Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Intelligent Life In the United States

For a long time it has probably appeared to the rest of the world that all Americans are as insidiously evil and as insane as the people on our media broadcasts are. It is high time we do something about this. I would like to offer to let anyone who has a comment on the issues discussed here to come aboard, log in, leave a comment and let America and the rest of the world know just what the real majority thinks.
Please help yourself, you are welcome to link to any and all articles that I post here.
Thank You.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Remember These Words!

Hate progagates more hate and is passed on. Most racists learned it from someone older and wiser whom they respected at the time, who learned it from someone older and wiser whom they respected at the time, who learned it from someone older and wiser whom they respected at the time, and so on, and so on, and so on, ... etc.
The more recent racism is usually in the form of hate that is from generations being angry, misguided,  and confused and now it hasn't changed much, except that the old KKK are now in a resurgence in membership, according to most sources.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

My Generation

IIf you watch the movie entitled "Hair" and see the people in the park, not Claude or the ladies on horseback, but, the long haired, draft card burning, drug using, panhandling, streetwise, bluejean wearing, earring having, beaded, flowered, and unshaven folks who lived in the parks like wood nymphs and satyrs in a Greek fantasy. The Christian Ladies would come to see us and try to help us, stand on the bandshell stage and do their thing. We, in turn would yell at them, tell them to leave, laugh, take another drink or hit, and watch the world go by. At first, it was like, kind of a romantic version of how we were living off the land, but in reality, looking back at it, we were the first wave of what we now call "the homeless". But, we carried weapons, got loaded in publicly wantonly, sold drugs, did drugs, stole money from people who were stupid enough to trust us, etc. We lived in the park by day and in a motel room by night. It was like a traveling party all day everyday. I used to think it was just a phase, but I didn't grow out of it. Most of my old partners are dead now. Those of us who are still around got sober, got a life, got jobs, got married, had kids, etc. Life is good now, but some days I look back at those days and think about how great it was when I was young. Oh, well, so much for memories. I can relive them through movies like "Hair".
The movie punch line comes at the end. For those of you who don't remember or never saw the movie there were thousands of extras singing "Let the Sun Shine In" at the end in front of the White House Front Gates. I never was part of the "in crowd" in school, those guys who went like sheep to do whatever they were told was right. I got in trouble, when I appeared at the induction center and explained that I had been arrested for a felony they changed my draft status. Now, several decades later, I wonder what would have happened. But, this is the point. My graduating class from Central High in Phoenix in 1970 was mostly males. We lost a whole lot to the Vietnam War. Some people want to call the people that are against war pussies and communists, or anything but what they are. Being an activist for peace is only bad if you are brainwashed enough to believe the government always tells us the truth. We don't even know all the reasons why we went to Vietnam, and dating back to Eisenhower, we already knew that that communism was already part of the culture and wishes of the people who we were supposedly trying to save. Iraq is no different. We created a few allies who would come on the news and tell us that they actually wanted to be like Americans while most of them find our whole way of life disgusting. Saddam Hussein also, had nothing to do with 9/11 and now even Dick Cheney is admitting there was no Weapons of Mass Destruction. And G.W.? Go figure, the son of a war profiteer becoming a war profiteer. What are the odds of that, huh?

Friday, September 11, 2009

Racism In the United States

I am going to enter into some really drastic appraisals of the reality of the racism practised in the United States. If this offends you since I am going to be honest and probably rather controversial, then, you ought to NOT listen to what I have to say. I am more concerned about the problem and the solutions, not anyone's feelings, including mine. If you are socially conscious or at least wish to be, this is a good place to start. I am a caucasion male in my late fifties so I have seen over a half century of change in this country that has come so slowly that I really don't think some people are really trying, although I realise there is resistance. I would love to be able to address this concern to whole companies of men who still enjoy the privelege of being born a different race, depending on what the circumstances are. Different races enjoy being the majority in different occupations and areas of the country. For instance, if I was a textile worker down South, I am likely to be caucasion, although this isn't exclusively correct. There are some other races employed there but the majority of some industries actually causes a discomfort level of who is wanting to be disclosed as being the majority. For example, in Phoenix, Arizona where I am from, this doesn't apply the same as in Norton/Barberton, Ohio, near Akron. The town there is pretty much supported by the one industry that a lot of the citizens hate. In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma there is a distinct Native American population there and white people don't seem to tolerate anyone BUT other white people, and some of them, just barely. It is almost like a caste system, as in India. You are born of a certain race there and because of that you are given a certain position in society. If you are black, you work day labor, attend certain churches and can't be served food or beverages in a lot of establishments. But, they do have their own places to go. The same goes with the "Indians" (native Americans) that are overwhelmingly abundant in Oklahoma. Most of the ones I met receieved a check from the government for being native American of specific tribes. Oklahoma City has a ban on serving alcohol on Sunday and during certain hours of the rest of the time, so they have private "clubs" that a person can bring their own bottle to, and be served their own booze at an ?after hours price". The private clubs seem to be exclusively run in the interest of caucasions. There are bootleggers all over town. The whole town is set up for people who drink too much. When I worked for a paper mill for a couple days, we had a guy there who pointed out the restroom. It says Men Only. Something was scratched out over that. When I got up close enough, I could see it had been the word "White" that someone could say that they had attempted to scratch out, but not enough to where you couldn't read it. I walked into my favorite establishment and saw my friend Charley who owned and operated the Buffalo Nickel bar, tell a black man, "We don't serve niggers here." A) I couldn't believe it when this guy say those words, and B) when the black guy looked at me he said, "Why don't you come with me to my bar?" We went to a place called "Mother's." That was quite an experience. I realised I was in a reversed situation. I was in a bar whose patronage was solely black people. I also realised that this place was so opposite of what my concept would be that I was amazed.I even got the bum rush as I came in. Some little skinny black dude ran clear from the other end of the room to ask me, "What are you doing here?" The low tones of the man I came to know later came resounding like a whisper of a gun barrel. "He's with me." Without a word, the little man vaporized into the room. All I had done was look quizical at someone calling him a name and refusing to serve him. It was without a doubt, the strangest night of my entire stay in Oklahoma. That includes one time I found myself riding in a stolen car and had to bust some guy in the head to get some woman out of a bad situation and bring her home.
Tonight I have just come from a Buddhist gongyo meeting where I was chanting, my present lady friend is black, life just doesn't look like it used to for me.
Life got weird when I was a kid because of my mother's side of the family. I couldn't get a rise out of her brothers concerning some things. But when it came to black people, they didn't have any use for them, was the way they put it. Once my uncles came to a church function where they wore black face and sang the minstrel show stuff and really made the people there laugh. I found it distasteful later on, as I didn't understand, and when it was over, I saw one uncle after another tell me hello and tell me who he was. I took off running at this other man who looked somewhat similar, he just looked at me and started laughing, my dad started apologising. He told me, "No, son, my skin is always like this, this is my natural color." I had no idea.