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Don't Confuse My Heartfelt Convictions With Racism
CNS News ^ | January 17, 2013 | Charlie Daniels

Posted on 01/18/2013 9:35:22 AM PST by AuntB

Being born in the Deep South when the Jim Crow laws were in full force and seeing, firsthand, the cruelty and downright stubborn foolishness of segregation and all it's attendant inequities, I have a very vivid and candid impression of what the word "racist" really means.

Having lived through those days and, on my own, shook off the yoke of racial prejudice that was once so firmly ingrained in me, I deeply resent the careless and reckless use of the word by people who are merely trying to be insulting, having absolutely no idea of the gravity of it's meaning.

Disagreeing with somebody of a different race, color or religion does not constitute racism; racism is when you disagree with somebody because of what they are, not because of a difference of opinions.

Otherwise, every time you watched a football game with black players on the opposing team, by virtue of disagreeing with them about who should win the game you would be a racist.

If you disagree with President Obama, as I often do, you are sure to be accused of racism by some individual who doesn't have enough imagination or is too prejudiced themselves to come up with a valid argument about why what you've said is wrong in their opinion so they hide behind insults, innuendo and hyperbole, unable to defend their position, many times because they don't really know what their position is, being basically political parrots, only able to repeat what they've read or heard.

My disagreements with President Obama have nothing to do with his race; I actually couldn't care less what his race he is. My concern is that he is centralizing the federal government in an attempt to make it an all-powerful entity unanswerable to anybody, even the citizens it purports to serve.

I believe that President Obama has mistakenly perceived the election he just won as a mandate to make this nation in the image of what he thinks it should be which will continue to tear it apart as the opinions of roughly half the population will be ignored.

I don't think he takes the Constitution seriously and will attempt to subvert it by presidential fiat, executive privilege and backdoor, midnight deals with Congress, getting his way by any method at his disposal.

It is my belief that this nation is on its way to becoming an undereducated, under-motivated country with an inferior military, a devalued currency and a Congress that is nothing more than a figurehead.

I believe that, as the entitlement society grows under Obama's watch, they will become a monolithic political force and will elect local and federal candidates who will give them more and more.

I believe that the one government entity with a steady hand on the wheel, the Supreme Court, will become a rubber stamp as the members retire and Obama type presidents appoint new ones and the sheep in the Senate confirm them.

I believe that Obama and his ilk will never rest until private ownership of firearms is banned and the Congress and Supreme Court will subvert the Constitution and uphold the legislation.

I believe that as long as the United States of America continues to spend billions of dollars more than it takes in we will continue our downhill slide to fiscal insolvency.

I believe that this round of tax hikes is just the beginning and that Obama will say that he needs to lower the bar and tax people in a lower income bracket this will be a pattern until every productive member of society is taxed up to and beyond their limits.

I believe that private money invested in the stock market will dry up for the most part as the tax burden becomes heavier.

I believe that several states will go belly up and the government will bail them out and they will go right back to the same silly fiscal policies that got them in trouble to start with.

I believe that more and more industry will move out of this nation taking jobs, we can't afford to lose, with them.

I believe that if fully implemented, Obama care will be a cold heartless program meted out by bureaucrats and will promote euthanasia, even more abortion and seriously lower the overall standard of health care.

I believe that the U.S. dollar will stop being the accepted trade currency for the world

And hyperinflation will follow, shortly after.

I believe the federal government will one day suddenly run completely out of funds. It won't be able to borrow any more and, when the entitlement checks and food stamps don't go out, there will be mass and uncontrollable rioting in the cities.

I believe that martial law will be declared, posse comitatus will be ignored and federal troops will be used on American soil to quell the violence, which means a complete collapse in American society.

That is my problem with President Obama. Don't confuse my heartfelt convictions with racism.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; charliedaniels; obama; obamanation; patriot; racebaiting; racism

1 posted on 01/18/2013 9:35:26 AM PST by AuntB
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To: AuntB

I believe that Charlie is absolutely right.


2 posted on 01/18/2013 9:45:02 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: AuntB

Absolute power corrupts, absolutely!


3 posted on 01/18/2013 9:52:03 AM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: MestaMachine

Charlie nails it every time.


