I asked a question yesterday, “What does racist mean?” After meditating on the answers I received, and considering, without prejudice, the events of recent years in this nation, I realize that racism really isn’t real. The United States doesn’t have a racism problem. Humans have a fear problem, and that fear problem leads to the exasperation of survival instincts.
Most people value the lives of those who resemble them most over all other life. For the most part, humans value their own lives over the lives of other animals. So, humans feel justified in killing animals. Then humans are prone to protect themselves and those like themselves even to the detriment of others.
The average human, on the perception of threat, will seek to disable the perceived threat at the least. Most are “shoot first, ask questions later” type of people. Unfortunately, police officers are humans, who have a greater sense of fear than the average person.
Now, I AM not justifying police killing anyone. However, I understand human fear. Considering that most people, without conscious intent, try to ensure their own survival, and the survival of their family, first, and those who are most like them, there is a psychological trigger that suggests that those not like them are a threat to that survival.
One of my all-time favorite musical groups, Public Enemy, had an album in 1990, “Fear of a Black Planet”. In hindsight, what most people call racism is actually the manifestation of this fear inherent within some people. Sadly, it seems that this is a calculated agenda of the elite to keep the common people from realizing our power to free ourselves from their tyranny.
Now, there is this push to defund police departments, and create legislation against racism. The thing is, how do you make fear illegal? Government is powerless to change the hearts of humans. Neither lawmakers (Senators and Congresspeople), law interpreters (Supreme Court Justices), nor law enforcers (President) can remove fear. Only perfect LOVE is able to cast out fear, and perfect LOVE only comes from within.
At best, LOVE can be inspired by LOVE. The LOVE within one can be the catalyst for the realization of LOVE inherent within another. It is a power we believe to be within everyone of us. A lot of times, it seems that society’s obsession with the idea of various isms, racism being the most prevalent, is what keeps us all from finding that perfect LOVE at our core.