You’re All Racists And Here’s Why …
Let me be frank and upfront here.
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a racist and/or a bigot and don’t even realise it.
I’m forever seeing news reports and Facebook threads on the differences between men and women and what their ‘rights’ are.
Equally, since my wife Pam Allen is from South Africa and I love the country, I take an interest in all things South African.
What I find disturbing is the continual arguments on the rights of people based on their skin colour and what atrocities were bestowed on each other, across various timeframes in the country.
The one thing I’m avoiding here is judging what was and wasn’t done to whoever, in the past.
Why You’re a Racist?
It’s simply because the world is forever changing and it always will.
That’s the nature of human beings. We move from one place to another, inhabit and nurture land and create a home for ourselves and our families.
The first part of that last sentence is the clue – humans are forever migrating to other places and that’s a fact since the dawn of time.
A sad by-product of migrating are the clashes with the previous inhabitants of the land being moved into. Obviously we humans violently resist sharing – sad and true.
You’re a racist as you still take sides on the differences between people!
You’ll pick a side based on gender or skin colour or religion. Some even on hair colour or height, for goodness sake.
Evolve Instead of Being a Primate
I live in Australia and the English were downright cut-throat with the Australian indigenous population, a few hundred years ago.
I feel sad it happened.
I also feel no responsibility for those past wrongs simply because I live here and have a lineage traced in the distant past to English or Irish, and not indigenous.
The World and it’s people need to grow up and evolve and stop using differences to promote conflict.
The Cure is Mindset
As a male, I recognise there are obviously delicious difference between the genders.
I’m not a monk, doncha know.
It’s the way you look at the differences though. I have a mindset (most times since I do slip back into the Dark Ages), a mindset of being human.
Human beings is where it’s at, man.
Listen, Check Your Shit At the Door, OK?
Do you think it’s healthy to simply live in the past or build on the present, for a better future?
I’m banking on the present/future option, personally.
It’s easy to say but we need to forgive (you can still remember) and act as a group of human beings, despite the gender bias or the colour of your skin.
For me, I look at my Australian Indigenous brothers and sisters as much an Australian as I am.
How about we help our fellow Australians be accepted Australians. I’m going to get a reaming for this next one but if they persist in living in the past, they’re doomed for history to repeat itself.
Sure, anyone who wants to should retain, remember and practise heritage, if that’s what you want to do. Thing is, you also need to recognise the need to evolve with the rest of humanity.
CavePeople didn’t remain cave-people, did they?
They migrated to better lands, probably using force on the previous occupants and evolved.
Why have we stopped evolving?
Speak Your Mind, With Your Opinion
Nice to see you made it to the end of this rather controversial article. So here’s what you can do next, if you’ve got the guts too :)
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