23 August 2019

Innocence Lost

Reading Mr Garabaldi.

To everyone who tells me it doesn't matter when I get pedantic about a word here and phrase there:

When you let someone else define the words, you lose the ability to say what you mean.

We're rapidly moving to a point where there's going to be no way to innocently express many things.

There will be no way to express pride about being an American because "nationalist" will mean racism.

There will be no way to be white because to be so is to be forever tainted by people whom you've never met because they have been dead for over 100 years.  Likewise, the people they wronged have been dead just as long.

It's guilt transmitted by conditions beyond the control of the person being shamed.

I am an American by happenstance of birth.

I am white by happenstance of birth.

I am guilty of being a racist, not through action or inaction, but because I was born as I am.

I hate to break it to the people selling this shit, but that's racist.  Actual, bonafide racism.  I know who the bigots are in this conversation, and it's not me.

Always remember:

If you cannot say what you mean.  You cannot mean what you say.

2 comments:

  1. Hey Angus;

    That post was hard for me to write, normally I can write easily but this one was hard. Part of it conditioning I suppose. I hope I am wrong but I don't know.

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  2. Fuck it. I swore an oath. And mine covered enemies foreign and domestic. I have no compulsion against deadly force.

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