a reply to: wanderingconfusion
make life tough. People bully people for all kinds of stupid reasons. It sucks, but it happens. I've been teased for looking European
(or 'wog') because I'm 1/4 Polish. I'm 100% white and 3/4 Australian, born in Australia to Australian parents, and even I’ve been picked on by an
insignificant minority of idiots for being racially different (and I'm not even that
So what? It used to bother me before I knew any better. But I quickly realized in my oversensitive teenage years that some people just like to pick on
others, and whatever excuses they use for doing so are completely irrelevant and secondary to their primary intention. They don't care about whatever
it is they use to get under your skin, they just want to temporarily inflate their own illusion of self-confidence by attempting to reduce the
confidence in others. The vast majority of racists and bullies fall into this category of emotional vampirism.
The remaining clowns who genuinely believe in their own malicious rubbish (like the KKK for example) are just radicalized fools too stupid to see any
deeper into the world than its distorted surface (or any deeper into human beings than their skin, in this case). Who seriously cares
people like that think? Unless they're coming at you with a pitchfork, why even give them the courtesy of your focused attention? They show you no
courtesy whatsoever, so why should you indulge their ignorance and implicitly validate their infantile opinions?
Radicalized terrorists hate people from Western civilization (regardless of their color), and yet most rational Westerners don't let that influence
their emotions because terrorists are psychopathic lunatics who've lost their grip on reality and forfeited their right to be taken seriously when
they began behaving like primeval barbarians with no regard for the sanctity of human life. So why then do we afford racists the valuable luxury of
our emotional indulgence? Are they not psychopathic lunatics who've lost their grip on reality also?
I mean, what’s next? Are we going to start worrying about what animals might think of us? Because there’s only a small gap of evolutionary
progress between an animal and a racist (psychologically speaking, at least). Wait... is that racist of me to say? Am I being racist against racists?
Who cares, right? Exactly. If we don’t care about racists’ feelings, then why should we let our
feelings be affected by racists?
In any case, I'm not saying that the onus of emotional responsibility lies solely on the victim of emotional abuse, but in most situations the victim
decides the degree to which their emotions can be affected by others (be it consciously or subconsciously). So if you truly want to end the negative
social impact of racism and prejudice, then stop reacting to it like a rational problem and start seeing it for the mentally-retarded childish
nonsense that it is. By giving racists’ the power to affect your emotions by getting angry or upset you’re only feeding them the very same energy
that they require in order to maintain their futile belief systems.
People are far too sensitive and self-conscious these days. Don't feed racism (or any cult of radicalized belief for that matter) by reacting to it
emotionally, and you won't give it the sustenance it depends on in order to survive. A racist expression only becomes validated once someone
acknowledges it as a valid thought or opinion borne of a rational mind. I'm not saying to ignore the issue altogether, I'm just saying to stop letting
it bother you on an emotional level. You wouldn’t let a stranger invade your personal space without justified resistance, so why let them invade
your emotional space so freely? Especially when guarding your emotional space is far more easily achieved (and arguably more important) than guarding
your physical space! You have to let the racist into your head like a Trojan Horse before they can even affect it. So stop letting them in, and you
stop the source of their illusory power and effectively starve them of what they most desperately crave: validation.
We are human beings endowed with the fleeting & invaluable gift of creative conscious awareness - do we really want to waste that gift on mundane
trivial crap like this? Personally, I have better things to do than seek the acceptance and approval of under-evolved beings like racists and bullies.
I couldn't care less what rubbish comes out of their ignorant mouths even if I tried (and I try all the time). And politicians
? Pfft. The only
thing I care less about than a racist’s thoughts and opinions are puppet politician’s thoughts and opinions. And Michelle isn’t even a
politician – she’s the wife of a politician. She's essentially just an ordinary woman who is now famous because her husband is a celebrity. It's
like Kim and Kanye all over again, except that the topic of debate is politics & social injustice; not her ass. But I digress.
Anyway, I pretty much wrote all of this pointless refutation to simply say that I truly don’t care (and neither should you). I mean come on
everybody, are we really
going to keep pretending like this issue isn't as utterly stupid as it is ancient? Can’t we find a way to
acknowledge that racism is a primitive behaviour exhibited by primitive beings that are unworthy of our emotional indulgence?
As old mate once said, ‘Forgive them, for they know not what they do’. And if they do
know what they do, then you should only pity them
more. It is a sad life indeed that is preoccupied by the futile discrimination of biological superfluities. Racists may not experience the terrible
emotional subjugation of their abused victims, but their own inherent punishment is in their consequential inability to perceive the collective beauty
of life and humanity.
It may not seem like it on the surface when seen from a subjective emotional perspective. But look closer from an intellectually objective
perspective, and you will see that they are the ones who are really missing out; they are the real victims. Those who let racists and other types of
bullies affect them are merely victims of their own susceptibility to emotional sensitivity, which is a profound virtue when cultivated with
carefulness and wisdom. But those who are racist are victims of their own weak minds, corrupted by ignorance and stunted by their deep susceptibility
to manipulation and dogmatic indoctrination, which can never
be a virtue. They are the real victims here, have no doubt; though I have no
sympathy for them.
I know this is essentially an impractical esoteric appraisal of a real and practical problem, but sometimes it takes a transcendent perspective to
observe a complex situation such as racial prejudice for the simple idiocy that it is. I'm not black, so I know I can't speak with authority on the
issue of racial victimization. But I am
a human being, so I can
speak with authority on the issue of human stupidity. And that's all
If every one of us would take time to think deeply & carefully about the world from the perspective of a conscious observer as opposed to the
perspective of 'poor little me', then a lot of the world's sociological problems would solve themselves. But we're addicted to controversy, and we
find solace in the victim mentality, so that probably isn't going to happen any time soon.
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