Even as a white woman raised by unconscious racists, I do not understand or agree with white supremacy. I do not support racism, sexism, or speciesism. I do not understand why people are afraid of and violent or controlling towards other beings with different skin color, sex parts, genetics, or even ideas. I don’t understand the desire of using and abusing others for personal gain, whether that be animals, or other humans. I don’t believe that white people are better than anyone else.
I sincerely wish that all these people who are so full of hate would look in the mirror and be able to see the pain and fear within themselves. The problem they/we face is that they needlessly perpetuate and fuel their own hate and fear out of a sense of Entitlement. Entitlement causes harm to others. Entitlement is violent. Entitlement is a disease of the ego. Diseases can become one’s personal identity, but diseases are not necessarily incurable. Especially not when the cure is removing the cause.
Universal compassion, love, listening, understanding, acceptance, and empathy are the ideal solutions, and of course, that’s so easy and simple to say. In order for us all to evolve together as a society, there must first be those who take a stance against injustice in the form of protesting. The most effective forms of protest I have personally used against all forms of Entitlement so far are gentle nonviolent communication and demonstration, and also in setting an example of what I would like to see from others. Does it always work? No. But of the various ways I have personally attempted to rescue others who are suffering from various forms of violent Entitlement disease, it has worked the best for me to be able to reach them and change their perspective by talking with them and showing them another way to live kindlier. What are your most effective forms of protesting injustice anywhere?
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
― Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from the Birmingham Jail
Read his entire letter here: https://www.africa.upenn.edu/Article…/Letter_Birmingham.html