Up on my Soapbox Again  

rm_dragonheat23 52M
977 posts
3/30/2006 7:00 am

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Up on my Soapbox Again

As I was reading blogs this morning, I opened one that I read daily. This person normally has really good insight and witty posts. However, the current one contained some very racist verbiage.
This is a zero tolerance issue for me. I abhor racism. When I was growing up, I was surrounded by it. As I got older, I began to realize how detrimental this way of thinking was, and now it is the one thing that will set me off in a fit of rage. My own brother is a member of a hate organization. (The one with the hoods…..) He and I haven’t spoken in years.
So I thoroughly chewed this person out, letting them know that this was my opinion and that they can be a hater if they wish, but that I would no longer be reading their blog.
It is a shame that people have to be so narrow minded.

You aren’t born knowing how to hate. You have to be taught.

pet_humility 50F

3/30/2006 7:15 am

You aren’t born knowing how to hate. You have to be taught.

People really do piss me off on race subjects.
There is more white killers in prison than there is blacks.. so
I don't understand sometimes.

There might be odd reasons of course why people might hate a opposite color.. like or abuse of some sort. But they verbally hate them more it seems when its the other color that does it.
Meaning if a white dude me I wouldn't say anything, but if a black dude me I would holla to the world.. good grave that is just fucking nonsense.. growls. Both are bad no matter white, black, purple, blue or green!!

See you got my juices flowing now on this shit to..

rm_dragonheat23 replies on 3/30/2006 8:34 am:
Glad that I've got support on this one. Like I said, I do not, will not tolerate racism.
Pet, normally I would love getting your juices flowing, just sorry that it had to be on this topic.
You are right, it is fucking nonsense.

Fox4aKnight1 44F

3/30/2006 8:32 am

hm its oone of my pet peeves as well. not a rage thing but something close to it. Mostly cause of my profile here and how I have been slammed by the fact that I don't enjoy dateing some races....so I get smacked down as prejudice ......tillmost realize that after I email them back that its not. I just don't get turned on by them. *sigh* ....

rm_dragonheat23 replies on 3/30/2006 8:40 am:
Fox, that wouldn't bother me any more than someone's preference for non-bald men or younger women. Like you said, it just isn't what you are looking for in a romantic setting.
What bother me is intolerance and hate toward others based on pigment and national heratige. Feel what you feel, but don't make a post that propagates hate.

HBowt2 60F

3/30/2006 8:58 am

hatred of any kind should not be tolerated...glad to see you stand strong on this one...

rm_dragonheat23 replies on 3/30/2006 9:36 am:
Its one thing that I do not tolerate. Thanks for your support.

moonfire2u 70F
2602 posts
3/30/2006 3:45 pm

Thanks for stand up on this issue...racism is alive and well in this country it is just more subtle than it use to be but it is still here...I can't stand prejudices in any form...whether it is against races, or sexes or anyone...how can people call themselves Christians and yet hate a group of people? like gays...I don't get it...we need to celebrate our differences not hate each other for them...I'm really glad to find this out about you...and that you are also a man of your convictions...

kind thoughts,

rm_dragonheat23 replies on 3/31/2006 6:08 am:
Moonfire, Thank you. I think that hatred springs out of a fear of something that they don't understand. And yes, I feel very strongly about this.


3/30/2006 4:23 pm

Sadly how people will erase the natural born beauty of love and acceptance off the faces of innocent children only to replace it with the disease of hate.

just a squirrel trying to get a nut

rm_dragonheat23 replies on 3/31/2006 6:09 am:
MOfun, that was very beautifully stated. So very true

caressmewell 54F

3/30/2006 8:28 pm

I agree with you 100% on this topic..we are taught to hate! How awful that you found this on the blogs. Thank you for making a stand on this issue!

rm_dragonheat23 replies on 3/31/2006 6:12 am:
Caress, I find hatred and racism everywhere. I try to enlighten people when I can, but sometimes it seems so hopeless. It really saddens me at times.

southrnpeach333 51F

3/31/2006 8:20 am

Thanks for taking a stand. Everyone should be so brave.

rm_dragonheat23 replies on 3/31/2006 12:49 pm:
Peach, it's not bravery, it's just my sense of right and wrong. There are a lot braver men than me. Ghandi, Martin Luther King Jr, Stephen Biko. People who would give their lives to conquer hate. They deserve the praise, not me.

kelly402005 53F

4/2/2006 9:33 am

I here via DanielGR and his blog post of today.....
I'm glad to be here, might I add!

I would like to look you in the eye and shake your hand.
Call you my friend.
My family and I thank you for being who you are.
Racism ...... denies people of so much.
But, they are too damn dumb to even know!

Have a good one,

rm_dragonheat23 replies on 4/3/2006 7:06 am:
Kelly, I will have to thank Daniel for sending a lovely lady my way.
I am sure that I would love to have you call me friend.

_Safira 54F
11260 posts
4/2/2006 5:35 pm

I HATE racism. I have fought it my entire life, even when my adopted family was beating me for my "non-racial" views. (I've got some of those relatives, too. Grew up with kids who bragged about those family members.)

The worst trait a person can exhibit to me is WILLFUL IGNORANCE. I detest that because you're absolutely right ... We are not born haters. And if you know better you should ACT better.

Thanks for this post!

*massive hugs*


This is my blog - Comes With Warning Labels. There are many like it, but this one is mine.


rm_dragonheat23 replies on 4/3/2006 7:10 am:
Safira, Thank you for the massive hugs. They mean a lot to me. You are so right about people who are willfully ignorant. Just because you are taught hate, does not mean that you have to embrace it. I'm glad that you have taken the stand also, you are a brave person.

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