Categorizing People

I remember when my son was in elementary school. My wife and I wanted to throw my son a surprise party for his birthday. We used a movie as a ruse to take my son and a couple of his friends to the movie so that he would think that it was all we were doing for his birthday. 

 

One of the kids who went with us was his good friend, smart, intelligent, witty and loving. He was also by Liberal standards, “black”. I never thought about his skin color. He was just another friend to my son. He was just another child. He went with us to the movies fully knowing that it was all a setup for the party that was to follow. He was afraid in the movie so he clung to me. I didn’t mind, he was a great kid and a good friend to my son. I was sort of glad actually that I was a comfort to him. He would grab my arm whenever a scary part would come up on the screen. I would whisper to him that it was alright and that I was right beside him. 

 

The truth is that I would have protected him just like any of my son’s friends. The truth is that his skin color made no difference to me. The truth is that I would have given my life for my son or any of his friends because, that is what a parent does. His “race”, financial standing, wealth, skin color or religion made no difference to my son nor me. 

 

After the movie I drove my son and his friends to the place where the party was. We had cake and ice cream as we celebrated my son’s birthday. I don't even remember what gifts his friends brought as that wasn’t the reason for the party. I was proud of my son and I was proud of his friends. To the best of my knowledge, all had a fun time. I was glad that he had friends and I was glad that my son didn’t look at skin color in determining worth. He was raised correctly. 

 

While there are people who claim one thing while doing completely the opposite, the average American doesn't categorize people by skin color. The Liberals on the other hand, do. They are so busy trying to show that they aren't bigoted, that their racism and bigotry are quite evident; blatant even. My son had friends who were good friends not because of the color of their skin, not because he was attempting to prove something and not because of who they were. My son befriended kids who were good friends to him.

 

Needless to say, the movie or more importantly, his friends, made a big impression on me. I have fond memories of watching four small boys in a "scary" movie eating p0pcorn and just enjoying themselves. I have fond memories of that day and the surprise on my son's face. Dr. Martin Luther King said that people should be judged by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin, I absolutely agree!

To leave a comment, please sign in with
or or

Comments (8)

  1. GovMisdirection

    Puppies are cute, then they grow up. I liked your story but it reminded me of the ‘flip side’ of the race topic.
    Last week while at the gym they had the TV in the dressing room turned on to ESPN (?)showing the coverage of a black meeting spitting hate against whites, Trump, their oppression, and blessing their “beloved race equality and multiculturism agenda”. I have never seen a group of blacks expressing so many lies and so much hatred for white people. These are people who have never experienced or seen slavery hating people who have never seen or owned a slave.
    Having been in the military, I can identify an enemy, especially the ones who are in your face expressing your destruction. I wonder if parents warn their children of the danger they are in today because they are white. Or if parents warn their children of who to be aware of.

    August 23, 2017
    1. willsblog

      Warning children of a certain race to “be aware of”, is racism and bigotry. Warning children of HOW people act who have bad intentions is not racist nor bigoted but may well keep children safe. Teaching children how to be wary, how to be aware of surroundings, how to pay attention and how to be safe is not racist, is not bigoted and is good parenting. I liken it to teaching a 16 year old how to drive defensively. I had BOTH of my kids in self defense classes, taught them how to shoot firearms and how to defend themselves because, it is a scary world out there. Not everyone has good intentions and not everyone is a friend. Certainly there are good people in the world but, we have to be mindful that not everyone is a good person.

      August 23, 2017
      1. GovMisdirection

        I don’t remember my parents warning me to be aware of any particular race but we knew what parts of town not to go into, — it was obvious who lived these areas. It must have been racism via osmosis disguised as common sense, but I think kids were smarter back then. There might be a cultural difference at work here. The danger of being white is nothing new. When I was in the military I was stationed close to NYC and once when venturing into the cess pool we strayed a few blocks off course and a black cop stopped us and insisted, for our safety, in escorting us out of Harlem.
        When like the liberals proposed in the 60s, when socialism was showing its ugly head via LBJ, in the future we will intermix and breed the black out of the Negros thus producing a golden race we might be of one mind and values, there will be heaven on earth.

        August 30, 2017
        1. willsblog

          The parts of town our parents warned us about had absolutely nothing to do with race but safety. I always look when I’m backing the car up, not because of paranoia but because of safety. I always wear a seat belt, not because of the law but because of safety. I am aware of my surroundings not because of any specific race nor ethnicity but because of safety. Dangerous people are dangerous not because of the color of their skin but because of their lack of restraint and absence of forethought.

          August 30, 2017
          1. GovMisdirection

            Sounds like you led a sheltered life which is a minuscule sample of life in a hostile world. It’s great that you survived such thinking … safety and not race.
            You do know that the definition of a liberal is someone who has not been mugged yet? Dangerous people, I am familiar with. You aren’t thinking living under conditions for an extended time within a 10-foot kill zone around you at all times. The real domestic dangerous person is one who has the advantage of surprise, and willing to do what you will not.

            August 31, 2017
            1. willsblog

              I am willing to defend myself and my family. My life was not “sheltered” as my Father was in law enforcement. I knew what existed in the world, what existed in my community and what criminals were capable of but, criminals come in all colors not just one specific race or color. Racism and bigotry are excused in all sorts of ways including the ways you mentioned, wrong is still wrong regardless of why someone is wrong. I’m not willing to break the law but, I am willing to defend myself and my family including the use of deadly force if that is the only option.

              August 31, 2017
  2. cpministries

    Great post! I enjoyed reading it. I am so thankful that there is no respect of persons with God and whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
    .
    Romans 2:11
    11 For there is no respect of persons with God.
    .
    Acts 17:24-26
    24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
    25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;
    26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
    .
    Revelation 5:8-10
    8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.
    9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
    10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
    .
    Revelation 22:17
    17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

    August 23, 2017
    1. willsblog

      The more I read and study scripture, the more amazed I am. The more I know about God, the more amazed I am. I am so very thankful that God is no respecter of persons and that He allowed me to know Him and His Son! Praise His Name!

      August 23, 2017