Money Over Humanity

Happy Friday, All!

I’m feeling rather grateful this morning just because …  So, I’ll do the “TGIF” for ALL of us!!  Chime in your own way … just be grateful for the ability to be aware!  It’s a tremendous gift that the average person ignores and doesn’t even develop!!  Kind of like “sheeple” …  “If you don’t stand for something hopefully good for humanity, you will fall for anything.”

It’s becoming more and more obvious that “world leaders” are more concerned with amassing more and more wealth rather than being concerned with The Planet and its inhabitants as global warming and pollution wreck the planet!!  Money over morals is a deep rabbit hole that most people can’t crawl out of …  Whether we’re re-living the “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA, or … the ignorance of leaders and their supporters surrounding “global warming” and the destruction of planet Earth, we are facing a bigger problem than we’re ready to admit!  Number 45 said, “There were fine people on both sides!!”  But only one side was chanting, “Jews will not replace us!” and only ONE side drove a car into the crowd of peaceful protestors killing one woman and injuring several more people!  Were those the good people on the other side!??  I get tired of hearing this “side” crap as an excuse to be savage and inhumane.  Did Chauvin have the right to kill someone over a counterfeit $20.00 bill??  Didn’t Mr. Floyd deserve a fair trial?  Did you know that in Minnesota, you can NOT be arrested for a counterfeit $20 bill?  You are supposed to receive a fine and/or be given a court appearance. Obviously, a jury of white women, African American women, and a few African American men, and a few white men disagreed unanimously with Derek Chauvin and found him guilty of ALL charges!

The panel included six men and nine women; nine of the jurors are white, four are Black, and two are multiracial!!  

As a social scientist and a social activist not to mention an “anti-racist”, I seek to educate those people who are drawn into these rabbit holes out of fear and ignorance … and greed!!  It’s a tough job but SOMEONE (else) has to do it because the so-called leaders are lying to the people, especially those who are ignorant about issues like “white supremacy” and the evils of racism!!  Half of those racists don’t even know American history or the law and allow their fears and ignorance to lead them … into the rabbit hole!!  Educate yourselves people and stop letting liars ruin our country (our Earth!) through your ignorance and threaten democracy.  Democracy means rule by the people through trustworthy elected officials who represent “we, the people”  ALL of the people, not greedy power-hungry disinformation specialists.  Look it up, don’t spread disinformation.

As I often contemplate, the average person may not know the damage caused by treating a fellow human being as inferior because of their skin color (or anything else, gender, religion, and sexual preference included!).  It not only illustrates the FACT that the “racist” already has low self-esteem and may be worried that someone of another race will “take” something from “them” (a job, a house …), it gives them a false sense of entitlement or superiority that the racist tries to impose on its victim.  It also causes a tremendous amount of stress, fear, and discomfort, or insecurity that wears heavily on the person(s) that is victimized.  This treatment may cause a weaker person who is already demoralized to use drugs or become violent in order to temporarily escape the discomfort and/or retaliate.  Not an excuse, just an observation.  In the USA, it has already been proven for 8 years that an African American man (or woman) can lead a democratic country as well as a person of any other color, including so-called whites or Caucasians.  It is really acute ignorance that allows a person to use the color of someone’s skin as a measure of their humanity … intelligence or leadership.

In closing, I would like to reiterate that we are ONE human family whose interdependence is required for our human existence and survival on this planet … believe it … or not!  Learn to accept each other based on the content of our character while simultaneously NOT creating divisions that will doom humanity.  Now, if a person doesn’t care about that, we are doomed. Some humans are more concerned with their imaginary wealth rather than saving humanity!  Mark my words, watch and see.  Love and respect for each other are the unifying factors.


John I. Cook, Director

Thanks for reading!!

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