Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Racism doesn't belong to just one group of people. This is how we can all participate in the change. In a Free Society one does this...

"gains a sense of himself as an individual, rather than developing a group or victim mentality. This leads to a sense of individual responsibility and personal pride, making skin color irrelevant. Racism will endure until we stop thinking in terms of groups and begin thinking in terms of individual liberty. Liberty means having a limited, constitutional government devoted to the protection of individual rights rather than group claims. Liberty means free-market capitalism, which rewards individual achievement and competence - not skin color, gender, or ethnicity.

Racists believe that all individuals who share superficial physical characteristics are alike: as collectivists, racists think only in terms of groups. By encouraging Americans to adopt a group mentality, the advocates of so-called "diversity" actually perpetuate racism. "

It is the federal government that most divides us by race, class, religion, and gender. Through its taxes, restrictive regulations, corporate subsidies, racial set-asides, and welfare programs, government plays far too large a role in determining who succeeds and who fails.


Glad I come across readings that make perfect sense every once in a while. This one did!


TarrantLibertyGuy said...

When I see the word 'collectivism' it always gets me thinking in terms of Randian Philosophy. So I'll try to paraphrase something I saw attributed to her: "There is no smaller minority than an individual. Those who do not defend the rights of the individual cannot claim to truly defend minorities."

Your race is 100% an accident of your birth. You had nothing to do with it and therefore there is nothing to be proud - or ashamed - about. Government's provision of special treatment due to the color of someone's skin is a practice I'm looking forward to going away. Eventually, all (or most!)racists (of all stripes) will eventually go away! It just takes so looong!!!

It's a hard fight, Suzette! But just keep swinging for the equal protection - of EVERYONE'S rights!!

Suzette Watkins said...

Thanks for reading and commenting with your words of brilliance!