Why America’s Identity Is Outdated And Racist

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America is saturated with relics of its dark and oppressive past. Statues of white slave owners line our state capitals and university campuses, confederate flags sit planted across the southern states, and our history books glorify the so-called achievements of white racist men. People of color and of non-Christian faiths feel excluded and hurt by the numerous symbols of historical oppression against their people. America’s identity is in serious need of reform, in order to reflect our current demographic makeup and our new forward thinking political ideologies.

America is no longer the white, Christian, conservative country that it once was. African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Indian Americans and Muslim Americans are now significant and rapidly growing demographics within our country. Our political ideologies are also far more left leaning than they used to be, and we do not have the same reverence and respect for our country’s so-called founders. It seems increasingly ridiculous for a group of racist white men to be held up as the ‘founding fathers’ of our diverse and multicultural nation. A young Hispanic or Muslim American cannot identify with a single American hero in our history books, making them feel like an alien in their own country. African Americans and Native Americans are hurt and angered at the numerous reminders of how their ancestors were oppressed and mistreated throughout our country’s history. At some point, we have to admit that America’s identity is simply out of touch with our current population, and that it’s time to wipe it clean and start again with a fresh slate.

America needs to develop a new identity, with a new flag, a new anthem, new founding fathers, and a rewrite of its history to include the achievements of all of its inhabitants, especially people of color. Our government has started making minor efforts towards this, such as removing confederate flags and replacing Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the twenty dollar bill; but this barely scratches the surface of what needs to be done. Our founding fathers should include a person of every minority group in America, and our national Anthem should be part Spanish, out of respect for the millions of Spanish speaking Hispanic Americans. Our flag should be completely redesigned to reflect our multicultural society, and our streets and cities should be renamed after distinguished people of color, rather than English, Scottish and Irish towns. Until these reforms are made, our country will remain divided and bitter; so it is in the interest of unity that we transform our identity into something that we can be proud of, rather than ashamed of.

Robert Schitter, Esq.

MDB is correct. He has always been right about a lot of things. It is impossible to live without saying “no” to your bright wishes and ambitious wants that demand urgent expenses. As a matter of fact you are doubtless it is impossible, and people who know tiny secrets wish you to go on thinking this way. Of course, you are right to think that there are easy and quick methods of receiving delicious amounts of insect shirts that can be used for fun, recreation and delicatessens. There is no reason for not failing and the self evident truths, as always, bright shining until, those would be derivative exposures are self evident again and again weren’t they?

MillionDollarBonus_

I appreciate the kind words but I don’t take kindly to your reference to killing insects. Insects are sentient beings and part of mother nature just like all other animals, and it is not our right to take their lives. How would you like it if I decided to squash you into a human paste one day, simply because I found you ‘inconvenient’?

Robert Schitter Esq.

While insect rights are indeed important, I am reminded of the fact that countless billions of fruits and vegetables are killed or maimed by insects on a daily basis. What about their rights?

“Vegetable Rights and Peace!”

Green Giant
Green Giant

Fruits are not “killed”. They are purposefully made by plants for us (animals) to eat them and shit the seeds somewhere else afterwards, allowing the spreading of new plants. In a way fruits make us surrogate mothers for plants 🙂

Black Lives Matter

The so-called “national anthem” is simply another “alt-right” symbol, just like Pepe the Frog. It’s disgusting that millions of Americans sing the racist lyrics, which reference dropping “bombs” and engaging in a “perilous fight” against the Native American, to whom it refers by the racist moniker “the brave.”

The flag-waving alt-righters of course also love the so-called “American flag.” Of course, they don’t care that the red stripes represent the slave states, which used to whip bloodied slaves to death while only counting them as 3/5 of a human being. Thankfully, I live in a progressive city where I rarely see the “American flag”; the inclusive Rainbow Flag, meanwhile, is everywhere.

