I’m not going to bother engaging with you in a meaningful discussion over morality, or over what it truly means to be born with certain inalienable rights including life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
I don’t know why you think we would have enough disagreements about these these things to merit an argument in the first place.
I am not going to bother recounting for you the innumerable ways in which education begets knowledge and independence and freedom and power, or how being unshackled from ignorance is the greatest gift we can bestow upon one another, or how through such amassed knowledge we can create a much more perfect society.
There’s a lot of modernist rhetoric in this statement that needs qualification. For instance: as a Christian, I don’t believe “education” is the answer to imperfect societies. Rather, acceptance of Christ would be a better gauge. I’m sorry you’re so besotted with utopian thought that you believe we can “educate” ourselves into perfection.
I’m also clueless as to why you feel the need to discuss “ignorance” and “education” with me, so I’m glad you’re foregoing the discussion.
Scott, you are living in a small little piece of civilization that is tenuously holding on to a past that will never return.
Says you … and even if old Europe will never rise again, I’d rather live in a fantasy than in the modernist hell we have at the moment, where infants are slaughtered by the thousands, and homosexuals march openly in the streets.
But sadly for you, the world progresses and changes, advancements in science and technology occur at record-breaking speed, and whether you like it or not, political events occur in far flung corners of the globe that have far-reaching political and economic consequences for all of the citizens of the world, regardless of their nationality or their race or where their forefathers lived a few centuries ago.
Why would I be saddened by technological advances? I am saddened, and I suspect most all Christians would be saddened, by the abuses of these technologies.
You can either move forward and live life to the fullest with the knowledge that you are creating a next generation even better than your own, or you can instead live in utter ignorance of the present while looking backwards and glorifying a past that will never return.
I will move forward with the knowledge that I’m working hard to ensure a brighter future for the next generation. Just because I don’t accept your left-wing, radically-egalitarian drivel, doesn’t mean I’m not optimistic about the future.
As a matter of fact, it’s beliefs like the ones you’re expressing in your comment, that are endangering the well-being of future generations. I aim to oppose you all until I can no longer do so, and by then there will be hundreds more to take up the fight in my place.
I have no doubt you can attract some like-minded followers who somehow feel disenfranchised by a society that has, at least in your view, overly compensated blacks for the indignities practiced upon them by your forefathers. But I would posit to you that it isn’t compensation at all — because no amount of compensation to African Americans will ever really do that.
Wow … so, white people are so evil, and blacks – so victimized, that the entire world must spend the rest of all time groveling and making supplication?
Frankly, I couldn’t care less about compensating blacks. If you want to talk compensation, let the entire black community give itself back into slavery to atone for the heinous torture murder of Shannon Christian and Christopher Newsom! And let them serve for the rest of all time for it.
What our society is trying to do — and I recognize this is something you and your ilk don’t truly understand — is to elevate standards for all people, level the playing field so that we ALL have a shot at that “American dream” we all so desperately hope to achieve.
Me and my ilk do understand the attitudes of radical egalitarians, perhaps better than radical egalitarians do. You don’t want an equal “shot” … you want a social order where there is no inequality at all, no differences between anyone, no legitimate distinctions. This is evil, Diane.
If you just wanted an “equal shot” for all people, you’d join me in being a Kinist!
I imagine it must be hard for you to accept an American society where some African Americans are more educated than you, where some have become doctors and lawyers and bankers and media moguls and therefore more successful than you.
Why the heck would this be “hard” for me to accept? You’re judging my character based on what? I’ll tell you what: based on an arrogant, looking-down-your-nose perception you have of me.
If any of my black friends achieve success, have babies, start families, or any thing like that, the last thing I would do is bemoan their successes or victories.
You should talk with someone first, and get to know them, before making statements like this.
You think it’s society tipping the scale too far in their favor. But you’re wrong. Because sadly, most blacks today still live in poverty in our country, they have no real shot at the American dream because they can’t even get out of a ghetto and find a job or continue their education.
I’m more concerned about the problems in the white community. But, I do acknowledge the black community has its share of problems. That’s why I’m upset when GOP talking-heads try to peddle propaganda to the ghettos. Black people need real black leaders, with real answers to black problems – not abstract talking-points.
You proud Confederate Southerners just pushed your former slaves onto the next plantation, located primarily in the ghettos of the North and the Midwest. And most Americans don’t want to take responsibility for the care and nurturing and educating of the most impoverished in our society. You think we’ve tipped the scales too far? I’d posit to you that we’ve barely tipped them far enough.
It’ll never be far enough for you until blacks are the plantation masters. But they’re still stuck on a plantation! Only now, instead of having private plantations, they’re state-sponsored. It’s a bad situation I agree.
Here’s something for you to consider: rural, blue-collar, southern Whites, aren’t going to provide for blacks (via our tax-money) much longer. We’re getting sick of it. You’re tired of blacks being on the American plantation? Do something about it that doesn’t involve taking money from whites and giving it to blacks.
You really ought to read some of the words of Frederick Douglass, that most famous slave who you scoffed at at CPAC and who you suggested should be grateful for the food and shelter he received while a slave.
I never scoffed at Douglass – where did you get that? Nor did I suggest he should be grateful for food and shelter. You radical egalitarians hear what you want to hear.
As a matter of fact, I was more offended at the idea Mr. Smith was presupposing, namely: we are supposed to automatically presuppose how evil Southern slaveholders were. Well, sorry, I’m not going to presuppose my ancestors were evil monsters.
If Mr. Smith wants to reach out to the black community by calling himself a Frederick Douglass Republican, fine. But if he wants to reach out to young white Southerners like me, he can’t spit in the face of our ancestors like that. At least be sensitive about your criticism of my people – that’s all I ask for a sensible discussion.
Well that former slave could write more eloquently than most Supreme Court justices. And he was a great orator and statesman. He was really something. Just maybe after you read about him, you just might ask yourself what our American society might be like if we had more educated, reasonable and morally sound citizens like Frederick Douglass living among us.
More importantly, wouldn’t the black community be far better off? They obviously would.
Your moral compass really needs to be reset Scott.
You and what egalitarian army of pseudo-intellects are going to try it? I stand on my convictions, and where one Christian white man stands with his back to God, there’s no army of slobbering neo-babelists that can shake him.
You only have so much time on this planet to set it straight and do some real good. And who knows, maybe, just maybe, your forefathers would actually be proud of your new course.
Maybe you can stop passing judgement on me before actually getting to know me? If you ever did, you might find out I’m not the hateful villain portrayed by the media.