Ending racism?

Gayle had a great piece on racism with this video of Morgan Freeman, which I heartily 2nd.

I keep waiting for the Liberals to fulfill MLK’s dream — that is, judging people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin. Conservatives, by and large, did so a long time ago. 

I don’t care about the color of Obama’s skin (though I care about how thin it is).  I just think he has awful policies that are doing great harm to this country.

Liberals tend to use the word racist just like they do homophobe, as a ridiculous pejorative designed to demonize their opponents and to shut off legitimate conversations.  You often see it when they are getting crushed by facts and logic in a debate.

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  1. Thank you for posting this video, Neil, and also for the link!

    It’s just like I said, when they have no logical argument they stoop to throwing around labels like that. All it proves is that they know they are wrong but won’t ever admit it!

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  2. I like this but I guess to be honest I am a little prejudice. I think being an African American woman is great and that I could from strong , smart women and I don’t think other cultures have the same experiences. I believe our collective experience makes us African American women unique. I am proud to be an African American women and I think our accomplishments should be recognized. Yes I still think we need black history month and Women’s history month.

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  3. I lost respect for Morgan Freeman sometime last year when I heard he was divorcing his wife of 24 years.

    I will not pay to see his movies.

    Racism will never end because it is part of human nature. To discriminate. To abuse. To enslave. To take advantage. To be “streets smart” to use a common phrase (as in, let me take the best deal I can from this slow-witted “person”).

    THis is why we need check and balances. This is why we must be born again. This is why people need Jesus.

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    1. Wow, Edgar. Do you not patronize everyone who’s been divorced? If so, you must be pretty lonely. Look, Morgan Freeman is an actor – that’s what he does for a living. All he owes you is his talents as an actor. His private life is none of your concern.

      Are you trying to tell me that being “born again” will solve discrimination, abuse, enslavement, etc. ??

      I have a question for you Edgar. Would you go to an event to listen to the Pope? Why? Why, when he has the power to cast pedophile leaders from his organization and does nothing but enable their criminal behavior?

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      1. @Mark:

        You wrote: “Are you trying to tell me that being “born again” will solve discrimination, abuse, enslavement, etc. ??{”

        Nope, but it is a pretty good place to start to change one’s thinking in that regard.

        That is if you mean by “born again” one who has accepted the Gospel of the Kingdom of God and is striving to be like the Biblical Christ.

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      2. Thanks for making my point, DJ.

        I’m pretty sure the Pope, and all those pedophile priests, have accepted the “Gospel of the Kingdom of God.” Not that that is the reason they are pedophiles, but why are they protected by the church?

        Why is it that the church just can’t do the right thing in this regard?

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      3. @Mark:

        The Catholic Church is a large organization, I would hope to believe most of their clergy aren’t pedophiles.

        In any case you are talking about two different things. Being born again doesn’t mean a person stops all sin in their life, they have access to the power of God through the Holy Ghost to assist them, it doesn’t mean that they will use it.

        The other is, just because a person claims to have a faith because of their “religion” doesn’t mean they do, Jesus said HIS followers (Catholic or Protestant) can be known by their FRUIT, pedophilia isn’t one of the “Fruit” of the Spirit of God, Galatians 5:22-23 outline those fruit.

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      4. So I suppose, DJ, that the Pope has access to the power of God through the Holy Ghost to assist him, but it doesn’t mean he’ll chose to use it.

        LOL – That’s very funny.

        Does being born again excuse criminal behavior (and I mean criminal in both the literal and poetic sense)??

        I find it very odd that you would completely and totally ignore my points in your reply. Why does the church not only enable, but condone criminal behavior? You’d think, being the good people they claim to be, that these pedophiles would be handed over to the police – along with whatever evidence is available.

        So I’ll ask again. Why is it that the church cannot do the right thing in this regard?

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      5. @Mark2:

        You wrote: “So I suppose, DJ, that the Pope has access to the power of God through the Holy Ghost to assist him, but it doesn’t mean he’ll chose to use it.”

        Exactly. You can lead a horse to water, you can’t make him drink.

        You ask: “So I’ll ask again. Why is it that the church cannot do the right thing in this regard?”

        Because the Catholic Church is a large organization run by people, what is so hard to get? You think just because they have “religion” that means that they will do the right thing? Obviosuly you don’t understand religion or specfically the difference between “religion” and the gospel of the Kingdom of God.

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      6. LOL

        DJ, it’s the Pope. He *** IS *** religion. Doing the right thing is part and parcel of what he is. Nice back peddling though, you should join a circus.

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      7. Mark2:

        You don’t follow along too well I see. Mark2, religion isn’t the point, the Pope is a HUMAN BEING which means he can be WRONG about how he handles an issue. I am not a Catholic, so there is nothing for me to “backpeddle” about.

        If you stop being so combative, you might learn something.

