A thought on the answer to racism.

Apparently the United Nations has called upon the United States government to ‘unequivocally and unconditionally’ condemn racist speech and crimes and that US officials should ‘address the root causes of the proliferation of such racist manifestations, and thoroughly investigate the phenomenon of racial discrimination’.

In the same report I was reading, mention was also made of the resignation of Daniel Kammen who was the science envoy (whatever that is) for the US state department. In his letter of resignation he writes ‘Particularly troubling to me is how your (president Trump) response to Charlottesville is consistent with a broader pattern of behaviour that enables sexism and racism, and disregards the welfare of all Americans, the global community and the planet’.

Notice how ‘all Americans’ comes before and is separate to ‘the global community’ and that by ‘all Americans’ he probably means those who reside in the United States, the other Americas being lesser Americas, but we will excuse him for that little racist slip-up. I also note the linking of racism and sexism and suppose he believes only white men and their white female partners are racist and sexist but that false assumption is not what concerns me here. Rather, it’s the United Nation’s call for the US to ‘investigate the phenomenon of racial discrimination’. Concern because what drives 21st century white supremacists is fear and for some reason the left and institutions such as the United Nations are unable to acknowledge what is, or should be, blatantly obvious. Maybe they are indeed that stupid and have yet to understand Benjamin Franklin’s (?) words when he said, ‘A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still’. Addressing, and validating, in honest debate the reasons many people experience fear when trying to make sense of a rapidly changing world would go much further towards achieving peace than personal insults and ridicule. Problem is both sides would have to put hate aside and that appears to be ‘an issue’.