posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 04:20 AM
In these times of much unrest globally and nationally (most nations I feel are afflicted) a question springs to mind. All I see are post after post of
people arguing whether a killing or rioting or mass murder was justified because the race of the person persons afflicted or the person/persons who
were the afflictors had all rights to do what they did based on their race or the racial issues within the society they live in. Or arguing whether an
event took place because a certain race is prone to just be thuggish or disorderly purely based on the colour of their skin.
I mean seriously are we not supposed to be people on here who take pride in our ability to see past the veil of lies and madness others do not? Can
you not see that perhaps rather than focusing on the race questions what we do need to focus on are the larger social issues at play here?
The headline for one recently started post was 7 white teens run over 1 black man. Is the issue here really the colour of their skin or is the issue
here that 7 teens felt it within their rights to kill a man by running him over? The story then op on to talk about how they did not get correct
punishment for their crime. Unfortunately much of the thread thus far argues whether whites are justified in doing this to a black man or vice versa.
In my opinion no one is justified in doing this to anyone. What is relevant is that society is failing people. We are creating or feeding monsters who
rather than trusting that the justice system will take care of and hear their issue take it within their own hands to create their own form of
justice. Mostly with the death of innocent people as a result.
Another thread which have suffered the same or similar racial discussion is the one that talk about the U.K. riots. Again people are arguing whether
it is a certain race that is to blame for this. In my view no it is a race that is to blame but the U.K society at large. And if we examine this
closely I am sure we will find that many of the people who took and are taking part in creating this horrific damage (again to mostly innocent peoples
property and persons) are of varying racial backgrounds with one thing in common. They are fed up with being at the bottom of society feeling as if
their voices are not being heard. And yes before you point out the obvious - there are persons in this as always who need no motive and who thrive on
causing destruction and mayhem. And are only joining in this for their personal gain be it a pair of new trainers, a new flatscreen TV or perhaps just
the thrill of it all. These persons need to be adressed also but again I fail to see how bringing in the racial argument is going to solve the problem
or indeed getting to the bottom of the problem at all.
Race is like any other physical appearance just that. People can be hated on and bullied for all kinds of things. Such as weight, age, gender, colour,
clothing style, music style, social standing, illness and handicap...you name it it has been used as a defence or reason for hurting another. We group
people into what we believe are justified groups based on what ever criteria fits our ignorant minds at the time and place the blame for all our evils
on these groups. Isn't it time we stopped this madness and started addressing the real issues. Our societies do not include all on equal grounds (
meaning with equal love for and respect for all individuals as having equal value) from day one. Thus we are ourselves the creators of these
imaginary 'obvious' groups of people who behave in a certain way.
Well I hope any of this made sense i think i lost myself somewhere along the lines of writing this and taking phone calls. Bottom line and question
is...can we once and for all lay race/weight/appearance-ism to rest and look at what is really going on?
Social security issues
Harrasment (all and any)
Gangbanging ( i include here the obvious gangs but also all religious and sectlike institutions that promote separation on any grounds)
Communities falling apart
Politics and banking
Murder, rape, mental abuse
Those ( and I am sure there are more) in my opinion are the core reasons for most ills in this world. But then again maybe I am completely wrong here
and the issue really is that we should just get rid of everyone who bothers us and do so because of the way they look. As soon as we get rid of
'them' the world will truly be a better place??? What do you think?