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Multiculturalism in America

Updated on March 21, 2019
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James A. Watkins is an entrepreneur, musician, and a writer with three non-fiction books and hundreds of magazine articles read by millions.

Cultural Marxism

Beginning in the 1920s, a group of Marxist Atheists now known as the Frankfurt School began plotting the corruption and overthrow of capitalist countries by systematically undermining their cultures, a strategy known as Cultural Marxism. The idea is to use art, music, education, and all forms we use to communicate concepts and memes such as various media. The aim is to condition people to accept the essential elements of Socialism/Communism without identifying them as such.

After a few generations of this conditioning, Marxism becomes the new reality without violent revolution and without even an awareness that a new cultural paradigm has been quietly installed. The success of this strategy is apparent as we witness creeping levels of Socialism increasingly accepted in Western nations by people conditioned not to know the dangers.

Cultural Marxism came into vogue among American student radicals in the 1960s, under the influence of Herbert Marcuse. This relatively small number of Marxist revolutionaries started the New Left, and spawned the cherished 'progressive' programs that permeate public education from kindergarten to graduate school in the United States. One of these programs is Multiculturalism.

NERO FIDDLED WHILE ROME BURNED
NERO FIDDLED WHILE ROME BURNED

Traditional American Culture

"The bosom of America is open to the oppressed and persecuted of all nations but they should not come as groups as to retain the language, habits, and principles which they bring with them. Rather they should settle as individuals ready for intermixture with our people and so become assimilated to our customs, measures, and laws: in a word, soon become one people." George Washington

The Judeo-Christian nation of America has been a beacon of light to the world's oppressed for centuries. To live in America, millions of people braved the Atlantic Ocean; made it across the Caribbean Sea on a makeshift raft; or stowed away in the cargo hold of an Asian ship that came via the Pacific Ocean.

America was the Promised Land; the most blessed nation on earth; the one nation that welcomed them and offered them freedom and opportunity. They wanted to be Americans.

What defined an American before multiculturalism? An American was a sovereign individual; with liberty but also the responsibility that comes with that liberty; unlimited opportunity to be whoever you could be; to succeed or fail on your own merits; to be independent and self-reliant; to be equal under the law; to adhere to the Protestant Work Ethic—all of these being core Christian values. Americans did not question that their belief in God and His Bible were the foundation of a prosperous life in a great society that has been uniquely blessed by God.

Public school teachers today relentlessly inject doubt about all of this into the minds of American children. There is a strategy to condemn America as a racist, oppressive nation in order to fundamentally transform it by first dividing it and by making it appear not worth defending.

"You cannot become thorough Americans if you think of yourselves in groups. America does not consist of groups. A man who thinks of himself as belonging to a particular national group in America has not yet become an American." Woodrow Wilson

MULTICULTURALISM MAKES FOR A WEAK NATION
MULTICULTURALISM MAKES FOR A WEAK NATION

What Is Multiculturalism?

Judge Robert Bork describes multiculturalism: "A philosophy of antagonism to America and the West;" as well as "An attack on America, the European-American culture, and the white race, with a special emphasis on white males."

Judge Bork goes on to add this: "A curriculum designed to foster understanding of other cultures would study those cultures. Multiculturalism does not. Courses are not offered on the cultures of China or India or Brazil or Nigeria, nor does the curriculum require the study of languages without which foreign cultures cannot be fully understood.

"Instead the focus is on cultures that, allegedly, have been subjected to oppression by American and Western Civilization—homosexuals, American Indians, blacks, Hispanics, women, and so on. The message is not that all cultures are to be respected, but that the European culture, which created the dominance of white males, is uniquely evil. Multiculturalism follows the agenda of modern liberalism, and it comes straight from the Sixties counterculture. But now, in American education, it is the dominant culture."

THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH KIDS TODAY
THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH KIDS TODAY

The Woodstock Generation

The Woodstock Generation, of which I am a part, wanted to destroy all authority, tradition, and custom in America. This includes wherever these hated things may be found in our religion, government, media, public schools, and universities.

The radical Atheist Marxist revolutionaries of my generation fomented Cultural Revolution that they framed as sexual liberation, gay liberation, and the liberation of women from the "shackles" of a patriarchal society. The result has been rampant promiscuity, adultery, divorce, abortion, the destruction of the family, gender confusion, and the AIDS epidemic.

Part of why I am writing this is that I am deeply sorry for my generation's role in the deconstruction of all America held dear and near. "Do your own thing" and "Love the one you're with" and "If it feels good do it" are flawed slogans for human society. We were wrong. Profoundly wrong.

GLOBAL LEVELS OF INTELLIGENCE BY COUNTRY
GLOBAL LEVELS OF INTELLIGENCE BY COUNTRY

Are All Cultures Equal?

Multiculturalism teaches that all cultures on Earth are of equal value. We can see this played out in the fondness that social liberals have for third world foods. This bemuses third world peoples who fully understand that they only eat what they eat because they do not have what we eat.

Even cultures that hate women—where women are beaten or killed for being raped—are glorified by multiculturalists. No matter how ignorant a culture—including those whose people drink from the same water they just pissed in and eat from the same trough they just defecated in—it is glorified by multiculturalists.

But Western culture—that culture which has produced the greatest benefits to mankind by way of progress in knowledge, agriculture, medicine, technology, freedom, self-governance, and standard of living—is vilified.

Since all cultures are equal this means that Wiccans and Satanists are given equal respect to Christians. If your county board of supervisors opens its meetings with prayer, one social liberal judge ruled, some of those invocations must be by a witch. Satanists must be accorded the same "respect" in the name of "inclusiveness" and "diversity."

SLIDING DOWN THE SLIPPERY SLOPE
SLIDING DOWN THE SLIPPERY SLOPE

Moral Relativism

Now there is no way to declare that all cultures are equal without first giving up any notion that there is right and wrong in the world. This is where Moral Relativism comes in to tell us that each person in the world has his own truth and if they merely believe it, it is true for them.

I remember this philosophy from living in a Hippie commune. The sage of the commune told us all (one drug-hazed morning) that whatever each person believes to be true IS true for them as an individual. In other words, if I believe in heaven and hell then there is a heaven and hell—but only for me. If I believe that death is the end of me, then for me it is. If I believe that if I blow up a bus full of women and children I will go to heaven with 70 virgins awaiting me—then they will be waiting.

This is a very attractive belief system. But extrapolated out into the real world: If I believe my homemade airplane will fly and you don't—we are both right!

PRESS ONE FOR ENGLISH?
PRESS ONE FOR ENGLISH?

Identity Politics

Another result of multiculturalism is identity politics, where people self-identify not as Americans but as a part of an ethnic group. Each group has its own laundry list of grievances and demands. What the demands have in common is they generally are centered on taking what the white men have—not by earning it either. Thus Americans come to be classified by race and ethnicity by the government, as a prelude to handing out goodies.

The preserving of diverse alien identities divides and fragments America. It leads to Balkanization by magnifying differences and stirring antagonisms. Our national identity is rejected as too Eurocentric. Public education once strengthened the bonds of Americans, but no more.

Leonard Jeffries, professor and chair of the Black Studies department at City College of New York, is a good example of a multiculturalist. He once said: "The Washington Monument is an African monument of resurrection that was refashioned for George Washington, the slave-master bastard founding father."

In an interview in Rutherford Magazine May 1995 Jeffries was asked what kind of world he would want to leave to his children. His answer? "A world in which there aren’t any white people".

Jeffries has said that the 1986 Challenger Space Shuttle disaster was "the best thing to happen to America in a long time," as it would "stop white people from spreading their filth through the universe."

KORAN VS THE BIBLE
KORAN VS THE BIBLE

The Danger of Multiculturalism

"A multicultural society is a contradiction in terms and cannot survive indefinitely." John O'Sullivan

Multiculturalism creates tribalism. The holy grail of it is "diversity" not unity. Tribalism creates conflict. There is a very funny scene in the film Crocodile Dundee where the main character, an Australian man for whom the film is titled, travels to New York City for the first time. He encounters a black limousine driver and cheerfully asks, "What tribe you from, mate?" The driver responds, "Tribe!? I ain't from no tribe!"

Thank goodness multiculturalists were not around during the waves of immigration from Europe of 1880-1930. Those people came to America to become Americans. The only way to forge a national identity was to diminish ethnic identities. Today, ethnicity is a cult among minorities, who are encouraged to avoid the melting pot and instead create a mosaic. This leads to confusion and disunity.

NO WHITE BOYS? NO BLACK GIRLS?
NO WHITE BOYS? NO BLACK GIRLS?

What Is Multiculturalism All About?

"When a Stanford University professor describes Milton as an ass and a sexist pig, and when Shakespeare is only on the syllabus at Duke University, in the words of another professor, to illuminate the way seventeenth-century society mistreated women, the working class, and minorities: We should be warned. A society only needs one generation to abandon the task of learning and transmitting its culture, for that culture to become an alien, lifeless, irrelevance. A powerful left-wing clerisy is bent on destroying what every past generation would have understood to be the central purpose of education." Margaret Thatcher

Multiculturalism is about diminishing any patriotic love of country in the minds of children by brainwashing them with a subtle message of Atheism and Marxism. It is about teaching the theory of evolution as if it were fact. Children are led to believe that they are nothing but animals; that their ancestors were apes.

The purveyors of this evil ideology are focused on destroying Western Civilization by liberating America from any notion of a God who created human beings in His own image and expects something from us in the way of morality. Multiculturalists rewrite history to make America the bad guy in the world. They are anti-American and anti-Christ to the core.

The result of multiculturalism is a generation of people who have no guardrails; no standards of right and wrong. This leads to moral anarchy. All they have to guide them are their feelings. Such people are easily manipulated by the media.

WOMENS STUDIES AT OUR FINEST UNIVERSITIES
WOMENS STUDIES AT OUR FINEST UNIVERSITIES

Multiculturalism Is Propaganda

Marketing is the application of the knowledge of human psychology to the task of persuasion. This is not to persuade the intellect of people; it is to persuade them emotionally. Multiculturalists aim to persuade us that there is no such thing as sin—unless you are "judgmental." That's a great sin to them.

Since all cultures, belief systems, and worldviews, are equal, surely pedophiles—excuse me, those who enjoy "intergenerational sex"—should soon join those who enjoy homosexual behaviors as a protected class. According to pedophiles, we must soon shed our taboos and grant full sexual rights to children and those who "love" them.

We must be "tolerant" of anything and everything—except Christianity and belief in Objective Truth. Objective Truth means that the truth exists outside of us and never changes regardless of our opinions about it. It cannot be whatever we want it to be. We must seek it to find it. This search for truth has always been one of the chief pursuits of man, and the most highly regarded.

THIS IS FINE; BUT NO CHRISTIANITY IN PUBLIC PLEASE
THIS IS FINE; BUT NO CHRISTIANITY IN PUBLIC PLEASE

The Promotion of Ghetto Culture

Since the only culture to be despised is the culture of success, this has greatly contributed to the phenomenon of black kids who read and study being harassed and beaten up by other blacks for "acting white."

Multiculturalism teaches children who are not white males to hate white males. And it teaches white children to feel guilty and ashamed of their identity. Imagine that: everybody should feel proud of their race or ethnicity except the descendents of those who created almost everything we see and experience outside of wilderness or jungle.

