My daughter’s are all going to a local protest at the park. I have clients so I can’t go. I am a little worried but I have faith that our small town protest will be peaceful.
I am still a bit at odds with the movement. I absolutely agree that black lives matter but being a minority, a woman, a single mom, a business owner, someone with eclectic sexual tastes I have seen more than my fair share of racism, sexism, classism, etc.
Most of which has been very subconsciously driven forward by people and a system that benefits one side over another. And while most people on the other side would never consciously consider themselves racist, sexist, etc. It seems no coincidence that I generally always land on the lesser side of this dynamic.
I myself do, genuinely from the depths of my soul, want an end to racism and inequality in this world. I want a shift away from the militarization and impunity of the police force. I want true freedom and equal access to the bounties of this world for all people.
But by saying Black Lives Matter I feel it undercuts all the other people who struggle with inequality. It devalues them; the LGBTQIA community, women, other minorities and cultures, the physically handicapped, etc.
It frustrates me, but I am also very happy to see that people are taking this issue seriously. I’m hoping it isn’t all rhetoric and attempts at placating and pandering to public opinion.
Because I am sick of being on the wrong side of the isms of the world. I am sick of there even being isms in this world. I just do wish these protests were more inclusive but I guess you have to start somewhere.
I was reading this very interesting article about “white fragility”. Here are some excerpts.
I know we are so much better together and a system that rewards some at the cost of others is ultimately a system that taints every soul with injustice.
It’s how I feel about gated communities. You may feel safe and secure, but this is also part of the whole issue. You are not being part of the solution you are being part of the problem. Not only that but you are in essence caging yourself in order to feel more free. There is a deep irony there.
That’s my soap box for the day. I’ll share some memes I’ve compiled with you. They are a bit all over the place. Enjoy the ride! 🤣
I love thinking outside the box.😋😉😂