For those who do not know what CPAC means, it is the initials for Conservative Political Action committee that is meeting for the second day today, to firm up their straw poll for which candidate they will support. Early forecasts, and if you read my post yesterday it should be no surprise to anyone, if applause is any indicator, it appears that Rick Santorum will be their choice.
If I may digress from the title for a moment, when Rick Santorum was asked what he thought about the changes being made in the military for women in combat; He said, and I quote,”I do not think that it is a good idea to put women on the front lines as it would offer too many distractions because of emotions.”
This is another typically insane statement that comes out of the disturbed mind of Rick Santorum. Everyone appears to be puzzled by exactly what he means. Does he think women are too emotional to do the job or does he think it will distract the male troops if they get an erection? When he exclaims,”It’s hot down there”, one can only believe he is talking of the later, unless perhaps he has a venereal disease for which he needs to be treated with anti-biotics.
The man is so focused against women libertine and against contraception, just being wrong in his mind,it’s anyone’s guess what he is saying. His ideals are even extreme when it comes to the teachings of the Catholic Church, which he professes to be a member of. He clearly speaks as a man who only sees women as a womb and therefore incapable of anything other than procreation. Apparently he is in favor of the idea that women just lay there and conceive since the fear of pregnancy or pleasure, would be a sin for women, in his convoluted mind.
The really offensive thing, and it only follows up with the bigotry in the Conservative group and Tea Party belief, is that the White Nationalists are speaking at this Convention to not only promote their own ideology but that which the John Birch Society embraces and from which the Tea Party springs, as well.
The official interpretation of the White Nationalists is that it is an intellectual society as well as political that advocates National identity for the white race with subgroups of White separation and White supremacy although they try to play down the supremacy group while in conversation. They use statistics and social science to define their self-conscious white identity. They challenge immigration,civil rights and racial integration, no different from what the Tea Party does.
White people are defined by them to mean people of White European descent with non-Jewish roots. The truth is they are no different from the judges, ministers, and lawyers who use to wear white robes and hoods with the exception that they do not go around burning crosses or killing innocent people.
For those of us who know that the Conservatives claim to be so pro-Israel, we have to question as to why they would tolerate such bigots at their conventions, much less let them speak.
The answer of course is that when Rick Santorum made the comment in Iowa, “we needed to make black people get off welfare and work for their pay check.” he spoke out loud what the Conservatives really say behind closed doors. Only Newt said it out loud in front of the World when he said,”Black youth need to be put to work as janitors in the schools and babysitters at the illegal age of ten. The bigots are gathering to train their subjects.
If the Conservative and Tea Party connections, do not scare us all then those of you who are bigots, all I can say is, I am sorry that you allow yourself to hate because it only destroys you.Many times when we think we are better than someone else that “Karma” will follow us to the point that it will either turn our own children or our grand children against us.
Those of you who think your genealogy will withstand the “white test” could be surprised to find yourself the victim of discriminatory practices, by the time these bigots finish their studies.
There were laws prohibiting marriage in Europe, as well as America. People were not allowed to marry outside of their Class, Religion or Race. This did not prevent couples from falling in love, although it was forbidden by law.
As a result of the lack of effective birth control for women, unlawful pregnancies did occur. If they married or considered marriage, they were put in jails and frequently sentenced to death. Other times they would be hung and beaten by what was known as mob justice or vigilantes. Fathers and husbands had a right to punish their daughters or wives in any manner they saw fit.
The Ku Klux Klan killed Catholics, Jews, and African-Americans, while others looked the other way and denied any knowledge of the same. Bombings of Churches and Synagogues along with homes of families and lawyers, who worked towards civil rights and in defense of the same, were a constant in the South. If they did not seek illegal abortions under duress, then adoptions were sit up that gave the child different backgrounds and a new identity.
The hate that existed amongst races and religions,were more violent because of prosecution today, but the hate being directed towards people of the Muslim religion and against gay marriages, today, is the same, as the bigotry against inter racial marriage was then.
