Racism is everywhere! Well, I say everywhere. Technically it is nowhere, but we’ll get to that in a bit. In recent days we’ve been told that school officials and police acted out of racism because a 14 year old Muslim brought a clock to school. Never mind the fact that the clock was basically a box of electronics that the boy refused to call a clock. Never mind the rhetoric. We are told it was racist. Problem is Muslim is a religion not a race. At worst it was religious discrimination and at best it was fear of an unexplained box stuffed with electronics. This, much like Anti-Semitism, is religious discrimination not racism. Don’t let them lie to you!
Over the summer we had the Confederate Battle Flag held up as Racist. It is an inanimate object and as such is amoral (much like guns, money and bricks); it cannot be racist. We were lied to and as a result “The Dukes of Hazzard” fell victim of the thought police. The flag may be a symbol of hatred, as some have argued, but killing it won’t kill the hatred. Hatred is an idea and as such cannot be killed even if you strip away every symbol that anyone has ever associated with it. The idea will live on and on and on and on….
Lastly, in the entire universe we are only aware of one race. That race is the human race and it includes all of us. Therefore, racism is a misnomer. We need to call it what it is. A hatred of another person because their skin tone (i.e. tan) is different than yours is NOT racism; it is “tanism.“ It is also ridiculous.
“I hate you!!!” someone shouts at you.
“Why?” you ask.
“Because your tan is deeper than mine!” or “Your tan is not as dark as mine!”
Pretty stupid, huh? The politicians, in cahoots with the media, want people divided. It keeps us from voting them out of power and putting people in who will look out for our interests instead of their own. They will set us against each other over our views on abortion, gun control or illegal immigration, but it is so much easier for them to say those differently tanned people over there hate you because you are different. Don’t let them succeed. The human race should not be divided by “tanism”; we need to stand together and tell people we aren’t going to let them tear us apart.