21 comments on “Stupidism, yes, Dumbism, yes, Racism, NO!

  1. I’ve learned (through a bitter divorce) that “blaming” people does nothing to solve the problems you are facing. It isn’t until you face those problems (even if they are not of your making) and try to overcome them yourself, that things get better.

  2. To react to your words stretches beyond my comfort zone – because I know that I, like so many others am caught up in my own world of comfort, and oft-times discomfort, and I see the struggles of others, for what they are…OTHER’S PROBLEMS! HOW WRONG I AM! Whether it be race or religion or sexual preference or age or education, a problem for another is a problem for me and mine. I can say I am not prejudiced. I can say that I am concerned about others and their world, but what am I, and I emphasize the I, what am I doing to make a difference? What can I do to make a difference? You are right, RD REVILO! I can shake things up, simply by caring. I can listen to the thoughts and plans of others, whether they be of my race, gender or religion, and I can participate in helping them take the steps of change in their world – because their world is also mine. Thank you for reminding me that I am important in the scheme of change. You will see change, RD REVILO. Your words have changed me!

  3. You are a strong man. Prejudice of any kind, race, gender, income….is a killer. By the way the Perfect races included the oriental and they had another plan for blacks. SO it is getting closer where government stays in its place and lets humanity pull and get over it all.

    All the perfect races, genders, and classes will become humanity.

  4. Very good poem and very straight to the point. I’ve been good friends with some people for years and, unfortunately, it does come down to that they often don’t take initiative to change their lives but rather focus on how everyone else is doing it not their way and in their way.. but then there are many who do take the opportunities, and when it happens, it’s really great to see.

    • yes a change for he better is great to see…but this corrosive victim-hood is now permeating into every race and becoming a subtle method of ‘social engineering’…we must be wary of this, thank you for your comment…peace

  5. Where do we go from here is the question. When I look around my community, black entrepreneurs aren’t represented. Not to mention the lack of job opportunities. I ask myself, “Why?” I often think how I can create s business, thus, generating jobs. But, truth be told, no lending institution will lend money go me because, I have been unemployed full time going on 3.5 years.

    Society ills such as gun violence, corrupt politics, and negative media news,…no wonder we see more negative stimuli than ever. What will it take to make a change? Spiritually, the black community is wired—however I desire a deeper conversation other than go to God for answers. Because I’m really trying to understand the imbalances of our (black) communities vs. (other ) communities. I realize every community has their issues. Utopia doesn’t exist. However, clearly, the black unemployment rate is a problem in the black community and it affects our country “Don’t get it twisted Mr. president… We all aren’t Beyonce and Jay-Z”. God Bless…Plz

  6. don’t forget there is such thing as a set-up.

    played into psychology of the victim, any human will fail.

    pink, purple, orange, chartreuse …..

    the minute are given set parameters to blame ————- blame infects the accuser

    ******************

    definition of devil or satan is : he that stands day and night, accusing others before the face of God.

    it is how a subset was created, to enforce modes of hate and thereby modes of self-destruction. the tide CAN be turned. but until then, remember black brothers and sisters ARE victims of ploys and works to enrage and anger them.

    their communities across the country have been disrupted and messed-with, to where you cannot blame the “chips on shoulders.” self-fulfilling prophecy ……. the occurance rising up to match the indignities.

    but biggest point of all is is not ‘them’ and ‘us’ ………… is just us. we are ALL in the same group. man. human. fear is no excuse to run off and harm others. singularly or as a group. power is power. fear is fear.

    gangs. banding to hit harder. but the hit just comes back on yourself.

    set-up.

    was planned and look hard, look really hard at what you’re playing-into. sometimes it’s better to do nothing. sometimes it’s MUCH better to find something better to do and be. everybody knows about ignoring slights. what if all of a sudden, everybody DIDN’T?

    what if you had a “don’t ignore the slights day?”

    sometimes it takes a lot to wake up a lot of people at once.

  7. I agree with the sentiment that the likes of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are in desperate searches for anything that could be portrayed as racism, because that’s their business, and once racism is gone so is their money. There are still a few cases of racism (I’m talking strictly white-on-black) but the majority of Americans couldn’t care less what color you are. Like Sonya said, change must start within the community. We’ve got to stop handing out freebies and start focusing more on offering opportunities to go from poverty to success. But it’s not simple, nor easy.

  8. I clearly don’t have a dog in this fight, but I do believe that statistics are stupid… anything can be said and proven if we really try (statistically). I think the problem has nothing to do with race; the problem is the lack of jobs and not understanding why, so people try to give reason for it. Right now we live in a culture where the masses want the jobs and the offerers have few to give, so they have their pick among thousands. (If it is about race then fuck that place who would want to work there anyway? I mean I get the need for money but seriously is 2013 grow up to those who really give a shit).

    The change has to start within the community, I couldn’t agree more… we have to “create our own businesses’ which is scary and hard, but logical. The fact of the matter is, we humans have given value to pieces of paper and metal with presidents’ (Kings and Queens so on and so forth) faces on them… maybe we have to go back to the ways of trading and bartering.

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