”Think for one fucking second!”
- Christian Bale in his leaked outburst audio.
Cześć! Korey and Co-Host talked about racial issues on the latest LET’S DO THIS
. I decided to share my thoughts on this subject, so here they are.
I understand what they're saying about the racial stereotypes, but it's not only the black people that have really bad stereotypes. I know
they know it, but it inspired me. I'm Polish, and man-oh-man, we're almost
Most stereotypes? Poles are lazy, uneducated thieves, who are dumb, poor drunks and - obviously
- hate and killed Jews with Adolf Hitler in WWII. The truth is
? Although there were Poles who helped the Nazis, many, many
Poles were helping and hiding Jews and dying, because of a death sentence as a penalty for that - and Poland was the only
country with a death sentence for helping Jews then, as far as I know. We were
murdered with Jews in the concentration camps, killed and slaughtered by Germans and Russians alike, and fucked hard in the ass by the American, British, French, German, Russian and Austrian folks.
People still portrait us in a very stereotypical manner (and of course if your character is Polish he has
to be a God-fearing catholic or
a Jew). And you can still
get an aggressive or arrogant responses these days just
because you are
Polish (which I once experienced and my friend almost got beat up in England for that).
You can never beat ignorance - it always will be there and always was. It has nothing to do with your skin color or nationality. No "sensitive classes", about which Co-Host and Korey talked, will help. When people are censored, PCed or told to be nice to other people, they won't listen - that's just the way people are.
"Sensitive classes" are bullshit.
I’m not saying ignore the problem. I’m not.
What you need to do is teach some history. Not just racial history. Some controversial
history. When we would learn about our race and/or country things that aren’t normally taught, that we, as a country or as race, were fuckers too... and Poles were fuckers at times, believe me – not because they’re Polish, but because they’re human
. Educate people – kids and teens especially – on sociology and psychology a little too. Then they may open their minds and look at it from a different perspective. You can't beat racism with law, PC or intelligent statements. Until people get smarter and more intelligent there still will be racism, nationalism, homophobia and all that shit.
But it won't happen.
People need an enemy. Or maybe not even an "enemy" per se. They need someone, something
to look down upon and make fun to feel better. For life to make sense, because they live in a hierarchal society. That's why there are stereotypes, and why people make fun of other people. Unless you humanize a black man to the racist or a lesbian to the homophobe they will think about them in 2D terms like good/bad, white/black, normal/freak, etc.
As stupid these Transformers ”nigrobots”
may be I don’t think they should be an issue. We all know there are black people that are caricatures (e.g. many black rappers), same as there are Poles who are
caricatures too. I understand that some people can get irritated while looking at those bots, same as I get irritated when Poles are presented as dumb simpletons in movies. We should be able to laugh at it, but we don’t because we know that there are
people who think about us in these kind of terms. And that’s the real problem, and that’s a shame. And we know that. But as I said I don’t think bringing it up and getting angry about it will really get us anywhere. It will only make Michael Bay – the accused – go on some show, stand before the cameras
and say: “Yeah, sorry. I love those black people. It was just a joke. I have a poster of Malcolm X in my room and I love Spike Lee’s movies”, as it was written
for him by his PR manager.
Just don't give a fuck and do your best to showcase your race or nationality in the best light - be smart, clever, intelligent. Don’t be lazy and ignorant. Learn about the world, people and history. Don’t be a stereotype. Be the best
person you can be, and then “wear” your race, nationality, orientation or whatever with pride. Show to other people that even though you’re black, yellow, Polish, Scottish, gay, bi, or whatever, you are still a person that has its value
. And it keeps rising
Feel free to discuss. I'm open to a conversation.