I realize that the above sentence can be completely misconstrued.
I Love The Crescat’s Blog. She’s witty, knowledgeable and Beautiful to boot 😉
But I don’t fear her Blog (perhaps I should?? heh heh) It makes me think. It makes me laugh. It offers different perspectives…such as today.
I thoroughly enjoyed one of the Blogs she talked about (yes, talked, because I can hear her in my head, among other voices), the other, though I respect their views, I feared is propagating Ignorance and Hatred.
But this is what I think (thank you Bad Catholic and The Crescat for the Constructive Criticism and Ejumakashun), that one must try to be responsible with this media, with one’s weapon, our keyboard! I said as much as I commented on Mr. Roach’s Blog.
I know I’m guilty of the same thing, I think. I believe any individual who is blogging probably is. We write, or type rather, and release our Golem onto the world and no longer are able to control it. It takes on a life of its own.
But the comment Mr. Roach made caused Tension and Stirring within, and I quote:
[…] The false dilemma ignores that Mexicans in America have higher social problems across the board, as represented by their epicenters in the Rio Grande Valley or East LA.
The link that one is taken to is a report of a Mexican that Brutally Raped and Murdered a 16-yr-old Girl. Believe Me!! I am in NO WAY making light of what this person did!
But to take this report and utilize it as your “Proof” that an entire People has “higher social problems across the board,” I think is Truly Irresponsible and Dangerous!
I did not make that same Generalization in regards to the Many Mexicans that are Killed, Raped and Mutilated at the hands of those Individuals that take it upon themselves to patrol our Borders and perform atrocities to those that have the Misfortune of being caught by them. Among those Mexicans are Men, Women, Boys and Girls…all different ages.
What if Entire Groups still held the Belief that the White Man is the Devil? Would that be accurate? U.S. History shows and demonstrates what he has done under the guise of Christianity…
I have earnestly opposed violent tension, but there is a type of constructive, nonviolent tension which is necessary for growth. Just as Socrates felt that it was necessary to create a tension in the mind so that individuals could rise from the bondage of myths and half truths to the unfettered realm of creative analysis and objective appraisal, so must we see the need for nonviolent gadflies to create the kind of tension in society that will help men rise from the dark depths of prejudice and racism to the majestic heights of understanding and brotherhood.