Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Taking Things A Bit Too Far
Koncrete is the German word for concrete (or vice-versa). The town that the high school is located in is and has been always noted for that product. So much so that before the cement mills put filters on their stacks, the film that blanketed the entire town made everything look like a light covering of snow had fallen. (Cement is used to make concrete.)
On the front page of today's newspaper is a story about how Koncrete Kids offends a certain black man to the extent that he made a petition for that well-known petition website online asking that our governor make them stop using Koncrete Kids. Only he wrote it as KonKrete Kids...see where he is going with that?
What the hell is wrong with people today? Why can't they just let things go? Why do they have to stir up trouble like he did? It is people like him stirring the pot that are racist, not us European whites. It really irritates me when people come over here from other countries and start telling us what to do or how to do things. If you don't like the way we do things, then go back to where you came from and shut the hell up.
By the way, the school does not plan on changing anything, and why should they?
And to add insult to injury on this 9/11 day, while having breakfast this morning at a local diner that we always visit on a Wednesday, there were 6 or 7 females (with two toddlers) wearing those things on their heads (hijab) talking and laughing quite loudly. It was all I could do not to get up and leave. Yes, they offended me, and why not?
I felt like with them being there acting the way they were was a slap in the face on this day of 9/11.