One of the best examples of the danger and idiocy of multiculturalism is the promotion of ghetto culture. One way we can see the pernicious effects of this is the whigger phenomenon. Here we witness white boys from nice families in the suburbs walking around with their drawers hanging down below their butts, underwear showing, and baseball caps on sideways, making funny gangland hand gestures, talking in black slang: "Wazzup, dog?" "What's it be like?" "I'm gonna bust a cap off in your ass!" "Where's my hos, bitch?"

Meanwhile, white girls are encouraged to date black boys to prove their lack of racism. This began back in the early days of the feminist movement, which allied itself with the black power movement. Both movements hated a common enemy—the white man. The black men in their racial movement would tell the white feminists that if they wouldn't have sex with them they were racists. President Obama's mother could be a poster person for this concept—she never dated a white man since she was a feminist, an atheist, and a marxist.

My daughter told me that her young 7th grade Social Studies teacher—in her nearly all-white public school—told the class that it was a good idea for white girls to date black boys from the slums across the river to "experience diversity," and that if your parents tell you otherwise that is just because they are old-fashioned bigots. I have never heard of white boys being given a similar admonition, to date black girls from the Hood. This has been quite effective. Who hasn't noticed an explosion of single, young, white women with babies that by their features obviously have black fathers?

MULTICULTURAL CURRICULUM GUIDELINES
MULTICULTURAL CURRICULUM GUIDELINES

Why Teach Multiculturalism?

The excuse given by the purveyors of multiculturalism for promoting out and out lies to children is this: minorities have produced less benefit for humankind only because of a lack of self-esteem. The lies of multiculturalism—that all cultures are equal (as if putting a bone through one's nose is equal to putting a man on the moon)—are necessary to build the self-esteem of minorities. This will make for a better world by enabling the people oppressed by the white man to achieve great things.

But does it actually work? If all cultures are equal and all people have contributed equally to the civilization we live in BUT the white guys have more power and wealth does this make minorities feel good? Or does it put chips on their shoulders the size of boulders because it implies that the white man stole what he has earned by exploiting and oppressing his equals (how is that possible?).

Maybe, just maybe, we shouldn't teach little boys with IQs around 85 that if it were not for oppression by white men they would be as rich as Bill Gates. Firstly, because it is not true.

AS IS TYPICAL IN MULTICULTURAL MEDIA PROPAGANDA; THE BLACK HAND IS MALE, THE WHITE HAND FEMALE
AS IS TYPICAL IN MULTICULTURAL MEDIA PROPAGANDA; THE BLACK HAND IS MALE, THE WHITE HAND FEMALE

Multiculturalism in Europe

British Prime Minister David Cameron made this courageous statement recently: "Under the doctrine of state multiculturalism we have encouraged different cultures to live separate lives, apart from each other. We've even tolerated these segregated communities behaving in ways that run completely counter to our values."

Mr. Cameron called for a "muscular liberalism" as opposed to a "passively tolerant society that stands neutral between different values." He called for Britain to declare "to its citizens, this is what defines us as a society: To belong here is to believe in these things."

German Chancellor Angela Markel also spoke out saying that multiculturalism has resulted in the "permanent alienation of the immigrants" who still identify with their home country's religion and culture.

She said that Germany does not know how to assimilate Muslims or other foreign peoples. Who does?

Markel stated that immigrants should be required to learn the German language and accept what she called "German cultural norms." In her own words: "This multicultural approach has failed. Utterly failed."

MULTICULTURAL ART
MULTICULTURAL ART

Multiculturalism in America

Any movement to stop teaching multiculturalism in the United States will have to face the opprobrium of the National Education Association (teachers union). It devises the civics courses for American schools and staffs those schools with teachers who have been brainwashed in education colleges that were founded specifically to imbue Progressive educational philosophy.

The John Dewey Project on Progressive Education at the University of Vermont explains that the larger goal of John Dewey was to destroy the entire American culture by undermining its belief in individualism, capitalism, and its traditional values, in particular the Christian Faith. Dewey, the "father of modern education" was an Atheist and a Communist.

Pat Buchanan commented on Multiculturalism: "The United States has undergone a cultural, moral, and religious revolution. We are two countries now. We are two countries morally, culturally, socially, and theologically. Cultural wars do not lend themselves to peaceful co-existence. One side prevails, or the other prevails. The truth is that, while we won the Cold War with political and economic Communism, we lost the war with cultural Marxism, which now is dominant. Those of us who are traditionalists, we are now the counterculture."

Multiculturalists reject the Founding Fathers and their ideas, which made America the greatest nation in the history of the earth. Man can only be self-governing if his personal behavior is governed by God. If the Multiculturalists have their way, America will be destroyed and centuries from now people will look back at this wonderful experiment and wonder how we could let it be taken away from us by a bunch of nuts who hated the truth.

"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." Edmund Burke

THE DESCENT OF MODERN EDUCATION
THE DESCENT OF MODERN EDUCATION

The Modern World

The main thing that is forbidden to be said in schools—and even in public discourse—is the honest answer to a question I am about to pose to you in closing. The answer explains how one ingenious segment of the human race really accumulated more wealth and power than others—without oppressing or exploiting other people (how could they since all are equal?).

I think that children should be taught to be properly grateful that somebody had the intelligence and ambition to create this modern world that most all of us enjoy—especially the American system of self-governance—and be taught to admire those whose genius created it.

Yes, Americans are all equal—in the eyes of the law and in the eyes of God at Judgment Day. In no other way are they equal. If you think so, line up everybody in your town and have them run a 100 yard dash; and take an IQ test.

The time that schools waste on teaching the utter nonsense that is multiculturalism is time not spent on teaching kids to read, write, and do simple arithmetic. Think about that the next time you go to Burger King, and your bill is $6.05 and when you hand the young cashier a ten dollar bill with a nickel they stare at the nickel like it is from outer space. Only by using a calculator do they learn what the nickel is for.

Test Question

Take a look around a huge city such as Chicago, which rose out of an empty prairie after 1830. Look at its skyscrapers; the layout of the streets and train tracks; the organization of the sewage systems, clean water supply, telephone lines, electrical wires, the parks system, the museums, the libraries, the huge ports for ships, the manufacturing assembly lines, and the airports; the numerous sports venues and the games that are played there; and the maps that help us get around.

Imagine the amount of planning and engineering; the creativity and ingenuity; that made this all possible.

Imagine the planning and engineering it takes to fly a spaceship to the moon and land on a particular spot, such as the Sea of Tranquility.

Have you ever looked at the incredible detail of the maps in a World Atlas or Rand McNally Road Atlas or a map of the heavens and wondered how it got there? Who figured all this out and made it available to everyone?

Do you ever wonder how all of those airplanes in the sky know how to get where they are going?

Do you wonder how it is that the United States leads the world in agricultural production?

Let's talk about the inventions that make life in America—in what we call the civilized modern world—wonderful for most all of us. We have air conditioning, airplanes, anesthesia, aspirin, ATMs, automobiles, adhesive bandages, bar codes, barbed wire, batteries, bicycles, blood banks, calculators, cameras, motion picture cameras, cans, cardboard, cement, clocks, compact discs, CAT scans, computers, concrete, contact lens, credit cards, defibrillators, dentures, metal detectors, smoke detectors, dishwashers, drinking fountains, dry cleaners, dynamite, electrocardiograms, e-mail, elevators, engines, escalators, eyeglasses, fax machines, fiber optics, fiberglass, film, flashlights, frozen foods, GPS, guitars, helicopters, hypodermic syringes, insulin, the internet, lasers, lawnmowers, light bulbs, LCDs, locomotives, loudspeakers, MRIs, matches, microchips, microphones, microscopes, microwave ovens, mirrors, missiles, motors, motorcycles, neon lights, nuclear reactors, nylons, oil wells, pacemakers, paperclips, paper towels, parachutes, particle accelerators, pasteurizers, pens, pencils, penicillin, cell phones, phonographs, photographs, printing presses, radar, radios, razors, refrigerators, respirators, revolvers, rifles, robots, roller coasters, rubber bands, safety pins, satellites, seat belts, sewing machines, shoe laces, silicone, slot machines, snowmobiles, soft drinks, sonar, postage stamps, spaceships, staplers, steel, stethoscopes, stoves, straws, submarines, sunglasses, sunscreen, supermarkets, synthesizers, tampons, army tanks, teabags, Teflon, telegraphs, telephones, cell phones, telescopes, televisions, thermometers, thermostats, tires, toilet tissue, toasters, toilets, tractors, traffic lights, transistors, typewriters, ultrasound, vaccinations, vacuum cleaners, Velcro, Viagra, video games, videotape, virtual reality, vitamins, washing machines, X-rays, and zippers.

Now I ask you a question: what do all of the above have in common?

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    • James A Watkins profile imageAUTHOR

      James A Watkins 

      2 months ago from Chicago

      Levertis Steele ~ I appreciate you taking the time to read my article. Thank you for your thoughtful insights. As you said so well: "All sins are booming, James—porn, prostitution, rape, murder, bestiality, and a thousand more. Yes, abandoning children is awful."

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      Levertis Steele 

      6 years ago from Southern Clime

      James,

      I am responding to a few of your points:

      "If I am in an airport and see a woman with a baby stroller and she is blond with blue eyes and straight hair and when I get close enough I see a baby with chocolate skin and "tightly-coiled" hair and facial features that in no way resemble its mother—it is startling. I do not understand why to make this observation could be considered racist or mean-spirited."

      I took two children to the state fair and some Whites starred bullets at me, and one said something inaudible about "Your daughter . . ." I realized that they thought that I was their mother. One was White and the other was mixed. Another time I saw a White guy in a store with a child that was mixed. He quickly said something that included "my sister's son." The lady you saw at the airport might not have been the mother of the mixed child. I have known White girls to babysit children of any race. Whites have kept my children, even overnight. So, when they went places, who knows what onlookers thought?

      By now you should have seen enough mixed children not to be "startled." I know many families of mixed children. Some look like their mothers, some resemble their father, and some look like both.

      You said that you would think that a mother would want her child to resemble her own parents or grandparents. With these statements, you are expressing your disapproval, and some consider it rude.

      I once asked what you meant by “nappy hair,” but I never saw a reply. I know that it is not always used to insult, but it often is. “Nappy” also means unkempt, locked balls or matted hair.

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      "The difference between the Virgin Mary and today's black children born out-of-wedlock is that Joseph "fathered" Jesus. That is obvious from the Bible. In my social circle—or more accurately in the social circle of my children—there are about two dozen half-black kids I know. Every single one of them has a black daddy and white mother. None of them has any relationship with their fathers—except one, and that one is also the only one whose father married their mother (though now divorced) . . . . But the percentages are not good. I have never personally met a half-black child with a white father and black mother—I KNOW they exist."

      No race is doing anything another has not done. There was a time that White men fathered mixed children and White women did not. Some of the children looked like their mothers, and some looked like their fathers, but most of them had White skin. I have heard of one or two of these couples marrying somewhere, but I had never seen it until I met about four of them in the past ten years or so. More than 99% of those children illegitimate children fathered by White men were fatherless and probably never talked with him or saw him. Many of those children born during a time they were more plentiful are old or dead now. Now that Black men are doing the same, it is new? There is indeed more of it now because of the times and lax societal pressures. All sins are booming, James—porn, prostitution, rape, murder, bestiality, and a thousand more. Yes, abandoning children is awful.

