Friday, June 03, 2005

More Rants

Rehash of same sex marriage…….. Snoops response……..

Oliver Wendell Holmes said that the life of the law is not logic but experience."
Marriage laws have evolved through centuries of experience with couples of opposite sexes and the children that result from such unions. Society asserts its stake in the decisions made by restricting the couples' options.
Like it or not, with gay couples society has no such stake in the outcome of a union between two people of the same sex. Transferring all those laws to same-sex couples would make no more sense than transferring the rules of baseball to football.
Why would gay activists want their options restricted by marriage laws, when they can make their own contracts with their own provisions and hold whatever kinds of ceremony they want to celebrate it?
The issue is not individual rights. What the activists are seeking is OFFICIAL social approval of their lifestyle. But this is the antithesis of equal rights.
If you have a right to someone else's approval, then they do not have a right to their own opinions and values. You cannot say that what "consenting adults" do in private is nobody else's business and then turn around and say that others are bound to put their seal of approval on it.
Sorry people no stamp of approval, throwing out the bigot chants AGAIN isn’t helping.

“Why weren't women or black people allowed to vote? Why was a marriage between a black person and a white person illegal?”
That is easy the white people who pushed that sort of ignorance did not want their children to realize that those people are just like us. Keeping the white race separate was paramount. Dehumanizing blacks kept white people at a distance. Restrict where they eat, live, go to school. Kinda like keeping your dog or cat off the furniture. Shows those mangy creatures whos the boss.


Old Roots of disdain……

Lets get a definition first plez……

dis·dain ( P ) Pronunciation Key (ds-dn)
tr.v. dis·dained, dis·dain·ing, dis·dains
To regard or treat with haughty contempt; despise. See Synonyms at despise.
To consider or reject as beneath oneself.

n. A feeling or show of contempt and aloofness; scorn.

During the elections Senator John Kerry, in a speech about education to a predominantly black audience, said that there are more blacks in prison than in college. "That's unacceptable, but it's not their fault" he said. Do you think Kerry would also say that white inmates are also faultless? Aside from Kerry being factually wrong about the black prison versus college population, his vision differs little from one that holds that blacks are a rudderless, victimized people who cannot control their destiny and our best hope depends upon the benevolence of white people.

Have you watched some white politicians talking to black audiences? It's bad enough to watch the Reverends Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson do an imitation of Flip Wilson's Reverend Leroy. But to watch individuals like Gore Clinton do it is insulting in the least. They don't talk to white audiences that way. As a matter of fact Sharpton and Jackson don't talk to white audiences that way either - talking about going from the outhouse to the White House and from disgrace to amazing grace and other such nonsense. By the way, after addressing the NAACP's 95th annual convention in Philadelphia, Kerry gave the audience the black power clenched fist salute. I wonder whether his white audiences get the black power salute as well.

When President Bush gave a speech to the National Urban League. Unlike so many other white politicians speaking before predominantly black audiences Bush didn't bother to pander and supplicate. He spoke of educational accountability and school choice and condemned high taxes, increased regulation and predatory lawsuits. He defended the institution of marriage. He didn't see blacks as victims in need of a paternalistic government to come to our rescue. He saw blacks needing what every American needs - an environment where there's rule of law, limited government and equality before the law. The most important question President Bush left with the audience was whether blacks should give the Democratic party a monopoly over their vote and take their votes for granted.

Senator Kerry and others have criticized Bush for snubbing the NAACP convention. Here's my question to you. If you were president would you speak before a group whose president, Kweisi Mfume, said, "We have a president that's prepared to take us back to the days of Jim Crow segregation and dominance." or whose chairman, Julian Bond, who said, "[President Bush] has appeased the wretched appetites of the extreme right wing and has chosen cabinet officials whose devotion to the Confederacy is nearly canine in its uncritical affection."?

Talk about utter stupidity.

