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FEELING GUILTY ABOUT BEING WHITE

As a political writer who must keep up with what’s current, I often read about such people, but I never thought I would have any contact with them.

Instead, I envisioned these folks as high academicians, giving lectures at institutes of higher learning and wandering through the halls and streets of places like UC Berkley, the University of Michigan, Brown University, Wellesley College, Radcliff, Harvard, Princeton, and Yale. They taught graduate level classes in psychology, sociology, and philosophy. For the men, outfits consisting of jeans, t-shirts and old out of style jackets were in order, along with running shoes or Birkenstock sandals, weather permitting, dating back to when Birkenstocks were actually in style. If you’ve ever had a pair, you know they never wear out. For the women, it was much the same except for the jackets, they wore cardigan sweaters. The men would almost always have beards and disheveled hair. Most of the women would be thin with mousy hair. Of course no makeup was ever worn, and fingernails would be short and unpainted. The cars would almost always be older Toyotas or Nissans, containing only the bare necessities. Because fossil fuels were evil, gas mileage was of the utmost importance. Occasionally, one might splurge on a Prius. All of them longed for the day when the use of fossil fuels would be eliminated entirely. It goes without saying that these types fell far to the left in the political spectrum. Businesses, large and small were evil to these men and women.

They longed for the day when the governments ran everything. There would be health care for everyone, healthy food and clean water for everyone plus everyone would have a home or apartment. Political correctness would rule, making speech limited. Guns would be prohibited resulting in very low crime rates since those with criminal tendencies would not have access to guns. Terrorist threats would be eliminated due to universal love, the lack of guns, and climate change solutions that had been put in place by the United States and other countries of the world.

Until then they would be forced to exist in this world full of gun owners, capitalists, Christians, racists, misogynists, homophobes, and the worst of them all, Republicans, also referred to as conservatives.

Of all the sins of the world, racism was the most insidious, fostering white privilege, sometimes referred to as white supremacy. Every white person was born with the racist seed in them and would have to fight their racist tendencies all of their lives. Because of this, white people would be responsible for atoning for this evil seed though feelings of guilt and the inability to enjoy life because as a white person because you don’t deserve that pleasure. Furthermore, you must treat people of color much, much differently than you treat your white contemporaries in order to avoid hurting them further. Life had already dealt them a major blow because of their skin color and you must engage in all forms of political correctness when interacting with them.

After reading a few white liberal guilt articles, I was amused. This couldn’t be real. No one, except for the mentally ill could possibly be this way. Of course, these “tolerant” leftists hate people like me. They pontificate about all the hate that permeates the world and preach to all of us that eliminating the hate will solve the problems of terrorism, crime, misogyny, homophobia, xenophobia, and the worst of them all, racism. But they’re the ones who exude hate.

Much to my dismay, in the past month to six weeks, I have had the displeasure of communicating with two such folks through social media. So, these people do exist and are not that far removed from me.

Of course, you’re a racist if you don’t support Barak Obama’s policies. You can tell them until you’re blue in the face that it’s his policies you don’t agree with. You can further tell them that you have black friends, and patronize black-owned businesses, but it doesn’t matter to them. After 7-1/2 years of being called a racist because I didn’t support Obama’s policies and didn’t agree with him politically, I got fed up. No more Ms. Nice Girl! I put the ball back into their “oh so tolerant” court, telling them that unless they could point to anything I’ve said or written that denigrates this president due to his skin color, they best not hurl the racism accusation at me. Some liberals I’ve sent slithering back under their rock.

Earlier this week, I decided to get into a liberal thread where the “tolerant left” was ripping Melania Trump, wife of Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, to pieces for the alleged parts of her July 18 speech at the Republican National Convention, that were very similar to parts of Michelle Obama’s 2008 speech at the Democrat National Convention. The originator of the thread just couldn’t understand why no Republican friends of his had come forth with opinions on the alleged plagiarism. Of course, there were snide remarks about Republicans is the post. Remember, this person is a liberal.

