Special Ops and News
By Randy Wyles
Dec. 16, 2009
I’m tired of the double standard we accept as “politically correct”. To be truthful, I’m tired of “politically correct” in and of itself. It’s an excuse for minorities to continue to whine and for the rest of us to get shoved to the back of the bus. People should exercise their right to have an opinion – and express it.
This is a country where freedom of opinion and speech are supposedly protected – but that’s not really the case, because if you think free speech really exists here, you’re wrong. The basic rights of expression and free thought are being denied to people everyday who oppose what is “politically correct.”
Try it sometime. Go ahead. Go out on a limb.
At your next meeting with staff or co-workers about, say, a company vendor – and it turns out that the vendor was chosen based on criteria that included the vendor being a minority owned business – ask, out loud, “Now, this a minority company, right?”
I’ll bet the first reaction you get is a look of scorn from a good many non-black co-workers – and by that I mean “white” co-workers – who are so brainwashed by liberal rhetoric that they really believe that a white person today is somehow responsible for what a white person did four-hundred years ago. Forget that fact that the white person living four-hundred years ago took procession of that African slave only after he was captured by another African – or that a southern planter bought the African slave from a northern slave trader.
Meanwhile, back at the meeting you’ve just stopped cold, you’ll get the scrunched up nose, “go to hell” look from a good many black co-workers – those who believe that they are oppressed because they happen to be born black, not because they were actually enslaved themselves. Of course, these are the same people who won’t publicly say that Obama is doing a bad job, though his poll numbers have dipped so low now as to encroach into the black population that voted for him to begin with.
No, the issue currently stinking up the room is “that vendor’s minority status is not relevant” and “just what did you mean?” Unless the very next words out of your mouth extol the virtues of and the fine job being done by that vendor, you’ll be ostracized. You may well be anyway, just because you’ve had the audacity to actually mention the phrase “minority company” in public.
Now, here’s the problem I have with this; if it was important that the vendor be a “minority” vendor to begin with – perhaps even a requirement – then what’s the problem with seeking minority status clarification while reviewing the vendor’s work?
If blacks use their minority status to get in, then they should be forced to stick with the label from then on. Otherwise, they can’t play the race card at all. And if they’re doing a poor job, they should be treated just as if they were white and doing a poor job – no more, no less. No prepping of “special files” built up to protect the company against the inevitable discrimination lawsuit filed by the black worker. No special “extended time” to learn the same job – on the job – that a white person was suppose to have known at the time he or she was hired.
No, employees, vendors, subcontractors, politicians and everyone else should be held to the same standard – and language. Using certain words that are unacceptable in public, are not suddenly acceptable because you’re a minority. If they are unacceptable by one group, they should not be acceptable at all – and not because its akin to a “hate crime”, whatever that is – it should be unacceptable because your momma told you it wasn’t nice.
If minorities want to be treated like everyone else – and that should, indeed, be the case – they need to stop being the “Black or Hispanic or Native American” whatever. And they need to stop waiting, like cats ready to pounce on mice, for non-minorities to say something that can, by twisting it around like a Bonsai tree, be interpreted in some ill fashion.
Do you know which minority candidates for office I’ve always liked? – The ones who ran for the office based on the fact that they were the best candidate – not the best minority candidate. I like Sarah Palin instead of Hillary Clinton because Sarah’s smarter, has actually run a state government, rather than merely be the First Lady of State and because she is a candidate – not a woman candidate.
I don’t like Obama because he doesn’t know what he’s doing, he’s a Muslim suck-up and he’s dishonest. It’s that simple. He isn’t qualified to be president of his own fan club, much less the chief executive of the country. It has nothing to do with that fact that he’s black or partially black or whatever he is – since we still don’t have a birth certificate proving whether he’s even an American. It has to do with the fact that he doesn’t know what he’s doing, he panders to Muslims and he is dishonest.
Still, his choices to be a Muslim lackey and not send out Christmas cards, yet, celebrate Ramadan in the White House are just that, his choices – though I find them very disheartening. And I believe that, come November 2012, so will most American voters.