Old Dead White Men * Open Thread *



You almost have to feel sorry for the dolts that complain about the founding fathers as “old dead white men”. Almost. But then stupidity on that level is beyond my ability to pity. I can only shake my head in disbelief.

The fact that they have a right to say something so stupid is granted by the words written by “old dead white men”.

Reading about the disdain for the Founding Father’s as old dead white men got me to thinking about other dead white men. I know it’s against the fashion of the times to respect the accomplishments of white men, dead or alive, but I shudder to think what life would be or have been without them.

Without the words of William Shakespeare we would not have some of the greatest words ever put to paper. This dead white guy has entertained and enlightened for centuries.

Countless movies and stories have been written using his work as a template. The ignorant don’t know that because they don’t bother to learn. How many stories have been written using Romeo and Juliet alone? Would the world be a better place without Hamlet and the Tempest?  Stretching the mind seems to have gone out of fashion too.

Without Mozart,Beethoven and Tchaikovsky the world would not have some of the finest music every heard. And try to imagine a world without “da da da da” of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony used so many times and so many places.

How about the way modern music often ripped off the classical music?  Did you know back in 1976 there was “A Fifth of Beethoven” by Walter Murphy which was a disco version of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, featured in Saturday Night Fever?

Then there was “Song Sung Blue” by Neil Diamond – based on Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 21”, second movement back in 1972.

“Annie’s Song” by John Denver – based on Peter Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5, second movement in 1974.

And in 1960 Elvis Presley had a hit with “It’s Now or Never”  which was from di Capua’s O Solo Mio. Mario Lanza had a hit with it but Presley’s version went to number one and it was an international hit. But Elvis is just another dead white guy, right?

An old dead white guy named Henry Ford revolutionized the world of manufacturing with his assembly line. That then made the automobile affordable for the average family. No big thing and by all accounts old Henry wasn’t a very nice man. But imagine the world without his contribution.

How about two white brothers named Wright,  they were inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world’s first successful airplane. Imagine a world without the contribution of Wilbur and Orville.

Yet to some of the fools spouting off about dead white men the color of their skin is more important than what they gave the world. If they could see the world of today they might decide it would be better to stick with bicycles.

Let’s see, what other old dead white men can we excoriate for the color of their skin?

How about Galileo? Italian scientist and scholar Galileo made pioneering observations that laid the foundation for modern physics and astronomy. Galileo expressed openly his support of the Copernican theory that the earth and planets revolved around the sun.

Church Inquisition consultants pronounced Copernican theory heretical. In 1616, Galileo was ordered not to “hold, teach, or defend in any manner” the Copernican theory regarding the motion of the earth. Galileo obeyed the order for seven years, partly to make life easier and partly because he was a devoted Catholic.

But who cares about this old white guy? Imagine a world where he never existed. And imagine a people so ignorant they would despise him for the color of his skin.

Who should we decide is not important next based on the lack of melanin in his skin?

How about Jonas Salk?

How about Louis Pasteur? Might as well include a Frenchman. After all he too suffers from a lack of melanin.

Funny thing, I was taught all my life that racism is wrong. My white mother and father taught me that. They taught me that judging a person by the color of their skin was not only wrong it was stupid. Silly old white people often think silly things like that.

I could go on and on with the contributions of white men to the world we know today. It would do little good with those who actually are stupid enough to think of the Founding Fathers as old dead white men. A closed mind gathers no wisdom.

A person determined to blame others for the problems in their life and then place that blame by skin color has nothing to contribute to this, or any other society. They spew their venom and pollute the world around them.

There are millions of good, productive black citizens who have made a success of their lives. They contribute to their community and their country every day. The are policemen, soldiers, firemen, musicians, wives, husbands, mothers, father, nurses, doctors and whatever the hell they decided to be. They didn’t sit on their asses and whine about the white folks that held them down. They did something. They made a life for themselves and their children.

I think the whiners call these people “Uncle Tom” if they don’t join in their whiny chorus. They must denigrate these people lest the young see that the race-baiters are liars and thieves. Thieves of their future.


