Racism and America

Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. (Matt 7:13-14 NIV)

Today in America, racism is a big issue. No one wants to be seen as racist, except for those souls who hopelessly seem to be proud of hating others. That being said, a new curse has awoken in America. That curse is pseudo-anti-racism.

What is pseudo-anti-racism? Good question. Think about it.

Done thinking? What did you guess it was? Alright I’ll tell you: anti means against and pseudo means false, therefore pseudo-anti-racism is a false attempt to fight against racism.

Why is it false? Because it tries to fight discrimination with more discrimination. Someone is racist? Better hate them. Someone is sexist? Better hate them. Someone is homo-phobic? Better hate them.

Of course, this seems pretty reasonable to most people. People who like to hate deserve to be hated. It is the truth.

Actually no, it’s an ancient moral system of “hate your enemies” which is pretty, in fact, worthless. How can we know its worthless? Let’s see what the most famous anti-racism activists had to say:

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. -Martin Luther King. Jr.

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.  -Mohandas Ghandi

(Martin Luther King Jr. fought for Civil Rights in America and Ghandi fought the caste system in India as well as the systematically racist British rule of India, all in all they did a pretty good job of fighting racism wouldn’t you say?)




So I watched Moana. It was a fun and beautiful movie. The art was fantastic. However, I feel like the end really didn’t deliver. Also they made Maui kind of lame. Which was kind of a shame. The important thing though was that he was played by the rock. Ultimately this movie felt like  going to a fast food place to order food and then the food not being as great as you had hoped. 😦