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      James A Watkins 

      6 years ago from Chicago

      drmiddlebrook— I am honored that you would call me friend. I am glad we are in agreeance about the most important issues of life. Though I didn't mean to preach to the choir! :-)

      I won't look at you cross-eyed.

      Thank you for your graciousness.

      God Bless You!

      James

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      Sallie B Middlebrook PhD 

      6 years ago from Texas, USA

      James, my friend (and I do hope it is okay with you for me to think of you as one of my "Hubpages friends"), we are in strong agreement about many people today seemingly viewing sin as good, and not-sinning as bad. I chose not to have children, because I've never married, and many people have looked at me "cross-eyed" over my choice through the years. So, you're preaching to the choir when talking to me about, and I quote from your last response to me, "The postmodern trend is to call up down and down up; to call evil good and good evil." MORE TRUE WORDS I HAVE NOT HEARD SPOKEN LATELY. Oh, how I wish more people would see this trend and feel righteous outrage over it. And I too hope and pray that all men, black and white, will begin to realize the wrong of making babies with no intent to father.

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      James A Watkins 

      6 years ago from Chicago

      drmiddlebrook— You are quite welcome. Thank you for your gracious understanding. Ah! It is those dreaded "connotations" again! :)

      You wrote: "my frustration is not so much with how the children arrive on earth, as with how they are treated once they get here"

      Well, yea, I am with you on that. And I am not into condemning anybody for their personal sins. Lord knows, I am shouldering the burden of a lifetime of sin, or would be if I were not forgiven by the blood of Jesus, my Redeemer. My real beef is in calling sin good and implying that to not sin is bad—bad is 'cool?' The postmodern trend is to call up down and down up; to call evil good and good evil. With that is much calling what is true a lie and what is a lie true, though on some things it might seem innocuous, I am a searcher of the Truth with a capital T and I have a very sensitive BS antennae.

      You write, "white men are far from "blameless" when it comes to the fathering of children out of wedlock, today, and historically."

      We are in complete agreeance.

      You said, "And thank God my father "fathered" all of his children."

      Yes. Thank God. I thank God for you, Doctor. A gentle and gracious soul that He wonderfully made in your mother's womb. He has wonderful plans for you before you go to meet Him face to face.

      God Bless You!

      In His Love,

      James

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      Sallie B Middlebrook PhD 

      6 years ago from Texas, USA

      Hi James A. Watkins. Thank you so much for the editing/deletions. While the dictionary defines words, society and culture adds "connotations." And because many words have both a denotation and a connotation, while a dictionary meaning might be positive, a connotation can still be negative and offensive to millions of people. Thank you for choosing to make those edits and deletions. I know you meant well with this piece, and I applaud that. You seem to be an honorable man, and that's why I commented on the Hub.

      I understand the frustration too when it comes to children born out of wedlock. I think my frustration is not so much with how the children arrive on earth, as with how they are treated once they get here. I believe in Holy Matrimony, and I uphold it as being something that is pleasing to God. But, I also believe women do not need to feel "condemned" for having a child out of wedlock, and I believe that the thought of being condemned for doing so has led to more abortions than anything else. I have no science to back up this claim, but I am sure it is true. That's really why I said what I said about the Virgin Mary. You're absolutely right, Joseph "fathered" Jesus, and I know a lot of black fathers are M.I.A. All fathers should be responsible for "fathering" the children they help bring into the world.

      You seem to have a great respect for history. You know, there was a time in the history of America when black people were not allowed to marry, legally. All the children born to black women during that time were born out of wedlock. Maybe that fact has something to do with a lot of black men's seeming disregard for marrying the women they have children with. I believe that when we don't learn lessons from history, it repeats itself until we do.

      And by the way, white men are far from "blameless" when it comes to the fathering of children out of wedlock, today, and historically. Millions of us black Americans have unknown white ancestors because white men fathered children by black women during and after slavery, and most never "fathered" or even acknowledged the children as their own. Millions of children were born out of wedlock, and were called Mulattoes, Quardroons, Octoroons, and all kinds of names meant to mark them as mixed-race black and white. My family is of mixed black/white heritage, on both my mother and my father's sides of the family. Therefore, I know what I'm talking about here based on family history. On my mother's side, we know our white ancestors and that's why we know we are related, by bloodline, to a former governor of Mississippi.

      My parents were both of black/white heritage, and they were married to each other, thank God. And thank God my father "fathered" all of his children. But there are many branches on my "extended" family tree where the white father is still M.I.A. So, as I said earlier, history does repeat itself. I believe the main lesson history is trying to teach us now, among many others, has to do with "sins of the fathers" and how a generation of men, unwittingly, can take on the bad behavior of men in past generations. The black/white script is flipped now, however. This does not justify the bad behavior, but I believe it does shed light on it.

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      James A Watkins 

      6 years ago from Chicago

      WillStarr— Thank you for chiming in on this topic. As usual, your observations are spot on. For about a month I ran a little experiment where I kept count out in public and I found 16 black guys with white girls for every 1 white guy with a black girl. That is a tremendous imbalance and on television the numbers are around the same. The question is, which came first—life or art?

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      James A Watkins 

      6 years ago from Chicago

      drmiddlebrook— Thank you for taking the time to read my article. I very much appreciate your thoughtful, graceful remarks. I am sorry to disappoint you.

      My dictionary defines "nappy" hair as: 1. Frizzy, fuzzy, curly hair 2. Tightly coiled / curled unaltered hair. Coiled hair in its natural state. 3. Hair distinctive to some Africans and Americans of African descent.

      If I am in an airport and see a woman with a baby stroller and she is blond with blue eyes and straight hair and when I get close enough I see a baby with chocolate skin and "tightly-coiled" hair and facial features that in no way resemble its mother—it is startling. I do not understand why to make this observation could be considered racist or mean-spirited.

      Anyway, I have edited the Hub for you. I eliminated the offending picture. I thought it was funny. It illustrates that to NONE of us are ALL cultures the world has ever seen REALLY equal.

      AND I deleted the word "nappy" and changed that sentence to: "Who hasn't noticed an explosion of single, young, white women with babies that by their features obviously have black fathers?"

      I can tell you from a different Hub I wrote more specifically about that topic that EVERYONE has noticed.

      I am glad you have given me your honest and heartfelt opinions. I am grateful that you will not abandon me in spite of this perceived transgression. You are a good soul.

      The difference between the Virgin Mary and today's black children born out-of-wedlock is that Joseph "fathered" Jesus. That is obvious from the Bible. In my social circle—or more accurately in the social circle of my children—there are about two dozen half-black kids I know. Every single one of them has a black daddy and white mother. None of them has any relationship with their fathers—except one, and that one is also the only one whose father married their mother (though now divorced). In fact, they have no fathering. Unfortunately, social studies show the social pathologies in fatherless children are staggeringly bad. Not in all, of course. There are exceptions to every rule. But the percentages are not good. I have never personally met a half-black child with a white father and black mother—I KNOW they exist.

      I do not "hate" anybody, least of all any children. It has gotten to where one must excuse all bad behavior or be labeled a "hater." Well, God is not crazy about sin. I do not know another soul who is more "forgiving" than I am. I am kind and courteous and gracious to every person I met, regardless of who they are.

      You write: "So, I'm not surprised, for example, to see men marrying men and women marrying women. In the sinful, secular world, they actually have that right."

      I disagree. According to the Founding Documents of America our "rights" come from God and must not be infringed upon by our government. God never granted a "right" for men to marry men. And for any government to approve such an affront is to give God the finger as a nation. For the real story of this subject, try this link to a previous Hub of mine:

      https://soapboxie.com/social-issues/Definition-of-...

      I am not trying to "force" anyone to believe anything. If we have a law against murder it does not mean that any person is "forced" to believe it is wrong to murder. I am all for freedom of conscience. I totally understand the concept of Free Will. We must remember that Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, and Mao together killed 100 million people. But that is not the important part of that story, the dead people. The important part is that not one of those four men THOUGHT he did anything wrong. They thought what they did was right. That is why we cannot simply throw up our hands and say everybody ought to do whatever they want.

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      WillStarr 

      6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      drmiddlebrook,

      I have often wondered why almost all mixed race relationships are white female/black male. I think it is perfectly legitimate to question the reasons for that.

      And yes, the white male is definitely under attack these days. My wife and I have been keeping track on television, and even in advertising, if someone is portrayed as stupid or inept in a group, it's always the white male, never the female and never someone who is not white.

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      Sallie B Middlebrook PhD 

      6 years ago from Texas, USA

      James. This article is not one of your "shining moments." I know I'm reading it more than a year after it was published, but I'm new to the Hub community. I'm a new Follower of yours and I've read several of your articles, and because I am impressed with the way you think and the courage you show in your convictions, I thought I'd read more of your work on Hub Pages.

      I must say, this one leaves me feeling more disappointed than elated. It is a very sad and angry piece that unjustly puts down just about anyone and everyone in America (and beyond) who is not a white male. And the "name-calling" is atrocious. I must say, based on your other writing, I did not expect to read something of yours characterizing, in a mean-spirited and blatantly racist way, the hair of mixed-race black/white children. You said, "Who hasn't noticed an explosion of single, young, white women with nappy-headed children?"

      Most of the mixed-race black/white children I've known and seen have hair that is more accurately (and in a more unbiased manner) described as "curly." Your bitterness toward and anger at white women who have sex with and bear the children of black men, obviously, came out in your description of their offspring's hair.

      And I cannot leave this Hub without commenting on your inclusion of the racist vintage post card that you said "adds a bit of color" to your article. Yes, it did. It especially colored, or maybe underscored would be more accurate, your hatred of white women who love black men. Having an ink-black, hate-inspired caricature of a black man "cooking" a white woman, for sure, was a way to pounce upon both parties in a way that you could defend as humor, but was actually a very racist and sadistic commentary. And by the way, my French, while not perfect, translates the ad as saying something close to: "Cooked is cooked, but I would prefer using the table oil, Chartreux. The best."

      I'm a Follower of yours, and I'll continue to be. But I am also honest in my opinions. In my opinion, in this article, what's really in your heart is showing, and it's not nearly as nice to look at as your handsome profile photo.

      I once felt bad too about the number of out-of-wedlock births in the black communities of the nation. It took some time, but I have changed my mind about how I look at this. I thought about how Mary, when she became "with child," was not married. She was betrothed, and that was, in those days, nearly the same as being married, but she was not married in the eyes of man.

      Realizing this made me think again, about how God might see this whole thing, and how we see it. So I decided that my focus probably needed to be on the children, and not on how they got here. I think all of us would be better off, less hateful, more forgiving, and more concerned about doing all we can--as individuals--to create an America where all children have a chance to be raised in loving, caring homes, and where they could all grow up with equal chances to do great things with their lives, if we could only focus more on the children, and not on how they got here or who they were born to.

      I believe in the sanctity of marriage, even though I'm single. As a heterosexual and a Christian, I believe Holy Matrimony can only occur between one man and one woman. I also know, however, that the world is a sinful place, and that means sin will rule this world (but not the next one). So, I'm not surprised, for example, to see men marrying men and women marrying women. In the sinful, secular world, they actually have that right. And while most would be ready to pounce upon anyone who calls their "lifestyle" a sin, as someone who actually believes the Bible, I know it is sin.

