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The notion of supremacy – Blog No. 9

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It is not a simple task to isolate the vowels in the word supremacy.  In other words – it is not plain ABC sailing to locate the source of the scourge that introduced the notion of supremacy to certain people in certain places, positions.  However, where it started is not what we shall become obsessed with, how to stamp it out is going to be our present obsession.  I suspect that the fictitious statement that there was – or is – a ‘chosen race’ in the first place has contributed hugely to the problem of inequality that exists in our today world.  The other issue is that it would appear that a great many of the apparently ‘unchosen’ tripped into the trap of believing that they were either inferior, or less ‘desirable’ to God that those he allegedly selected as his representatives.  This is good news, because all it takes to eradicate the shadow of supremacy is to shine Life’s light on how ridiculous the notion is and then teach people to stop believing that God – or whatever – ever chose one type over another.  He didn’t.

It would seem that supremacists have chronic self-esteem issues.  If you need to believe that you are better – or more entitled to privilege – than the human being next to you in order to get through the day, then your life is a waste of everyone’s time.  There is no point in entertaining a waste of time.  We are all skilled in different ways, there are none ‘more capable’ than others.  It is a fundamental failure – a primal lie – to imagine that what one man can do, another cannot.  And I mean that from both sides.  Those who have grown up believing that they are lesser than others need to reassess their thinking, change their mindset.  This is not always easy, given the proclivity of the supremacists for bullying and intimidating those who have been ‘taught’ that their contributions to our world are of no value.  Those who spend time and energy attempting to subvert others also need to change their mindset – and quickly – otherwise it will be changed for them.  I would suggest changing voluntarily.  It is not wise to push an issue until you have your mode of thinking altered for you.

Supremacists have held on to their ‘power’ by demeaning other people and their kin.  They are motivated by fear of difference, a fundamental lack of understanding bequeathed them by their forebears.  For instance, in South Africa, a great many homes that take advantage of the services domestic workers offer will not allow their domestic staff to use their crockery or cutlery or drink from their glasses.  They will provide a meal for their staff, usually, but this meal is often food that the families themselves would not choose to eat, i.e. it is the cheap shit from the supermarket.  This blatant ‘racism’ if you like (racists are notorious supremacists) is unacceptable.  Domestic staff should be invited to eat from what is in the fridge, or in the cupboards, i.e. they should be given a choice.  It is not acceptable to have the attitude that your domestic staff should be grateful to even get a meal.  Considering that these workers maintain homes and gardens and both babysit and in many instances raise these families’ children, they should be treated with respect and shown some common decency.  Shifting this paradigm is naturally going to be a challenge, but it is possible.  A few million ignorant people need a wake-up call, is all.  How many times have you heard it said:  treat others as you want be treated?  What is so difficult about that?  Treat people equally, irrespective of their gender, colour, culture, or sexual persuasion.  That is one of the first guidelines in our brave new world and it is one about which I am passionate.  Passion and persistence go hand in hand and we would all do well to embrace our passions and use them to bolster our brave new world.

 

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Death – Blog No. 49

600x685_death-penaltyYou cannot just have 25 000 bumblebees drop dead in Oregon.  I’m sorry, it’s just not good enough.  They spray pesticides in the trees and the bees land in the toxic mess and all of them die.  That is 150 COLONIES of bumblebees.  Nature must just make the adjustment?  I think Nature is very tired of making adjustments for man.  She is tired of impacting man’s shit.  You cannot just have an oil spill that wipes out an entire bay of creatures.  You cannot just go drilling in the Arctic and trash the landscape.  You cannot keep murdering rhinos and lions with impunity.  Nature will not take much more of man’s meddling.  She is getting fed up of his sticking his fingers into her every orifice.  Stop genetic modifications – it is not for man to bend Nature’s say-so.  For god’s sake.  Nature was perfect in her execution before man came along – and she will be perfect long after he has gone.  He should watch her with more awe – and show her far more respect.  Does this planet wonder why violent death is at an all-time high?  You get what you give.  Nature sees man’s casual destruction of her majesty.  He is her progeny – lucky for him – and she must watch as he systematically destroys his mother.  Where is the sense in that?  She has invested her everything in you.  From the beginning.  It is time you appreciated that.

When AIDS took over Africa – because let’s face it, it has – was that Nature returning man’s compliment?  When she speaks she does not mince her words.  In fact, when Nature speaks it is best you shut up and listen.  Who said she does not have a voice?  She speaks in silence, in whispers of wind.  She speaks in tsunamis.  She speaks in tornado tongues.  She speaks in disease.  Do not underestimate her.  Really.  It would be your gravest mistake.  The thing is – Nature needs man’s help.  Without his help she will continue to suffer and the simple equation goes like this:  should she continue to suffer, man will continue to suffer.  How many ways does this have to spelled out before someone wakes up and takes notice?  Karma.  The cycle of life.  Flow.  Whatever you choose to recognise it as – there is a pure energy in this world that has its origin in Nature.  Nature is flawless.  She has imperfections – mutations – but she is immaculate in her happening.  Each season she bothers to come out with  a brand new display for humans to enjoy.  Do you even notice?  Are you so busy with your head stuck in the sand doing nothing to save your world that you fail to appreciate your source?  You must wake up and appreciate exactly what a creature you are and where you come from.  You are Nature.  Learn that and love that you are her reflection.  Trust, please, that you are not JUST or ONLY human.  There is no such thing as just human.  You are your own miracle, be sure what you choose to do with yourself is worthwhile.

When the Germans murdered the Jews and the Rwandan Hutu and Tutsi had their minds bent enough by a regime to hack each other up with machetes there was death on a large scale.  Hatred is fostered – it is a man-made thing.  It is usually based on a bed of lies so know that it has weak foundations.  You can easily conquer it if you face up to it.  You have to be discerning in this century, choose your battles wisely.  Eradicating hatred is a a big battle to have chosen, but it is the only way we will make this planet into the Utopia it is promised to be.  Earth can be a model of mutual respect, tolerance, understanding.  It can be RIGHT.  We can make it right.  We all have to decide what is wrong, first, and then know what we will not tolerate.  We all have a say.  We all live on earth.  We have internet and can communicate – a lot of people cannot have their say.  Why is it fine in some countries to hear public opinion and in others it is banned?  That is ridiculous.  How can you find out what your people need and want if you do not ask them?  These countries are operating on fear and that is not right.  You do not take the tack of scaring a people into doing what you want.  That is called bullying and bullying on a global scale cannot be tolerated.  China – stop bullying your people.  Let them breathe air for once that is not contaminated by your state propaganda.  Stop bullying Africans.  And stop bribing Africans, please.  They have a weakness for your dollars.

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