A Thought on Racism…


So after Sunday’s crazy rampage of a Sikh Temple and NPR’s constant barrage of hate-crime and hate-group based broadcasts, I feel compelled to ask; WHY are people still joining hate groups? Haven’t we evolved a little bit at all since the 1950’s?

It is always unfortunate when this happens, and it happens all the time. Any group that is a little bit different from the white American bubble someone grew up in gets targeted. No, it even goes further than that, there are hate groups that hate that white apple pie group too. Everybody hates everyone else, and everyone is angry because they are hated.

I hate my upstairs neighbor, but you don’t see me gunning him down in the middle of his bedtime prayers. I tolerate the shit out of him because we live together in the same building and I have to. Kind of like we all share this country together, and this planet, whether we like it or not.

Taken from Dictionary.com:

tol·er·ance

[tol-er-uhns]

noun

1.

a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one’s own; freedom from bigotry.
2.

a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward opinions and practices that differ from one’s own.
3.

interest in and concern for ideas, opinions, practices, etc., foreign to one’s own; a liberal, undogmatic viewpoint.
4.

the act or capacity of enduring; endurance.
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No where in that definition does it say you have to LIKE someones viewpoint, or AGREE with them or CONVERT or any other lovely verbs and adjectives. The gist I think of that definition is “Hey, try not to kill other people you don’t understand, OK bro?”

I suppose I could take this further into my animal activism and animal rights viewpoint, how I HATE people who abuse animals and take away an animals right to a life free of pain and torture, and how some animal rights groups (not naming any names here folks) could potentially be considered in a construed fashion to be hate groups and terrorists… but honestly I am too tired for all that tonight. Perhaps the subject of a future blog. You comments and messages are of course always welcome.

Sikh Shooting

Michele Martin on NPR

NPR covers “hate-music”

P.S. Can someone form a hate group against David Barton? The guy is a nut job and is just making shit up. I haven’t heard him say anything that was an actual fact yet. Seriously, Fuck You David Barton, fuck you because people are stupid enough to believe you and you are just taking advantage of their naivety. Do your research people, here is a quick link to start you on the right path:

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