Response to a Fear-making Article

 

I’m writing a response to and essay called “How to Destroy America”.  When we became the “melting pot”, we had the big dreams without the slightest notion of what that would mean over time.  Now, as we see even parts of Europe breaking down, autonomy by one group appears to be slipping away.  In essence, we are watching the white race become a minority, worldwide.   The same thing is happening in Britain.  Foreigners are being warned to “pack their bags”, even people who have existed for generations in that place.  Hitler called it the mongrelization of the race and killed millions of innocents while trying to prevent it.  And yet it is coming.  That much is clear.  What can we do?

We have at least two choices. 1) We can allow it to happen naturally, making adjustments to our culture over the decades as needed, in order to keep this melting pot, or tossed salad, focused and productive.  That will take an enormous amount of mental and physical adjustment.  Certainly, our ideas and traditions will be tossed and changed.  2) We can resist, take up arms, and try to kill enough people to even the numbers.  Why would I want to do that?  It might be my group that is massacred.  White supremacists here and abroad are loud in their demonstrations of resistance.  What are they trying to save?  People of different cultures and races have mated and reproduced.  Sex doesn’t discriminate.  If we had maintained racial purity and put everyone different from us in their own countries…what would life be like now?

I believe that we are at a truly critical moment in human history.  How we will handle it is the ultimate question.  Will we continue to try to make race the dividing line between one group and another?  What if we decided that all people really are equally entitled and then put our efforts into making food and health and citizenship available to all?  Without differences in color, how would we decide who could or could not have the jobs, education, health care, etc. available to the privileged?  Color is the easiest way to tell who’s who!  But it’s so easy anyone can do it.  How will we measure human worth when color is not the biggest clue?

Our inevitable mongrelization stands to make us all safer, stronger and better in the long run.  If you can survive it. White supremacy will not stand, no matter what.  Our numbers are already too low to rebound.  Donald Trump doesn’t even know what a symbol he is!  “Make America great again” is pulling at people’s fear of the change that has already come.  They want it to go away, and they’re willing to build a wall to keep it out.  Trump says we’re a mess because of it; and people look past his madness and believe in his cause. Can we learn to make a better, stronger world, seeing ourselves as Americans or British or Germans or Mexicans or French or persons only by virtue of our citizenship?  Are we strong enough to see all of this as growth and decide to go with it and see where it leads?  What could happen if Caucasians don’t have all of the power?   They’ve brought us to this moment.  That’s the big question now. Fasten your seatbelts.  It’s going to be a bumpy ride.  (c)  July 16, 2016

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Grrrrmmmphhh, Mmmmmpphhhh

What’s on my mind? You may be sorry you asked. But here it is. I can’t help noticing that national news is pressing on the race riot button. “…the highest level of racial tension since the 60’s”…the upcoming convention…1800 riot police billeted at Case Western Reserve…3 guys shot in Norfolk, VA, yesterday while they sat in their car and listened to music…

 

I also notice that the efforts of hundreds of thousands of peaceful protesters around my country have had an oceanic effect on people who are not the news – people like you and me who have sought and found many examples of human kindness between shades of color, police and citizens, people of good will who have begun the necessary dialogue to heal themselves and one another.

 

Why is this thread not continuing to be followed? We’ve begun the dialogue. We’ve told the truth about the simple wisdom of “Black Lives Matter”, exposing the hateful lies that have circulated about it for months. We want to know each other again, to clasp hands and re-neighbor one another.

 

But (cue the shark attack music) the big stories now involve us all being ready to erupt in killing and burning again. What’s up? Well, maybe this is a way of getting us nervous enough that we’ll watch TV over the next weeks, waiting for the violence that is sure to come. I feel manipulated out of my sense of the rightness of peaceful protest and Clevelanders joining hands this weekend to circle the city in love.

 

Down deep, I believe that racial hatred from whites comes from a knowledge of how much hurt we have caused people of color since arriving here many hundreds of years ago. We know that our behavior toward others has been so foul that if we ever let them up from under our feet, they will come for us and kill us all. And now, white middle-aged fearers and fear mongerers around the world are onto the fact that more people of color exist than they do. White supremacy has just destroyed the British Empire and threatens the rest of the European Union. African American, Latino, Muslim faces will be the dominant ones in a few years. Oh, horror!!!!!

 

So, at the bottom of this latest media flurry of fear is the fact that one very sad, sick, and world-weary black veteran shot back. Prayers for the shooter? How dare they? Well, I’m angry as hell. I resent being ordered into another race war; I resent it down to my toes! Does anyone else feel that way?          © Lucia Weinroth, 7/14/62