4 posted on 01/18/2013 9:52:20 AM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: AuntB
Anymore things are such that being called a racist is, in fact, a badge of honor. Similarly, being branded a McCarthyite, a homophobe, intolerant, gun nut or Bible-thumper are no longer taken as pejoratives when they come from the Christian-hating, Southern-hating, American-hating left. When those terms are flung my way by liberals, it merely means that they're losing the battle and have only invective as their last resort in their puny arsenal.

Thanks Charlie! You sure have come a long way from the days of the Volunteer Jams at Nashville's Municipal Auditorium.

5 posted on 01/18/2013 9:53:26 AM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: AuntB

Using the race card/calling names, remind me of when I was a kid in elementary school. Grown men/women, using child-like behavior today should be called what it is. Childish!!

My grandmother used to say “pay no attention to them and they’ll stop”.

We should ridicule instead of trying to argue with such behavior. Lower them to their status of children when they call anyone racist.

Also, this thing about the Republicans being pro-slavery. It was the DEMOCRATS who were pro-slavery. Even today they are using the black race to further their cause...not to help them.


6 posted on 01/18/2013 9:56:58 AM PST by frnewsjunkie
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To: MestaMachine
Charlie is right Mesta.

But we have got to find a way to get that message out.

The Media sure as hell won't do it.

They won't do Charlie because he makes too much sense.

They won't give YOU a voice because (like Sarah Palin) you are a Woman and need to get back in the Kitchen (I have never met bigger misogynists than Liberal "men")

You are also a Native American, al la a minority, so any and all of your Conservatism is thrown out the window.

Those people are deplorable but also effective.

We have got to find a way to get this message out there.

7 posted on 01/18/2013 9:57:11 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: AuntB
I believe the federal government will one day suddenly run completely out of funds. It won't be able to borrow any more and, when the entitlement checks and food stamps don't go out, there will be mass and uncontrollable rioting in the cities.

I believe that martial law will be declared, posse comitatus will be ignored and federal troops will be used on American soil to quell the violence, which means a complete collapse in American society.

 

Correct.  Travis McGee has a crystal ball. And he explains step by step what will happen on that day.

When The Music Stops – How America’s Cities May Explode In Violence

Tuesday, September 04, 2012 7:37:03 AM · by Travis McGee · 592 replies
Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | September 4, 2012 | Matt Bracken
In response to recent articles in mainstream military journals discussing the use of the U.S. Army to quell insurrections on American soil, I offer an alternate vision of the future. Instead of a small town in the South as the flash point, picture instead a score of U.S. cities in the thrall of riots greater than those experienced in Los Angeles in 1965 (Watts), multiple cities in 1968 (MLK assassination), and Los Angeles again in 1992 (Rodney King). New Yorkers can imagine the 1977 blackout looting or the 1991 Crown Heights disturbance. In fact, the proximate spark of the next...

8 posted on 01/18/2013 10:02:49 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: AuntB
What do you think?

I think Charlie Daniels is a wise man and I am happy to have been a fan since the early 1970s when I first heard his music.

I grew up in the South and my childhood was the 1960s. I have seen first hand many like Charlie Daniels who might have been raised with the racial prejudice that was common then, but overcame it to see things clearly.

We may not want to remember, but our second civil war, the one we fought in the 1960s, was necessary, unfortunately.

I also know which party was the primary home for the racists and used its power to keep things the way they had "always been". It's the same one calling people racist now.

No matter how they frame their arguments, it's rarely about principle with them. It's about amassing and hoarding their power.

9 posted on 01/18/2013 10:06:20 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: GBA
I grew up in the South and my childhood was the 1960s. I have seen first hand many like Charlie Daniels who might have been raised with the racial prejudice that was common then, but overcame it to see things clearly.

The transformation of the South from the onetime region of slavery to the land of freedom and liberty is remarkable. By and large, Southerners are good, God-fearing, Bible-believing people which is why a change of heart was done in just generation. The maps below show the states of the Confederacy and those states where Right to Work is the law:

Note that every single state of the old Confederacy now stands in solid opposition to the slavery of unionism. The metamorphosis which you and I have witnessed in our lifetime (and which Charlie Daniels cites) is breathtaking. The "Solid South" is back and stands as the vanguard against tyranny.