It is government and the laws that prevent the constant and continued violence that they were able to get away with then. The Conservatives and Tea Party have a continued refrain as to the interference of government in our lives, since they believe equality of the races, women, and workers is theirs to determine. In truth, they see us as the”lesser of God’s creatures,”for which the Bible gave them dominance over. They quoted the Bible against inter racial marriages then as they do against gay marriages today.
No one ever spoke of or ever told children, who were conceived out of marriage, that they had been adopted out to other families. Closet secrets were to remain in the closet and anyone who failed to “Honor” the secrets, was usually sent away from the family or made the “Black Sheep” of the community. Other times the community would literally pour hot tar on them and then pour feathers over them, if anyone divulged any truths that were to remain secret. They had many ways to force people to remain silent through acts of humiliations, if anyone was to tell the truth.
If the children were too young to remember the adoption, they grew up never knowing they were adopted but in many cases always longing for something that they felt missing in their lives. The adopted child simply took on the religious beliefs of the family who adopted them along with their nationality or race.This produced many of our ancestors. It was not until 1967 in Pace vs. Alabama, The Supreme Court ruled that inter racial marriages were legal.
At other times, the family who declare European descent, and think their ancestors did not marry or have a family member of a different race forced to produce a child in their family, should reacess their thinking, as it is very rare in America, when a member of our own family was not placed in a compromised position by those who felt entitled to commit injustice against a member of our own family.
All of us have members of our families who would be of questionable descent on their list of “unacceptables”. Men of all nationalities as well as men of white European descent, throughout the world, have forced themselves on women of all races,creed and color since the beginning of time. When these bigots determine who can pass their tests, they go back many generations as what they really are after is dominance of the entire human race.
The attacks on women or on other occasions, the secret affairs by women, have produced children who became our ancestors, even if they did not marry them out right;as a result rare is the family that would not be considered a mixed race family by these bigots. We cannot let the bigots amongst us return us to the 1700′s mentality, with our help.
When they claim, “President OBama is causing Class Warfare.” they are doing nothing more than using diversion tactics in an effort to cover up the truth. It is no different from the tar and feathering of another time in history. By now we should all be aware of their intentions to deny equality to all but the 1%, while President OBama fights on for the best interests of all of us.
When people of different backgrounds and ideas meet to discuss different thoughts,actions, or theories we become the most advanced and strongest in the job market. It is through new inventions and ideas that we lead the World in productivity. This is what has always given us the step-up and advanced us as a Nation over the rest of the World.
Even with our economy, that is slowly recovering, we are still considered the safest Country in the world for other Nations to invest. When we accept the differences that exist in all of us, regardless of race,creed, and color, we also lead the World in the acceptance of morality and human rights.
It has always been the differences between us that stimulates thought and engineering in American Democracy, and has made us the greatest Democracy in the World. To allow these bigots to destroy our acceptance of diversity is no different from if we, ourselves, participate in the destruction of our own Democracy.
I will digress again and offer an update on the Wisconsin recall of Tea Party Governor Scott Walker, as another thing that must never change us back to the mentality that these bigots are suggesting and before Unions were established to protect our rights as workers, is the right for the American worker to receive an honest day’s pay for an honest days’ work.
After the Koch brothers pumped millions of dollars into their efforts to save Scott Walker, the legitimacy of the million signatures that were gathered on the petition to recall him, have been verified and found accurate. It is the largest ever done in history.
Scott Walker’s Pacs are running ads that are filled with lies with the 4 million dollars pumped into his fight to remain in office, from Tea Party interests.
Those who do not know what the problem is, Scott Walker, has been Union busting in the State and has laid off more workers in Wisconsin, than any State in the United States, as well as, set back the teaching staff, to the point Wisconsin schools may never recover.
The up and coming bright star of the Republican Party and Tea Party darling, governor Mitch Daniels, of Indiana is doing the same thing with the Republican majority in his State by passing through, “the right to work laws.” This has also been attempted in Ohio.