MillionDollarBonus_

Absolutely. Colin Kaepernick is an American hero for finally breaking the sick tradition of singing the oppressive American anthem during NFL games. He doesn’t recognize our flag and neither do I. It represents nothing but slavery, genocide and oppression.

trav777

We need a new history to forge a new future. Once elected, Hillary should create a new government Department, maybe called the Department of Truth, whose job it would be to safeguard history and ensure that racists, bigots, white males, and other undesirables are rooted out of it for good and that it tells the proper, approved story.

Look at history now- TOTALLY racist! There are nothing but white men doing, inventing, discovering EVERYTHING. We cannot have that. ANY time there is a disparity in outcome, we KNOW that it is racism. Because there is only ONE race, the human race, and besides skin color, we are ALL precisely, mathematically equal and anything that shows that we aren’t is “scientific racism” and has been “thoroughly debunked” because it is current year.

Think about the scariness of this- the notion that white people pretty much invented and developed every single thing of value, not just in science or technology, but in philosophy and ethics. The principles of human rights, the notion that slavery is immoral. History is showing us now that ALL of these things came from white men. If you started believing that, you might look at multiculturalism as some kind of elitist plot to genocide white people which would actually destroy pretty much all progress for 2000 years…BAH. This is Nazi alt-right talk here. There is no truth to a notion that Zionists control banking and media, and most of government in the US. If they did, don’t you think there would be some kind of irrational support for Israel and Zionist/jewish causes from the US? Wouldn’t we be bombing countries all over the ME that were Israel’s enemies? But we AREN’T, are we? We are over there spreading DEMOCRACY and FREEDOM. The media is CLEAR about this; they repeatedly tell us this every single day!

Consequently, history must be rewritten to spread the credit around because of equality. And because slavery.

MillionDollarBonus_

Even if that were the case, white people asked for it. Look at what they did during the holocaust! Just switch on the history channel and you’ll see the atrocities of the Nazi’s 24/7. The so-called atrocities of the Soviet Union and China pale in comparison. The Nazi party is a perfect example of what happens when the extreme right take over a country, which is why people are so concerned about Donald Trump and what he might do.

drb6
drb6

I might add that atrocities in the Soviet Union were also carried out by white people.

jfb
jfb

“so-called” or “alleged” atrocities. Although Staline started to behave in a strange way after 1948 when he listened to some ridiculous conspiracy theories but that’s a different topic.

drb6
drb6

If atrocities were carried out by white people, they can not be “so-called” or “alleged” atrocities. Then again, it is difficult to criticize any actions taken by visionaries who tried to introduce socialism to the whole world. I am really torn here.

MillionDollarBonus_

Most of the accusations against the Soviet Union are by anti-semites trying to make some kind of point about the Jewishness of Stalin and the soviet leadership.

jfb
jfb

“holocaust” without a capital ‘H’? I hope it’s just a typo error rather than a lack of sensitivity, but the damage is done and many people wo were just starting to recover will suffer again

MillionDollarBonus_

I must apologize. It was probably my subconcious racism, which I still struggle to suppress from time to time.

J
J

As accredited folks who claim to be progressives, I would expect you to not hold grudges and shine negative connotations onto all current people of a certain color due to things that were done by his or her elder’s elders. The root of it all is that we are one. If you don’t believe me, I dare you to be a true progressive and try LSD. Then you shall see.

The “Intellectual yet Idiot” label rings in my mind as I read posts and comments on this website. Quite unfortunate to have “smart” minions who claim to be a progressive and want to erase history yet can’t digest the fact that they wouldn’t be sitting in the comfortable seat they are in and typing on their technological device if it weren’t for that same history.

