When you consider the core of what divides us it’s normally something simple. We have been conditioned to categorize, label or separate ourselves in order to receive attention. It makes us easier targets and attacks on our consciousness easier because we internalize that one is somehow better than another in some way.
We hear of the Civil Rights Movement, Women’s Movement, Prosperity Movement, the Progressive Movement, even the Tea Party Movement. We have so many movements, but no one is asking where are we going?
Let me make it easier to understand. We’re going in ever direction except forward together.
I have no problem with a movement, but when we become so chopped and divided that we take on a separate, but equal mentality with all deliberate speed we forget that we are all one who will all arrive at the same place in life one day.
I could go further, but will let you finish this thought in your own words. I would like to end with a quote that sticks with me by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as illustrated in ” A Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” I find this as a philosophical principal we all should consider.
“I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial “outside agitator” idea. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds.”