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A racist

two-wolves

What is racism?  What is a racist?  We are being programmed that rasism is a thing that is said or done.  If a person does not do or say certain things then they are not a racist but if they do then they are racists.  Racism is not a thing.  Racism is not a word.  Racism is a state of heart.  Racism is no more a thing than generosity being when a person gives to a charity.  If a person is going to donate to a charity and makes a big production out of taking out their wallet and waving around a $10 bill before giving it is not being generous.  They are being an egotist.  A person who quietly gives 50 cents might be more generous than someone who gives $50.  But our present definition of racism is simply indicative of our society that loves to blame an object rather than the individual.  America does not have a gun problem.  America has a people problem.  As long as there are people who believe they can demand their rights and always get their way then there will always be a means by which they use to force their will upon others.

I grew up basically a Southern, (which I say proudly).  While I was born in Chicago my dad and mom were from southern Indiana.  Dad’s dad was from Kentucky.  We were raised with southern values such as your word is your contract and a gentleman treats a lady like a queen.  I remember one winter morning asking my girlfriend at the time if she would go out and start the car so it could start warming up while I finished packing.  We were visiting home during college break.  My dad told her to stop and for me to get out there and warm that car up myself and never to do that again.  I was informed that was NOT the way to treat a lady.  I remember listening to people talk.  I had an aunt who was as gentle as could ever be.  She used expressions typical of ‘southern’ jargon.  My dad used jargon typical of the south as well as of Chicago pertaining to particular races.  Neither of these people were a racist.  Dad had many ‘black’ friends whom he respected because he qualified a person’s character higher than the color of their skin.  But if we are able to place the blame of social ills upon things and words then people are able to go “scot free”.  It will only be as people begin to take internal looks and inventory that social ills will be addressed.

People do not want to look at themselves.  Too many people in our society are so narcissistic that they believe they are incapable of having any wrong attitudes.  They see themselves as perfect little shining examples of personhood who are the remaining few capable of judging others.  Now I do not know about other people but I know that I have more than enough issues going on inside myself to keep me busy correcting my own wrongs that I do not have much time left over to judge other people.  Maybe if we start looking inside ourselves we would not be so busy screaming racism at someone who has a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or who likes black jelly beans over other colors.  I grew up when we did laundry we separated the whites from the colored.  It was referring to cloths, not people.  I grew up preferring chocolate milk over white.  These are preferences and not indicators of racism.

Christmas is a time of gift giving.  But just because someone gives me a gift does not mean they like me.  Just because someone compliments you does not mean they are your friend.  I learned a long time ago to beware of the person who sings your praises the quickest because they just might stab you in the back the fastest.  I went to a very conservative Christian college.  There was nothing wrong with the college but I remember listening to some of the other students condemn people who ‘went to movies’.  (Yes, there are some people who still see going to dances and movies as ‘evil’.)  I was never impressed with the attitudes of those people and their self-righteousness.  I was grateful that I grew up working in a Salvation Army rehabilitation center learning that not everything was as it seemed.  Just because someone looks like a raging drunk on the outside does not mean that there is not an extremely talented individual hiding inside.

It would be a curse upon our society if our children buy into the idea that evil is a thing and not something found in the heart of mankind.  Once they do that then it is easy to believe that as long as you do not do certain things then all is well.  Just because I may not see cancer does not mean that it is not killing me. There is an old Indian folktale of each person having two wolves hiding within and are at war with each other.  One is good while the other is evil.  The one that is fed is the one which would conquer the other. Only as we teach our children and society that it is the heart of the individual that must change and the acceptance of personal responsibility for one’s actions that there will ever be real change.

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Why I support the ‘stars and bars’

sons of confederate veterans

Believe it or not but I have been called a racist simply because I have the ‘stars and bars’ on my car and on Facebook.  I find it interesting when the character of a person can be judged by a thing.  Usually these self-righteous pee brains go running to the argument of the swastika.  First of all I am not one to be playing around with where the swastika is concerned because I had an uncle who was in the units who liberated the camps and saw what the swastika stood for during WWII and my father was in the Pacific theater and also knew what would happen to the world if the swastika and Japanese imperialism was not defeated.  There is no remote connection between the swastika and the ‘stars and bars’.  A simple bit of individual research would be extremely helpful to these semi-experts who think that if they push harder on topics that they are supposed to know more than the average person.   Another point that the experts forget about is that there were many Confederate flags.

