Brown is in the Kitchen
Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Sunday, August 4, 2019. Our friend, Beetle Brown, is at the stove preparing Eggs Over Easy and Hashed Browns. I am preparing French Lattes to add to the fun. Brown has grown weary. All this talk about white privilege is exhausting him. He has asked for the pleasure of your company this morning. We hope to see you soon.
What is White Privilege?
Thanks so much for joining Pop and me this morning. Kirsten Gillibrand wants to teach white women in the suburbs the meaning of "white privilege." She sums up its meaning by suggesting that whiteness is protection against being shot. She considers herself to be a white woman of privilege who has benefitted in a huge way because of the color of her skin. In her words, "there is a deference given to whiteness in society today. And you see it all the time." Gillebrand sees it all the time because she is looking for it. It's her signature issue. She is hoping to win the black and hispanic vote. She wants to be president. Blaming whites for being white is her ticket to the White House. She is smarter than all of us, because she and she alone knows how bigoted we all are. She has labelled, along with others like her, President Trump as being racist. That's the new curse of the week. If you want to trash someone, just call them racist. Then let nature, human nature, takes its course. Former President Obama did that all the time. He was barely in the White House when he brought up the issue of race. The Dems have taken up his cause and they are marching forward into America blaming all the problems of black communities on whites.
Not So Fast
Race has always been a complicated issue, but despite claims to the contrary we have come a long way. It took the Obama's to tell America that we really haven't accomplished anything. A black man sat in the White House, leading the most powerful nation in the world, and yet we are a bigoted group of white privilege losers.
There will always be prejudice in society. I can't imagine a time when it won't exist, but it is no longer an institutional prejudice despite the claims of those on the left. Society has gone to great lengths to open the doors to success to everyone. Taking advantage of those opportunities is up to the individual, not government. All this talk about "white privilege" diminishes the success of those of every race and color. People break out of stereotyped roles and expectations every single day of the week. They always have.
Pop's father came from a poor immigrant Jewish family. He lived on the lower East Side of Manhattan and never used the bathroom in school for fear of being attacked. Somehow he managed to survive. In fact, he went on to become a lawyer and he was quite successful. Where was his privilege? When Pop moved into her neighborhood there were a group of black women who were highly educated. They all had higher graduate degrees and fantastic jobs. If they were the exception to the rule, it was because they fought for their success. They went to school, got an education and made it. It's an individual thing, and that's the message being lost today.
Pulling Us Apart
There is a concerted effort being launched that is aimed at polarizing our nation. The Dems have vilified a duly elected president who, by all accounts, is hugely successful. They can't defeat him on policy, so they go after his character. They have decided that they will attack him as being a racist. People like Gillibrand have latched onto the notion that the problems in black communities are the fault of "white privilege." They refuse to accept the fact that the problems in poorer black communities are the fault of the Dems who have been in power from the beginning. Black leaders, like Al Sharpton and Elijah Cummings, have failed these people over and over again. They keep them poor and angry, because people like Sharpton and Cummings agitate for a living. It is up to those who live in failed cities to throw the bums out of office. It is time for these people to take charge of their communities and accomplish something. The resources are there. They have been there for a long time, but the money has been squandered or stolen by so-called representatives that are using these communities for personal gain.
Time for a Homerun
I think the Gillibrands of this nation should pipe down. They are wasting our time. They are turning people against each other. They are of no use to anyone. Communities that are not thriving should elect people who truly want them to succeed. They must demand action from Washington. At the same time, they have to roll up their sleeves and change things around from the ground up. It can be done. All this talk about racism and privilege is a colossal waste of time. If something is broken, just fix it.
Don't know when I've felt so down
Money wasted all around
Don't it turn my brown eyes blue.