Is it any wonder why we are starting to hate one another?

Posted by Troy on 15th December 2017 in Human Nature

We are always being played against one another.  Each side picks the worst example of the other side.  For instance, when the Tea Party was rolling strong, the media went out among the crowd and searched for the one guy holding a racist sign.  That’s they guy they showed, and they told everyone watching on the nightly news that the Tea Party was racist.  And the people believed it because they saw the guy holding the racist sign.  There was the proof.  Why did they do this?  Because the Tea Party opposed the Obama agenda, so they had to be destroyed.  Rather than deal with the Tea Party’s legitimate concerns about over taxation and the ever increasing size and power of the government, they knew that it would just be easier to paint them as racist.

The same could be said of the Black Lives Matter movement.  I guarantee you the vast majority of people in that movement have legitimate concerns that the police are killing unarmed young black men.  However, rather than deal with these legitimate concerns, they show the professional looters/rioters that use the movement as cover to do their misdeeds or they show the black equivalent of red necks screaming “What do we want?  Dead cops!  When do we want it?  Now!”  Likewise, rather than deal with the cop supporters who say that the cops are doing their job (etc), they want to talk about systemic racism or white indifference.

The fact of the matter is that if you ever went to a Tea Party event, you would have been amazed at the differences of opinion there.  They were not parrots.  They thought about issues and came to their own conclusions.  And their views were not rooted in racism but rooted in a fear of large government.  And when you get down to it, most of us have an innate fear of large government.  Likewise, if you talked to a black person calmly and rationally about their experiences growing up black and how these cop shootings look to them, then you would understand their point of view.

But even these cop shootings is a further example of media bias.  More unarmed whites are shot by police than unarmed blacks.  A black cop is more likely to shoot a black suspect than a white cop is.  These are statistical facts.  However, you never see when a white cop kills a white guy on the news.  You never see when a black cop kills a black guy on the news.  However, if a white cop kills a black guy, then that’s national news.   This does not excuse bad shootings.  But every time people turn on the TV, they see “white cop kills black suspect.”  They never see those other words.  Anytime they see this, it is always the same scenario.  White kills black.  Over and over and over again.  Again, what is shown to us is what becomes the truth.  How could blacks not learn to fear cops?  Every time they see it, it is confirmation of their belief.  Not only that, but these thoughts and feelings are more likely to make a black suspect nervous or angry which makes it more likely for an escalation during cop encounters which further confirms the belief, and the cycle continues.

And if you dare to discuss anything outside of the pre-determined, pre-approved narrative, you will be shouted down.  Take the cop example above.  If you try to point this out and have a rational discussion, you’re probably going to be yelled at.

I was recently talking to my brother-in-law and mentioned that Song of the South was the only Disney movie never made available to the public.  I’ve always wanted to see it just so I could see why this was.  He basically said it was because there was only one allowable way to depict slavery, and they did not do this.  ie, the slave in question was dance-walking down the road sing “Zippity-doo-da, zippity-aaaaa…”, which is a far cry from the renaming scene from Roots.  I had a conversation with a black friend of mine.  He asked me out of the blue, “Was there anything good about Nazi Germany?”  I had to preface the answer with “Well, it was far outweighed by the mountains of dead bodies and stuff… but he did make the trains run on time, they had national health care, paid for vacations to resorts, jobs for everyone…. but all of this is, as I said… outweighed by the 6 million dead bodies.”  But it’s crazy, isn’t it?   You are not allowed to say anything positive about that time of Germany’s history.  As though saying “The trains ran on time” some how excuses the SIX MILLION DEAD BODIES.  Again, there is only one way you are allowed to discuss the subject.  Anything outside that parameters is not allowed.

We are being trained to regard the other side as horrible human beings.  We are being trained to think the worst of each other.  If people actually sat down and talked, they would find out that we aren’t all that much different.

Long Live the Constitution!

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