Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A Proud Coward

Eric Holder today pulled a very typical Liberal trick. You make sure everyone around you is miserable by pointing out just how miserable they are to them.

You see, Mr. Holder says that the US is a Nation of Cowards because we do not go around discussing race on a day to day basis. Frankly, race isn't really an issue for me. What is an issue is the honor that you stand on in your interactions with me. Personally, I don't see how walking over to my neighbor's house and saying "I notice you are black, and I haven't met my quota of black friends yet...would you like to be my friend?" would go over very well. Frankly, I just don't feel the need to bus people to my house to BBQ on the weekends.

In a speech to Justice Department employees marking Black History Month, Holder said the workplace is largely integrated but Americans still self-segregate on the weekends and in their private lives.

"Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and I believe continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards," Holder said.

Race issues continue to be a topic of political discussion, but "we, as average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about race."

I have Hispanic neighbors, African American Neighbors, all kinds of neighbors. Everyone gets a wave as they drive by, or go out to their mailbox. And if they're in talking range, and look like they'd like to pass the time, I find out how their day is going. Since I'm involved in my community's leadership, I also make sure they don't have any problems or concerns that I may need to raise in the committees I'm in. I don't do it because of their race, I do it because they are my neighbors, and our community will stand or fall based on our interactions with each other - as a united whole.

One of my pet peeves are apologists such as Mr. Holder. Holder and his ilk believe they are somehow entitled to different treatment based on their race. They think that I should fall to my knees and beg forgiveness for past sins of people I have never even met every time I encounter someone in the street who is different than myself. That, to put it succinctly, is bullshit.

While some people are racist (and that goes for all different races mind you), many are not. To very many Americans, people are people. Every time someone like Holder comes out and tries to point out and emphasize the differences, they are doing themselves a grave disservice, and are fomenting those tensions that do exist between Americans (not only amongst the lines of race, but of class as well).

Liberals thrive on pointing out how "unequal" things are. How horrible it is that that person over there makes more money than you, or has a bigger house. They like to preach about how much "injustice" there is. They want you to believe that nothing is your fault, you're just a victim of the establishment. They don't want you to take responsibility for yourself because they know you then won't need them to tell you how to feel today. They know that if you take responsibility for yourself, you will see them for what they are - cowards.

Liberals know they can't stand on facts, they can't point to a single country where their message of Socialism has actually worked, and they know that happy people won't buy their line. They want you to feel guilty that you have done well. They want you to feel guilty for being happy. Eric Holder is attempting to project his cowardice on to you.

So, Mr. Holder, I'm proud to be labeled a Coward by you. I'm proud to say that I do not need to make an extra effort to "talk about race". I'm happy that to me, Americans are Americans regardless of their skin color, or level of wealth, religion (hell, I'm a Buddhist myself), or their sexual orientation. I've worked hard to make sure my lot in life is ample to my needs. I've worked harder to develop a sense of honor to make sure my interactions with people are honest and fair.

Luckily, I don't need people such as you, Mr. Holder, to tell me what my worth is - I am personally responsible for my own actions and my own honor. I am an island unto myself, and you, sir, have no authority in my domain.

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