A new commenter very politely inquired into my thoughts on certain issues routinely discussed in these pages. In hindsight I think my response is sufficiently gaseous to headline in case others would like to contribute nods or rebuttals.
You kindly responded to my previous comment, that I would have to change that I do not hate those of another race. I am an Orthodox Christian who believes we must love our neighbor.
I am not the one to speak intelligently on Christian doctrine, and so will refrain. Though without knowing the contours of heaven, I will tell you there are places on Earth reserved for those who do not hate. They are called museum exhibits.
As you have read the “About” section you will understand my position on hate. It is a normal, natural, and most importantly adaptive emotion. It is a proper and just response toward those who would and are doing you harm. It is a component (along with fear) of the flight or fight response. A response embedded in the survival instinct of all creatures since ancient antiquity. Those without it are not present to offer a contrasting perspective. It is critical to life. And I believe it still resides in all people, particularly those newcomers who will eagerly lavish it upon you.
Further, you should understand that conspicuous love and tolerance for those who wish to do you harm is a luxury. It is a form of preening as a display of vigor and virtue. And as a luxury, it is only available to those convinced they are invulnerable to its effects. Oftentimes this certainty is only tacit, and left completely unexamined by the conscious mind. Though it is quite like a man viewing a pride of hungry lions on the Serrengeti. Secured by rifle and vehicle he indulgently purrs, “What majestic creatures they are.” Though put him before them unarmed and on foot, then listen for a subtle change in the tenor of his remarks: “God Help Me!” And so I will surmise without being told, that you still feel sufficient emotional security to advertise an ecumenical viewpoint. I will tell you this is a mistake. And by the time your people have grasped the magnitude of that mistake, you will find yourself on foot in the grassy plains that used to be your civilization.
I do not understand how an American logically can be racist in a New Land such as America. Even White Americans are descending from Europeans, and Black Americans are descending from Africans. So you are all American, yes? How can one feel right to be racist when neither party is ethnically American. I understand whites to be European, and blacks to be African. (If I am wrong, forgive my ignorance.)
America is not a nation. It is a country comprised of multiple, increasing nations. We are “Americans” to the extent that a walrus and a wombat are residents of the same zoo.
Can one feel bitter, when they settled in the same “Land of the free”?
I understand the temptation, but you should resist the urge to lend credence to manufactured mythologies. America is a place where Europeans settled the land, drove out the Indians, imported slave labor (with a little help from their Ancient Friends), and founded a country that at one time represented their nation. Aside from intra-European, there has never been any “melting,” “uniting,” “E Pluribus Unum,” or other gauzy canards. America is a cautionary tale of diversity. And as the Indians were once colonized and dispossessed, so to now are we. Those who wish to reserve a spot in the future will conquer land, acquire resources, and enforce boundaries. Those who find this unpalatable will congratulate themselves forever in the afterlife.
So you said I will have to change that I am not racist. No offense brother, but I can not see a logical reason why, if God made all the races
God made all creatures, yet Earth abounds in the conflict of predator and prey. Does Christianity oblige you to be the latter?
In my belief, the real threat is Islam, and liberal ideologies. It seems to me, Christian of another race is more my brother or sister than a co ethnic Muslim who poses a grievous threat to civilization. Do you not agree? If not, why?
Liberal ideologies are certainly crippling to our immune system, though aside from that I disagree with your statement in entirety. America is bursting with your black and mestizo “brothers.” Yet they express enmity toward whites with unmistakable directness. The reception you would receive from these siblings upon strolling through their territories will be one you find hugely disappointing. Though rather than traveling so far to investigate my claims, you could visit Angola first hand as a for instance. It is estimated to be a 90% Christian country. Spend some time there. I would be very interested to hear your candid remarks on the population that ostensibly shares your civilization.
And while there are several components, you have misdiagnosed the cornerstone of that civilization. It is not religion, it is not ideology, it is not language.
It is a people.