Hello my dear friends, I hope all is well ! (Thanks Emerald !! ). Before I touch on today's topic I want to first ask my readers to keep the families and deceased citizens of Nepal in your prayers and thoughts.
As we've all heard, there has been civil unrest in Baltimore, Maryland. According to news reports, this is the chosen response to the murder of Freddie Gray while in police custody. This seems to be the trend nowadays...so sad. Where do you go? What can you do?
Watching and reading various news reports..I've noticed a common theme. The race of the victim is always emphasized. Why? Why would the media perpetuate bigotry? Personally, I think it sends the wrong message to the viewer. If you listen long enough, you may start to believe that race plays a part in how the serious crime of murder is handled by the judicial system ,especially when committed by those who made an oath to protect and serve. And to add insult to injury, the previous criminal record of the victim is always brought into play. Can you believe? What has this world come to?
I believe that we must look at what's happening on a deeper level here. Sure, bigotry hasn't vanished from the minds of those who wish to divide and conquer, this is evident in the news reports that have uber amounts of racial overtones. And the sly language used that's not one "black" away from inciting a senseless race / civil war. People we are first human, we're not black or white, or brown or yellow, we're not even American first. But human, and each human being has the capacity to practice each and every emotion the Creator of all has given us! We all know what it feels like to love, hate, be sad, elated, pessimistic, optimistic etc...
We all need and want the best for our children. We all need and want security, and a safe environment for our families, children, grandchildren and so on.
Which brings me to the source of the problem that we're witnessing across America. If we look at the typical urban household, you can safely surmise that the solution to the festering ills of the ghetto can be solved through financial means. Let's also take note, that in rural areas, there is an increase of Meth labs. Like crack cocaine of the 80's, "Ice" is destroying middle America. And like the ghetto, these areas are laden with socio-economic crimes. This fact isn't exploited on your local news channel. And the perpetrators are not black, or brown, but white Americans. So we've established that law breakers are of various colors. And it's widely known and accepted that currency is needed to provide stability and more opportunities for our future generations.
With an open mind, envision this scenario:
There is a teenage boy living in any given city or rural area in America. His father is locked away for chasing MONEY illegally (McDonald's corporation is debating whether to pay employee $15 per hour??!! Corporate greed hurts us all!) which in turn the father becomes a commodity that generates MONEY for the state, the boy's mother doesn't have the time to properly teach or instill the necessary values and morals into her son's psyche because she's working to bring MONEY into the household. Meanwhile the child is being poorly educated because the upper echelons of their local government don't find it important to fund the schools with more MONEY for better education. The reason why these politicians don't deem it important is because their parents are not high on the tax bracket and don't pay as much MONEY as suburban tax payers. The police are short tempered and trigger happy because they don't receive enough MONEY for what their job entails. Do you see the pattern?..... the vicious cycle. MONEY is at the root of man's hardship and troubles. No, I'm not saying that money is root of all evil, but I'll say how it's distributed is the evil here. The lop sided political systems that deny financial solidarity that all Americans.....all people desire. It's like born rich, stay rich...born poor...you know the rest..They're a few exceptions to this rule, though the percentages should be greater. Let's really look at this..rich people are considered rich because they have more currency than the masses, right? Now what if each person had equal credits in their bank accounts? The rich would no longer exist!! Yes, the rich only exist because the poor do! Without poor how would we know rich? We must realize that some ( not all !!) extremely wealthy people have an unwarranted god complex. In other words, if they couldn't look down on the poor of all colors, gawk and laugh at them then their wealth would be in vain, or so they feel. I have heard wealthy people say that money makes them numb. Meaning they lose that fervor for life they once had when they were poor. Imagine walking the line where nothing impressed you, nothing made you happy, where you didn't have to work and save for your vacation or anything else you may want! Believe it or not, this is where us blue collar people get our joy...with that first dollar saved. To the last dollar spent for that much deserved vacation. This struggle my friends is what gives our lives purpose, gives our lives meaning.( God is truly the answer, but sadly MONEY is needed to worship in most temples. MONEY has become God to many people!!) It's our responsibility to give these children something to look forward to. In their minds eye, the future looks bleak. Our children are constantly bombarded with negativity and disparity. What you're seeing in Baltimore is not a battle of black and white. Please don't allow mass media to shape our minds further, causing subconscious racist ideology and division. When occupy wall street took place, the police were just as violent towards white college kids who initially were peacefully protesting against financial greed that is so overwhelming on Wall Street, it stinks!! Skin color goes away when MONEY is involved!! All that's seen....is the green!