Those who want to scream that anything to do with the Confederacy is racist have no concept of history and the Confederacy.  There were many blacks who willingly and proudly fought under the various Confederate flags.  I am of Cherokee decent and there were many Native Americans who fought under a Confederate flag.  My particular tribe was originally denied federal recognition as a tribe solely because the tribal leader was a general in the Confederate army.  We are still trying to get federal recognition since shortly after that denial Congress basically closed the door to tribal recognition apart from a long and drawn out process with mounts of paperwork.

A little bit of history regarding the ‘stars and bars’ would go a long way for the ‘experts’.  The Confederate flag referred to as the ‘stars and bars’ goes back to the Scottish flag.  This, in turn, goes back to the St. Peter’s cross because St. Peter was supposed to have been crucified upside down on an ‘X’ shaped cross.  It is a symbol of courage, steadfastness, determination, and a willingness to stand or die for one’s beliefs.  It has nothing to do with racism.  I doubt most highly that any Jew ever willingly fought or defended the swastika but many blacks were proud to wear the Southern Gray.

It would also be nice if these experts did a little research into the Civil War.  Slavery was not the primary cause of the Civil War.  The North and the money people were concerned about the South seceding from the Union.  The federal government was getting more and more demanding in what was expected or demanded from the States and the South valued the idea of State’s sovereignty so they left the Union as opposed to just doing as a federal government expected.  With the South leaving the Union many of the money people were concerned about the sea ports which were largely located in the South.  They knew that people would not want war over sea ports so they took some of the abuses of slavery which were happening in the South and amplified them to get the emotions of the people behind the idea of a now noble war.  It must be kept in mind that many of these abuses did not happen.  Many slaves were treated as family and did not want to leave after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed.  In reality there were very little differences going on between the black slaves in the South and the child labor and immigrant labor which was going on in the North.  Additionally, it might be notable to include that there were black slave owners and many black well to do business men.  Being black in the South did not automatically mean you were sold and beaten.

If anyone or anything is to be blamed for the abuses done to the blacks in the south it is neither the ‘stars and bars’ nor the Confederacy which should be held responsible.  It is ironic that many who are screaming racism the loudest belong to the very group that amplified the anti-black movements of the South; the Democrat party.  Prior to the infiltration by various trouble seeking Democrats after the Civil War, the Klu Klux Klan actually had black members.  This is a point of history that can be easily researched.  After the trouble makers infiltrated the organization was when it became a domestic terrorist group.  The Democrats or the ‘Dixie crates’ as they were called worked hard to keep the black from becoming an American, have the right to vote, or to have their babies seen as Americans (yes, that is where the 14th amendment comes from and not from Mexico.  It is also worth noting here that many who came to America through Ellis Island and had babies were never given immediate citizenship).  If anything is to be seen as a symbol of racism it is not the ‘stars and bars’ but rather that dag burn donkey!

Witch Trials of 2015

salem witch trials

The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 resulted with 19 men and women being hung, one pressed to death and others condemned under the accusation of witchcraft.  Many of the accused were upstanding citizens of the community and leaders in both commerce and the church.  These trials were based upon the testimony of children who were ‘acting differently’ and who claimed that they had witnessed the various accused for being a witch.  There was no real evidence except for the testimony that the accused had ‘caused great hurt’.  It did not matter what the accused had to say because the minds of the courts were already made up regarding the decisions.  It was the belief of the courts that the ‘children’ would not and could not lie therefore they must be speaking the truth.

What we are seeing today is nothing more than a repeat of the Salem Witch Trials.  The only difference is that instead of being accused of being a witch people, places and things are accused of being ‘racist’.  It does not matter what the truth may be because the ‘courts’ have already decided.  The rational is that because there was slavery in the south therefore anything and everything associated with the Confederate States must be therefore pro-slavery and anti-black.  Anything and everything remotely associated with the south must therefore be racist.

