I will not be a Racist , I will not be a Racist, I will not ….
I admit it. I almost fell into the trap of thinking I was the problem. If I listen to the media for more than an hour, I can easily convince myself that I am a racist and solely responsible for keeping others down. That I through my conservative viewpoints and beliefs am the cause of great racial and financial divides. That it is I who force those “oppressed” to commit street crimes and violent crimes and somehow must share in the guilt and great shame of our fathers simply for being a successful conservative.
I refuse to play any longer. I say to all my friends and colleagues, “STANDUP !”. I hereby refuse to be guilty. I will not be the target of your guilt deflected admonitions. I will no longer hide my success, and I will no longer try to make you not feel so bad about your failures.
For far too long, successful conservative business people of all races have been the target of the envious, lazy, and nefarious who hold us up as the cause of their inability to reap the great fruit of opportunity. Far too often we have fallen victim to the charade being perpetrated by the left that somehow our drive for success is greed and our achieved success immoral. Nothing could be more insipid in thought and more damaging when we buy into it and let it fester.
Recently, you may also have noticed that besides being greedy, criminal, unethical, and immoral, that every successful businessperson is now racist. That term, once reserved for the most vile of the anti civil rights segregationists, now gets thrown around so often that it has lost its meaning and now even sounds petty when bantered about on national TV. We now look at the user of the term as being juvenile, paranoid and using the term to hide their own shortcomings. Where once the term racist when properly applied would destroy careers, so it is now that I, a second generation American of immigrant grandparents, who owns an ethnic business run by a team of mostly Hispanics and African Americans, am called a racist.
No where is this misuse more orchestrated, premeditated and tactically prevalent than in the national political discussion. The left has adopted the term and integrated “Racist” into every aspect of their political policy. We cannot question our African American Attorney General regarding people murdered under his watch in two countries due to his incompetence and failed policies, because to do so is racist. We cannot suggest that the President’s Socialist, Marxists Agenda will certainly and severely damage our republic before the end of his 2nd term because it would be racist to bring it up. We cannot question the motives of our UN Ambassador who covered up the murders of 4 members of our diplomatic corps in Libya, or question that Van Jones an avowed communist was ever let into the administration, or question why Val Jarret, a civilian friend of the President has Secret Service protection on our dime. We cannot question the morals of Jessie Jackson, the integrity of Al Sharpton, repulsive musings of Louis Farrakhan or any of the unanswered and potentially criminal questions hanging over this Presidency and those who publicly support it, or we are called Racists.
And we are called Racist by collectively the most publicly bigoted group of American leaders in our history.
Well I’ve had enough. Its my quest for the American Dream makes me work hard, not greed. My desire to reap the rewards of my efforts without government intervention and to be able to provide opportunity for others drives my success, and that is not immoral. I will no longer allow you to label me, detract from my accomplishments, or derail my enthusiasm for capitalism and the free economy. I will not buy in to the call for me to willingly share my wealth with the lazy, the cheaters of the system, the chronically unemployed, those who abuse the unemployment system, abuse our safety nets, and live as parasites off my success out of fear that I might be labeled a racist. Go Label Me! And that YOU labeled me will be a badge I will proudly wear.
I am not naive. I have no doubt that what I do not give up willingly, you will steal from me before this is over either through taxes, regulation, mandates or fines. But it will be a tough fight. In the meantime, I will proudly work night and day for every dime I earn, provide opportunity for others, contribute instead of take from the economy and be happy for the opportunity to do so in the America of my dreams. It would be so much better if you would stop calling names and hiding behind labels and join me in an honest days work.