Canadians are rallying today March 19th against the racism hoping to eradicate it. Meanwhile in the United States an entire party, one of the two that make up the American political system, cannot see racism in America. I do not know whether they have convinced the preachers or whether the preachers have convinced the politicians that it’s better not to mention racism. I suppose it is treasonous to announce the emancipation of the slaves upon whose labour the economy is based. In Canada preachers do not see the evil of filling people with lies and false hopes, neither do the police believe that white people have been killing First Nations children and women. Racism will be with us as surely as the poor will be with us until the end of the age.
Part of the problem or slayer
What is taking society as long as it has to end the scourge of racism may be more than simply not being a part of it. They will tell us we are crazy for saying that our societies need a makeover. As courageous and visionary as we think Washington and McDonald to be we have contorted the foundations with our selfish and homicidal views. Israel did it too. I suppose we in the western hemisphere are fortunate that God did not call us to be the guardians of the mystery of the ages. We seem to be caught between being selfish and being good neighbours. No one needs a neighbour like Russia, if you are Ukraine, or like China if you are Taiwan. The problem of racial discrimination begins in homes where the nextdoor neighbour is devalued; his iron, wood and stone are not as valuable as ours. Let us not keep up the delusion that automobiles made identically in Canada and the United States have sticker prices disparate by tens of thousands of dollars.
The end of racism is beyond our telescope
From those who find Hitler attractive, hate Muslims, Jews, Christians, and despise all foreign cultures racism is a necessity, and it is curious that the most costly and highly treasured systems of legislation, jurisprudence and education have been taking little nibbles out of the racism beast for decades (in some cases centuries). Not only is the end of racism beyond our vision, it is beyond the reach of our ropes, hoses and ladders.