Before I get started, let me make 2 things extremely and perfectly clear.
1. I am NOT racist, I never have been and I never will be.
2. I know that Hate is a strong word and that we are not suppose to hate anyone. I know it speaks against it in the Bible and that we are suppose to turn the other cheek and let God take care of it. I am incapable of doing that with certain things and people. Now, with that being said ….
Our country is being eaten away from the inside, not only from politicians and laws that should never have been passed, but also from racism, among other things that I won’t go into in this post.
This country has known racism since it’s founding. There has always been an “Upper Class” attitude among certain sections of the population, and I’m not deluding myself into thinking that will ever change. Even the men that wrote and signed the Constitution and the Bill of Rights had members that were racist, even though it was put into writing that “All men are created equal”.
Break that sentence down, let’s look at the bones of it for a second. “All men”, that means everybody, men and women. I’m sure that when it was written that it actually meant just what it said, All MEN because of the mindset in those days. Today however, it means all people.
“Are CREATED equal”. That’s true. When we are created, in the womb and from God’s hands, everyone is equal. That is not to say that everyone has the same opportunities in life, far from it. But, when a person is conceived, or created, they are equal.
It is only after that person is born do things change. How a person is raised, the beliefs that are taught them, the life they have to live, is what breeds racism or not. It is no different than teaching a child how to walk or talk, how to use a spoon or drink from a cup. The environment they are immersed in on a daily basis is what shapes that person as they grow into adulthood.
It is true that there are instances of a child being raised in a racist family that actually turn out to not be racist, but that is rare. I happen to be one of those people. There were several members of my family, on both sides, that were racist. Not so much now though. I think the main reason I am not a racist is because it was never pushed on me, I wasn’t taught that way. I just heard it from family members and it was basically up to me as to whether or not I wanted to believe that way.
I don’t hate black people, white people, asian people, people from the middle east, russia or anywhere else. I hate people that kill, maim, steal, terrorize, rape and all other atrocious acts that we as humans are willing and able to carry out against each other, regardless of race, color or religious belief.
I believe that it is wrong and short sighted, among other things, for a large portion of a race to hate another race for things that happened hundreds of years ago. Yes, I’m talking about some black people hating white people over slavery. That was a long time ago, no one living today ever knew anyone that was a slave. Yes, I’m sure they have ancestors that were slaves, just as some white people have ancestors that were slave owners. That is history now, let it go.
On the other hand, the white race has things we should all be ashamed of, like the KKK for instance, or Neo-Nazism. They believe that any race, not just black people, are beneath them, not only in stature but in the eyes of God. They believe that they are better, in every way, than any other race of people. But, they do not represent the majority of white people and we therefore should not be persecuted as such.
Here’s an idea. Gather up all the racist people in America, find a deserted island somewhere far away and put ’em all together on that island. Let THEM work it out. Yes I know, that is a grandiose idea and something that will never happen, but it IS a pretty good idea.
I’m not going to ask the age old cliche as to why we all can’t just get along. I KNOW why we can’t all just get along. Human Nature. There will always be someone that wants to dominate others. But, what can we do about it? Well, if you believe in prayer then pray, real hard. Education is another option. How about compassion and understanding? Forgiveness would go a long way too.
I certainly don’t live in a fantasy world where I actually believe any of that will ever happen. I know racism is a fact of life that we are going to have to deal with, probably until the end of time.
I just don’t believe in it and like others like me, wished there was something I could do. Besides just posting my opinion about it on social media. But for now, that’s all I’ve got.
And that is my opinion on racism.