The Double Standard
A few nights ago, I, unable to sleep, woke up about 0200 and recorded a conversation with myself about the white man’s double standards. Free your mind, and your ass will follow.
White folks are good at “double standards”…love ‘em. They even have triple and quadruple standards.
Problem is, the very essence of a “standard” is that it is unique in its own; it is one, there cannot be two.
If there are two (or more) then, it is no longer a “standard”.
Keep up fellas.
The accused shooter of the news crew, recently murdered in Virginia is already being called a “race warrior” as is the alleged shooter of the Texas cop. But Dylann Roof (of whom the alleged Virginia shooter referred in terms of this white terrorist killing black people in church), is referred to as neither a “terrorist” nor “race warrior” though there is clear evidence, from his own statements that he is both.
Nope, white folks call him “the mass shooter”. By the way, apparently, (as my experiments here has proven) many white folks applaud him as he has received undisclosed amounts of donations for his defense. How many of you donated to 12 year old Tamir Rice’s family? The pig that shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. has received almost a million dollars in donations. Hell, what a deal! He would never have made a million dollars had he retired from the Ferguson Police Department; killed him a Nigger and lives better than he could have ever dreamt of.
On Monday, August 17, 2015 regarding “The Experiment(s)” the following comment was left: “R.
Kenyatta…I will never vote for another black…Now? you prove you want to be my friend not only on this board but in the real world. F the black man til he proves he wants to be a friendly equal ortherwise? my hands on my .45. I don't trust you now White people will not let this happen again"
A direct, physical, personalized threat…and not one of you made a peep. Nothing but crickets.
I have never done that. But that was okay…
White Privilege=Double Standards.
Thom Hartmann’s staff went right to work and removed the comment; I am unaware of any additional steps taken (and if I am I am not telling).
Nothing I have ever written, or stated, has ever been censored.
That is the proverbial “Beast”. But the “Beauty” is that I have come into contact with a multitude of really great, wonderful people by this endeavor.
Patriot Ex and I have become close friends…he is a white man (a German Jew), he is a man facing an incredible challenge yet he finds time to encourage me, to talk to me, to honor me with contributing his mind to our cause.
AliceInWonderland, too has become a person that I have deep respect and love for (a white woman, also Jewish) including her husband whom I have never seen nor spoken to. Alice has a regular column at MelanicNation called “Beyond The Pale” (more information for the rest of you “humps”, check it out, you might learn something).
NatTurnersGhost and I go along way back, and when I told him about Thom he started listening/watching and reading. We got together over Thai food one night and he was blown away at the statistics on the minimal presence of black Americans on the web in terms of political debate. In his words: “I’ll be damned if I am going to let white boys determine what I am and what my experience is”. I trust you all know the significance of Nat’s moniker.
RsAllen is a brother that I have never seen, spoken to nor am familiar with; but I can “see” him through the lens of intellect and shared experience. He is “reasoned” and “seasoned”. He has given me great inspiration, validation and support.
NScott, is a young man (only 26) that I met somewhat happenstance. He is a tall, good looking kid and extremely bright. He is also very well spoken. I told him about Thom and he, too, became active. In a way, his participation is more important than any because he is a millennial and, thusly, can communicate with the next generation in a way that I cannot…and we cannot. I assume most of Thom’s demographic is late 50’s to late 60’s. I am in my early 50’s, so youthful black male voices are critical.
There are a large number of other people, too numerous to mention, that have, by their comments and participation, validated my experiments. Folks that have let me know that they understand where I am coming from, that have encouraged me and let me know the difference between the sick and the healthy. Despite who (or what) you are, and rather you know it or not, you have been an instrumental part of me meeting these wonderful people.
That is the beauty; and it is nice to see beauty in a sea of ugliness.
Ship still has to sail though.