Can you believe it? The end of October is drawing near and in no time, the end of the year will be approaching. The older we get, the faster time seems to fly.
The big day is coming near! I’m casting in my vote for the 2008 presidential election! o geez! Let’s hope our country can gain back its legitimacy.
Well with that I’d like to express my thoughts on the issue of racism and discrimination…why? because the issue has come up a lot with this presidential election: click >here< to read more about this news.
Here is a little bit of the article:
Candidacy Fits Into Ideology
Part of the problem is that Obama is playing into the neo-Nazi and white supremacist narrative, said Brian Levin, who studies hate and extremism at California State University, San Bernardino.
What the groups were saying — “Jews and blacks coming out of the urban areas are going to take over this white nation of ours” — has occurred, he said.
You only have to look to the Internet to see how white supremacist leaders such as David Duke are using Obama to rally their troops. Duke has called Obama a “visual aid for hate groups.”
He says an Obama presidency would provide indisputable proof that whites have lost control of America.
“This is a cultural and racial battlefront,” said Levin. “Barack Obama is symbol No. 1 of the worst the future has to offer.”
Personally, I don’t get it nor will I ever. Given, everyone is racist or discriminatory to some extent and has their own preconceived notions, but when it reaches a point to where it is beyond thought and effects others in a negative way, I think it needs to be toned down. It is the year 2008 and every race has proven themselves worthy in my opinion. Every person has the right to live, no more or no less. Why does the skin color your bear, the religion you worship, the gender you are, the person you choose to marry and so on and so forth, determine your worth and preferential treatment?
When given the same choices and opportunities, it isn’t because of who you are innately that makes you superior, but everything around that has cultivated you. If you deprive a person of education, luxuries, and other socioeconomic needs, it is no wonder that they become less of a person. Ethnocentrism has no place in our society. White supremacy is completely illogical and what makes it worst is that the people with this mentality will not understand anything else because of their narrow minded insight to life that has bred them day in and day out.
No one should be subjected to inhumane or degrading treatment just because of who they are and what they believe in. Not only does this human right SOUND intuitive, but it is clearly stated in our Bill of Rights, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the Civil War Amendments. How does a persons choice of religion (as long as they aren’t forcing it on you), being gay/lesbian, or a persons skin color effect someone else’s daily life? Why does this resort to hate crime?
Well…I could go on and on about how immoral and non-sensible these issues are..but then I would just be completely ranting. I’m not an activist or some crazy hardcore liberal, but when judgments reach a point where they can hinder others just because of WHO they are, I think it’s time to readjust some priorities.
Oh!! Although this is going a little off topic of racism and discrimination, I’m going to add this because its on the same line>>
Today there are more than 27million slaves in the world, ranging from sex slavery, labor slavery, to child soldiers. And no..it’s not just in third world countries where this exist, but all over the world in places like the United States, Europe, Asia, and etc etc. What makes a person think that they have the right to ownership of another person? Some people believe that it’s survival of the fittest that proves ethnocentrism, but as stated earlier, people only resort to a lower type of life style if there is no other alternative. Economics and the rate of crime go hand in hand together. Places where there is a stronger economy and unemployment is less, tend to have lower crime rates. People result to drastic measures when in need. In the case of human trafficking, brothels, and present day slavery, do you think people would still sell their children, leave their homes believing they were getting better opportunities (but later find out they were deceived), or sell their bodies if they were better off or given better circumstances? Would you put yourself in these situations if you had a choice? These acts against humanity are disgusting and the people that take part in this business, whether they are the buyer or the seller, need to be punished.
(btw If you’re interested in this topic, check out the movies, Born into Brothels and Call and Response).
Oh ho ho..did I bore you yet? Did you actually read this all?? good for you if you did! Although I know a lot of people don’t agree with me..these are MY thoughts and I’m sticking to them.