Thursday December 5, 2002

Well, well, well.  I am xangaing for the first time.  Is this just another construct of the post-modernist mind to lend credence to every stream of every consciousness?  Regardless, I am going to venture into the depths that I call my shallow brain every once in a while and tackle the issues that really eat at this world...  Habitual sin, unrequited love, and why the Braves cannot win a World Series. 

I cannot guarantee that you will understand all my cerebral meanderings, but follow close and you will be quickly overrun with profundity and obscurity.  More obscurity than the other one.  Yeah... definitely.

Let's get this party started. 

Racism is not going to go away.  It is human (read: sinful) nature to pick apart differences and not adhere to similarities.  We are a jealous and conniving species.  Is it realistic to expect people that are outwardly different to see past the sense of sight and respect the inward value which only comes with a deeper understanding of that person. 

Add to the mix the media and television.  White-on-white crime doesn't seem as "unreasonable" as black-on-black.  Why?  Because the blacks are merely feasting on other sufferers?  What if that weren't true? 

Also, statistics.  Just today I was reading that Prostrate cancer occurs more often in black men than white men.  Well, don't I feel like an outsider.  Like a junior-higher on a high-school field trip. 

Blacks blame whites because they perpetuate the perception that they see on tv.  But some blacks perpetuate it as well.  Some black kids will call the straight-A black student "White".  How messed up is that?  Whites blame blacks.  But they will blame some blacks before they even shake their hand when they meet.  Well, I blame...  wait!  What about the yellows? 

Will we ever see past the shade of melanin (DC Talk)?  Not in my lifetime.  You see, as long as whites are uncomfortable with blacks who behave "black" then there will be racism.  We cannot expect blacks to look, act, and talk like whites.  Same goes for blacks.  No matter how long we hack and hack, the square peg will not go into the round hole.  But that acceptance will not come because in our jealous and capitalistic (there, I said it) society is based upon excelling above others. 

Actually, it may happen.  One's race may not factor into one's judgment on another.  However, by then, it will be something else that is plaguing society and we will be no better off.  Racism, sexism, age-ism, education-ism, religion-ism. 

"There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:22-23)