It did not matter that the children may have been acting differently because of bad rye.  Mold may be found in some rye breads like those eaten in the 1600’s.  This mold is called ergot and contains some of the same chemical compositions as those used in making LSD.  This mold is able to produce convulsions, nervous disorders and hallucinations.  But the people of the 1600’s were ignorant to the true reason why their children might be acting oddly.  Therefore they simply took what the children said as true.  Today we know better yet our society still accepts what a particular portion says as true regardless of the real facts.  As in the Salem Witch Trials it does not matter what the accused has to say since the minds of the courts of public opinion have already decided their fate.  Much like the accused of the Witch Trials, the accused of today are dead and gone and cannot speak for themselves but as in the trials it would not matter what the accused might say because no one cared to listen.

History can and does speak against this craziness that is sweeping our nation.  History will speak to the defense of many of the Confederate leaders as not being the racist animals which organizations such as the NAACP wants to portray.  These organizations which promote segregation through its own separatist movement as seen through the Miss Black America Beauty Pageant, the United Negro College Fund, and black television networks are the ones screaming racism.  Just like the child witnesses of the witch it is easier to focus the charge upon others in an effort to defocus inspection of themselves.  In order to not have to answer difficult questions which might implicate their own questionable actions, which is most highly probable that the child witnesses were not as innocent as portrayed, the organizations and people of modern society which must keep racism alive in order for them to have any meaning and existence.

People like the mayor of Baltimore, the Al Sharpton clones, the Black Panthers, the NAACP and many who fly the banner of the Democrat Party have the blood of racism on their hands yet try to stand as innocent witnesses crying against the evil characters of the Confederacy.  Just like during the days of the Witch Trials the voices of the witness falls upon the ears of the ignorant and those more than willing to execute regardless of the facts.  Just like in the Witch Trials fear of ever having their own sins found out makes them only scream louder whenever there is any light shone upon their own guilt.

During the days of the Salem Witch Trials there does not have to be any proof of any injury only the accusation of being ‘hurt’.  Today it seems like everyone is ‘offended’ by something.  During the Witch Trials the children were seen as the innocent of incapable of telling a lie.  Today, the loudest voices providing witness of being ‘hurt’ come from radical members of the black community.  There is a mentality that a ‘black’ witness must be speaking the truth.  It does not matter what anyone else may be saying or doing.  If the witness is black and is speaking of hurt and racism then it must be true and nothing else matters.  No other voice is to be heard.  No other race can experience racism.  No other race is capable of racism except for white people.  It is a one sided court and the decision has been made regarding the guilt of the accused.  Bones are being dug up, signs removed, names changed, and statues defaced and even private property stolen because the court has made up its mind.

Just as society looks at the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 and wonders how a group could be so ignorant as to murder innocent people over corrupt witnesses, society will one day look at the events of 2015 with the same amazement.  They will one day wonder how people could be so ignorant as to be led against racism by those saturated in the blood of racism.  One day society will look upon the actions of today and cry out against the bigotry and prejudice which denied history and facts because their minds were made up and closed to any real thought and critical consideration.  One day the actions of 2015 will be seen as a great scar upon the face of a nation and a people just like the Salem Witch Trails will be seen as an action of fear, ignorance and hatred for anything which might be different.  The only real question which remains is whether or not that society would be the one in which we live.

Stars and bars versus Swastika

swastika and souther flag

I am beyond tired of hearing stupid people spout off stupid things.  This emotional witch hunt surrounding the Confederate Battle Flag (it is not the Confederate flag; it is the Confederate BATTLE flag).  People are as caught up in an emotional purge as the Pilgrims were in Salem to purge their society of what they saw as witchcraft.  What is happening has not real basis in reality or even history.  Yet a few spokes people who are able to hook into the emotions of the less learned have been able to whip up hysteria.

The Confederate side of the Civil War was there because of the federal government telling the States what they will and will not permit.  I have heard some of the more self-righteous explain how that the federal government was trying to stop was the State’s practice of slavery and not State’s Rights.  But, the States had a right to self-govern as per the Constitution and THAT was the issue.  I know that the liberal side of things do not like hearing the word Constitution, but it exists, has existed and hopefully will continue to exist.  For the liberals to want to remove the Constitution is much like the brat in school who wants the big kid removed because of some silly reason not realizing that the big kid was the only reason why the rest of the kids in that class have not pummeled the brat kid into non-existence.  The Constitution is the only thing which keeps America free of the same civil wars and unrest the other countries experience on a regular basis.  I would highly advise the liberals to LEAVE IT ALONE.

