Sunday, October 25, 2009
: deliberate failure to make a reasonable inquiry of wrongdoing despite suspicion or an awareness of the high probability of its existence
I have been blogging now for slightly more than six months. Most of this experience has been a positive one. I didn’t know what to expect when this started and I was scared that I would be the only one reading what I wrote. I have been pleasantly surprised as my readership has grown.
I am a person who loves debate and really enjoys listening to other points of view. I will admit that I get a little impatient if people don’t articulate themselves very well. But, I really do not like is people who suffer from willful blindness and victimhood.
It is willful blindness to believe that you are victim based only on the color of your skin. It is willful blindness to believe that all people of color must think alike or they are sellouts. It is willful blindness to not realize that when you only identify yourself as a victim that it radiates from you and people don’t want to be around you. It is willful blindness to take quotes out of context to fit your twisted ideology. It is willful blindness to not see that anything that government gives you, they can take away. It is willful blindness to not see that giving a mortgage to someone who cannot afford to pay it back is harming them. It is willful blindness to not see that restricting federal money for poor urban students to attend better schools only helps keep them in poverty. It is willful blindness to blame everyone else but yourself for your problems. It is willful blindness to not realize that being a constant victim absolves you from being responsible for your own choices and your own life. It is willful blindness to not realize that by crying racism for every little thing diminishes the real claims of racism.
One of my all time favorite people in the world is black. He has brought so much to my life. I am grateful everyday for the relationship that we have and I trust him with my life. He looks at himself as man; a man who happens to be a person of color, not someone who is a victim. A man, who on election day, was proud to see a black man become the President of the United States. Even though Obama is a man he doesn’t agree with politically nor did he vote for. An accomplishment that he admitted he didn’t think he would see in his lifetime, and he is happy that his son is growing up in a world that it will never occur to him that he can't be president. A man who has made it possible through hard work and a good education for that son to grow up in a very different economic environment than he did.
So this is a little something about me and my philosophy of this blog. If you want to leave comments, come armed with facts. If you want to play victim, go somewhere else. You are not welcome in this sandbox. The 1st ammendment guarantees you that the government can’t restrict your speech. You have no such right here. And yes, Kid; this is for you.