Donald Trump is not the extreme right. A. He’s for lower taxes. That benefits everyone as it allows corporations to pay higher wages to qualified employees. When the government isn’t heavily taxing businesses in order to redistribute wealth to its “drifters” on EBT and other dependency programs, businesses can afford to pay a good wage to qualified workers. That is what increases standards of living. Keep a mans/woman belly full and they will drift freely with the one doing the filling. When you drift you lose your definiteness of purpose. When you lose your sense of definiteness of purpose you pick up bad habits that cause further problems. That’s the case in these no income neighborhoods. They’re not even low income anymore, they’re fully government subsidized. Donald Trumps plan could help people get out from these hell holes. Hillary’s plan? More hell holes.

Donald Trump is also for stricter law enforcement to HELP the people who live in low income neighborhoods near the no income neighborhoods. Do you see how it’s all connected? Do you see how Donald Trump isn’t this evil white male. Millennial blacks and whites don’t hate eachother. It’s the Gen X and Babyboomers that keep the tension bottled up. Get over it. Be a true progressive and learn to think independently, not as sheep always being herded into a mentality with your Facebook friends who are also impacted by the mainstream media.

Peace and Love.

MillionDollarBonus_

WOW! You are SERIOUSLY delusional! Donald Trump was endorsed by the KKK, and says all Mexicans are rapists and drug dealers! Don’t you watch the news? He HATES minorities! In case you haven’t noticed Trump is:

1. Racist
2. Sexist
3. Misogynistic
4. Islamaphobic
5. Xenophobic
6. Homophobic
7. Transphobic
8. Hateful
9. Bigoted

How many more reasons do you need to not vote for this fool???

J
J

I’m the fool for not eating into all the mainstream media? You should relabel this to discredited times. Try to think for yourself someday. Or don’t and continue to be an intellectual yet idiot.

Owly
Owly

You forgot Trump trait #10: Racist!

Black Lives Matter

Shame on you!!! Shame!!1!1!

Black Lives Matter

Shame!!!!!11!!!!!

drb6
drb6

Where do I start…so many lies and inaccuracies in this post.
1. Calling people idiot..this is a macroaggression!!! They are “differently mentally able”.
2. Trump is “He’s for lower taxes”. This shows that he is for oppressing the poor and depriving them of their meager rations. Does everyone on welfare have an iphone 7? No, and this clearly shows that we need to do more for poor people, which is achievable by everyone paying their fair share of taxes.
3. “drifters” on EBT – this speaks for itself. Shame on you!
4. “businesses can afford to pay a good wage to qualified workers” when has that happened? The businesses and capitalist society pay as little as possible to workers, while all profits go to CEO’s and well-connected. The jobs that are still left here are being rapidly outsourced, so that the rich can continue to get richer, while cutting any welfare benefits from people they just replaced with third-world slave labor.

I could find more ridiculousness in your creation, but I must retreat into my #SAFESPACE.

J
J

Rate this yet another minion who cannot think outside of the box. Pretty sure low and no income residents have smart phones. Why don’t you go see for yourself. While your at it, I recommend Napoleon Hill’s – Outwitting the Devil. Maybe you, too, will learn a thing or two. The lower tax idea isnt to give the top more. Rid yourself of that ridiculous mindset. It’s to fix the current system so people can be INDEPENDENT of government assistance. You don’t realize it now, but your current mindset is what is making Americas problems first. All you “progressives” should really recalibrate yourselves and lose your minion nature. Step 1 get rid of Facebook. Step 2 read the book I recommended. You’re welcome.

drb6
drb6

So you are saying that the CEO’s do not outsource nearly everything to Third World, firing people in the US and paying starvation level wages to their slave-like workers in China etc? You might want to google Foxconn suicides. Furthermore, I have not seen an unemployed person with an iphone 7. You are wrong here again.

drb6
drb6

I disagree. We, as Progressives, should support the struggle of Palestinians and other assorted visionaries of future against the oppressive Zionist Entity. Statehood to Palestine!

trav777

that’s simply anti-Semitic. I sense that you are a Nazi who wants to kill 6 trillion more jews. Israel is the greatest ally a nation could ever have and they are HELPING us in our cause to spread democracy and freedom throughout the middle east. So are the Saudis, but that is another story.

