Alien #1: Are you prepared today with your recommendation on the humans?
Alien #2: I am.
Alien #1: Then this evaluation hearing shall come to order. Please proceed.
Alien #2: Thank you. As you know I have always been an advocate of humans as a species, because of their cognitive ability. When tasked with evaluating them it was my hope that I would find them to be worthy of admission into the Collective of Advanced Planets, However as I studied them I was dismayed that they have not even identified themselves as one species.
Alien #1: What do you mean?
Alien #2: When faced with their differences they do not draw strength from each other, learn from each other, grow. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Rather they choose to make it us versus them. Drawing lines along lines of race, ethnicity, gender, language group, religion, age, socioeconomic status, and so on. That combined with their thirst for power and money has led at best to turn their back on and subjugate the weak or at worst kill each other. Undoubtedly this has stunted their development as a species.
Alien #1: Yet they still do not change. Why?
Alien #2: Well I have theorized that the human mind despite all its unique and special characteristics is lazy.
Alien #1 Lazy?
Alien #2: Yes lazy. The human mind prefers to be comfortable. It is more comfortable accepting that which is familiar than that which is different. Even when they come to the realization that their actions are morally wrong and counterproductive; they choose the comfort of turning a blind eye rather than the discomfort of confronting it. Their nature is to live in the moment at the expense of their future good. One can see that in how they treat their own planet. Coupled that with their creation of and need for a socioeconomic system in which each group strives to climb over the other. I can only surmise that over the course of their history there has been a loss of a great many minds that if not extinguished would have flourished and led to the growth of their species. Regrettably, it is this lack of self-awareness that humans despite many tremendous qualities has proven they are not ready to join us.
Alien #1: Thank you we will enter your recommendation into the record and the human’s admission to the Collective of Advanced Planets has been denied.
On September 4, 2020 President Donald Trump directed federal agencies Friday to end diversity training programs, calling them “Divisive, anti-American propaganda a sickness that cannot be allowed to continue.” This decision comes amid a nationwide reckoning on racial injustice that Trump has adamantly opposed.
There is a reason Trump disparages those who would educate America on issues of racial injustice. Why he looks to paint those who do so as radical left wing unamerican extremist. It is so he can easily mislead a segment of American society, to continue to tap into their ignorance and hate, to ensure that his lying and use of misinformation is seen as truth.
Because Trump knows that:
Misinformation leads to ignorance
Ignorance leads to fear
Fear leads to isolation
Isolation leads to mistrust
Mistrust leads to intolerance
Intolerance leads to hate
Hate leads to division
And division ensures we that we as Americans never band together as one but continue to fight each other over the crumbs he and his kind continue to toss us. It is to ensure we remain victims to ensure their way of life.
Matthew 12:25 New King James Version
But Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. –
In an episode of Start Trek The original series, as if there is any other Star Trek, Captain Kirk once said as he read from a version of the Declaration of Independence on an alien world:
Look at these three words written larger than the rest, with a special pride never written before or since. Tall words proudly saying We the People, it was not written for the chiefs or the kings or the warriors or the rich and powerful, but for all the people! …They must apply to everyone or they mean nothing
The just completed Democratic National Convention embraced that concept, proudly showcasing the future of America in all its diversity. Race, Nationality, Gender, Sexual orientation, Religion, and Socio-Economic statues of all types were highlighted at one point or another. It was a beautiful spectacle to watch especially when you consider what we will probably witness in the upcoming Republican National Convention. The Republican party, which has always lacked the diversity of Democrats, has been hi-jacked by Donald Trump, a man who cannot comprehend the indisputable fact, America is great because of its diversity. He stokes the fears, racism, bigotry misogyny and homo phobia of those in MAGA hats who would fight to see that they don’t lose “their country”, as if it ever was just their country. Individuals with no desire to see Americans living in harmony as one people, no desire to be part of the coalition of the righteous that rejects their beliefs and is growing stronger every day. No desire to see America finally become the nation it was created to be. A nation in which all people are created equal. He panders to the rich at the expense of the poor and the middle class, bragging about the stock market and offering large corporations multi million-dollar bail outs while allowing the unemployment benefits for those suffering financially to expire. To Donald Trump it is We SOME of the People
As Americans how can we ask someone to lead us as a people, one people, when regrettably that person doesn’t have the desire of the capacity to understand the meaning of three simple words. WE THE PEOPLE.
We will never move forward as a people until we understand that the powerful who preach hate and division do so as a measure of control. Control to maintain their wealth and power at the expense of the very people they are preaching to.
No matter what you look like. No matter where you’re from. No matter what language you speak. You are a part of the beautiful fabric of diversity that made this country what it is.
Reject intolerance Reject racism Reject bigotry
Out of the Darkness One People, One Love, One America
I love the Matrix, part one that is, and while parts two and three didn’t quite measure up there are still some great moments in them. One of them is Morpheus’ speech to Zion. I always thought that speech could be used today for so many things and with race relations still playing such a prominent role in America today, with a President who fans the flames of racism, preaches hate and division and with a wink and a nod gives approvals to white supremacists. I wondered how could Morpheus’ speech be re-imagined to address this. I think I did a pretty good job.