You Set The Scene- Love (1967)
I’ve been playing this album a lot lately. It’s no wonder this one consistently ranks as one of the best, Arthur Lee was an inspired songwriter. This one has different suites to it. My favorite part starts around 2:25
This is the time and life that I am living
And I’ll face each day with a smile
For the time that I’ve been given’s such a little while
And the things that I must do consist of more than style
There are places that I am going
This is the only thing that I am sure of
And that’s all that lives is gonna die
And there’ll always be some people here to wonder why
And for every happy hello, there will be good-bye
There’ll be time for you to put yourself on
Everything I’ve seen needs rearranging
And for anyone who thinks it’s strange
Then you should be the first to want to make this change
And for everyone who thinks that life is just a game
Do you like the part you’re playing?
White people are generally way too afraid to call other people racist. Like, you don’t have to do a bunch of research on a person before you’re qualified to tell whether or not they’re racist. It’s not like someone has to publicly state “I dislike all non-white races” before…
Anything that starts, ‘white people are…’ or ‘black people are…’ or ‘all white boys….’ etc etc is basically bullshit, ‘cause you’re generalising which is what racism is rooted in.
I don’t see this way, myeverythingunsaid.
Is racism rooted in ethnic differences? Yes, but not only. For example, I can mention the Slavic peoples. Their skin is white, but they suffer racism in Europe. Then I think racism is not only on ethnicity but also on cultural and historical aspects. This was just my first observation.
My other observation is: do you feel unconfortable with this generalization? Because at least in my country, I’m white (but I’m Latin American, so I’m not really “white”, whatever) and I don’t feel unconfortable. Racism is very ingrained in our culture, but I’m fighting against it, so I don’t have reasons to worry about “generalizations”.
Other thing is: we are all different (mentally, culturally and physically). Why deny it? We don’t need to be blind to not be racist. Different people is what makes the world be more interesting.
And you didn’t even read the rest of the text (or at least you wouldn’t comment on the main topic of the text), ie, you missed the opportunity to discuss the real matter.
That’s all what I wanted to say for now. I hope you understand my point.
[Sorry for my bad English, I’m not a native speaker].
White people are generally way too afraid to call other people racist. Like, you don’t have to do a bunch of research on a person before you’re qualified to tell whether or not they’re racist. It’s not like someone has to publicly state “I dislike all non-white races” before you can give them their racism certificate. Saying racist shit is racist. Racial stereotyping is racist. Defending famous racists and referring to their critics as “the PC police” is racist. If somebody is saying racist shit and you call them a racist, you are objectively correct.
"As for myself, I very often stay on at the office and work for an extra hour or two - especially when the weather is bad. It’s not that I’m overly ambitious - it’s just a war of killing time, until it’s all right for me to go home. You see I have this little problem with my apartment…"- The Apartment, directed by Billy Wilder