Today, I had an exchange with a person who has very different ideas than me. I mean totally different ideas. From another planet different. But before I get into what his strange ideas are, let me begin at the, oh you know, beginning:
There was a shooting in the US at a church. We have all read about it. And probably vented in other forums. Most of us have prayed for those affected and cannot fathom killing someone just because they are of a different race. I know that I cannot. Racism is an evil that I cannot and something to which I never want to say “I understand.”
On to the person who is from another planet: He thinks “forcibly relocating” non whites is a perfectly acceptable answer to social woes. Yes, you read that right. And yes, he did say that.
While I was conversing with this person, I was watching a program on the Holocaust. Yeah, IRONY OVERLOAD.
The person did not seem to see how what he was suggesting was exactly the same as what they Nazis did to Jews, Poles, Roma, homosexuals etc and so on. He actually said it could be done PEACEFULLY. What he could not grasp was this: You cannot force all the people you don’t like to move somewhere else because you want them gone.
People like this person and the shooter in Charleston don’t get one basic thing: WE ARE ALL HUMAN. Skin color is just a covering. When we look past the outer layer, we see the humanity in all of us. We all laugh, cry, grieve, make mistakes, and want to live. When we see others like that, that is when we see the beauty of life.