Racism…Usually walks hand in hand with it’s drooling cousin ignorance. You’d think that so many years on from the days of Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, segregation etc that we’d come a bit further down the line. But it seems that as the world’s borders grow closer together and we as races mix together more we open ourselves up more to casual attacks on ones race.
Now, the main point of this post (that I will get around to) is a wonderful t-shirt that I saw once, which I have also seem as a pin-badge and a sticker. Some one’s attempt and witty satire on racial political correctness gone wrong.
Now, I believe that in order to stop racism we need to stop seeing colours. Simply said, never simply done. For example, one only has to dig into a collection of modern music, TV and films to find all sorts of examples of people of one or another colour pointing out that they are one or another colour…I’ve said it before (just now in fact) and I’ll say it again, to stop racism we need to stop seeing colours.
Modern comedy…it’s also to blame. In the 70s and 80s, English comedy was rife with racism, although at the time it was in innocence to some extent. A truly funny sitcom went something like this: White family lives in a house, black family moves next door..hilarity ensues! Ho ho ho! Now-a-days of course comedy is much different, it’s a bit like this: Comedian takes the stage and says “have you seen those people who have a different skin colour to some other people, why, those with one skin colour do these things different to the other people”….ho ho ho hilarity ensues!
Obama…he’s black! Wow! Lets all worship that fact! OK, it’s a bit better than if we believe Michael Moore’s claims that George W found a way of ensuring that a large percentage of black voters had their votes nullified (read Stupid White Men for more info on this) but for me it was quite sickening to see the amount of people happy at the fact Obama had been voted into office, and the reason for this glee was the fact that he was black….. I’ll say it once again, we need to stop seeing colours! Now, just before anyone thinks that I have something against the Big O, I think he’s doing a great job there in the oval office so far, good on ya man! But I didn’t know that on the night he got elected. I fact I didn’t know that the second he got into office he wouldn’t start WW3, and neither did anyone else. See what I’m getting at here? It’s 2010 and some people are still lost in the fact that in this big world some people are different colours from other people. If a black man went for a job interview and he got the job because the boss said “wow, you’re black!”…just have a think about that. I’m sure he was a lot better vote than the other guy but am I wrong that a large percentage of people probably didn’t know that? Just for the record…..Obama…high five, you’re kicking ass.
We need to stop seeing colours. Now I understand that I might sound like I’m suggesting to “sweep the problem under the rug” but why is there a problem? It’s not a solid fact of course but I believe that the reason we have any sort of racial unrest is because we keep allowing media and opinions which reinforce that people who have different coloured skin must be different from each other and should therefore be treated so.
I was watching an episode of Judge Judy a while back. God that woman infuriates me. But anyway, the case (simplified) was something like this. A (black) police officer had stopped a car driven by a white man and his half-Mexican son. The police man had been rather rough handed to the Mexican boy and the boy accused him of racism. When this claim was voiced Judy laughed, along with most of the audience. She even asked the policeman to verify his colour (and the fact that his girlfriend was Puerto Rican). In her world it was impossible for an African American to be racist because he himself was black….. where does that logic come from? Racism doesn’t just mean a white guy picking on a black guy. Of course, you all know this.
I’d just like to touch upon the subject of Nazis and Jews. Why do Nazis and neo-nazis (such as Combat 18 and the KKK) hate Jews? Of course I would guess that it’s mostly something to do with Hitler. The thing is, if you know your history (if you can’t be bothered to read a book just watch the TV for a bit, a program on Hitler will be on sooner or later) the only reason Hitler wanted the Jews gone was that he felt 1930s Germany was becoming over crowded and run by them and that if they were removed then Germany would be returned to it’s former glory.
As far as I know we no one lives in 1930s Germany anymore so….where does this come from?
Of course I could also go as far to point out that Neo-Nazis in the USA and Australia are fighting to kick blacks out of a country that was once inherited and taken from peoples that were far from Aryan…again, you all know this.
So….now we’ve had a little poke at the stumbling relative of racism, ignorance and I’d like to answer the question posed on t-shirts, stickers and badges in many shops here in liberal Sweden.
“Varför får man inte säga negerboll när man får säga vitlök?”
Translated into English it means: “Why can’t we say niggerball (the old Swedish name for chocolate balls that you can buy in just about any food store) but we can say garlic (the Swedish word for garlic is “vitlök” translated directly into English “white onion”).
Answer: Because WHITE is a colour and NIGGER is a completely derogatory racist insulting term you ignorant prick, now get that T-Shirt off and burn it before I burn you!