Evolution or Devolution?
Only when we love and value ourselves is it possible to value and cherish others. Only by respecting ourselves will the human race truly evolve and the natural environment be protected.
My Facebook post on 19.3.19
Thank you, #DrKerrynPhelpsMP for the many ways the thoughtful articles you share shine a light on the awful values and xenophobia of Australia's ultra-conservative fear-engendering politicians and the minority of the populace. Something good has to come out of the brutal treatment and vilification of asylum seekers and the recent massacre in New Zealand of Muslims by a depraved Australian far-right white supremacist.
The White Australia Policy was enshrined in Australian Law in 1901 though it had been rampant from the time Britain sent its criminal riff-raff here to the other side of the world as a dumping ground for those it rejected. Generations grew up with racial hatred and children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were taught that white skin and so-called Christian values were superior to any other coloured skin, religion or spirituality. Exceptional values education must be taught as a subject in all schools and universities to change the current outmoded mindset.
Superiority, bigotry, sexism and entitlement are cruel and ugly. Bullying and racism won't disappear by itself. Mainstream media - reporters, publishers, editors and journalists must take responsibility and raise their standards and work to elevate the bar by finding worthwhile people and innovative stories that educate and influence in positive ways. It WILL sell. Seeking comments on the archaic views of the controversial hate-filled ones to inflame is just plain lazy and irresponsible. Clearly, the majority want to be inspired and lead by mentors of good character, modernisation and wisdom.
The days of the predominance of emotionally stultified man-boys and woman-girls are coming to a close as the very scaffolding of their closed-hearted beliefs and behaviour are publicly scrutinised and held to account. Then and only then can true maturity and kindness take their place in the hearts and minds of all Australians.