Black & white movies, TV shows, commercials, print ads, etc. Wow either you remember those colorless days or you have seen them on one of those retro channels. So in the days when we didn’t have color, we only had white. White couples that is. Now here comes the PC (Politically Correct) police and fast forward, almost every ad has a black guy with a white chick, or vice versa. A commercial that shows the new dream of a happy family that is a racially mixed family. A party where you think that the white chick is with the white guy only to see the black guy come between them to kiss her and you are surprised to see that “Oh they are the couple”. Is this a who came first the chicken or the egg thing?
Were there interracial couples before Hollywood and Madison avenue rammed it down our throat? Yes, but I ‘ll bet in smaller numbers. So it appears that we have to live our lifes the way Hollywood says we should. Madison avenue deals with all those focus groups so they must know how we feel, or do they? My guess is they are pressured by black groups that feel that they need a presence on the small or big screen. But why the interracial mix? Certainly we know people can love one another even though they look different, we know that the parts fit, there are many mixed children in the world.
But if we take a lesson from nature, this may not be a good idea. A blue macaw has to be one of the most beautiful birds. So now a horny macaw goes searching for a mate to perpetuate his species, but he runs into a chicken? I don’t even know if that would work but the idea is if all species mix, many many generations from now we will lose the beauty of our individuality. The macaw may turn out to be this boring big beaked greyish looking bird that may have a hard time in his environment because his colors are wrong.
Now certainly we play God with our dogs. A mixed breed I happen to love is the golden doodle. A mix of a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. They have the most amazing personalities and don’t shed the way Goldens do. There is a whole science to this an F1 formula, which is a golden mixing with a poodle, you know those original sinners, those radical kids just fu*king around. And these at least in the dog world are the best and in the dog world anything goes. And of course the F2, F1b, F3 formulas, its not easy being God!
But the image makers don’t want to be boycotted by the blacks. They don’t care what happens and how they influence people. An example is how many people have smoked because it looks cool? At least the way it is portrayed to us by that hero on screen, and it gives young kids something to do with their hands while they awkwardly go through life.
So almost every company that runs a commercial or produces a movie has bent over backwards. No let me change that to bent into a pretzel to make sure that black men and women are portrayed in a power position. They go further, the black person is schooling the white person to the point that they look either immature, stupid, goofy, cant get the girl, and of course not cool, etc. As if to say, this is how you have portrayed us all along. But let me tell you I don’t remember ever seeing that. Now there may have been, but it never stayed with me, to the point that it was so drilled into me that the black man was inferior.
So the brainwashing continues as the interracial couple looks so happy. Its so obvious that thats the annoying part. But now all companies are complying with the black groups for fear that they are boycotted or blacklisted (funny coincidence). So I don’t get it, black people didn’t buy your product all those previous years? Yes, black people can be influential, productive, an asset to society. But I find it patronizing and disingenuous and as Merriam Webster defines it: not truly honest or sincere : giving the false appearance of being honest or sincere
For blogging out loud)) we are so politically correct that we rewrite life to accommodate the latest problem in our society. Instead of talking about it. We do a hollywood set, a fake representation of what our life’s are. In order for us to stop racism we all have to talk openly about it. So we have a sad range of reactions from people. From the outright racist (more hidden today), to a coworker that seems friendly enough to his black coworkers but never invites them, we have the white protesters that are more vocal than the blacks are, he wants to be heard by the blacks he is marching with, to a
journalist TV host that acts so stupid that he gets a tingle down his leg.
Hey black people, most of us non-blacks are really trying. But don’t you want genuine love from your white friends, not that it doesn’t exist already, because it really does. However some of us are really faking it, maybe for fear of lawsuits or physical harm. All I can say is I really would be crying if I was a black person and felt this way, as a matter of fact (a true story) I was under the influence of drugs in my early days and I started to think of my wife’s girlfriend who is black and race relations in general and believe me I was a fu*king wreak, a serious bad trip. So it is with my honest heart that I wish this bullsh*t can go away. But we have to have the proper leaders (*see junk yard dogs), but more importantly we have to be honest with ourselves (*see: you want racism) to eliminate this cancer in our hearts.
So here is my problem with all of the above, the kids. Those people that are brought into a situation that they had no choice about. What kid have you met that didn’t want to be part of a group? What kid said I just want to be normal. Life is so hard in all other aspects, do we need to give them this too? How often did someone say I’m a mutt. How often have you wondered what this persons mix was? Because they are so mixed they don’t have a proud focus of a nationality, religion, race. And these people are missing the connection that someone gets by being from a specific sector of the population.
I think we should all be proud of who we are, where we came from and proud of what we can accomplish. And appreciate the differences in what we look like, our languages, our religions, what our eating traditions are, down to our dances that make us individuals, and from a proud American-Greek, Opa!))