So I occasionally talk about revolution and issues of social injustice, but for this entry, I'm jumping on the other side of the debate. My view on civil rights and equal opportunity is simple, like the Declaration of Independence states, "all men are created equal" (even though when it was written, it was far from true). I believe that everybody should be treated as equal to everybody else, until they do something stupid that devalues their worth as a human being (a la George W. Bush). Now for me to jump to the other side of the argument, it seems that when a group of people are discriminated against, the federal government sets up some way to get that group equal treatment (which usually turns into preferential treatment). I don't have any problems with Native Americans, but they receive preferential treatment in the form of tax free reservations, casinos, and etcetera. I understand that the Caucasians came across the Atlantic Ocean and slaughtered most of the native people of this nation, but most of the "Native Americans" are using false birthrights to obtain government assistance and preferential treatment. Another group that receives, at times, a free ride are African Americans (a race in which I belong). My reason for this thought is Affirmative Action, which sets quotas for businesses, cause qualified persons to compete with less qualified individuals, on the sole purpose of filling the nations outrageous idea that discrimination can be destroyed. In this day, the government gives services to businesses that show a wide "diversity" in their office. African and Native Americans both have step ladders to help them climb to success. As for Disabled, Handi-capped, Damaged, Impaired persons receive aid from the government. They get special parking spots everywhere (most remain empty whenever I'm trying to Stop & Shop), the have special entrances (for which I understand, but I'll complain anyway), they have special items which are mandated by the government to be installed in businesses, as well as other special provisions. I have nothing against Impaired people (except that spot I could've parked in), I just think that these provisions make them not want to fend for themselves and live as a "normal" person (whatever normal is). I find it wrong that groups ask for equal treatment, and later follow up with extra provisions that make them unequal. I want Homosexuals to be able to get married (do what you like), but in exchange I don't want to see a Gay Pride Parade, a Gay club, a Gay group, or anything else that is specifically Gay (especially those thugged-out Harvey Milk High School kids). I want job interviews to be conducted with the facial and voice scrambling software that they use on America's Most Wanted, and applicants to be judged on their actual merits. I want Impaired, Disabled (somebody tell me the politically correct term for them) persons to be tested for their level of impairment (no idiots), and then I want them to try their best to walk, or roll, or hop from that parking spot in the back where I usually park. I want every child to ride a short bus, so that nobody is feeling inadequate (and pussified). People whine too much about equal rights, equal treatment, and equal opportunity, yet they take or ask for government handouts that actual make them unequal. Civil Right activists in the 50's through 70's wanted equal rights, not special provisions. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said he dreamed that man "will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." Yet it seems that these so-called equal rights activist want to be judged not by their character but yet by their skin color, their religion, their sexual orientation, their impairment and so on. This has been another installment in my series on "The Pussification of Modern Society".
On a side note I want Mexican immigrants to be welcomed into the United States with open arms (The Statue of Liberty does say "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"). But first, I must address all foreigners, if your country is so much more beautiful than America, why are you here. If the women in your country are so much better, why are you here? If your country has the best beach in the world, why are you at Daytona? America, land of the free and home of the crybabies.
Peace, I mean WAR!