Monday, July 22, 2019

Why I am a White Racist

Why I am a White  Racist

Definitions from Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

Racism:Belief that certain races of people are by birth and nature superior to others,
discrimination or hatred based on race.

Racist - a person with a prejudiced belief that one race is superior to others.

If you took this definition serious, you would think ‘I am not a racist”.  It is true that I am white, but not by choice. I could have come from any ethnic background, and my skin color could be any color of the rainbow, it really wouldn’t matter.

I came to the United States at the age of 19 as an immigrant and was welcomed by being inducted into the armed services within a year. I immediately lost my Dutch citizenship because of it.

I volunteered for Vietnam and discovered how ugly some Americans could be with no respect for another culture.
Still I yearned to become an American Citizen but could not receive such honor for five years, despite having to be in an armed conflict.
Best as I know I have never treated someone worse or better because of the color of their skin.   The only thing someone could criticize me for is that I enjoyed reading “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, which as a child was my way of learning about slavery.
Over the past two years I have had conversations with nearly two thousand persons from a different ethnic groups or with a different skin colors and with a few exceptions, I  felt a bond between us.
I have raised three daughters, all who have dated or are dating African Americans and have treated these men as I would any possible future in law.  I have very close family members who are gay or lesbian and love them as much as I do other members in my family.

Still, I am a racist.

And why am I a racist?  Certainly not based on the true definition as found at the beginning of this article.

The main reason I am a racist is that I am being told I am by people who call themselves progressive Democrats.  They have thrown away the true definition of racism and made it whatever they want it to mean.  These people, and by the way, mostly white, accuse any white person of racism that disagrees with their political agenda.  They will not listen to reason, they condemn anyone of any color who disagrees with them and have a tremendous impact on the freedoms we enjoy.
A most recent example of that is the stripping of the Miss Michigan title from a contestant who expressed her own opinion on social media on matters she believed in and that in my opinion or the opinion of Merriam-Webster were not racist at all, but still she was accused of such.
Things are frightening. It seems like it may not be long before people will be rounded up and sent to the gulags.
I am a white racist nationalist.  Why?  Because some are branding me that way to suit their purpose.

Following the Iranian revolution of 1979, Iranian women were made to wear Islamic hijab dresses on days that came to be known as forced hijab days. On March 8th, 1979, more than 100,000 women marched (albeit unsuccessfully) in protestWhere are they now?

Monday, July 08, 2019

A Senior Citizen's Reflection on Being Progressive

The following is copied from the Internet where it can be found in numerous versions.  It has been around since 2012 yet is becoming more and more meaningful. Not sure who the content can be credited to .

Senior citizens are constantly being criticized for every conceivable deficiency of the modern world, real or imaginary. We know we take responsibility for all we have done and do not try to blame others.
HOWEVER, upon reflection, we would like to point out that it was NOT senior citizens who took:
The melody out of music,
The pride out of appearance,
The courtesy out of driving,
The romance out of love,
The commitment out of marriage,
The responsibility out of parenthood,
The togetherness out of the family,
The learning out of education,
The service out of patriotism,
The Golden Rule from rulers,
The nativity scene out of cities,
The civility out of behavior,
The refinement out of language,
The dedication out of employment,
The prudence out of spending,
The ambition out of achievement

And we certainly are NOT the ones who
eliminated patience and tolerance from
personal relationships and interactions with
And, we DO understand the meaning of
patriotism, and remember those who have
fought and died for our country.

Just look at the Seniors with tears in their eyes and pride in their hearts, as they stand at attention with their hand over their hearts, as the American Flag passes by in a parade!

I’m the life of the party…..Even if it lasts until 8 p.m.I’m very good at opening childproof caps…..With a hammer.I’m awake many hours before my body allows me to get up.
I’m smiling all the time,because I can’t hear a thing you’re saying.I’m sure everything I can’t find is in a safe secure place, somewhere.I’m wrinkled, saggy, lumpy,and that’s just my left leg.I’m beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.
Yes, I’m a SENIOR CITIZENand I think I am having the time of my life!Now if I could only remember who sent this to me, I wouldn’t send it back to them.Or, maybe I should send it to all my friends anyway.They won’t remember, even if they did send it
Spread the laughter 
Share the cheer 
Let’s be happy 
While we’re here.

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

To Love and Preserve

In November of 1965, at the age of 19, I set foot on American soil.  The journey that began in the Netherlands saw me land in the United States via Canada where I had spent my high school years. While Canada was a step up from post war Holland, the ultimate goal of mom and dad was to become Americans and live in the prosperous United States, the land of milk and honey, the land of opportunity.

My dad had been promised a job as a bookkeeper for an American firm, but several weeks after arrival he suffered a major stroke from which he never totally recovered and incapacitating him from the job that would provide for our family.

I found a job in the stock room of a nearby manufacturing plant but despite being a Dutch citizen was drafted within a year and spent the next two years in the United States Army, including a year in Vietnam. Upon my return from Vietnam I was hoping to gain American citizenship but was denied because Vietnam was not considered a war, it was a "conflict". Thus I had to wait two more years before I could apply.

By 1975 along with my parents, I was proud to swear allegiance to the United States of America, land that I love.  The journey to 2019 has been a wonderful one,  allowing me to support my family while living a life that I choose, not one  dictated to me.

As the USA is celebrating its 242nd of Independence we are still the land of milk and honey.  I don't know what the future holds in store.  We are a better country then we were in 1776, yet morally we seem more corrupt.  Despite seeing socialist countries self destruct, we are closer to socialism than ever before.  The less government interferes with our lives, the more prosperous we will become.  I believe in the sovereignty of nations.  There is nothing wrong with protecting our way of life.  There is nothing wrong with Americans putting America first.

 The threat of socialism is a real one.  Not only will it destroy our country economically but it will mobilize those who oppose it.  Being compassionate is a virtue, but not at the expense of the people of the United States of America. No one can criticize the head of a household for protecting his/her family  over others. A family adopts children that best adapt to its values, not children that they know will disrupt or destroy the family structure. And so our government has the responsibility to preserve and protect  our country.

Happy 4th of July every one, and many happy returns!