5 Questions: Current Events – BLM, White Privilege, Kneeling & More…

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5 Questions: Current Events
BLM, White Privilege, Kneeling & More
June 18, 2020
DougMaynard.com

This world is full of questions. Today, I will answer five of them, courtesy of my friend, Cheese. These are all relevant due to the craziness that is currently sweeping our nation and I probably shouldn’t address them, but I’ve always been straight up with my readers. No need to stop now. I’m speaking for myself and I welcome any discussion or conversation, so long as it’s respectful or at least entertaining. Now, let’s piss off a few entitled liberals. Let’s do this…

Do Black Lives Matter?

Yes, and so do white lives, Indian lives, gay lives, straight lives, Eskimo lives, midget lives, male lives, female lives, unborn-baby lives, etc. Well, maybe not the midgets, but that’s my pygmy-phobia coming out. Little people creep me out. But to put it bluntly, the color of one’s skin, gender, nationality, etc, doesn’t make a difference to me. We’re all God’s children and we’re ALL equal in his eyes. No one person’s life is more important or less important than another person. What you do with your life and how you treat yourself and others may affect your standing in society as you grow and develop as a person, but the bottom line is this. ALL LIVES MATTER… period. (Except midgets!)

Is Donald Trump racist and homophobic?

No, I don’t think so. I don’t think our President cares about things like skin color or sexual orientation, regardless of the lies that the Democrats constantly tell you. I think Trump sees character and ambition and what a person is capable of. He reads the book instead of looking at the covers. His administration has done more to help the black man learn to survive, thrive, and be self-reliant than any of the previous Administrations. Trump is a fighter and survivor and he wants to see everyone do well and excuses such as race or gender or orientation just don’t float well in his eyes. It’s the character that matters, nothing else.

Have political opinions changed your personal opinions of people?

I tried to not let it and among my personal friends and relationships, I don’t think it has changed my opinions about anyone too often. I do kind of shake my head at the naivety I see and hear, but that doesn’t make me think any less of them as a person. Among famous people and celebrities, that’s a different story. I, like everyone, have my favorite actors and singers, but then I go on social media and read their comments, hear them talk and all I can think is “What an asshole!”, especially in this era of Trump Derangement Syndrome. I’ll use Better Midler as an example. She’s an amazing singer and actress, but she’s not a good person, at least from what I’ve read recently from her own mouth and Twitter page. Opinions are fine and welcome, but she takes it to the next level and to put it bluntly, I’ve lost all respect for her and now, the songs I’ve always loved and the movies I’ve always enjoyed, I see and listen to and it’s not the same. The pleasure and enjoyment is gone because all I can think is what a cruel and bitter person she has become. Actors and singers are entitled to their opinions and ideas and I’ll always say that, but words matter and the consequences of those words matter too. I can be friends with someone I disagree with. I can’t be a fan or friend to a bitter, sour, hypocritical, stupid-idiot.

Is kneeling disrespectful to the flag and un-American?

I don’t give a damn about the excuses and sob stories that idiots like Colin Kaepernick try to claim. The flag and the National Anthem represent our nation and the men and women who sacrificed and gave all to make our country what it is, the greatest country in the world. When you kneel during the National Anthem or otherwise show the blatant disrespect for our country, you’re a freakin’ pinhead. It’s simple. If you don’t love it, leave it. There are ways to protest and be respectful about it. You have the right to kneel for the Anthem and speak your mind. That’s a right given us by our Constitution. But I have the right to think you’re a stupid idiot if you do so. And if you kneel, you are. Fact!

Is white privilege real?

Absolutely. There are definitely advantages in life to being a “white person” instead of a person of color. There are also advantages to being a person of color. It works both ways. And there are disadvantages to being white as well. This may not be fun to hear, but it’s true that when you’re a white person, the expectations and pressures for success are far higher than they would be for a black person. Whites are held to a higher standard by society, by employers, by other whites and even by blacks than most blacks. We’re not allowed to screw up or fail or make mistakes. We’re supposed to know better. And ask for help from a Government agency or charity? Hell to the no. The black race has, in general, been taught by the powers-that-be in Washington that they can’t succeed on their own and need government aid to get by. Independence, self-reliance, and frowned upon. Go to college, work hard to get ahead, be a success, etc, that’s frowned upon by the black community and if you do any of these things, you’re “selling out” and “trying to be white”. But for whites, this is expected, pushed and expected and if you can’t do it, don’t succeed, are less than successful, you’re worthless and trash and a disappointment. This is “white privilege”. Everyone should strive to be an independent thinker, to be self-reliant and to go as far in life as they can, regardless of the hurdles and barriers placed in our way. White privilege offers some advantages, but it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. Being a black or “person of color” as the media likes to say, offers just as many advantages and privileges, but it’s not all it’s cracked up to be either. Should we take advantage of any privilege that our race offers? Of course and to not do so would be stupid. Should we be mad because others take advantage of their race? Nope. Are we though? Well, yeah because this is America in 2020 and woe is me if I don’t get everything I think I’m entitled to and screw everyone else. It’s all a scam and a joke designed to keep us apart and the races hating each other instead of coming together and realizing the games and lies we’ve heard our entire lives from the powers-to-be to keep up in check and to keep themselves in power. I’m proud of my race, but it doesn’t define who I am. My behavior and character do that. And that’s really all that matters in the long run. Be a good person and never give up, work hard, and keep looking ahead instead of making excuses and you’ll be okay. If you look for excuses like “white privilege”, you’re an idiot and will never succeed.

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts, or questions you’d like to throw at me or discuss calmly and rationally, give me a shout in the comment section below, at my e-mail of Doug28352@yahoo.com, or on Twitter at @Doug28352. Have a great night and when you hear all the rhetoric and spin, don’t just accept that crap as fact. Listen carefully, research, and learn. Question authority and always believe in yourself. I always close my blogs and column with a word, “ubuntu”, which translated means, “I am because we are one”. We are all one species, human, and in God’s eyes, we are equal. Believe that because it’s true. Have a great one and I’ll see you later.

Ubuntu!

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