I literally thank God every day for birthing me in the US instead of some third world pit of hell. I appreciate everything I have, and if you have more than me, I say “good on you!! Congrats!”
Several years back I wrote an article about people simply not understanding how good they have it. Watching these people rioting, and marching for all their stupid causes has me once again shaking my head in disbelief. They simply have no clue.
Even the black people from the poorest of the inner cities, have more than billions of people on this planet. They get food stamps. They have running water. They can get community medical.
In the early 80’s I traveled the world as an assistant diamond buyer for a large retail Jewelry chain. Yes, for those that don’t know, I spent the first 15 years of my adult life as a jeweler. I saw the slums of India. I saw the slums of South Africa. I saw poverty on a scale that literally both scared me and sickened me.
So I’m watching yet another brainwashed idiot on TV telling me how unfair it is that there’s rich people, and their privileges. He then goes on a rant about why it’s so wrong that “they ride around in Mercedes, but I can only afford a 5 year old Kia.” He laments that they have “mansions, and he’s lucky to just have a 2 bedroom house.” He’s “angry” about the inequality.
Yet this guy has a house and a car. He’s got a cell phone in his hand. He’s got sneakers on, and clothes with no visible holes. This idiot doesn’t realize there’s a billion + people that could only dream to have what he has. Yet he’s angry.
I said a long long time ago, that one of the biggest social problems we have as a society is that we’ve lived so high on the hog for so long, most people haven’t known any real trouble. We’ve never had foreign soldiers on our soil, overthowing our cities, and making subjects out of the citizens. We’ve never had bombing raids on our towns for months on end, where people had to live in subway tunnels every night.
People don’t appreciate what they have because they’ve never had to live like rats in a war torn nation. They think they’re entitled to “everything” and for the most part, the US of A has provided them with a version of everything.
40 million people lost their jobs. Yet for the most part, everyone still got to eat because of the food banks and the Government checks and the unemployment checks. Let’s compare things:
Around the world, 821 million people do not have enough of the food they need to live an active, healthy life. One in every nine people goes to bed hungry each night, including 20 million people currently at risk of famine in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria.
Ninety-eight percent of the world’s hungry live in developing regions. The highest number of malnourished people, 520 million, lives in Asia and the Pacific, in countries like Indonesia and the Philippines. In sub-Saharan Africa, 243 million people face hunger in arid countries like Ethiopia, Niger and Mali.
And millions of people in Latin America and the Caribbean are struggling to find enough to eat, in places like Guatemala and Haiti.
Every year, around 9 million people die of hunger, according to the international relief agency Mercy Corps. That's more than the death toll of AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Yet here I am, watching people, many of them that obviously had no problem finding food, because frankly the US is fat, complaining about how tough things are and how unfair. The WBR study shows 32.1% of us are obese.
Then there’s no shortage of these insane people blaming “whites” for all the problems of the world. I totally agree that white people have indeed caused all manner of problems for centuries on end. For instance white people have created wars of epic carnage. White people created this Bioweapon Covid. Horrible. But there’s a flip side to all this white hate. Because if it wasn’t for a long history of white innovations, our protesting socialist wouldn’t have a cell phone. He wouldn’t have a car. They came from white people.
It’s never wise to talk about race, because no matter what you say, you’re going to offend people. Yet when the lunacy transcends facts, I toss my hat in the ring. White folks have, and some will continue to, do bad things. Same can be said of Asians, Africans, Middle Eaterners, etc. But we also have to acknowledge some brutal facts.
Whites have produced some of the best minds in the history of the planet, the greatest flourishing of the arts and sciences ever seen, the most complex and organized societies. We put probes on Mars and invented the thousands of technologies needed to do it. We developed the symphony orchestra, the highest form of musical expression. We invented the airplane, the computer, the internet, and tennis shoes.
Here’s a quick, random list of things white people have indeed created:
Electrical Generation, Electrical transmission, Euclidean geometry. Parabolic geometry. Hyperbolic geometry. Projective geometry. Differential geometry. Calculus: Limits, continuity, differentiation, integration. Physical chemistry. Organic chemistry. Biochemistry. Classical mechanics. The indeterminacy principle. The wave equation. The Parthenon. The Anabasis. Air conditioning. Number theory. Romanesque architecture. Gothic architecture. Information theory. Entropy. Enthalpy. Every symphony ever written. Pierre Auguste Renoir. The twelve-tone scale. The mathematics behind it, twelfth root of two and all that. S-p hybrid bonding orbitals. The Bohr-Sommerfeld atom. The purine-pyrimidine structure of the DNA ladder. Single-sideband radio. All other radio. Dentistry. The internal-combustion engine. Turbojets. Turbofans. Doppler beam-sharpening. Penicillin. Airplanes. Surgery. The mammogram. The Pill. The condom. Polio vaccine. The integrated circuit. The computer. Computational fluid dynamics. Tensors. The Constitution. Euripides, Sophocles, Aristophanes, Aeschylus, Homer, Hesiod. Glass. Rubber. Nylon. Roads. High rise Buildings. Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. (OK, that’s nerve gas, and maybe we didn’t really need it.) Silicone. The automobile. Really weird stuff, like clathrates, Buckyballs, and rotaxanes. The Bible. Bug spray. Diffie-Hellman, public-key cryptography, and RSA. Et cetera.
So, while white folks have indeed done ugly things in their history, and will continue to some extent, we can’t forget that 99% of the things we take for granted every day, are only here because of old white Christian males. Sorry to offend.
Around the corner from us is a Starbucks. People sit in an air conditioned parlor, sipping 5 dollar coffees. They’re interacting with people hundreds and thousands of miles away on their ipads and laptops. Outside, cars by the hundreds pass by, cars with such technology that some of them can drive with little human input.
People of all color visit this place. Some come by car, others walk, others have all manner of bikes, They all have clothes. They all have phones. When they go home, they have air conditioning, running water, and electricity. They play video games on expensive consoles. With the flip of a switch they have light, or TV. With the twist of a knob they have instant heat to cook their USDA inspected meat.
A machine washes their clothes and another one dries them. Nearing evening, they probably turn another knob and perfectly hot water pumps out of a shower head, so they can lather up and clean off the days grime. At some point they’ll probably go to bed. Some will be on newfangled temperature sensing foam mattresses.
And I sit here and ask “Why can’t people appreciate what they have??” We are one of the most privileged COUNTRIES in the world. We have literally everything. Why on earth would people want to tear it down? Because they have not experienced the poverty of a South Africa, or the famines of India. They don’t understand that what they have is as good as it gets.
I pretty much believe you could take these Antifa idiots and the rest of the trouble makers, and put them in certain parts of the world for a year, and they’d come back with a whole different outlook on things. They are acting like what they are, perfectly spoiled brats that have had the world handed to them on a silver platter and “it’s not good enough.”
I literally thank God every day for birthing me in the US instead of some third world pit of hell. I appreciate everything I have, and if you have more than me, I say “good on you!! Congrats!” But again, I’m thankful because I’ve seen the pit. I’ve been to Soweto, once one of the worst slums on Earth. Most haven’t. I wish for a while they could, I have to imagine they’d embrace what they have.