I’m Not a White Supremacist

 

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I reject the moniker of White Supremacy. I’m an older white man that in today’s political atmosphere, must be a racist, simply because of my race. It’s curious to me to see people that were born white in society to disdain something that they had no control over. Think about it: all of us, of any race or ethnicity are born that way. We didn;t choose to be white, brown, or black. I object to the idea that the condition of my birth defines me when those making these accusations know nothing about me, or anyone else for that matter. Unlike those that are white that discuss this problem in our country, I don;t walk around displaying my friends of color to show that I am not a racist. I don’t talk about race, to anyone, because I don’t care.

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Belief Does Not Equate to Truth

 

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One thing I try to keep in mind when I’m on social media, are the numbers of people that will switch on their outrage engine at the slightest provocation. I usually try not to cause any controversy but sometimes, that is impossible to accomplish based on the content of my timeline on Twitter sometimes. I am often astonished at the numbers of people that are willing to believe absolutely anything, as long as it sits neatly within their political or social justice basket. Some will make the most outrageous statements, that appear to be fact based, but never offer anything that comes close to proving their statement. I see these tweets retweeted sometimes in the thousands.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Brings Perspective. It Doesn’t Go Well For Him.

 

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We, in the U.S., have experienced two horrific mass shootings in just something like 24 hours: the first in el Paso, Texas, the second, earlier today (Sunday) in Dayton, Ohio. I’m not going to comment directly on either because it’s too soon. What we are experiencing, mostly, from the media are a mixture of fact and fiction with a generous dose of pure speculation. I’ve not been watching the news, based on just those factors and when an incident  occurs, I always avoid the news for at least a couple of days because no one has anything pertinent to add that would inform me as to the why of the situation. too many partisan  voices. on both sides of the gun control debate, who have nothing to add concerning the actual event versus their own political agenda.

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Unconscious Acts of Kindness

 

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Recently, in the evening, I was out at a local grocery store. I had purchased my items and was headed out to the parking lot when I happened to see, directly in front of me, a young woman struggling to get her keys out of her purse. she had 2 bags of groceries and to make mtters a little worse, was trying to navigate with a stroller as well. Suddenly, one of the bags she was carrying came apart, and several items spilled in the lot.I stopped, helped her gather her items and then helped her get them into her car, which was right next to mine as it happened. She thanked me, and I proceeded to head home.

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Dealing With Preferred Pronouns

 

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I’ve been noticing for a while now that people online, ot all but the number seems to keep growing, list in their biographies their  preferred pronouns. If any are unaware of what that is, it is how someone wants to be referred to as to their gender. so we’ll see “she/her”, “he, him”, etc even though the pronouns may have no basis in fact. I think that’s okay as that individuals should decide hw they wish to be referred to by others. It seems a bit silly, but hey, we do live in strange times, don’t we?

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