I Used To Be A Normal Person - Part II

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I Used To Be A Normal Person - Part II

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As a man, I used to think I was pretty much just a regular person, but I was born white, into a two-parent household which now, whether I like it or not, makes me “privileged,” a racist & responsible for slavery.

I am a fiscal & moral conservative, which by today’s standards, makes me a fascist because I plan, budget & support myself.

I went to High School, worked my way through college, got a degree & have always held a job. But I now find out that I am not here because I earned it, but because I was “advantaged.”

I am heterosexual, which according to “woke" folks, now makes me a homophobe.

I am not a Muslim, which now labels me as an infidel.

I believe in the 2nd Amendment, which makes me a de facto member of the “vast NRA gun lobby.”

I think & I reason, and I doubt much of what the “main stream" media tells me, which makes me a "Right-wing conspiracy nut.”

I am proud of my heritage & our inclusive American culture, making me a xenophobe.

I believe in hard work, fair play & fair compensation according to each individual’s merits, which today makes me an anti-socialist.

I believe our system guarantees freedom of effort - not freedom of outcome or subsidies which must make me a borderline sociopath.

I believe in the defense & protection of America for & by all citizens, now making me a militant.

I am proud of our flag, what it stands for and the many who died to let it fly, so I stand & salute during our National Anthem - so I must be a racist.

To whom should I apologize?

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Re: I Used To Be A Normal Person - Part II

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Now that's a thread ripe with the potential for an endless flame lol

I guess what I'm getting at is that at some point, there has to be some sort of collective reckoning. See, what I think is happening primarily, is that both sides can't even agree that this is tragedy that effects both. And that's the heartbreaking part...

So, if I tell a story where two families raise two good, upstanding sons. One son makes an awful mistake and decides to drink and drive, kills the other families son in an accident.

This is a tragedy. One son gone forever. One son likely changed forever, probably end up in jail at best.

This, again, is tragic.

Now, if the parents of the other son decide to say, "Well, it wasn't us, it was our kid..." And not bother to reach out and say anything to the family with the much more devastating loss, everyone would say that's fucked up. Their son is at least still here.

So, again, this is my issue. The stuff that happened during slavery was tragic for both sides. For both families. If one side cannot see how that impacts them, how one race being systemically oppressed and discriminated against works against them directly and indirectly, and that all of us would be better off it it were to at least have an attempt to be rectified, then the whole argument is aloof and not worth having the discussion. If the OP is just going to say it wasn't me, it was my kid, I'm sorry your kid is dead, but my kid is in jail and his life is ruined so lets all move on, then well...There it is.
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