Eric Holder was right; we are a nation of cowards

When Eric Holder first made the statement that we were a nation of cowards, I was pretty pissed. But then once I read what he said and understood that he was talking about the country’s attitude towards race, I changed my mind. While it was crass and kind of “in your face” after just getting into his position, I must say he was 100% correct. Our nation is a nation of cowards on the topic of race.

Eric Holder, the nation’s first black attorney general, said Wednesday the United States was "a nation of cowards" on matters of race, with most Americans avoiding candid discussions of racial issues.

We see this every day in our local area, in the entertainment industry, the media, and with our politicians. Look at the political correctness that is in place today. Do you think a show like “All in the Family” would even make it to pilot must less a regular sitcom show in today’s time of political correctness? I can tell with 100% certainty, not on regular TV. Maybe on HBO or something like that, but not on a CBS, NBC or ABC.

This country is scared of the term racist, however race exists. We are all different, and our physical appearances are apparent. I mean when someone looks at me, they see a bald white guy. When I see a black man, I see they are black. They could be from Panama, Jamaica, or even an ancestor of a slave from Africa. I won’t know that from looking at them, I may see they are black, but so what? Does it make me racist to refer to them when describing them to someone as ‘”black”? If I see an Asian, I can tell some cultures from others, but for the most part I may now know if they are Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Hazara, or Vietnamese. But if I were to refer to them, I would describe them as “Asian”. Not Asian-American, just like I don’t refer to myself as Irish-American. This is the same reason why I don’t call someone African-American. We are all Americans, so drop it.

I am white, she is asian, he is black, she is latino, etc. etc.

We are cowards when it comes to race because of idiots like Jimmy Carter (, Rev. Wright, Maureen Dowd (, and others who try to drop the race card or throw race out anytime they want to admonish someone that does not agree with them.

Joe Wilson made a comment, and whether you agree with it or not it was not professional to yell that out as a heckler to the President when he speaks. Get up and walk out is one thing, but to heckle any sitting President isn’t too classy. However that does not make Joe Wilson a racists and now because of some of the idiots mentioned above, this simple two-word outburst is now the headline on every media outlet.

The American people are soooo damn sensitive about being labeled as racists, that they will go out of their way to show they are not racists. I have friends that are black, white, asian, latino, syrian, afghani, pakistani, and others that I have no idea what they are made up of. So friggen what. I have friends that are Mormons, atheists, Catholic, Baptist, Jehovah’s Witness, etc. So what?

This country needs to take their panties out their crack and mellow out. We are cowards in this country when it comes to race because our society and our over-sensitivity has made us that way. Anyone who does not follow along with the drive to appease all and be over-sensitive is labeled as a racist, red-neck or Neanderthal. This is why oxygen-thieves like Janeane Garafalo say things like she does.

Garofalo actually called Party-goers "a bunch of teabagging rednecks," adding "this is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up."

As long as people that are famous enough to get a camera stuck in their face continue to label anyone that does not agree with them as a racists, then the American populous will continue to shy away from ever standing up for anything that could get that label put on them. As long as our country does not recognize the reality of ‘reverse racism’ then we will never move forward as a country.

Why does the Army manual on Equal Opportunity apply to everyone but white people?

Why did this country celebrate our first real (not Bill Clinton who claimed to have black ancestors) black President, but have had more news stories about race issues in such a short time?

Why is it that anyone who does not agree with the President as a racists by the left?

I heard a great answer to the last question the other day. When someone that does not agree with you is labeled as a racists, all you are trying to do is discount anything they say going forward and to silence them from any more debate. It is the quickest and most effective way to throw out any opinion expressed from someone. Just call them a racist and tell them to talk to the hand, ‘cause the ears aren’t listening.

What say you? I am very interested in your comments on this topic. Do you agree with me? Do you disagree? Did you think one way until you read this? Let me know.

4 Responses to “Eric Holder was right; we are a nation of cowards”

  1. I’ve been trying to find the time to do an audio file for my blog on just this subject. Not so much the cowardice, but about how utterly offended I am that if I object to one iota of what Obama says or does, I am a racist. Unfortunately, my children are with me and really, they don’t need to hear that many bad words in such a short time span, so the audio file is on hold. haha

  2. Seen in passing via another blog site;

    “Dissent is the highest form of racism”

    You do good work. Keep it up!

  3. It’s pretty sad when you cannot even disagree with the POTUS, or congress, or the senate, without being labeled a racist, a right wing extremist, a red neck, etc. I say we are a bunch of race cowards…why? Because I have yet to see a group of us stand shoulder to shoulder to flip these lunatics the bird. The fire is being fueled, the people are starting to stand up, but we have a ways to go before we really give this administration something to bite their nails over. When we get tired enough of being called names we will give them what they so richly deserve…a PINK SLIP!

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