The Souther Thide of Singz

Friday, May 20, 2005

The Democratic End Game

I have a saying: "They went to the public school system”. I admit that it is a derogatory statement. I further admit that I went to the public school system. Be that as it may, I was purged of the public school ideological gobblety-gook 25 years ago, so I am excusing myself of being hypocritical in my remarks (hey, liberals are never held accountable for what they say, so why should I?).

Ah, but I digress. What do I mean when I utter this inflammatory statement? It means people who have gone through this God forsaken system never learn to think – FOR THEMSELVES. They learn to be liberal automatons. The school system is designed that way on purpose. The system tells you what to think and you think it; you’d better or your grade will reflect it. The public college system is even more steeped in this awful tradition of producing unthinking sycophants. I take that back, they think, just liberal think.

So what does this have to do with the price of tea in China? To the average ‘Joe’, nothing. That’s why the average ‘Joe’ doesn’t give a rip about what is going on in congress. NUCLEAR OPTION? That’s a setting on a video game. The problem is that liberals know the average ‘Joe’ can’t think logically through their BS so they believe they can get away with saying anything and ‘Joe’ will buy it. Take the current debate in the Senate: Think now, I know many of you have been to the public schools, but think FOR YOURSELF. If these 10 judges are so out of the mainstream that the DEMS want to filibuster ALL OF THEM, how come they are willing to let some go through now? What? You mean some are not so bad now that DEMS are willing to let them go through now? If that is so, then they were good enough to go through 4 years ago, which means the only reason the DEMS opposed them was to obstruct Bush. No principles, just obstruction for obstruction’s sake – or is there an end game? Ah, there lies the rub – THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY END GAME; THE LIBERAL END GAME. Can you astute public school graduates see the end game? Think, may be hard, but think FOR YOURSELVES – abortion. See, the DEMS know that down the road, there will be some SUPREME COURT nominees who may be pro-life; we can’t ever have justices that might not see the right to abortion on demand. Can you see something else? – “Civil” liberties. Remember, liberals are for anything that defies personal responsibility. We just can’t have justices that might actually interpret the constitution and nullify all those imagined civil liberties like freedom from Christianity, banned conservative “HATE” speech, freedom from guns, freedom to have sex with whomever or whatever we want. The end game is not about 10 appellate court nominees, it’s about the Supreme Court.

And meanwhile, Blacks have their collective heads up the DEMS’s butts working on all sorts of good things like HATE CRIME legislation and looking for RACISM in all the wrong places. Meanwhile, Farrakhan is calling the mothership home.

We are at a crossroads.

Where do we go from here?

Thursday, May 12, 2005

The Real Face of Liberalism

I just figured it out. It's been a long time coming, but I did figure it out. I knew liberalism was bad, I just didn't know what bothered me about it. I grew up in the free-love-free-sex-drugs era of the 60's. It was the "If it feels good, do it" era, and that's where the problem with liberalism lie: no personal responsibility. That is the face of liberalism; it is what drives liberals, even if they don't realize it. Look at liberal policies and you will see an abhorrence of personal responsibility.

The whole abortion issue is couched in not wanting to take personal responsibility; you get pregnant, you don’t have to take responsibility, just get an abortion. The fact that you did what gets you pregnant is of no consequence.

Liberal policies have totally wrecked our once stellar school systems. Programs like ‘Outcome Based’ education, new grading systems, no grades, etc. insulate the student from ever having to deal with responsibility. It’s not the student’s fault. In fact, liberalism’s credo is “It’s never your fault”. If you are poor, it’s not your fault, it’s someone else’s fault. So, how does liberalism attack any problem? It does so by insulating the individual from any responsibility to the problem. The answer to poverty is take from the rich and give to the poor. I could go on, but I won’t.

The bottom line is, liberalism is steeped in cowardice. It takes courage to go to war, let a child fail a grade, let a young girl wrestle with responsibility of pregnancy, let the poor struggle with poverty until he realizes it is not the life to live and decides to get out of it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m for helping the poor, but not supporting the poor. And, for those who will rail against me as cruel and heartless, I grew up poor FOR REAL. I know the face of poverty, and I know it is not the way to live. I’m not rich, but I prepared myself not to be poor. I believe in a hand up not a hand out. And I believe I’m RESPONSIBLE for my life. I screw up, I pay. I do something stupid, it’s my bad. In the long run it is ultimately better to take responsibility for my life, because just as I get crap when I mess up, I get the gold if I make it, and no one will be responsible but me (and GOD of course).

We are at a crossroad.

Where do we go from here?

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Feelings, Nothing More Than Feelings

There is an old cliche of a song, usually sung by lounge lizards at 2am in the morning, entitled "Feelings"; FEELINGS, NOTHING MORE THAN FEELINGS... or something like that. Everybody close to my age that plays or plays at piano learns that one. Why am I talking about this song? Because there are a lot of people ruled by FEELINGS, NOTHING MORE THAN FEELINGS. Don't confuse them with facts, because that's the way they feel. The fact that in a year we have brought the rumblings of democracy to Iraq's doorstep is unreachable to them.

