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Whatever Happened to the “Color Blind Society”?

I may have written this already here. But I am not a collectivist. I am an individualist. I can’t think of other people in terms of what group they belong to, such as based on their skin color, and then say this or that about them. Each one of us is an individual.

So, I don’t care about skin color or race, because they mean nothing to me. It’s who someone is as an individual that matters to me. Why do some people think otherwise? It seems to me that to some people skin color is important. Black this or black that, white this or that.

Unfortunately we have many forms of collectivism being expressed today.

And the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. would say that what matters is the “content of one’s character,” not the color of one’s skin. Why do so many people reject that philosophy now? I think it’s because collectivism in general still hasn’t gone away, regardless of whatever progress society has made.

And regarding the social and political activism these days, during the 1960s Dr. King had peaceful protests and marches, because he believed in nonviolence. And he also believed in civil disobedience. If a law is unjust, such as the Jim Crow laws, then it is moral to disobey it. But I think King would have condemned the “anti-racist” violence going on today. That’s just my view on that.

Is There “Systemic” Racism in America?

There is a lot of ignorance and brainwashing in America now. One thing that many people really believe is that there is “systemic racism” in America. Maybe up to the 1960s when there was still no Civil Rights Act, and there were still “Jim Crow” laws. But now? “Systemic”?

The Jim Crow laws were government laws that forced segregation by race onto private businesses and organizations, and prohibited private business owners from desegregating. When white business owners allowed black customers to sit at a counter right along with black customers, such as in Alabama or Mississippi, the police came in to harass and even beat up the business owners and arrest them for violating “the law.” Obviously, that kind of fascism should not be tolerated in a free and civilized society.

But all those laws were repealed all across the U.S. by the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which also prohibited discrimination based on race.

After 50+ years, we now have many black government officials, state representatives and Congressmen, black mayors, city council members and black police chiefs. And other minorities as well, obviously. There are many black people working side by side with whites in businesses all across America, and there is no conflict there, mostly. There are many black businessmen, black doctors and lawyers, accountants and teachers. My Stop&Shop store has mostly black workers, as does my nearest CVS. I don’t see their bosses doing anything against those people because they are black. I don’t see police going in there and harassing them. Are there isolated incidents? Sure. But it’s not common.

And on the college campuses, there are many black professors and other black workers and administrators. However, it is at those places that many young people are being told to ignore real life all around them, and instead they are indoctrinated to believe that there is “systemic racism.” Especially when a single police incident occurs that is amplified and a video repeated over and over and over. That helps with the brainwashing.

But in the cities, we have the problem of police attempting to enforce thousands and thousands of laws of prohibition, such as drug laws, and bureaucratic laws and code laws, such as selling individual cigarettes. And yes, police tend to be targeting black citizens and other minorities.

What can overwhelmingly contribute to resolving that situation? Repeal ALL those laws, especially every single drug-related law on the books, and you will greatly decrease police harassment of innocent people. I am sure of that. Ending “qualified immunity” will also help.

Police Brutality, Riots, Racism, and Political Correctness Run Amok

The riots going on in various cities are troubling, and I don’t believe they have that much to do with racism. The riots mainly have to do with cops killing unarmed black people, which is not happening as often as the media tells us, but there are activists who are exploiting and exaggerating the racial conflict problem.

Please explain to me just how breaking windows and breaking into a business and looting and stealing from small business owners’ livelihoods and burning down businesses, burning cars and burning down the public library, have to do with a cop killing some guy? Or how it has to do with racism in America?

Why take your anger out on innocent people who haven’t harmed you and their livelihoods?

Some of the looted or destroyed businesses in Minneapolis were owned by black people or other minorities or immigrants. Some of them put signs in windows stating, “Black owned business,” or “Business owned by immigrants.” But no, those businesses got destroyed anyway.

During the 1960s the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. protested racial discrimination and injustice peacefully. He and others, hundreds of thousands of others, marched on Washington, and they did so peacefully. And they effected in getting the Civil Rights Act passed and repealing Jim Crow laws throughout the country.

