Sunday, October 29, 2017

Know Your Enemy

Hatred, racism and bigotry; unfortunate aspects of the human condition, are sadly feed by the same lack of knowledge and perpetuation of ignorance. The very word bigot is ascribed to those who do not value others opinions and yet the same voices that cry bigotry are the best examples of it.

It is no accident that the country is divided, the powers that be need the division. The ignorance of history and the lack of knowledge of our ancestors have caused a hysteric destruction of any remnant of our past.

Pasts are being tainted, rewritten with only the points that support the agenda of division being included. A student of life needs to ignore the voices of curriculums based on political correctness and division and look deeper into our pasts, learn true unabridged histories before they are removed from the record.

People are complex, the same saints of our past were as flawed as we are today. The same people that decry certain aspects of history are the same that would shut down any thought of changing the status quo.

Sadly, the status quo at one time was slavery and suffragette, it took courage to defeat these ideas and change our country for the better. The same voices that disagreed back then, were shut down by the same kind of people that limit free speech today.

We as Americans need to realize the true enemies that divide us. Those people who act like they care about our best interests are the same that would erase our history, fill our present with fear and hopelessness and offer a future that is contingent on their success.

Racism and hatred will never be eliminated but it has become less of a force in our society. There is desperation to show its ugliness at every turn, attaching it to everything from simple disagreements to the assumed intentions of public officials.

I believe prejudice will become a dark memory on our past only when we stop calling out the woman CEO or the black actor, maybe if we started to see each other as people first and than Americans, prejudice and bigotry might seem a bit more foreign.

The sad thing is the agenda is an active project, not with good intentions for the victims, instead a job for the leaders that cry racism and sexism inconsistently and only when it suits the narrative they perpetuate.

We need to start to talking to each other, leaving the media and the government out, we as Americans discovering ourselves, learning about our history, embracing our gifts and realizing our weaknesses so we never slip back into the negative aspects of being flawed humans.