Taking on Racism: Part 2
It was raining. Hard. It was a cold rain, pouring down as if the gates of heaven had been opened. Everything was damp, dark, and dreary. From inside a train’s boxcar, a group of men, women, and children could hear the deafening roar of the torrential downpour as it struck the car.
The walls seemed to close in. It was a nightmare, as all the people in the car breathed the stifling air. All of those people were being taken to the same place: death camps.
These people were Jews, Christians, and other minorities under the rule of Hitler.
There was one race, and those were the Germans. All others had to be done away with. And Hitler’s men did their work efficiently. Instead of wasting ammunition in mass murders, they decided to just gas the prisoners who they couldn’t work to death. Then burn their bodies afterwards.
These millions were killed because they were different from Hitler and other Germans.
It’s happened thru ought all time, as we see one race say that it’s better than another, when we know deep down inside that it’s not that way.
What if you were born white or black? Or yellow or red?
I really don’t see one piece of evidence that says whites are the best race or whatever. Whether you believe in creation or evolution, we’ve all come from the same ancestor, have we not? Our only difference now is our skin color. How is that any different from the fact that we have different personalities, and different abilities?
For me, being racist is absurd. There’s really no reasoning that supports it.
Now, most readers know about those twins who are being used to spread a message that whites are supreme. I felt a need to address this, as a white teen and as a Christian. They tell us that we’re doing the same thing that the girls parents are doing when we attempt to “make them believe” what we believe.
While at first, that does seem logical, I beg to differ.
I was sitting at Starbucks the other night, with my evangelism team, and we were talking about this very thing.
“There seems to be a feeling,” I said, “That we need to be tolerant. Everybody has a view, and we can respect that view, and even try to make another believe that view if we do it right.”
“But I tolerate religions, not hate groups. There’s a difference between religious tolerance and hate. My parents taught me religion, and left it up to me to decide, but they did not teach me to hate another person or some thing.”
It’s amazing what that coffee will do with your mind. Woke me right up.
And it was finally starting to click in my mind.
Blogs are one of the best examples. It doesn’t matter what you look like behind the screen. People don’t see that, and on the web, it’s not a huge deal. I could pretend to be anything, and nobody would really care. You could start reading my blog, as a white supremacist, and I might be black and you wouldn’t know it. You only see my words.
What matters is what’s coming from the heart. Who cares what skin color you have?
While all of this seems great to some, and horrible to others, I must point out, again, that many still want the race war to go on. No one should be “victorious” though. Whites don’t rule over blacks, and blacks don’t rule over whites.
These white supremacist are in the wrong country–a country of freedom. A freedom that does not discriminate.