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  4. This is priceless. What he was saying was don’t patronize me. This is in line with the New World Order American Dictionary’s definition of diversity. I will watch this over and over again. The blank stare in Wallace’s eyes makes my leg tingle. This is Liberalism defined in 15 seconds. It’s also why I’d rather be water boarded than watch 60 minutes.

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  5. @Neil:

    Hello Neil, glad to see your blog going strong. You wrote: “I keep waiting for the Liberals to fulfill MLK’s dream — that is, judging people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin. Conservatives, by and large, did so a long time ago. ”

    O.K., we are going to have to disagree a bit on this one. I don’t think Conservatives (or Liberals) are any more or less racist than anybody else.

    Even if there is a Black President, racism still and will continue to exist in this country, as long as there are humans who are citizens.

    The problem in the United States has not been “racism” per se, but that of an inherent attitude of White superiority and by mutual implication Black inferiority.

    Now, I will be the first to admit, our nation has come a long way from the 1960’s in that regard. However, the damage done by such a sociological mindset still endures in many areas and affect Black and White people in America. The solutions, I’d have to admit, are conservative in nature and start within the affected communities. What has clearly happened is a serious paradigm shift, the Civil Rights model is not affective in dealing with the remaining problems in Urban and Rural areas regarding certain parts of the African American community.

    What needs to happen NOW, is that community leaders need to focus on raising the community standard in education and values. When I say values, specifically in regard to basic respect for self and others, and expressed intolerance for those who bring violence and the like to the community.

    What the greater society can do is understand that many of these problems now are predicated on fiscal realities in those areas and not as much race. Liberals seem to understand this dynamic, but approach solutions in a sometimes patronizing and other time fiscally irresponsible manner, whereas Conservatives seem to believe a tax cuts solves every problem.

    Money that is utilized to strengthen education, child care and medical services within lower income communities regardless of the race of that community, would go far; however, proper oversight and accountability are required to make sure that those ho do need help in these areas are helped, abuse in minimized and corruption where a few pen pushers and their political cohorts are not getting rich while people continue to suffer.

    I’m just saying…

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    1. Let the church say, “Amen!”

      I am so glad to hear that you and those in your circle have evolved Neil! There was a time I would have been offended by this comment on conservatives vs. liberals. I had to leave the state of Texas to understand how racism works in the rest of this country.

      See people are still stolen away in the middle of the night and dragged behind vehicles here. There are still towns where I, as a BLACK AMERICAN WOMAN, am not allowed after the sun sets. Believe this…

      I listen to senior citizens talk about their fond memories of the old days where everyone stayed to ‘his own’ and ‘nobody bothered nuthin’, and sometimes even agree because at least it would be out in the open—full in front of my face instead of behind my back…now hidden in legislation.

      Thank you Neil! You are truly a blessing! It is because your view gives us the ability to ‘fake it until we make it!” As the DJ has already said we have come a long way, but we have a long road ahead of us too.

      We have the mindset of destruction–abortion, death penalty, war, murder, mayhem..etc. Until we learn to LOVE, all of these things will continue to exist.

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      1. Hi Mizclark,

        I didn’t claim that racism has been completely eradicated. I was pointing to what the mindset should be at this time.

        There are more than a few places in Houston that I wouldn’t be safe at after dark (or probably before) due to my skin color, so that isn’t a one-way street.

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      2. @Neil:

        You wrote: “There are more than a few places in Houston that I wouldn’t be safe at after dark (or probably before) due to my skin color, so that isn’t a one-way street.”

        It probably is as UNSAFE for ME or other African Americans who aren’t from there as it is for you as a White person, heck you might be even safer since Black on Black crime is much more common that Black on White.

        Whereas the White communities in Texas I would be unsafe in, doesn’t matter how much or little money is there, I’d still be a target.

        Very different sociological issues.

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      3. Didn’t mean to imply that you did Neil. 😀

        I know what you meant. I just wanted to make it clear from our perspective its not the case.

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      4. Mizclark,
        does “our perspective” mean the human race perspective, or somthing else? and why would anyone else without your “perspective” care? Think about it…

        I think that was Mogan’s point in the video, I could be wrong, but I doubt it 🙂

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  6. sorry if you’ve heard me say this before, but Obama’s supporters remind me of when Isarel elected Saul and their reasons why – because he was a head taller than any other.

    Content of character wasn’t relevant to them either. Sin is why racism exists and will continue to exist. When folks get saved – it changes people and communities!
    Dan’s comment was well stated and quite funny!

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    1. When folks get saved – it changes people and communities!

      Excellent point, Mark. That is another reason I see for the lack of authentic faith of many theological Liberals. If they really believed in the transforming power of Jesus they would share the Gospel more. That is the best way to improve a culture.

      Instead, they think that by doing “good deeds” (their definition, of course, which includes abortion and taxing others to fund their preferred charities) they are winning God over.

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