I suppose that I would be remiss, if I did not make one more final comment on a mole hill, that has now been allowed to be a mountain.
The press in Utah, must have a real political agenda, even though the respective editors suggest that no such thing really exists.
What I want to mention, is the tempest in a tea pot, that involves a member of the legislature and something that he said, which some claim, offended them.
And the organization that seems to be getting the most press out of this, is the Utah local NAACP. And of course in their righteous indignation, they are calling for the resignation of this legislator.
The real question is, will the people of Utah allow the most racist organization in Utah, dictate any policy or action? And will the Legislature, in an effort to be their friend, cave-in to such foolish and unwarranted demands?
The local chapter of NAACP mirrors the same insane mind set, as the national organization. And one must be reminded how that mind set really works.
The use of any word they find distasteful, is considered racist by this group. The courts are considered racist. The government, both federal, state and local are considered by them, as racist. And above all, they have a propensity to use all this nonsense, to make money, and to see how far they can flex their muscle.
But if you really want to see the weakness of their position, and the only way they get strength, is to use the press, remind yourself of a number of incidents that have occurred in the last year or so.
There was a federal legislator who was under investigation by the FBI. When the national organization of the NAACP heard about it, they could hardly wait to call a press conference, and with the likes of Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton, proceeded to denounce this as a racist witch hunt. Of course they were amazingly silent when in the freezer of the legislator, investigators found a sizable amount of money, that he could not account for.
Then there is the case of the LaCross players being accused of rape. Once again, the players and the system were accused of racist activity. And once again the NAACP was amazingly silent, because when the dust cleared, no such thing happened, and in fact, the so called victim, lied and misled everyone. But were was the NAACP to denounce her?
And in California, the Riverside County Sheriff arrested and charged a black man who was active in a chapter of the NAACP. This group did what they do best, make mountains out of mole hills, based of course, on their lack of facts. And of course they did point out, as they always do, that all police use racial profiling.
In the end, the man was guilty and guilty of a heck of lot more. But then of course, where was the NAACP? Did they go on vacation? The truth is they owe the country, the State of Utah, and the legislature an apology.
I say this, because they are big on wanting the same from others, who they consider, did some wrong to them or one of their members, whether real or imaginary.
And then who can forget, all their rhetoric in the O.J Simpson debacle.
Having grown up on the West Side of Salt Lake in the 40's and the 50's, and seeing the interaction of neighbors, demonstrates to me, there are a lot less racists, than the NAACP believes there are. I remind all, that Alberta Henry, was one of my neighbors. Knew her well, and even though she is now gone, she would be first to acknowledge, that in our area, neighbors were neighbors, and we all got along, interacted, and cared for each other.
The current organization of NAACP, reminds one of a bunch of pot stirrers, that see a racist behind every smile, every tree, and in every business.
They need to tone down the emotion, resolve to get the facts, and do not read racist in every word or deed. And as far as the legislator is concerned, I have heard what he said at least seven times. I still do not see where what he said was even close to being a racist comment, and for those that still believe that is the case, I remind all in the immortal words of, I have no idea who, "it takes one to know one". The NAACP would do well, to take this to heart.