Aww. I thought the country had gotten over all the racial troubles. You mean this is just like it was during OJ? You mean there are thousands of people who live by ginning up racial hatred?
Didn’t we absolve our White Guilt by electing 0?
This concept deserves deep attention. I personally feel that we, as a society, have been well-fed the idea that we have inherent guilt and that we will lose everything and be forever undeserving unless we allow ourselves to be pushed to the back of the bus to pay for our sins. I believe it is such a pervasive and deep brainwashing that we would go as far as self-destruction to cleanse ourselves.
I feel that there is a deeply held, if unconscious belief that the only way for us to be cleansed and become ‘worthy’ is to be forgiven by those who we've been taught have been deeply hurt by us. The idea is that if we make ourselves as vulnerable as possible, and lose everything, those who resent us will come to love us, and we won't ever have to speak for ourselves, because they will know when the time is right for us to be loved again.
The problem is that there is nothing that we can or will ever do that will lead those who resent us to ‘forgive’ us and tell us it's okay to do well and live well again.
I know this sounds somewhat crazy, but I strongly believe that this type of thinking does have a profound effect on our nation. I also think that some of this type of thinking was ‘programmed’ as planned by those from the outside and from within who wanted to reshape our nation and permanently change the American character and landscape.