We now face a problem ... suppose there is a group that really has a difference to others ... what do we do then?
Let's see, let me be clear: such a difference EXISTS, it is not imaginary. Say, for example, the Watusi's higher stature. Or the cylindrical body of the Eskimos, making them more suitable for cold weather.
So what do we do? We will deny those differences because "we are all equal"???
|The problem are not the differences, but hatred.|
The problem are not the differences, but hatred.
Nazism caused a trauma to humanity, when they related closely the differences between people with hate.
That was like "If you're different, I hate you". Although racism is preexisting to Nazism (and castes, etc) after the WW2 there was an overreaction to the see differences among human groups. It seems that everyone are similar, and seeing any difference between human beings takes you automatically to the Hitler's bunker.
"All human beings are equal" is the official mantra. And it's true, but inwardly, in the depths. On the surface, at organic level, there are many differences.
But what if you look at the differences WITHOUT hate?
For example, look at people with Down syndrome. The Nazis executed the handicapped "by damaging the social group". Ok, that's hate. But if you look at that guy "different" with compassion ... with affection ... where is the problem of recognizing that "he's not like us"???
|Diversity is a sign of the infinite creativity of the Manifestation.|
For example, mutants have some different collective characteristics compared to the normal ones, but I have yet to meet two identical mutants.
Carpenters also have several differences with regard to, say, vocational hitmen, like vocational seamstresses are different from vocational mountaineers. If we look at these differences as "ah, you are superior / inferior" then we're going wrong.
We have to see the differences, period. Do not be blind to them voluntarily, for being "discriminatory". Are you high? Ok, you're high. Are you yellow? Oh yes, you're yellow. Depressive? Skillful? Alienated? etc etc etc.
In India, I met a friend of K, Krishna Nath. He said that both the Buddha and K agreed on one thing: "seeing things as they are is the hardest thing there is." And he regards this as the most important thing in life.
Where the "superior / inferior" thing starts, the simple, objective, perception of the fact is over, and hatred has crept almost imperceptibly.
Differences are unavoidable, but hate is perfectly avoidable.