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Racism

Being someone of South American descent, I was never raised under the auspice of race or racism.  In fact, I was raised color blind.  I know, the term “color blind” is now considered covert racism, which is absolute nonsense.  My parents didn’t want me to recognize nor prejudge a person by the way they looked, but rather by their character.  Throughout my childhood anyone darker than me I just saw it as that, just a tanned human being with no label other than their given name.  The mind of a child is an amazing thing in life and the ability to accept people as they are is born into us.  For example, my mother worked at an animal shelter whom had a co-worker that was black.  Once in awhile, I would go with my mom and the black woman would bring her children as well.  We’d have a good ol’ time just playing and being kids.  Not once did I think of them as anything but fellow children.  It wasn’t until high school that the idea of people being separated based on “race” (I use that term in quotations due to the fact that there is only one race, the human race) due to ones melanin content was actually a thing.  To me, basing what “race” someone is based of the melanin content of ones flesh is ridiculous.  It’s nothing more than evolutionary by-product that has ZERO bearing on who you are as a person.  No one, by virtue of their abundance, or lack there of, of melanin make them superior nor inferior. The dream that Martin Luther King Jr. had was of a world where our differences no longer mattered.  However, today we have begun to reverse our progress in “race” relations towards neo-segregationism where the idea of a “black only showing…” of a movie is something to be applauded.  No, nothing that divides human beings is never a good idea.  I’m sorry, but that isn’t progress, it’s regressive.

Throughout my adolescence my father, who is of Spanish (originating in the Canary Islands), Italian (both a mix of northern and southern Italian) and French, always made it a point to remind that due to our Italian and Spanish heritage that we have North African(Moors/Berbers) blood pumping through our veins.  And from mothers side of the family we have English, Irish, Welsh, German, Dutch, Swedish and Native American blood.  So, I’m not exactly pure anything, I’m a mutt.  My mother made sure to remind me of that as well.  We’re not pure anything.  Having these ideas surrounding me growing up made any sense of pure anything really to me and became even more alien when you realize that in human history with the migration out of Africa of our early ancestors and the successive invasions by different groups of people, the idea of pure anything becomes ridiculous to even contemplate.  Anyone who figures they’re pure anything, especially here in America, they obviously have no sense of human history.  Also, keep in mind, if “race” truly mattered mutts like me wouldn’t exist.  Since we do exist, that only means there’s no genetic difference between all of us human beings and the lie that racial supremacists have been fed is an absolute crock of shit.  I do get pride in your ancestors and I think that’s great, but when we use our ancestors as a means of puffing up our delusional superiority, that’s when it becomes a problem.

So, why do we do this to ourselves, allow ourselves to be separated by petty and silly labels that truly have no meaning.  We aggravate our lives with these lies of “race” even though science shows otherwise.  If humanity is to have any future it needs to start deconstructing the lie of “race” and start realizing that there is one race, the Human Race.  If a conquering alien civilization came to Earth, they wouldn’t see white vs. black, but rather all a bunch of humans that should be conquered and nothing more.  The superiority of your “race” would mean nothing to an advanced and aggressive species.  You can call me a covert racist, like I’m sure some might want or even a “race” traitor, none of that matters because I feel my convictions are right and once people start to get their fetishism over “race” we humans might actually make a decent species for once.  You want change?  That’s where it begins.

