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Watch them blue-eyed folks

OPINION by Harry Porter | June 21, 2020 at 4:00 a.m.

People with blue eyes scare me. They seem shifty to me. It is almost as if they are up to something sneaky all the time. The serial killer Ted Bundy had blue eyes so that goes to show you blue-eyed folks cannot be trusted. A Houston woman known as the "blue-eyed butcher" was sentenced to 20 years for stabbing her husband some 200 times. There is something sinister about those blue eyes.

Brown-eyed folks are just plain lazy. I do not care what you do it is almost impossible to get someone with brown eyes to do a decent day's work. A great example of this is Paul Railton, of England, who was prosecuted, fined, and ordered not to drive for six months, after he was seen "walking" his dog by driving slowly along with the leash held out the car window. Railton had brown eyes and obviously was too lazy to even attempt to walk his dog.

The green-eyed ones are really good with money but you need to watch them close. They are both relentless in the pursuit of wealth and stingy misers determined not to let any money slip from their grasp. They also exert control over the world's financial systems to make sure that only green-eyed people succeed monetarily.

No, folks, I have not gone crazy. I just wanted to illustrate how stupid and bizarre prejudice is and how it defies all logic. To think a certain way about an entire group of people simply based on physical appearance is ignorant. Anecdotal evidence that appears to support a way of thinking that is wrong is just that ... wrong.

Not all blue-eyed people are shifty. Heck, my wife has blue eyes and I trust her more than I trust anyone in this world.

One of my daughters has green eyes and believe me she is far from a miser. Let us just say her skills with money need some development.

I personally have brown eyes. Granted, I can be lazy and my wife would probably say on the weekends I am downright slothful but Monday through Friday I can work with the best of them.

The old saying about not judging a book by its cover applies to people, too. Get to know the individual and in most cases, I think you will find a person you can relate to in some form or fashion. Our differences are not as deep as we think. People are people and we are more similar than different.

We all love our kids. We all want to have a better life. We all have human emotions and feel pain and loss.

Pursue a connection with other people. Seek the common ground, because it does exist.

Eyes are important. Look into someone's eyes when you talk with them. Talk face to face about our problems. Don't hide behind a keyboard and project your agenda on other people without understanding their point of view.

"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend."

-- Martin Luther King Jr.


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