Who Is To Say Who Is A Racist?

Joyce SinghaStarred Page By Joyce Singha, 22nd Aug 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/8ymub2o-/
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Criticizing is NOT racism. However in America and around, dissenting opinion has become synonymous with bigotry, racism, and other such stuff

Is Racism Newest Fad in America and Around the World?

Have nothing new to say: say it's racism; have nothing intelligent to say, blame it on racism; have nothing to say, well go on, spit racism out and let it land wherever. Racism is a serious charge that must not be thrown around lightly. However, this is precisely what is happening in today's times. It's a shame it's here on Wikinut as well. It's good thing that Civil Rights movement cleared up a lot of angst and injustices committed in the name of race. Today, America has moved on beyond frivolous charges of race that disguise pure hatred and intolerance for merely expressing dissent. But dissent is what America's foundations have been built upon; this is a society that encourages diversity of thought, action and people. Who is to say who is racist? Since when have Liberals started to operate as morality squads? It has become difficult not impossible to have any other view point except the one put out by Liberals and Liberal Media; the only thing they are not doing is physically shutting people's mouths and shoving them in boxes which in itself is eerily similar to the Iranian mullahs and their morality police.

Intolerance Disguised as Racism

As all things that begin on a sane level but somehow degenerate into something insidious, racism too has succumbed to this evil. Not everything has to do with race. In a society, there is law and order, there is place for conformity and rebellion; people have a right to be heard; there is right to justice for all. But there is a way of doing things just like Gandhi did and MLK did and frankly speaking, did a good job of it. It's called the non-violent movement or 'ahimsa'. It works with the power of the people who protest in a non-violent way. Looting, hooliganism, rioting are short term solutions which only create distrust and destruction mainly for the innocent. Masses of people should go with a certain discipline because they can turn quickly into unruly mobs. So why is it that certain politically minded people on the Left are so hell bent on painting the canvas with one color? Even a mob has different layers and sections to it; some violent and some not so. Then why are only shrill voices of racism heard and voices of tolerance and sanity drowned every time there is a crisis of sorts?

What's Invested in Racism?

So, what exactly is invested in charges of racism? It is sanctimonious ramblings that cannot tolerate anything but what they themselves have to say; it is insistence on everyone thinking the same thing at all times! It is in short, the communist way. Could it be that proponents of unnecessary racism, have run out of arguments that could convince people of their say? Are they so blinded by their own narrow convictions that they fail to see other viewpoints? Isn't Liberalism about tolerance and diversity and acceptance? To me it appears as if the hammer of racism is being brought down every time someone says, thinks, writes something that says: wait for things to clear up; wait for the process to work out; wait for facts to come out after thorough investigations. Threats, slander, coercion do not work in free societies; it never stopped anyone from seeing, saying, and singing about what they think is right. In fact, this kind of mindset is very dangerous in its similarity to what terrorists and radicals do: our way or the highway.

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Fascism, Liberalism, Racism In America, Racist Attitudes

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author avatar Retired
23rd Aug 2014 (#)

I'm so glad you wrote this article. It is American to articulate dissent. It is a right guaranteed by the free speech amendment. It is what we do when we disagree. But put it toward the politics of the left and it's called RACISM! RIDICULOUS! And yes, I am now shouting.

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author avatar Joyce Singha
23rd Aug 2014 (#)

Thank you LeRain for shouting; it needs to be heard. I'm getting a week bit tired of getting the important point of disagreeing and dissenting across as being fundamental to our freedoms.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
23rd Aug 2014 (#)

am glad too and love LeRain's comment...

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author avatar Joyce Singha
23rd Aug 2014 (#)

Thanks.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
23rd Aug 2014 (#)

Some people perpetuate racism because they think it brings them power.

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author avatar Joyce Singha
23rd Aug 2014 (#)

Thanks Mark for the moderation and star.
It's a silly way to seek power and would most definitely be detrimental. It's a good point though.

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author avatar Retired
23rd Aug 2014 (#)

Thank you for this, Joyce. It's felt kind of ugly in here of late. Being called names, being bullied, and being disparaged for dissent and disagreement is never productive, nor is it representative of freedom ... for ANY one.

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author avatar M G Singh
23rd Aug 2014 (#)

Nice post Joyce, good points raised

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author avatar Joyce Singha
23rd Aug 2014 (#)

You are right Susan. I don't know if you read other posts and comments, but they were kind of circling the wagon around the word racism and racist etc. I didn't think Wikinut would be like other websites. If not for a few conservatives aka right wing nuts (as called here), I would have begun to feel uncomfortable sooner or later. Thank you.

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author avatar Retired
23rd Aug 2014 (#)

Yes, I've been reading the comments. I actually considered leaving the site when I saw the old "rules for radicals" tactics stinking up the joint. No one loves good civil debate more than I do. I'm a political and news junkie, like you. We've seen it all. I've just been taken aback by what I've observed lately. I don't have to agree with, much less like, others' opinions, but I damn sure defend anyone's right to them, and I don't have to resort to name calling and blanket and hasty generalization about persons' characters and beliefs.

