I reside in Central Alabama, one of the major Republican strong-holds in the nation. Yet we do have a lot of Democrats here. Furthermore, it’s been my observation that the Democrats who live here are more difficult to deal with and have a reasonable discussion with than, let’s say, Democrats in Massachusetts. Why is that? I tend to think it’s because they are vastly outnumbered here in the American Southeast. I’ve noted that some of them refer to themselves as bright blue dots in a sea of red. I really think they have a complex about it. They can’t win an argument on the facts, so they resort to hurling insults and name-calling when challenged. These “bright blue dots” are always pontificating about all of the injustices in this nation and how the Republicans hate the poor, hate minorities, hate the elderly…yada, yada, yada. I’ve posted about this and indicated that it’s nothing but BS and cited reasons why.
One of the things that I am accused of is being racist when I don’t support the current president’s policies. I’m also called a racist when I say that I don’t support affirmative action. Duh! Affirmative action is one of the most racist and bigoted practices in the United States of America today. It says to minorities that you’re not good enough to make it in the “white man’s world.” You’re inferior. And because you’re inferior, we’re going to help you because we’re your friends. While we don’t have twenty acres and a mule to give you, we’re going to give you better things. We’re going to lower the standards for you so you can get into colleges, graduate programs, medical school, law school, etc. without having to score as high on the entrance exams as your white counter parts. We’re also going to allow you get loans for houses, cars, etc. with lower credit scores than your white counterparts.
However, when you get that medical degree and become a doctor, don’t expect me or any or my family members to patronize you. Also, when you are able to get the loan to buy that fancy house in that fancy neighborhood, just make sure that you purchase a fancy house in a fancy neighborhood that’s a long, long way from my fancy house and my fancy neighborhood.
A number of years ago, I was having a political discussion with a cousin who is now deceased. This particular cousin was a strong Democrat, highly intelligent, but in effect, didn’t know squat. When I indicated that I was not a proponent of affirmative action, she promptly replied that her husband worked with several outstanding blacks. “So,” I replied. “What does that have to do with affirmative action?” She looked at me funny. Sure, I could have jerked her chain a while longer, but I chose not to. I just explained that if her husband’s colleagues were so great, then why did they need affirmative action. My cousin was doing what a lot of folks, especially liberals, do. She was confusing affirmative action with equal opportunity when the two are nothing like.
With equal opportunity you are encouraged to submit your resume and it will be evaluated along with everyone else’s resume and not with regards to race, gender, ethnicity, etc. With equal opportunity, you are submitted a test to take and have to score at a certain level to go to the next level. On the other hand, with affirmative action, we’re going to do you favors because we’re your friends. But in actuality, you’re inferior, so you need our help. And when you accept our help, you will be beholden to us for the rest of your life. But again, don’t expect me to have dinner with you or invite you into my home.
In addition to my Democrat cousin, I had a very liberal/Democrat aunt who is also now deceased. Talk about looking down your nose at minorities, she was the poster child for it. Of course, she was all for social programs that purportedly helped these inferior people. When I told her that I had a lot of black friends and we have dinner together and even take trips together, I thought she was going to have a stroke. But according to liberals/Democrats, I’m the racist bigot because I judge people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin. I’m the racist bigot because, if there’s a house for sale next door to my house, I tell any and all of my friends who are looking for a house, to “check it out.”
Another time, a Democrat friend of mine, who is black, told me that she didn’t know of anyone who got their job, house, car, education through affirmative action. Well, she just made my point. If no one is “benefitting” from affirmative action, they obviously don’t need it. So, let’s do away with it.