As Of Today, The Best Thing To Do Is Become A Racist  

rm_talldarkavg1 105M
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8/18/2005 10:13 am
As Of Today, The Best Thing To Do Is Become A Racist

I think it's time to talk about this whole racism issue. I think we ALL need to become racists. The bottom line...we ALL belong to the human race. Let's try embracing that for a change.

When I read about the men and women in here that experience race issues I get very frustrated. I'm not talking minor frustration either. I'm talking Richard Simmons trying to open a puzzle cube filled with buttholes frustrated.

Let me share a great racism story with you...m'kay? My father is a clear-cut black and white kinda guy. His world has no gray. Which I actually prefer. Much less guesswork. Also keep in mind, he's my dad. If I'm 94...imagine him. Remember the grandpa in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre? Older. My dad is a vet of WWII. For those of you who are unaware...WWII was the BIG one. He served in the South Pacific.

All my life I heard stories about how the Japs killed Bronx Louie. You know they blew east coast Earl's leg clean off. And remember Les from Philly? Let's just say we're sure he isn't having any kids! We're talking prejudice you can sink your teeth into.

In 1985 I was in Japan for the entire year performing my stunt antics in Tokyo. In September I had they opportunity to bring my brother and my dad over to help out on a TV show. I jumped at it. After 3 weeks of coaxing, my dad agreed. On the condition of course, "if any of them give me any shit...they're get a crack I'll tell you. And I'm not eating any of that crap either!!". Heh Heh Heh, the trap was set.

My executive producer, and very dear friend, also served in the south pacific. On the other team. Instigator as I am, I figured this ought to be good. Mr. Cato is a wonderful understanding man. My dad is...well, my dad.

Within 10 minutes of meeting Mr. Cato, MY father was sitting there sipping green tea and laughing with the enemy about what boneheads they were as youths. They chatted about where they were at what times. How close they were to each other...but on opposite sides. My dad walked away from Japan never again to say anything bad about those damn Nips. I had hope again. If Archie Bunker can see the light...anybody can see the light.

Maybe it's time to see people and not just packaging. I have never been with any race other than another cracker. Not because I do not wish to be with another race, but because I think all races find me way too homely. There is hope though...I heard E.T. may be female!


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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
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8/18/2005 11:42 am

Thank you Anemone. (taking a bow) (stuffing exposed boob back in shirt)

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BLONDENEEDSSEX 57F

8/18/2005 12:12 pm

I did a post awhile back that touched on this subject [post 31720], and the different types of prejudice that have been passed down through generations.My father even to this day is a very narrow minded bigot , which is a very great shame.

Blonde


rm_talldarkavg1 105M
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8/18/2005 12:26 pm

Blonde among the horrible things in life is living it wearing blinders. Now, about Canadian women.....

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nedthebundler 56M/59F

8/18/2005 12:32 pm

TDA1,

You're not going serious on us are you?........Someday the world will be a place where we will look at each other for what we are, not what we look like. You and I can only hope it started with your Dad.

Madness takes its toll. Exact change please!


rm_talldarkavg1 105M
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8/18/2005 12:47 pm

Ned it HAS to start somewhere. Times are a changing. Better late than never.

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rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
8/18/2005 2:21 pm

That is why I get upset when people say to go over to the middle east and bomb them all, women, children, everybody. They say the children will grow up to hate America anyway, so kill them now. Those kids are human beings whether they grow up to hate us or not, and deserve the chance to grow up and decide that for themselves. There has always been war and always will be, since the beginning of time. Why group everyone into the same peghole.


rm_talldarkavg1 105M
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8/18/2005 2:48 pm

Saint you are so correct. Tomorrow's beliefs and ideologies begin with today's youth. Improve a person's mind and you improve their future...do it often enough...you improve the world's future.

