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There are times in the middle of doing what I do here, that I just have to stop, step back, and say, WTF?
A few nights ago I was dining at a very nice local restaurant when a young couple, probably in their 20’s was seated in close proximity to me. Both were dressed very stylishly, and seemed quite comfortable in their surroundings. The other thing that I noticed was that they were totally into each other.
Their table had been reserved, as is required in this establishment, and a bottle of wine awaited them. I thought, “What a beautiful couple! I wonder what they are celebrating.” As we finished our desserts, and prepared to leave our waiter told me that the young couple was here because it was their third wedding anniversary. “How wonderful!” I replied. And as we passed their table on the way out, I heard the young man say, “You are my always love.”
Now, I admit that I am often an incurable romantic, but rarely does anything so sappy move me to tears – but that did. I don’t think that it was because they were young, and beautiful, and so much in love. I don’t even think it was because they were celebrating the third of what I hoped would be many anniversaries. What I do think all of that was about was that I realized what a difficult path they had in front of them. You see, this couple was interracial.
We have just entered the year of 2006, and one would think that the prejudices and hatefulness of the past would have succumbed to the wisdom and understanding that generally comes with time. But I know that just isn’t so. All the way home I thought about the comments and rants that I have heard about “race-mixing” and was chilled to think of what those two had already endured and what possibly lay ahead.
Throughout my life I have traveled in many circles and gained an eclectic group of friends and acquaintances. Interracial couples have frequently been among those I call friends. I never really think too much about it until one of the racists brings up “miscegenation.”
As I thought about that young couple – so starry eyed and so very much in love – I couldn’t help but wonder how anyone could ever believe there was something wrong with that based solely on their skin color. In a society where the family unit is so threatened and divorce rates are astronomical, what could possibly be wrong with two people loving each other?
A couple of days later, I was reading some of the comments on a couple of hate sites and ran across a ton of threads where interracial relationships were being discussed. It was like being thrown back in time. These things surely were not being said in the year 2006! But, then again, I knew they were and the sentiments expressed by these people permeate the racist right throughout the world.
While not all people harbor these feelings, there are a number of others who are not even part of a racist group who believe that “race-mixing” is not acceptable and will openly show, at the very least, disdain for mixed couples.
Prevalent among the racist right is the idea that we are all victims of a great conspiracy perpetrated by the Jews and that through television and other forms of the “Jew-controlled” media. They hold to the premise that Jews are engaged in trying to dilute and ultimately eradicate the white race by promoting race mixing.
Regardless of how paranoid and patently ridiculous this all may sound – these people truly believe this. Race-mixing is seen as “traitorous” to the race and those who engage in such behaviors are to be among the first who will be strung up on the Day of the Rope. Witness some of the statements made and consider the depth of this belief:
“Every loathsome White woman who mates with a negro is lost to our race. They are to be shunned. They dont exist. They become niggers by injection.
“Our race has endured the ignominious sight of fat, ugly, disgusting swine like this trading their White skin for Negro sexual attention. Sadly, today the pace of this seems to have increased, aided and encouraged by Jew-MTV and such like.”
“I've come to the conclusion that this country is too far gone to repair. Just have a look at the inter-racial porn sites. There are thousands of White girls that are willing to have have sex with niggers on camera, how many do think are having sex with niggers in private?
“The faster this country is destroyed, the better. The few sensible Whites that are left can pick over the carcass and start anew.”
“Look, we should all hope for the best; that these race-mixing bitches get their dose of AIDS from these niggers and die off quickly.
When one very brave and, obviously, very young girl dared to step forward on Stormfront and questioned their views and why all they saw was color, this is what she was met with:
“Oh, we see more than color. We see race mixing and producing champanzee baby spawn as abhorant and repulsive.It is nothing more than beastiality! Cut and dried! This ENDS White blood lines..which you do NOT understand is something that is killing off the White Race. No, they're NOT human...they're savage beasts! Animals with hooves and tails! ( I don't think my Grand Dad would lie about something that critically important!)
“I'll tell you what's WRONG with race mixing and dating Non White filth! It's Immoral, it reeks of a reprobate mind, smacks of Moral Degeneracy, Ungodly, and repulsive. It means those that are LOW, trashy, and IGNORANT enough to do it are sources of shame for their family! IF one was taught PROPERLY, they wouldn't have to be told it was so- at least from a stranger. Only tells me TWO things..1. Your family clearly isn't of high quality or of a high calliber...2.They really don't give a damn about you. For if they did you would've been taught the right and proper way of it!
“I'll tell you what else is wrong with it, too! It's in essence contaminating, and cold bloodedly murdering thousands of years of PURE white bloodlines...It looks bad on the fools that do it, and reflects badly on the families who it affects. Grandparents don't LIKE seeing their WHITE children bringing in half animal mutant spawn to family functions. And, what's more, those that do it have NO respect for themselves, their families, their reputation, or their parents! It's a simple case of what is RIGHT is RIGHT, and WRONG is WRONG. there are NO shades of gray in the matter! Evidently you think it's OKAY to be a source of shame for your family! For Me and Mine, it is unacceptable, and it's NOT done to DARE or THINK of becoming such! Clearly you weren't taught any better! Too bad so sad...Go on, be race mixing blood traitor cowardly filth..better you than me!”
That whole “Right is Right and Wrong is Wrong” argument does not seem to generalize when it comes to genocide or forced deportation in the racist mindset. Their remarks about children born to interracial parents set my teeth on edge. Referring to them as “half-breeds,” or “half-cast pickininies,” they have no qualms about sneering at them or saying despicable and unkind things.
Considering that young couple from the other night, I can’t help but hope that such hatred and extreme ignorance never touches them. I can’t help but pray that their love never once becomes tainted by the hideous racism that infests the hearts of others. And, more than anything, I can’t help but wish that someday as children of all colors play and frolic together, we can rest easily knowing that they will never have to hear the hateful message of those who consider them less than beautiful or less than human.
Knowing that what I am hoping for is nothing less than idealistic and, undoubtedly, unrealistic, it is no more so than the racist dream of genocide and an all white world. While the end to racism may seem illogical, the Day of the Rope is unimaginable.