Sad, but True

I enraged a friend yesterday (possibly to the point of no return) because I wouldn’t jump on a bandwaggon that insists that every bad thing that happens to black people is racism.

This conversation began several months ago when I posted a picture on facebook which was stating that not all white guys were serial killers. I made my own commentary about how not all black guys were, or asian guys etc.

This friend decided it was time for him to jump in and start proclaiming the issues of black people… This began a long and tiresome “discussion” about how I believed that while racism existed in the world today, it wasn’t as bad as the media portrayed it to be.

The “arguments” about racism began.

Here is my problem with the entire discussion. I am never really given definitive proof that something is in fact racism just because someone is black and the other person is white.

Let’s be clear, RACISM is a pretty serious claim. Racism, like “hate” or “slut” or “bigot” is not a word that I think should be thrown around lightly. However, I feel that there are several members of the black community (and the white community) who have found their calling in life to be that every time a black man dies at the hands of a white man, it MUST be racism.

These conversations (and the ones I’ve had with other POC) went completely around in circles. I would ask for proof that something was racism, and all that I get is, “you’re not black, so you can’t understand” … “you’re not educated” … “you refuse to see it…” etc…

When debating, what these tactics actually mean is that the other side HAS no proof, they are merely guessing/ assuming/ paranoid.

Just because a black man doesn’t get a job, that does NOT mean that the white person who didn’t hire him is racist.

Just because Alton Sterling died, does not mean that the two cops who killed him were racist. The two cops COULD have been misinformed. They COULD have believed that they were dealing with something that they were not. We haven’t seen the evidence of that, but it could be. If I am wrong, I will admit it. I am not one to act like I’m right when it is proven that I’m wrong. (For instance… we don’t entirely know what happened in the Trayvon Martin case, but what we DO know now is that George Zimmerman is a crazy head who probably deserves to be locked away. At the time, I supported George not knowing the full story. Now (even though we still don’t know the full story) I see that he’s a lunatic and hope that he’s put away for killing Martin, and some of the crazy that he obviously is.) 

I was told repeatedly (by this “friend”)  “that he could see the truth about me now” and that if he were “ever in a racist situation, I wouldn’t help him…” or (better) a “creative racist situation.

To hear these things felt terrible, but here is the truth and reality.

The media likes to make everything about racism when we don’t actually know that it’s about racism and due to terrorist organizations like BLM, (yes, they are proving themselves to be terrorists, both in their origins AND in their actions), black people are more and more afraid of white people, police, etc and are being lied to and taught that every time a black man dies at the hands of a white man it’s racism. In fact, they began their whole organization based on a lie. The whole “hands up, don’t shoot” thing… total lie. 
This INFLAMES everyone and everyone loses their head.

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Sometimes, they lose their heads SO MUCH SO that a girl who repeatedly called me a racist for hours on facebook yesterday made the statement that there “is no violence against white people in America” at the same time (almost literally) as it came out that police shot and killed an UNARMED white kid.

What about Gilbert Collar? 

What about Dillon Taylor?

Note that in HIS video, it’s a black police man with a gun. 

What about James Whitehead?

I asked why it was racism (for definitive proof) when Alton Sterling died, and not when racism when Dylan Noble died… Why wasn’t it negligence? Police brutality? Misunderstanding?… he had no logical answer.

The answers are to repeatedly dredge up the past and that racism still exists. The answers are to insist that the problem was that police felt threatened because it was a black guy (proof? Or feelings?), and to remind me of Rodney King (an obviously racist issue).

I have repeatedly admitted that racism exists in America… but that is never enough.

What is required of me is to admit that every single time that a black guy is pulled over, it was racism and/or profiling/ and /or stereotyping (we don’t know that, so we can’t judge) that if anything EVER happens to them, it’s racism.

