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What’s the real reason for racism?

February 15, 2013

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As strange as it may sound, there was no such thing as racism in antiquity. This dreadful attitude of some human races appeared later, when the so called superior white men decided they had the right to enslave the different (inferior according to their opinion) people with different colour of the skin.. To justify their deeds, as the years went by, they concocted many reasons for their right thoughts. If you need some more info, try Wikipedia, for example, as this post/note is about my thoughts and not so much about historical facts:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racism#Evolutionary_theories_about_the_origins_of_racism

Many of the racists would claim they have nothing against the black, dark, red, yellow, etc colour of the other races’ skin. They would also cross their hearts after that, when they would explain it’s the way of life many of the representatives of these inferior races lead that makes them wish to close every gypsy, black man and woman or red-skinned Indian, etc in gas cameras. These “noble” racists would add some true facts, of course: most of the gypsies (especially in some poor, ex-communist countries) bathe once a month or even more rarely, beg out in the streets and would steal anything more valuable they could snatch; the gypsy families give birth to many children, so that they could take the family allowance the country give to help mothers with young and infant children, the gypsy parents prefer to send their kids to beg in the streets than to go to school and later become a qualified specialists, as that way their heirs and heiresses could bring some money home, etc. The so called “noble” racists would point out too that many black men in the developed countries are part of disgusting gangs that deal with drugs, killings, thefts, etc, and the other races with different skin colour worship other moral and philosophical values and gods and religion, too different from the righteous Christianity. The fans of the racist theory would not forget to say there are many evidences about the stupidity of the inferior races, which “live on the back” of the normal societies of white men. The racists would point out too evidences of the low IQ of some of the races with different skin colour, and would even shout there are already different, more effective medicines for black men, as the ordinary ones the white race use could even harm them…

After all these speculations, I would like to ask racists what is the first thought that springs up in their mind when they see black, yellow or red-skinned, etc men and women. It is not what awful thieves, beggars, gangsters, killers, etc some of them are, it’s usually how “awful, disgusting, even frightful” the other races’ people’s faces, appearances and features are… Meanwhile, no one of the righteous fighters for a perfect world would remember that a lot of white men steal much more than any gypsy, black-skinned thief or gangster, etc (just bear in mind that the biggest thieves are amongst corrupted politicians and big corporations’ managers’ crew). Yet, most of the racists wouldn’t want to send any white-skinned thief or murderer to a gas camera or wouldn’t like to make soap of them (as they would with gypsies, black men, etc). To show I don’t speak/write in vain, I’ll point out what happened with a gypsy boss of Bulgarian alcohol mafia a couple of years ago. Being too cocky and feeling too invincible, he killed an innocent youngster with his car (which was awful, of course)… Right after that, his few villas were surrounded by many representatives of nationalistic Bulgarian organizations, they set them on fire and destroyed hs properties, then claimed to kill all the gypsies everywhere in the world, but didn’t say a word about other as much awful Bulgarians who did such awful deeds too… I guess that’s just another prove that the “dreadful” appearance of other races is the main reason for racism… I guess too anyone could point out many other proves about that…

As for the facts that black men are more stupid than any of the white race, my personal experience shows the opposite. I haven’t met black men or gypsies, etc yet who would wonder why people don’t use walkmans anymore but buy MP3 players, or cannot use computers and Internet for anything else than to play some of the simplest games… While there are some white men I know who are so narrow-minded and “insane” to do some of these stupid things…

Well, I don’t want to claim all the gypsies and black men, etc are perfect, many of them are awful, indeed. But would like to remind about the great difference between gypsies in ex-communist countries and so called developed ones for example… There, the gypsy families have jobs, don’t beg in the streets and behave as “normal” white men’s families… So, if they could be such good guys, then their compatriots that steal and beg in the streets could become “normal” too, they just need some help, much more different than sending them to gas cameras or making soap of them?

BTW, I hope this post/note of mine will show to all the people that I’m not a racist, as some thought after reading my first Tale Of The Rock Pieces, because of my characters with brown skin, which I depicted as the most horrible, disgusting, greedy, despicable, etc human race that ever existed on Earth (though I showed clearly it had nothing in common with any black race of today…).

BTW, have a nice St valentine’s Day, everyone! 🙂

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Capitalism, or socialism, communism, etc?

