As bloggers we all get some less than intelligent comments from people. These comments especially come from posters who have the moral courage of a piece of dirt in that they post as anonymous.
They don't have the dignity to leave a name, even a fake name as Average American pointed out in a comment. No danger of a track back.
Further I could care less if a commenter disagrees with me, I have enough arrogance to believe I am right and am therefore comfortable with disagreement.
I do not typically delete comments. In fact there has been only one instance in which I have done this. It is when I had a gentleman posting that decided he absolutely hated me. Again, I don't care about this. I already have enough friends I don't have to make anymore. I deleted this man's comments because they were baseless personal attacks that had nothing to do with the blog and I simply wasn't going to tolerate his behavior. Beyond that all has been fair game.
That is why I did not delete the following comment. I did not leave it because I agreed with it but I left it to serve as an example.
It serves as an example of some of the absolute ignorance we can expect from the left.
Now let me be perfectly clear, this is not a blanket statement. I have had people from the left comment before and have a frequent visitor that is left leaning that I respect and consider a friend. Having an opposing viewpoint is not ignorance, it's just different.
I also want to be clear in that the left has not cornered the market on ignorance. We have our own nutcases on the right.
But since this blog is titled Chuck Thinks Right I do come from a certain, and undisguised, viewpoint.
So read this comment and give me your thoughts. I realize it is long but there was so much that was relevant in it, it was hard to post it in anything other than it's entirety. The comment was in response to my last blog. The blog was about Rick Santelli's rant on CNBC.
Santelli is a racist who just doesn't get it! White racists like him don't want to help people out with their mortgages because they know that many of them are minorities. What they don't mention is that many of these people were scammed by the banks. But, it's not about mortgages it's about racism and immigrants who aren't white enough for them. These Angry White Guys (and Gals) who support Santelli think the 1965 Hart-Celler Immigration Act ruined America because it made it a lot harder for White Europeans from Ireland, England, France, Germany, Italy, etc. to immigrate to the U.S. and made it a lot easier for the Chinese, Indians, Jamaicans, Mexicans, Egyptians, etc. to immigrate to the U.S. What these white racists don't understand is that the 1965 Hart-Celler Immigration Act has greatly increased Diversity in the U.S. which has made us a much stronger nation and a much more multicultural rich nation. Before 1965 Whites made up 88% of the U.S. population. But since the 1965 Hart-Celler Immigration Act was passed (thanks to Ted Kennedy) and signed by President Lyndon Johnson the white Europen race has continued to decrease in America. Whites of European descent now only make up 65% of the U.S. population and by 2042 they will only make up 49% of the population. By 2100 Whites will only make up about 30% of the U.S. population and also by the year 2100 only 3% of the World Population will be White. By the end of this century white Europeans will be out of power in the United States(FINALLY!) and then we can finally end WHITE PRIVILEDGE and can get REAL Housing Equality, REAL Affirmative Action, REAL Reparations, REAL Change, and begin to redistribute wealth and property back to those who deserve it. Unfortunately, this won't happen until the White Kids who are in strollers and Elementary School today are in their 60's and 70's. The World is Flat. The white racist like Santelli just don't seem to get it!
Wow, that's quite a mouthful.
I have had a theory that some will disagree with. I have said that the election of Barack Obama could actually be damaging to race relations. Not because he is black, I have thought for some time that we are overdue for a minority President. I said in a blog the night of the election that we had to recognize the historic nature of the election. Obviously I do not like Obama and would have much preferred any number of other black politicians for President, Condi Rice, Michael Steele, J.C. Watts, even Colin Powell at one time many years ago.
The reason I think the election of Obama could be damaging is because of the caustic people he has chosen to associate with, the Rev Wright's, Jesse Jackson (before he wanted to cut his nuts off), Michael Pfleger to name a few. These men are divisive when it comes to race. When we have divisive men on one side, we have defensiveness on the other side and there is push-back. This does not lead to harmony.
Now I am not going to speculate on the race of Anonymous. For one I genuinely cannot tell what it is. For another, I find it completely irrelevant. The point of this entire post is that this person is exhibit A for my theory. Fortunately we view this person as a total whackjob and therefore afford them no credibility at all. What makes the whole thing worth talking about at all is what it does for race relations.
The one way to not improve relationships is to call people on the other side of the debate names, like racist. A way to not improve race relations is to see everything through the eyes of racism. Labeling everything disagreeable as racism cheapens the claim and turns it into a "boy who cried wolf" scenario. This may be better known as it's more common name of The Al Sharpton Syndrome.
One would have to be an idiot to not realize we still have racism. The opposite though is that one is just as ignorant to think everything is racism.