WHO AND WHAT I AM
I was born who and what I am. It’s easy for me to see everyone as equally worthy. Although I see differences more than similarities, only because they stick out more, the judging part is basically on the big differences not the little quirks that seem to bother most people more.
When I see all this social engineering and psychological maneuvering by governments and media to make people how I already am, it surprises me that people aren’t already that way.
Maybe they started out that way and something changed them. Maybe they’ve become too accustomed to governments and/or the groups in which they are members doing their thinking for them.
I don’t know and I don’t care to go back and start all over again the process that I’ve already been through.
What took you so long and why did you have to wait till the government intervened to set you on a more equitable course – for all, not only minority segments?
Now that the world is pretty much on board, don’t come to me and expect to perform some sort of exorcism to make me into the new likeness of you. I’m long past where you are now, so good luck with your new you, but I’ve got a lot of work to do in my own future absent you.
It took you so long to see a better way and to at least seemingly appear to accept some of it, that I grew tired of waiting, when suddenly I realized I didn’t have to wait for you all to catch up.
Groups never appealed to me much. I was born that way too. I wasn’t much of a crowd follower. But here I am in spite of it.
You should know something else I was born with the ability to understand all races all ethnicities all genders all social-economic groups. It’s just the way I was created.
I understand that for most others it isn’t so easy nor comfortable. I can feel comfortable being around many ethnicities at once, hearing all the different languages, not knowing what anybody is saying. But again that isn’t something I would expect of others.
We’re born with innate survival mechanisms that enable us, and in fact drive us, to judge everything and everyone.
Trying to make people go against those innate instincts would be like declawing a cat or removing vocal cords from a dog.
It’s not natural to accept life without judgement, no matter how many gurus tell the world that it is accepting without judgement that creates that inner peace.
Inner peace, however obtained, does not translate to outer tranquility nor serenity nor a lasting euphoria.
Now that the world is at attention, it’s imperative that time not be wasted on revenge tactics or whose turn it is or isn’t. That thinking is what held the world back for so long. If you want to stay in a state of chaos for decades, then fine, but don’t draw others into your vengeful schemes.
Don’t expect others to deal with your isms. Deal with your own isms your own way. People in governments and groups will attempt to standardize your behavior to mold you into a model that fits no one, because it’s a statistical formulation, based on the majority with extremes at both ends of the continuum deleted as if they didn’t exist, yet they do exist.
Humans have had their way. Continental Africa is still in the infant stage of development with no end in sight with no one to blame but themselves.
The Holocaust against all the World’s Animals must end.
Now, not in ten years or ten decades.
Humans have been taking one decade at a time as a procrastination process and look where we are.
An enemy we can’t see threatens to wipe out the human race, and it’s cause is traced to that Holocaust – in every instance, no matter the global region – it is that Holocaust that threatens the survival of every human on the planet.
I was born feeling the discomfort of others and wanting to make their lives better. It’s not something that came to me or that I pursued; it was already there.
People or groups wanting me to feel their pain; I already did that. How could you not know that is my question? There’s no need to answer. I already know that too and frankly I don’t want to spend anymore time on something for which you have no appetite – self examination.
It’s better that you change yourself, rather than forcing everybody else to change their ways to yours, because you can’t help the way you are. Take another look.
Integrity is what the world lacks the most. Integrity is not a personality trait. It’s not a color nor ethnicity nor religion nor political party nor gender.
It’s a way of being in sync with reality. Not approving of it, but moving with it for the purpose of changing your own personal reality.
Integrity suits everyone. It’s there when you want or need it.
Integrity is rarely used however. It’s not humble or self-deprecating or a rebirth or seeing the light or accomplishing an impossible feat.
Waking up has nothing to do with black African people or race, ethnicity, gender and our inability to get along with each other. Whatever we as humans achieve in this world, we will still be at odds with one another due to our competitive natures.
Even those who claim not to be competitive, really are, just maybe less than others. But that competitive urge is there nonetheless.
Waking up has little to do with humans and everything to do with the species whom we think we’re entitled to enslave torture and slaughter – at will and our whim.
Neither does waking up have as much to do with somebody writing a bunch of short stories on their view of how we all happened, calling it God’s will and testament, as it does with our human propensity to control everything within our reach regardless of the suffering it causes.
The fastest running animal can be caught by a human trap, thus we regard it our divine privilege to exploit all whom we are capable of exploiting with traps. Who would object after all? Screams aren’t an objection, resistance isn’t an objection. Who’s going to take whom to court?
And so it is the time and the turn of all those slaughtered souls and the ones yet to be slaughtered to rise from the ashes and force a correction upon the world. Humans do not come first when they are slaughtering billions of creatures daily.
No one but the slaughterers could hear their screams yet such an up close and personal connection failed to impress enough to stop the slaughter.
No one can see the enemy those screams created.
Just as I actually feel the pain of humans, I feel the fear and suffering of every other animal with whom we share this vast and abundant planet. I was born that way.
Tread carefully when you decide to abuse me or my family or any animal for purposes of gaining my attention to your MATTER CAUSES. I am already fully aware. And I do not suffer terrorists gladly.
I kneel to no human.
Remember: I was born that way. My only choice was for better or worse. I chose better – from the beginning. It suited me, even though it never brought me peace.
Peace I discovered, was a matter of striking a balance between being and doing that I had to create for myself. Nobody could create it for me.
I believe we are all chosen as individuals, not as representatives of a group, to contribute to ourselves, our families thus the planet by doing the best we can with what we have to work with at any given moment, and to make decisions at any given juncture that move us forward absent malice.
~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight, The Animal- Free Chef, at the service of the world