I hear a lot of people talking about what's going on in Iraq; truth is nobody but those over there really knows. There are a lot of people whining about how bad things are going over there. True, there are problems, but you are only hearing one side - what the left wing media wants you to hear. You don't hear about the kids going to schools, rebuilt by us, or that there is a burgeoning economy starting to rear its head there; that is not the picture you are supposed to see, because that my help BUSHITLER. Everybody FEELS like Iraq is going to hell in a hand basket; we don't really know. Believe or not, Germany was like this a year into the occupation with the lame stream media saying WOE IS ME. Japan was screwed up at this juncture; look at it now. The problem is, many of us went to public schools. We didn't learn history, we learned self-esteem. We did not learn to think, we learned to feel. So, life is how you feel it its, rather than what it really is.

We are a microwave generation who never learned the virtue of foresightedness. We can only see the now of things. It's bad now, so it's never gone to be better. Where will Iraq be tomorrow or 10 years from now? We have never stopped to THINK about it, we just have FEELINGS about it. Foresight takes courage. It takes intestinal fortitude to look past today into tomorrow to what might be. It's easy to speak what we have, but it takes faith to speak and reach for what we want. Yes these are chaotic times in Iraq; that's what we see. But foresight takes courage to see past today; to see past the 1000 deaths; to see past the bombings; to see past all that is bad; instead see what will be accomplished if we can transform just one country that has never known the freedom we take for granted; if we can see the day when that country steps up as a viable democracy; if we can just stop singing that old song, we might just see that all is not lost, and that there is something worth dying for.

We are at a crossroad...

Where do we go from here?

Monday, September 13, 2004

I'm Not A Victim, I'm A Victor

I lost my job. Bummer. Well, who can I blame? Let's see...Maybe I can blame George Bush. Yeah, it's BUSHITLER's fault. He didn't make my employer keep me even when it was not economically feasible. He should have passed a law mandating a job for life. And while I'm on the subject, he should have mandated health care for life. Oh, and housing for life. And while I'm at it, a car for life, and food, and education, and electricity; after all it was BUSHITLER's fault we had that blackout a few months back. We need gas for life and gasoline for life, cable for life, and DSL/Cable modem for life. And what about computers for life, clothes for life. I tell you what, why don't we eliminate all this capitalist crap and do away with money; the government should take care of all our needs and then we wouldn't have anymore problems. Sorry, it's already been tried; it's called socialism/communism. It didn't work then, and it won't work now, and neither will it work in the future.

You see we have a choice whether we will be victims or victors. Yes, I lost my job. I was out of work for 3 months; my credit which was A-rated went into the toilet. I got another job, but was fired after 6 months. Who's fault? Nobody's. That's just the way life is. Government can't fix that. I could have chosen to be a victim and cry about it, or do what I had to fix the situation. So I moved to Houston. That was a momentous decision for my wife and me. We have been married for 21 years, and for most of those years we lived in Oklahoma. I love/loved Oklahoma. To me there's no place like it. It was my home. We had two homes there; a nice big 2400 square foot house we now have to sell. It's painful to lose/give up your home. But victors learn to do what is necessary and right. Being and doing right doesn't always mean it's going to feel good. But men do what is right and necessary, while victims whine and complain about it.

There are those among us that want a fair life; life isn't fair. Life is just what it is, no more, no less. The only fair thing about life is that we were all given the same chance to succeed and the chance to fail. Read about the most successful people and you will find they were not afraid to fail. In fact, many failed lots of times before they succeeded. I sometimes wish life was different, but I also realize that life can be different I you make it different. So, I'm doing the best I can to make my life different. I could cry about it or move on and do something about it.

Victims cry...
Victors CONQUER!

We are at a crossroad.

Where do we go from here?

Friday, July 16, 2004

More Ramblings

NAACP is irrelevant. There, I said it. I know a lot of folks wanted to say it, but there; I've gone and said it. They have marginalized themselves. It's really a shame, because they once stood for something. They were once the protectors of the poor and downtrodden, who happened to be black. They fought for, and won, significant rights we were denied, often under threat of bodily harm. Now, they are nothing but a bunch of shills for the Democratic Party.
 
They have become partisan hacks; disingenuous at best. Their agenda is still stuck in the 60’s, looking for racism under ever rock. Where opportunities abound, they can only see the specter of racism; that is what they now provide. They have done a disservice to blacks hitching all our fortunes to the slimy trough of the Democrats/Liberals.
 
How did they marginalize themselves, you ask? I’ll tell you; they placed all there eggs into one Democratic Party basket. They don’t give Republican/Conservative views a fair listen to. Now, Republicans don’t need them to win, and they have no influence with those in power. We have two branches of government run by the party their short-sightedness prevented them from dealing honestly with.
 
Despite the official line from the White House, Bush didn’t see the need to be abused by a bunch of ingrates for which there would not be any benefits. Why give an address to a bunch of folks who are openly hostile to anything you are going to say, and will openly campaign (against current laws prohibiting tax exempts from doing so) for his opposition? Why put yourself through that?
The leadership has no soul. They are not interested in true political discourse, just denigration of those who may have a different view point.
 
