Sunday, July 02, 2006

I was flipping through the channels tonight when something on A&E caught my eye. A documentary on an Aryan group in Alabama was plastered all over the television. Normally, the sight of a Swastika is enough to make me turn away, but tonight was different. I remembered watching part of this show a couple of months ago, and tonight I was able to watch the majority of it.

Hey, do you remember when Lincoln freed the slaves? Do you remember when Hitler was defeated in World War II? Do you remember how Martin Luther King Jr. took a stand for what he believed in, and ended up being one of the greatest men to ever grace this earth? Do you remember when the Berlin Wall came down in 1989? Didn't all of these events signify the end to that sort of ignorance known as racism?

It's incredible that we still have racism in the world, after decades and decades and decades of fighting it. Are people that ignorant that we can't even have equality without someone being unhappy?

I don't even know who to blame in this sort of situation. Obviously, these people were raised to have hatred in their hearts, which leads me to blame their parents. But, where did they learn it? I can't point fingers without the exact trace.

It just sucks that whenever I start gaining faith in humanity, I have to watch something like this and now let it all back down the drain.

Cynic by choice, apparently.

4 comments:

sandra said...

Have you heard about those girls that are like thirteen? They are cute little blonde chicks and one of them even plays guitar. They write adorable little pop songs. And every single word of them is filled with white supremacy.

They were interviewed on like, Dateline or something and they were asked if they thought it was wrong at all to be singing about the things they were singing about. And they were just like "It's the truth, it's valid. We are the pure race." Something something. Anyway.

Their shows sell out.

It just makes me wonder like, these girls are twelve, thirteen years old (I think) and they are completely certain that these disgusting beliefs are the truth. Their parents were interviewed too. And they all live together with a bunch of white families in this racist community. And I'm just like... you know, they say we've come so far but really. We haven't.

sandra said...

Have you heard about those girls that are like thirteen? They are cute little blonde chicks and one of them even plays guitar. They write adorable little pop songs. And every single word of them is filled with white supremacy.

They were interviewed on like, Dateline or something and they were asked if they thought it was wrong at all to be singing about the things they were singing about. And they were just like "It's the truth, it's valid. We are the pure race." Something something. Anyway.

Their shows sell out.

It just makes me wonder like, these girls are twelve, thirteen years old (I think) and they are completely certain that these disgusting beliefs are the truth. Their parents were interviewed too. And they all live together with a bunch of white families in this racist community. And I'm just like... you know, they say we've come so far but really. We haven't.

Ben-jammin said...

to comment on this update, you're not a cynic by choice, you didn't choose for the world to be the way it is, you've just come to accept the way it is, therefore making a cynic of you
now on to the previous update, spot on, spot on, it's nice to get away, because then you can establish yourself as yourself rather than the child of your parents, plus, being away makes you truly appreciate home

Caity said...

I dont agree with Ben at all. The world may suck sometimes but "to accept the way it is" is a load.

...and this is coming from a fellow cynic