Bismillah Arrahman Arraheem Alhumdulillah Rabbiealamin
Greeting again to you all. I am writing somewhat a controversial topic. No, I do not hate anyone in regards to race, nationality, sex, religion, or sexual orientation. Or do I have self-hate about who I am and what I cannot change. I am white and male and was born in Arkansas and of a Protestant background. Racially I am technically a Caucasian and that is how I describe myself. I have some Native-American blood in me but not enough to classify that I am or enough to matter.
I am concerned and a little frightened by the hate expressed by certain white individuals towards immigrants especially "illegal immigrants." I prefer the term "undocumented workers." I afraid the terms "illegal immigrants" and "illegal aliens" are code words for "Mexicans" and "Latin Americans" and it is filled with hate and malice towards people who are perceived to be different. The hate aimed at them replaced the hate that was aimed at African-Americans that I've experienced during the 1970s and the 1980s growing up in the South expressed by certain other white individuals. And somehow, as a white guy, I am suppose to sympathize with this hate, which I do not and I find that it is very unfair to me. These individuals will try to put me in their soapbox and make me spill out the venom, the venom that's coming out of their mouths. At times, I think white people are the most corrupt people on earth as expressed by some black and Hispanic comedians that you may see appear on TV networks like BET and SíTV. They are morally bankrupt. They tend to mix their religion with politics concocting a dangerous chemical that threatens to destroy freedom, democracy, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I am afraid other races of people are going along with this. I fear for my nation and I fear for the world I live in, a world made for pleasure for sinners and the unbelievers while so many are dying from starvation.
Mexico today is only half the size than it was before white Americans settle into Texas. In two different war, the Battle for Texas Independence (1836) and the Mexico- U.S. war (1848), land was taken away from Mexico which now is the American Southwest and the people native to the region found themselves in a brand, new country, but they never left their homes. They didn't crossed the border, the border crossed them. This is the reason I cannot go along with the anti-immigrant hate and this hate is not aimed at Asians, Russians, Irish, or Canadians. No, it is aimed at Mexicans and they want law enforcement to arrest anybody who is brown. This is the kind of calls Alan Colmes receives every night on his radio show. They sound like they belong to the KKK or the National Alliance. But, I am afraid they are part of the conservative Republican crowd. It is all the GOP has left: the trash-talking, morally bankrupt, racist, fascist crowd. The immigration issue has completely voided the GOP any kind of Hispanic-voting base there is. Cuban-Americans are leaving it. If you are Hispanic, you're proud. If you are black, you're beautiful. but, if you're white, you are corrupt. That's the bottom line. And we working stiffs are getting screwed.
Also, there is a fear of Muslims; a fear of anybody who may look or dress like a Muslim, a fear of a woman wearing a hijab or a jilbab, and a fear of men wearing long beards. They see them and they fear terrorists. This is expressed by people of all spectrums, not just whites. I don't know what to make of that, but if I ever convert to Islam, I will be ostracized by family, friends, people at work as a possibility, and where I live, it is not a great place to live as a Muslim. Recently, the City of Fort Smith decided to allow the Masjid Annoor to build an Islamic School. It will be a small school with a dozen students. The reason they turned it down before was the concern of overcrowding at this school if the school experiences growth. Officials at the mosque promises they will build the school some place else away from the mosque. So, we will see what happens. The fear seems to be leveling off.
That's my soapbox for now. I can't wait to receive hate mail.
"Shout for joy ye righteous in Yahvah, to the upright seemly is praise." Psalm 33:1 -Restoration of Sacred Name Bible