My first post was as follows: “I’ve tried to ignore anything Michelle Obama has said after her comment, ‘for the first time in my live, I am proud of my country.’ Although I do remember something about going out and eating fried chicken and some anti-white remarks made to the 2015 graduates of Tuskegee University. I barely remember what I had for lunch yesterday, much less something someone I don’t like said in 2008. I have linked an article about it on my political website and reviewed the two passages that are similar. And that’s what they are…similar. Plus we’re talking a few lines from a fifteen or so minute speech. If that’s all the dems can pick out of the opening night at the convention, I guess the opening night was successful.

A so-called “white guilt” liberal commented to me, “Hi, Nancy, racist much?”

I lit into this person, giving them name of this website and told him what I tell other liberals who have accused me a racism because I don’t like the current president’s policies. This person then indicated that my attitude and reaction demonstrated that I harbored racism. Subsequently, this person indicated that he was prejudiced and racist also, but he tries to intellectually resist it. He admitted that he had work to do since he “brings prejudice to the table.”

This person wanted to help me and pointed out that the mentioning of fried chicken, Tuskegee, and anti-white with respect to Michelle Obama makes me a racist. In other words, pointing out that some of Michelle’s speech to the 2015 Tuskegee grads trashed white people was racist. According to this poster, Michelle Obama should be allowed to say and do anything she pleases, I guess.

The poster went on to accuse me of immediately judging and convicting Michelle Obama due to how she said something in her spouse’s nomination party speech. I didn’t say anything about Michelle Obama’s (2008) speech other than I didn’t remember it. This person also indicated that I condemned the first lady for all eternity, except to remember only the things that she did that were wrong. Oh brother! I don’t like her and I don’t like what she stands for. I’m human, what’s wrong with that? I wouldn’t be surprised if this person had some choice things to say about Nancy Reagan back in the day. But wait! Nancy Reagan was white and that makes it okay to say bad things about her. But Michelle Obama is black, therefore saying negative things about her is not okay.

This person also accused me a being a “label-jacker.” I don’t know what that means and I haven’t taken the time to look it up. I carry the flag of all lives matter to misdirect, denigrate, or water down people of color’s desire to bring focus to what is likely a long-term oppressive cry for help.  The poster said that he/she wanted to help me because I carry prejudice in my heart and mind, indicating that with so many people accusing me of racism, that I should ponder it.

This person is a genuine certified loon; and not having time to stay in this thread, I left. Sure, I could have refuted his accusations, but what good would it have done? There’s no reasoning with these folks. The thread began with a discussion of the alleged plagiarism in Melania’s speech, which should have been nothing than a “nuts and bolts” online conversation. Of course, it evolved into what I described above. I later found out that this person only lives a few hours from me. People like this in the South! “I think I need my smelling salts.”

Unfortunately, there are many folks like this person and they have one vote just like I do. Here’s a few links to articles about these folks. It’s scary.

10 Ways White Liberals Perpetuate Racism.

The Anatomy of White Guilt

Want to Help End Systemic Racism? First Step: Drop the White Guilt

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THE BLAME AMERICA FIRST CROWD IS ALIVE AND WELL

The following meme by a group entitled “The Other 98 Percent,”  obvious blame America First liberals has been making the rounds on Facebook.

When people say, “let’s make America great again,” what period of American history are they talking about? When we were a British colony with unfair taxes? When we enacted a genocide to seize control of land? When we hung women because we thought they were witches? When we practiced slavery? When women and minorities couldn’t vote? When we ignored the Holocaust? When we dropped two atomic bombs on Japan? When we interned Japanese-American citizens in camps? When we sent thousands of our men to Vietnam to fight and die under false pretenses? Or when we did the same in Iraq 12 years ago and are still doing today? What kind of America do you foresee us returning to when you say that exactly?