Whining While Black

c/oThomas Sowell

Thank goodness Confederate History Month is over! Maybe Civil Rights organizations, black politicians and journalists will stop whining for awhile. They must pay the Sons of Confederate Veterans on the side. Fat, middle-aged suburbanites waving Confederate flags create excuses for hysterical screaming. Ironically, the volume and shrillness of attacking Confederate heritage is inversely proportional to the actual racism and threat to personal safety. But, it’s profitable if you’re a race pimp. When your skin color is your day job, you need something to cry ‘wolf’ about. The professionally-black Blacks, whose jobs are based on ‘African-American’ in their titles, are working a decades-old scam that is a shame to the Nation. The racial politics of these Judas goats keep millions of Blacks in poverty, jail, pain and suffering. Despite them, the majority of Blacks are only one generation from earning their piece of the American pie. A significant minority of Blacks are succeeding equally and above other Americans. These are hard-working people who achieve color-blind success. Which is precisely the point: The way up has nothing to do with race. The way to succeed in America works for immigrants who don’t speak English, aren’t White, and don’t have a penny to their name when they arrive. But, it takes a generation. The parents sacrifice and provide for the children to have abundant opportunities. There are ‘7 Steps’ from whining to winning. 1. Get married before the baby arrives. 2. Stay married and raise your children. 3. Don’t use drugs or abuse alcohol. 4. Push educational achievement without excuses. 5. Master the English language. 6. Choose American, not a separate identity, like African-America. 7. Live a purpose-driven life from the Bible. Whites who fail these seven steps will grow mullets, trash their lives and stay losers. Hispanics who fail have activists to make excuses and demand programs – meaning government jobs for the program workers – to spend tax dollars. Blacks who fail have a well-established special interest industry to serve themselves at poor Blacks’ expense. Coming out of ghetto poverty for the race industry would be like real tax reform to tax lawyers. Jesse Jackson would have to get a real job. The seven steps to a better life in America don’t have the land mines in the path that Blacks leaped over in the past. When Booker T. Washington and his students built Tuskegee with their bare hands, they made the brick kiln five times before it worked properly. They didn’t whine. Blacks came up from slavery further and faster, with a dignity and class under real duress, that is unfathomable to the ‘hip hop gangsta’s’ culture. Blacks, still living today, overcame barriers that no Black child faces now. Yet, the rhetoric of race is elevated and pervasive. The underlying messages are perverse and destructive. Racial integration is a morally superior and ascendant idea for America. Yet, racial quotas – by any disingenuous name, race-based programs, awards and organizations are anathema to integration. They promote Black, Hispanic, Asian, Indian, whatever racism. That is why good-hearted people would go nuts if any quota, program, award or organization had the qualifying adjective ‘White’ in its name. Look at the outrage on college campuses when Conservative students have a race-based cookie sale. The hypocrisy would be funny if the potential outcomes weren’t so sinister. White racism is vanishing, especially in the South. (Send a memo to Liberals). Southern dynamism is increasingly Evangelical Christian over a regional identity-based nationalism. Human hearts were transformed to a higher standard than racial reconciliation – to loving-kindness. Meanwhile, the same Democrat Party that exploited race mongering with Whites plays race-based politics using Blacks – and reaches for other minorities. The hateful refrain of permanent victim hood and grievance creates problems. Black racism and Black-on-White hate crimes are increasing. There is no excuse for defeat and decline among people whose ancestors and peers have accomplished so much since 1619 – every step of the American Experience. New immigrants joining the Great Experiment give their children ‘American’ first names. The exceptions are Muslims who don’t intend to integrate and some Hispanics whose numbers are so great they don’t have to leave an insular sub-culture. Blacks who invent alien names keep it ‘real’ with the neighbors, but make it obvious they are separate. Separateness doesn’t produce victory in life. Search any field of endeavor for greatness and see Black Americans. Like politics: Who is more articulate than Thomas Sowell, Alan Keyes, Walter Williams, Ward Connerly, J.C. Watts, Colin Powell and Condileeza Rice? Are they whining while Black?