I have a rather testy subject today, and if you follow my blogs, you will know that I don’t often tackle controversial topics, but this is likely one. I have been bothered by the whole neo-nazi thing raising it’s ugly head. I thought we won that war it is was all over and everyone was going to play nice and get along. I am always the eternal optimist.
It seems that we still have groups out there that think they are better than anyone else. This is where the blame game comes in. If I’m not mistaken, some of what they are saying, now and back in the Hitler days, is that these ‘nasty Jews’ (please excuse these thoughts as they are not mine) are taking our jobs. These ‘nasty Jews’ are infiltrating our communities. And it goes on and on.
My goodness, can we not just all get along? Every person has their merits, their strengths and weaknesses. We all have those things that we are good at and things we are not so good at. That is even what our commerce systems are based on. Move the call centres to areas in the world that are good at it and let us do what we are good at.
We have no right to blame others for our situation. That’s too easy. I can easily try to get sympathy because someone else got the job I wanted, but if they were the better choice, that was the right thing to do. Now, I do take issue with the tokenism thing. The idea that for stats, we need a certain number of minorities. I may have even been someone who, unknowingly, benefited from it. I was a single, disabled, mother. Great for stats, but I don’t believe that I was ever treated differently because of it. I was working for the same company when I was healthy and married, as I was when I became a single mother, and then disabled with MS.
What makes me really laugh at this though, is that these neo-nazis are sending their spit in the mail and finding out that they are not totally white. Isn’t that a hoot! My husband who’s sister-in-law teased about being a pasty, white Irish guy, has Ashkenazi Jew in his heritage, we discovered. I have eastern asian in me--Iran, Iraq, Israel.
Remember, Jesus was a Jew, he wasn’t Christian, how could he be? Christianity didn’t exist before him and he certainly wasn’t white. Mohammed wasn’t a Muslim, Buddha wasn’t a Buddhist. Think about it people. It all had to start somewhere.
Instead of hating, look at all of the major religions, what do they all preach? Love! Love thy neighbor. Put your hand out there to hold another’s. We can be nothing but stronger together.
Forget the blame game. We can only blame ourselves if we hate, but we can be much stronger if we love each other and support each other. We can make this happen. Do not divide, unite!
All right, off the soap box. As you can probably tell, this stuff frustrates the heck out of me. I like to see the good in people. It is in everyone, I’m sure.
So, go out there and look for that good in people and it will surely make you feel better. God bless all!