious and above it all, but you aren't. Don't mean to offend you. That is just as I see it.
I want to add just one, short thing. We all live in a rather myopic world. What I said about So Cal liberals surprises you because you see things through your own eyes, and maybe see things as you THINK they are, or how they should be, but not necessarily as they really are. Sometimes you have to live it to really see it. I have found racism in the most surprising places, and no racism where I expected it to be found. Life is funny that way.
Thank you, Casey. That was a superb, incisive and excellent comment. I really appreciated it.You're talking about the kind of racism that was exposed in "Gentleman's Agreement" and "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner". And, yes, you're right, liberals can be very racist when black people move into their neighborhood.Some years ago, my niece and her family moved to Niskayuna, NY --- not far from Albany. They moved right next door to a middle class black family. I was very proud of the fact that my niece encouraged her two young boys to be good friends with the black family's two young sons. The four young boys were of similar ages. They played together, visited each other's homes, and remained good friends for some years, until the black family moved away.Unfortunately, that frequently doesn't happen in these situations. More often, what happens is what you described in your "Trick and Treat" story. No one here is calling you a racist. That would be inconceivable. You seem to have one foot in every world. Of all the people on this Blog, I would say that you are the least likely to be a racist. (Frankly, I don't think any of our regular contributors is a racist. Racists are not particularly welcome here).However, I do think there are still plenty of white racists in this country. (Just read the current reports from the ADL and the Southern Poverty Law Center's Klan Watch -- which keep tabs on these splendid specimens of Species Americana).I also believe that most of these white racists support the Republican Party. There's just no other place for them to go. Certainly not the Democratic Party, which has as its leader a Black Muslim whose middle name is Hussein and who was born in Kenya.So, although I know you support the Republican Party for sensible, rational reasons -- such as your belief in small government, low taxes, and fiscal conservatism ---- unfortunately, you are in bed with some very strange bedfellows. Years ago, when the white supremacists and segregationists were almost all Southern Democrats, that didn't stop me from being a Roosevelt-Truman-Stevenson Democrat. So, I can understand that today, you, as a fiscal conservative, are a Republican. But you should understand that today most of the Old Boy outspoken white male racists are all Republicans.So, when we say that the Republican Party is full of white racists, we are talking about them -- not you. Nor do we expect you to stop being a Republican because you might be concerned about "guilt by association".Just as when the Democratic Party had Senators like Bilbo, Rankin and other white segregationists -- that didn't stop be from being a liberal Democrat. Ultimately, the liberal Democrats -- such as the Kennedys, Johnson, Carter and Clinton -- prevailed -- and white supremacy laws were struck down.
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