I just read a post on Facebook from an expert. I think she makes a good point, but it got me to wonder if such commentary helps anything. She was talking about the fact that racism is taught and it is not innate and it is obviously illogical and she instructed people to knock it off. As if that statement will solve the problem and dense people will suddenly see the light. Another post said, basically, let’s have world peace day today — which is an excellent idea but the people patting themselves on the back for participating in world peace day are not the ones causing the violence in the first place.
People seem to love it when someone states the obvious — treating it as if it were oh-so-profound. Maybe I’m being cynical but for crying out loud: if people stop being racist that would be lovely but that’s not all there is to it. There are unkind people who use any excuse to gain power and are not persuaded by catchy phrases. Get me — stating the obvious.
Peace and harmony can be affected and increased by each individual; I do believe that. But scolding people on Facebook seems kind of ridiculous; the people who need to hear it are not likely to embrace the thing. What’s the point then? Is it so someone can say, “Aren’t I good? I am joining world peace day!” Otherwise, what? You were going to go be violent?
Ah, well…..just feeling aggravated by the simplistic, somewhat pious commentaries. If it helps people, though, who am I to say? Maybe it all really will make a positive difference.