At the risk of making you the reader mad – Let me be the minority voice and have my own little ruckus because I’m an unknown woman who grew up on the wrong side of the track whose daddy owned a worm ranch and you know how fun that was to be known as the family with the worms whose nickname was Sewage… You and I both walk this same earth. Yes, I am white so go ahead and presuppose now before you read onward cause I’m sure it’s gonna make somebody mad…cause you know…that seems to be the preferred emotion this day…you know…to get angry instead of a change of mind or actually have a conversation face to face versus on facebook or this device where we do not see the pain in each others eyes and we stay clear of any kind of true compassion for the life we have lived or are now living.
WHY does the sickening hate in American continue to be about racism and not identifying the true issue?
Historically, it seems here in America, we stop and cling to the word racism every time there is any kind of violence against a non-white and then the nation riots (not the first time) and then we have an outcry against racism. If a stand against racism were the answer would it have been resolved by now? The issue is identity in all colors and not just white. We live on this same earth.
Violence was not how Martin Luther King handled his life – that man is a man who crosses all denominational and all economical and all color boundaries. He demonstrated dignity and literally changed society…He knew who He was and Whose. He paid a price for it. He was fearless.
My goodness – Why do you suppose we do not develop past our own skin color? Yes, AGAIN, I acknowledge I’m still white and now some may be protesting from non-white skin and say something like this: “You don’t know what it is like to walk in my shoes…or my mom’s or grandfathers or …….onward…. And you don’t know what it was like to walk in mine either. This country is IMMATURE IN developing respect… for just about anything really when you think about it…. We all want to shift blame to somebody else for why we have a lack of identity. I see the disrespect in the mom for her role as I see her ignore her child while on her phone every single day when she walks the kid around the corner. I see the kids next door completely ignore instructions from their parents. I almost get hit by cars thinking it is cool to race down the highway in rush-hour as they endanger all of us in their competition. I see an entire family including kids on their cell phones at dinner ignoring one another. These are all colors and all ages and all economics. Disrespect for one another is learned. Respect is learned. But lack of love is probably at the core root.
You are right – I don’t know what it was like to walk or what it IS like to walk in your shoes. I was bullied as a kid and as an adult every single day (not tarred and feathered) but continually hit and continually made fun of and was poor and paid for vacations with bottles my parents found on the side of the road so part of me has had some issues maybe some of you did not have…
I grew up under the leadership of an earthly father who felt hitting was the best way to communicate his love language. I grew up with kids who ridiculed me daily and I hated myself with a vengeance most my life… What I experienced is not the same as any-color racism –
ALTHOUGH at the time it tore me apart and almost took my life many times in my lifetime….
Racism is found in all cultures across the globe – cultural prejudice within and outside of all sorts of sects and family lines and cities and nations including inside America.
Yet all of us walk on this same earth.
And honestly, it seems to be white people who stop whatever they are doing to jump up and down to come to the defense of racism more than anyone – is it guilt? Do we want to be popular? Do we want others to think well of us? Do we want more friends? Do we really want to make a difference? Why is the cry for racism only during riots and bloodshed?
If it was really solely a race issue – do you think it could have been resolved by now?
Are you really convinced race is the issue?
COULD it be deeper than race…deeper than skin shade…?
I just wish we had a true strategy to solve this sickening emotion/hatred.
I’m thinking we as a nation – a people – all over the globe – don’t know who we are and we don’t know WHOSE we are and we don’t acknowledge we have the exact same color blood and we breathe the exact same air and we have the same organs. We won’t consider that we all came from the same Spirit and we all return to the same Spirit after we leave this same earth that we all walk on together.
Instead, we use emotions as our excuse for actions and behavior
that belittles, reinforces, dishonors, angers and rules atmospheres…separates, divides, shifts blame and takes blame.
I was thinking today that it is ironic to think the one rioting may be robbing their heavenly neighbor?? Sad to think the one prejudice against that other is having attitude with someone who holds God Already living inside them and living alongside of them and will see them in the next place of existence…until then – we all walk on this same earth.
It is not just us white people who don’t now who we are – it is every color as we walk this same earth.
Screwed Up MESS is what is happening folks.
End of my rant.
Have a great day.
Make a non violent rumble will you?
Let your voice be heard.
