I do not think that and I hate all forms of racism although I do pity the individuals infected with this disease because I suspect
that people who hate dont get much out of life and thats a pity.
I do think however that people sometimes feel a sense of outrage when they hear of Polish people or Jewish people
acting against minorities because of history. When you have been the victims it is as if society thinks something like
"If there is one group of people on this planet who should know better then its you".
This is false reasoning of course, we should be equally outraged by anyone - we have no right to expect the Polish or Jewish people
to act any better than anyone else, all the same I think the idea is often in the back of the mind.
There's nothing to say at all, is there? Racism is all about insecurity.
I think its a lot more than that.
Its a state of mind where the empathy we normally feel for other people gets shut down, some people
seem to find it harder to feel another persons pain when they look different. They also use dehumanising
terminology because it is much easier to say these things when you invent a word or use their nationality or race
to describe them.
The more you pidgeon hole people the easier it is to inflict pain on them, racism causes pain
it actually really really hurst people, it means they spend a whole night in bed crying as they remember what was said
about them at school. It means an immigrant father who loves his little five year old boy is worried when that boy first goes
to school because he is a minority and the father knows that his son will encounter pain and suffering and that the innocent
joy he has had in his life up to now is going to be shattered because he is about to learn an ugly truth that he will remember
and feel for the rest of his life.
When you consider that race is an accident of birth, that each of us did not work or achieve anything to be who we are and
we could so easily been born a different race, when you consider that the 'white supremacist' did nothing whatsoever to earn
or warrant his skin colour, he did not earn it, he did not work for it - No - it just happened that way - then racism really does start
to look more and more like the product of a weak and sick mind.
I would much rather meet someone who felt he was superior because of something he had achieved, I might consider him arrogant
but at least he would be able to show me something that he had actually done in order to justify his self congratulation.