The headline I read today was, “Supreme Court Rules for White Firefighters.” Noooo… The Supreme Court ruled for people, professional people who were already members of their industry, active members of their own class, their own kind, they were all, real professional fire fighters. This group of equally qualified individuals took a test to find out who among them was most qualified for greater responsibility. One individual would be the most qualified and one individual would be found to be the least. That’s how these things go. As with all tests, such as a sports event or election, on any given day you might have a little variation in the outcome. The number one and number two spots might change position. The last guy might be third to the last on a different day. Maybe one or two applicants had a medical disadvantage that day or were distracted by some personal problem. These variables could happen to a person of any race. These are personal variables that are beyond the control of the tester. It might be possible that one or two individuals had a personal disadvantage that day. Regardless of race, every one of us has experienced this. That’s life.
We would have to expect that the test was created by a group that was qualified to do so. We also expect that all New Haven Connecticut fire fighters are qualified to take the test. If not, they shouldn’t take the test, they’re unqualified. They would need to invest in more education. That is how all professionals become qualified.
The headline should have been, “Supreme Court Rules for Better Firefighter Leadership,” because that is what it finally did.
In a boxing match, the opponent left standing is the winner regardless of race, age, gender, religion, etc. The better opponent won. If two people “hit the street” to sell apples, at the end of the day whoever sold the most apples is the better salesperson, regardless of all the “crap” the government and press want to introduce to that truth. Again the better opponent won. The factual results prove it.
To have the racist headline that the press gave us once again exposes them as a peddler of propaganda. Only the racists brought race to the table in this story. The press supported the racism brought by the losers of the test who decided to “play the race card,” a back-up tactic for losers and unethical “shyster” lawyers.
It gets worse. In reading an earlier article on this case from April 22nd, I found a term that caused me to coin a new term of my own, “insidiousity.” The article used the term “reverse racism.” When a white man discriminates against a black man, because he is black, that is racism. When a black man discriminates against a white man, because he is white, that is also racism. There is no such thing as reverse racism. The press would have you believe that there is a distinction. It seems that to the press, only white people can be racists. Everybody else is something else, a reverse racist. Their racism is given an air of righteousness, an image that somehow their racism is the reverse of racism. I hereby charge the press with pure, old fashioned, unabashed racism. They are guilty of creating an underclass based on race.
Judge Sonia Sotomayor is an admitted racist from a racist organization who made a ruling on this case from the platform of a racist ideology. She believes that her race and gender make her better that other candidates for the Supreme Court based on those two prejudices. Do you agree? Do you want that?
Once again the press attempts to support this class distinction with the creation or perpetuation of the propaganda term “reverse racism.” Will your brain accept the concept of reverse racism? Has the press succeeded in stealing your brain? I am here to say that racists such as the author, editor and publisher of that racist headline, and Judge Sotomayor reek of insidiousity. As I write this, our Supreme Court is grappling with the issue of trying to provide “honest service.” Here’s a clue “your honors,” you ain’t gonna’ get it from a racist.