Hope makes you live longer and that’s a problem for racists.
It’s a problem for all racists and sociopaths and is best demonstrated by our current president Mr.Trump.
Don’t believe me?
He has so far worked systematically to eliminate all hope brought about by the last 75 years of civil and social rights during his occupancy at the top of the Administration branch.
In short, Trump and his supporters want to eliminate hope so that all non-white people die as soon as possible thus increasing their personal profit.
What do I mean by their personal profit?
Scrooge, a character created by Charles Dickens in his story A Christmas Carol, exemplifies a person who values personal profit over the welfare of friends as well as humanity as a whole.
He expressed that the poor should die as quickly as possible and thus decrease the surplus population, so that he, the rich, did not have to be burdened by their pleas for help.
Scrooge considered himself a great human being one that was kind and generous. Exemplified by the money he gave to the charities he believed in. Those charities being the local workhouses where the poor were forced into slavery to pay off their debts and taxes.
They were in their way a “work for welfare” policy of the day. You could either work off your taxes or you could be put to death. Your choice.
The overarching belief that Scrooge held was that the poor were undeserving of charity.
The poor were not as moral as he was.
The poor did not deserve charity because of their sin of being poor. They had squandered Gods gift to them of not becoming a business person. A person who owned their own company.
The poor were undeserving of hope.
They were useless beings, not even human, which have plagued the good rich people of the world since the beginning of time.
They needed to be disposed of like vermin so that the good rich people didn’t have to see their sin and squalor.
He and people who believed as he did wanted to keep those people out of his country far enough away that he couldn’t see or hear their tears, which was very annoying to one’s digestion.
Scrooge saw his own personal profit would be benefited if the poor didn’t exist, were dead.
He wouldn’t have taxes stolen from him to pay for their sinful welfare.
Do you understand that people like Trump do not see any profit, either in terms of real money or in the sense of charity, in helping the poor?
I want you to remember that hope makes you live longer.
This attitude towards the poor is not exclusive to those with money.
No, sadly it is not.
No matter the demographic, where you live, your income, your race, your gender, it so happens that part of the human condition is to regard those that are not like you, “the other”, as being less than you.
It is a way to ease the conscious, to soften the sound of tears falling on deaf ears.
Those people are not like me.
Those people do not feel the cold like me.
Those people do not feel pain like me.
Those people are animals.
Those people are sinners.
Those people have no morals like me.
A person just like you and me sat and thought about these people he saw around him and wondered also why they couldn’t extend love beyond themselves.
He reflected about his own childhood, born into poverty his parents fleeing a corrupt government in fear of their lives.
He talked to his friends and anyone else who would listen about what love demands of us.
What love demands of us?
Love demands we give hope freely.
Love demands we give from our hearts what each of us can, no more and no less.
For you see those that are in fear, those that are poor, those that cry out for help, our answer should be full and immediate.
I come with hand outstretched my friend.
My kingdom is yours for our house is large. That house is the heart of those that can see humanity in the faces of all mankind. All are welcome.
Hope makes you live longer.
Go out today and give freely of hope.
Remind the racist that the heart of humanity reaches larger in love than the fist of hate.