“WE ARE IGNORANT, DUE TO THE FEAR THAT KEEPS PEOPLE PARTED. WE ARE KNOWLEDGEABLE, DUE TO THE BRAVERY THAT KEEPS PEOPLE CLOSE.”– Modern Romanticism
Appearances are the way for a human to have penetrative eyes. As in, to have the ability to see through deception. For deception only brings itself on to lacking itself as appropriate for what one sees. Why would the pauper dress as a rich person, if they were not rich? That is one example. Why would the rich person dress as a pauper, if they did not first dispose of all their funds? This is the opposite example. Deception, to the eyes, cannot be penetrated when what is first seen is never appropriate.
The book’s cover was plainness of former days. It should be believed that this had encouraged readers to not ever judge a book by its cover, by its condition, nor by its title. Titles were not very exciting. Titles such as “Les Miserables”, meaning “The Miserable” would not garner attention, during a time when “exciting” titles are better “marketable”.
An old book was a simple hardback, with perhaps a border that surrounded it from edge to edge. No painting, no other print, was ever included into the cover’s design. It was plain, with most often just a solid color for its entirety.
What this represents is that the cover to a book should not be like the cover to a person. What person wants to show themselves off, either in tattoos, or piercings, or excessive cosmetic, or avant-garde clothing, if not to even subconsciously reject anyone from knowing beyond it all? Such an outer bizarre appearance, makes another not wish to see beyond it, for it is that trust is rarely ever an ingredient. To the eyes, all one can see is the appearance, if such is so intricate. Yet, what is also intricate, if not deception? A lie is swallowed up, even to the viewer, and from this, intricacies and wonderments blossom in that viewer’s mind. Thus, what becomes of this is prejudice.
Prejudice is an obscure and wrong belief, originating entirely from ignorance, making what is believed to be seen, now an intrusion. What they see, is never within that person whom is shared prejudice. For if all they see upon the outer is ugliness, then that ugliness will remain a barrier, and it will promote prejudice. For what is beautiful, must be appropriate for what it is. Why would one disguise themselves, if to not, again, represent the lie?
“To ‘discuss race’ would be equivalent to ‘discussing the cover of a book’ before the book is even read. For who does such things, if not to be afraid of knowing the book’s contents? It’s the same example as stalling to meet someone, for fear of either being exposed or knowing something one does not wish to hear of the other. This, in truth, promotes fear.
Why discuss the external, when there’s an infinite amount more details to discuss of the internal?
The politician who sympathizes with race, does not sympathize with the culture of that race being equivalent to the contents of a book.
The fearful leader is not a leader.”– Modern Romanticism
“The culture of a person stands out as their upbringing, their risen stature, their surname engraved into their family standing. For the love of another, for the respect of another, this should not be an excuse for being irresponsible. One’s definition of responsibility is always another’s definition of responsibility, because the definition of responsibility is to never have a choice in anything outside the duty. To another, to the love and respect of another, however one has been raised, should not interfere without how one adapts and develops.
One’s culture should not be the excuse for how one can blend. When that culture causes a problem, it cannot be the reason for their choice in any matter.”– Anonymous
“Were each human to comprehend what is behind themselves, as not the difference, nor the mask, nor the uniqueness, they’d be able to see something to truly share. To share that, would be a step in the direction of human trust, human likeness, human compassion and empathy.”– Anonymous
All races, all colors, all differences between people are merely the masks that we say make us unique. Yet, that “uniqueness” covers up something far better. It is the real identity that we can express in the form of art and beautiful humanity. What is behind the mask, behind the color, behind the difference, is something we all can relate to. For that is the same as the superhero or even the super-villain within the comic books, who when he or she has their mask removed, behave the same as anyone else. What is our identity? Is it our mask, the difference to conceal the way we behave like anyone else? Or, is it the way we behave like anyone else, the identity that co-exists with anyone else’s identity?
All humans are alike, behind the mask, for we are not heroes when we do this for ourselves. A hero has nothing to hide, during their acts of heroism. But, when we call ourselves heroes for what we do for ourselves, in the belief that our “true selves” have come forth, we have merely suppressed who we actually are. By that notion, we have suppressed our actual identity that relates to others of the same. We have merely called forth a mask, and now say it is our uniqueness in wearing it. Is it in our power to deceive, or is it in our power to reveal truth?
A deception hides the truth. All of humanity is buried beneath a person’s Hell. Every shadow is cast from a light. No difference upon Earth holds truth, at its surface of where that mask has been placed. We each have faces, recognizable and familiar to each person who doesn’t divide based on difference or uniqueness.
“It should be easily understood that a person will only ever defend their own skin, their own hides, their own selves, when they find themselves to be physically in danger. It should be easily understood of any average human that what a person does not want to see about themselves, will be shielded by another layer.”– Anonymous
To the person who says that another is racist, are they truly believing that this person being scorned is being scorned for their skin color, or for their culture, background, and upbringing?
If I can ridicule a person who is of a different race, is my focus the race, or is my focus the culture? And, if that culture is a problem in my nation, even agreeable by those of that same race to that culture, then how am I the one focusing on skin color?
How can a person be focusing on skin color, when they are ridiculing a person’s culture?
To the person who defends another against racism, perhaps the defender is focusing more on skin color, therefore causing more needless racism in the world. It is to say that any person who focuses on what is not being focused on, sees more shallowly into the subject, than the person speaking the criticism.
It is not to say that a person who truly is racist, has actually receded away from understanding a person’s culture, should be justified on their views. Though, it is to say that the word “racist” is used too loosely to be spoken properly upon someone who merely has something intelligent to say about an evident problem.
To see the culture of a race, be ridiculing that, not the race, itself, and then be called a racist, is indeed improper. There are those among a culture who will understand the evident problems within that culture, whether they be crime-related, or whatever else, and know that someone else of a different culture does things better.
Though, to those people who automatically rush to the defense of any person who is seen being ridiculed in the name of their race, when it is in the name of their culture, are they not realizing that perhaps they are the ones who are causing the focus on skin color? Is it not to properly say that with such automatic defense for such individuals, that they are the ones to cause the world to have these needless battles for race? Are they the ones at fault for this hysteria in our current world?
It is like many have said, “How does one end racism?” and the answer is, “Stop talking about it.” If one is talking about race, and never culture, one never realizes what the deeper matters are, as those “deeper” matters are indeed beyond the color of a person’s skin.