Bigotry Needs Fertile Ground, Are You?
January 25, 2009 4 Comments
I experienced every possible emotion while watching my all time favorite actress, Sigourney Weaver in the LifeTime Premiere Movie, Prayers for Bobby; primarily fury!
Furious because here’s a prime example of the previous post on philosophies that govern, which is often, by their nature inherently slanted, divisive and perpetuate bigotry.
Every person’s thinking was shaped by their environment and parent’s beliefs, which included some kind of philosophy, much of it was ignorance.
When you find a philosophy that prevents kindness and love from prevailing then it’s time to find the courage to revisit and revise that philosophy.
Mary Griffith, Bobby’s mother, is a hero in my eyes. Although too late for Bobby, she may be talking to you. She realized that her “bigotry and dehumanizing slander” – her ignorance and force feeding it to her son, robbed him of the right to live his own truth.
Bigotry and ignorance need susceptible environments to grow. I’ve decided to NOT be fertile ground; it’s not okay in my presence.
I am not suggesting that you attack anybody for their ignorance, rather use the opportunity to expand their thinking by requesting that they dare to exhibit the supposed unwavering, “kindness and love” that most philosophies hide behind. I am suggesting that you use those opportunities to grow them up!
Now if you are offended by this post, I am not talking TO you, I am talking ABOUT you 😉
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