Thursday, May 4, 2017

Being White



Death to a country comes in a variety of ways but the most profound and secure way to kill a country is allowing it to rot away from within. A little rot is expected and at times a severe and festering rot helps us to understand the need to solicit help toward change.

The death of America began long ago and perhaps from the inception of this once great nation. Like life itself perhaps, we are born and the perception of birth is that we are somehow perfect and unblemished from the world but the very moment of that birth we are infected and impossibly tainted with some virus that for the rest of our lives we are slowly and inexorably rotting away.

We have medical science that has improved and  extended our lives, but the inevitability of our existence will always be the same, a certain and final death. There are many who believe that culturally and societally we face the same and certain demise. Death to a country is inevitable, so we might as well just let it die, and for many it seems a willingness to push it along in its weakened state like some wide eyed tweaker seeking his aging grandmothers limited fortune by withholding her medication.

Free speech is no longer free. Self expression is a risky business, especially if you don’t agree with those who currently hold the metaphorical megaphone (a voice amplifying devise, for those who may not know). Disagreement, or even civil discourse is also discouraged unless for some strange reason you may want to spend hours swapping stories and anecdotes, complaining with like minded souls over the miseries and shared sufferings of having to deal with the oppressive white overlords .

And yes, I am white, I am happy with my life, my country and my existence, and no, I refrain from complaining too much, (my wife and kids may differ on that point) I try to do what’s right and to be completely honest, I dearly love my wife and kids (that last part is partly dependent on how much grief they cause to me and my wife, but for the most part we honestly do love all our kids).

Being white however does have some negativity attached to it, especially in this specific time of history where the term White Privilege has been banded about as a theory of extreme excuse of why those who are not white do not have the same privileges as those who were “unfortunately” born white. (trying to understand the logic of that)

While I still have some modicum of free speech left I plan to use it to dispel the notion of privileges from a racial perspective. As stated I am white. OMG, I’m willing to admit that? How insensitive, how unfeeling to admit something so egregious and inflammatory, especially at this critical time in our nations history. Have you no compassion for those who are non-white, who are oppressed and trodden down under the black boots of oppression and control? NO, I do not.

I am proud of my family, proud of their progress toward enlightenment and I would venture to say most white people share that sentiment. The difference is that we have sustained a level of privilege based on a work ethic that allowed America to flourish and continue to grow. Of course we have had our issues but name a race or people who have not been so infected? Name a race who has not been racist? Name a race who has not abused their brothers, or inculcated their own society with hyperbolistic notions of superiority?

Being white is not the issue. The issue is found within the hearts of those who want what has already been created without having to work for it. The desire to take without earning is perhaps the worst problem this world has to offer, hence the commandment of Thou Shall Not Covet. Being religious is also not the issue but understanding the meaning of the word covet is. The word covet means to crave for something beyond normal, to inordinately want something without regard for the rights of others.
Since when are others rights more important than ours or our rights more important than theirs?

The other aspect of coveting is in how those who cannot have what they want act when they do not get their way. We have seen how they act and the consequences to their actions. There is no regard to the rights of others when their voices are not obeyed. They riot, they destroy and they scream racism or bigotry where none exists.

Being white is no different than any other pigmentation. I am white and I obey the laws. Laws created by white people but laws that when obeyed can provide equality to all, opportunities for all who care to earn them. It provides safety and security but only if we all obey the same laws.

It is obvious that there is a growing anarchistic movement within the United States and within the world. Many who have no regard for the rights of others and are openly covetous, anarchistic and morally seditious, trying to enervate the vitality of our morality.

They are openly covetous of the freedoms we have created and offer to all. Shamefully, however, they act in accordance to their selfish desire to take what we have created, knowing that they themselves have no desire toward the sacrifice of achievement, willing only to destroy what they cannot bear to build and sustain.

This is not about being white, or black, it is about being honest, moral, loving and law abiding, god loving and family centered. This is not about politics or global warming or women's rights, this is about being true to yourself, knowing who you are and why you’re hear, understanding your purpose in life and striving to become the best you can be.

That is what this is all about.