The news always provides plenty of fodder. Twitter feeds also. If you are a writer, there are many hot button issues at your writing behest just waiting to be delved into.
Roseanne was in the news this week. Vj, before clarifying might have been, or, could have been, anyone. Justifying things always makes them worse. Always.
“By not putting on a show, he shines. By not justifying himself, he is distinguished…” Meditation quote.
Racism is hurled around as a word with so much emphasis as of late, that the emphasis loses its meaning or importance.
I was raised different. Not in this pc crap hole known to be our current lives. Jokes cant be funny if they haveto be weighed carefully based on offenses. Which is why there isnt many comedians i seek out to entertain me any longer. I entertain myself most of the time anyway.
This all being said.
Vj is not black. Why is black a protected, exalted race atm? The special flavor du jour. Equal protection under the law is already a thing. It doesn’t matter about race, creed, sex, religion or any of those other highlighted flyover. It matters not to the law that one is gay or trans or black or purple. These things weren’t always the case.
Affirmative action harmed a lot of things. It took character (which MLK JR. Advocated for) and made it purely about color to fill quotas. Does this not affect our own personal leanings in a big way? You betcha. We are onto a colored candidate to fill numbers on our govt forms. Doesn’t this whole process revolve around removing fair from our own definitions? It takes the best candidate who has the skills and throws them to the bottom of the pile instead of a fair shot.
Now lets address cutting off someone’s leg to be clapping oneself on the back for helping them with getting a crutch. A crutch is dangerous. Very.
In butchering, if one can’t make an animal walk into be butchered, one can’t butcher it without strict regulations.
In nursing, one should not do things for a long term care patient or resident that they are capable of doing for themselves. Not handing them a crutch in other words.
In jobs I have had, there has been few that would have cared what color I was as long as I could do the work and was able to work with the already established crew. Many places, the crew sucked donkey balls. That’s work people though.
The next point is through persuasion power alone. Taking to Twitter to bash someone will never help or change a person. Never. So if someone says something disagreeable, they have that right under Gods bill or rights. But feelings are taking way more importance than the ought to in today’s society.
I grew up with people I liked and people I didn’t. We all did. I did what i could to avoid those i didnt like while making more time for those i did.
We all have that option. I was always under the impression that there would be people we disagreed with but the line of distinction was violence. Violence means the talking is done and our feelings about a persons wrongs (perceived by us) cause a person to use force to prove a point. Thats the real racism. The threat of force. To silence anothers freedom because of a fear that we might just have met a person we dislike but must maintain a healthy, if not a distant relationship with. The fear being that they want to change us or we want to change them. There should be no fear. Only working together. With the utmost respect when ever possible.
So, a racist to me (in my limited understanding) would be walking down the street and needing to punch or cause harm to another for whatever reason. Punching a faggot. Punching a drag dressed man. Punching a black person.
I have scoured my heart and none of these things reside in my heart. How about yours? I want to see a way to help those i encounter. Not with violence or crutches or harsh words. But with love. Love everybody always. The Bob Goff book on the matter is what im current on reading.
So forgive the hurtful words, watch for the violent ones just in case and treat everyone like you want to be treated.
How about you?