Monday, January 19, 2015
My Thoughts on Equality
This is such a hard post to write, because people these days are so prone to be offended. But here's what I say to that: I have no agenda to offend. I only want to bring people together as Human Beings.
Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the US. For those who don't know, this day marks the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King was instrumental in the non-violent activism of the civil rights movement for the US. On April 4, 1968, he was assassinated by James Earl Ray (as records stand now).
He was a true leader -- one I wish we had here today. His message of equality by peace is something we still need today. If he were here, I know that he would work to curtail the riots and the hate that is being displayed now.
Look. Here's one thing this blogger can say, without a doubt. I think white people and black people and every other color people in these United States have the same opportunity. The fact is, we want everyone in the US to succeed. Because quite frankly, if you succeed, I will succeed somewhere down the line. That's the way it's supposed to work.
I don't give a crap what color your skin is. I want you to succeed as an American -- as a Human Being. If you succeed, I succeed. That's just the way it works.
However, if you are someone that is not able to be successful because of racism or discrimination or whatever, then that's a problem for me. Because it's holding back Human Kind, which is holding me back.
On the other hand, if you're one of these people who thrives at being held back so you can lament about it, and protest about it, and collect government assistance because of it, I have no time for you. And if you participate in stupid protests that hold up business productivity, you are even more on my shit list. And I feel safe to say that you would be a huge disappointment to Dr. King.
Get it together, people. We are ALL on this Earth together. There's no getting around that. We need to figure out how to make it work (it's really not that hard, folks) and stop this unnecessary misery.
I love you all. Please give your fellow Human a hug, no matter their color, and tell them you love them.