Joe Pags sent me a link to his latest blogpost, and I just loved it SO SO SO much, that I wanted to share it with you all.
It's so good I wish it were in video-form. Because sometimes you need a good video Pag-Rant. But this'll do for now.
Remember when we were kids? There was Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day? I remember saying, “Mom/Dad — why is there Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day but, no Kids’ Day?” The answer invariably was, “because every day is Kids’ Day.” With that I’d usually shrug my shoulders, grab a snack and go play. Now that I’m an adult, I’m hearing the same sort of reasoning when it comes to the “heritage” months we now recognize in our great country. We now have Black History Month and Hispanic Heritage Month. If you ask why there’s no White History Month, you’re usually met with some smart Alec saying, “EVERY month is White history month.” Of course, that’s not true — but, it ends the query pretty quickly.
Without argument, there was a time in this country where the contributions of “other than Whites” were not adequately reported, studied, taught or acknowledged. That time has passed. Yes, slavery was disgusting and unreasonable, but it’s been over for 150 years. Ask yourself this question, does calling February Black History Month make up for slavery? Or, would including the contributions of Blacks in AMERICAN history be exponentially better? The answer is obvious yet it is illusive to the race-baiters in our society who seek to divide us.
For a long time, Hispanics were seen as migrant workers who were uneducated and beneath many others here. Fact is, much of the migrant work was done by people of that ethnicity — but, their contribution was much more than that. And yes, that contribution, for a long time, went under reported, taught, learned and acknowledged. That time, also, has passed.
Blacks and Hispanics do and have held the highest offices in this land. They are some of the biggest stars we’ve ever known. Why exactly do we have these patronizing months? To alleviate some deep-seated White guilt? Or, is it more sinister than that? Is it to keep fresh in the minds of those who didn’t live through it, the unequal treatment minorities once faced to keep up in a mindset of separation rather than unification? I say it’s the latter.
Really give it some thought. Aren’t those who came up with and continue to perpetrate the necessity for ethnically or racially named and motivated months actually suggesting that the groups covered, Blacks/Hispanics et al, do NOT play a role in our culture for the rest of the year?
This is not the America I want my children to grow up in. I don’t want to tell my daughters that we should think about Black people in February and Hispanics in September. Nope — we’re teaching our kids that the United States of America is the greatest land in the history of the world. And, it got that way because people of both genders, all cultures, ethnic backgrounds and races came together as one to make it so. I want my children to be able to learn about Martin Luther King, Jr even if it’s May or August. I’d like my children to know about the Texans of Mexican ethnicity who fought alongside White Texans in defending the Alamo even if it’s December or, God forbid, February.
Just to let you know, this month I’ll be celebrating all Americans: White, Black, Histpanic, Asian, American Indians, et al. I suggest you do the same thing.
I mean, that is EXACTLY RIGHT. Anytime you hear leftists spew crap about multiculturalism and diversity and inclusion, their intent is precisely the opposite. And even if they have the BEST of intentions, the effect of constantly drawing attention to the differences between people is that it divides us. It puts us into categories. We're no longer Americans, because we're hyphenated-Americans. We're no longer defined by our contributions and individual characteristics, we're lumped into groups based on our skin color or our ethnicity. It's counterproductive, damaging, and stupid. And I'm with Pags. I'm celebrating America - the melting pot that it was intended to be - full of people of all shapes, colors, sizes and backgrounds, who are AMERICANS. Not black Americans or Hispanic Americans or American Indians - just Americans.
And I'm wishing for a day that the race baiters and dividers like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton and all of the other clowns that are anything like those two, are seen for destructive idiots that they are.
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