      Still, believing as I do does not give me the right to force others to believe as I do. God tells us, "whosoever will, let him come." He does not beat anyone into submission to His will, and none of us should expect to do that either. That's why I respect your right to have the opinions you have, and to feel how you feel. At the same time, I have a right to let you know how I feel about your opinions when you express them on Hub Pages.

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      James A Watkins 

      6 years ago from Chicago

      Levertis Steele— It is good to "see" you here. Thank you for reading my article and posting your comments. Always a pleasure to hear from you. :D

      James

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      James A Watkins 

      6 years ago from Chicago

      tammyswallow— Thank you very much for taking the time to read my article. Your comments are thoughtful and insightful and much appreciated. It is great to "see" you again! :-)

      No doubt multiculturalism has been in vogue among the teacher's schools and teacher's unions over the past few decades. But it has failed to reach its stated objectives. Still it goes on because to oppose it is to be dismissed as a racist.

      I was reading the other day comments by some black and Latino folks gloating that "you white people are going to see what it feels like to be in the minority." I made an observation while following that conversation that a few whites who were brave enough to say they wished whites remained in the majority in America were immediately shouted down as racists. But blacks and Latinos are applauding this development as a great thing. I got to thinking, "Does this mean that to hope for whites to be in the majority is racist but to wish for people of color to be in the majority is not racist?" What is the difference?

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      Levertis Steele 

      6 years ago from Southern Clime

      Tammy swallow,

      You are so right! Pokemon, Digimon, fancy cuisines from many lands, and a million other things of other places are swarming all over, and being embraced like soulmates. I was watching a special recently about food that certain fancy restaurants sell for $huge bucks per serving! The preparation of this food, which included a stage that I cannot relate, was unbelievable. All tasters declared that it was out of this world! There are certainly some things of other cultures that are pleasing to many people, but I have seen much that I must wonder about. The people are swallowing multiculturalism hook, line, and sinker. I am not so gullible. I just like Godzilla, King Kong, Old Bruce Lee movies, and stir fried rice with a dash of soy sauce and one squirt of sweet and sour. Afterwards the movies and food, , I relax in a kimono and enjoy a cup of green tea :)

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      Tammy 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      I had no idea what I was getting into when I clicked on this hub. Holy moly! One thing I do know is having enemies is a good thing because it means you stood for something. I agree with some of these theories. But, I think multiculturalism is spreading very quickly across the nation. Almost every other commerical on tv features a multi-racial couple. Movies also starting to feature mixed couples. I think in the next 20 to 30 years this will be the norm. I don't think I have ever seen more comments on a hub yet!

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      Levertis Steele— Thank you for coming back with an excellent rejoinder.

      I think there is more to where the cops patrol in big cities than might meet the eye. Rudolph Guiliani brought a new system to New York City, the "Broken Windows" thing, that cleaned up what was an awful mess. Even the center of Manhattan was quite dangerous back in the 1970s.

      But there was more to it than stopping people from breaking windows, pissing in public, vandalizing everything, spraying graffitti, pimping prostitutes right out in the open, smoking grass on the sidewalk, and dealing drugs openly with impunity. He also brought in computerization that colorcoded every block in the city based on the number of crimes committed. They found that where the most crimes were, there were the least cops! They really didn't want to go there. Under the new system, the number of cops was allocated according to the level of criminal activity. But they did not track it by skin color. We know that is a no-no.

      Now I have no doubt that wealth buys a much fairer shake in the courts, just as it buys better clothes, better housing, a safer neighborhood, a better school, a newer car, and better health care. This is part of the free enterprise system, part of what should make people strive to achieve in their personal lives to earn these things for themselves and their families.

      Certainly in the past, black males have not gotten a fair shake from cops. Now, most inner city police forces are well integrated. One study I saw showed that all cops respond to the attitude they get when they interact with citizens and that all cops of all races cited black males as the ones who have the worst attitudes that make cops feel they might be in danger—that it is more than an interaction with a citizen, it is a "confrontation," which makes men more warlike. Perhaps?

      As you correctly observe, "Another truth that many conveniently hide is that out-of-wedlock babies is the result of fornication or adultery, which is the real disgrace."

      I agree. I'll tell you what else is a disgrace: Planned Parenthood covering up tenneage girls pregnant by men in their twenties so they can get paid for aborting the babies of the little girls without getting the law involved.

      If I may quote you once more: "That disgrace is committed by single and married people the world over. An illegitimate baby, an innocent sweet victim, is not a disgrace.

      Family planning is not the answer. It does not teach morals. It attempts to teach people to sin safely.

      All races can use a lesson on "Back to Morals" because sexual promiscuity is a universal disgrace, not limited to Blacks."

      AMEN.

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      Levertis Steele 

      7 years ago

      "75% of all black births are out of wedlock. . . .

      It's a hushed up, national disgrace, and if you point it out, you are labeled a racist."

      Why should anyone care about a label if it is the truth? Another truth that many conveniently hide is that out-of-wedlock babies is the result of fornication or adultry, which is the real disgrace. That disgrace is committed by single and married people the world over. An illegitimate baby, an innocent sweet victim, is not a disgrace.

      Family planning is not the answer. It does not teach morals. It attempts to teach people to sin safely.

      All races can use a lesson on "Back to Morals" because sexual promiscuity is a universal disgrace, not limited to Blacks.

      Are Blacks excused? No! The babies surely deserve better.

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      Levertis Steele 

      7 years ago from Southern Clime

      James:

      You wrote, "I would imagine any smart police force would look for disorder where disorder is, would they not?"

      I agree 100%. There is often more visible disorder in the Black neighborhood. Many Black drug peddlers station themselves on the streets or have a line of buyers trafficking in and out of their drug houses. Their activity is obvious; so, naturally, they would draw attention and the police who patrols the neighborhood daily.

      The average White neighborhood is quieter, no peddlers on the street, but there are illegal activities brewing in some of those homes. They escape arrests more because they are more discreet.

      Some years back I attended numerous youth and adult court sessions and gathered interesting observations. The city was about 80% White and 15% Black.

      The waiting area of the youth court always showed more white children than Black, but those training school shuttles always had more black children than Whites on them. Also, more White children went home with their parents than blacks who were locked up in the detention center. I made it a point to watch the shuttles as they rolled away. Two other observations were that Whites were taken in first to stand before the judge, and more Whites hired lawyers than the Blacks. The lawyers were probably instrumental in getting most of the White children released to the custody of their parents.

      I was able to observe enough adult blacks and Whites to see a pattern in the outcomes of similar offenses. Among Whites and Blacks who committed the same offenses, the Blacks' penalties were often more severe, although some were about the same.

      How many times have I been stopped by police for speeding when I was young? I cannot tell you, but I was released with a warning many times. I doubt if many young Black men in some places can say that they were released many times.

      I was riding with my son one night when policemen stopped me for swerving. I did not swerve. They lost interest in me and asked my son to get out of the car. They searched him and threw all of his pocket contents on the ground. When they did not find anything incriminating, they walked back to their cars. My son, said, "I have not done anything wrong, yet, you disrespect me like this." One returned, picked up his things and gave him a nasty look. Why? Because he was a Black male. Some policemen condemn Black males before they have a reason. In my area some policemen stop and search Blacks males because they are Black. When they see nothing, they let them go; when they find something, naturally, they are taken in.

      I know that all courts and policemen are not this unfair, but such do exist in many places. One thing society does not seem to realize is that all Black men are not criminals, but the good ones suffer with the bad ones.

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      Chasuk— Hey! It is good to see you back with us on HubPages. Your comments are always interesting and these you posted here are no exception.

      I think you are correct. Thank you for reading my article and posting your remarks.

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      Levertis Steele— I very much appreciate both of your comments. Thank you for taking the time to read my Hub. I did review the article via the link you provided me.

      As you rightly note, "Police normally patrol Black neighborhoods looking for disorder far more than they do White neighborhoods." I would imagine any smart police force would look for disorder where disorder is, would they not?

      I personally have known plenty of white people busted for drugs and sent to prison—including my own brother. Nobody gave him or them any breaks because they are white.

      Black are three times more likely to murder than anybody else. And they are three times more likely to be arrested and imprisoned for murder. Is arresting them for these murders racist somehow? Should we just let them go on with it? Should we have arrest quotas to ensure an equal number of all races are arrested?

      Now I think the whole War on Drugs is one of the most awful features of America. I think drugs should be immediately legalized, and anybody in jail for a non-violent drug offense set free right now. I think that because it is a total failure. All these arrests, all these men in prison of all races, all this expense, maybe a trillion dollars now, has had no effect whatsoever. You can find any drug you want anywhere in America.

      I am sorry but I do not agree with your theory that "If the police hover over the White neighborhoods like they do most Blacks, those stats would change greatly."

      To quote John McWhorter in his review of Michael Tonry’s new book "Punishing Race":

      "The drive to parse the War on Drugs as “the new racism” is its own manifestation of paranoid style. It reduces a complex amalgam of good intentions, unintended consequences, and mission creep—in sum, history—to a Manichaean opposition between clueless, overfed white oppressors and powerless black subalterns. It is an easy score, appealing to the part of us that played cops and robbers as children, and gets off on conspiracy theories as adults.

      "Tonry is bothered that the police focus on open-air drug dealing in black ghettoes rather than white kids dealing at parties and in dorms. You know what that’s about, right? But this is lazy history. The Congressional Black Caucus was vociferously behind the 1986 “100-to-1” law penalizing the possession of crack more severely than powdered cocaine. Fully aware that this would disproportionately affect black communities, they nonetheless sought to blunt the murderous violence that open-air drug selling entails. There is a non-racist motivation for policing these corners rather than paneled basements in Scarsdale, where people buy and use hard drugs without gunnery as an accompaniment.

      http://www.tnr.com/book/review/punishing-race-mich...

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      Chasuk 

      7 years ago

      There is no freedom of association explicit in the US Constitution. This principle was logically inferred and legally established by the Supreme Court in the 1950s, with limitations. You can still form a group for Polish men only, but if this group provides services, it will be required to provide those services to the general public, or not provide them at all.

      I think this limitation is probably wrong, but I haven't thought about it enough to come to a firm decision.

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      Levertis Steele 

      7 years ago from Southern Clime

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      Levertis Steele 

      7 years ago from Southern Clime

      I was reading a few old comments and felt moved to comment on a subject that was part of a group conversation: "Drugs in Black and White Neighborhoods." Police normally patrol Black neighborhoods looking for disorder far more than they do White neighborhoods. How can Whites be arrested when they are overlooked by police in most places? I frequent both neighborhoods and I seldom see police cars cruising the White neighborhoods like the Black.

      Black youth peddle their drugs on the street corners and sell from their homes when they do not live with parents. White youth meet their contacts in safer places. Some Whites set up crystal meth labs in their homes and grow marijuana in their basements. The only times I have heard of them getting busted for the labs were when a white neighbor squealed. Whites are not so threatened by the police, but Blacks get busted every day all through the day. They are under regular surveillance.

      Who's at the top of the drug industry? Who are the king pins? Who's putting all of the crack cocaine in the Black neighborhoods? Crack is a number one reason for the robberies and many other crimes in the black neighborhoods. It has affected practically every family.

