Friday, May 29, 2009

Not in the Race and Glad

I gotta admit this is one of those times when I am proud to not be a member of the human race. Funny I used the word “race” in that last sentence. Because race is what disgusts me with some humans. Who the hell cares what race a person belongs to? If there is only one person who can save your life, do you care about their race? Only if you’re an idiot.

As Pop would and does say, “What the duck is wrong with people?” Sure, when you first lay eyes on someone you notice things like their sex, race, age, etc. But after that you get to know what the person is like inside, that’s what you remember about them.

I’ll give you an example. Pop has a friend who has a large wine color birthmark on his face. The first time she met him she almost stared at his face the whole time, even though she tried not to. That meeting took place over twenty years ago and if you ask her today which side of his face the birthmark is on, she can’t tell you for sure. See, once she got to know him and became friends with him, he was so much more than a person with a birthmark. That the birthmark disappeared from her memory. Instead today she thinks of his sense of humor, his kindness, and his friendship. These have obliterated her first vision of him…and that’s the way it should be. The real value of a person is who they are, not what they look like.

Have a wonderful weekend

Fred the Cat (the cat who loves you guys!)


Blogger dguzman said...

Perhaps you're so wise on this whole "race" issue because you're both black and white. Many humans, on the other hand, would view such "mixing" as a secret to be kept vigilantly, lest someone find out they're not ALL one color.

We really have a lot to learn from you kittehs, Fred.


May 29, 2009 6:33 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

very wise fred. have a happy weekend.

May 29, 2009 7:49 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Now there's nothing wrong with Race Bannon, quite a pilot he is!

May 29, 2009 8:10 AM  
Blogger two crows said...

if we trace our roots back far enough we'll find em in every race there is. I know the only continent I can't be sure I've got ancestors from is Australia- and there might be some there, for all I know.

when I have to put my race on forms, I check 'other' since there's no slot for 'human'.

you're a wise cat, Fred. have a lovely weekend and give Martini a snuggle.

May 29, 2009 10:29 AM  
Blogger Fixer said...

You're a smart cat, Fred.

May 29, 2009 4:28 PM  
Blogger LeftLeaningLady said...

Oh, Fred, if only the entire human "race" were as smart and as cuddly as you are. Have you considered running for office? No? You are too smart for that, aren't you?

Have a great weekend.

May 29, 2009 5:24 PM  
Blogger betmo said...

well said fred :)

May 29, 2009 6:04 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Fred you are wise beyond your ears!

May 30, 2009 6:27 PM  
Blogger Distributorcap said...

fred i am nominating you for the supreme court

May 31, 2009 9:24 AM  
Blogger TaraDharma said...

fred, i'm nominating you for a Nobel prize!

June 07, 2009 10:00 PM  

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