A philosophy established by those we refer to as “founders” of our nation. A philosophy wherein practioneers are perfectly capable of uttering allegiance to a “biblical” belief on the one hand, while lying, cheating, stealing and annihilating an indigenous sovereign native people, whose land we now occupy and without whose support, these “founders” would most likely all have perished.
“Looking Away” … has over time been cleverly massaged by “interests” fixated on control using every means at their disposal … educational, medical, philosophical, legislative, judicial, to establish a population wherein they are able to direct attention to those issues they deem of importance.
Using “manifest destiny” they made genocide of indigenous people not only acceptable, but necessary. Packaged differently it became a focal point in the Bush/Cheney war in Iraq.
Today… looking away … is SOP for all forms of assault against person … we do not even raise an eye brow when a professional football player of incredible strength chooses to punch a woman with such force as to knock her out in an elevator and then summarily drag her as one would a sack of potatoes. But, why should we, when we do not ask any questions about those sitting before computer screens thousands of miles away directing “drones” to kill human beings, as if it were some computer game…?
Assault against women is tolerated to the point where rape so common place as to no longer cause any commotion or raise any questions, we simply have learn to “look away” or pass it off as boys will be boys. How can any husband, father, brother …”look away”…?
We … “look away” … even when we know those we elect to serve and to protect “us” are instead protecting themselves at our expense and even reward them by re-electing them to continue their same course of action against us.
We… “look away” …as our judicial system – now beholding to “special interests”- declares liberties we are educated to believe inviolate … freedom of speech, freedom of religion, right of assembly are summarily restricted or eliminated.
We …”look away” … as our police increasingly become instruments of “special interests” whose actions are directed against us.
We …”look away” … as children whose only crime is to be told to escape to America are incarcerated held in often quite terrifying conditions separated from parents and family.
We …”look away” … as those mentally and physically challenged roam our streets often without any form of formal care.
This “looking away” causes me to ask of self … a query attributed to Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)…
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me
At what point have we … “looked away” … far too long…?
“There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.” … Maya Angelou
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