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For Those Who Protest too Loudly

Updated on November 14, 2010

Lets be serious

It is Odd growing up on the west coast of the US and admitting that I didn't even know that racism was still an issue of any significance until I learned how things still seem to be on the east coast.  History seems to be the drug of choice for those who have such a history.  

Those locked in that history continually keep bringing it up and have found power in using it against those who wish to avoid the brands of nature that history engenders.  Having worked in a call center, I came to understand over three years at 200 calls a day that there are areas in this nation that are more locked in history then others.  

No culture is blameless, no race if you want to use that word is without fault.  Couture is right, some history is best forgotten.  Our children won't know the difference and may in time look at us odd if we ever bring up the subject.   If there is in fact a conspiracy at the top then the whole liberal, verses conservative mongering probably is part of it too. 

Splitting the races along ideological lines even within any given group keeps anyone from actually thinking of the revolutions that are en codified in our declaration of independence.  Though revered by lip-service few seem to quote some of the lines as they used to.  

I say, anyone who draws a paycheck is a slave of sorts and the differences in size of paychecks keeps the institution alive, it just is more expensive then it was before but not altered in any other way if you want to be totally honest.   If it is change you want you had better find a way to agree and a mode or system in which you won't repeat the problem and call it something different just so your conscience doesn't hurt too much in the process.  

Before you go lopping off the heads of the rich though you probably aught to take a lesson from the French and their revolution.  Most may hate the French for many of their stands on issues of international import but they as well as other nations are old enough to remember what happened the last time people started speaking a certain way and acting on those beliefs.   Do more then talk or talk not at all.  Holding grudges does no one any good.


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    • Jaggedfrost profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      lol Dave, thats really not helpful. I would rather address behaviors and systemic issues that need to be replaced with new systems and education then try to target individuals and definite ingrained ways of seeing the world that after a while have no excuse that can be made for them.

    • Dave Mathews profile image

      Dave Mathews 

      7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Jaggedfrost: we may change terms to make thigs appear or sound politically correct put, if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck and waddles like a duck, it's a duck.

      Brother Dave.

    • Jaggedfrost profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      One can hope, thanks for stopping by.

    • b. Malin profile image

      b. Malin 

      7 years ago

      Very well written Hub. I think if one works hard...they get ahead...they move on and up. This is still the land of opportunity...

    • Jaggedfrost profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Your right, those are problems in changing the world but they must be overcome. I am not ready to write off this world unless they write themselves off first.

    • twolittlehands profile image


      7 years ago from Utah

      Or, no character to speak of.

      Anybody I have ever tried to promote at the grassroots level has never even gotten to first base.

      Getting the word out seems to be the biggest problem, and that takes money and time, both of which we have always found wanting.

    • Jaggedfrost profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      They are upset but they aught to be upset with themselves. People as a whole need to change their way of viewing each other. Regardless of the throw the bums out crowd, unless they actually get down the the real process of changing their neighborhoods and society, they will end up replacing the old with the new. They will find, however, a new kind of old politician with new rhetoric and still no guts.

    • Jason R. Manning profile image

      Jason R. Manning 

      7 years ago from Sacramento, California

      My goodness, you couldn’t have stated this anymore succinctly or with less frothing of common sense. I too felt a little behind the “what I thought I knew” curve when I entered ethnicity studies courses in college. In my own naïve way, I just kind of told everyone “what the heck or talking about, what year do you live in?” Needless to say I was just one more bigoted white male protestant keeping everyone down. It’s funny the racism projected on Arizona right now, little do all the outsiders know how much we care for our families and want our communities to be safe to raise children. Our work environments are have no silos. I digress, you put this thought out brilliantly and you couldn’t be more right in citing the fall out in wake of Bastille Day. The revolution is brewing again, Nov 2nd proved how upset the people are. Good job, voted up and Awesome.


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