31 Responses to “Old Dead White Men * Open Thread *”

  1. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Excellent post, Marge!

  2. piper Says:

    My 2 cents for today.
    Scanning the Washington Post online, I came across a story about Scott Silverthorne, Fairfax mayor, accused of selling meth. No where in the link which I clinked on listed his party affiliation – wondering why until I googled his name and guess what – found out that he was a democrat. As an independent I find this omission a bit tiring as I want facts not cover-ups – honestly scum exist in both parties, neither one has clean hands especially after they tasted the good life easy money brings.

    End of rant for today.

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I’ve noticed the media’s attempt to hide any of their miscreants too. If Scott Silverthorne had been a Republican you can bet his party affiliation would have been all caps in bold face. Hypocrites and scum posing as “newspeople”.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      I’ve noticed that, too. It does seem that they conceal the party when it is a Dem. Grrr.

  3. piper Says:

    Donald Trump speecifying in almost white town 40 miles north of Milwaukee is rather comical given his trying to reach out to blacks in the community. Don – how about doing a rally in Sherman Park.

    The shake-up is another joke in which Don the Con is asking for free publicity so he can keep almost all of his donations for himself. Trump apartment needs new gilt throne chairs which to sit on.

  4. helenk3 Says:

    My mother taught me when i was very young that racism is stupid. We were in Tampa during WW2 .and at that time if we were walking on the sidewalk and blacks were there too, they had to move off the sidewalk until we passed. My mother told me that since many whites had wet nurses who were black for their children how stupid that was. We were from Philadelphia and had never seen that racism before.
    As for today, I am damn proud to be white. Don’t get tan in the summer and if some don’t like tough get over it.

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      My philosophy is that we should all be proud of what we are since nothing less than an act of God will change it. Hating someone for the color of their skin is stupid. I can hate, although usually I am more about loathing, someone’s ideas, actions, and issues without hating something they cannot change. All the others can be changed – melanin in the skin – not.

      Besides some of my favorite people are black. Thomas Sowell is one of my favorite writers, my girls friend Dee, short for Delores is black and has been one of my best friends for 20 years, I love black music except for rap and hip-hop.

      Some of these white nationalist types had better take a good look at the sports they love so much – football and basketball are a majority black athletes. Hate on that you white supremacist scum.

  5. helenk3 Says:


    and the beat goes on

  6. helenk3 Says:



    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I read about this at the Right Scoop. Isn’t this a perfect example of Trump and his campaign? First Aisles and now Bannon?

      Trump’s whole campaign has been a joke – maybe Bannon and Aisle are the punch line.

  7. helenk3 Says:

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    Symptoms include:

    · Severe pain of the scalp from pulling your own hair, while viewing your president panders to Muslim terrorists.

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    · Bleeding from the eyes. This is not Ebola. It is your eyes reacting to accidentally flipping to a channel that shows Al Sharpton as a so-called legitimate news show host.

    · Since the disease consumes the entire body, every infected person is then identified as the disease itself.

    If you have these symptoms and consider yourself PIST-AWF, please notify your local election board and place your name on the list for a cure. It is expected, and sincerely hoped, that the cure will be available in November of 2016, but will not have a marked effect until January, 2017.

  8. helenk3 Says:


    backtrack to hand off internet in under 2 months

    how much more damage to this country can this sob do before he is gone?

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Of course Obama wants to finish this before he leaves office. He’s taken out health care choices from us and now with the help of the media and the traitors within the government he will turn over the Internet. Hard for truth to get out once we don’t have a free internet.

      We know how that works because we haven’t have a free news system in years.

  9. helenk3 Says:

    just because

  10. helenk3 Says:


    guess who???

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Pick up a progressive rock and out slithers Soros. Is there nothing that can be done about this evil, evil man?

  11. helenk3 Says:


    soros and the gang of 8 immigration bill.

    between valjar and soros we seem to have a few unelected people running our government.


  12. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    On a much lighter note – well in topic, not the actual subject of the video as you will see below, check out the tallest horse, Jake:

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