RACISM – Not a White Thing or Color Thing but a Heart and Mind Thing…

BLOG POST 12 - Racism

I am tired of being told that only White Christian Conservatives can be racist and often it is only men in that category deemed to be capable of racism.  STOP THE RIDICULOUS LIE because everyone including those who are making the charge knows it is not true.   If we are ever going to find any semblance of harmony in America we MUST stop this type of bogus rhetoric and spin.  Politicians and the diabolical who want to ‘fundamentally transform’ America for their devious purposes are using race as a useful idiot as they pit one ethnicity against another.  They are not seeking resolution but revolution!  There are black leaders or so-called leaders who fan the flames of racism and hate because it keeps them relevant and lines their pockets with cash.  There are those in politics who continue beating that drum because it equates to anger and anger equates to votes.  I acknowledge that whites are not exempt from fanning those flames.  Those on the left doing so know if they can charge the Republicans and White Christian Conservatives with racism and make it stick in the minds of various groups they secure votes.  Once in office, rather than advancing the cause, they harped about they continue to advance ideology and agenda that is counterproductive and does harm to those they are supposedly offering to help.  IT MUST STOP!  WE MUST WAKE UP!

I recently saw, among the many incidences, that a Detroit EMT said that all White People “should be raped and killed.”  But of course, that is not deemed racist for some unfathomable reason.  No, this EMT did not escape from the plantation and has never been in forced servitude by a white master and lived as a slave.  Kimberly Asaro, a former emergency technician has sued the Detroit Fire Department because she was, allegedly, made to feel UNSAFE after a complaint about a fellow EMT, Willie Bragg.  Bragg posted on Facebook, “White men, women, and children should be raped and killed. White people should be alligator bait. Whites should be enslaved and beaten, like they have done to African-Americans.”  HOW IS THAT NOT RACIST?  How is that not deemed inciting violence and calling for criminal activities against other citizens?  I guess the only explanation is his skin color and that is not a justification in my mind.  If you are white and issue such evil racist diatribe you should be held accountable and if you are black, brown, or any other skin color you should also be held accountable.  THIS SHOULD NOT BE TOLERATED regardless of skin color, black, brown, or white. 

The Detroit Fire Department argued that his incendiary post was protected by the First Amendment, and took no action against him whereupon he apparently began to threaten Asaro.  This is the same Fire Department that fired a white fireman for bring a racist watermelon to work.  After all liking watermelon is racist.  I did not know that blacks did not like watermelon or any other fruit or vegetable because of their racist components and makeup.  I learn something every day.  Yes, I am being sarcastic.  Bringing a watermelon to work with the intent of making some racist or stereotypical statement would be wrong but the fact that someone brought one to work should not be automatically deemed racist.  Do we ban the growing of watermelons in America?  Please fix this in your mind:  A black EMT states that all white men, women, and children should be raped and murdered and that is protected free speech.  A white firefighter brings a watermelon to the station and he is a racist pig and immediately terminated.  WHAT SENSE DOES THAT MAKE?  

he story is that Kimberly Asaro left her career as an EMT after she complained to her supervisors about a co-worker’s provocative Facebook post that made her feel unsafe.  The Fire Department did nothing.  She also stated that Bragg would show up at her ambulance and intimidate her.  He was threatening and/or calling for violence including the reprehensible action of rape.  He further confronted Asaro and attempted to intimidate her which would understandably make her feel uncomfortable.  With the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and the other men in Hollywood and even former President George H.W. Bush being vilified and rightly so for the most part, how is this man given a pass?  Why is he given a pass?  Where are the Left and the MSM on this issue?  Does it have to do with skin color and is it because it has been deemed that only Whites can be racist, bigots, sexual predators?  WHY?

I wonder how the public should feel if they are injured and have to call an ambulance and Mr. Bragg or anyone ascribing to his ideological view of people of another skin color and ethnicity?  If those citizens are white they have a justifiable reason to be concerned about the care and treatment they would receive, after all the call was for them to be raped, murdered, and turned into alligator bait.

Sadly, this is one of the many unacceptable verbalizations today.  I do not care if you are Black, White, Brown, or any other skin color RACISM is not acceptable.  You cannot or should not be allowed to call for the violation, assault, or murder of anyone.  You can dislike them, disagree with them, and refuse to associate with them but we are supposed to be a civil society and that kind of vileness is or should not be tolerated by any side of the issue.  Maybe everyone could benefit from a statement Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”  I want no person judged based on the pigment of their skin but the character of their heart.  I am not attempting to diminish any past wrongs done to any group of people or individuals rather pleading for everyone to seek peace and embrace the words of our Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness…”  (Emphasis mine)

America, we have many problems and the attempts to divide us further along racial lines is adding to the attempted disintegration of our Founding Framework and our Constitutional Republic.  I ask all who pray to earnestly pray for America.  I want not person enslave and want no person to enslave me.  I cannot rewrite history or turn back the clock but I can live in the moment and treat my fellow man as I want to be treated.  If I reject you it will not be based on the color of your skin.

God bless you and God bless America is my cry!


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