I Am Racist!
I know I’m racist because I’ve been told so. I’ve been told I’m racist because I don’t believe Barack Obama has been a very good president. Even though I could care less about the colour of his skin, I’m a racist because I believe he is the ultimate triumph of glib rhetoric over real accomplishment. I’m a racist because I believe his record as president illustrates his lack of commitment to his stated values and demonstrates little more than a love of the spotlight and a lust for power.
The American economy is in tatters. Unemployment is consistently over 8% and this president has ignored not only the spirit of the constitution but the letter of it. It is his Attorney General who stands in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents that were subpoenaed in the Fast & Furious scandal. It is this president who supported him in his disdain for the people’s representatives.
I’m a racist because Spike Lee and Michael Moore tell me I’m a racist. These are the same celebrities who in different televised interviews admitted that President Obama has not delivered on his promises but they would vote for the president anyway. Why? Simply because of President Obama’s race. I’m a racist because I believe in evaluating on a person’s record rather than their skin colour.
I’m a racist because I do not support the mindless sanctimony of so many on the left who are more caught up in the illusion of a black man being president than they are in the reality of a nation facing serious issues for which he is both ill-prepared and is unwilling to properly address.
I am a racist because I am offended that this president promised “change you can believe in” but has demonstrated in this election campaign the worst gutter politics of any party on either the right or the left. I’m a racist because I do not support a president who happens to be black because one of his key political supporters admitted on CNN that it doesn’t matter that she deliberately misquoted the Los Angeles Times in a fund raising letter to the American People. I’m a racist because that lack of ethics and integrity matters to me.
I am considered a racist in Canada too because I condemn the neo-Nazi, xenophobic attitudes behind the discriminatory policies of the Party Quebecois and the CAQ which would trample the rights of fellow citizens simply because they weren’t born to a pur laine French family.
I am a racist because I demand and expect all citizens regardless of race, culture, language or heritage to be treated identically under the law. I am a racist because I condemn female gender mutilation, abortion being used to get rid of unwanted female fetuses by some whose culture is highly paternalistic and refuse to accept the right of some cultures to impose their system of law, their values or their faith on others.
I am racist because I am proud that I come from a multi-racial family that includes blacks, whites, Asians and indigenous people.
I am racist because I believe that the person’s race, culture, religion, gender orientation and hair colour are significantly less important than their character and their values.
I am also a fascist.
I know this is true because I have been called a fascist many times for believing that we each have a responsibility for our own lives rather than a God-given right to expect the government and the taxpayer to pay our way. I am a fascist because I believe that post-secondary education should be available to all who qualify but that the responsibility to pay for it is a shared responsibility between the government and the student.
I am a fascist because I actually believe in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, The American Bill of Rights and the U.N. Charter of Rights. I am a fascist because I believe that taxing one group to give more entitlements to others is simply wrong and that everyone except those who live below the poverty line should pay exactly the same percentage of their income in taxes to support the needs of the country.
I am a fascist because I recognize that government does not create wealth or jobs, it undermines both and promoting class conflict as many politicians do these days is nothing more than a cynical strategy to divide the electorate and win votes.
I am a fascist because I believe that the prosperity of a nation lies in the accomplishment of its individual citizens and not in the hands of bureaucrats and politicians who have a proven record of failure.
I am a fascist because I am offended by the hypocrisy of the left in Canada which repeatedly and hysterically condemns the Conservative government but which remains silent on the repeated ethics and legal violations of its own political representatives.
Since the last Canadian election, the socialist New Democratic Party has been caught twice in improper and illegal fund raising activities and was recently fined more than $340,000 by the CRTC. The left-leaning Liberals have had a Senator sent to prison for misappropriation of government funds and misuse of government resources. It was forced to terminate the employment of a senior staffer who violated the privacy of a sitting Cabinet Minister by using government computers and Internet access to publish details of the minister’s divorce and it now stands accused of misusing a highly respected Liberal senator who they knew was suffering from dementia and had been declared mentally incompetent six months ago for their own cynical purposes.
I am a fascist because I recognize that the Conservative Party has not been fined, charged or convicted of any ethical breach of the rules or the law during that same period. Even in the so called Robocall scandal, which saw the left accuse the Conservatives of illegal and unethical election campaign fraud, the only person charged and fined to date is a Liberal. I am a fascist because I believe that matters.
I am a fascist because I believe that there are too many entitlements for those who don’t need them and not enough real support for the working poor. I am a fascist because I believe it is a disgrace to demand free tuition, public sector and union salary increases when there are people sleeping in our streets and children going to bed hungry.
I am a fascist because I believe that ‘treating’ ourselves to more entitlements using borrowed money is the road to economic ruin and I am a fascist because I believe in less government not more government control of our families and our individual lives.
I am anti-environmental because I believe that global warming is more fanaticism than science. I am anti-environment because I refused to support the Kyoto Accord which was signed by a Liberal government and never implemented.
I am anti-women because I believe that abortion is a highly personal decision that should never be easy for anyone and that the father and the fetus both have rights.
I am homophobic because I think that pride parades and other outrageous behaviour are both unnecessary and insulting. I am homophobic because I fail to see how promoting how different it is, the gay and lesbian community expects to be accepted as a normal part of our society. I am homophobic even though I have spoken out in support of the gay and lesbian community and attacked those who would suppress their right to marry and love who they wish. I am homophobic because I believe gay couples are entitled to all of the same benefits, rights and respect as heterosexual couples.
I know I am all of these things and more because I have been called all of these things and more but I am never offended by it. I am proud to be called a racist by those who put a higher value on race, culture and language than they do on character, integrity and respect for the rights of others.. I am proud that my values prevent me from judging a person by the colour of their skin and forces me to evaluate them based solely on their actions and their principles.
I am proud that I understand that the success of any society is built on the success of the individuals that comprise it and that there is no self-respect or sense of accomplishment to be found in living off paltry government handouts or penalizing others for being successful.
I am proud to be called a fascist by those who lack the intellectual ability to fairly evaluate others based on a consistent set of values but who are quick to condemn those who do not agree with them while being slow to condemn the performance and ethical violations of those they support..
We are divided into left and right, not by choice but by blind stupidity. We have traded away our values for entitlements and to willfully embrace politically correct illusions of principled values. Voting for a failed politician simply because he is black is every bit as racist as voting against a successful politician for the same reason.
If I was an American, I could not support Barack Obama based solely on his record and his broken promise to deliver change in which we could believe. I cannot support a xenophobic Quebecois political party that tramples and restricts the rights of fellow citizens in the name of cultural purity and I have no respect for those who condemn others based on ideology while supporting those who do the very things they condemn. I am even more proud to be called all of these things by people to lazy to inform themselves and who follow like sheep without thought or application of personal values.
I hate hypocrisy and a lack of integrity above all else and quite frankly, my friends, if that makes me a racist and a fascist; I’m ok with that.
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