Tuesday, June 19, 2012

So does that make you a racist?

Did you know that if you don’t like Obama, you are a racist?  That’s a fact if you believe what much of the liberal media says.  I am not sure at what point our society decided that you were no longer entitled to your own personal opinions, thoughts or beliefs.  I guess in a way you are, but if it doesn’t fit the criteria of the politically correct BS; then you are a hate monger, a racist, a gun toting, bible thumping radical.  I have a really hard time identifying with that thought process.

I don’t like Obama.  I never have and I never will.  Contrary to what the media likes to push, that doesn’t make me a racist.  I don’t like him because of his beliefs and the things he stands for.  I do not believe in abortion.  I do not believe that we should buy into a socialist belief with our money.  I do not want bigger government.  I do not believe in establishing a social program for every deadbeat that refuses to get of their ass and work, when they are fully capable.  When it comes down to it we just don’t see things the same way.  If you noticed not one of those things that I said above has anything to do with the color of his skin.  I would not care if he was white, yellow or purple, I would not support him.

I have been stewing over this post for a couple of weeks now.  This isn’t about being a Republican or a Democrat.  I will be writing those posts in a few days.  It is about being a human being and being allowed to have your own personal beliefs.  That doesn’t come with an asterisk at the end saying you can have those thoughts as long as they agree with the mainstream or popular opinion.  I guess I will stand outside of that line because a lot of main are not of the popular persuasion but of what I feel is right.  Right and popular are rarely bed partners.

I recently posted on my FB page the following political joke:

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Immediately there was the “Don’t you think that is a bit racist” response.  This resulted in many opinions being stated by several people about the comment.  But to answer your question, no I don’t think it is a bit racist.  None what so ever.  Nowhere on the post does it say he’s an idiot because he’s black.  A quick Google search of the terms George Bush and Village Idiot produced a plethora of results:

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I guess this picture is a of a confused racist.  Pretty stupid right?

I am not sure what the benefit of ANYONE playing the race card is.  It is detrimental to everyone.  Racists on either side of the coin are the idiots.  I am not going to say there are not racial issues.  There are and they have been around for a long time.  I am also going to say that we all could improve on that front.  The mindset of treating someone different because they do not look like us (who ever us is) is wrong.

However, we as a society have allowed ourselves to be segregated while trying to fight segregation.  If you say you don’t like Obama you are a racist and you are placed in that category.  If you say support the right to bear arms, you are a gun toting radical.  If you are a Christian, you become a Bible thumping, hate mongering homophobe.  Just because you believe in something doesn’t make you a radical, it just means you have your own personal beliefs.

Our country as a whole has made great strides in racial equality and acceptance of diversity.  We have a long, long way to go.  Because we are all different, from different cultures and form our own opinions it is what helps make this the greatest country in the World.  However we are not doing ourselves any favors by classifying everyone a radical or a racist because their opinion doesn’t agree with yours.