Be unique in civilization.
The long view of human history, we come up with a lot of reasons to put ourselves in front of other people. The axiom of human evolution. Wanting to become a dominant race. The nature of the only the strong survive. The biological make-up, the DNA construct of the survival of the fittest.
Now, let us stop one second and reflect what can go wrong with that. Racism is the paragon of what can go wrong. Before anything, the evil of Racism. Because the creation of it is evil. It is manipulative. It is disgusting. It is a reality. A reality folks that still exists today.
Let me repeat that one more time. Racism is a reality that still exists today.
Racism has become a social reality, that has manifested, and has made the most harrowing impacts in our societies. And they create social constructs, that place individuals in poorer beginnings. It unjustifiably puts others in a head start.
So, what is progress. Progress is not perfection. It’s just means we are becoming more perfect. Not perfect, but progressive.
It comes from the courage of ordinary citizens, becoming extraordinary because they allow their courage to shine. Knowing the truth about love. That love requires more than their self-conservation, but the occasional disruption and the alacrity to speak out, for what is right.
Knowing that there is sadness. It is being aware. Aware of the palpable sadness and tragedy that exists. That the insidious nature of racism, is more than a setback. It is a creation that makes us worse. It is a creation that results in destruction. It was not even real to begin with. But it has. The problem is that it has. And the problem is that it will resurface.
The solution is knowing that there are people who care in doing the right things.
The truth of the matter is, people have good hearts. They aren’t born evil. People often opt themselves out, because they are convinced that they have no voice. Or if they have the voice, they question, “What is the material impact”?
But I want to challenge those with the following.
People, rise. Rise up, because it is your voice. And consider it a way of principle. Consider it your opportunity to make an impact. Listen, if you make yourself present, and you do it with justice, grit, determination, love, and care, reverberations are made. They are everlasting because they have now existed. The existence of it, now make it existential. It gives it depth. And what it absolutely does do, it shows that it did not fall prey to the evil.
Be unique in civilization. Understand that cultures, behaviors, and attitudes, combined with how activated or engaged we are, can create positive social collaboration. Empowerment in affecting positive changes, for effective positive results.
Be unique in civilization and know that we can progress. That we can activate and truly have our voices heard.
And that we are not manipulated.
That we are not overlooked.
That we are not suppressed.
And on top of all, that we do not fear to live. For life is meant to succeed and flourish. For life is meant to give people the same opportunity. And it all begins with the creation of knowing that we should love that everyone gets a fair chance.
So, yeah, why not. Let us be unique in civilization.