      Yes, the guilty Blacks deserve to be busted, but the Whites are getting away with many possible busts because they are shown favoritism by the police. If police drive through White neighborhoods, it is usually a show of their presence to protect the neighborhood.

      The police come in black neighborhoods and collect snitches from among the crackheads and other willing. What would they not tell for crack money? A while back, I was in conversation with a detective who told me that he had about 25 snitches in a single Black meighborhood about a square mile in size.

      If the police hover over the White neighborhoods like the do most Blacks, those stats would change greatly.

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      Levertis Steele— I had no idea that you were Carolyn! Thank you for identifying yourself. Your comments are awesome and poignant. Thank you for reading my Hub and chiming in.

      I appreciate your excellent remarks and I do see your point of view and I respect it.

      James

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      Levertis Steele 

      7 years ago from Southern Clime

      Not being evasive, I am Carolyn, ran across an aquaintance that I did not want to interact with.

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      Levertis Steele 

      7 years ago from Southern Clime

      James, imagine these statistics:

      2015 - 65% of all US serial killers were black.

      35% of all US serial killers were white.

      "black men are statistically dangerous."

      2017 - 35% of all serial killers were black.

      65% of all serial killers were white.

      "white men are statistically dangerous."

      Now look at this:

      When Jessie Jackson said that he looked around, saw a white man walking behind him in a lonely place, he felt relieved. I do not think that his meaning was racist, but his statement showed a lack of thought. While the 65% of blacks are out serial killing, what in thunderation do you and Jessie think the 20% of white serial killers are doing, vacationing in Asia? If Jackson had gotten his butt knocked off by one of the white serial killers, do you think that he would have realized the meaning of 35%? Do you think he would have done a few simple math operations and determined the exact numbers that fall under those percentages? Why is it that a lower percentage means that white serial killers are not dangerous? Why do they get out of the spotlight and off the hook when black statistics rise? "Whites are safe and blacks are dangerous." I don't get it. I hope white girls do not think that it is safe to jump into the car with a strange white man because the statistics show a white percentage to be lower than blacks. She is not safe, even if she is isolated from blacks.

      If an enemy puts 50 rattlers and 2 pythons in your house, what are you going to do to feel safe, kill the rattlers and leave the pythons because they are fewer in number? Maybe I am missing something here, but I do not see the logic in feeling that a white killer won't kill me because there are 65,000 of them and 90,000 blacks, for example.

      While checking the FBI crime list, I saw some stats of whites that were higher than blacks, but that knowledge would not make me feel safer, but it does make me feel a little better that the black stats were lower for a change.

      A couple of guys from my neighborhood committed crimes, but not in our neighborhood, not even in our city! These black guys went to a white neighborhood and burglarized houses while the families were away. They were apprehended. Sad, but funny: one guy, who did not know the residents, broke into a police officer's house and got instantly jacked! That's like breaking into a prison thinking that it was a bank.

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      jandee— I didn't know that I "included" you with Texasbeta. I love everybody. That includes you, Texas, and the Cowboy.

      I am practicing though! :D

      Thanks

      James

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      jandee 

      7 years ago

      OH Dear me ! Here am I thinking you are off practicing new chords !!Too Bad ! still here ! haunting..........

      Thanks for including me with Texasbeta,

      more preferable company than the 'cowboy'what would you do with(out)a little help from your friends-------the cowboy.

      best from jandee

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      Texasbeta— Will seems like a pretty good guy to me. What has he done that is so bad?

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      WillStarr— Both of your excellent followup comments are right on target, my cowboy friend. :)

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      jandee— I am quite familiar with Henry Louis Gates. What about him?

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      WillStarr— Your comments are extraordinary!! Thank you ever much. You are truly a wise and discerning man. God Bless You Brother!

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      Texasbeta— Black men commit three of four times the amount of violent crime for their percentage of the population. You are saying that to make that statement is somehow racist? Well, the stats are on the FBI's website. Are you saying they aren't supposed to publish them or just that I am not supposed to quote them?

      About a decade ago, Jesse Jackson famously said that when he hears footsteps on a lonely street at night and turns around and sees a white guy behind him, he is instantly relieved. He said this made him ashamed to admit. Is he a racist too for saying this?

      You are in denial. It has nothing to do with economics. The economic standing of black males is twice as good as in the 1950s, is it not? But their crime is up 900 percent. Your "economics" argument is pure horseshit. There are poor people all over the world with very low rates of crime.

      Thank you for both of your comments. You need to read "White Guilt" by Shelby Steele. It is written about you.

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      jandee— You wrote: "you need many,many years of deep reading to digest the genious of Marx,Engles and Darwin"

      OK, OK. The joke's on me. All this time you were yanking my chain I thought you were serious! :D

      Good one. I do need to loosen up a bit. Thanks for the chortle.

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      Texasbeta 

      7 years ago

      I think it is pretty clear what kind of a person you are Will, and what you stand for. I'll leave it everyone reading to make their own judgements. You are being crystal clear.

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      WillStarr 

      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      "Hence I shall close my eyes to the rubbishy,repetitive,repellent garbage from your cowboy friend."

      Again, name calling is easy and any fool can do it, as you have demonstrated so well.

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      WillStarr 

      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      "A quick skip to the local library won't help at all because you need many,many years of deep reading to digest the genious (sic) of Marx, Engles (sic)..."

      The 'genius' of Marx and Engels resulted in the Communist purges and murders of over 100,000,000 innocent people by the Marxist Communists, so your adoration is misplaced.

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      jandee 

      7 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      James,

      I am trying to take the best out of your comments. Hence I shall close my eyes to the rubbishy,repetitive,repellent garbage from your cowboy friend.

      I would advise your fair-minded readers to treat themselves to the writings of a very special person.

      He is : Henry Louis Gates jr.

      Alphonse Fletcher university Professor

      jandee

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      WillStarr 

      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      (sigh)

      'And we finally have it laid out in plain English - James, you claimed, "black men are statistically dangerous."

      You can't get more racist than that statement.'

      Stating a fact is not racist. Ignoring that truth of that fact because it does not serve or support your liberal plantation political position, is racist.

      You leftist Democrats claim to be the black man's savior, so why then, are they in such dire straits? After all these years of your 'benevolent help', and trillions of wasted dollars, why are they so miserable?

      The simple answer is that you view them as inferior and unable to cope with life without your assistance. I reject that. I support the notion of racial equality.

      You plantation leftists claim political ownership of the black race, while you simply ignore their ongoing plight, and call 'racist', should anyone dare to point it out.

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      Texasbeta 

      7 years ago

      Let's talk statistics...who started WWI? Was he black? Who started WWII? Were they black? Who invaded Iraq for no reason? Was he black? Who dropped the atomic bomb? Were they black? Who pushed the Crusades? Were they black? Who invaded Haiti and sharpened their swords on the native children? Was Columbus black? Do you want to get to local areas? Sure, go to Compton and a pretty boy like you who resembles the dude from Wings will get your arse jacked. However, I am from the south sir. I can take you personally to several places in MO, OK, and TX where a well off, well dressed guy like you with your nice fingernails will get your arse in just as bad shape...and they are all white. It has to do with economics, not race. Get real. Pure, outright racism and white power is all you believe in. Everything else springs from that fundamental belief.

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      Texasbeta 

      7 years ago

      And we finally have it laid out in plain English - James, you claimed, "black men are statistically dangerous."

      You can't get more racist than that statement. So, after all of this back and forth, we have finally gotten you to admit where your motivations lie: white male dominance, white power. Once again...you and Will can share a white hood.

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      jandee 

      7 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      James take care ! you're up against the big boys now !

      A quick skip to the local library won't help at all because you need many,many years of deep reading to digest the genious of Marx,Engles and Darwin.

      Sorry would love to say more re. good comments you have today,

      but in france and can't be rude to my hosts,jandee

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      Carolyn Steele— Yes it is, my dear. Thank you for chiming in on this discussion. Your well reasoned voice is always welcomed. :-)

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      bill yon— Hi Bill. Thank you for your comments. I appreciate your participation in this conversation.

      I am sorry that you have apparently misunderstood me, brother. I have not a hateful bone in my body. Anyone who knows me knows that I love everybody—that is if love is an action not a feeling. Each day, I shower love on every person with which I come in contact.

      Perhaps you have mistaken hate for not being a liar or not being disillusioned about the world in which we all live.

      You wrongly accuse me of being a Nazi, Bill. No one can be a Nazi unless they have German blood in their veins—and I do not. My ancestors were Welshmen mostly (hence the name 'Watkins' the kins of King Wat), with a dash of French and Irish thrown in, and a considerable portion of Cherokee Blood (3/16?).

      You wrote: "The mission of the Nazis and Hitler was to purify the white race."

      Not really, Bill. The mission was to purify the German Race, no matter how many Russians, Englishmen, Frenchmen, or Americans had to be killed along the way (who were all plenty 'white').

      You asked me: "Have you read Eugenics?"

      Yes, I have Bill. I in fact have a copy of William Shockley's book right behind me as I type this. The idea was to stop charity for the downtrodden, stop them from multipying through abortion or sterilization, so as to eliminate the propagation of billions of "short-necked giraffes" who cannot reach the leaves on the branches of the modern world. I understand this wretched philosophy fully, Bill. It comes from Darwin and Nietzsche.

      You asked me this question: "Are you really proud of your heritage?"

      Yes, I am, Bill. I am proud of my heritage as an American. Yes I am.

      My lovely first wife was an Italian, Bill. I love Italy and Italians—especially their landscapes, cultural history, and food.

      You wrote: "Africans was not the only slaves that built America"

      Built America, Bill!? You've got to be kidding. This is old-school Marxism. The South was poor BECAUSE of slavery. The North, without slavery, was three times more wealthy. Every honest modern historian knows that slavery did not build America. Genuises built America. What sets America apart is not its labor force—free or slave. It is its ingenuity, its political system, capitalism, inventions, innovations. Every large country had forced labor. If that were the key to economic propserity, then Africa, South America, China, Russia, and India would have FAR surpassed America's wealth long ago. They had far more laborers than we did.

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      Carolyn Steele 

      7 years ago

      @James

      You said, "We can look at stats but we can also look at the society around us in which we live each day. What I see ain't pretty."

      This is a very painful truth.

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      WillStarr— I'm not sure what the "point" is. But you are wise and discerning and I'm proud to know you. Thank you for defending the American Way. (Which is what Superman used to do.)

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      rmichaelf— The bottom line is this, my friend.

      The Sixties Counterculture is now mainstream. Its overarching idea is that any ideas of traditional America were bad. They played the opposite game.

      I won't list everything here for want of time and space, but a gist of it might be this:

      To traditional America, America was a great nation, which though flawed had a great history. It was exceptional—that is why hundreds of millions of immigrants (both legal and illegal) come here, some on rafts across shark-infested waters.

      Capitalism is good, marriage is good, traditional families are good, God is good, illegitimate babies are not a public good (but as individuals they are fine—they can't help how they are born); promiscuity is not good, going to church is good, the flag is good, the Pledge of Allegiance is good, prayer is good, socialism/communism are bad, individual rights are good, Freedom of Association is good, Freedom of Speech is good, self-reliance is good, the public dole is not good, central planning is not good, abortion is not good, homosexual behaviors are a sin, adultery is a sin, fornication is a sin, a humungous bureaucracy is not good, the Boy Scouts are good, beauty in art is good, voter fraud is bad, flooding the country with people from the Third World is not good, having fifty languages on election ballots is not good, Balkanization is not good, assimilation is good, perjury is not good, screwing an intern in the White House is not good, the Truth is good.

