A few years ago, the “Very Fake News” network aired this interview between Don Lemon and Morgan Freeman and I wanted to focus on this part in which Don Lemon asked Mr. Freeman the race-baiting question: “Do you think that race plays a part in wealth distribution?”

Mr. Freeman has made his feelings about racism blatantly known in other interviews and said one very memorable line from his interview with Mike Wallace on 60 Minutes {when asked how we get rid of racism}: “Stop talking about it.” He then went on to say, ‘I’m going to stop calling you a white man. And I’m going to ask you to stop calling me a black man. I know you as Mike Wallace. You know me as Morgan Freeman. You’re not going to say, “I know this white guy named Mike Wallace.” Hear what I’m saying?’ Valid point, Mr. Freeman.

And so, his answer to Don Lemon was a firm “No”, his tone reflecting a hint of annoyance. And you know what? I share his annoyance. When did it become a widespread belief that race holds anyone back from succeeding? I don’t see it. I speak as someone who’s as culturally diverse as they come ~ I’m a mix of 6 different races {including half Oriental}…and maybe more. When I was growing up in the ’70’s, I was the only Oriental kid in my entire school. I know what it’s like to be considered a “minority” based on how some people treated my family and me. I don’t have a chip on my shoulder because of it. My brother does and he dropped out of school because of it. I chose to finish school because I knew better than to let anything like that hold me back.

My point is, people can play the racism card all they want. They can choose to play the victim, blaming everyone else for their failings but, when it comes down to it, each of us is responsible for what we do with what we have. If everyone lived by the logic of Don Lemon, there would be ZERO successful people of minorities in this country. Minorities would not get their foot in the door anywhere, based on their skin color and we all know that’s not true. Hell, Don Lemon wouldn’t be a news anchor on CNN if that were the case. I look at this interview and wonder how he can even say that, from his chair situated in front of a major news network camera. Seriously? What about Obama? How did he wind up in the White House if race was such an issue? Oprah Winfrey? And what about the athletes like Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Serena and Venus Williams? What about successful music artists like Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson, Usher and Jay-Z? What about people like Ben Carson and Allen West? The list goes on and on.

There are countless successful people of all race, nationality, etc., which is indicative that nobody is held back from achieving whatever they set out to do. We all have to work for what we want, but we also must have the integrity to achieve success through an honest means. The sense of entitlement {that many feel} stems from EGO and the belief that they’re owed because they’ve been “wronged” somehow. We aren’t owed anything. We’re here to find the purpose of our time here on Earth and that’s what we must focus on.

We, as a society, must stop the “victim mentality” and focusing on that sense of entitlement. We’re responsible for making our own way and, yes, it’s hard work with a lot of struggling. We all fail at some point, but if we don’t pick ourselves up to try again, we only have ourselves to blame.

In conclusion, I leave you with a clip from the Don Lemon/Morgan Freeman interview and a final thought:

Listen to and be like Mr. Freeman. Mr. Freeman is smart.

And that’s no Bullshit. 😉

Until next time…

The Right Universe

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