March 29, 2012

Probably these words provoked some of the fiercest battles in our history, more than anything else. There are many thick books written on the subject, so I guess I couldn’t add something new about the philosophy, good and bad sides of any of these real or imaginary societies. Yet, as a man who lived at both systems, I could remind and point out some important facts, to which usually many people don’t pay attention (probably just because they are too blinded by their own believes).
First, no one should think there wouldn’t be exploitation in the so called socialism. Working for all the society could be even more unfair and dreadful than working for one chief. As no matter how hard and well you work, finally you won’t get the salary or money you worked for, but those the system will give you. Of course, this has some advantages – many of the money you worked for will be used for health care, life-saving operations, education, etc. So, when you need to go to a hospital, to heal a sickness (that can cost thousands/millions of dollars), or want to study many years to become a good professional in prestigious professions like a doctor, lawyer, successful scientist, etc, you don’t have to pay anything. Yet, later, working at some of these prestigious posts, again you won’t get all of the payment you worked for… It turned out that nothing was free even in the “perfect” socialistic societies.
There is something else very important we should never forget about the communism/socialism. When all the means of production, factories, schools, institutions, etc become common, that means the end of any development. Actually, then nothing belongs to anyone and no one take care of anything. That finally leads to degradation and the end of the system, which we saw in all of the so called socialistic societies. Here, in Bulgaria there was a period (short one, indeed, right after the collapse of the “socialistic” system) when we had to wake up at 3,30 – 4 a.m. just to stand in a long line to buy milk and bread… Otherwise, we had to starve as later we would find only the vacant/empty shelves in the shops. Sounds awful, right? That’s just one of the bad sides of the “real” socialism, probably in such a society it’s impossible to achieve a good balance between production and needs when the system’s rules have to be obeyed 100% (to buy a car, we had to wait for our turn about 10-15 years; there were so small number of kinds of goods in the shops that when we saw a picture of the full shelves in the capitalistic countries we felt as if we were seeing heaven (just for example, we could buy bananas once or twice a year, standing in long lines again…); to buy a colorful TV set, we had to wait in long lines for weeks, even at night as someone could take our place, and all families took turn to wait outside of the shops even in winter time… There are even worse examples in some other “socialistic” countries, in North Korea as far as I remember people were forbidden to own their own cars…
Pointing out all these horrible things about the ex-socialistic societies, I don’t want to claim that everything in capitalism is perfect and had to be praised all day long. One of the most dreadful events in anyone’s life could be loosing a job, which couldn’t happen in socialistic systems as there’s no unemployment. For many people. loosing their job could be equal to suicide, and many put an end to their life if they couldn’t find a good way to earn their living. It happened even here in Bulgaria, during the first years of the capitalistic/ex-socialistic system. Yet, according to some good friends of mine the worst thing about capitalism is Imperialism. The way some developed countries want to rule the world, leading wars in some problematic places, provoked much anger and finally lead to many killings of innocent people. Then, some other friends of mine would point out when the matter at hand is killing of innocent citizens, the ex-communistic/socialistic societies are unsurpassable. The Russian ex-dictator Stalin for example killed more people in the “peaceful” times of “socialism” in the ex USSR than World War II managed to wipe off the face of the Earth. They would also say that there are stupid decisions in both systems (remember what happened in the atomic power station in Chernobyl, or the first testing of the dangerous chemical DDT in USA when people were sprayed with it…), but nothing could be compared with the funny-foolish slogans we could see in the times of the so called communism/socialism: Now, we laugh out loud when we remember them, but in the past they were everywhere and if someone didn’t obey them, or thought they were funny, he/she could end up in jail: In every home – a cow!, Every jar with conserved fruits equals to a punch in the face of the Imperialism, etc.
Well, finally I’d like to point out that the causes of many problems in any of the people’s societies are governments and other institutions’ greediness and selfishness. Neither in capitalism, nor in socialism/communism is underlined that people should be killed or punished because of their believes or thoughts, it’s what the men in power decided to do to keep the people in fear and to become richer and more powerful… If we want better societies, first we must change our consciousness, values, kindness towards others, etc. “All the problems in the world lead to one – narrow-minded people,” and “When books become more valuable than gold, money and power for the greedy governments and men in power, then we’ll experience heaven on Earth,” that’s what some of my characters say and I guess all our history is certain prove of that…

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