However, they didn’t seem to change things with local police departments. In New York the police are known to harass and “stop and frisk” blacks and Hispanics and regardless if there were reasons to suspect someone of wrongdoing. (Repealing the drug laws and ending the failed “war on drugs” would go a long way in stopping many of those police abuses, but that’s for a different discussion.)

But why are things different now with protests, as compared to the Martin Luther King era? And while there is police brutality, that obviously should not be tolerated. The protests go beyond government violence against blacks and other minorities, and protesters are going after speech, including innocent, harmless speech. And for absurd political correctness reasons.

To show just how absurdly things have changed, and for the worse, now we have another example of political correctness run amok. It appears that UCLA’s political science department is investigating a lecturer for reading Dr. King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” to the class. And the letter includes the “N word,” which the lecturer also read out loud. Why would he not? Oooh, he said the “N word,” even though it was Dr. King who wrote the word, and not the lecturer using the word himself.

So the kids complained. And I’m not even going to write out the whole “N word,” you know what I mean. I don’t want this blog to be taken down. So I have to censor myself, because there are people out there who feel offended by every little word or sentence, so it seems.

And I’m Jewish, but if someone utters the “K word” I couldn’t care less. Or the “H word.” I really couldn’t care less, and those things don’t offend me. Why have people become so offended by everything?

Another example: Sacramento Kings play-by-play announcer, Grant Napear, was fired by the Kings and the radio station, because he tweeted, “All lives matter…” in response to a discussion on the Black Lives Matter movement. All he did was tweet, “All lives matter.”

What, not all lives matter? Why is that offensive? It’s like everything is “racist” now.

Sorry if I’m too rational for today’s “systemic” irrationality. And yes, it appears to be systemic now, the absurdity, the Orwellian nonsense. Racism, by the way, is not “systemic.” That is just not the case. Barack Obama couldn’t have gotten elected president and reelected president if the U.S. were a racist country. (And there are some people who believe that pointing that out is itself “racist.” Not exactly thinking people, quite frankly.)

But, “War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength.”

Speaking of “Orwellian,” one of my favorite libertarian bloggers, Robert Wenzel, has a post about police in various municipalities going overboard to show how they are NOT racists, by lying face down on the ground and “washing the feet” of Black Lives Matter organizers. Wenzel notes that this is an example of “early-stage Cultural Revolution of Mao’s China.” (I think it’s early stage nuttiness, if you don’t mind my saying that.)

And, regarding the police controversies I’m not a “hate-cops” person, or a “blue lives matter” person. In my world, no one would be above the law, including the enforcers of the law. But I don’t see all police as one group, because each of us is an individual.

We can’t say “white people this” or “black people that,” or “cops this or that,” because there are many good cops who probably have gone through their entire careers never having hurt anyone or even shot their guns while on duty.

Unfortunately, one psycho comes along and keeps his knee on someone’s neck and kills him. We have to weed out those ones, if there is to be a government monopoly on security. Perhaps consider privatizing that function?

No, I Don’t Trust Government Doctors

There is a very enlightening article by Dr. Marilyn Singleton, MD of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS).

The AAPS is the decent alternative to the loathsome American Medical Association (AMA).

In the new article Dr. Singleton asks if we can trust the government with our medical care. No, of course we can’t trust the government with our medical care. Jeepers, creepers.

We can’t trust the government with FISA surveillance, we can’t trust the government empowered to snoop through our emails and texts, we can’t trust the government with our retirement matters, and we can’t trust the government to be in control of education and student loans, so why should we trust government bureaucrats with our most personal, private medical matters?

Dr. Singleton points out some facts of history in America, including how the U.S. government experimented on people without their knowledge or consent, or based on questionable information on consent forms.

For examples, Dr. Singleton cites several states who made forced sterilizations legal, and such sterilizations were often used to try to weed out possible offspring of the “feebleminded.” Government health commissars and psychiatric institution “doctors” and medical practitioners went after psychiatric patients, black people and Latinos, Native Americans, welfare recipients, and persons with an IQ lower than 70. (Phew. Donald Trump is lucky they didn’t get him, that’s for sure!)

And she quotes Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes thus: “It is better for all the world if, instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind…. Three generations of imbeciles are enough”

Yikes, look in the mirror, Ollie.