That is such a victim mentality and I am getting sick of it in America. White people are getting fed up with being called “racists” themselves because they point out that the “good black person that died” was actually a criminal/ child molester who was illegally carrying a weapon. No one is saying that this meant that he SHOULD have died, but we are saying that it makes cops more likely to shoot when those are the circumstances. Black, white, or otherwise. I don’t think he should have died either. But I’m less saddened by it when it turns out that he was threatening people with guns and that’s why the police were called in the first place.

Black people are MORE upset about the killing of a criminal, than they are about the fact that members of BLM killed several police men at a protest rally where the police were there to protect them and that’s where we’re at with the victim mentality. That’s where we’re at with the fact that an unarmed white kid died but everyone is silent.

That is the problem with this claiming of “subtle racism” and “secretive racism” … no one can pin it down because (excuse my language) but WHERE THE HELL IS IT?! You need a fine toothed comb to start pointing fingers and a WHOLE lotta judging spirit against your fellow man.

Jimmy Jo at the store gave you a “dirty look” OH! THERE’S RACISM!

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I didn’t get a job, “RACISM!”

I was pulled over again, “THERE IT IS THAT RACISM!!!”

I was given this video to prove racism – while I agree that this is sad and shows that one woman might not be trusting of black men (personally, I believe that it’s more likely that the white guy spoke with her for a while, creating a relationship  before asking for money) it doesn’t not prove racism in America. In fact, due to their accents it’s pretty obvious that they’re not even in America.

I AM NOT saying that this video is staged. However, videos LIKE this are notorious for being staged and at the bottom right you can see “Prank Nation” … giving this video little credibility to me.

Again, it’s one person. I actually really wonder what would happen if me, a colored friend, and a white guy all went out and I filmed them asking for money. I am now considering doing this.

I’ll admit, I was given other videos too, but their credibility was and IS difficult to see because they were often made by black people often associated with black lives matter and their claims are often outlandish and the sources of the truth are hard to pin down. I was told that (for instance) laws were made to target black people… I can not find any actual proof that this is true. It might be, but at this point? I have no proof of it.

You don’t know that it’s racism, and neither do I, so I’m not going to say that it is. I will say it is if the person has a history of being racist, and it’s obvious that it’s racism. However, to say that everything that happens to a black person when a white person is involved is racism is paranoia on your behalf.

And sadly? BLM wins. Paranoia wins… this is exactly what BLM is meant to do. It’s meant to pit us against each other and separate us as a whole. So sad.

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I’m Sorry that Alton Sterling Died…

You guessed it, there is a “major BUT” coming.

BUT …

He might have had it coming.

Before you go ape on me and start throwing the racism card left and right and saying that I wasn’t there, I didn’t know, etc etc…

Please understand something… Whenever a black man is killed by police who happen to be white, this nation goes into a tizzy. The BLM people go nuts, riots happen in the streets, people start crying because the “law” has failed them and every single time, it seems that NO ONE does any research into the matter.

Meanwhile, as the courts find the police not guilty, suddenly all of facebook, social media, and the internet cry, want to punch things, and talk about how the “justice system failed them” … “racism is still alive” they say. “MICHAEL BROWN!” they remind, etc etc etc.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2015/03/16/lesson-learned-from-the-shooting-of-michael-brown/

<sigh> And I never know where to begin with this…

It’s such a delicate topic because as I have tried to state several times now on mass media, the MEDIA loves to make every time a black man dies about “race” … HE WAS KILLED BECAUSE HE WAS BLACK!!! #BLACKLIVESMATTER!!! #RACISMALIVE AND WELL…

It’s a hard topic. It’s hard, it’s sad, and it’s hard to truly say what you want to say because emotions are high, tensions are high, and a lot of it is due to the freaking media who immediately tells EVERYONE the murder happened because *big underline and underscore and asterisks* “HE WAS BLACK AND THE KILLERS WERE WHITE”… the killers, not the police… the killers. Wording matters my friends.

Know what else matters? The truth.

Let me just say first off that I am sorry that a man died. I’m sorry because I am sorry that ANYONE dies, ever.

