rivkasmom: (Dove)

http://www.naacpc.org/blog.html

Our Mission is to End Identity Politics in America forever. We desire a society based on the content of ones character and NOT race nor the color of ones skin. With our message, we are ready to combat the NAACP, the Al Sharptons, Jesse Jacksons and the Left, who profit from tearing America apart. We are Pro-America!! If you are like minded and believe in our mission then join us.

We need to maintain the Soul of America. We must be proud of our Great Country. We must defend the values that make us exceptional. Our organization is not driven by hate but by LOVE. Love of God, Love of Family and Love of Country! However we must Unite against the forces that thrive upon racial divide.

The concept of a colorblind* society is build upon the teachings of our greatest thinkers. As Thomas Jefferson once articulated, “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal…” Here at NAACPC we live our lives by those words. We believe that race is an institution designed to keep like minded citizens apart and separate. The institution of race has given us racism, social and political segregation and numerous barriers both physically and psychologically. The NAACPC stands strong behind the belief that there are no differences in people relative to skin color.

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*OK, I totally bristled at the use of the word "colorblind", but I agree so much with the basic ideas of this that I'm going to look past it.  I understand why I they used it, I just wish they had found a more effective and accurate term.  
rivkasmom: (Default)
This is an awesome post.  http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=2122

"The practice of kafkatrapping corrupts causes in many ways, some obvious and some more subtle. The most obvious way is that abusive and manipulative ways of controlling people tend to hollow out the causes for which they are employed, smothering whatever worthy goals they may have begun with and reducing them to vehicles for the attainment of power and privilege over others."

"One very notable pathology is a form of argument that, reduced to essence, runs like this: “Your refusal to acknowledge that you are guilty of {sin,racism,sexism, homophobia,oppression…} confirms that you are guilty of {sin,racism,sexism, homophobia,oppression…}.”
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Go read the whole thing, it's worth it.


ETA:  I found this link in the comments to the blog entry.  http://archive.uua.org/ga/ga99/238thandeka.html ; Very powerful ideas in there.  I'm going to have to go over it again when I'm not so sleep deprived.
rivkasmom: (Another Wankfest?)
I commented in a friend's journal last night, and this morning I woke up to an inbox full of wankery.

I just got unfriended by a bunch of people who can't tell when I'm being sarcastic, and don't have the nerve to ask me "Hey, what the heck did you mean by that?"  There was epic butthurt all around.  Of course, none of them were real life friends, because they would have been used to my sense of humor by now.  Still, a few of them were people that I kinda considered to be cool. 

Maybe it's the economy, or something in the water, but it seems to me that people are getting more and more thin skinned as time goes on.  People are taking things very literally, and then blowing them up to crazy proportions.  "If you really believe x, then you must think XXXXXX!  Nazi!!!" 

So from here on out, be warned.  I am silly, sarcastic, irreverent and occasionally not politically correct.  I own a gun, vote Libertarian, and I'm pro Israel 100%.  I think that everyone on the planet is created equal, and that nobody should get special rights, privileges, quotas, accommodations (except for disabilities). 

I judge individual people by their actions alone, not on fancy speeches, physical appearances, or group affiliations.  If you want to be my friend, show me.  I believe that there are good and bad, stupid and smart, ethical and evil people in every group.  There are always exceptions, and I am always open to finding them. 

If you think I'm out of line, say something.  If not, then you're a coward and I feel sorry for you.  Life is too short to be riding the Drama Llama all day.  
rivkasmom: (Glasses Rivka)
There is a girl in my apartment building who is African American.  She's a bully, and likes to follow the other kids around and insult them.  She'll tell the other kids that their clothes look stupid, that they're fat, a fag, etc.  The other day she told my daughter that she "Had ugly yellow hair".  Rivka, completely not aware of the impact of her words, told her "I don't like brown people".  The AA girl's grandma over heard, and freaked the hell out.

I ended up spending nearly a half an hour over there apolgizing my ass off and explaining to Rivka about how we can have a problem with the way people behave, but NOT the way people look.  We judge people by their actions, and that's the ONLY thing we address.  I also remided her of all the other "brown" people in her life that she loved, and how it would hurt their feelings if they ever heard her say something like that.  (Rivka's best friend in the whole world is black/hispanic, and her mom and I take turns babysitting.)

The next day, the AA girl told Rivka that she "Was an ugly whitey yellow head, and not a human".  Rivka just bit her tongue and walked away.  

It really pisses me off that this girl gets a free pass. 
rivkasmom: (Default)
Remember this post? http://hannahsarah.livejournal.com/262986.html ; (some Vorona comments in here)

Well, today, one of the women who was yelling at me to "move the fuck out" has made me and Rivka "honorary Samoans" and gave us hair combs and jewelry made from hand painted coconut shells.  She says she likes me "because even thought you're white, you're Jewish so you have culture".  0_o

A could of weeks ago the woman who called me "a stupid white bitch" confessed that she was really drunk that night, doesn't remember much, and apologized for being so mean.  She asked me to forgive her and gave me a hug.  Now Rivka and her daughter are best friends, and since they are both "only children" they have decided to be sisters. :-)  

I was also told by both women that they don't want me to move out, because they consider me an asset to the building.  I keep the courtyard clean and keep a close eye on all of the kids when they play, not just my own kid.  

It's a beautiful thing when people can work out their differences, I just wish it didn't take 6 months to happen!

January 2012

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