What the Oregon Food Bank calls “Systemic Racism” is not only a misnomer, it’s inflammatory and designed as a call to action for the unconscious. Not significantly different from Bob Fertik, President of democrats.com, fundraising mass mailing calling Elon Musk a traitor for endorsing GOP traitors. Or the Southern Poverty Law Center calling Catholics domestic terrorists. Or the Department of Justice and the Teachers Unions calling parents who speak up during school board meetings domestic terrorists.
You see, there’s no such a thing as “systemic racism”, If anything, it’s systemic humanism: systemic search for power and wealth, no matter the cost. Urs von Balthasar calls it an Ego-Drama.
Hans Urs von Balthasar was a Swiss theologian considered to be an important Catholic theologian of the 20th century. Balthasar authored more than 60 books on such diverse topics as the theology of history, the early Christian Church Fathers, classical literature, and modern aestheticism. He wrote much of his early work as a rebuttal to the writings of his friend and rival the Swiss Protestant theologian Karl Barth.
According to Balthasar, we live an Ego-Drama when everything we do revolves around ourselves and no one else; on the contrary, we live a Theo-Drama whenever everything we do revolves around God.
Even before we had bloggers (the web log), circa 2003 George W Bush pledged to democratize the Muslim World by providing platforms to promote free speech, including printed and online media. BigTech, followed suit and promised to democratize the world by offering free Internet , but it quickly carved out silos monetizing hate and division. The more divisive the post, the more clicks.
Social media and demaguges like to use the term systemic racism, implying hate and division. Yet, while hate is a strong human emotion, it is also irrational and a vice. I posit that a more appropriate name is “systemic humanism” – it’s all about hatred, loathing, dislike, distaste, disgust. Fear, insecurity, ignorance, jealousy, pride. etc. aka a vice – and not just due to skin color.
I have been called every name in the book. In the Weirdo Capital of the World, aka Portland Oregon, I’ve been told to “go back to where you came from”? Systemic racism or systemic humanism?
I graduated from High School with honors. but my counselor said I was more qualified to do clerical work. I thought otherwise and obtained a bachelor’s degree in electronics with a minor in Biomedical degree. Systemic racism or systemic humanism?
While attending summer school, I was invited to a pool party in an exclusive area of Del Cerro, CA. Unbeknownst to me, most of the kids, while I was in the pool, gravitated away from me. Weeks, perhaps months later, a friend told me why. Systemic racism or systemic humanism?
Some 20 years later my daughter was told by her counselor to “leave a UCLA college application for someone more deserving.” Unbeknownst to me, she quietly applied and graduated in four years. Systemic racism or systemic humanism?
I’ve been called stupid, racist, moron, illiterate and white supremacist as a result of my writing. Systemic racism or systemic humanism?
In the case of systemic humanism, as Hans Urs von Balthasar would put it, we tend to stay away from the Theo-Drama, we all have a tendency to sin, also known as concupiscence. According to the Catholic Catechism, “sin creates a proclivity to sin; it engenders vice by repetition of the same acts. This results in perverse inclinations that cloud conscience and corrupt the concrete judgment of good and evil. Thus sin tends to reproduce itself and reinforce itself, but it cannot destroy the moral sense at its root. CCC 1865
Whereas vices can be classified according to the virtues they oppose, or also be linked to the capital sins which the Christian experience has distinguished, following St. John Cassian and St. Gregory the Great. They are called “capital” because they engender other sins, and other vices. They are pride, avarice, envy, wrath, lust, gluttony, and sloth or acedia. CCC 1866
Consider that the college majors that pay the most right after college are STEM-based. Except for a BS In Race Hustling – Race Hustling is the highest-paid degree: The University of Michigan has 163 DEI officers. Ohio State & U of Virginia have 94. Georgia Tech has 41, but only 13 history teachers. The Highest-paid diversity and inclusion employees rake in substantially more than the average full-time professor. While the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers Racially Exclusive Programs and Scholarships. Systemic racism or systemic humanism?
What do the daily FBI press releases, the Pandora Papers, the Facebook whistleblower, the IRS abuse of the Tea Party, the Russia Hoax, The Ukraine Hoax, Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange, the January 6th Insurrection have in common with voter fraud? – The common denominator is an inside job. No wonder an old Muslim proverb warns: The Biggest threat comes from Inside. In the case of the Pandora Papers, the leaks expose how some of the most powerful people in the world, including more than 330 politicians from 90 countries, use secret offshore companies to hide their wealth. Is this systemic racism or systemic humanism?
