My guess is I will catch a lot of grief for the title of this post and being a 64 year old man who is now retired I really don't care. The race hustlers of America, these agitators of ethnic and racial differences, they need to be relegated to the dustbin of history. Our planet needs some peace and quiet. Our country, America, needs some peace and quiet. We need to start telling these hustlers to shut up!
The Ferguson mess this year is a prime example of this racial divide stirred up by the hustlers. A policeman (who happens to be white) stops a man (who happens to be black) after hearing of a strong armed robbery of a Asian market owner. The suspect attacks the policeman and ends up dead. The policeman says he feared for his life as the suspect bull-rushed him and so the story goes. Every day we hear that the suspect (who happens to be black) is really just a "gentle giant" and the policemen, (who happens to be white" was killing the suspect because he was black. We are told that we Americans (who happen to be white) are all racists and want to keep everyone of a different skin color in servitude. I am truly sick of it.
America is the greatest country on the planet. It is the greatest country in the history of the planet. Sure, when it began and for many years after, it wrestled with issues like slavery. But over time and with the expenditure of a half million "white" men during the civil war, the country changed and got on the right track regarding race. Over time the laws of our country changed and became even more sensitive to race and ethnicity issues. We passed thousands of laws to try and impose "equal" outcomes when it was already a country of "equal" opportunities. Many took the road to financial and cultural success while others did not. The ones that took the path of success stopped whining and blaming others and decided to pursue excellence in whatever fields they chose. We see people like Justice Clarence Thomas on the Supreme Court, Ben Carson a brain surgeon and US Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina. People like Nikki Haley and Bobby Jindal, both of Indian heritage become leaders. Susana Martinez and Brian Sandoval, Hispanics who are now governors! The list is huge!
There are millions of people of all shades of skin color who have come to America or were already here who have succeeded. Rather than spend their time blaming the white population for their troubles, they took the proverbial bull by the horns and became successful. The CEO of Dignity Health, Lloyd Dean, the company that owns our own Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital is a black man. Hell, the President of our country is half white and half black but describes himself as a black man. Can a person get any higher in our country? No! But we see that these people of "color" who complain and staff the race hustler industries will have no of the success. They tear down those of their race as "uncle toms" or claim those people are trying to be "white". So they cow many people into silence.
Of course we have a "press corps" and a educational system that perpetuate all this hate and angst. This week with the riots after the Grand Jury decision not to indict we saw hour after hour of "mis-information" and picking and choosing inflammable words by the wizards of smart in the press. FOX News and talk radio at least let us hear both sides. But we can see the bias of the liberals in charge of most of the national news and it is outrageous. They indict "white people" for whatever ill they can muster up. If anyone speaks up to correct the hate, they are then relentlessly beat down and called "racists"! Give me a break.
I and my whole family lineage have never owned another human being. We have never condoned the owning of a human being by another. We have always been fair and spoke out against these terrible things. Even today, we all must fight to free women and girls from the sex trade and slavery. But all that falls on deaf ears since apparently there seems to be a lot of people making money off of others misery. Keep the pot stirred, keep the hate focused on some "instigator", mostly white people or now the police. Keep it up, sell tickets to the next rally. Hell, a million Tea Party people show up in DC to protest and the lamestream press pretty much ignores them (conservative and mostly white). Put fifty people at the mall in St. Louis yesterday and the press can't get enough! There were actually more press members in Ferguson on the second night after the decision than there were protesters!
So let's try to spend our energy and money and make the future better rather than carrying baggage from the distant past. Call me a Pollyanna, call me whatever, but for me the road the race hustlers and blame gamers have taken is a cul-de-sac. We see the results and it is not pretty. My experience is that the blacks and others I have known simply want the same things as "white" people want. A safe and secure world for themselves and their kids. Unfortunately though they are kept in a state of agitation. I see now the same tactics by the "Hispanic" race hustlers. If we don't convince these people as well as the others that America is worth saving for us all, we are doomed.