I have an idea for a new TV show: White Supremacists Island. Where they all have to live together on their own island.

St. Ivan Island

It is difficult to turn on the television, or my phone these days.  Everywhere I look there is bad news, there is violence, there is unrest.  It is unsettling.  Not in a I want to bury my head in the sand sort of unsettling, but for me it’s more like; “can’t we, as humans just get it together.  Have we still not figured out how to live in harmony, if not in peace?”  Way.  I mean honestly how hard is it?

It seems so simple to me.  Live and let live.

Do unto others as you would have done unto you.

Do not judge until you’ve walked a mile in another person’s shoes.

How to be a decent member of society, of the human race just seems to be such a straightforward task, how are so many people getting it so wrong??  I don’t understand unbridled hatred toward people simply because they aren’t like you.  Isn’t the fact that we’re not all alike a very good thing?  Our differences are what makes the world a wonderful place to be, or at least it does for me.

Listen I don’t agree with most religions, but I have no issue with the people.  There are countries I have zero interest in visiting because of the way they suppress/oppress and abuse women, but I don’t have hate in my heart for those people.

What’s the biblical saying:  “Hate the sin, not the sinner” I think that’s it?  So many of these hateful people say they hate in God’s name, or in honor of God, but when I think of god I think of love.  I think of acceptance, unity, and inclusion.  Didn’t God make us; “In his image”??  I take issue with people who take some parts of the bible as gospel while throwing away other elements of it.  I don’t get that, and I highly doubt your God does either.

The thing that inspires me, and keeps me going during what feels like, to me, such a painful time for America are the millions of people who are not like these hundreds of thousands.  Knowing that the bulk of Americans, which includes many leaders who will not tolerate this hate becoming the new normal, helps me sleep at night.  It gives me strength to know that there are a great many more who don’t subscribe to their way of thinking or behaving.  I love knowing that White Supremacists, like Jason Kessler are actually so cowardly that they abandon a press conference when there are more anti hate people in the crowd than there are haters.  He literally ran away in fear because protestors against his message of hate decided to stand up to him, and let him know that they aren’t there for it.  I love knowing that people like Jason only reveal themselves when they are in a group, because they know that one on one, man to man they might not have been able to cause as much bodily harm to a man like Deandre.  I love knowing that there are more of us than them.  I love knowing that we aren’t willing to be silent, to believe that this “will work itself out” anymore.  We, the people of harmony and unity will not be silent.  And we will retweet the photos of your faces so that you will lose your jobs.  We will retweet the photos of your faces so that every single person who knows you now knows you for who you really are.  You’re all racist, ignorant cowards.

Why should you get to live and breath your hatred and be able to carry on blissfully “normal” in your day to day lives?  The answer is you shouldn’t.  I don’t want you serving me dinner.  I don’t want you selling me a car.  I don’t want you cashing my cheques at a bank, or dating my daughters.  I want to know exactly who you are.  And what I would really love more than anything is to create a new TV reality show where we send all of you to your own island, so that you all get what you want.  You would get to live in peace, with only other like minded people such as you.  The rest of us want nothing to do with you, and you should know that.

I really think I’m on to something, give them an Island and we’ll all watch it play out on TV.  If they want a perfect white race why don’t we just ship all of them to an island all on their own, with only one another for company.  I know we the rest of the world would gladly pay your moving fees, hell we’d even throw you a going away party.

6 Comments

  1. My HS was called South and our mascot was a “rebel”, our song “Dixie” and our flag, the Confederate flag. The school just abandoned these in the last few decades. On a tour of the school, a guide and some of my classmates at my 50th HS reunion bemoaned the loss of our history. I thought, “it’s now or never, you can’t let this pass” and so I mentioned my grandson is going up to the HS this week; his basketball team is very, very diverse and if your heritage is uncomfortable for any of the student body it should go. We can be rebels with a different cause. We can have a different song. We can design a new flag. The room got very quiet. Then some other people chimed in and I found out I was not alone. Just the first one to have the guts to present an alternative view. I’ve spend most of my life being a lady and not “making a scene.” It’s time to make a scene. We cannot let anti-semetic, racist and sexist, homophobic jokes just fly by and say nothing. Later a guy came up and thanked me for starting the conversation. It didn’t feel like much of a conversation, but at least I didn’t let it pass because I was afraid to make a scene.

  2. OMG You always have the right words. And yes, there are a LOT us who are good and caring people out there. There was a young man who vandalized a Holocaust Memorial, yes, a Holocaust Memorial, yesterday in Boston. But it was 2 bystanders who tackled him and held him until the police arrived. They didn’t just Stand by they stepped in. And we all need to be ready to do that. Stand up for Good and against Hate. I have wallowed in complacency for most of my life. I knew hate was a very bad thing but since it wasn’t directed at me I brushed it out of my mind and said this will pass. I was always taught to do the right thing and respect others whatever their skin or religion. I thank my parents for that. And we Cannot be complacent. and I am inspired by you and the others who don’t sit back and say “oh that’s terrible but what can I do?”. like Heather Heyer who spoke out stepped up. I will find out what I can do. Thank you again for your thoughts, words and passion.

  3. I wonder how long it would take for them to attack one another. As intolerant as most appear to be, I don’t know how they live with themselves. And in reference to your previous post on the absurdity of neo-Naziism, most of these folks aren’t “pure” or smart enough to pass their own test!

  4. i may not be able to haul boxes, but i’m great at packing. I will happily volunteer to help these “people” off to their island.

  5. Earlier today, read on Twitter there are pre-planned events like the one in Virginia for Halifax and Vancouver on Saturday with the same type of hate-mongering groups. I object to this occurring in Canada, so much it was my ‘duty’ to go to the MLA’s office in the Vancouver riding of our City Hall and inform them I expect a statement to come from their MLA to condemn this event at City Hall on Saturday. The staff there were unaware and were shocked, as I was, and am. I suggested the MLA gets in touch with the Mayor or acting Mayor to inform them and then work with our Vancouver Police to prevent any sort of violent behaviour by these proclaimed ‘haters’ of anyone who isn’t a white man. (seeing as I don’t see women in these groups and it means they are even gender exclusive as KKK, Nazi’s or whatever other title they give themselves.) So, that is what I did today. In Canada we must not stand for this. We are not the US with the imbecile leader they have as President. We have a PM who spoke up this weekend against racism, bigotry and anyone supporting any government process other than our valued democracy. Now the question for anyone reading this is: What will you do?

  6. Hey, I’m in!!!! Hell, I’ll give them my hard, multiple year life savings to get them the hell out of our country.
    It’s funny you blogged about that. I always use that scenario for like minded people that don’t like this or that. So I add my voice to yours and say “put them on their own island so they can fight with each other and leave the rest of us peaceful non- judgmental people to live in peace”. Amen!

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