it’s not me

Sometimes, we believe we are invincible and righteous at the same time. We step on other human beings in order to stand tall.

Our economy is fueled by inequity. We become the oppressed and bullies and are rewarded by meager paychecks.

By looking away and walking away, saying that it’s not me, that I don’t do it, we protect our loved ones and our lives in make-believe safety and remain outsiders.

人種問題でしょうという人がいる。でも、そうかな。誹謗中傷で人の命がなくなる。あれも同じことだと思う。他人を蔑み、上から目線で見ることで、自分を正当化、承認しようとする。度合いに違いはあっても、身に覚えがある。自分自身や家族、生活を守るためにと、仕方ないと、見て見ないふりをする。自分には何もできないからと、他人事で済ます。そうして、不平等という潤滑油で回っている経済に恩恵を受け、世界は平和だという錯覚の中で生きているのは、部外者になりきっているから?

 

4 thoughts on “it’s not me

  1. You describe the current reality as it is. There is inequity in our economy and in culture. There is an operating belief that some people are more valuable than others, which is abominable but common. The reaction you describe, withdrawal from harmful attitudes and practices, is both difficult and risky. But until there is a clarion call for universal respect, protecting our loved ones, as you say, is the better way we have.

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