Thomas has travelled the world and seen and met with many people of various backgrounds. His motto is, "Travel is the best teacher".
Hate knows no boundaries, it targets everyone
Racism, sexism and phobia. My personal experience
I wrote this, not to make light of other people's experiences nor did I write it to take the focus off of what others went through or are going through.
I wrote this to bring light to the truth about racism, sexism and some phobias to teach that those forms of hate affect everyone, no one is immune, no one is left out.
The only way to end racism, sexism and phobias is to admit they exists and that anyone can be a target to hate.
I have lived many decades, I have traveled extensively, so I do have a lot of experience with life and I have experienced much in life.
In recent years we have seen a lot in media about racism, sexism and phobias. But the issues have been looked at and talked about without a broad scope, many people have been left out of the discussion and the hate they've endured has been ignored.
Why have certain people and groups been left out, is it that we don't want to admit they are targets for fear of being attacked? Is it too uncomfortable? Or have we been told it doesn't exist?
We have heard a lot about racism towards blacks, ofcourse it does exist and it is horrible, it has to be addressed and it must stop. However there is no talk about anti white racism which also exists. When it has been mentioned it has been ignored or the person mentioning it was told it doesn't exist or they were laughed at and told to, "deal with it" or "how does it feel?".
As a white man I have been the target of racism by non whites here in Canada, so I do know it exists. There is also anti white racism in non white countries where whites are targeted verbally and physically, yet the governments around the world and even media refuse to talk about it and acknowlege that it even exists.
What about the Barbary Coast slave trade, why is this not taught?
The Barbary Coast slave trade is where slave traders from North Africa kidnapped well over one million white men, women and children between the 15th and 19th century from Europe and brought them to North Africa and sold them as slaves, everything from sex slavery to worker slaves. But it is not taught. Why not? Because they were white Europeans?
When I was in college I had an encounter with a non white student who told me to give him my laptop computer. When I refused, he said I have to give it to him because he is black and I am white and I owe it to him.
I just sat there stunned and said "No". He then called me a racist because I refused to give it to him.
What He did is racist toward me, a white man because he targeted me because I am white and his words were also racist.
What was done about it? Nothing.
We must shine a light on racism, on all forms of racism, that includes anti white racism because it does exist all around this planet.
Just this morning I watched the news and heard a black woman talk about an election in her province. The election will have a black person running for a political position, each party has a black person running in the electikn, Liberal, Conservative and NDP. This woman said that now there will be a person representing the black community in her province. She is looking at it in a wrong manner, in a racist manner, though not intentionally, I am sure.
Let me explain. When a person is elected, whether white, black or inbetween, they are representing their constituents, no matter their race, gender, religion etc.
By her Comment, am I supposed to think that a black member of parliament (federal) or Member of provincial government (provincial) will not represent non black constituents? Ofcourse not.
So for her to say that blacks were not represented in her riding before, because they never had a black MP is a racist comment.
I say again, I am sure it wasn't intentional and it wasn't how she meant it to sound..
We all need to be careful not to overuse the word 'racism'. I have heard many on the political left call people on the political right racist, which I know for a fact they are not.
I know racism exist, like I have spoken about and I know there are racist in a political sides. Racism knows no boundaries. Let's not throw that word around so frivolous.
Sexism is also horrible.
Sexism toward men and women alike exists and needs to stop.
I had an eye opening experience in college.
We had a professor ask the class if they could do anything--money is no object, what would they want to do in life.
We had four female students who said that they would love to be stay at home wives and mothers.
You should have seen and heard the professor. She got angry.
The professor told them that they do not want that, they are just told that that is what they want.
The female students said, "no" they said they would love to stay at home, take care of the household chores and raise their children..
The professor turned red with anger and got loud, the professor said to them that they have been programmed by male dominant society to think that is what they want and if they continue to argue with her they will be kicked out of class.
That was very wrong of the professor and was actually sexist.
There is nothing wrong with traditional male and female roles if that is what the couples want. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a woman wanting to be a stay at home wife and/or mother. It is honorable and it is good for a parent to stay home and raise the children. It is better that parents raise their children than having strangers do it. We don't always know what others will teach our kids or what values they will try to instill in our kids.
I have heard and seen a lot on media about people telling women to leave the traditional roles, calling them sexist or demoralizing, hateful etc. But it is hateful to the women when they are told they shouldn't be stay at home wives and mothers.. What about freedom to choose to stay home?
Isn't it programming when women are told not be be stay at home wives and mothers? Isn't it programming when they are told that it is demoralizing, sexist and they don't want the traditional roles? Sure it is.
Another form of sexism is forcing governments or businesses to hire someone based on their gender rather than hiring based on qualifications.
If a man is better qualified for a job than a female applicant then they should hire the man and vice versa. It is sexist to hire based on sex
A lot of very qualified people have not been hired because of their sex, because for some reason we have to hire certain amount of people from one sex to fill a quota.
Under this heading I am only talking about Christianphobia and heterophobia.
Christianphobia exists. There has been a very large increase in discrimination, hatred, attacks on Christians in Canada and around the world.yet nothing is said about it. Not a word in mainstream media or by politicians. However, when there is an attack on other religions there is an uproar about it.
I have had people verbally and in Comments on social media attack me because I am a Christian.
In some parts of the world Christians are imprisoned (we actually saw Christian pastors arrested in Canada) and we know Christians are murdered as well. Why are politicians and the media silent? Why is there such an increase of Christianphobia? Well we know by reading the Bible that this is to happen, it has been prophesied a long time ago.
Heterophobia also exists.
Straight men and women are not hired because they are straight. Straight people who wanted Straight pride parades are denied permits to hold parades, this is heterophobia. They are denied a right based on their sexual orientation.
A bakery refused to make a cake for a straight wedding and that was allowed. But when a bakery refused to make a gay wedding cake, there was an uproar and they were sued. That is hypocrisy and heterophobia.
When people are hired based on race, sex, religion and sexual preference, that is racism, sexism, phobia and it is wrong and hate. We must always hire the best person for the job, the one who is qualified. Race, sex, religious beliefs, sexual orientation don't matter. People are people. We all bleed red.
We need to talk about these issues, acknowlege that it exists if we truly believe in equality and want these issues stopped.
We are all human beings, we are all brothers and sisters and ought to respect one another as such
12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. 26 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. 27 God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. 28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.
Barbary Coast slave trade
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