The jews are the ONLY legitimate race…all other races are the “human race.” Those who superficially resemble the perpetrators of the Holocaust MUST PAY in perpetuity for their crimes!

Without Israel, the jews would immediately all be slaughtered en masse, everywhere, by everyone. We must NEVER FORGET. EVER. And we must be reminded EVERY SINGLE DAY. And we must accept jewish multicultural initiatives intended to destroy the societies our ancestors created because those societies came up with EVIL things like electricity and human rights and the notion of innate legal equality…and some of them owned slaves before ending that institution (the first people to do so). THEREFORE, white supremacy, white privilege, and we must destroy ALL white countries before they ever can pose a threat to Israel again!

drb6
drb6

I fear that you are against the struggle of Palestinians against the oppressive Zionists. For your enlightenment, quote from Noam Chomski:

“The one that probably can’t be overcome [in Israel] is the anti-Arab racism, because that requires subjugation of a defeated and conquered people and that leads to racism. If you’re sitting with your boot on somebody’s neck, you’re going to hate him, because that’s the only way that you can justify what you’re doing, so subjugation automatically yields racism, and you can’t overcome that. Furthermore, anti-Arab racism is rampant in the United States and much of the West, there’s no question about that.”

Please re-adjust your attitude. There are gradations of oppression/oppressors, and as we all know, people from Middle East are among the most oppressed.

jfb
jfb

“ur national Anthem should be part Spanish, out of respect for the millions of Spanish speaking Hispanic Americans”
You forgot ebonic, provided that you re-write the song to remove the offensive parts. Any inspiration, BLM?

Black Lives Matter

O say can we be
By Obama’s early vacation
What so proudly we hail’d
At the pride parade’s gays gleaming.

Whose multicultural transgendered bars
Fought the perilous alt-right
O’er the protesters we watch’d
Were so gallantly keying [. . .cars with Trump bumper stickers].

Si, se puede! we said.
Faux News blowing hot air,
Gave proof through the night
That our Rainbow Flag was still there!

Necesito socialismo y burritos
Para todo el mundo!
Oh the land of no police
And the home of the safe space!

drb6
drb6

MDB writes – “America is no longer the white, Christian, conservative country that it once was”. Let me fix this for you – “America is no longer the white, Christian, conservative country that it NEVER was.” America has always been multicultural, multiracial, multireligious country, but everyone besides white Christians were oppressed, ignored, and victimized. We need to rewrite our history books to better reflect the realities of past, highlighting successes and achievements of minorities and eliminating existing biases.

MillionDollarBonus_

I stand corrected. It was dominated by white Christians, but that doesn’t mean they were its only inhabitants – you’re absolutely right.

trav777

Well, in MDB’s defense, until the great achievements of Ted Kennedy and immigration reform in the 1960s, the USA was 90% white.

drb6
drb6

If that is true, it was only because of systemic discrimination.

2_Happy_Cis_Females
2_Happy_Cis_Females

This blog is amazing. I am glad we have a place to get together and have an open conversation about the problems created by the Bush Administration.

I really wish there was more content here, like on ZeroHedge where they have multiple posts per day. ZeroHedge is political and economic satire at its finest – I lose my natural non-dairy milk every time I read it. It absolutely needs trigger warnings though. I am glad that the Obama Administration is taking a step in the right direction by relinquishing control of the DNS to the world, where it belongs. Soon enough, if sites like ZeroHedge do not have a trigger warning, then it will be taken down and many countless lives will be saved.

IT IS TIME TO END RACISM IN AMERICA. IT IS TIME TO ABOLISH WHITE PRIVILEGE. IT IS TIME TO ACT. GET OUT AND VOTE AMERICA. CIS MADAM SECRETARY HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT 2016.