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rm_DaphneR 58F
7938 posts
8/18/2005 3:05 pm

I don't ever remember my parents telling me anything when I was growing up about different races. Whether or not I should like them or treat them any different. I was left to learn and make my own decisions and I think that was probably the best thing they could have done. I am a people person, I have no problem with what color, religion or whatever, as long as they are alive (sorry, dead people give me the willies.) I'm happy to say that my daughter has pretty much taken after me in that respect. I come home sometimes and my living room looks like some small meeting of the UN, drives her dad nuts. (hehe) I do love that girl.

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.


rm_talldarkavg1 105M
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8/18/2005 3:33 pm

Daphne open eyes are a wonderful gift. Now let's address this prejudice toward the recently functional (PC term) you seem to have!

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BLONDENEEDSSEX 57F

8/18/2005 3:45 pm

About Canadian Women ????????????????? spill it darlin


Di47Him51 63M/59F
42 posts
8/18/2005 3:57 pm

Racial prejudice is an ugly thing. It was a tool used by the government to help soldiers get beyond the fact that they were killing individuals. Krauts and Nips were the enemy. A great book on the market now tells of the evolution of some of the WWII veterans. A lovely memoir and easy read. Sometimes profound, sometimes an exposition. "Girl Watchers Club" by Stein. Check it out. Nice blog - brave soul.


rm_talldarkavg1 105M
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8/18/2005 4:15 pm

Huny it was one of my greatest feelings. I reflect often on what my kids have taught me. You know, life truly does go full-circle. First we are the child, then the parent, and finally the child.

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
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8/18/2005 4:17 pm

LMAO Blonde. Do I really need to embarrass myself and talk about my intense fascinations?

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mehappy4u21 53F

8/18/2005 4:17 pm

Fine job on Racism Tall... Now whattaya gonna do for BLONDISM???


rm_talldarkavg1 105M
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8/18/2005 4:18 pm

Di thanks for the heads up. I will check it out.

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
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8/18/2005 4:19 pm

Sexy you've GOT to be kidding! 2 things it is NEVER too late for...boobies!

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
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8/18/2005 4:55 pm

Mehappy ya know...I have an idea. I'm thinking tomorrow may see a blog dedicated to blondes. Ala tall.

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
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8/18/2005 5:53 pm

T I think our blondes are getting a bum . As self-appointed defender of blondes worldwide...I intend to right the many wrongs!

As far as Canadian women...LMAO see above comment to Blonde.

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DCEbony
1586 posts
8/18/2005 6:03 pm

TDA -

There's a little something I like to bring up when someone starts up with negative racial bullshit. ("Oh, I don't mean YOU!")

I very sweetly point out there's some white blood in my family tree from some dudes that couldn't keep their hands of the "help" back in the day.

What does that mean? That the offender and I could very well be related! Isn't that neat?

((insert awkward moment here))

Heh.


ProtonicMan 47M

8/18/2005 6:31 pm

Well written! Now, I'm off... gotta run over to Windsor to find a nice blonde Canadian woman.

TJ


LoveHandles686 68M

8/18/2005 7:03 pm

I have to admit that I am probably a hard-headed racist bigot. I much prefer NASCAR over drag racing. That, however is my only racial predjudice.

Dead people don't bother me too much but all this serious blogging gives me the willies.

On the serious side, that was a very profound blog post. It's good to take things seriously every once in a while.


readytolay3 56F

8/18/2005 7:40 pm

"not just the packaging"... My lifes journey's have taught me but one thing; "assholes" come in ALL available packaging.No one Group of People can lay claim to NOT having any.


FunandFrisky79 41M/37F

8/18/2005 10:35 pm

TDA- I've always believed in never judging a book by its cover! It's what's on the inside that counts! Think about how many times someone has surprised you once you got to know them. Happens to me all the time! LOL

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hotandhorny107 58F

8/18/2005 11:11 pm

Unfortunately, I have seen the race card pulled by more African Americans in the past few weeks than the reverse. I actually heard a woman accuse 2 caucasian policemen of picking on her because she was black. And the truth as I saw it was that she was butting in on a matter that truly was none of her business, but had to put her two cents in, causing things to escalate. Lucky for her that she did not get her ass tossed in the back of the police car just for being ignorant and abusive, but the "racist" cops chose to ignore her rude, vulgar comments.