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author avatar Joyce Singha
23rd Aug 2014 (#)

We must absolutely debate and discuss issues; that's the only way to go. What's the point of hanging out in a place where everyone speaks the same thing; it gets boring after a while :)

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author avatar Joyce Singha
23rd Aug 2014 (#)

Thank you Madan. BTW yours and my post on Ferguson generated some ill feeling and negative reactions even though they were just another view point! But none of it makes a difference. It's good to have differences.

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author avatar Retired
23rd Aug 2014 (#)

Nice article, Joyce. Racism is a global issue that needs to addressed. Personally, I don't give a hoot about a person's skin colour, cultural or ethnic background. None of these reflect who a person is. I am white, from London. I live in Indonesia and my wife is from here. My children are "Indo". Our friends and some family members are of Indonesian, Malaysian Chinese, Arab, Persian, Caucasian and African descent. No room in our circle for racism or bigotry.

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author avatar Joyce Singha
24th Aug 2014 (#)

Thanks Mike. In reality, most people are not racist despite their own little biases and prejudices. Nonetheless, differences in opinions should not be billed under racism.

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author avatar A.M>CrewsAnita Crews
23rd Aug 2014 (#)

I could care less what color someone is. What I do care about is what character they have and what actions they take toward others. If some people would concentrate on improving their own lives as hard as they concentrate on finding a bigot, this would be a much more peaceful place. I believe all people, regardless of color, have the same rights. I just wish they all had the same initiative to improve their lives and those around them. This could certainly lead to peace, or a more peaceful environment. Thanks for the article, Joyce. Very intuitive!

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author avatar Joyce Singha
24th Aug 2014 (#)

"If some people would concentrate on improving their own lives as hard as they concentrate on finding a bigot, this would be a much more peaceful place." These are such fine sentiments plus brought a smile to my face. Thank you Anita.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
23rd Aug 2014 (#)

Joyce there are a number of us here who are eschew caring and loving and peace and although there are others who do not...let them earn the return of their negativity for they will...and peace be still...

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author avatar Mariah
23rd Aug 2014 (#)

People feel strongly about things in different ways and that causes emotions to run high, don't let it upset you Joyce, at the end of the day, everyone is entitled to their opinion, agreeing to disagree is the is they key, keeping it dignified is imperative and it shouldn't get personal, so chin up and don't let it get you down,

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author avatar Joyce Singha
24th Aug 2014 (#)

Mariah, I was thinking about you and there I see your beautiful comments. You said it lady: keep it dignified and keep it coming :) Thanks a lot.

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author avatar Mariah
31st Mar 2015 (#)

Rest In Peace my friend..you are sadly missed.
Mariah x

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author avatar JayeByrd
25th Aug 2014 (#)

Joyce, The ending of a young life is one of the saddest things that can happen, whatever the cause. Blaming it on racism is just about as sad. In my opinion there are black leaders who foment unrest with their remarks. With over 170 arrests the last time I heard, only 7 of them lived in Ferguson. That tells me people from out of town, indeed from half way across the country, were coming in using this sad event as an excuse to loot and burn. I am appalled. One complaint was there were only three black policemen on the Ferguson force. Why don't young black men and women study and apply. You will never get a job you don't apply for. I do think the people of Ferguson need our prayers. Indeed, the whole world needs our prayers. Keep writing. You are a voice of sanity.

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author avatar Joyce Singha
25th Aug 2014 (#)

Thank you JayrByrd for your acute understanding of the problem and you stated it so well. Unfortunately, I have come under attack here for stating things as you and I and many others understand it. Sigh, a whole bunch insist on their nasty ways; they equate an objective analysis to racism! You are right, why don't more Blacks get on with the program instead of wasting their time looting and destroying other people's property. Thanks Jaye.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
25th Aug 2014 (#)

Racism , in my humble opinion , is when an individual or groups, or even nations consider themselves superior to others because of the colour of their skin or their ethnic leanings ....and as a result of their views , they incite hatred against their fellow man ...
This is a terrible evil and a blot on the copybook of any nation.
Many blessings Joyce
Stella ><

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author avatar Joyce Singha
25th Aug 2014 (#)

I don't know if this incident was racially motivated at all. More likely it was a police shooting gone wrong. This is a liberal agenda and does not reflect on a nation which has gone out of its way to rectify matters. Thanks Stella. God Bless.

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author avatar L. R. Laverde-Hansen
2nd Sep 2014 (#)

I do think "Political Correctness" has run amok. People often assume the most nefarious of motives for every action.

However, racism is still very real. I knew a seemingly pleasant white woman who felt compelled
to call the President of the United States a n*gig*r. I politely told her I disagreed with her, and I don't speak with her now. But I have to wonder: she is only one person. How many more like that are out there?

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author avatar Joyce Singha
3rd Sep 2014 (#)

LR, racism is as old as civilization itself and some amount of prejudice is expected; however what is expected is also people learning and changing for the better. Thanks LR.

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author avatar A.M>CrewsAnita Crews
2nd Sep 2014 (#)

To L.R., I don't like the policies of our current president, but I was raised to respect the office. I disagree with him constantly, but do not find it necessary to call him names. Name calling emphasizes the ignorance of the name caller. Most of the time that don't understand the point they are calling him names about anyway! I, too, distance myself from those who use offensive language of any kind.

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