Sunday, November 29, 2009
Communicating with Tolerance
I am currently writing two novels at once and to assure quality work I will take a week break from both, during these intermissions I will post articles on sites were I freelance. Because of my standards I am often subject to writer's block. While searching for a topic I remembered a response sent to me for an article I posted on (04-17-08) entitled, "The Truth About The Black Panther Party." This was an article created while suffering from writer's block, it has become my most read article and the first to be syndicated. It has also received the most reviews which are extremely mixed and being a firm believer in the right to opinion, I post the negative reviews with the positive. On (11-28-09) that reader felt compelled to submit this critic:
"I find this whole ordeal of black persecution extremely hilarious.
P.S. White Power"
I guess this comment was sent hoping to elicit a negative response or to possibly anger me and my readers. For me it has done neither because I am honored to have anyone read my material and if I didn't have a block I wouldn't even be writing about it. Matter of fact on the day I read the statement I was having a bad day, but after reader that foolishness I found myself laughing out loud and with my shirt, frantically cleaning orange juice off of my monitor.
Rhetorically speaking--how does an individual co-exist in a socially evolving world with this kind of backwards thinking? I find it saddening for an individual to live in a world, that has so much happiness to offer, filled with so much animosity. I not saying that anyone that does not agree with me is wrong. I just believe that people can disagree without being disagreeable. And with each day this hate mongering fraternity, whose membership include those of every race and culture, are becoming extinct.
This dying breed born from a turbulent past, has so many names that it is difficult to know them all. If they are black, they referred to as "reverse racist"( which is a oxymoron) because a reverse racist is a person that is not a racist. Then you have "anti-Semites", or "homophobes", "racial separatist", "bigots", and on and on. I have grouped them with the name I have created-- I call them "Homo-Ignorus".
This mindset has run the course of the prehistoric man-- their number for selective extermination has been called. And when they are but a memory in history books or the internet-- this planet will have taken another giant leap for mankind.