October 27, 2008 by esarsea
I received the following link in an email this morning.
I’m not sure what to make of it. I did a quick search and found this…
If Wikipedia’s information on Hal Turner is accurate, he’s a right-wing white supremacist and and an antisemite. Not the best credentials, I have zero tolerance for bigots. I’ll never forget the lesson I learned about how prejudice is cultivated.
When I was 12 years old our family went on a cross-country trip. One of our stops was in Alabama, to visit a high school freind of my mother. They were your typical middle-class family who lived in an average house in an average neighborhood. My mom’s friend’s husband was a big guy, with a booming voice and an outgoing personality.
We were all gathered around a picnic table in their back yard when this big guy proudly announced he had something to show us. He called his 6 year old daughter over to his side. He smiled as he asked his daughter, “What does black mean?” She looked up at her father and nonchalantly replied, “Nigger.” Her father laughed out loud and said something in robust approval, although I don’t recall his exact words.
My parents just looked at him expressionless. We talked later (after we left) and my parents tried to explain that it’s “Just the way some people are in the South.” I remember being disappointed with their explanation at the time, and also being disappointed that they didn’t say something to this guy…but I understand now that we were guests in their home and I suspect they (my parents) just didn’t want to make it an issue. But I never forgot that incident, and it helped me learn how prejudice is taught.
I’ve gone off topic it seems. Back to the Amero. I’m interested to hear your thoughts after watching the 2 video clips above.