10 posted on 01/18/2013 10:16:57 AM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: MestaMachine; onyx
Taking what Charlie Daniels writes and running with it, here's another thing that the South gets right:

Since guns are a chief component of freedom, it's clear that that Dixie is the region where liberty is indeed most valued. Ping to onyx who, like me, loves the South and its fine people, most of whom stubbornly and steadfastly cling to God, the Constitution, guns and the traditional values that built America!


11 posted on 01/18/2013 10:43:54 AM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: MestaMachine

I’m with you!

How awesome would it be to distribute flyers at dem events and over Section 8 housing!


12 posted on 01/18/2013 11:02:08 AM PST by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: AuntB
If you disagree with President Obama, as I often do, you are sure to be accused of racism by some individual who doesn't have enough imagination or is too prejudiced themselves to come up with a valid argument about why what you've said is wrong in their opinion so they hide behind insults, innuendo and hyperbole, unable to defend their position, many times because they don't really know what their position is, being basically political parrots, only able to repeat what they've read or heard.

I despair when I see articles like this one, because the constant drumbeat of denial simply validates the mindless drivel of low information imbeciles, inside of Congress or out.
It is a waste of time.

I simply ignore them.

Why do so many people keep allowing themselves to be baited to continue beating that manufactured dead horse, at the expense of focusing on the abysmal actions of the most incompetent, arrogant and criminal president in history!

The only thing missing in this "Alice in Wonderland" political scene is the accusation that criticizing and attacking Pelosi, Debbie Whatshername and John Boehner is also racist because they support and enable a despicable person who ignores the very foundations of the Republic and would singlehandedly restructure, with impunity, everything that defines what was the greatest nation on earth.

Forty years ago, if anyone had written a novel depicting the actual events of the last 6 years, it would be laughed off the newstands.

The amount of effort necessary to accomplish it all boggles the mind, and I personally still find it impossible to believe that it was all even possible.

13 posted on 01/18/2013 11:03:21 AM PST by publius911 (Look for the Union Label -- then buy something else)
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To: MestaMachine
I believe that Charlie is absolutely right.

I do, too.

I was fortunate to have known not one, but two Ku Klux Klan members in my youth. Neither was stupid, though both were poorly educated. They were mean-spirited, vindictive, hateful men, though pleasant enough with me. They impressed me as irrational, though one was articulate and able to mimic logic fairly well.

Having seen overt, hard core racism, I can truthfully tell you it's become exceedingly rare among Caucasians since my youth. I believe we simply outgrew it. We saw it didn't provide a benefit, cost us more than it could ever have given us in terms of advantages, and was rude at the very least and morally wrong at the heart of the matter. I assume you could still find a few Klansmen today, but if you wanted to join a klavern, you'd have to accommodate yourself to rubbing elbows with lots of FBI informants.

If you want to look at serious racism today, you've got to hang out with black people involved in the racial grievance industry. Only the colors differ between their racism and the Ku Klux Klan's; curiously, those I've met are as filled with Jew hatred as klansmen ever were. Some things never change, I guess.

I hope hateful blacks will grow up the same way hateful whites did; the thoroughly race-saturated feral government, however, doesn't make that easier.

14 posted on 01/18/2013 11:11:51 AM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: AuntB

Bttt


15 posted on 01/18/2013 11:23:41 AM PST by digger48
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To: Standing Wolf
I hope hateful blacks will grow up the same way hateful whites did; the thoroughly race-saturated feral government, however, doesn't make that easier.

A forlorn hope, I'm afraid.
For a large hateful group to continue to exist, it must be free from the minutiae and worry normal people have... having a job, maintaining a home, caring for all of their family's needs and maintaining at least some casual awareness of the political and economic state of their community and their country.
Our current dystopic society has become a gigantic fertile petri dish breeding and maintaining a perfect explosive group that can be manipulated in any direction by demagogues. This is supplemented by the taxpayer-funded army of politicians and bureaucrats, dedicated to maintaining it. This has become a giant irresistible force balanced only by the productive segment of society, which has been shrinking at an accelerated pace. And hateful is as hateful does. The ingredients are everywhere in the MSM. The resistance is bewildered and confused.

