Positions of Color
Now being who I am, my title brings up many images not connected with my article. I hope my
unique sense of “humor” doesn't cloud any of the information I'm presenting. I hope you enjoy this
To set the record straight, let me define “position” here and now: a job.
Would being the president of the United States be a job? I believe it is. It may also be considered
a rank as it holds certain powers but basically, it is a job.
In theory, we elect a person to do a job, to hold a position in our government.
Today, I read someone mentioning a “president of color”. Now I believe the person was talking
about the skin color of the person who is hired (elected) to do the job.
This struck me as “wrong thinking”. What difference does the color of skin have to do with
performing a job?
Why Does Skin Color Come Up as an Issue?
Do you think that robots would be discussing the difference in the paint? Do the cars in the
parking lot argue over which paint is prettier?
Does the color of the car change its horsepower or performance?
A bright red car might catch attention while the silver car blends in with the white and black cars. I
know my red car stood out, got me traffic tickets. I also know often I have difficulty finding my silver
car in parking lots.
Color does not affect ability. Education may affect ability. Personal integrity will affect
Skin color or race are issues used to cloud thought and confuse people.
When talking about people, it isn't, “did you see that green man do that?” It should be, “did you
see that man do that?”
The fact we are dealing with humans is an equalizing point. There is a further differentiation as
there are male and female humans. This difference is not a consideration, there are physical
differences. I do not believe there is anything a woman can't do as well as a man in terms of job
Personally, when I had my business, I preferred to hire women. They had a tendency to listen
more than men. Now that's just my opinion. They certainly did their jobs just as well.
When talking about a "job" neither race, color, nor gender should have anything to do with
When non-applicable information is entered in an emotionally charged manner, you can expect the
person entering the charged information to be blocking understanding.
A purpose of interchanging information should be to reach agreements. Negative emotionally hot
buttons disrupt clear thinking and prevent resolutions.
Trolls and shills do this all the time. Their entire purpose is to disrupt and upset conversations to
block the exchange of survival information. The media lives of the chaos, fear and upset
generated by pushing the emotionally charged buttons race, religion, gender and so on.
The office of President does not have a color. The genetic background of the human running for
office should have absolutely no logical influence on who gets the position.
Factually race, religion, color, sex are not factors that would influence a sane president nor their
ability to do the job.
Use of Race, Color, Religion or Sex to Disrupt
Today, issues are blown up all out of proportions in a manner to destructively draw attention. The
people doing this are not looking for sane solutions. The people doing this only seek to disrupt,
confuse and destroy and often they are funded to do this by the insane. This is the method the
media uses. This is the method terrorist use.
In my travels, I've met huge numbers of people. The percentage of good decent people is huge.
Man is basically good despite the few bad apples that are trying to ruin the entire barrel of apples.
Look Around You at Your Friends and Family
What are most of them doing?
Of the people I know, those I've met casually, they are trying to survive. They are trying to be
happy and have a good life for themselves and their families.
If you have toxic people around you, that is your choice. You should get rid of them. I've written
about them in other articles. They are ruining your life or at least trying to ruin it.
In my family, I have a couple people that I do not associate with beyond the barest minimum. They
are toxic and far more trouble than they are worth. I keep them out of my environment.
I have people of color in my family but you would never know it from any conversation or at any
family event. It NEVER is an issue!
Valid Reasons for Upsets
None. It is true a huge disaster can be upsetting but that doesn't help. Positive action does help.
Someone throwing insults might upset you if you let them. That is what they are trying to do. Or
you can rise above the desire to get revenge, to react in anger. You can do what drives the
troublemakers mad, do well in your life. Help others.
There are precepts that directly relate to this article in The Way To Happiness:
Precept #18. RESPECT THE RELIGIOUS BELIEFS OF OTHERS.
Precept #19. TRY NOT TO DO THINGS TO OTHERS THAT YOU WOULD NOT LIKE THEM TO
DO TO YOU
Precept #20. TRY TO TREAT OTHERS AS YOU WOULD WANT THEM TO TREAT YOU
Precept #21. FLOURISH AND PROSPER
I have written other related articles. Here are a few:
Trolls, Shills and Other Low Life.
Who Has The RIGHT to Insult You?
Full list of articles.
The Way To Happiness.
I use The Way To Happiness as a moral guide in my day to day life. It is not a religious text. The
people I know that have read it, all agree with its precepts.
You might give it a try. You can watch the videos on my site about them or go to their site. They
are very well done.
If you need gentle assistance, contact me. I am trained in resolving conflicts very successfully.
Helping someone spot what condition(s) and what the solutions are to handle them is exactly
what I do in life.
Improving the conditions of others is my destination and purpose in life. A little true knowledge can
go a long way. I do not ask that you believe anything!
Routinely I say #EverythinWill_B_OK!I believe that is true!
Also, “A person is only as valuable as he aids others in their games of survival!”
Quoting myself :-)
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