Nades only confirmed what I felt about the many "discreet" forms of racism.
Sure. I will admit it. I USED to & occasionally still do, harbor some sort of insane racism especially towards very dark skinned people.
I can only rationalize (?) it was because I was never exposed to Africans or their culture.
And yet, I was never fearful of people whose shade of skin was slightly darker or lighter than mine. Isn't that farking insane????
Later (& I still continue to learn today), that it is entirely up to me, as a Mensch, to suppress my ignoble feelings & rationalize that racism is absolutely NOT RATIONAL, LOGICAL OR SANE.
God has been giving me lessons I didn't know I needed. One great one is on NOT discriminating.
I have met lovely white, yellow, brown & very dark skinned people. Conversely I have also met nasty, crazy white, yellow, brown & very dark skinned people.
I just try my darnest not to let negative experiences wipe out the positive ones.
And I continue to learn that one can never judge a person's heart by the color of his skin.
Back to the thought provoked by Nades' piece. What saddens me is that it would seem that PR is no different from BN.
Scratch the surface within the cadre of "leaders" of Pakatan Rakyat & one confronts the same demons that we think exists only within the hardcore Keristuans of UMNO.
PR would do well to ask ALL its candidates, councillors & MPs to sign a declaration & promise to uphold & upkeep Bangsa Malaysia, regardless of color & faith.
What if they were to break this Promise?
Shit man! Fire the shithead! Don't tell me all good (wo)men are dead?
A Good Person regardless of his faith will not break a promise once they have made it.
Think about this PR.
Think about this People
Meanwhile, Mr PAS COUNCILLOR from Sepang. Please go get a life & live amongst people of other faiths & colors & know that the color of our blood's the same as yours.