When I saw it on my news feed, I responded with today’s problems as follows:

First of all, our economy/GDP is only growing at a rate of 2%. High taxes, draconian regulations, skyrocketing health care costs, an out of control national debt, etc. are to blame. Lowering taxes for everyone, lifting burdensome regulations, and repealing Obamacare will go a long way in growing our economy, creating jobs, and paying off the national debt.

Illegal immigrants, including thousands of Muslims whose intent is to kill Americans, are pouring into this country. This has got to stop.

Our foreign policy is a joke. We’ve turned our backs on our allies, including our biggest ally in the Middle East, Israel. We’re now making nice with radical Muslims and Communist dictators. We entered into a nuclear agreement with Iran, the number one state sponsor of terrorism. Iran is already defying that agreement and plans to build nuclear weapons to use on us. ISIS and other terrorist organizations are growing by leaps and bounds. And while Islamic terrorism is the number one threat to this country, the current president won’t even say the words, “Islamic terrorism.”

When a deranged individual who breaks into a church and shoots innocent people is seen in a photograph on social media with a confederate flag, this administration including the current president indicates that anyone who displays or owns a confederate flag is a hater, racist, etc. However, this current president continually lectures the American people to not judge all Muslims by the actions of a few.

Even though the terrorist attack/shooting in San Bernardino was carried out by Muslims who had acquired their guns illegally, this administration chooses to advocate stricter gun control laws instead of going after ISIS and other Islamic terrorist organizations.

Political correctness has run amok, and race relations are at one of their lowest points since Civil Rights legislation was passed in the sixties. It is my hope that the next president will act on all of the things I’ve illustrated above plus others. Since its inception almost 250 years ago, America has seen its good times and its bad times. Furthermore, that has not been one day in the history of this country where things were perfect and there won’t be such a day until Jesus returns to earth and sets up his kingdom for 1000 years. While I think back fondly to the 80s, 90s (even though I despise Bill Clinton), and early 2,000s, I don’t want to go back there. Even if the presidential candidate I’m supporting does get elected, I’m not going to get everything I want. No one is. This country is presently in the worst shape that it’s ever been in my lifetime. I just hope it’s not too late to turn things around.

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“The Other 98 percent” is obviously part of the blame America first crowd. As you can see, he or she cites the following things wrong with America

  • Unfair taxes when we were a British Colony
  • Enacting genocide to seize control of land
  • Hanging women who were thought to be witches
  • Slavery
  • Not allowing women and minorities to vote
  • Ignoring the holocaust
  • Dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • Rounding up Japanese Americans and placing them in camps
  • Sending thousands to Viet Nam to fight under false pretenses
  • Sending thousands to Iraq to fight under false pretenses

Unfair taxes when we were still under British rule? Duh! For the second point, I’m sure “Other 98” is referring to the “white guys” taking away the Indians’ land. If the “white guys” had not come to America, none of us would be in America. Furthermore, we’d probably be living in an oppressed society. The witch trials and hangings were put to a stop. Slavery ended. Women and minorities were given the right to vote. Not recognizing the holocaust was a mistake, but just who was it that invaded France, took that country back and liberated Europe? Dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki won the war, a war that we didn’t start. Even though we didn’t have a clearly defined purpose in Viet Nam, we were fighting the spread of communism. It was the liberals in Congress who defunded the war, a war we could have won. One of the platforms of the Clinton administration when President Bill Clinton left office was regime change in Iraq. All intelligence available to both Congress and the administration indicated that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. President Bush went to Congress for approval and many Democrats including Hillary Clinton and John Kerry voted to go to war.

It’s funny how “Other 98” cites the above, but fails to mention that the United States liberated France and other European countries from Nazi rule in World War II. “Other 98” also never mentions the billions of dollars in aid that the United States gives to foreign countries. Nor is the liberation of Kuwait from Sadaam Hussein. Furthermore, the Americans captured Sadaam Hussein and subsequently executed him for war crimes. He was considered the Adolph Hitler of the late 20th/early 21st century. The Americans also captured Osama Bin Laden, the master mind of the 9/11 attacks.

