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Racism Is A Spectrum. Is Anybody At ‘0’? I Sure Am NOT!

by Anura Guruge


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Racism isn’t just black & white.

Racism exists in all cultures. We have all heard, in the context of WWII, how racist the Japanese & Chinese are.

Brown folks like I can be terrible racist.

Just a couple of days ago I was in stitches reading about a famous, black West Indian cricket captain who was very aggrieved to discover that the nickname he was called by some of his Indian teammates when he was playing cricket in India was extremely racist. They, all brown (like I), was calling him a ‘blackie’. SMILE.

I am a racist — though, of course, I have a white wife (& she wasn’t the first). Actually, it is possible that I am more of a racist than my wife. She accuses me daily (if not hourly) of being judgemental.

So, what is this all about? What am I leading at.

I have, of course, been thinking. Race, quite rightly, is very much in the forefront. I have no issues with that.


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Winston Churchill, and his statue in London, was in the news today. Got me thinking. Yes, Winston was probably slightly more of a racist than I, but by how much?

Lincoln must have had some racial biases. I am convinced that no adult can claim to be at ‘0’ when it comes to racism. I don’t think it is possible.

Most folks who knew my adoptive mother, & she knew a lot of people (given that 3,000 people attended her funeral, & that was just in Sri Lanka), would claim that she had to be the most inclusive person they had every encountered since she was her own mini-U.N. But, in private she was quite the racist. Not a nasty racist. Just a common or garden racist. Among other things she so did not want me to marry anyone white!

I think you are getting my drift.

I could be wrong, BUT I think if we can stay below the 40% mark we are doing good. Yes, of course, there will be those below 40%. I know a few that might qualify. The problem is with those that are beyond the 70% mark.

Oh, and all don’t forget that racist come in all colors.


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Do NOT Get Your Son A Kraut BMW IF He Is SMART Enough To Want A JAGUAR.

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Click image to access the U.K. ‘Daily Mail’ story.


The video that accompanies story.

Use above link to see the video.


This is BRILLIANT!

Made my day.

I am SO, SO, SO PROUD of this young man. He is going to go far. He has discernment, courage and chutzpah.

I would be PROUD to have him as a son, though I would NEVER, EVER insult my kids by buying them a lousy German car, even if I had to sell a kidney to buy a Jaguar.

Jaguar should give this young man a new car for FREE. This was quite the statement.

Way to go.

It does NOT happen often, but every once in awhile an Indian shows that they have tremendous good tastes.


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Another Cricket World Cup Is Upon Us: Rejoice, Enjoy, Celebrate — May 30 to July 14, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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48 Matches, in total, May 30 to July 14 (Final).

Essentially a match day.

GOOD TV (Roku) coverage in the U.S. with Willow TV.

[Do NOT bother with Hotstar unless you are Indian or have a low IQ.]

I plan to watch the highlights of all 48-matches on Willow TV.

I was there at the 1979 & 1983 FINALS at Lord’s.

Watched 2015, 2011 & 2007 on TV.

So let’s get ready.

Today is the DAY.

Enjoy.

Cheers.


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Teischan’s Father’s Day 2018 Handcrafted Art.

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This, as was her 2018 Mother’s Day art was done by her on cardboard. She continues with the somewhat Indian-influenced, symmetrical patterns. I like it. Pretty elaborate. Our big problem is we are running out of wall space for all her art! It would be churlish not to display it, but we just don’t have any room.

Would appear she did all of this in a couple of hours.


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Teischan’s Mother’s Day 2018 Hand Drawn Art.

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Hand painted on cardboard.

These symmetrical patterns are her latest motif. Kind of Indian. We now have them in various forms all over the place — including on some doors.

She did all of this, from scratch, on Saturday — yes, the day before. She likes hard deadlines (like somebody else in the family). Took her about 6 solid hours!


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“Growing Up Smith” Movie (2015) — Brilliant: Very Funny & Emotive In The End.

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Never heard of it, never seen a trailer for it. Then this past Monday I was idly browsing through the DISH program guide when I noticed that it must have been a STARZ preview weekend. “Growing Up Smith” was coming up and it looked interesting. We, for obvious reasons, are suckers for this type of movie — Indians coming of age in the U.S. (or the U.K.). That it was a 10-year old was even better — and as I had hoped Teischan loved it.

Very clever and cute movie. Brilliantly put together. Rip roaringly funny. Really, really funny — at so many levels. Then right at the end … very emotive. Even tear jerking. Teischan was mad that it ended the way it did. But, the ending was good. You could make up your own scenario.

Definitely recommend it. One of the more entertaining movies I have seen of late. Enjoy.


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Ajit ‘Bloody’ Pai, Who Killed Net Neutrality, Was Appointed To The FCC By Barack Obama, In 2012!

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Wow. WOw. WOW!

I had no idea. I would never have guessed. I just assumed that he, like Nikki ‘Necklace’ Haley, was an Trump appointee.

Obama. How could you have?

You got many things right, BUT Bloody Pai and healthcare.gov will haunt you forever and a day.

Healthcare.gov, that still sucks, was pretty inexcusable.

But, Bloody Pai is worse.

On, Mitch McConnell’s recommendation! Barack WTF were you inhaling that day? This has to be the epitome of stupid. McConnell’s recommendation! The man who vowed to stop you from having a second term. You must have got some good stuff delivered to the WH.

Indians. {Smile}

As folks that know me will attest, I get offended when folks ‘accuse’ me of being Indian. We will leave it at that.

Ah, Barack. How could you. And YOUR Net Neutrality.

I am holding this against you.

I am crushed.


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A U.S. Study Of 300,000 Americans Claims That A Glass Of Wine A Day Reduces Heart Risks.

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From Monday, August 14, 2017
U.K. ‘Daily Mail‘.

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This is NOT new news so to speak. I have heard the virtues of ‘one glass of wine a day‘ for years — which is why I follow that advice religiously. What is interesting is that this study, extensive in scope given the 300,000 Americans followed, appears to contradict a recent British study that expressed doubts as to the health benefits of wine (or beer).

I must also confess that at my annual physical, last week (8/8/2017), my doctor, a very nice Indian, also appeared to express skepticism to the state of my health — my daily glass of red wine notwithstanding. He said I was going to die, but he couldn’t be specific. He just knew I was going to die. Not sure when either. He says it is just a hunch he has — that I am going to die.


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