Chicago, IL—The biggest lie ever told was that, all men are created equal. That may have been the first recorded politically correct statement. It was simply designed to make anyone who felt inadequate feel better about being shortchanged by life. It only served to strengthen the fact that someone is indeed inadequate!
When you think about some folks are always taller, stronger, faster, smarter, wealthier, healthier and more attractive. We all have our strong points and weaknesses. Life is not fair, not by a long shot.
We humans are not clones but come in all shapes, sizes and colors with educations, sexual proclivities and cultures that are widely diverse. Humans are drawn to different faiths and subscribe to them with different levels allegiance. Most of this is determined at birth.
We all have a stereotype and some of us seem stranger to each other or even comical. That’s not hate, ill will or some evil manifestation, its reality.
When religions and cultures clash it can get really ugly. We need to find ways to voluntarily accept our differences rather than to be forced into tolerance. Coercion, threats, punishment and hatred over our most basic differences serves only to further divide the human race.
In America’s past, children would call each other names to thoughtlessly demean each other. If you became a victim of this behavior you’d go running home crying to an understanding mother. She’d tell you that sticks and stones rhyme. Hurt feelings were just not the same as broken bones. The children would soon get back into the mix and become fast friends forgetting those differences entirely.
Today in America if someone has a beer too many and publishes an ill-advised tweet that offends someone sensibilities, it becomes a hate milestone. It’s treated like a major crime and can mobilize millions into absolute frenzy. The misdeed becomes so blown out of proportion that jobs are lost and lives become threatened. How is this anyway productive? Every hypersensitive over-reaction invites more division and hatred always becomes the victor.