I hear people get up and call the flags by the wrong names. This to many might be a small matter but if these so called experts are going to stand before America and spout their words and wisdom and knowledge then they need to not be ignorant and not sound like a complete moron.  Stop calling it the Confederate Flag.  The Confederate Flag and the Confederate Battle Flag are two completely different things.  This emotional hype must stop.  People are now going on to private property to remove private property such as personally owned flags.  Someone is going to get hurt or killed.  If you see someone on your property approaching your home in the middle of the night you have no idea their intention and will defend your home.  If someone is seen approaching your truck or car in the middle of stopped traffic do not be surprised if someone puts it in reverse and runs them over and then takes off because in today’s society you have no idea their intent.  The blood of these stupid people will be on the politicians who are engaging in this dumb game.  People must use their heads although I know that is almost impossibility to many of our elected officials.

I have heard of idiots comparing the Stars and Bars to the Swastika.  This is ridiculous.  There were thousands of black men who proudly served in battle hardened fully equipped units under the banner of the South.  I dare anyone to show me any Jews who served under the banner of the Swastika.  This is infuriating because it just goes to show the level of total ignorance and complete stupidity of those who are pushing this agenda.

I am surprised how many who are part of this witch hunt are self-righteous Democrats.  Before going off on a crusade to dig up all the members of the Southern leadership for being racists, be willing to start digging up every Democrat prior to 1900.  The Democrat Party of the Civil War time was an extremely racist party.  It was pro-slavery and opposed everything to do with the freeing of the slaves.  There was no Democrat support for freed slaves neither to become citizens nor to have a right to vote.  The Democrats infiltrated the KKK and used them to terrorize blacks and anti-slave whites in the area.  These are facts.  History does not care if you like it or not because all that concerns history is that you must accept it.  The sanctimonious talking heads who want to remove any leaders of the Confederate States must also be willing to remove from all schools, street signs, cities, counties, public parks, every cemetery and form of mental memories every remnant of Democrat Presidents such as Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, and Grover Cleveland, every States person, every governor, every party leader, every business person and every political figure associated with the Party because they also would be even more deeply ingrained with a racist movement.  At least in the South there were many who cared for their black fellow Southern.  I cannot find too many in the early Democrat movement who had any positive regard for the newly freed black person.  For those involved with this so called movement against racism, I find their complete and all-encompassing hypocrisy sickening.

I had hoped that our society had grown beyond the Salem Witch Trails but I guess I am mistaken.  These emotional puppeteers simply lead a few and the rest of the sheep follow.  I also had hoped that there might be a few in leadership positions who have at least a couple neurons that could fire off some kind of mental functions.  But again I stand amiss.  I am ashamed of how gullible this nation has become.  We were the greatest nation in the world and to have descended to the level where all it takes it a good snake oil sales person and slick words and the people run in mass to buy their bottles.  What are we doing?

This foolishness must stop

civil war era Democrat party

Now political leaders are talking about digging up the dead who were leaders of the Confederacy.  The rational for this lunacy is the slavery mantra.  If they want to do this then let us do it right.  Remember that the Democrat Party was formed for the purpose of counteracting the Republicans on the slavery issue.  They were seen as the ‘white man’s party’ while the Republicans was seen as too much controlled by the black man.  Now those of the Democrat Party like to say how they changed their ways in 1900.  While I question this sudden change of heart, I will grant it for now.  So what the proponents of the Democrat Party, many of whom are pushing for the purge of street and ground of anything that was pro-slavery, are admitting that prior to 1900 that the Democrat Party was pro-slavery.  This means than all Presidents who were Democrats prior to 1900 must also be purged.  All schools, street names, statues, pictures, burial sites, etc must be cleansed of their pro-slavery stench.  This list will include:  Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, and Grover Cleveland.  This is just a short list of Presidents.  This has not touched any Democrats prior to 1900 where were part of any of the Houses of Congress, governors, or any other political positions.  This also does not include any people of business where were associated with the Democrat Party prior to that time or any other statesmen.  Do I need to continue?

Let us get real.  This whole purge mentality has nothing to do with slavery.  It has nothing to do with the Civil War.  It has nothing to do with anything but a big push right now to appease the radical black community.  If it was anything more than mere window dressing first of all the spokes people for this movement would know more history than is obvious they are accustomed.  Secondly, the last thing any Democrat would be doing would be getting on this bandwagon of anti-slavery rhetoric.  The governments have been able to sink their hooks into the emotions of people and are digging them in as far as the people will permit.  But, if anyone is determined to scream about evil and claims to be pure, just be prepared for what you might find out about your own backyard.  Enough is enough.