      Now, take each of those tenets and reverse them and you have the position of the New Left, which has somehow become orthodoxy in the public schools and most of our media.

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      WillStarr— I agree with you that if America were racist President Obama would never have been elected. Well put!

      Of course, that doesn't mean that we might not see this headline in the DailyKos:

      "President Obama implements communism, cancels elections, and proclaims himself dictator for life. The people who objected are merely racists!"

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      Levertis Steele— I very much appreciate the links you gave us. The one about the Netherlands abandoning multiculturalism is most interesting. In it the government says:

      "The government shares the social dissatisfaction over the multicultural society model and plans to shift priority to the values of the Dutch people. In the new integration system, the values of the Dutch society play a central role. With this change, the government steps away from the model of a multicultural society."

      I agree with you that statistics are not the "end all be all" in our world. We can look at stats but we can also look at the society around us in which we live each day. What I see ain't pretty.

      Thank you very much for your outstanding remarks. Well said!

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      jandee— I am sorry that I responded to you rudely, with a lack of proper manners. Please accept my apology and forgive me. I have always liked you.

      Maybe I should "go back to [my] music! And "Maybe you are spending too much time on your computer." Hmmm . . . could be. Thank you.

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      WillStarr— Thank you for the link to that article. These statistics are disturbing. I would hope everybody could agree on that. But those influenced by Beelzebub will not, of course. Because his goal is to deceive and ruin the Images of God that we see every day in the world in which we live.

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      Levertis Steele— Thank you for your excellent comments.

      You wrote: "It is sad to see so many children without husband/wife homes. . . . I think that the sin is often overlooked and the result, the evidence, the baby, gets all of the attention. The sin is FORNICATION! Babies are innocent victims of sin, and have not done a thing. They are God's creations. . . .

      [Fornicators] think that they are sin free because they were able to hide behind birth control devices, abortions . . ."

      Amen! I could not agree more with this statement. I appreciate you making it here.

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      rmichaelf— I see that you returned and left us some comments for us to ruminate over. By the looks of them, some are addressed to me, and some to my other commenters. I will take a stab at making a general response to you.

      You wrote that I must think "lefties are bad and righties are good."

      Well, that depends on good for what. As far as what I think is good for the United States of America, yes I believe Lefties have done untold damage to generations of our citizens through the promugation of their wacky ideas and that those who wish to undo this damage to save our country are absolutely on the side of the good.

      As far as your comments are Sarah Palin's daughter and out of wedlock births, I will say this:

      Before the New Left turned the values of America upside down—which they made no bones about it that this was their full intention—white illegitimate births were about 2.5% and for blacks it was about 25%. This looks to me as if it was more cultural prevalent and accepted among one group as opposed to the other. And historically, the idea of assimilation into American values meant that those at 25% should have been encouraged to aspire to get down to the 2.5%. (One might snicker at the importance of this unless you take a good look at every social pathology in America that relates numerically directly to fatherless children.)

      Along comes multiculturalism that teaches children that the culture that produced the 2.5% is not only not better, but at the least both cultures are equally good—and it implies further that in fact the culture of American values that produced the 2.5% is worse because—any number of slogans are used but for one—it is repressive, man!

      After a few decades of this teaching, the 2.5% hits 25% and the 25% becomes 75%. Now to me, the proof is in the pudding. I would find it hard to defend ideas that have flat out proven to be so devastating to the lives of tens of millions real living human souls. But to the Left, any criticism is "racism, man!"

      You wrote: "So, in your educated, enlightened judgment, everyone to the left of far right is categorized a liberal and all liberals want to create the USSR"

      That might have a bit of hyperbole on my part.

      30 percent of Americans under 30 say in a poll that Socialism is just as good as Capitalism. Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot, Castro were all self-proclaimed socialists. Why would the young think this? Could it be that are subtly taught socialism during each year of their education? Are not "Social Justice" classes (a euphemism for Socialism) required at all schools that certify teachers for our public schools? Was not the "Father of Modern American Education" (John Dewey) who set up these schools for teachers a socialist and an Atheist who wished to see the religion (see Supreme Court ruling) of Secular Humanism (as defined in the Humanist Manifesto [s]) taught as the official value system to American children?

      Now I admit that few Lefties would say they want the U.S. to have the end result of the USSR—but the system of official Atheism, of central planning, of so-called equality of outcomes . . . is this not what true leftists want?

      I object to your use of the term "far right." My views would have been the mainstream views of most all Americans before the 1960s (including blacks, BTW) and surely a consensus of our Founding Fathers (Those Dead White Guys so reviled by Leftists). "Far right" would be anarchy. I am no where near an anarchist. I would say I am right of center.

      You seem to be saying that quoting crime statistics by race from the FBI website constitutes writing things which are "unsupported and bordering on simple fear mongering." (And no, I claim to have no 'secret knowledge' unless being able to read charts of FBI statistics qualifies.)

      As to your comments about "PC Cops" of course real policemen have a positive role to play in society. But PC Cops are thought police (the book to read is "1984") whose job it is to prohibit Free Speech and punish independent thought as a "Hate Crime" punishable by censorship, loss of educational opportunities, loss of employment, litigation, and perhaps criminal proceedings.

      You wrote about "...force feeding..." Well, multicuturalism and the other tenets of the New Left are forced on the children of American with their parents having little or no say in the matter.

      The only thing one can do to escape this "force feeding" of progressivism down the throats of our children is to pay $7500 a year or more for private school or homeschool—not attractive options for many people who are not wealthy and who fully understand that their tax dollars are being confiscated to support the subversive public schools whether they pull their own children out or not. The "free school" is a powerful lure to parents who are not wealthy.

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      bill yon 

      7 years ago from sourcewall

      Mission accomplished my ass. You sit up here and use your space on the hub to right subliminally about hate. And yet you are the very definition that white supremacist hate and are trying to stop. Do you study the white power theology? I do. Let me give you some facts that you need to think about. The mission of the nazis and Hitler was to purify the white race. They killed over six million jews in four years because they was a impure white race. The samething happened in the 90's. The Master race is supposed to be from northern europe. All other etnic groups,races, or whatever you want to call it are supposed to be inferior. Have you read Eugenics? Yet and still you out of all people to know better than to take a view point such as the one you are taking. Are you really proud of your heritage? Do some research on nazis and neo-nazis in this nation and in the world listen closely to what they are saying. The Irish is a white race just like the Italions but yet and still these ethnic groups are supposed to be inferior to the "REAL" white race. Africans was not the only slaves that built America there was Irish Slaves and other White ethnic groups that was on plantations as well. Yet you cry about equality and what the white race has accomplished and who is superior. The mission of the Nazis, which is still being carried out by their followers and children, is deeper than black and white. When these people say they want a all white pure race, they mean They want a race of 100% pure white people. And that is the biggest joke in this country most white people are mixed somewhere done the line with blacks, are Native Americans, like Cherokee for instance, or jews, or asians, or what ever. And another joke is that the KKK the Neo Nazis are made up of these "Impure Mongrels" and they do not even know it!I dare anyone of you Klansmen are Neo Nazis that are reading this to go and get a DNA genetic heritage test! It is easy to do now we have the technology to trace anyones bloodline, What you will find is 99% of you WHITE people are MONGRELS like ME! HEIL HITLER to THAT! Oh and by the way HITLER YOUR GREAT MESSIAH was a half JEW who married his Brothers Daughter! Go Figure! White Power To that! Take the test I dare you!

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      jandee— In other words . . . mission accomplished!? :D

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      WillStarr 

      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Hi, rmichaelf,

      Are you asking me to compare white out of wedlock birthrates with black out of wedlock birthrates?

      Is that your point?

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      Michael Fielder 

      7 years ago from North Central West Virginia, where the green grass grows...

      And perhaps Will, you might be able to give me the skinny on the percentages and statistics of the Palin family births out of wedlock as well...

      One trick ponies are great. At their one trick...

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      WillStarr 

      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      "Will Starr: Statistics report that there are 12 or 13% blacks in the United States. That's not quite enough to put anyone in the White House. That's such a minority."

      Which demonstrates that racism in America is actually minimal, since the majority voted for Obama.

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      Levertis Steele 

      7 years ago

      Will Starr: Statistics report that there are 12 or 13% blacks in the United States. That's not quite enough to put anyone in the White House. That's such a minority.

      "Almost exclusively," is probably correct, but there are many black Republicans.

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      Levertis Steele 

      7 years ago

      I'll avoid drama like many people avoid the optional sections of various applications. An example on many applications would be questions involving “ethnicity."

      all applicants are asked to identify race. The biracial people are asked to list their races. Some complete this section, but some do not for obvious reasons: they prefer to not give their races. How is it possible to know exactly how many of each ethnic group fits any category when some choose not to give certain information that is needed to add accuracy to the stats? The reports could not be accurate. “Other” is sometimes uses to identify the unidentifiable. Most people know that this information is often used to compare races, which is why some people do NOT respond to it.

      On-line applications, faxes, and e-mail make it possible sometimes to never need to face or speak with anyone taking application information. Such records are often used to gather certain statistics. Maybe 85% of black births are illegitimate! Maybe others are higher or lower. Who knows for sure?

      Some people do not participate in the U. S. Census, and some participants do not report all truth. How can the reports be accurate? I know that this is the best source available. I refer to Census reports myself, but I know that they are not exactly holy scrolls. There are many reliable links available online on this subject.

      My points are (1) many social problems are not minimized because of ineffective approaches, and (2) stats are not reliable because of underreporting and lack of information. Problems have roots, and statistics have sources, of which some are not reportable.

      Stats

      http://topostat.blogspot.com/2005/03/how-accurate-...

      http://www.greenandgoldrugby.com/video-statistics-...

      http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=200...

      Interesting: Multiculturalism

      http://www.hudson-ny.org/2219/netherlands-abandons...

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      jandee 

      7 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      James has a mission ! Trouble is he doesn'tknow what it is..

      Arrogance could be associated with him !

      Lack of manners certainly !

      He wishes he were omnipotent ! Unfortunately he is simply a reactionary........How sad !

      be careful James as all that foot-stamping will not improve your temper- in fact the latest advice is for the more mature gent to retrace their steps and go back to their music ! Maybe you are spending too much time on your computer- maybe you will make better music this time,

      kindest regards James, P.S Try the Beatles 'Help'

      from jandee

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      WillStarr 

      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      "Blacks almost exclusively embrace left wing ideology, vote almost exclusively for Democrats, and adopt the moral standards of the left. That's why almost 75% of all black births are out of wedlock."

      'If this statistic is true and factual, which I sincerely believe is a figment of someones lack of integrity...'

      Never call someone a liar when the problem is your own ignorance:

      http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/72-blacks-born-to...

      I equip myself with the truth, and political correctness be damned!

      The American black community is in desperate trouble, but the plantation left insists that discussing it is both off the table, and "racist"!

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      Levertis Steele 

      7 years ago

      @James: Referring to the percentage of black illegitimate births (75%) you wrote, "It's a hushed up, national disgrace, and if you point it out, you are labeled a racist."

