It is unbelievable that all of a sudden after 50 or 60 years, everything becomes racism. Every single person is a racist.
People are demanding the change of name of the John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California for some supposed racist comments John Wayne made over 50 years ago. For the information of people born later than 41 years ago, Marion Michael Morrison, known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed Duke, was an actor, director, producer and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient. Very famous for his roles in Western films.
President Jimmy Carter, a “Democrat,” awarded Wayne the Presidential Medal of Freedom, postmortem. Now 41 years after his death people are saying that he was a racist.
I was also reading somewhere that on Sunday evening, the Global editor for the Washington Post tweeted “White women are lucky that we are just calling them ‘Karens’ and not calling for revenge.”
Karen Attiah wrote in a since-deleted tweet, “The lies & tears of White women hath wrought — Murder of Emmett Till — 53 percent of white women voting for Trump. White women are lucky that we are just calling them ‘Karen’s’. And not calling for revenge.” If this is not racism, I would love to know what it is.
Is this woman coming out with this story 65 years after the death of Emmett Till?
For those who don’t like to read and have no knowledge of who Emmett Till was, he was a 14-year-old African American child who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955, after being accused of offending a white woman in her family’s grocery store. Emmett Till posthumously became an icon of the civil rights movement.
The problem now is that everything is RACIST. Just a couple of weeks ago I was having a conversation with a woman who was always considered a friend among my family and circle of friends (she is black). We were discussing the fact that many people confuse race with ethnicity, because there are people of different races from the same ethnic group.
This lady is extremely arrogant and in her way of expressing herself, asked me: “What do you mean races?” I told her, “Well, when I went to school, I was taught there are four races — Black, White, Red and Yellow (meaning Black, White, Red (Indians) and Yellow (Asians). But we are not talking about races, just the confusion some people have between races and ethnicity.”
She said that my teachers were plain stupid, because there is only one race and that is the “Human race.”
Abruptly, she got up from her chair and told me: “You are a racist.” I kept my cool but asked her: “If I am a racist what are you, being black, doing in my office having a supposed civilized conversation?”
There was another lady present and she got involved in the conversation saying: “Well, she is right, there is only one race and
that is the human race.”
I didn’t think that type of conversation was worth my precious time, so I got up and thanked them for their visit. Coincidentally, I happened to drive by the home of lady #2 and saw a sign on her window reading BLM. That same afternoon she stopped by to say hello and I took the opportunity to say: “I didn’t know you work for the US Department of Interior… I just passed by your house and noticed you have a sign on your window reading BLM, which stands for Bureau of Land Management, a division of the US Department of Interior.”
She said, “Oh no, I don’t work for the federal government, it stands for Black Lives Matter.” I couldn’t control my emotions and reminded her of her comments in support of the other woman who had the audacity to call me a racist. I told her, “I thought you said there is only one race and that is the HUMAN RACE.”
I added, “Since every living soul is human, meaning that ALL LIVES MATTER, you just proved you are the racist and a hypocrite.”
I heard someone commenting that this country will never be socialist socialism is 1/8th from communism) but it is coming, the first step toward communism is the elimination of history, destruction of statues and historical monuments. All they have to do is look at what happened in Cuba and Venezuela (one of the richest countries in South America) and now they don’t even have toilet paper,
One only needs to learn the prophetic words of Nikita Khrushchev, a Soviet politician who led the Soviet Union during part of the Cold War as the first secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, when he said in 1960 (since everybody is now remembering things that happened 50 and 60 years ago), “We cannot expect Americans to jump from capitalism to communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving Americans small doses of socialism until they totally awake to find they have communism.”
Wake up America. It is coming!
Perly Viasmensky is the General Manager of the Las Vegas Tribune. She writes a weekly column in this newspaper. To contact Perly Viasmensky, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org