Thursday, January 27, 2005

Oh the double standard...

Dipping into politics today folks, as I am known to do from time to time.

I want to take a page from today's Rush Limbaugh show and bring you live to the joint celebration of NOW (NAtional Organization for Women) and the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) as they rejoice over the confirmation of the first ever woman.. errr the First Ever Black Woman as United States Secretary of State...

... chirp chirp... ... chirp chirp...

Yes ladies and gentlemen, there was no celebration at either organization, let alone a joint venture. The reason being that neither organization gives a flying monkey about the people they claim to uphold and support, but only for a particular agenda.
It doesn't matter what color you are or the organization of your x and y chromosomes, but only whether you have a certain mindset towards liberalism.

But I seriously do not understand this at all. I mean, I can understand that it's not the greatest thing if the other team scores the runs, especially if it is on your home field, but seriously. If I have an organization that specifically caters to women and their advancement, or specifically to minorities and their advancement, don't you think this would be even a small victory in the eyes of these associations?

As much as I would like that to be true, it is in fact the opposite that has taken place. Ever since Ms. Rice was nominated for the position she has now been confirmed for, it has been these very people who have sought to bring her down, to ruin her integrity, and to besmirch her good name. It is those on the left who have slung racial slurs (such as "Aunt Jemima"), and called her ability to handle the pressures of her new position into question because of her "sensitivity" to certain issues (hmmm, sounds like she's a 'only a woman' to them).

But I suppose if Ms. Rice were more than "reluctantly Pro-Choice", or perhaps didn't believe so much in personal responsibility, or maybe was a little softer on war, or homosexual rights, or whatever the left is holding onto dearly these days, they might give her the respect she rightly deserves as an African American Woman who has worked hard to be where she is.

Oh but wait... I guess we should expect such noise.. I don't seem to recall any such celebrations when Colon Powell became the first black Secretary of State, the highest ever position in any administration for a minority.. Nor do I recall any mirth when Clarence Thomas was the first Black man seated in the highest court in the land.
I guess it shouldn't really surprise those of us who hold to a conservative view point.
For as long as I can remember, and I am not that old, the left has been spewing about how we are all a bunch of racists who only want to 'hold the black man down'.
And yet it was a republican congress who passed the civil rights bill, and was a Republican President who put the first black man on the Supreme Court, and now it is a Republican President who has given a black man and a black woman the highest offices ever held in the United States government by African Americans.
This fails to mention the many Hispanics who have been given high positions and been nominated to other even higher positions like the Supreme Court who have been held up in the Senate by Democrat Senators who claim to support these minorities.

Yes, the Double Standard is brutal, and in full effect.

But what do I know.. I'm just a fanatical, evil conservative, Christian racist who loves his country and his president. At least that's how the other side sees me.

1 comment:

'Liz said...

Right on!