Well I have not commented for the past few days. I have been sitting in my office and watching with interest the outcome of the elections. Even in the voting turnout it was better than expected. Although there were only three people in front of me when I arrived to push the buttons.
Some of the people I voted for won and some lost. I have no ill feelings toward any of them. I wish them the best of luck…
This race thing is getting to me though. I am talking about some of the bloggers and a lot of the people I talk to. I get crude jokes and email comments about the new president elect almost hourly. I sometime smile and sometime shake my head at the crudeness and rudeness. BUT WE ARE GUARANTEED FREEDOM OF SPEECH, so we should be able to express our feelings in anyway we wish. (and a lot of us do.)
I was born in the time of separate restrooms and water fountains..back sections of restaurants and stay in your neighborhood. I was of the privileged who had a nanny in my childhood. I was also one who listened to the storys she told me and remembered them. She was a proud, intelligent person who knew how to handle people in her world. I saw the way she would change her personality, depending upon the people she would talk to. As I grew older I understood why she did this. Self-preservation. It was a cruel world she lived in.
I was lucky enough growing up to attend both public and military private schools, so my outlook on race issues was on a better footing than just being kept in a specific geographic area. I counted as my friends a broad range of people of all races. I placed them all on equal basis.
It all boils down to one thing. Intelligence. The ability to communicate on an equal playing field and hold your own with the person you are interacting with.
There are stupid people of all races. I meet them every day. They lack the ability to express themselves on even the most basic level.
There are smart people of all races. People who when you meet them they eclipse you with their knowledge.
So I do not judge a person on their race..That is not even important.
Judge them on their ability to do the things they aspire to do.
There are stupid people on the city council and in every branch of government. There will always be.
That is a problem we need to solve by electing people who have the ability to do the job they were elected for.
Our new president elect should not be condemmed before he is out of the gate. I have an idea he is going to fool a lot of people. Especially those who are making fun of him because of his race.
Judge them by their ability…not by their color..
Now, throw a crude remark my way because of what I have just said.