Among the many things that sets the United States of America apart from the rest, is that we willingly right our wrongs and have systems in place by which we can right our wrongs.

We ended slavery and instituted Civil Rights legislation. Women and minorities were given the right to vote. In the United States of America, people are given the freedom to experience the American dream. Americans also have the right to practice their chosen religion or to not practice any religion. While this nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, its citizens are free to worship as they please or not worship at all.

“Other 98” is obviously an Obama supporter, and is attempting to diminish the problems our nation is facing as a result of this far left administration by feebly pointing out a few of America’s dark hours. It’s not going to work.

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POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IN SPORTS

According to allenbwest.com, the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association, in its quest to award everyone a participation trophy and prevent anyone from ever seeing or hearing anything they may find hurtful, has banned high school students from changing certain words and phrases at basketball games.

That would include such mean, hurtful, offensive terms like “Air Ball.” Other offensive words/phrases include: Fundamentals, Sieve, We can’t hear you, You can’t do that, There’s a net there, Scoreboard, Season’s over. It looks like Political Correctness has now invaded amateur sports.

I’m not totally surprised by this display of political correctness. As a graduate of the University of Alabama and the owner/administrator of an Alabama sports website, I follow college sports. By the way, my football team is number one. When I think back to my youth and compare those days with today, the degree of political correctness that we now practice is astounding.

In college football, when a player scores a touchdown, he must simply hand the ball to the referee and make no swaggering gestures of any kind. I can see why throwing the ball up in the stands is not allowed. Team managers would have to try to get the ball back and the chances of that are slim. There are only so many balls available at a game. But putting the ball on the turf and spinning it? To me that’s nothing, but the politically correct crowd considers it taunting and subject to a penalty. High stepping into the end zone is also considered taunting and subject to a penalty. When a player out runs everyone and decides to slow down and walk into the end zone can also draw a penalty. For some of these penalties, 15 yards is assessed on the kick off. Furthermore, a new ruling that has been in place for two years now, allows the referee to nullify the score if he deems excessive taunting. Thankfully, we’ve seen very little of that.

Personally, I think that simply handing the all to the referee after scoring a touchdown is the classy thing to do. But that should be up to the coaching staff to enforce. And for goodness sake, don’t slow down or high step on your way to the end zone, run as fast as you can. Don’t slow down until you’re in. Once again, that should be left up to the coaching staff to enforce, not the NCAA.

Since the late seventies/early eighties, the University of Alabama has a cheer called “Rammer Jammer.” It was played by the band and cheered by the students and fans before and after games. At one point, the athletic administration, along with the university administration banned the cheer. Well, the students were doing it anyway without the band. “Rammer Jammer” eventually was re-instated, but it was only to be played at the end of games. Of course, it’s only played when we win, which is pretty much all the time. Our opponents hate it, but I don’t care. This is major college football, not the ballet.

Rammer Jammer

Alabama student section does Rammer Jammer cheer at championship game.

In basketball, the “air ball” chant has been going on forever at all levels of basketball competition. If hearing “air ball, air ball” by opposing students and fans upsets you, perhaps you had better give up going to sporting events all together.

If “Rammer Jammer,” as played by the University of Alabama Band and chanted by the fans and students intimidates you to the point of psychologically breaking down, I would suggest you give up football. Perhaps you should give up your football tickets for tickets to the ballet and/or the symphony.

The political correctness movement has been taking place for quite some time, Barak Obama did not invent it. The far left did, though. However, Obama has indicated that football is a much too violent sport. Football is violent and players can and do get hurt, sometimes catastrophically. There should be penalties for certain acts such as grabbing a face mask, hitting out of bounds, piling on, targeting, etc. Players should not be allowed to use foul language or attempt to start fights. And there are.

In one of the Republican presidential debates, candidate Dr. Ben Carson indicated that political correctness was ruining our nation. I agree with him because everything that is wrong with our nation today can be traced back to some form of political correctness that was put in place by the left so as not to hurt someone’s feelings.