      It is sad to see so many children without husband/wife homes. They certainly deserve them. I think that the sin is often overlooked and the result, the evidence, the baby, gets all of the attention. The sin is FORNICATION! Babies are innocent victims of sin, and have not done a thing. They are God's creations. I wish it could stop, because it has gotten out of hand.

      If fornicators had a baby each time they committed the act, the results would make baby boomers look like child's play. A lot of people are being deceived. They think that they are sin free because they were able to hide behind birth control devices, abortions, and other means of avoiding pregnancy. Fornicators or adulterers, males and females, are as guilty as those women who haul around the evidence of their sins. This does not justify the unmarried parents, but it does tell the WHOLE truth: more than that 75% is rocking that boat. It is NOT hushed up. It is national, and it IS a disgrace. The part that is hushed up are the ones who manage to escape quietly as if their hands are clean. The underlying message society is giving: "It is alright to do it, just don't get caught with a baby." Illegitimate births will die when fornication dies.

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      Michael Fielder 

      7 years ago from North Central West Virginia, where the green grass grows...

      This comment was made in an argument defending a very distorted and one sided argument in itself. The basic undertone of most of what James and Will have said through out is that lefties are bad and righties are good. Yes somewhat simplistic but yes it runs through the political slant being expressed in the total of what what these two are saying.

      "Blacks almost exclusively embrace left wing ideology, vote almost exclusively for Democrats, and adopt the moral standards of the left. That's why almost 75% of all black births are out of wedlock." If this statistic is true and factual, which I sincerely believe is a figment of someones lack of integrity, than where do we put Sarah Palin's daughter who as a young, I guess unsupervised and unwatched teenager recently gave birth to a child out of wedlock. Unprotected, premarital sex with a young man, who afterward she didn't appear to think enough of to even have some sort of commitment to. Sounds like a black, "multiculteralist", leftie, postmodern, destructor of good old white America here in this so called argument.

      "Conservative motivations have nothing to do with race. They have to do with grasping fully what America is supposed to be, as defined by the men who founded it, versus what liberals want: the USSR redux. No thanks."

      Liberals want the USSR redux. What? So, in your educated, enlightened judgment, everyone to the left of far right is categorized a liberal and all liberals want to create the USSR. Again, WHAT? In fact, again, WHAT? WTH?

      "AR, who flat out infers that white's are safe and minorities are dangerous..."

      "Which happens to be true, but wild-eyed PC cops like you pounce whenever anyone speaks the truth."

      I know some minorities quite well. I know some... whites quite well. I know people from about 18 different countries and about 35 or so different states and territories. Not to throw you off your horse, but there are more of the whites that I know, that to me when measured by the laws they choose to follow or not follow, that have hurt, physically or emotionally or financially enough people that I know that I and others, are anxious (fearful) over. Whenever we (I)see them a knot of concern twists tight in our (my) guts. You have made a very general statement, unsupported and bordering on simple fear mongering. Some have said that fear mongering is just a tool of the ignorant...

      "Which happens to be true..." on who's authority? Yours? Who are you? "...true.." Again, you want us to lie back and accept that only you and your fellow conservatives know what is "true?" What, did some higher power give to you the secret knowledge and commandment that it is "YOU" and only you that knows what is "true?" Shoot, I should be such an authority, sheesh, my life would be so much simpler...

      "...wild eyed PC cops like you pounce..." how utterly inflammatory, I see no "wild eyes..." anywhere... also, I have never heard this description used except in a name calling defamatory and argumentative sense. "...PC cops..." ditto and again are you some kind of authority that you know who those "cops" might be? Do you have a list? Are you claiming (you are inferring...) that "cops" some how have no beneficial and objective purpose? That somehow they have no integrity? Or are you again just using words that sound to you defamatory in order to somehow negate someones opinion, or that someone specifically?

      "...pounce..." you mean like Tigger in Winnie the Pooh? Or like some animalistic or or unreasoning ogre waiting for the lamb to come by to pounce and slaughter?? Is someone lurking around to "pounce" on some unimposing innocent? Or again, are you just stringing words together with as strong a connotation as you can to defame or discredit an opinion or person with whom you disagree?

      "...anyone who speaks the truth..." Truth according to whom or what? Again, are you saying that you are an authority on all things of import and of things of no interest and that only you guys know the truth? You read a book, you wrote a book report, so? A good book report is nothing more than a good book report. So, I say, WHAT? And again scratching my head louder, WHAT? WTH?

      "I think AR was saying that in reference to what this Hub is about—the force feeding of multiculturalism on our children. In the middle of Minnesota, it doesn't happen"

      "...force feeding..." same argument as above about the use of words with a negative connotation being jumbled together for purposes of defamation and negation. Again, I will say, this type of vocabulary is a case to some degree or other, of fear mongering, and a tool of the ignorant... ( and propagandist) (and to propagate dogma...)

      "...the middle of Minnesota..." where and what is this middle of Minnesota? How do you know what and to what degree this "what" might or not be prevalent there? Is there something else (anything???) that is being "force fed" there? And a thousand other inane questions. Are we to believe you are some authority on the "force feeding" of "stuff" in this undefined location of "the middle of Minnesota..." in this broad sweeping authoritative sounding and actually extremely limited statement that when thought about means absolutely nothing (little at best) and that little is left up to the reader who from this knows nothing (little at best) but can, like you use it to support a lot of unsubstantiated claims and opinions based on emotion and no fact(s).

      Just some thoughts....

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      jandee 

      7 years ago

      Oops ! I've really rattled your cage this time...

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      jandee— Why don't you try to demonstrate a tiny bit of intelligence and explain yourself when you call people names? If there are facts in this article that are wrong then say so. Specifically.

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      WillStarr— You can always tell an idiot when it only calls names; when all it can think of is to be abusive; when its reaction to sheer truth is hostility. They can never make a decent point about anything. And that infuriates them.

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      Jandee— You are one nasty woman. Nothing has been said here that is racist—UNLESS you consider telling the truth to be racist and if you do then God help your weak mind.

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      WillStarr— You made many terrific points, my friend.

      You wrote: "Blacks almost exclusively embrace left wing ideology, vote almost exclusively for Democrats, and adopt the moral standards of the left. That's why almost 75% of all black births are out of wedlock. . . .

      It's a hushed up, national disgrace, and if you point it out, you are labeled a racist."

      Right on!

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      Levertis Steele— Thank you for taking the time to carefully read what this article actually says (versus what some see in it that it does not say).

      I in no way claim this is a blacks versus whites issue. Multiculturalism may be applauded by blacks, since they get black history month, etc etc etc. But it was created, promulgated, taught, and defended by whites who are ashamed of their own race; ashamed by their own country; and who want everything America has stood for to be turned upside down—deconstructed.

      I appreciate your comments. By the way, I do not see where you commented before. Was it under a different name?

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      jandee 

      7 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      James ! Twaddle !

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      jandee— I have no doubt that it hurts your feelings to see your skewed view of the world laid bare for what it is: nothing but lies. You see, to some people, the Truth is important. Now you tell me one fact in my Hub that is wrong and I will change it. Otherwise, your insults do not further the discussion. They merely show the hatred in your own heart.

      Thank you for your comments.

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      WillStarr— You wrote: "Leftists like TB don't want anyone to know what their plantation attitude has done to the black population, so anyone who points it out is immediately labeled a "racist".

      You are correct sir. The numbers on black crime are 900 percent higher than they were BEFORE the Great Society was implemented.

      You also said: "BTW, TB cannot debate on points, so he resorts to personal attacks."

      You are right again. Sad but true.

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      Texasbeta— Do you really think it is racist to speak the truth? For instance, if it is demonstrably true that one segment and one segment only of our population commits triple the amount of violent crime of any other segment; are you saying that merely to say so in public is racist?

      In other words, bald facts are racist? Or you have to ignore facts and pretend they don't exist to somehow prove a negative—that you are not racist?

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      bill yon— I wish what you wrote was true. Believe me, I wish there was less crime than there is. But the statistics of crime by race are easy to find on the FBI website. Blacks are 12 percent of the population but they commit half of all murders and 38 percent of all violent crime. And if you look deeper into the FBI stats, you will see that black on white crime is 1,000 times more common than white on black crime. Hell, civil rights groups admit that much. They say it because whites have all the money. Be for real man.

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      WillStarr— White Guilt—the subject of a Hub I am working on— causes lefties to not expect black people to behave themselves. It is the bigotry of low expectations.

      The hostility toward blacks who are conservative in their views is breathtaking. It is the ONLY behavior for which a leftie will publicly comment on negatively.

      Thank you for your wise and discerning riposte. Well done!

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      Texasbeta— Black men are statistically dangerous. You know that is true. You are just so caught up in political correctness that you let it override EVEN the truth itself because of your white guilt syndrome. But that is another Hub and one that I will be publishing soon thanks to your motivation.

      I am not aware that Herman Cain had absolved anybody of anything. I have never in my life treated another person any differently because of the hue of their skin; I have never supported segregation; no one in my family background ever owned any slaves. I have nothing to be absolved of.

      What truly irks Lefties about Herman Cain is that he disproves your racist assumptions that a black man cannot make it in the world without your "liberal programs." And, of course, he is a Christian.

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      WillStarr 

      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      "Because you are a racist"

      Name calling is the easiest but least effective of all arguments. Have you ever debated by making points?

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      jandee 

      7 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Because you are a racist

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      WillStarr 

      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      "It seems that blacks are the biggest threat to whites."

      Not at all. Blacks are killing other blacks, not whites. While it's true that blacks commit nearly 50% of all murders, it's also true that most of the victims are other blacks.

      Blacks almost exclusively embrace left wing ideology, vote almost exclusively for Democrats, and adopt the moral standards of the left. That's why almost 75% of all black births are out of wedlock. That's also why young back males, who grow up without the benefit of a father, end up on drugs, in gangs, and finally, on the coroner's slab.

      It's a hushed up, national disgrace, and if you point it out, you are labeled a racist

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      Levertis Steele 

      7 years ago

      I finally got around to reading your article a second time. I plan to read it over and over until I stop seeing new points. I am not ready to make a clear statement on this, but I do see a distinct battle between black and white, as if there are no other cultures. It is a common practice among blacks and white to do this. Maybe I was overly sensitive to points referenced to blacks. It seems that blacks are the biggest threat to whites. I wonder why that is? It is really an insult to me.

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      jandee 

      7 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Racist,Sexist,ageist and full of other insults....

      A good forum for your cheap lackey followers with no thoughts of their own to contribute. Maybe one day you will write a hub from your own mind-if you have one ? However it is obviously easier to just pick and choose some other persons work! Really !Anyone can go to any site for info....Your remarks are beneath contempt............JANDEE

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      WillStarr 

      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Bill Yon'

      Blacks commit crimes at a far higher rate than whites. Blacks make up only about 14% of the population, but commit almost half of the murders, and well over half the robberies:

      http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-...

      Leftists like TB don't want anyone to know what their plantation attitude has done to the black population, so anyone who points it out is immediately labeled a "racist".

      BTW, TB cannot debate on points, so he resorts to personal attacks. His last comment was purely a personal assault. That's what he does.

