reply to post by Stormdancer777
We live in a very diverse world. Most of us (the '99%', if you will) harbor some measure of personal greed, selfishness, even superiority at times.
That is a part of being human. But there are some whose thirst for power is beyond what we recognize; they not only dream of world domination, but
actively plan to achieve as much of that dream as possible. There are those whose greed has reached levels we cannot comprehend; mere numbers in a
bank statement mean more to them than life or death. There are those whose desire for power over others is beyond the scope of our very existence;
their superiority in their own mind allows them to believe in a kind of self-deity that should be used to govern others.
The psychological reasons are many and varied, but the point is that this tiny group of people not only have the desire to twist society to their
personal version of Utopia, but also have the ability to do so to some degree. In order to achieve their goals, they must be able to withstand an
onslaught of those they subjugate. History has shown clearly that while tyranny may exist for a time, it will always be met with deadly force in the
form of an uprising, and the destruction of that meeting varies proportionately with both the intensity of the tyranny and the length of time it
remains in effect.
All this means that the people are potentially the most powerful force in human society... the same people that must be either impoverished, enslaved,
or controlled depending on who one talks to. So the trick becomes how to keep this massive force from becoming focused on those who wish to manipulate
society. Enter racism.
Humanity has used slavery since the earliest recorded records. Every race, every tribe, has at some point in their history been enslaved by another.
The fact that the United States had institutionalized slavery in the 19th century is not surprising; it would be surprising had it not existed. The
Civil War, however, intensified emotions on both sides: in the South by demoralizing the citizenry, by destroying the infrastructure and private
property, by unrestrained legalized looting afterwards, and by literal war crimes against the civilian population during. In the North, the propaganda
machine was used to great success to portray the war as something it was not and to actively promote geographic racism against the 'enemy'.
Time would have eventually healed these wounds in the nation's psyche, were it not for continual attacks from both sides as the hatred born in the
war grew. A blind man could see at this point how powerful a tool racism could be for control of the population. So we have media outlets that jump on
every possible chance to promote the belief that racism is widespread and rampant; we have 'hate crime' laws that scream racism at the a shocked
public every time they are invoked; and we have certain groups like the KKK and the NBP who are actively stirring the pot of hatred because they are
convinced that this action is the only way they can survive.
And all the while, that tiny group of people, call them the Illuminati, the '1%', or whatever you desire, are sitting back comfortably moving
towards their goals, confident that the people are too busy fighting each other to fight back back. That is our enemy.
What can we do? Reject political correctness. Talk, openly, honestly, without fear of what the other might think, and realize that the other person is
doing the same in an attempt to communicate. Call the politicians on their racial-promotion policies poorly disguised as social aid to the
disadvantaged. Ignore partisan politics because we understand they are not supportive of any group we might be a part of, but are only supportive of
those in power and themselves.
As my Daddy used to say: "Stop swallowing a camel and gagging at a gnat."