The Republicans in Virginia, under the guidance of Bob McDonnell, who is on the A-list as a vice Presidential candidate, have passed through the legislation, a bill that would ban all birth control. They have also passed a bill stating that all women, including rape and incest victims, must be probed by a totally intrusive, sometimes painful, and unnecessary vaginal ultrasound, before abortion can be allowed.This includes women whose lives are endangered by pregnancy.
The legal definition of rape is any unwanted penetration of a person’s body. For the State Republican legislators of Virginia to deny women their Constitutional right to their own body and instead declare it legal to penetrate a woman’s body with a vaginal ultrasound, is nothing more than legalizing rape against women.
All this is unconstitutional and very humiliating and an unnecessary expense for young girls who are victims of rape and only subjects them to another rape as it does all women. It is totally degrading to women’s rights for the State to say it has the right to choose how women’s’ bodies and health will be treated. The Republican majority also passed the”right to work laws that breaks up the Unions so that factories and Corporations can lower wages to the workers, while increasing hours that workers must work.
While the Conservatives all yell,” about too much government,” it is too much of the bigoted Tea Party and Conservatives, who are responsible for our corroding rights, as American citizens, instead. While the Republicans stir up Religious rights being infringed on in Congress, they are only throwing up more smoke screens to deny the right of every woman to make the decision in their own health, in their Doctor’s office.
Government as does Unions,protects the rights of women,minorities, and workers, and that is why they make so many inaccurate statements and complaints about government interference and against Unions, while they themselves totally abuse our rights to choose,to determine our own health issues,lifestyle, earn an income, in a safe working environment, that will provide for our families and maintain our human dignity, because their real interests lies in doing away with both government and Unions that protect us.
Finally then I will close with this; If we do not educate ourself further on the sameness along with the differences between ourself and other ideas,races,political parties,and,religions,we will never truly know ourselves. When we refuse others the right to accept what they have an equal right to we refuse ourselves, as well as the next generations, their rights to earn dignity from a job well done.
Our Forefathers understood that morality could not be legislated. They understood as the rational members amongst us do, that none of the Churches much less mankind itself, would or could ever agree on what rules of morality would apply.
No two Churches in America have yet agreed 100% conclusively on what they determine to be moral. Even inside their own Church there are many extreme interpretations of morality that often lead to splinter groups or Churches breaking away to establish their own Church with their own definition of morality. When they do come close to agreeing they argue over how it should be handled and who will be in charge of determining the rules and administering the same. That argument, with a 70% majority of Tea Party and Conservative membership, has entered the Republican Party and renders them ineffective with agreeing on anything or more importantly, to represent “We the People”.
It is the Tea Party, Conservatives and bigots,once more trying to infringe on the rights of American citizens,while hiding behind Religious Rights, who would do away with the Equal rights Amendment along with decisions of the Supreme Court and our Constitution that protects us all.
European descent means nothing to how we live, it is how we think, feel,act towards others, and accept other people, who are different from ourselves, that says it all.Ignorance is always at the key root of bigotry and hate, and often followed by greed. Once we learn about others we learn more about ourselves. If we vote in ignorance then every member of our own family will pay for the mistake we make in November, generations after us.
Good luck in your studies, if you are ready to let go of the your own misconceptions. I hope so for your sake that you will take this advice that I offer. Usually I don’t offer advice to others but in this case I will make an exception as I want all my readers, along with our neighbors and fellow citizens, to know the pure joy of acceptance of the equal rights of every American citizen.
Under my own logo I totally discourage taking advice from others who are unfamiliar with our own feelings and circumstances so it is a true contradiction for me to offer it, otherwise. Orson Welles said it best when he said,”Giving good advice is utterly pointless as the wise do not need it and the stupid do not listen;” with that I wish you all a friendly week-end everyone. Don’t forget to hug someone or a pet.
UPDATE: Mitt Romney was the winner of the straw poll but only because his group bought votes. Just another prime example of politics at it’s worse.