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      Texasbeta 

      7 years ago

      Bill- Will is a flat our racist man. There isn't a point in pushing numbers to him. He will lie to your face and has very little if any integrity. Links to official numbers, nothing is going to change the guy who's main motivation is race. He represents the shameful aspect of our nation. The only black men he supports are the ones who claim that the only racism alive is against White Men, who try to absolve him of his bigotry and racial hatred. Go outside and walk the dogs...now look at your shoe. Meet Will.

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      bill yon 

      7 years ago from sourcewall

      Blacks Do NOT commit CRIME several times the rate of WHITES! Out of 100% of the crime committed in America blacks commit 14%! But Blacks are overcharged and demonized in the media as being dangerous. WHITES are more likely to kill than blacks! These are facts.Feeling safer around your own kind the majority of serial killers and child molestors are white! Mess around and find your self on your good neighbors dinner table! Feeling safer around your own kind......

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      WillStarr 

      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      "How comical - right before James says race is not a conservative motivation, Will lays out his feelings of how minorities are dangerous. You guys are a joke."

      No, you liberals are the ones who rely on 'feelings'. I rely on facts, and the well known fact is, minority neighborhoods ('hoods!) have far higher crime rates than white neighborhoods.

      I know that annoys your PC sensibilities, but facts are facts. Now you have to ask yourself why you look the other way, instead of acknowledging the problem and demanding better things from minorities. Perhaps you, in your hidden biases, think that's the best they can manage?

      And when people like Herman Cain and Justice Clarence Thomas manage to escape the liberal political 'hood' where you think they belong, you call them 'Uncle Toms'!

      There must be a reason why you hate successful black men. What is it?

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      Texasbeta 

      7 years ago

      How comical - right before James says race is not a conservative motivation, Will lays out his feelings of how minorities are dangerous. You guys are a joke.

      The only reason you guys like Cain is because he is a black guy who absolves whites of slavery, segregation, and bigotry. He is a black guy who thinks the only racism alive is against white men. Classic. Demonic spirit, full of hate? Right after Will lays out that minorities are dangerous and right after you "right on" the claim that people should stick with their own? Dude, both of you display the prime example of the statement, "I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians, as they are so unlike your Christ."

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      WillStarr— I love the John Adams quote. And as you said so well:

      "wild-eyed PC cops like you pounce whenever anyone speaks the truth. Black and Latino neighborhoods are notoriously and statistically far more dangerous than white neighborhoods, due to the ongoing culture of crime that permeates those minority neighborhoods."

      Wise words of wisdom there.

      As to your second comment: Political Correctness sucks!

      :D

      Thanks, Will.

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      Texasbeta— Things have certainly improved for black folks since the fifties. But the "horrors women faced" is a f*****g joke. That is idiocy. How old are you anyway?

      Conservative motivations have nothing to do with race. They have to do with grasping fully what America is supposed to be, as defined by the men who founded it, versus what liberals want: the USSR redux. No thanks.

      Herman Cain is a great American. He is correct that "racism doesn't exist or have an affect in modern society aside from reverse racism against white men."

      Do you think achievement should not result in personal gain? How many people would achieve if there were nothing to be gained?

      Uncle Tom is a slanderous name to call an accomplished black man in America. This shows your demonic spirit, full of hate. Shame on you.

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      WillStarr 

      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Hi, James,

      Political correctness and its inherent deceit plays a major part in multiculturalism.

      I watched a couple of black professors a couple of nights ago on TV lamenting (unchallenged!) on the fact that blacks are arrested at several times the rate of whites. Apparently, it was not PC to point out that blacks commit crimes at several times the rate of whites, so the white host said nothing!

      And of course, it's also not PC for me to point that out! Honesty has no part to play in political correctness, or its close relative, multiculturalism.

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      WillStarr— Thank you, kind sir.

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      WillStarr 

      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      "AR, who flat out infers that white's are safe and minorities are dangerous..."

      Which happens to be true, but wild-eyed PC cops like you pounce whenever anyone speaks the truth.

      Black and Latino neighborhoods are notoriously and statistically far more dangerous than white neighborhoods, due to the ongoing culture of crime that permeates those minority neighborhoods.

      "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."

      - John Adams

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      Texasbeta 

      7 years ago

      Indicating that he feels "safe" with his own, indicates a bit more than "I dig hanging with people who think like me." 3 dudes in a row here...AR, who flat out infers that white's are safe and minorities are dangerous, Will who, well...is a bit more transparent, and you sir, who went through the whole run of how the 50s were great, and disregard the horrors that minorities and women faced. You can spin it anyway you want, but your motivations are already on the table bro.

      Once again, as I have stated in the past...conservative motivations I believe are based upon race.

      Oh yeah...and before you throw out, "What about Herman Cain" - any guy who ignored the civil rights movement, rode their achievements for his own personal gain, and flat out believes that racism doesn't exist or have an affect in modern society aside from reverse racism against white men...is an Uncle Tom. Yeah, I am a white guy who just called Cain and Uncle Tom. I did it.

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      WillStarr 

      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Excellent points, James.

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      Texasbeta— I have been reading lately that all peoples tend to like to be around people like themselves. Look at student unions in colleges and various clubs and associations. I mean, you gotta admit there is a black this and a black that—even a Black Congressional Caucus. Are you as harsh on them as well? How about Hispanic enclaves in every major city? Chinatowns, Little Italys—in Chicago they have a huge Polish community that clusters together.

      I think AR was saying that in reference to what this Hub is about—the force feeding of multiculturalism on our children. In the middle of Minnesota, it doesn't happen.

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      rmichaelf— Thank you very much for taking the time to come by and read my article. Your remarks are insightful and thoughtful.

      I agree with you that "Chasuk" is a high quality debater. We have engaged quite a number of times and he is generally a gentleman.

      You used to drink and play a little blues harp with Willie?! That's awesome, man. My father is pretty good pals with Willie now because he has flown him around a fair amount on chartered jets. I haven't met him.

      I am ambivalent about the use of the word "redneck." I come from a long line of them. I absolutely love Jeff Foxworthy's humor about "You know you're a redneck if . . . " I am not so crazy about it as a term of derision from people on the Left Coasts.

      The word "cracker" I know quite a bit about since I lived in Florida for 18 years. I very much enjoyed the book by Thomas Sowell—"Black Rednecks and White Liberals"— that has as its foundation "Cracker Culture."

      You asked: "what does the Bible say about divorce and remarriage? Multiple wives ... consecutively, not concurrently... Especially, doesn't Christ have a specific admonishment?"

      The New Testament says not to get divorced for any reason except adultery.

      There is no question that I am a sinner. Some will claim this means I should have no opinion as to what sin is. I do not agree. Even though I have sinned—and probably will again—I think it important to be able to recognize it for what it is and not be afraid to say so. The way of social liberals (moral relativists) to escape any accusation of hypocrisy is to have no standards.

      I appreciate your kind comments.

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      Texasbeta 

      7 years ago

      AR-"We are moving to a town of less than 3% minorities! We are leaving a towns of 80% minorities! We feel relaxed, safe and happy to be living with our own!"

      Once again...the racist pro segregation white power mentality that feeds you and your ilk reveals itself on a regular basis. Clean your white hood lately AR? James has starch he uses on his. You can borrow from him

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      Michael Fielder 

      7 years ago from North Central West Virginia, where the green grass grows...

      This is all so ludicrous. Extremists arguing their points by using only the arguments of their respective side's arguments...

      Redneck? Surely you jest. James with your love of music so well known, surely you have an insight as to the respect that term has been infused with ever since Willie and the Outlaws through the use of the term in music from them to current recording artists in so many genres... in highly patriotic songs as well as a foil of humor with which to show the silliness with which we can emotionally bond to silly stuff. The "N" word, that is a unique case and I'm not sure as a result makes it an effective example of anything but, well anything.

      America has had some 200 years only. Rome and past "Great Civilizations" had thousands of years to earn that title and affect the world. I think the jury may still be out here... or should.

      "I think the subject of multiculturalism however has to be looked at from many angles" I agree with the author on this point.

      The only person who was dispassionate and debated with consistency, integrity was Chasuk. He agreed with your main point and was torn apart for using arguments not simply culled from one "side" or the other... or using methods culling from somewhere other than the right.

      I am from the "Woodstock Generation"... but I obviously had a much different experience giving me much different lessons than, again, those others arguing one side or the other. I came away with a great education from the experience and the Universities I attended especially UT Austin.

      In Austin, where I must admit I use to drink and play a little blues harp with Willie (he's damned hard to play cross harp blues with his style...) and some of his friends and some of mine... hmmm, thus, making my use of him above suspect I guess. Though it was he and some of his friends that began to change the term... I would really like you to use your great music awareness James and treat that. Maybe, I'm just being romantic about it. I grew up in Texas a lot, and the South and now WV.

      And my friends always stirred up a lot more trouble with "cracker"... maybe 'cause they thought we was rednecks... lol I hung with 2 Champion Rodeo Bull Riders ( big ole belt buckles ) Yeah, they was rednecks, but they kinda took pride in it. As did many of their fellow Bull Riders. Early in our 2 year friendship, they almost kicked my a*s for considering them something else. Seriously, Little Billy split my lip when I joked too far at Gilly's one night. Not angry, like he told me, "that's just the way Rednecks roll, get used to it."

      As I have said before James, your an effective writer who knows research methodology and this piece reflects it.

      Though, I was a bit shocked at your choice of "bludgeons." It just served to rile up folks on the subject and close off much debate which could have caused some minds to be influenced instead of mainly reaching agreement with others who already feel as you do.

      And lastly, what does the Bible say about divorce and remarriage? Multiple wives ... consecutively, not concurrently... Especially, doesn't Christ have a specific admonishment?

      Great written hub, technically... and whose basic assumption, that it doesn't work, that it destroys a society, is one with which I agree.

      And as Forest Gump said, That's all I have to say about that."

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      American Romance— Best Hub ever!? That's awesome! You have made my day, kind sir. How could I ever thank you enough.

      Congratulations on the move to your new home. That sounds like my kind of diversity. :D

      As long as you and your wife are safe, relaxed, and happy, then I am happy for you, my friend.

      I sure appreciate this visit and your laudatory remarks.

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      Texasbeta— It is true that pagan temples, some of which involved child sacrifice and nearly all of which centered on prostitution, were destroyed.

      And of course, there have been forced conversions. But that was by men not by any command of Jesus or His Apostles.

      But no matter how you add it up, over two millennia, you can never get anywhere near the 100 million dead because of Socialism. The so-called "religious wars" in Europe were less about religion and more about politics. For one thing, this is evidenced by alliances between Catholics and Protestants—those some textbooks claim were fighting against each other.

      The Battle of Belgrade? You blame that on Christianity? What, pray tell, were the Muslim Turks doing in Belgrade? Being repelled.

      The Inquisition is blamed for 100,000 deaths (one one thousandth the tally of Socialism) over 500 years but a close examination of this reveals much of it to be political. For instance, Spain wanted to expel Muslims and Jews not for religious reasons but for political reasons.

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      cheaptrick— Well, well! Hello there Dean. It has been a long time. I see you haven't been writing lately, at least not here on HubPages.

      I was kind of hoping to miss the Apocalypse. But if I don't I will be glad to join forces with you, my friend.

      So, tell me, what's been going on with you? I hope all is well in your life today. It is good to hear from you again, brother.

      James

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