Prior to Dr. Fauci, U.S. government doctors thought it was fine to experiment on disabled people, prison inmates, and minorities, such as giving hepatitis to mental patients, squirting a pandemic flu virus up the noses of prisoners in Maryland, injecting cancer cells into chronically ill people at a New York hospital, sterilizing Native American women whiteout their consent and notably the Tuskegee trials where for 40 years, the US Public Health Service (PHS) conducted an experiment on African Americans men who suffered from syphilis, lured them under the guise of free medical care and meals but withheld treatment. Systemic racism or systemic humanism?
As Dr. Faucci enters the scene, you may also recall that at the onset of the pandemic, public health officials, politicians, Legacy Media, Big Tech, and Big Pharma, were in lockstep behind the lockdown-at-all-costs strategy, censoring contrarian views/ research that threatened the status quo. Systemic racism or systemic humanism?
More recently, after the FBI announced that patriotic symbology could be an indicator of domestic terrorism, the DOJ at the urging of teachers unions went after parents who spoke up during school board meetings labeling domestic terrorists. After it used the Southern Poberty Law Center as a fact Checker, the FBI determined that Catholic Symbology is an indicator of domestic terrorism. Systemic racism or systemic humanism?
Clearly, if you take away ad hominem attacks, slander, politispeak, and euphemisms, it’s obvious that we have a full-on attack on Christianity by Corporate America, including Bud Light, Delta Airlines, NorthFace, the US Navy, Kohl’s, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Target, US Soccer, Rapinoe et al. as the White House, DOJ, FBI and Main Stream Media are in lock step to promote the Christo-Fascist, America Is Racist narratives. Systemic racism or systemic humanism?
A 1987 study of US top executive managers affiliated with 147 firms from both financial and non‐financial sectors in 2005 and 2018 demonstrated that alumni of prestigious universities have a strikingly higher likelihood of attaining a top executive role in finance than in non‐finance.
The findings suggested that
elite groups still dominate the most symbolically valued education, and as a result, top managerial positions. Systemic racism or systemic humanism?
The Institute for Business Ethics reported that in “2018, the highest number of ethical lapses was recorded in the banking and finance sector, followed by the information technology (IT) sector and the professional services sector. Collectively, these three sectors account for nearly a third of the total number of headlines.” You may recall that top executives come from elite universities. Systemic racism or systemic humanism?
According to a piece in the Harvard Business Review titled How Common Is Unethical Behavior on U.S Organizations? The answer is, very: Unethical behavior is not unique to a time or place and it happens in organizations of all types and across industries: The U.S. Army and Central Intelligence Agency personnel was humiliating prisoners at Abu Ghraib, Volkswagen managers cheated on emission standards inspections, and Wells Fargo recently reached a $3 billion settlement after employees opened millions of accounts without customer consent. In scandals like these, the conversation often turns to individual “bad apples,” but the real culprit is more often the climate of the organizations where unethical behavior happens. Systemic racism or systemic humanism?
Hatred, just like “systemic racism” cannot be eliminated through legislation and will not stop until Jesus second coming. Jesus denounced hatred in all its firms. 2 000 years ago. By recalling the commandment, “You shall not kill,” 94 our Lord asked for peace of heart and denounced hatred as immoral. CCC 2302
Deliberate hatred is contrary to charity. Hatred of the neighbor is a sin when one deliberately wishes him evil. Hatred of the neighbor is a grave sin when one deliberately desires him grave harm. “But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven.” 97 CCC 2303
But guess what happened in the 60s? Progressives kicked God out of the public schools;
Since SCOTUS (1963) decided that teaching children about wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, fear of the Lord., charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, chastity was too radical – We have a mental health crisis:
[ ] Infanticide turned into #BlackGenocide
[ ] African American nuclear family has joined the Sea Turtles in the extinct list
[ ] 80% of AA kids are raised in fatherless homes
[ ] We have a fatherlesssness crisis
[ ] A Girlhood Crisis
[ ] A Trans Crisis
While Christians pray daily for world peace, what we are actually praying for is for the end of the world. For Jesus Second Coming. Some of us cannot wait that long, so we are tempted to fight systemic racism. or hatred, with hatred and can easily fall prey to demagogues, corrupt politicians, or Propagandists.
Next time someone brings up systemic racism keep in mind that the ends never justify the means. As the Catholic Catechism states: (1753) A good intention (for example, that of helping one’s neighbor) does not make behavior that is intrinsically disordered, such as lying and calumny, good or just. The end does not justify the means. Thus the condemnation of an innocent person cannot be justified as a legitimate means of saving the nation. On the other hand, an added bad intention (such as vainglory) makes an act evil that, in and of itself, can be good (such as almsgiving).
So ask yourself these questions:
1. Are we being asked to fight evil with evil? Who is “we- the good guys” versus “they-the bad guys”
2. Who gets the money to fight the bad guys?
3. Is this an Ego-Drama or a Theo-Drama?
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