Townhall.comby Mike Adams
This week, April 5th through 8th, my university is doing something really neat. A bunch of organizations â€“ including the NAACP, PRIDE, and the Black Student Union â€“ are sponsoring a â€œBreaking Down Hateâ€ week. Since the planned events only run Monday through Thursday it isnâ€™t really a â€œweekâ€. Despite the preponderance of white people on our campus there doesnâ€™t seem to be enough hate to keep the anti-hate people busy all the way through Friday.
The printed flier for the â€œBreaking Down Hateâ€ almost-week talks about a thing called the â€œWall of Hate,â€ which has been a part of our campus diversity movement for three years. The flier invites students to â€œshare insensitive, intolerant, and hateful words that (they) feel should no longer be accepted in (the campus) community with the WALL OF HATE.â€ After students write down the words, they spray paint over them as a symbol of the eradication of hate.
Iâ€™ve made fun of the wall of hate in the past. But Iâ€™m not making fun of it anymore. Thatâ€™s just hateful. This year, Iâ€™m going to the â€œwall of hateâ€ all four days of â€œBreaking Down Hateâ€ almost-week. In fact, Iâ€™m going twice each day to write down a hateful word. My â€œGreat Eight Words of Hateâ€ are listed below. Each is followed by the reason why I chose to write each word before covering it with spray paint:
Colored. Few people realize that the â€œCâ€ in â€œNAACPâ€ stands for â€œcolored.â€ Where I come from, the term â€œcoloredâ€ is racially insensitive and hateful. Therefore, I think anyone who uses that term is a hater. In fact, I think the NAACP is potentially a hate group in need of a close second look by the IRS. Iâ€™m even considering writing the Southern Poverty Law Center to put them on notice of another potential hate group.
PRIDE. I read somewhere that pride cometh before a fall. And this group â€“ People Recognizing Individual Differences Exist (PRIDE) â€“ is a very proud bunch. They think itâ€™s a great idea that the American Psychiatric Association (APA) declassified homosexuality as a mental illness (many years ago). But they celebrated the victory by coining the term â€œhomophobia.â€ This was meant to say that everyone who disagrees with them on the issue of homosexuality has a phobia, or irrational fear. Could it be that PRIDE has an irrational fear of intellectual diversity? Why canâ€™t they just recognize that individual differences of opinion about homosexuality exist?
Black. I really donâ€™t like the term â€œblack.â€ Itâ€™s so antiquated. Someday it will be considered as hateful as â€œcolored.â€ I prefer the term â€œAfrican American.â€ And I think the Black Student Union should change its name to something not only more sensitive but more accurate. Personally, I prefer the Union of African Students for Segregation (U-ASS). In my view, if you need to segregate yourself on the basic of race U are an ASS. And you are probably a racist.
Hate. I really hate the word â€œhate.â€ Whenever I hear that word it is coming from someone who is full of hate. For example, I was greeted by a thirty-foot sign last year at UMass (The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, which is not to be confused with U-ASS). When I asked who made the sign â€“ which spelled my name with a â€œZâ€ â€“ I was told it was the â€œCoalition Against Hate.â€ I rest my case. And I propose a coalition of un-bathed communists who are so stoned they canâ€™t spell â€œAdams.â€ Continued... http://townhall.com/columnists/MikeAdams/2010/04/05/the_wall_of_hate