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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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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08104232418857314392 Just being honest

    I can’t help but notice the only negative comment here is a personal name-calling attack. Absolutely no substance, arguments or reasoned, fact based debate. But that’s how the left always argues, isn’t it.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16123459288721211812 Bear

      There’s a fair amount of name-calling on the right as well but there are two differences between the right and the left that I’ve noticed. First, the left never accepts the results of an election it didn’t win. It will not unite with the right after an election to fall in and support the leadership of the winning conservative/republican party/leader.

      Secondly, there is no middle ground with the left. If you aren’t in full support of their issues, their ideology or their candidates, you’re the enemy. For an ideology that believes it is progressive and sensitive, it is actually very insecure, sanctimonious and more than a little hypocritical. It was this attitude that drove me to the right.

  • Anonymous

    Very well said. Only a rare person can be all those things at once – but even rare-er 😉 is the person who can so eloquently speak to issues like you do, with honesty.

    The Crusty Codger

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16123459288721211812 Bear

      Thank you for that very kind comment and for taking the time to read my post. I appreciate both.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00068077596719584731 dmorris

    Hm, you’re “racist”, “fascist”,and anti-environment!

    Maybe I shouldn’t be caught hanging out here. I mean,what would people think! What about my reputation? Good rant,though. Just don’t let anyone know I said that.

    Well, I’m off to Aryan nations to see what the liberals are saying lately.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16123459288721211812 Bear

      My lips are sealed, your secrets are safe with me. Besides, who would believe a tainted racist homophobic anti-environmental fascist? Well, besides the left that is.

      Thanks for taking the time to read the post and leave a comment. I appreciate it.

  • Anonymous

    First time on your site. Enjoyed the eloquence and the irony of your piece. Will definitely visit again.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16123459288721211812 Bear

      I appreciate that you took the time to drop by and hope you will again. On this site I welcome all comments even if they don’t agree with mine. All I ask is for a little civility and mutual respect. Thank you for taking the time to read the post and leave a comment.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16564199754847966303 Grumpyelder

    Nicely done Bear, got a little chuckle out of your reply to the troll

    Your post reminded me of Bob–enjoy

    http://youtu.be/AbULBAjstBA

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16123459288721211812 Bear

      Thank you Grump. I get tired of the hyperbole and the hypocrisy. A lot of labels are thrown around very carelessly, especially by the left and by trolls.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18058670683654112613 newcenturion

    Love your blog. Great post Bear!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16123459288721211812 Bear

      Thank you. I appreciate your support.

  • Anonymous

    Who cares what you are or what you think? Just another knob with a blog who thinks that makes him somebody.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16123459288721211812 Bear

      Clearly you cared enough to actually stop whatever important things you were doing in your life to come and read this post. So which of us is the bigger knob; me for writing it or you for being stupid enough to waste your time reading it and writing a comment?

      And for the record, my blog doesn’t make me somebody anymore than your petty angst makes you somebody worth taking seriously.

    • Anonymous

      Must be one of those people who accuse someone of all the above merely as an attempt to silence them. Because I have no idea how you could not agree.

      Brad maynard

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16123459288721211812 Bear

      The world is full of people who confuse feelings with thought. The ability to actual engage in critical thinking is becoming a lost art and society’s collective IQ is plummeting as a result.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00944532662261333590 Sherry

    I am a constituent of a Republican Representative to our Congress. We travel in the same social circles and on more than one occasion I’ve attended functions where he has been present.

    He has made the comment, more than once, that we should be really angry at Congress for wasting time on social issues and ignoring economic bills that have been proposed by this President or the Democrats.

    He was quoted in our local newspaper saying that women need to be very angry at Congress for what they’re trying to do to us. That there is no Republican leadership in Congress that will control the Tea Party nonsense which is contributing to it’s inability to get anything done.

    He then turns around, goes back to Washington and votes in lockstep for every one of the policies he’s had bad things to say about. And when he runs for re-election people will only remember he toed the “party” line.

    ****sigh****

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16123459288721211812 Bear

      It’s a common circumstance. Only politicians can be so two-faced while actually believing they are staying true to their principles and ethically representing their constituents. Sometimes I have very little difficulty understanding why so many revolutions are violent and bloody. There is a lot of frustration and resentment behind almost every one of them.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01439444791204784574 bertie

    You are a Homofaciraci person.I like you.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16123459288721211812 Bear

      I appreciate that but I think we need to come up with a label that is easier to pronounce and definitely easier to spell.

  • john

    Oh, yeah! Welll you’re a raci- oops, uh no.

    Umm …. uh …

    You’re a HOMOPHOBE! HA! So there! I win! I win!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16123459288721211812 Bear

      You lose. You left out fascist.

  • http://drakhor.wordpress.com/ drakhor

    It seems to me that in the last 20-30 years, “intelligence” has become the new “racism”. If you’re (too ?) smart, you must be a racist because you don’t believe in the same stupidity.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16123459288721211812 Bear

      Just after the turn of the last century, women’s suffrage was the major civil rights issue of the day. In the middle of the last century it was the civil rights of minorities, especially the black community. I believe that today’s civil rights issue is common sense. There is an incredible intolerance for just plain, old fashioned common sense and when you speak out in support of it, the intolerant attack.

  • Anonymous

    Very well said. As always, I enjoy reading your blog. Thank you.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16123459288721211812 Bear

      I appreciate that you take the time to read and support this blog. Thank you.