Melanin, the good, the bad and the ugly.

Why so many white faces?

Melanin: A dark brown to black pigment occurring in the hair, skin, and iris of the eye in people and animals. It is responsible for tanning of skin exposed to sunlight. People have different skin colors based on where their ancestors originated. Those from warmer, sunnier climates close to the equator have darker skin, because they needed a large amount of melanin to protect them from their sunny environment. All races have melanin, some more, some less. The only people that don’t have melanin are albinos, which is a genetic mutation. They have no melanin in their hair, eyes, and skin, they have extreme vision problems and skin is damaged badly by exposure to sun, and their life span is shorter than the rest of the population. Also, the brain has melanin, so albinos have trouble a bit more with learning and memory.

When we see or hear the term “white”, as in “white supremacy” or “white nationalism”, is it referring to melanin, culture, ideology or history? If it refers to melanin, as you can see in the definition of melanin, being white is not necessarily a good thing biologically, especially if you are too white. If it refers to culture, what is “white culture” relative to “black culture “? During the era of widespread busing, many black students interviewed said they were as nervous about harassment from their own race as from whites. Why? The black students with the highest grades were accused by friends from their neighborhood of being “too white.” Russell Wilson, the quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, who was raised by intellectual parents, is very articulate and circumspect in the way he speaks, and is on good terms with management. It has been reported that there was a friction between him and some other black players who were raised in very different circumstances, accusing him of not “being black enough.” I don’t know what either “white culture” or “black culture” is. Is “gangsta rap” black culture? Are black geniuses like Thomas Sowell too white?

If white refers to ideology, the only ideology I embrace is the gospel of Jesus Christ, which transformed the world. “I made great works. I built houses and planted vineyards for myself. I made myself gardens and parks, and planted in them all kinds of fruit trees. I made myself pools from which to water the forest of growing trees. I bought male and female slaves, and had slaves who were born in my house. I had also great possessions of herds and flocks, more than any who had been before me in Jerusalem.” Ecclesiastes 2:4-7. Those words were written by king Solomon. Notice how casually he uses the word “slave”, which was normal for his day and most of history. Most of the slaves Israel had were white. By the way, do you know where the word slave came from? There was a long period of Muslim oppression of the West, and their greatest brutality was perpetrated against Slavs—what is present day Hungary, Romania and Poland. They took millions of white women captive for sex, and called them slaves, because they were Slavs. Talk about inconvenient truth!

The “ideology”, if want to call it that, of Jesus Christ is demonstrated by these passages: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”– Luke 4:18. “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.”– Luke 6:27-31. “If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.”– Luke 6:32-36.

As for white history, the United States of America, and the principles we bequeathed to the modern world, codified in the Declaration of Independence and in our constitution, came from Greco-Roman and Western European thought and people. Can this history be so bad if more people want to settle here than anywhere in the world? Yeah, we have been far from perfect, there has been injustice and prejudice…just less than anywhere else. Honest people without an “ax to grind”, that is, those who believe that gratitude is superior to grievance, will admit the USA falls short only compared to perfection itself, and allows more freedom to rise than any other nation. Slavery, conquest of indigenous people, “Jim Crow” laws, were all sinful, as are all human beings. Slavery still survives in Africa, most Muslim countries, many Asian countries. Sex slavery—known by the euphemism human trafficking—still occurs everywhere. Call me racist just because of my melanin? My grandparents came from Poland and Hungary after surviving the death camps. Don’t expect me to apologize for the sins of others.

Barack Obama, in reaction to the horrid actions of the deranged, but solitary racist Dylan Root, claimed racism is in our DNA. That’s not racist? Well Barack, you’re a biochemist now? You’ve isolated a gene for racism? Why am I not surprised, since he already believes in genes for homosexuality and transsexualism. How about a gene for stupidity that turns people into leftists? The majority of Americans are from families that came to this country after slavery was outlawed. Barack Obama, great racial scold, is a product of the fanciest private school in Hawaii and his children went to Sidwell Friends, the fanciest school in D. C. He takes vacations on Oahu and his wife parties in Switzerland. By the way, most of the garbage about the USA being a racist country is vomited by whites. The NY Times is going to launch the “1619 project.” “The 1619 Project” refers to the 400th anniversary of the arrival of black slaves in the U.S. The Times makes no attempt to hide their insidious goals: “It aims to re-frame our country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are. The basic thrust of the 1619 Project is that everything in American history is explained by slavery and race. Of the 13 board members of the NY Times, 7 are white males, 1 is an Indian male, 1 is a black male, 1 is an oriental male, 3 are white females. 10 out of 13 are white!

Racism is a word thrown around too easily and corruptly. Want proof? Who said the following; are any of these comments racist?

1-“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” 2-“Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just plain wrong.” __________________

“3-I will not permit any man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.” 4-“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” ______________

5-“Liberalism is totalitarianism with a human face.” 6-“Over the generations, black leaders have ranged from noble souls to shameless charlatans.” 7-“The real minimum wage is zero.“_________________

8-“Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.” _____________

9-“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.” 10-“Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away, and that in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty.” _________

Who said it? 1-2, Muhammad Ali, 3-4, Booker T. Washington, 5-7, Thomas Sowell, 8, George Washington Carver, 9-10, Martin Luther King. Two things in conclusion: 1. If you thought any of those quotes were “racist”, YOU my friend are the racist, it is inside YOU. 2- Knowing that all the quotes are from black Americans, if you say to yourself “he has been brainwashed by whites”, YOU my friend are the racist! Apparently the parents of Martin Luther King and George Washington Carver didn’t mind “white” culture, naming their sons after the “father” of the Protestant reformation and the “father” of the USA. Let’s Make America Great Again? Nah, that’s hat-crime.

Author: iamcurmudgeon

When I began this blog, I was a 70 year old man, with a young mind and a body trying to recover from a stroke, and my purpose for this whole blog thing is to provoke thinking, to ridicule reflex reaction, and provide a legacy to my children.

2 thoughts on “Melanin, the good, the bad and the ugly.”

    1. So was Monty Python’s Flying Circus. My head is still back in the days before outrage and offense became the default mode of showing “compassion.” That’s the thing about satire, you either get it or you don’t. Check out “The real housewives of ISIS” on YouTube. Many Brits thought it was terribly offensive to Muslims, but Muslims were the biggest fans!


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