Allah Bless you all.

trav777

Zerohedge is a joke. I was banned from there for speaking the truth. Sell out site. Comment section bordering on idiotic. Anyone worth anything who was there has left.

jfb
jfb

The amazing thing is that some people haven’t realized yet that zerohedge is political and economic satire; you just look at their comments and articles it is so obvious that they just want to ridicule the right wing and libertarian non senses but there are still people who believe their crap, the same way they probably thought that the world WWWF was organising non rigged fights. Sometimes they even come here to write their incoherences, how can you educate such trailer trash?

drb6
drb6

You are absolutely right. The following question should be asked these zerohedge individuals. If you had invested $1000 in gold or in stocks in September 2011, how much you would have now. It is clear that the barbaric relic fetishists would have lost money, as opposed to individuals who follow advice of FOMC and invest ins stocks and local government, such as Detroit, bonds.

jfb
jfb

Fortunately the majority of the posts there are from educated liberals who pose as right wing lunatics but some take it to the first degree

John Brown
John Brown

Another excellent piece MDB, but I would respectfully submit that this piece lacks the full force it deserves because it fails to name the single most important facet of the vitally important issue facing the restructuring of the U.S. — WHITE SUPREMACY.

MillionDollarBonus_

Thanks John. I alluded to it, but it’s definitely a huge problem in and of itself. It’s the fundamental driving force behind Trump and his supporters.

RationalInvestor
RationalInvestor

Even after Ms Clinton wins the election, and Trump goes back to his casino, Trump’s Deplorables will still be our neighbors and sit beside us at ball games! This has got to stop! Something has to be done!

Black Lives Matter

We need global governance, and Obama needs to be Secretary General of the United Nations. It’s the only way.

Fortunately, once the Internet is turned over to global authorities, we’ll be able to do a much better job stopping hate speech, such as birtherism, the anti-vaccine movement, and other alt-right conspiracy theories. Once the U.S. government is out of the picture, the First Amendment will no longer apply, so racist courts won’t be able to claim that “hate speech” is “free speech.” Systemic racism needs to end now.

MillionDollarBonus_

The handing over of the internet to the UN is an incredibly important and exciting move forward – another item to be added to Obama’s outstanding list of achievements. We cannot continue to govern as isolated nation states, when the world economy is inherently global. We also cannot continue to allow anti-government conspiracy theories and dangerous views to spread like wild fire over the internet, when we are in desperate need of MORE governance and MORE global union, not less. Controlling the information on the internet is the only sensible solution to world peace and cooperation, and people who disagree with this should shut up and get an education.

drb6
drb6

Preferably, education in political science or LGBT studies. Engineering and hard science does not count, as it is by definition racist and sexist due to adherence on hard facts.

Hillarys Server
Hillarys Server

Until we can create an appropriate new national anthem, I feel we should provisionally adopt the Hispanic Frito song.

It’s light tempo-ed so it will be easily accepted the children of our nation.
And it includes a pertinent reference to corn chips, reminding us of our original native peoples who subsisted on maize.
And the reference to “banditos” both reminds us that white-supremacist Europeans stole the west coast of America from banditos of color.

Black Lives Matter

That song definitely has the appropriate tone and would be an excellent choice. This would be a great choice too:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TW9b0xr06qA

Black Lives Matter

This would be a good choice too:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E1QiSi0_kTo

nflsoapopera

It is sad how people like MillionDollarBonus can’t see anything other than in terms of skin color. As he/she says himself: “A young Hispanic or Muslim American cannot identify with a single American hero in our history books, making them feel like an alien in their own country.” And why is that MDB? Because a child can’t have a ‘hero’ unless that ‘hero’ has the same skin color as them? Absolutely pathetic.. Hopefully one day you can realize that you are the actual racist.

drb6
drb6

And what is your point? Everyone knows that white people can identify with heroes of other races, while Hispanic or Muslim Americans and other oppressed classes can not identify with their oppressors.

nflsoapopera

Thank you for proving my point 🙂

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