Lacewing wrote: ↑Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:31 am
Many men don't seem to consider how being put in a lesser position and often preyed upon, which culture and religion fully support and perpetuate in many ways, is horrific and disgusting. I can only imagine what minorities (and non-straight genders) go through... due to white male domination. This world seems WAY out of balance. And maybe that's exactly why the reactions to it seem so extreme.
It's funny how the progressive types just push the bar of oppression up to whatever label doesn't immediately include themselves. Like, if you were a black woman with this same mindset, I think you'd just say 'white domination.' And if you were a mentally disabled woman, I think you might just push such perceived disadvantages onto the fault of people who are 'neurotypical.' Course I get the phychology, because what you're saying doesn't work if the scapegoat could poitentially include yourself.
But what I've been coming to terms with, recently, is that criticism of yourself is ironically the most effective kind, while being the one many tend to have most resistance to; You can't police someone elses' intentions in any given situation, but you can directly police that of your own. Think back to the situations with the white men who held you back in life, and think to yourself, 'what could I have done to help prevent the general awfulness of that situation? Maybe I was 99% correct in everything I did in that circumstance...but what was that 1%?'' Start out challenging yourself with such a premise, because it makes the rest a lot easier. When you realize what it might have been, and you say it out aloud or on paper, it'll hit you like a ton of bricks; You start to realize that no one on earth is really the super-villain our egos have lead us to believe
Ultimately you can't change the disadvantages the world has for you, you can only improve yourself to a point where those disadvantages are mitigated. But honestly, in this sort of self-realization I speak of, I don't believe that is what's actually going on; Regardless, admitting to yourself that you're every bit as flawed a human being capable of descending into greed, and hatred, and lust, and jealousy, and a total incapacity to fight the world around you - it's not only step 1 to self-improvement, I think it may very well be the only way to improvement. But I'm not enitrely sure about that one, yet, I'll have to let you know in a few years; And when the first thing you start to wonder about in a traumatic event that keeps bouncing around in your head, are your own inadequacies - you'll begin to receive a very frightening amount of insight, not at all unsimilar to the feeling of an ego-death that psychedelic trips were only thought to conjure.