deconstruct: an intro
you have to know the past
to understand the present.
- dr. carl sagan
Remember. We must remember. Remember those that stood up in our stead; remember those that paved the road for us; and remember those that turned their backs on us in our darkest hour.
Understand that you have been duped in regard to everything that you have been taught to believe about tolerance and diversity, and that you are also the victim of the biggest Lie ever sold to mankind.
the 'l-word': liberals and 'colorblindness'
In a 2005 interview with CNN's Larry King, "Golden Age" Hollywood actress Lauren Bacall described herself as "Anti-Republican... a liberal. The L-word."
She went on to say:
The above quote by a prominent 'Hollywood Liberal' is representative of what we call First-Generation Liberals (FGL). First-Generation Liberals are members of the first wave of a nascent ideology that is waiting for refinement and evolution, just as Feminism continued to evolve over the years.
In short, "FGL" are people with the kind of socially-liberal thinking that is rooted in (theoretical) idealism, but lacks the components required for practical application.
faded promises & lost hope
To be sure, one cannot question the good intentions behind the Liberals' philosophies of racial tolerance and multiculturalism.
Whites and people of European origin have largely accepted the immorality of historical colonization and racial oppression, and have attempted to carve out a new, positive niche in human history by opening up an era of liberal values.
They were (and are), in a word: magnanimous in their vision and intentions.
And indeed, this was supposed to become a Brave New World: one full of hope, promise, and freedom.
But even the best laid plans go awry, and Whites who came of age a generation or two after the Civil Rights Movement are facing an uncomfortable reality - that despite the best intentions of Society, the plan for a 'colorblind' world did not unfold as it was first envisioned.
Some are even upset by accusations levied on them by equally disappointed racial minorities. This is understandable, as being attacked by those they tried to help must have been a painful experience for Whites.
Where did all the promise go? The hope?
And is this disappearance of promise and hope a sign that something was missing in the formula for peace and harmony between all Americans?
Amidst all the counter-productive finger-pointing by minorities and the overzealous white-washing of an uncomfortable truth by "liberals" wracked with 'white guilt', we are going to explore exactly what happened to Dr. King's "dream" and the hopes of White Liberals in this chapter of AMR called Remember.
Note: Please click the sub-section titles on the left-hand pull-down menu to explore AMR: Remember. - Editor, Asian Male Revolutions