A MIND FOREVER VOYAGING THROUGH STRANGE SEAS OF THOUGHT, ALONE


This is my second blog.

My first blog chronicled my experiences over three years caring for my dad as he lived through and finally died from Alzheimer's. That is the book that is for sale.

This second blog kind of chronicles of life, what it is like to start your life over in your late 50's. After caretaking, you are damaged, file bankruptcy, and the world doesn't care what you did. After 8 months of unemployment, you wake each day knowing the world doesn't want you. Finally you do find a job, 5 weeks before homelessness, but doing what you did 30 years ago and getting paid what you did 30 years ago. So this is starting over.



The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.

Monday, November 9, 2015

WHY DON'T I FEEL PRIVILEGED?

So, big story today are a bunch of black football players, most of whom are getting free tuition to attend college, wanting to strike because of white privilege, wanting the president of the university to step down.

Let me get this straight.  A bunch of football players, many of whom would not scholastically qualify to attend the University of Missouri, not only attend the university but get free room and board as well as tuition are upset because of white privilege?

Why don't the white parents of students withhold tuition checks next semester in protest of stupid jock privilege?

My favorite part of the story is that one reason they want the president to resign, which he did, was because they tried to talk to him about race by having several dozen black people surround his car one evening and he refused to get out of the car.  Seriously?  You expect a white man to step out of his car when surrounded by several dozen blacks?  Ever hear of Reginald Denny?  How'd that work out for him?

I wouldn't get out of my car either if several dozen people were surrounding it, I don't care what color their skin is; however, I would accelerate.

I hope the new president at Missouri cancels the scholarships for all football and basketball players to 'level the playing field'.

Let's also look at how many minority students are admitted to Missouri because of the color of their skin, where others who are more prepared and qualified might be rejected so a person can be accepted just because of the color of their skin.  How about that?

In fact, why don't we leave Sex, Ethnic Background, Sexual Preference etc off of any application moving forward if we really want to be fair - I mean, think about it, why are those questions there?

Because the government makes them put them there.  So the government can come in and make sure you are accepting or hiring a sample similar to the overall population.  So if a race is 10% of the population, then you better have 10% of those students.

Or if you are a corporation you have 10%.  So why if you turn on an NBA game are 75% of the players black?  Why don't professional sports teams have to meet these same standards?  What percent of the Missouri football team is white/black/hispanic/asian/gay/straight etc?  Shouldn't those standards be applied to make sure there is no race privilege?

Apparently there were some black students at MO that had racist terms yelled at them.  Well, sorry, there are idiots in the world.  Doesn't make the whole white race racist.  Just like some gangbanger in Chicago doesn't make all blacks gang banging drug selling killers.  Blacks don't want to be stereotyped as being such, well, then quit listening to the hip hop and dressing like you are, then maybe you won't be bunched in to that stereotype.

Face it, you may be the most white conservative in the world, but if you haven't cut your hair in two years, shaved, wear ti dyed GD shirts with jeans and sandals, you are going to be stereotyped as a hippie liberal pinky commie trash.

So now the white president of MO is out of work, probably going to have to attend sensitivity training, apologize for being white.  Then he should apply for president of an all black college and see if they hire him.

All because a bunch of jocks who get free housing, free food, free tuition, hardly have to attend classes if they don't want to, are upset by white privilege.

MLK is spinning in his grave this morning.

The ink is black
The page is white
Together we learn
To read and write.

A child is black
A child is white
The whole world looks
Upon the sight
A beautiful sight.

And now a child
Can understand
That this is the law
Of all the land
All the land.

The world is black
The world is white
It turns by day
and then by night.

A child is black
A child is white
Together they grow
To see the light
To see the light.

And now at last
We plainly see
They'll have a dance
Of Liberty
Liberty.

The world is black
The world is white
It turns by day
And then by night.

A child is black
A child is white
The whole world looks
Upon the sight
A beautiful sight.

The world is black
The world is white
It turns by day
And then by night.

A child is black
A child is white
Together they grow
To see the light
To see the light.

The world is black
The world is white
It turns by day
And then by night.

A child is black
A child is white
Together they grow
To see the light
To see the light
Come on
Get it
Get it
OOOhh ya
Ya
Keep it up now
Around the world
Little boys
Little girls
Yaaa.


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