Barring a gigantic and serious societal or political Black Swan, conditions will continue unimpeded, hateful or not. Hate fuels violence and violence can only be defeated by bigger and better violence.

What are the famous historical words? "These are the times that try mens's souls..."

"THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated. Obama, with an army to enforce his tyranny, has declared that he has a right (not only to TAX) but "to BIND us in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER," and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God."

I just changed ONE noun and a few related adjectives. And it fits. Here is the entire thing.

The American Crisis

16 posted on 01/18/2013 12:31:00 PM PST by publius911 (Look for the Union Label -- then buy something else)
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To: Standing Wolf
If you want to look at serious racism today, you've got to hang out with black people involved in the racial grievance industry.

Nice Response. I would only add the following:

Republicans believe in a colorblind society determined by drive, work ethic and talent. Democrats want a color-coordinated society. - Larry Elder

17 posted on 01/18/2013 12:39:38 PM PST by VRW Conspirator (Sometimes it takes calamity to lead to serenity - FReeper RacerX1128)
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To: AuntB
I believe the federal government will one day suddenly run completely out of funds. It won't be able to borrow any more and, when the entitlement checks and food stamps don't go out, there will be mass and uncontrollable rioting in the cities.

Now, let us connect the dots:

I believe that Obama and his ilk will never rest until private ownership of firearms is banned and the Congress and Supreme Court will subvert the Constitution and uphold the legislation.

18 posted on 01/18/2013 12:52:39 PM PST by VRW Conspirator (Sometimes it takes calamity to lead to serenity - FReeper RacerX1128)
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To: re_nortex

“Taking what Charlie Daniels writes and running with it, here’s another thing that the South gets right:”

We Westerners used to get it! No more, sadly, we’ve been ‘left Coasted’! Looking at your graph, the entire nation would be better off without the East Coast. I for one am sick and tired of them running my life from 3000 miles away with no knowledge of my culture or geography.


19 posted on 01/18/2013 1:58:40 PM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: re_nortex
Thanks Charlie! You sure have come a long way from the days of the Volunteer Jams at Nashville's Municipal Auditorium.

I saw the Charlie Daniels Band live in Atlanta in the early 70s. So memorable! Love the guy.


20 posted on 01/19/2013 9:04:42 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Gun control is hitting what you aim at. -- Chuck Norris)
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To: Standing Wolf
Having seen overt, hard core racism, I can truthfully tell you it's become exceedingly rare among Caucasians since my youth. I believe we simply outgrew it. We saw it didn't provide a benefit, cost us more than it could ever have given us in terms of advantages, and was rude at the very least and morally wrong at the heart of the matter.

I agree. Our family used to travel south from Maryland for vacation in the 50s. Even though I was a child, I was disgusted and mortified by the segregationist customs -- "Whites Only" signs, all blacks in positions of servitude marked by different color uniforms, filthy accommodations next to clean ones for whites, etc. Just wrong. While neither of my working-class parents were overt racists nor abolitionist crusaders, I witnessed their ability to change, especially after MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963. He called on Christians to do the right thing, and most responded.

Since Obama has been elected, I have been subjected to racist abuses by blacks on at least a dozen occasions, including the trashing of my car at a stop light by two grown men using kicks and fists on all the side panels, totalling the car. I am a little old lady now, and thank You, God for sparing my life! Incidents like these are all over the nation and remain unreported and hushed up by a delusional media -- not a welcome chapter in the history of race relations, especially after all the true victories of the 60s, 70s, and beyond.

The "low-information" thugs are those who do not want to work for their position in life, and who have convinced themselves that whites were just handed everything they have; whereas most of us know how difficult it was for our forbearers to carve a nation out of a wilderness and start everything from scratch; and how much was expected of us by our parents in terms of achievement and morality -- until the 60s.

And as a woman, I can tell you absolutely that nothing has been handed to me in the business world, and now there is age discrimination on top of the usual sex discrimination and harassment. Yet I don't go around hating men.

21 posted on 01/19/2013 9:30:11 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Gun control is hitting what you aim at. -- Chuck Norris)
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