I call for the people to put an end to this foolishness.  If anyone of your city or locality wants to start digging people up I would demand to see the laws followed to the letter.  Then, if they are still able to do so, I would like to see the people form such a barricade that no one can get to the gravesite.  Who are they going to stop with once they begin?  Are they going to dig up your relative next because they might have been overheard having a racist conversation?  When are they going to start digging up people like Malcom X who is seen as an extreme bigot and racist against the whites?  When are they going to dig up the blacks who joined in many areas the KKK (bet you did not know that one?..’The Klu Klux Spirit’ by A.J. Rogers, 1920).  When are they going to dig up the Democrats who formed the KKK in the south?  It is up to the people to stop this extreme over reach of the government.  What are these people planning to do with the bones once they remove them?  Are they going to burn them to rid the community of their spirit?  Think people, THINK!!!!!

What we are seeing is worse than the Salem Witch trials.  Just because someone does not like the way another person acted, lived, or spoke they are going to have them burned, removed, and sown to the four corners of the winds.  We are an intelligent people (or at least used to be).  It is up to the people to stop this because politicians and the government have yet to prove that they will ever stop anything once they get started.  If the people do not stop this madness now there will not be a safe person, place, time or event that will not be an offense to someone somewhere somehow.

I dare you to get behind the badge!

ferguson

I am proud to be the brother of two retired police officers.  They served this nation in a noble capacity facing domestic war zones on a regular basis.  If you want me to have any sense of sympathy for the protesters of Ferguson you are barking up the wrong tree.  These people are not protesters.  These people are nothing more than low life animals.  People are all upset about a high number of black people pulled over in comparison to white people in Ferguson.  Evident these people which includes Mr. President have not heard of a simply thing called ‘basic math’.

Ferguson is made up of basically 2/3rd black and 1/3 white.  These are not hard fast numbers since there are other smaller portions of races that are sprinkled in the area.  It should not be a surprise that more blacks are arrested or pulled over than whites.  I am not saying that there may not be racial issues or concerns.  Anytime anyone in law enforcement is in a situation where they are constantly being threatened by members of a particular race they will have additional concerns regarding people of that race.  THIS IS NATURAL!  How many veterans from Vietnam are wary of Asians today nearly 5 decades the war?  How many World War II veterans were wary of Japanese for the rest of their lives after the war was over?  I can assure you that if Jim Bowie had lived through the Alamo he probably would have had concerns being around Mexicans.  This is a natural response to consistent threat.

One big problem with the animals of Ferguson is that they overshadow the good black people of that area.  I am sure there are many good black people who appreciate what the police force has done to keep them safe.  It is truly sickening how many people love to complain about the police while not having any concept of their jobs.  I dare anyone of those animals who love to demonize the police force to go behind the badge and live their life for one year.  I truly do not believe the complainers would have what it takes to live the badge for even that amount of time.  I want to see how they survive in the streets at two in the morning.  I want to see how they would survive clearing a warehouse that has had an alarm go off.  I would love to see how they would deal with unattended deaths and then have to tell a family member the news.  I want to see how those idiots who love to protest would deal with a child that has just been beaten so badly by their father that they are unrecognizable.  The protesters do nothing but protest and have no brains left over to do any good for society.  If you really want to accomplish something, shut up and get behind the badge!

I want these people who love to protest to know what it is like to live every day of work and then every hour off work wondering if some nut-job is going to try and kill you.  I want them to know what it is like wondering if your family is safe of if some wacko is going to try to get to you through your family.  I want these idiots who love to protest to feel the anxiety of just hoping you are observant enough not to overlook the signs of a sniper.  I want them to feel what it is like to go into a druggies den and hope you do not set off a booby-trap.  I want them to have the sleepless nights that are shared by our police officers because of cold sweats or the waking up in the middle of night terrors.  These people who love to protest will never take up this offer.  They do not have the nerve, courage, or ability to follow in the shoes of a police officer.  They have no idea of the life of a police officer.  All these protesters know to do is to show the world just how stupid they are by complaining about the very people who protect their rights to be morons.  These people love to protest about things they have no concept regarding.