January 26, 2009 – The subject matter of this column alone, should draw the attention of the NAACP, the KKK, Abe Foxman, Morris Dees, and a sundry of other ‘special interest’ idiots. Do a ‘Google’ search on the term, “white identity”, and 5,780,000 links will pop up, many articles, blogs and columns being ‘racist’ in nature. It seems that it’s ok to identify with ‘black identity,’ or ‘red identity,’ or ‘Mexican identity,’ or what ever – and that’s ok – but DO NOT identify one’s self as being white – ’cause you ain’t right!
Consider the words of Dr. Joseph E. Lowery’s Benediction speech at Obama’s Inauguration speech on January 20, 2009:
“Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get back, when brown can stick around (laughter) when yellow will be mellow (laughter) when the red man can get ahead, man (laughter) and when white will embrace what is right.“
First of all, who in the hell is this pompous ass to tell me – or any other person of Caucasian ancestry, what is right? I grew up with ‘blacks,” “jews,” and every mix of race, color, religious affiliation, and creed of the human animal – and was taught to accept a man or woman at face value – for how they conducted him or herself – not because of the difference in their belief structure or the color of their skin.
According to an old dictionary in my possession, to be ‘racist,’ is to be proud of, and to promote the betterment and achievements of members of one’s own race – but that no longer applies to the ‘white man’ in modern day verbiage. In this ‘enlightened era’ of America – it seems that, “If you are white – then you ain’t right!”
Is this a double standard? Is this reverse discrimination? Robert Reich, Barack Obama’s new economic adviser, recently stated on his blog:
“And if construction jobs go mainly to white males who already dominate the construction trades, many people who need jobs the most women, minorities, and the poor and long-term unemployed will be shut out.”
In other words, “Keep stimulus money away from skilled workers and white male construction workers
Holy shit! I didn’t know that you could be excluded from Obama’s stimulus package – just for being of a whiter shade of pale!!!
So, to reference the term ‘racist’ in it’s modern form, “Who is being discriminated against now? And for what purpose?” There are a hell of a lot of ‘honkeys’ out of work in this country too! Don’t they deserve a chance to be employed? I don’t recall F. D. R. excluding ‘the Darkies’ from helping to build roads and bridges during the Great Depression…
To paraphrase the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from his one great speech on the Capital Mall in 1963, “I have a dream that one day, … black construction workers will be able to join hands with white construction to rebuild America and restore it to her former glory.”
What’s Wrong With ‘White Identity’?
Saturday I took my grand-kids to the park. It was a beautiful day outside and the temperature was probably in the upper 70’s. It’s been a warm January and I have been wearing shorts for a few weeks. Decided to get out of the house for a while and enjoy the fresh air before the pollution returns. I brought the bikes too…
I must have had the right idea, because an awful lot of other folks had the same idea. Birthday parties and get-togethers were going on all over the neighborhood park. One such party was attended by a bunch of kids, who appeared to be high-school upper classmates or older, and they were quite a racially mixed group. Most of the guys, envisioned themselves as ‘jocks’ – but hell, at 61 I could catch better than these punks. Oh – oh – that’s right – they were just showing off to the white chicks. Whether they could throw or catch the ball was insignificant to their – uh – er ‘goals’ (no pun(t) intended).
One of the punks reminded me of ‘Vanilla Ice,’ the white rapper of the early 1990’s. ‘Ice’ was basically a one-hit wonder, which raised the question, “Wonder why he tried?” The white kid in the park was about 6′ 2″ tall, wearing a sports-related, oversized wife-beater shirt, size thirteen designer gym-shoes with no socks, and of course, the required grossly-oversized basketball-style shorts, worn far below the crack of his ass. Oops – let’s not forget the over-sized, baseball-style hat – you guessed it – worn sideways.
Most of the two-hours we spent at the park, this character just strutted around, like a Cock in the Hen-house – but once he tried to pretend that he was Favre-in-the-field, and after throwing the ball to the Bro’-with-the-‘fro, he hollered out, “Hey, Im from Kenya!” Was he trying to impress his black friends with a pro-Obama type comment? In other words, “I’m like you!” What a patronizing jerk
This seems to be the way of it in America today. There is no ‘white racism.’ These kids are lost. They all want to be something they are not, Black or Latino. White kids in the inner-cities and the ‘burbs, all want to ‘be like Mike,’ whether it be Jordan or Vick. Frankly, Jordan would be the wiser choice, but all they can do is buy ‘Air Jordans’ and shuck and jive to a non-existent jungle-beat like some ass hole from the South side of Chicago. Crank up the boom-boom Zulu beat, lower your car, so that you can tear out the axle on the ‘speed bumps,’ get the gold caps on your teeth and the bling-bling watch and chain from Wal-Mart and you too can fit in with the “bro’-with-the-‘fro” and his ‘Bloods.” An’ don’t be fo’gittin de ritualistic ghetto handshake.
All I know, is that if this is ‘white’ – it ain’t right! Or, maybe these dumb white kids have just been embarrassed into believing that they were slave-holders in a former life.
It was this same mentality, that put ‘the One’ into the White House in 2009 – mindless jerks (of ALL races, creeds and colors) – who can’t think for themselves. Their Mamas changed their diapers for them, when they were babies, and the government will supply them with the wherewithal for their ‘Depend’ adult diapers as they near the grave.
You can’t call me a racist – I won’t promote these jerks.
God help us all!
Once again, in the words of Dr. King:
“I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”
Well, they were all equal in the park that day.
Without Apology I am,
~ the Author ~
A veteran of Viet Nam, student of history (both American and film), Jeffrey Bennett has been broadcasting for nearly twenty two years as host of various radio-satellite and internet based programs and has been considered the voice of reason on the alternative media – providing a unique and distinctive broadcast style, including topics such as your Financial, Physical, and Spiritual well-being, education, news, Federal and local legislative issues, which will affect our future, political satire (with a twist), and editorial commentary on current events through the teaching of history. Through The Book Shelf, Bennett has published numerous books on American History – TRUE history – not re-worked, altered history. The Book Shelf has also published books for unknown authors, whose dedication to truth – stands alone.
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