I am conservative because I grew into to one. I am 46 years old, and grew up in a typical black family where everyone voted Democrat/Liberal. I couldn’t wait to vote for Carter. But as the time went on, I found the views and positions of this movement moving further left; I found I disagreed with the fact that I was a perpetual victim. By 1984 I was firmly ensconced in conservative philosophy, and I never looked back. I resent being called an “Uncle Tom” just because I don’t tow the Democratic Party/NAACP/Rainbow PUSH line. My views are fervently held, and they are mine.
 
The NAACP is marginalized by many Whites, Blacks, and most of all me. They did it to themselves.
 
We are at a crossroad.
 
Where do we go from here? 


Saturday, July 03, 2004

My Ramblings for Today

Seems there is an uproar about Bill Cosby’s comments in the past couple of weeks; what took you so long? Blacks have been suffering under this kind of balderdash for years. The mindset that produced this behavior Cosby is ranting about, came from the crap we got from our so called black leadership and we bought into it hook, line, and sinker. We fostered those attitudes. We made it chic to walk around with out pants hanging off our butts. We made it fashionable to say and call each other ‘nigger’. We associated doing well in school with being white, as well as using correct grammar. We told our black children that the white man had it out for us, so when we went to school and saw that white teacher, we naturally rebelled against him or her. We made ghetto life fashionable for young blacks so that they viewed that lifestyle as being hip. We are only reaping what we have sown for 40 years.

We monolithically vote for a political party that takes our votes for granted and promotes programs that keep us enslaved, and we smile as we pull that lever for the Democratic party as though we are doing ourselves a great service. We are less than 20 percent of the population, yet 50+ percent in the penal system. We are not victims, we actually perpetrated most of the crimes we were convicted of. We did this to ourselves, because we were not vigilant, we were not diligent in being intellectually prepared to participate in American political discourse, so we fall for anything our Democratic “massas” tell us. They tell us you have no voice, and you’ve been wronged. Let us be your champion, vote for us. So, we say “yasser boss!” and pull that lever. Yet, after 60 years of Democratic meddling, we are still on the bottom wrung of the ladder. Je$$e Jack$on responded to Cosby’s rant by saying that is what he has been saying since 1976. Ironically, that was what Jesse was saying back then before his mouth got surgically connected to the Democratic party behind. Somewhere he lost his message, his dignity, and my respect.

We are church going folks with conservative views, yet we vote for a political party that regularly violates our principles, whose political platform contains things that we don’t personally agree with, such as abortion on demand and alternative lifestyles. Why? Because we were told they stand for racial equality, that’s why. Yet their actions speak against racial equality. They don’t really believe the black man is racially equal, that is why they relegate us to programs from which we can not extricate ourselves. They promote programs they don’t adhere to. Our first “Black” president, Bill Clinton, would not push vouchers for alternatives to bad schools, so we were stuck in schools that failed us, with no choice. Yet Mr. Clinton wouldn’t send his own child to those schools he kept us in. Remember midnight basketball? Al Gore was asked would he allow his children to participate. His answer was his children had to be in bed because they had school in the morning. WHAT? You told us this was a great program, yet you won’t participate? Actually, I agreed with Al. Our children should have been in bed also, because they SHOULD have had school in the morning. Where was the outrage? There was none. I do remember, to his credit, Al Sharpton raising questions about this program. Sadly, the status quo is this: the Democratic party craps and we eat.
There used to be a saying in the black community: “You have to be twice as good to…”. Put anything in the saying; a good job, get ahead in school, etc. What’s wrong with being twice as good? We are close to that in sports. Where has the rugged individualism we had in the years when there was true racism? We were kings and queens. We are descendants of the people who built the pyramids. We had the first universities on the face of the planet. We were inventors and innovators. Our mark of excellence is stamped on the foundation of man. We invented the gas mask, the street light, cotton gin (a slave of Eli Whitney), were the first to perform open heart surgery, developed the techniques for separation and preservation of blood plasma, first to die in the revolutionary war. We are a people with a vast and rich history, purchased for us by great men and women who risked their lives for us. Now we are squandering the legacy left us. We are so quick to hide behind Martin Luther King who said we should be judged by the content of our character, not the color of our skin. Yet now we call being judged by our character racism, and judgment by our skin color fair.

We have lost our way. Being forced to be twice as good was not a curse, it was a blessing in disguise. It forced those who went before us to rise above the virulent racism of their day and produce greatness. The generation that fathered me, instilled values that are lacking in our people today. Values such as courtesy, respect for your elders, respect for yourself, hard work, perseverance, bull dog determination, to succeed no matter what. Sadly, it is missing in this generation. We have failed them. We taught them to sidestep personal responsibility, and embrace the notion that everything bad in their lives is someone else’s fault. We are not in prison because we shot and killed someone, or raped someone, we are in prison because we are victims of white society. We are not poor because we were too stupid to revere and pursue education, it’s racism’s fault. Everything is someone else’s fault.

We are at a crossroad.

Where do we go from here?

Think about it; Bill Cosby was right. What took so long?