Every Wednesday I publish one of my earlier columns that I hope will be instructive, informative, inspiring, and at times, infuriating. The following column was first published in 2012:
White students at Maryland’s Towson University want to start a White Student Union but are being opposed by bigots who are very supportive of their Black Student Union and similar groups. But not one for Whites! The organizer, Matthew Heimbach said “We want to replicate what every student union does on campus.” He pointed out that Blacks promote their heroes (usually those from the far, far left of the political spectrum) and the white students want to promote their heroes (hopefully those who were decent, productive, and balanced).
College officials are stonewalling! We have seen this before and it amazes me that Liberals cannot see their double standard and sheer hypocrisy. Of course, the ADL has crawled out of their cave to scream “bigotry” at those white students who want the same thing other groups have!
Why is it commendable for Blacks, Hispanics, and others to loudly proclaim their ethnicity, but when a white person does so, everyone treats him like a bigot? Recently, I saw video of a young Martin Luther King Jr. who declared, “I am proud to be black. Black is beautiful. Someone needs to say it.” Why is it right for King to say it about being black but wrong for Heimbach and me to say the same thing about being white? I will expect an answer from my critics.
Non-thinkers/racists/Liberals are now defending their racism by calling Heimbach and me racists! That’s like a skunk accusing a rabbit of having bad breath! Not too swift but no one says racists/Liberals are very sharp or honest people. They are fanatics and totally committed to their radical agenda.
This is an issue that no one wants to deal with–the proverbial elephant sitting in a formal living room and everyone pretends it isn’t there! While I don’t want to be identified with the white supremacist crowd or the clowns of the KKK, I do think it is not only right but also desirable to be proud of our heritage–whatever our heritage is.
My being proud of being a white Christian does not reflect badly on those who don’t fit that description, and my love for my wife and family and my considering them the best does no harm and is no criticism of others who don’t agree. Just because you think your wife is more beautiful than mine and your children and grandchildren are the brightest and most loveable does not make you a bigot. You are simply wrong, since mine are! Most sane people would agree that that attitude is completely normal. It would be abnormal if that were not true.
Blacks, Indians, Latin Americans, etc., should be proud of their race, after all God made them that way. So would you mind if I believe that Whites should feel the same about being white? I hope the racists out there will forgive me for pointing out that white Christians (along with some scoundrels) came to this continent and discovered a land of forests, swamps, and tribes of warring Indians. There were no roads, no businesses, no churches, no hospitals, no airports, and no factories, and not one Chick-fil-A! Our ancestors drained the swamps, built log cabins and churches, planted crops, dug copper, coal, gold, and silver from the ground, built railroads, attempted to civilize the warring Indians (and made friends of the friendly Indians) and established a land of freedom and incredible opportunity like nowhere on earth. My critics will point out the mistakes and excesses which I am willing to admit; but I will add the many failures of the Indians and others, proving mankind’s fallen nature.
Justin J. Moritz, a white, retired police officer, with no criminal record was refused a patent for “White Pride” by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office because it “is considered offensive and therefore scandalous.” There is no justification for the USPTO to reject a patent for “White Pride” after approving Black Pride, African Pride, Asian Pride, Chippewa Pride, Gay Pride, Indian Pride, and many other “prides.” Can anyone defend such offensive policies and obvious discrimination? Only a racist would defend such a practice and only a fool would try.
I have defended minority people and groups all my life. I have demanded that people be treated like people. If all people are treated with respect, kindness, thoughtfulness, and graciousness, then everyone benefits. I do not endorse or support the NAACP because they are racist in seeking the benefit of “colored” people. Why not seek the advancement of people? Need civil rights leaders be reminded that the “Jim Crow” days are long gone? If we seek the advancement of everyone, that will cover Blacks, Hispanics, Whites, Indians, etc.
All my adult life I have detested unfairness, discrimination, narrow mindedness, political correctness, and cowardice. I am ashamed to say that national and state politicians, plus those in academia and the media, plus many evangelical Christians are guilty of all the above.
If sanity, fairness, and common sense prevail (BIG assumption) then Matthew Heimbach will get his White Student Union.
But don’t count on it. Liberals in academia don’t major on sanity, fairness, and common sense.
Copyright 2013, Don Boys, Ph.D.
Fact, Fraud or Faith?
by Don Boys, Ph.D.
Only an uninformed fanatic says that evolution or creation can be proved scientifically. Christians believe in creationism because we believe in the veracity of the Bible but we also have scientific evidence to support our position. In every debate I’ve had with evolutionary scientists, the arrogant, asinine accusation is made, “Well, evolution is scientific while creationism is religion.” Evolution is about as scientific as a voodoo rooster plucking ceremony in Haiti. Almost.