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Really Something to Think About August 15, 2008

Posted by mk in Uncategorized.
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This is a follow up to my rant a couple weeks ago about the political spam. It was fortunate for the sender that it wasn’t delivered directly to me. The email below is the perfect example of something NOT to send me.
But I do agree with it in one way. There really is something to think about. What we need to think about is being more respectful of each other. We need to start treating people in a dignified manner – everyone. That means your friends and family and even the people you just happen to walk past on the street.
We seem to be a nation caught up on the race and religion issue. It is everywhere we look. We all have preconceived notions about different races and religions. I think the real change will come when we finally leave these notions behind.
So read below if you want….You don’t have to though. It made me fairly angry. My comments are in CAPS throughout. The comments are what I just some of what I wanted to write in my response to the sender.
Subject: Fwd: Fw: Fwd: Fw: REALLY SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT–***REGARDLESS OF YOUR POLITICAL LEANINGS/RACE
Note: forwarded message attached.

Buchanan to Obama
PLEASE SEND THIS AROUND
by Patrick J. Buchanan

Barack says we need to have a conversation about race in America. Fair enough. But this time, it has to be a two-way conversation. White America needs to be heard from, not just lectured to. This time, the Silent Majority needs to have its convictions, grievances and demands heard. And among them are these:

First, America has been the best country on earth for black folks

(BLACK FOLKS?? REALLY?? HOW CAN YOU FEEL THAT AMERICA HAS BEEN THE BEST COUNTRY FOR ‘BLACK FOLKS’ WHEN YOU START WITH A DEROGATORY SENTENCE LIKE THAT?).

It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known

(THAT SOUNDS AMAZING DOESN’T IT. BROUGHT TO THE BEST COUNTRY ON SLAVE SHIPS).

Rev. Wright ought to go down on his knees and thank God he is an American.

(I DON’T THANK GOD I’M AN AMERICAN WHEN PEOPLE LIKE THIS DISGRACE OUR COUNTRY’S REPUTATION)

Second, no people anywhere has done more to lift up blacks than white Americans. Untold trillions have been spent since the ’60s on welfare, food stamps, rent supplements, Section 8 housing, Pell grants, student loans, legal services, Medicaid, Earned Income Tax Credits and poverty programs designed to bring the African-American community into the mainstream. Governments, businesses and colleges have engaged in discrimination against white folks — with affirmative action, contract set-asides and quotas — to advance black applicants over white applicants. Churches, foundations, civic groups, schools and individuals all over America have donated time and money to support soup kitchens, adult education, day care, retirement and nursing homes for blacks. We hear the grievances. Where is the gratitude??

(STATISTICALLY, WHITE WOMEN HAVE BEEN THE CHIEF BENEFICIARIES OF WELFARE AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION. I WOULDN’T BE GRACIOUS EITHER IF SOMEONE HELD IT AGAINST ME EVERY TIME I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY. THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY THAT WORK VERY HARD TO ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS AND IT SEEMS MR. BUCHANAN HAS CHEAPENED THEIR EFFORTS.)

Barack talks about new ‘ladders of opportunity’ for blacks. Let him go to Altoona and Johnstown, PA and ask the white kids in Catholic schools how many were visited lately by Ivy League recruiters handing out scholarships for ‘deserving’ white kids. Is white America really responsible for the fact that the crime and incarceration rates for African-Americans are seven times those of white America? Is it really white America’s fault that illegitimacy in the African-American community has hit 70 percent and the black dropout rate from high schools in some cities has reached 50 percent?

(HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO AN IVY LEAGUE SCHOOL? IT SEEMS TO ME THAT YOU HAVE TO SEARCH FOR SOMEONE WHO ISN’T WHITE. SOMETIMES OPPORTUNITIES SHOULD BE GIVEN TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN WALKED ALL OVER FOR THE LAST COUPLE HUNDRED YEARS. OTHERWISE WE MIGHT AS WELL TAKE BACK THE RIGHT TO VOTE….AFTER ALL, THERE WEREN’T ANY PROBLEMS WHEN ONLY WHITE, PROPERTY-OWING MEN WERE AFFORDED THAT RIGHT.)

Is that the fault of white America or, first and foremost, a failure of the black community itself? As for racism, its ugliest manifestation is in interracial crime, and especially interracial crimes of violence. Is Barack Obama aware that while white criminals choose black victims 3 percent of the time, black criminals choose white victims 45 percent of the time? Is Barack aware that black-on-white rapes are 100 times more common than the reverse, that black-on-white robberies were 139 times as common in the first three years of this decade as the reverse?

(52% OF RAPISTS ARE WHITE. I’M UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT RAPE IS BAD REGARDLESS OF THE COLOR OF THE VICTIM. I DON’T NECESSARILY BELIEVE THAT A PERSON IS MORE PRONE TO BECOMING A CRIMINAL BECAUSE OF THEIR COLOR. I THINK THAT BECAUSE OF THEIR COLOR THEY ARE MORE APT TO BE BORN INTO A CRIMINAL ENVIRONMENT. AFTER ALL, WHITE PEOPLE SEEM TO HABITUALLY HERD OTHER RACES INTO A CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT WHETHER IT BE THE PROJECTS OR A RESERVATION.)

We have all heard adnauseam from the Rev. Al about Tawana Brawley, the Duke rape case and Jena. And all turned out to be hoaxes. But about the epidemic of black assaults on whites that are real, we hear nothing.

Sorry, Barack, some of us have heard it all before, about 40 years and 40 trillion tax dollars ago.

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1. Mike Harmon - August 15, 2008

A friend of mine just emailed me one of your articles from a while back. I read that one a few more. Really enjoy your blog. Thanks


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