Conservative Corner: Looking at People Through American Eyes

                

If you have ever thought about it, or if someone has asked you, what does an “American” look like? As we all know an American has nothing to do with the color of the skin, but as Dr, Marin Luther King pointed out, the content of their character is the important thing. Unfortunately, even today, racism is still a problem, even with a black man as the leader of the free world.

There was a very ugly time in our past when people were prosecuted for a number of different reasons, including color of the skin, shape of the face, color and length of hair and the way of speaking. We all are guilty of things we probably aren’t proud of. Some of us learn from our mistakes, some of us never do.

Many people, manly those who are liberal or progressive thinking, believe Conservatives and the Tea Party movement are racist due to the lack of minorities in their ranks.  True, there aren’t many minorities who consider themselves conservatives; however, conservatives welcome with open arms all Americans. There is still an ugly side of America. A side we must be wary of. These are groups and individuals who still have racist and anti-American opinions.

We all know of the hate group, The Knights of the Klu Klux Klan (K.K.K.), however, hate goes beyond a bunch of ignorant, arrogant jerks wearing their wife’s best linens on their heads. There is hate on all sides. Many people, especially the targeted Tea Party, have identified the NAACP, the New Black Panther, and individual such as the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Al Sharpton, and others with racist attitudes.

 Rep. Maxine Waters told her supporters the tea party movement could go “straight to hell,” according to newsmax.com. Jesse Jackson compared the Tea Party to the racist forces that Martin Luther King fought against in the civil rights movements of the 60’s. Al Sharpton calls the Tea Party a “monster” on his MSNBC show. Mr. Sharpton also called Tea Party people and conservatives “extremists”.

Unfortunately, today there are many double standards in the media when it comes to fairness in race. It seems like if a black person on TV says something racially negative, it is ignored, however, if anyone else says something negative against blacks they are “branded” a racist. It seems like one of the guiltiest groups in our country is the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Recently the NAACP held an award ceremony in which the actor Jamie Foxx celebrated his award with the comment, “black people are the most talented people in the world”, according to newsbusters.org. Could any other race do that without repercussions?

The same double standards are in politics. During Obama’s first term Janeane Garofalo blasted conservatives and Tea Party people by calling them, “a bunch of tea bagging rednecks,” Garofalo added “this is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up.” Also, philly.com reminds us how the New Black Panther Party stood guard at polling stations during the last two presidential elections. This act is, of course, is illegal.  No one needs this kind of hate. The fact that most conservatives are not happy the job Obama is doing as president is not a secret, however, blaming his policies on the color of his skin is as absurd and completely wrong.

I am not saying that white people and other groups are not judgmental and have a difficult time with those who are different, but it seems today that people are more afraid of making comment about black people for fear of retaliation from the powerful and one-sided “civil rights” groups.

 We seem to have lost the will to love and care for each other as Americans and patriots. It seems we only look at each other with a kind eyes and a full heart when something bad happens like a natural disaster or a terrorist attack. I hope someday look we will cast aside our differences and see each other in this country as we really are, not Republicans or Democrats, not liberal or conservatives, and most defiantly not as black, white or any other color, but as Americans.

 

               

 

 

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About D.K. Hummel
I am a dis-placed Alaskan, Ham radio operator, Broadcaster/DJ, Seahawk fan, Alaska Aces fan, U.S. Army Vet, and a conservative; but not always in that order.

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