But let it be a voice for humanity and not just your section of humanity… because right now we are ALL focused on this one thing…in unity to stop something that we won’t stop by using all these little posts and antics of poopularity…………. 🙂
Be mad. When we are mad, we stop being kind to others AND ourselves…
because that is how the emotion of hate – separation – division – works…
hate is an inside job that shows up on the outside…
If I were not white would you still be mad for me writing this?
LOVE WILL ALWAYS BE THE ANSWER.
Love is an inside job.
Where is our Wisdom as an entire people?
NOT A PASSIVE LOVE.
NOT A COMPLACENT LOVE.
BUT a Union in Love from Love with an origin from ABOVE Who may even live inside of you (even if you have turned to hate God or Higher Power or WHATEVER/WHOMEVER You call the one who gives you breath and blood) So, are we fighting amongst our own brothers and sisters? WHEN REALLY we are all really one color…. ?? Something to think about as we walk this same earth.
Interesting to think we have the same Father … we were all birthed…
You have thoughts? I would love to hear some response from love not hate. So, if you don’t know me, you won’t hear compassion, you won’t see the tears, you won’t care about my heart that cares…
Braver Wednesday – it’s not as easy as thinking that whatever you think you will get. But what if what you are thinking in the negative will never come to pass? Then you wasted all that precious time thinking dreary dead filled thoughts. Let’s change our focus. Let’s expect something different. Let’s hope for more. Let’s enjoy where we are while on the way to where we are going. Love, D
Braver Wednesday – 1 Corinthians 5:8 God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us…WHOA that by itself is a stop in your tracks and think about how we don’t even show one another the time of day for goodness sake…but we have the ONE Who made us Who SHOWED US UPCLOSE AND PERSONAL HIS LOVE 1 Corinthians 5:9… much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath (the destruction that was to come in 70AD..when the Old Covenant was judged…you do realize God has already sent HIS wrath and that what Jesus said was finished was completed in 70AD?? Everyone should understand the historical aspect of God’s word and what happened)…
1 Corinthians 10 …IF while we were enemies, we were reconciled, changed mutually and changed TOWARD GOD THROUGH the death of HIS SON much more having been reconciled – we shall be saved by HIS lifetime….so those who were delivered…..were preserved through HIS LIFE….HIS LIFETIME..HIS LIVING FOR US…..HE LIVES FOREVER! AND HE LIVES INSIDE OF US!! BAM…….never alone…..born again…born from heaven…..HE STEPPED IN YOU……NOT JUST BESIDE YOU..NOT JUST AROUND YOU..NOT JUST ON YOU…BUT INSIDE WHERE HE fills every nook and cranny with HIMSELF………….
1 Corinthians 11 … NOT ONLY THIS BUT we ALSO exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ through Whom we have NOW RECEIVED THE RECONCILIATION…the exchange…the adjustment…the restoration to divine favor. WAIT!! We have already received???? SERIOUSLY??? HOW CAN THIS BE………OH…..COULD THIS BE WHAT THEY CALL GOOD NEWS????
1 Corinthians 18 – so then, as through one transgression there resulted Condemnation – an adverse sentence – a judgment against all men – even so, through one act of righteousness, there resulted JUSTIFICATION – ACQUITTAL – REMISSION, REDEMPTION, DELIVERANCE FROM GUILT, DELIVERANCE FROM THE POWER OF SIN of LIFE to ALL MEN. YES…ADAM CONDEMNED ALL MANKIND……WITHOUT OUR PERMISSION AND WITHOUT OUR HELP AND BEFORE WE WERE EVER BORN HE BROUGHT DEATH TO US. YES…JESUS JUSTIFIED………ALL MANKIND… WITHOUT OUR PERMISSION AND WITHOUT OUR HELP AND BEFORE WE WERE EVER BORN HE BROUGHT LIFE TO US.
WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH THAT???
It’s a priceless process to grasp, receive and understand that HE already endured the price so that we can step into the priceless process. JUST RECEIVE.
The journey to knowing HIM and being known by HIM …is priceless and so be patient with you through the process.
I’m cognizant there is a bigger historical and spiritual context and a smaller context…but this was what Jesus was loving me with……hope it encourages you to be the new you…….that you already have become while on the priceless journey……to becoming more like Him. Love – d