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On the Issue of Gun Control

It has been awhile since I’ve blogged, but the issue of gun control is up on the chopping block once again.  It’s irritating seeing Americans, whom never had to deal with a true dictatorship, trying to strip little by little their rights.  The stories I’ve read and heard from my father about the desaparecidos or the disappeared are horrifying for the American psyche to even comprehend.  Thank the gods for our Constitution, right?  When was the last time any American has heard of anyone disappearing after a protest or even simply speaking your mind?  Probably never.  Sure, there are those individuals who threaten some form of violence, but by no means has our government “disappeared” people.  If that were the case, you wouldn’t so many daring folks protest these days.  You’d see fear reigning supreme, but we Americans do not fear authority.  In fact, we throw bottles and rocks at them during “protests”.  Hell, David Hogg, the newest darling of gun control, hung up on the White House!  If that doesn’t show how free Americans are, I don’t know what will.  It could be argued that an armed populace does indeed frighten the US government into a mild complacency of accepting mediocre power due to the 2nd Amendment.  Sure, the government has tanks and airplanes at their disposal, but it also requires servicemen who are willing to bombard possibly their families, so there would probably be only a small contingent who would willingly attack fellow Americans.  That number would most likely be small enough for civilians to defend themselves against.  However, aside from that scenario, we forget about the partisan fighters who hadn’t tanks and airplanes who fought against the Nazis during WWII.  There’s that scary word: we forget.  We forget how history has shown us that an unarmed population is easily subjugated.

Here’s some food for thought: The Handmaids Tale I believe is a good and realistic POV that Leftists need to consider.  A theocracy arises in the United States, what do you do?  Do you roll over and allow it or do you resist it?  You resist it of course and it would most likely be armed resistance since protesting and any form of free speech would most likely be suppressed.  The Left fears the rise of a theocracy just as much as the Right fears the rise of state sponsored atheism.  The fear of a Nazi/Fascist/Communist/Theocratic government arising is reason enough for people to be vigilant and armed.  And never say it can’t happen here, because it can.  Most democracies fall due to internal strife within the political body itself (much like Trumps revolving door of his Administration, his constant attacks towards the media and so on) before a tyrant takes advantage.  It can and will happen here if we the People aren’t vigilant.  Government is inherently evil and always hungering for power.  It is a beast that can’t be satiated, but it can be subdued by a society that is armed not only in weapons but also in common sense.

The Right, you guys are losing your minds over this issue.  I’ve seen the attacks on David Hogg, the bullying because he has a different than you.  He’s a kid!  Grow up!  Stop calling him names, stop being a bully for no good reason other than your fear that he may be able to push the ban for the Armalite Rifle 15!  Being abusive and not being constructive in your criticism does NOTHING for your position but make the Left, whom call you “ammo-sexuals” and other inane names, seem more level headed when they are not.  They’re coming at this from an emotional POV much like you are.  Either step up to the plate with civility or don’t bother.  Same goes for the Left.

In conclusion, it becomes disheartening to see only one side being portrayed as the common sense approach while the other is ostracized as the lunatic fringe by the media.  We know that our news outlets are filled with partisan hacks with no objectivity in their reporting.  They refuse to report both sides simply for their ratings rake up which in turn pits American against American.  We the People need to step up our game and stop being shills for the media and politicians.  We allow ourselves to be used and abused by the elitists in power.  Why?  We still maintain this serf mentality that those above us have our best interests in mind when in fact they don’t.  Both Democrats and Republicans have an agenda and it doesn’t include being fair to us.  Their agenda, no matter how far apart they may seem to diverge, are in reality the same: power.  Anyone who believes government is force for good obviously hasn’t read their history.  Government is not something you trust.  Government is something with which you remain vigilant towards.  All Americans should be united in their vigilance, but instead they have successfully separated us over race, religion, socio-economic status, gender, sexual orientation, political ideology and so on.  We are divided and we are conquered and we are to blame.  We allowed this to happen, we volunteered to be separate but equal this time around.  We stopped being Americans and started being ridiculous labels.  And yet, we scoff at the idea of government ever oppressing us once we’re disarmed even though they have fulfilled one part of their agenda and that’s dividing us thoroughly.  Sure some pro-Second Amendment/pro-gun control folks can be outright vapid in their arguments, but there are some who do have some valid points.  We need to hear both sides, discuss civilly and without being self-righteous and check our higher than thou attitudes at the door.  We need to save our society from the downward slide and it can start here with the gun issue.  If we can’t do this civilly then Americans are lost as a people and as a nation.  It’s up to ALL Americans and not just the younger or older generations, it’s up to ALL of us!

 

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