Those of you, out there in this diverse world, who ask that we strive for equality, those who desire a planet in which we can all get along regardless of race or sexual preference, I firmly agree with and admire your ambition. On the other hand: almost every single individual that is a “minority” (which is a term that should really be abolished from the English language. As should the word normal) or happens to be attracted to the same (or both) sex(es) wants some kind of special organization put in place to ensure their progression or their safety. I understand your concern. I ask, however, that you explain to me exactly how that is a semblance of equality. As far as I have been taught (perhaps you learned differently) the word equality is a form of the word equal, which means “the same”. I don’t know of any organization or government sector that oversees the progression of the “WASP” (white, Anglo-saxan, Protestant for those who didnt pay all that much attention in history class. Though I think now-a-days the term WASP would more accurately mean “White, Affluent, Straight, Person”). I could be dead wrong, however. (In which case this entire post is pretty much an idiots rant). Either way, if one does not exist for “whites” then one should not exist for “Blacks”, “Hispanics” (which, by the way, are actually considered white by the Census. Think about that), “Asians”, “Gays” “Lesbians” etc. I’m not saying they don’t deserve it. The Native Americans have to live on reservations because their land was stolen from them. “African Americans” probably wouldn’t even be here in the first place if they weren’t forced over to be slaves. So I understand why certain groups may feel “entitled” to extra benefits. Honestly, that’s not so wrong. The problem I have with that is that when a young black male goes to ask for a student loan and can’t show his parents tax information for the previous year because he doesn’t know who or where they’re because he left this crack addicted parents to find a better life for himself, he gets a bigger check to go to college. Though if a young white male leaves his house because his dad beats him and his mom is an alcoholic he gets told he cant apply for student loans because he doesn’t have his parents information or have them to cosign. I’m not a racist. I just want things to be TRULY EQUAL. We should all have the same assistance. Or even the same lack of assistance. Just please, next time you want to say “We should be equals.” think about what you’re really saying.
“I DID NOT DRIVE THROUGH THE FENCE”
I always find myself remembering Uncle Boris, from Rugrats, saying that. I’m not entirely sure why
When a person speaks to you with eloquence and proper syntax and diction, it does not usually mean that they are attempting to be pretentious and emit some air of affluence. They are simply showing you respect in the form of speech (as an aside, I find generally odd that speak and speech are not actually spelled as if they are related to each other). It is not their fault if the way the express their thoughts makes you feel like an inferior dolt. That is rarely the intent. So please, next time somebody talks to you with “big words”, attempt to refrain from the oh so common urge to punch them in the face. Another way to avoid this problem.. read more books so you too can learn how to use this wonky language of ours properly. :-)