12 Jan Stand in Peace
There is a war going on in America. It’s not just a racial war, as so many of us would like to believe, it is a war against class. Money is the motivation of the system. Money is what fuels capitalism and keeps the system standing. If you want to fight the system, you need to fight the system with money. By changing your relationship with money, how you spend it, and invest it, you can create economic wealth for yourself and your community (if you choose) and negatively impact the foundation of the system; however we do not need to fight the system, we need to circumvent it.
The only way that we can circumvent the system is by choosing to stand in peace. True peace is absence of anger, hatred, revenge, violence, and negativity. Anger begets anger, violence begets violence, and negativity begets negativity. If we continue to do the things that we’ve always done, we will continue to get the same results. We cannot fight for peace, we must stand in peace. We must join together with our brothers and sisters regardless of race, creed, nationality, sexuality, or religion, to stand against injustice and inequality.
We must learn to embrace and educate one another on the differences that exist between us. Racism is a social structure created by man in order to maintain segregation. Racism is very real and I am not denying it’s presence in this country; however the injustices and inequalities that exist in this country are grounded not only in race, but also in class, sex, gender, etc. There is a war against Black America and this fact cannot and should not
be denied. Though this is true, there are many negative systems of
prejudice and injustice that exist that continue to support and perpetuate separation and segregation.
In order to create meaningful change
in our society, to rectify and resolve the issues of injustice and
inequality, we must be willing to change our perception of the world. We must recognize that we are the same as every other person that is born into the human race. In fact, our differences represent only about 1% of who we are. Loose yourself from the ignorance and negativity that has been generated and perpetuated by society. Recognize that, “It [really] doesn’t matter if you are black or white.” We are all fighting for freedom, peace, and justice. Let’s stand together. In love. In stillness. In peace.