posted on Jan, 27 2014 @ 10:41 PM
I strongly and passionately disagree
Seriously, I've been taking issue with the need for equalization for a long time. Being of mixed race myself I have great appreciation for
differences in color, culture and abilities of various races. And my use of the word race has nothing at all to do with racism or a
"feeling of superiority".
I travel a lot and on my travels I want to experience people who are different than those people of my race and culture. When in Asia, I eat Asian
food, enjoy Asian customs, get into Asian mentality. When in Africa, likewise. In the process of doing this I have discovered that there are huge
differences, and that there are different races and cultures of people.
As I see it there are two mainstream viewpoints and both are false:
1. We are all the same
2. We are all different and thats bad or We are all different and some are superior to others.
The third viewpoint, which does not get much airtime is:
3. We are all different and thats great!!!!
To what extent and how are we different?
The third viewpoint allows for a unity without suppressing diversity.
The idea that oneness requires sameness is the cause of many problems we've faced throughout history. I can be different than someone and even in
total disagreement with anothers lifestyle and beliefs but still respect and appreciate that difference.
The pressure of equalization promoted by the "politically correct" lacks such a distinction. It will try to make women be like men or blacks be like
whites and vice versa.
Black people...and yes they are black...are different. But that does not mean anything negative. It means that if they honor their roots, their
culture, their way, their style, their passions, they will integrate much more easily than if they are forced to behave like the white american. And
vice-versa. Unfortunately, nowadays it is almost forbidden to see differences.
Black people are not black they are brown. All Humans are a shade of brown. Polar bears' skin is black. Honor what roots? Senegalese roots? west
african roots? This is silly don't you think? How do "white"(light brown) americans behave?
In the analogy of oneness, every puzzle piece is unique. No puzzle piece is the same as another. And yet, placed properly, they all form ONE puzzle.
[edit on 5-6-2009 by Skyfloating]
Are human superior to a mountain lion,eagle or a crocodile? We haven't changed much in 120,000 years.
I mean eagle have superior vision compared to humans.
Can we swim like a crocodile?
Can we out run a puma?
We are inferior to those animals right?