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Oh joys

Oh the joys. It seems the skin colour issue has raised its head again. I'm not paying that much attention to what's actually being said about it but they're talking about Leona Lewis, Lewis Hamilton and Barack Obama.

Ok. So everyone knows I don't like Lewis Hamilton, but that is DEFINITELY NOT because he is black. He could be green, pink, purple, red, white, turquoise or yellow spotted and I still wouldn't like him. It's not to do with colour, it's to do with other things, of which his arrogance is one. I shan't list the things here, because you know them anyway and it would bore you silly.

Not a lot of you know that I don't like Leona Lewis either. To be fair to her, I didn't even know what she looked like when I first heard her sing, and I just don't like her as a singer. She doesn't write her own music, she just sings it (and does a Mariah [who also annoys me with her extreme warbling sometimes]). In my opinion as a musician, those in the music business should have some musical knowledge and not just be there to sing other peoples songs and become famous because of that. It's fake and shouldn't be done. I know it happens but it doesn't mean it's right.

Finally, Barack Obama. This guy is just amazing. I sincerely hope that he wins the election. God help us all if McCain wins. BARACK OBAMA FOR THE WIN!!

In short, I can't understand why people bring skin colour into things. I look beyond that because we are all gradients on a colour scheme, so we're all related. There are no, forgive the pun, black and white areas, it's mainly grey areas. People should be taken on their own merits. Those who can't do this are very narrow minded. I love people, I really do. The more the merrier and the more variety the better. I like to learn, and who better to learn from than people and discussions with people. I am not racist, I'm not sexist or anything else -ist for that matter (though my friend did once say I was Beanist in the middle of Sainsburys which was hilarious). I just like people.

I know we often point out people by things like skin colour, because lets face it, it's easier to see that, but everything is going very policitally correct now and it's really annoying me. If you ask a child who their friends are, and for example they have a coloured friend and a disabled friend in a wheelchair, they would say the black guy or the one in the wheelchair. Equally though, they'd refer to a tall or short friend as the tall friend or the short friend. It makes me wonder how far this political correctness is going to go. We will never be able to distingush between people because the words we would once have used will be politically incorrect and we won't be allowed to use them.

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msgreenie
Nov. 4th, 2008 11:56 am (UTC)
amen!
ladyofsalzburg
Nov. 4th, 2008 12:01 pm (UTC)
:)
vampirefever
Nov. 4th, 2008 11:59 am (UTC)
What I didn't mention in my own post earlier, was that the 2 people who are attacking my dislike of Hamilton are black.

They haven't accused me of racism but the feeling is they're thinking it which just makes me seethe. The drivers and teams I support have all been in the sport much longer than Hamilton and have my loyalty. The reasons I don't like Lewis are his arrogance and the fact that I was a Fernando fan before I'd ever heard of Hamilton and so took his side last year with all the shenanigans at McLaren. I couldn't care less what colour his skin is. I don't like a whole load of other drivers too - and they're mostly white - it's irrelevant.
ladyofsalzburg
Nov. 4th, 2008 12:01 pm (UTC)
You should know this wasn't a response to you or anything, it was just something I was half listening to on the radio, but I do agree with what you're saying.
vampirefever
Nov. 4th, 2008 12:04 pm (UTC)
Oh I know you weren't referring to me. I wasn't being paranoid or defensive or anything - I was just agreeing with what you said.
ladyofsalzburg
Nov. 4th, 2008 12:12 pm (UTC)
:) It's nice to know that it's not just me thinking this (even if trying to understand things at the moment is a little interesting because I'm just not with it at all)
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fyuvish
Nov. 4th, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
"I'm not going to vote for a black muslim socialist".

I'm still on the fence about both candidates - and there really was a time that I was more inclined towards favouring McCain - but comments like that can ruin my entire week.

Lol, sorry, I couldn't but nod to what you had to say.

Misinformed people = EPIC FAIL indeed.


Edited at 2008-11-04 02:18 pm (UTC)
fyuvish
Nov. 4th, 2008 02:00 pm (UTC)
Ich bin nicht der einzige! Ja, ich hasse Leona. *Tänze*

I wonder how people would react if one harboured a strong dislike for Nakajima. I'd laugh even if they started pelting me with tyres and accusing me of hating someone of the yellow race...
ladyofsalzburg
Nov. 5th, 2008 03:37 pm (UTC)
I think they'd probably look at you strange and then laugh. You'd probably have a lot of people agreeing with you and saying that you just have a thing against bad drivers. They probably wouldn't even bring up that he's Japanese! (not that this may necessarily be correct..)
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