When we work on ourselves individually, we elevate everyone around us, including our next generation, including our future.
In today’s global society, we continue to battle with issues of what may seem to be about one’s skin color, culture, religious affiliation, economic status or creed; this has been more than a sore spot for centuries in America and other countries. These uniquely different individuals are then labeled as “The Minority” while the Majority in control of governance create a pseudo privilege-base system, using class, economic status and/or color to justify the cruelty of slavery, bigotry, and inequality.
As a result of the continued extreme oppression, The Minority group is continually on the defense, building resentment, anger, and loss of hope as time passes by and rolls from one generation to the next – the historic past of the permanent-privileged then exudes hate from the victimized Minority groups who then begin to self-hate their existence or replicate the same divisive system within their own Minority group to feel equal to or accepted by The Majority.
As we look at today’s biased media coverage, or review online news stories available through alternative media, it is evident that the groups labeled as “The Minority” strive relentlessly for equality in an ever persisting inequitable playing field. Or they try firmly to prove their worth, their value than the permanent-privileged who have reaped rewards from the warped system—possibly clueless of the oppressive past their ancestors bestowed upon such labeled groups and therefore have no conscience of an apology. As the face and perspective of history changes, the struggle turns into a matter of economic status other than race – the haves and have nots.
With no discussions of reparations or apologies to the disenfranchised, disadvantaged, emotionally bankrupted group, then the cycle of deep hate continues, from generation to generation:
The continually oppressed groups may feel a need to express themselves from a defensive mode, and the tone changes and is bequeathed with a tinge of resentment. Whereas the “privileged class,” having no understanding that they are advantaged, look upon these “Minority groups” with disdain and apathy, as to why they seem to have violence in their “tone, actions, and words.” Both sides then begin to create judgments of each other, which in turn creates “a separatist thought,” an intentional separatist movement that continues from one decade to the next.
There will never be mercy through this path, especially if the pendulum changes in the other direction, where the once privileged become oppressed, after generations of resentful generations feel victorious upon conquering their oppressors.
The law of causality is merciless, and will only change its presence when we decide to change its fate—every individual becomes responsible for changing the direction of the fate of their oppressed group for the next generations to come –thus breaking what some would call, “the generational curse.”
So if you are still reading this, then please know that it begins with you. And there is a successful strategy I would like to share …
The tool to fix it.
From personal experience, being a part of the Black community, I have felt the pain of racism in America, I have seen the effects through violence from the cause of extreme hatred of a “labeled" person. I have read online comments where anonymous “privileged” individuals use cruel racial slurs to express their opposite comments on issues. I have seen people who look like me who want to become better than their brethren, so they exude elitism, and a false sense of success craving to be “accepted” by the oppressive privileged.
I have experienced extreme hopelessness, when I thought I had enough strength to stand up for myself and others who were oppressed. I have felt extreme anger reading about the past of my hidden or changed history, from slavery to Civil Rights, to the frustrations instilled in today’s Black Lives Matter movement. I have cried many tears when another human being lost his or her life or livelihood due to bigotry, racism, elitism, inequality, oppression, self-hate or crossfire.
I have understood the passions of the oppressed and the ignorance of the privileged. I have understood the weakness of the oppressed, and the weakness of the Spirit of the oppressed.
I have watched videos of a hateful past in America of my culture and creed, and I have watched the same hate in turn spew from the mouths of the oppressed, my brethren, who are tired, who have turned to vengeance, or who have taken the law of karma into their own hands.
I have seen the passed-on emotional debt corrupt each generation, filling them with anger, despondence, and anarchy against any system that currently governs.
But the expressions from my Soul desire to heal wounds to normalcy, clear up generational karma, and relieve an oppressed people from the arms of causality.
It can be done.