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THE DONALD TRUMP MYSTIQUE AND GUNS

Since he declared himself a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President, I haven’t said much about Donald Trump. Now that he’s the front runner and likely to be the Republican nominee, I’ll weigh in.

When Mr. Trump initially entered the race, I didn’t think too much about him. Like many Republicans, I thought he would have “flash in the pan” popularity and then be out of the race. However, your average “conservative man/woman on the street” has bonded with him and may very well put him in the White House. Why is this? Read the following.

Donald Trump, the world’s best businessman, is not afraid to speak out. He doesn’t care about political correctness, nor does he care about the mainstream media’s reaction to him. When he says things that the left doesn’t like and considers offensive, Donald doesn’t sappily attempt to apologize. Instead he thumbs his nose at the left, and this is what the average conservative man/woman want to see.

In the last couple of decades, Republican politicians and office holders have become scared of their own shadows. They’re afraid of the mainstream media and the left, in general. They tippy-tippy-toe around trying to be as politically correct as possible. They’re so afraid of the current president shutting down the government, knowing the president, the mainstream media, and the left, in general, will blame the Congressional Republicans.

After Mr. Trump indicated that he would block all Muslims from immigrating to the United States until representatives could figure out what was going on, the White House indicated that Mr. Trump was not qualified and should end his candidacy. The left went on a “tear.” In addition to suggesting that he was not qualified to be president, the left indicated that any Republican who did not denounce Donald Trump was not qualified to be president. Thus Republican presidential candidates and prominent Republicans got in line with the liberals to denounce Donald Trump. Can you say scared of their own shadow?

Donald Trump is not afraid of saying it as he sees it. If he misspeaks, he may revise what he said to a certain degree, but he never walks anything back, nor does he apologize. He’s politically incorrect and proud of it. Most Americans sick and tired of political correctness, but afraid to be politically incorrect, lest the left attempt to do them harm.

Donald knows this, I discovered this after becoming a political blogger, but Republican politicians don’t seem to have figured it out yet: liberals are nothing but bullies. And what do most bullies do when you turn it right back at them, they tend to fade into the woodwork. Try it, it works.

I’m not comfortable with having someone in the White House who has had no political experience. Running a government is so very different from running a business. I favor someone who has had political experience and business experience. So, I would rather see some else get the nomination. But again, Republicans are scared of their own shadows, the left, and the mainstream media. And I think a lot of Trump’s success is due to the failure of Republicans to get their message out there and fight for what they believe. He’s definitely not my first choice, but if he’s the nominee, he will get my vote.

Now to the second part of this post, guns. Gun sales to Americans are going through the roof due to the indication of the current administration that will they not protect us, even though protecting American citizens is the number one responsibility of any president and his or her administration.

Having lived in the South all of my life, I’m perfectly okay with having guns in my house. When I was growing up, my Dad had guns and I knew where he kept them. I was not to go near them, and I didn’t. While I have kept a handgun to protect myself from intruders coming onto my property for most of my adult life, I never felt it necessary to obtain a carry permit. Now I do.

It’s not a matter of if we have another terrorist attack on American soil, it’s a matter of when. ISIS and other Islamic terrorist groups have infiltrated the United States and those charged with protecting the American people will not do their jobs. Furthermore, this administration, the mainstream media, and the left in general are ever so slowly attempting to demoralize our local police forces. They are trying to set guidelines to render the police virtually feckless, thereby limiting their ability to protect people they are supposed to be serving. When I go somewhere, I’m subject to being the victim of perhaps a terrorist attack or criminal attack.

We have the worst president in my lifetime and perhaps in the entire history of the United States. We’re sitting ducks and must take responsibility for our own lives and those of our loved ones. I know it’s a personal choice, but think about it. We’re at a very critical cross-roads in the history of the United States of America. In order for our Democratic Republic to survive, we must take our country back. We can begin now with law abiding adult citizens purchasing firearms and learning how to use them.

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