I received an email A short time back. I receive a lot of emails.
Every now and then some of my friends forget who it is that they have on their "forwards" list and I get some of their sinfully ignorant scribblings. Like this one. It starts off with Obama, but that's only the wick...the bomb comes later.
The second term of Barack Obama will be the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled and developed the greatest Republic in the history of mankind.
Discovered? Discovered what? They discovered that you could not get to India by sailing west from Europe is what they discovered, or so they thought. If your white Christian males had talked to the white Christian male fishermen from Scandinavia they would have known what existed west of them from those who had been visiting North American shores for at least six centuries before. So you call that discovering something, eh.
Explored? Maybe I can give you that one, but I do know that they were accompanied by the natives who didn’t have to discover anything because they knew where they were going.
Pioneered? Ha. Just because they had never been there, didn’t mean that they had anything to pioneer. Just because they wanted to live in wooden houses rather than something less doesn’t mean that they were discovering, exploring or pioneering anything.
Settled and Developed? I suppose that if you mean causing natives to walk west for a thousand miles because you want their land settling and developing I guess you can do that. Most people would call that stealing and persecuting.
If you call genocide and rapacious killing settling and developing I suggest that you buy another dictionary. I also suggest that you ask yourself who was here first. It strikes me that history shows us that it was the natives, be they whom they may, the Scandinavians and multiple Indigenous Nations…Wasn’t it an Italian guy from Genoa who sold the Queen of Spain into financing his trip west? Sounds to me like he and the Anglo Saxon Christians who followed were hell bent on wiping out the pagan “savages” who were here first at all costs. You’re real proud of that, I suppose. Neither the Spanish nor the Anglo Saxon white Christians have a very glorious history of treating the natives of this great land mass in a Christian way. A short read of the Bible would show you that. If you don’t like being turned into the minority, tough. Just be glad that the non-Anglo Saxon Christians of the 21st century don’t treat you like your forebears treated theirs. If they did, you’d be dead in short order…or, if you’re lucky, they’d sell you to someone for whom you could pick cotton.
…greatest Republic in the history of mankind… Yep, greater than Egypt ever was? Greater than Babylon ever was? Greater than China ever was? Greater than Rome ever was? Greater than Greece ever was? Greater than the Inca Nation ever was?
They’re all dead now, and so will this nation die just like they did…maybe somewhere in the early 2100’s. Maybe by then someone will figure out how important it is for a great nation to have a single payer health care system. It will take the successful dictator to install it.
Ah, the New World Order…George HW Bush used to dream about that a lot. His son was quite a dreamer too. Dreamed all the way through school, forgot to learn how to speak English but learned how to dodge the draft.
As to shysters, I would encourage you to look around and see that there are well nigh 1,000 shysters in D.C. alone, and from every corner of the nation. You don’t have to go to Chicago to find them. Just take a look next door.
People like me are completely politically irrelevant…That’s right. You are irrelevant, politically, and so am I. It’s not because the Blacks, Latinos, Homosexuals, Abortionists, Asians, Feminists, Union Members, Environmental Extremists, the Media, Hollywood nor the “Forever Needy” have taken over. It is because you and I are not politically involved and we don’t do anything but write our opinions for others to read. These groups, or some like them, have existed in all the great civilizations, many of which I have named above. If you don’t believe me, read a little more of the Bible and maybe a history book or two.
…or concern myself with the aforementioned coalition which has surrendered our culture, our heritage and our traditions without a shot being fired.
“Coalition?” “Surrendered our culture?” What coalition? What culture? Are you disappointed that you are not part of a coalition? And whose culture? Norman Rockwell’s front porch culture? The culture that slaughtered the natives who were here first? The culture that went to Africa to “rendition” the natives there so that they could be enslaved here? The culture that wants to de-unionize labor so that workers can be abused and under paid? The culture that wants to shrink the government so that OSHA, EEOC, NLRB, IRS, SS, FDIC, FNMA, et al would disappear so that the privileged could run rough-shod over the “workers” as the “settlers” and “developers” ran rough-shod over the natives? Now, that’s culture!
I accept that I am politically irrelevant, but not for the same reasons that you enumerate. It just so happens that I see a lot of Christianity in our country, but not in your article. You claim that Christian white people made this the greatest country that ever existed. They might be white, but they are far from Christian. They hate Blacks, they hate Latinos, they hate Homosexuals, they hate Feminists, they hate those of the political party that they oppose, they hate the unemployed, they hate unions, they hate government regulation, they hate the needy and they hate the government that takes care of those who need to be cared for, they hate their voting districts so they gerrymander them to suit themselves. Christ was not a hater. Christ did not give us a mission to hate, to enslave, to belittle, to abuse, to lie, to judge falsely.
At least in OUR time, we knew and understood Valor! Really? What was your time? I remember when the Nips, the Gerry’s and the Wops were on the front pages of our newspapers. I remember when my father hired a black man and was told by the owner of the business to get rid of him, or else. Valor.
I remember when Japanese Americans were taken off their land and imprisoned. Valor. I remember when Medgar Evers was shot and killed. Valor. I remember when the Atomic Bomb ruined the lives of thousands of human beings by its after effects. Valor. I remember when white Christian Americans would do anything they could to not be drafted (I’m talking the 40’s). Valor. I remember when boys were old enough to kill and be killed but couldn’t vote. Valor. I could go on, but I won’t, because at my age I could fill the page with examples of “Valor” that you are blind to. Maybe I should not pass up the chance to mention the Valor of a famous white Christian male by the name of Richard Nixon.
The next time you receive a writing full of prejudicial hatred and ignorance think twice before you press “forward.” I recommend that you answer the original sender and tell him/her to consider whether or not what has been sent to you is of a high enough Christian quality to be sent on. Short of that, it might be better for your soul if you did not own the sentiments of the piece right from the top and simply press “delete.”
I suggest that because I happen to be one white Catholic Christian who knows his history and his Bible and his moral doctrine and is not afraid to confront people who spread hatred and discontent through the world via the Internet.
Furthermore, as a final comment particular to this case, I for one do not believe that this is the greatest republic [small “r”] that ever existed in the history of mankind as alleged by the author of the original article.
When you send this forward, don’t forget to mention my name. I am not afraid to own up to what I have written here. I am not an anonymous blogger or anything like that.
I am Paul Dion. And you are ?