Character Not Color
So this is my first post and my attempt at starting a blog. The blog is really more for me than for others, a way for me to write about things I find interesting and at the same time possibly gain insight from others who happen by. There is no main theme, no specific subject and no attempt at keeping true to journalistic standards. Often I will add quotes, information, possibly full text that I’ve found elsewhere and I want to make it clear up-front I have no intention of using references, bibliographies, or taking the time to say where I got the information from. Why?? Because I don’t want to take the time. So, you should never assume that what you read here is/are my own words or thoughts. I also don’t want to hear from you telling me that I’ve plagiarized or stolen others thoughts, comments or ideas. I probably have and if you don’t like it, well then move on. I may at times provide links, I may specifically say that what I’m writing are my own thoughts and then again I may not. The point is I want to write what I want, how I want, and when I want, which may be never again after this post.
Why the title, Character Not Color… Well it’s simple, I’m disgusted by the state of this country, this world and the way in which humans seem to find it necessary to classify themselves by their race, heritage and gender. None of it matters. If it were up to me the U.S. would pass a law that would outlaw the use of terminologies that I believe only serve to separate us. No more Italian, African, Caucasian, Jewish, Irish, Chinese Americans, just Americans. No more forms asking what your race or color is. No more laws that offer favoritism to any group simply because they happen to have a specific ancestry. People deserve to be judged by the content of their character period. I recognize that the world is full of bigots and racists and that this view may seem to be a utopia that in our life time we won’t see. But this idea that we need to know where we came from to understand ourselves is a bunch of crap. You already know yourself. Now you just need to choose how you intend on living your life. I for one am going to focus on doing what I think is right regardless of those around me that choose to live a life of bigotry and hatred. I’m certainly not a perfect person. I’ve done many things in my life I’m not proud of. So have you. Your job is not to judge others, your job is to judge yourself. I don’t care if you are gay, lesbian, purple, or believe in Festiva, do what you want just don’t attempt to force your opinions, hatred and self loathing on me. One person at a time.