Watched the LION of the DESERT again and I’ve been feeling empathy? at least compassion to people for the past 20 years as a long drawn out coming to grips with oppression.
When the white fragility thing came to light it’s deeply concerning because—John help us find what the bible says—taking it farther than white…
It’s a part of a naturally nurtured system far beyond race—which making it about race—to genetics then…?
There is oppression in many forms, it’s hardly race-based at the core, it’s much more values founded which is emergent from motives which are genetic.
But like the Planck quote reminds us, once assumptions and beliefs form a mindset in a surround of values and principles then strategic direction is “confined” to that bounded rationale.
There is no question that people are oppressed and much of this stems from naturally-nurtured cause and effect so choosing to focus on race is a very bad choice.
On the other hand, pretending there isn’t oppression is an equally bad choice as well.
This presents an amazingly wicked problem whose symptoms are now emerging around the world to start a paradigm shift, if we are both fortunate and unfortunate:(
Who will be the most vulnerable in a paradigm shift of such a magnitude?
Of course the answer goes without saying and those are the oppressed themselves!
For things to be really different a white privileged focus is hardly a place to begin even if it has partial truth and we know it does.
However I suggest to you that the transition from where we are now to where this makes more sense doesn’t follow any of the current paths available, or plausible.
This makes the problem fold into itself making each recursion more costly to…the most vulnerable:(