so mark wahlbergs birthday was a few days ago and i have been reminded again of how little research the general public puts in before supporting someone.
i was reminded of wahlberg when i saw a tweet responding to a happy birthday tweet to him that essentially listed out why i don’t like him. i hope none of my readers are giving this dude support but if you are, may i help you see why so many people hold disdain for him?
he has committed at least 3 hate crimes
2 against vietnamese men and one toward black children
listen, i get it, people can grow and change, one of wahlbergs victims has even forgiven him. that however does not prevent anyone from holding a grudge.
honestly i made this post with an ulterior motive. i don’t just wanna complain about mark wahlberg, i wanna make a point. that point is as follows:
racism is not a negative character flaw, it is active bigotry
i’ve had a hard time expressing to people for so long why racism is so bad, and i’ve only recently come up with something as catchy as that. i don’t think i should have to have a catchy tagline to convince others that racism is a plague of locusts on the cornfield that is humanity but i guess i do since i’ve gotten into so many arguments with people where my whole stance can be boiled down to “you should care about others”.
i’ve been appalled for essentially my whole life by the rhetoric that one shouldn’t be unkind to racists, because i just can’t seem to grasp why so many people don’t understand that racism is bad no matter how non-violent the racist is in their execution. it’s because people think racism is a character flaw, just like being rude to waiters or being a spoiled child.
it isn’t and you know how i know that? because many former white supremacists acknowledge that they were constantly faced with facts that countered their world view and it was their decision to not look further.
so anyways lets end this post by saying one last thing that really drives home my disdain for mark wahlberg. he expresses little to no remorse. here’s a quote from him about his hate crimes to end this post:
“You have to go and ask for forgiveness and it wasn’t until I really started doing good and doing right by other people, as well as myself, that I started to feel that guilt go away. So I don’t have a problem going to sleep at night. I feel good when I wake up in the morning.”