And Dr. Singleton also mentioned the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis of black Americans that went on for 40 years, in which the sickos of the U.S. government deliberately let their black victims continue to suffer from syphilis without treating them.

Now, I felt that Dr. Singleton’s mention of the 1989 measles vaccine experiment fits right in with our current measles hysteria going on especially in New York. The 1989 experiment on black and Hispanic babies first consisted of the dishonesty in the CDC’s lying with misinformation on the vaccine consent forms, saying that it was “shown to be effective” when in actuality it was “experimental and unlicensed,” according to Dr. Singleton.

The experimental vaccine was stopped in 1991 when it was revealed that it caused deaths in babies in Africa and Haiti. The CDC finally apologized in 1996. Now, this is during the 1990s, mind you, not exactly the “Dark Ages” of the 1920s or ’30s. So, it wouldn’t surprise me if government sociopaths continue to experiment on people without their knowledge or consent to this day.

And regarding the measles hysteria, the truth is that measles is not that serious a disease. It is actually a mild disease. If you are in reasonably good health, especially well-nourished, then your immune system probably will be strong and even if someone contracts the disease that individual might be sick and out from school or work for a week, like from a cold. So, the hysteria is unwarranted, in my non-hysterical opinion.

The problem is that some people are not well nourished. Many people in our modern society are consuming junk food and processed foods with synthetic chemicals that interfere with the digestion and absorption of the nutrients from the healthy foods they are eating. And then there are the prescription drugs, alcohol and other drugs that weaken people’s immune systems. (As I wrote in my post on my medical ordeal with bad doctors and their cherished prescription drugs, many “doctors” are obsessed with those pharmaceuticals and seem totally oblivious to the importance of nutrition.)

So, talk about informed consent. So far on this blog I have linked to some very good measles related articles, pointing out that a lot of already-vaccinated people are getting the measles, and there are people getting the measles from the measles vaccines!

But we don’t hear these facts from the news media outlets, many of which are funded by pharmaceutical companies’ commercials.

Yet, we have ignorant fascists like the mayor of New York City who want to force people to be assaulted with vaccines that might possibly actually compromise their immune systems or give them neurological problems, and government bureaucrats and “doctors” who want to quarantine healthy individuals who don’t even have the measles but who just don’t want to be assaulted with a damn vaccine!!

So, as Dr. Marilyn Singleton points out, there are very good reasons to not trust government with our medical care. And by the way, given that government bureaucracies are sharing information about people with other government bureaucracies, even though I have no criminal record and have never harmed anyone, I certainly wouldn’t want my personal, private medical information and everything I might tell a doctor be shared with HHS that could share it with DHS, FBI, TSA, DEA, all agencies which need to go the same way as the old Soviet Union, in my opinion.

Colin Kaepernick Protesting “Oppression”

I wanted to write something about the football player Colin Kaepernick who doesn’t want to stand for the National Anthem. I’m not big on flags or anthems. But he really is a goofball.

I don’t want to get into all the race stuff here. America in general is not a “racist” country, especially given that Americans elected a black President in 2008 and reelected him in 2012. Obama couldn’t have gotten elected without the majority of white voters.

And I don’t want to get into the police stuff here. I think there would be fewer incidents of police harassing innocent black people if we ended the drug war. That’s the main cause of many of America’s social and criminal justice issues now. You’ll never stop people from getting their drugs if they want them. America was not meant to be a police state, or a nanny state.

Kaepernick was also shown wearing a shirt with pictures of Fidel Castro, while protesting America’s “oppression” of black people. Fidel Castro killed thousands of people while administering over a totalitarian regime of communist … “oppression.”

Meanwhile, back in capitalist America, Colin Kaepernick is making millions of dollars as a football player, and now as a Nike advertiser. Cognitive dissonance here?

Anyway, I just think Kaepernick is a goofball, with wild and crazy hair. He actually has more hair than Linc on “The Mod Squad.” So, he cracks me up.

And if he is so against “oppression,” then why is he a football player? They keep bashing each other’s heads and getting concussions. The whole thing is nuts.