As you said, we are all people just with different outer colors. So what difference does that make? Perhaps the fear of attitudes, beliefs and cultures is what causes the problems. Remember that prejuidice is learned, not inborn..


demonicsexkitten 41F
10671 posts
8/19/2005 3:22 am

After Sept. 11, my family and i had our first big fight. I was raised that 'people are people', and there are good and bad ppl in all races/religions/etc. But after sept, 11, my family was so anti-arab/middle east/muslim... it shocked and upset me so badly. it was like everything i was taught was thrown right out the window. we ended up not talking for 2 weeks after that, then talked, cried, made up. (mom said that she read how yemeni families had their kids come home bcuz they were scared... and it reminded her that they're mommies too, scared for their babies... and put her back into her normal mind-set).

i just about went off on my bro. yesterday for making a comment about "towel-heads'... though now that i'm remembering the incident, i'm still upset about it.


rm_talldarkavg1 105M
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8/19/2005 2:07 pm

DCE, you are the definition of a lady. I am positive I couldn't handle it. No way.

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
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8/19/2005 2:22 pm

TJ...nab a couple for me

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
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8/19/2005 2:24 pm

Lovehandles...being serious gives me the willies!!

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
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8/19/2005 2:32 pm

F&F very healthy point of view. I rarely get surprised. I expect nothing of anyone. Whatever I get I am thankful to receive. Tough to avoid preconceived notions.

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
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8/19/2005 2:39 pm

Hot you're right. Children listen, watch and learn. As to the lady you mentioned. Imagine living your ENTIRE life in a place that sees your package and not your contents. I'm thinking that would make most anyone a bit edgy.

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
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8/19/2005 2:45 pm

Thank you Honni. It's a long journey, lots of observation, many hours rethinking and reflecting. Life is a wonderful process.

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
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8/19/2005 2:46 pm

Kitten unfortunately so all get reactionary from time to time. Some things are still deep inside our heads and in a crisis they surface. A time will come though when our first thoughts are of humanity and not containers/religions/age...penis size.

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noh8r 62M
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8/21/2005 2:18 pm

hot and horny, I am also offended by people 'pulling the race card.'

As everyone knows, racism was made illegal after defenders of slavery lost the Civil War in 1865.

Oh, I know what some people will say, that former slaves continued to be officially branded as less than equal to whites, through "Jim Crow" laws, which sanctioned discriminatory treatment by race. But that was clearly corrected by passage of the 14th Amendment, which guaranteed "equal protection" to all citizens.

Yes, it is true that the U.S. Supreme Court, in Plessy v. Ferguson, ruled that it was nevertheless okay to have 'separate but equal' rules - like bathrooms labeled "Whites Only" and "Colored." But that was only until 1954, when it was overturned by Brown v. Board of Education.

oh, sure, Negroes were still barred from voting in many states, because they failed literacy tests such as, "How many bubbles are in a bar of soap?" That was all taken care of, though, by the 1964 Voting Rights Act.

Now, someone will bring up James Byrd, the black man who was tortured and murdered by 3 white men in 1998. Yes, he was dragged behind their vehicle for 3 miles, which stripped the flesh off various parts of his body, until his head hit a sewer and was lopped off of his body.

But that was 7 years ago, and it was one murder. What? Someone is saying that today, August 21, 2005, there are still thousands of members of the Ku Klux Klan who embrace white supremacy, and millions of people who engage in major or minor discriminatory actions?

Look, there are always some people who just can't 'get over it,' and can't move on!


rm_talldarkavg1 105M
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8/23/2005 8:10 am

Nic I am sooo envious. I absolutely love my time in Japan. Congrats on becoming a grand mother!

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
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8/23/2005 8:14 am

Noh8r well done. Thank you!

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