A Proud, conservative, white Christian.

Not sure why I posted this picture, but it just seemed to fit.
Not sure why I posted this picture, but it just seemed to fit.

Putting it bluntly...

I'm just plain, outright, sick and tired of being "bashed" and "put-down" merely because who I am. That being a "White, Conservative, Christian". If you fit any three of these pronouns, you probably understand what I am talking about.


Let's start with: White

Because I'm white, it seems like I have to be apologetic for something that happened to others long before I was even born. Back to the days when slavery existed and the American Indian was under attack. It seems that many Americans out there now deem it necessary that our Government should compenstate those whose ancesters were violated at the expense of those of us, who had absolutly nothing to do with this travesty.

Now, let me say, that Slavery was horrible and and embarrassment to all of mankind, the Indians got screwed, there are no arguments about it. There is no argument here.

I can only wish it never happened, but it did happen. But, because I'm white, I am guilty by association. I still see people posting about white guy this and white guy that and how they are screwing everybody. Well, I, have never screwed ANYBODY! and because I'm a white guy, I am looped in as a piece of dirt by many, many people.


Conservative!

That is just a bad word by people who in general, just love to stereotype. They think of Archie Bunker is the conservative poster child.

They are portrayed as racists, bigots, money-grubbers, who are out-to-screw the poor people and make the rich man RICHER. Well that simply isn't so, not by a long shot.

I'm not a raciest or a bigot, I was not raised that way, I have been fortunate enough to have had many friends. Friends of different colors, races and religions. A friend is a friend....period. I have opinions and convictions that may differ from them as do they from me.

Let me tell ya, I have been a penny or two away from being poor. I'm now maybe a nickel away but I still have to work hard to keep my chin above water. I can also say that I don't hate anybody.

But, being a Conservative means that I cannot speak out against anything or anyone, without hurting somebody's feelings, because we are just mean people, at least that is what many people truly think. The whole "politically correct" terminology has been aimed at primarily the Conservatives of America.


Christian!

You know, this one is probably the toughest. I was referred to recently that as a Christian, I am "demeaning to human beings". Wow! as a Christian, and I still say, I represent the average Christian in this country. I have traveled a lot and met a lot of people.

They are the same everywhere you go. Some good, some bad, but on the average, people are good. I really believe that. I can say one thing about Christian folks is that they have given millions (probably billions) of dollars of their hard earned money, to people on the streets, for food, clothes and shelter ALL over the world.

I practice to love my neighbor as I love myself. I teach that to my kids. Sure, it is not always easy, and yes I do fail from time to time, but that is my goal.

I am a White, Conservative Christian man, who is very pleased at what I stand for and, there are millions across this country JUST like me. We work hard, raise good kids, are happily married.....and we follow the teachings of the Holy Bible. Mostly to love your neighbor as you would love yourself...and yes, we love our God, with all our heart, mind and soul, without any reservations. Yet, by millions of Americans, most of them liberal (my opinion, but I pretty sure I am spot on!). We are simply demeaning to human beings. We are hateful and selfish. All I a can is, that is not true. I am white, I am conservative, but most importantly, I am a Christian.

I felt like I needed to get this off of my chest, so there it is. How about you?

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Mr. Happy 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

The Pine Ridge Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota is a inhumanely deplorable condition. A brief summary of the challenges we face here:

Lakotah men have a life expectancy of less than 44 years, lowest of any country in the World (excluding AIDS) including Haiti.

The Lakotah infant mortality rate is 300% more than the U.S. Average.

The rate of diabetes is 800% higher than the U.S national average.

Median income is approximately $2,600 to $3,500 per year.

97% of our Lakotah people live below the poverty line.

Natives are mistreated now!! As we speak! Please do inform yourself because the white man is still wronging the red man! I am white too but I do try to help instead of getting all angry. Do realize that us (the white people) conquered the world, divided Africa as we pleased, the Middle East (Britain gave the Jews the country of Palestine which was under the British Mandate) and we made slaves out of whoever we pleased.

We have a nasty record my friend and we should work at improving it. Do not get mad if people are upset at us, there are reasons, let's work at fixing the mess our grand-parents and grand-grand parents created.


