Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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Bigots And Racists

          Who are the real bigots and racists these days?  In my opinion the charges of bigotry and racism are being used to obscure the real issues facing our country.  The true bigotry and racism going on now is by those who are bigoted against the human race as created by God.

          Bigotry is defined as “stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one's own”,[1] and “a bigot is a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices, especially one exhibiting intolerance, irrationality, and animosity toward those of differing beliefs.” [2]  Racism on the other hand is defined as “the belief that the genetic factors which constitute race are a primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race”[3] and “a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others”[4].  Another definition of racism is the hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.

          As I have stated in the past; since we all come from the same genetic line starting with Adam, we are all the same race (the human race). This is why the Bible says to love your neighbor as yourself.   Bigotry as defined above doesn’t appear to me to be a problem as long as what you are bigoted about is true.  The distinction seems to be facts verses opinion and prejudice.  Stubbornness, intolerance and obstinacy are in no way improper if you are firmly based in the truth.  Truth never changes; it’s the same today as it was yesterday and will be tomorrow.  A fact is a truth and although people can try to say it is not; it cannot be other than what it is.  Facts are stubborn things.[5]  If you are not firmly and factually based in what you believe; why do you hold those beliefs?  If you are in some way unsure of your belief

system, you need to get busy and study to show yourself approved.  Beliefs not founded in fact are simply opinions or emotional determinations.  If your beliefs are not founded on more than emotion or opinion, you are simply opening yourself up to control by others.  This is why the progressives are trying to convince you that there are no absolutes.  Not to hurt anyone’s feelings, but the sun will be coming up tomorrow morning, even if you can’t see it through the clouds.  The stars are still in the heavens.  God is still there also, and the world is going along as planned.  

          Today, the progressives along with the majority of the lock step press seem to be the biggest offenders in bigotry and racism.  They use accusations of bigotry and racism through innuendo and just plain untruth.  They are doing their best to drive wedges between the people of our country with the idea of divide and conquer.  The following are some examples

1. “As our readers have already learned Rep. Andre Carson gathered Capitol Hill reporters around him and told the tale of racial slurs and menacing crowds on the verge of hurling rocks at the congressmen.  Our first few videos showed the congressmen coming out of the Cannon Office Building, walking down the steps and into Independence Avenue from various angles.  None of those videos revealed the racial hatred Rep. Carson conveyed to reporters that day and none of the videos showed a mob rushing or in any way impeding the congressmen.  When Rep. Carson gathered reporters around him to spread the myth of racial slurs being hurled “fifteen times” he painted the protesters not just as racists, but as a terrorist threat. 

 KERRY PICKET (Wash. Times): Do you think the people outside are generally dangerous or no?

REP. CARSON: Oh absolutely. I worked in homeland security. I’m from intelligence, and I’ll tell you, one of the largest threats to our internalsecurity…I mean terrorism has an Islamic face, but it really comes from racial supremacist groups. (Inaudible) It’s the kind of thing we keep a threat assessment on record [for].

PICKET: From groups like this?

REP. CARSON: Oh absolutely.

And we can now see this two pronged message continuing in the narrative from Democratic politicians and the media:  The Tea Party protests are really about white rage and they are sowing the seeds for domestic terrorism.  This was the message delivered by Rep. Carson that afternoon and that is the message the media has run with.

Only problem is, we can’t find any proof to back up Rep. Carson’s story.  And when challenged, he hides behind the legend and stature of Rep. Lewis.  The constant challenge of “Are you calling Rep. John Lewis a liar?” must now be answered with “Are you calling Rep. Andre Carson beyond reproach?”[6],[7]

2. “President Barack Obama, known for his lectures to others on civility, saw fit to use the obscene and derogatory term “tea-baggers” in a book interview with author Jonathan Alter.

Below is an excerpt from Alter’s new book The Promise: President Obama, Year One, to be released May 18:

Obama said that the unanimous House vote against the Recovery Act ‘set the tenor for the whole year’: ‘That helped to create the tea-baggers and empowered that whole wing of the Republican Party to where it now controls the agenda for the Republicans.’  For Obama, this was the greatest surprise of 2009.

“It is insulting to have him lecture on civility while being the least civil participant,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.  “Obama, get out of the gutter, wash your mouth out with soap and grow up.  Obama is acting like a teenager -- trying to be funny by using foul language and sexual innuendo.  Pre-teens think that is funny.  Adults do not.”

The revelation of Obama’s use of the term “tea-baggers” comes within a few days of his oft-cited May 1 commencement speech at the University of Michigan.”.[8]

3. Recently, Ben Jealous, president of the NAACP, accused the Tea Party movement of condoning racism. He presented accusations that were devoid of proof.  

          God is neither tolerant, nor open-minded.  Since He made and therefore owns it all, He wants things, ‘by God’ done His way.  If I made it all and owned it all, you would ‘by me’ do it my way.  If it was yours, I would have to, ‘by you’, do it your way.  Do you get it yet?  He is the boss, and we need to do what He says.  The Bible has been therefore provided as the instruction book.  There are those that, through ignorance, will say that the Bible was written by men and therefore not to be considered the actual Word of God. It has been sad throughout history that men overstep the bounds of their own ignorance and make jest of those who do possess the knowledge of the truth.  Even though the Bible says this will happen, some times it still causes pain and sorrow when you realize that those ignorant people will be lost.  If there were no Christianity, I would be an atheist because there is no other religion that is acceptable to me.  ‘It is better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you are stupid than to open it and

remove all doubt.’[9]  “Yet these men speak abusively against whatever they do not understand; and what things they do understand by instinct, like unreasoning animals—these are the very things that destroy them.”[10]  Progressives say "You don't need God anymore, you have us Democrats."[11]  

Our founders say "Religion in a Family is at once its brightest Ornament & its best Security."[12] We seem to have a difference of opinion displayed here.  Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can hurt feelings, ruin reputations and ruin careers.  False accusations and innuendo are one of the last resorts of the insecure.  Beware though; progressives believe that the end justifies the means.  As Andy Stern of the S.E.I.U has said; “If we can’t do it by the power of persuasion, we’ll do it by the persuasion of power”.

[5] Ronald Regan
[7] KERRY PICKET (Wash. Times):
[8] John Kartch
[9] Unable to find out to whom to attribute this quote
[10] Jude vs.10
[11] Nancy Pelossi, 2006
[12] Sam Adams, 1780


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