I love black people, I love white people, and I know it’s hard to hear someone who’s “white” talk about and criticize the actions of someone who’s “black” … but that’s because of the fact that race DOES matter whether we like it or not.

The same people pushing for the racist thing are the same people who want to remind us that over 300 years ago, there were black slaves, conveniently forgetting to mention that A, black people themselves were the first slave traders, B, black people owned black slaves themselves, C, there were OTHER slaves too (Irish, etc), D, we covered it when a WHITE person was shot by police and killed (btw, this happens right and left too but NO ONE reports it, which tells you that the media WANTS to inflame the whole blacks against whites thing…) and E, HALF OF THE COUNTRY disagreed with the idea of slaves to begin with! There was a war? Remember?

No, I do NOT think that racism is as prevalent as everyone makes it sound. Why? We have a black president, we’ve had a black secretary of state (Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice), we have black supreme court justice members, black entertainers, black scientists.

I think that the PROBLEM lies in the media who wants us to immediately feel sorry for a community of people for false reasons.

I have a large heart for people of any color.

I DO NOT have a large heart for a black person who had a gun, was resisting arrest and had an extensive criminal history including sex with a minor/ sexual predator/ offender.

Yes, if you haven’t guessed, I’m referring to Alton Sterling.

Mr. Sterling, might have been black but I have a feeling looking over his sheet that the reason that he was killed wasn’t so much because he was black, as it was that he had a long standing history with the police and the law.

The Baton Rouge police KNEW this guy and NOT because he was pulled over often. But because he actually committed crimes, possessed hard drugs (ecstasy) carried weapons illegally, AND was sleeping with a minor (14 years old) when he was a 20 year old and then failing to register as a sex offender.

I REALLY hate that this guy died, and I mean that. (not sarcastic)… but this is what I know from the reports AND watching the video of his death now five or six times.

#1. The police knew this man well.
#2. They were called because SOMEONE knew that he had a gun (illegally).
#3. When police know that someone has a gun, they tend to not treat it as if the man is holding a kitten.
#4. When the police know the man has a gun on him, AND has a criminal history, AND is well known as a thug in the community, they are DEFINITELY not going to treat him as if he’s holding a kitten.
#5. The police were called BECAUSE someone reported that he (Mr. Sterling) threatened them with a gun.
#6. The police definitely knew he had a gun on him as it can be heard in the video. “He’s got a gun!”
#7. Mr. Sterling was NOT complying with police as they tell him multiple times to “get on the ground” and he does not. They have to tackle him. (remember, they know he has a gun as this was why they were called there.)
#8. Video evidence suggests that Mr. Sterling was reaching for one of the police man’s tasers while on the ground as (even though it’s a bit unintelligible), it appears that one of them says, “He’s going for the taser.”
#9. In the video, they repeatedly tell him to “stop moving/ stay still” (Remember, they’ve ALREADY had to tackle him because he wasn’t complying) and it’s pretty obvious that he (Mr. Sterling) is attempting to move his right arm (partially under the car) around, giving the police reason to believe that he might have been GOING for his gun to retaliate.
#10. AGAIN… this man was KNOWN by police as a criminal.
#11. It’s pretty obvious by the enormous, “FU**!!!” that the cop says at the end of the video that he’s shocked and horrified by what just happened. He didn’t plan on killing this guy and he didn’t expect it to go down that way.

Now, if you were WHITE and you were a known criminal and had an illegal weapon on you, and a history as a sex offender, I would have said, “Hey, don’t commit crimes, don’t have sex with a minor and when the police ask you to comply, get on the ground and STOP MOVING… do it…”

You know what I’d love? I’d love for America to get AS ANGRY at the killing of unborn babies as they are sitting behind their computers judging every police shooting as “racism” and starting riots over it. That’s what I’d love. #notgoingtohappen

It’s that simple if you’re white… but if you’re black and I write something like this? I’m racist… -_-

I guess if I lose friends over this, then it says that people are more emotional than they are willing to consider some facts and I can’t help any more. 😦 officer_gun_police_shooting_ostill