My second grade teacher once told us that “You can be whatever you choose to be in life. Just study hard and live right and all your dreams can come true.” Truer words have never been spoken; however, methinks that a few people are taking that slice of wisdom a bit too far.
Case in point, Bruce Jenner, aka Caitlyn Jenner, and Rachel Dolezal, aka Ain’t Jemima. Back in the day, Bruce or Caitlyn would have been dismissed as having mental problems or some other sort of disorder, but in today’s anything goes, politically correct, God is Dead society, he/she has been touted as a hero by none other than the resident in chief of our White House.
On to Rachel Dolezal, if you remember, she was born to white parents, but somewhere over the years white guilt got to her and voila, one perm and some tanning lotion later she became a black woman. But not just any black woman, she wrangled her way into becoming the president of the Spokane Washington chapter of the NAACP. Dolezal told news reporters “There’s been no biological proof that Larry and Ruthanne are my biological parents.” She actually believes she is black even after all the photos showing her with blonde hair and light skin as a young woman, even after disclosures about a 2002 lawsuit in which she accused Howard University of denying her a teaching job because she was white. It seems that her skin color changes whenever circumstances warrant it. Maybe she should aspire to be a chameleon because she could change color as needed.
Maybe I should embrace this ideology and become someone or something that I wish I was. I’ve said here more than once that I am taking all steps to be an honorary Texan. I bought a pair of boots, I bought a pickup truck, and a cowboy hat. I now eat ranch dressing with everything, even pizza. Can I now claim that I am a native Texan? If Bruce can become a woman and Rachel can become a black woman, why can’t I become a Texan? Because it isn’t true, that’s why. There comes a time when fantasy must be set aside and reality must prevail. I am a Cajun from the bayou’s of Louisiana. I discovered the great state of Texas and I now call it my home, however all the wishing in the world will not make me a native of the greatest state in the nation. I can study its history and enjoy all it has to offer, but I cannot become something I’m not.
Yes, it’s true that you can become anything that your heart desires. You can become a doctor, lawyer, senator, some can even become president. Have a great weekend and may God bless.