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CMerritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Mr. Happy, I am all in favor of helping, without a doubt the Indians deserve all the help they can get. It is absolutely a crime what has happened to them...but, the white man today had nothing to do with it. Not that there are still some white buttholes out there, but the vast majority of white, conservative, Christian folks today want nothing more than seeing anyone, who is struggling such as the Indians you described today, and we should work on improving them, not as a government, but as an American race...I am tired of our government screwing things up in the name of politics. I meant no offense to anyone, rather than let off some steam.


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Mr. Happy 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Thanks for understanding. I do know where you are coming from though.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

I love this brilliant Hub!! I am in the exact same boat as you. I am well pleased to find a kindred spirit. Fight the good fight!


pcoach 6 years ago

Excellent rant, and I would like to suggest a link to a fellow hubber and black conservative with the screen name Right Black. This is the link to a hub I think you will very much appreciate! http://hubpages.com/politics/Glad-Im-Not-White

Please comment back here and let me know how on the spot I was!!!!!! I'll be checking!


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CMerritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Thanks pcoach!! YES, you are spot on. It is refreshing to hear folks like RB who are conservative minded, and just want what is best for America and not a particular race.

I appreciate you hooking me up with his hub.


pcoach 6 years ago

It just really struck me as appropriate!


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Right Black 6 years ago from Huntington Beach, California

CMerritt, you really think that description of yourself is something to be desired. Shouldn't you be more like Hugh Hefner or maybe Bill Maher. Aren't these the "white guys" you should be aspiring to be like. Don't you know that Christianity is intolerant. Christians won't include all of those other religions as just another way to God. I think you should need to re-evaluate that conservative stuff, don't you want to be like Al Gore! Okay, so much for the sarcasm, you sound as if you'd make a great neighbor.


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CMerritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Thanks RB, and YOU too would be a great neighbor...btw, that was all funny until you mentioned AlGore, then that was a shot below the belt, that one hurt!!!..lol


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DavePrice 6 years ago from Sugar Grove, Ill

That's a pretty good rant - and right on target. Have you ever heard of comedian Christopher Titus? If you get a chance to see his apology for all white people, its pretty funny. Look forward to reading more of your hubs.


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CMerritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

DavePrice, I have not heard of him, but I will google him this morning and check him out. I appreciate your comments.

Thanks!


B-Dawg 4 years ago

All the white man gotta do is spray tan your skin black and you will no longer be associated with those things. Also if you have kids with a black partner you are "off the hook" like Obama is half white but he is not associated with slavery because his mom was smart enough to choose a black partner. There are ways out of the mess you are in. I am biracial and am thankful I don't have to put up with what white folks do.


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CMerritt 4 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

B-Dawg,

I am in NO mess, by any means. I am very happy to be the person I am. But, I appreciate you dropping by.


B-Dawg 3 years ago

C, Merritt

I just happened to run into this article again. I really do think that black skin would help the white man. With all the racial politics and bogus discrimination lawsuits I think that black skin would be a shield for many business owners and authority figures such as policeman and bosses.

Just hear me out. I know a white man who lost a high paying job over racial politics. The truth is most black people look at a white boss/authority figure like a substitute teacher and black people know they can get away with more with white people in charge. I am as serious as a heart attack I think the white man should consider bringing pigmentation into the white community.

- Black skin would be an insurance policy for the white. Black skin would be a shield for the white man. Black skin would protect white men from black sin. Black skin would be a gift for the white man.

Advantages of black skin.

-Black people would treat you like family.

-Women love black men. (Cause they feel safer with a black man) Wouldn'y you feel safer with a black face?

-You have better protection from being fired over something stupid. Black skin = Job security.

-Black people would work harder and complain less if the boss had a black face.

-You are less likely to get robbed. People assume you know how to take care of yourself if you are black.

And the #1 reason I think the white man should consider going black is.

YOU CAN PROTECT A WHITE PERSON FROM RACIST BLACK PEOPLE BETTER WITH A BLACK FACE. Black people will not F*** with you if you are black skinned or have a black male with you. Peace.


brian 3 years ago

I must say I agree w/ b-dawg I think that black skin would be like a body guard for many white men in our society. It is time for the white man to pull the triggeron bringing pigmentation into the white community.

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