Paul Sinclair (One World One People) 29/10/09
help overcome the ignorance of racism we need to refer to
solid science. There is very strong mitochondrial DNA evidence
to show that every non-African person alive on the planet
today is descended from one tribe that left the Rift Valley
in Ethiopia probably around 70,000 years ago. That's most
likely why when we look at the DNA of different humans compared
with the DNA of different animals one thing is obvious: we
are so boring! The differences in our DNA are very, very small.
there are differences, but we need to be put them into their proper
perspective. My DNA is not identical to my own biological brother's
DNA, but I would be regarded as insane if I suddenly thought that
this genetic difference meant that he belonged to a different race
from me. Likewise there is a genetic difference between the people
native to Northern Wales and the people native to Southern Wales,
but no-one classifies them as separate races; the same with different
peoples in Africa. But in the world today it is common to classify
people with different skin colours as belonging to separate races.
In reality the genetic differences between a pure-blood-white-European
person and a pure-blood-black-African person are so small that there
is really no scientific depth or strength to support that classification.
We say that is unwise to judge the contents of a book by its cover.
It is far more unwise to judge a person's character by how well
their body is adapted to their local climatic conditions. Classifying
people according to so-called races is really a very basic form
of ignorance. Besides, in reality our souls are all identical anyway.
So because I am a follower of the truth I must reject all things
that are false. Inwardly I totally reject any thoughts that may
arise that would classify me as a white person and someone else
as a black, yellow, red person and so on as non-truth. That's important
because I plan to start schools and orphanages and I will definitely
be teaching the children not to form their identity around such
now the question comes: besides educating people about truth, how
can we extinguish existing racial hatred? The first step is not
to fuel the flames of hatred ourselves. Angry thoughts and feelings
are highly destructive to inner happiness and the nervous system
as are thoughts of hatred and ill will. So when such inner thieves
arise in our minds to rob us of the precious jewels of inner peace
we need to quickly identify, arrest and evict them. The more we
faithfully do that, the more it becomes a habit, the weaker those
thoughts and feelings become and the stronger we grow on the inside.
we come across an error stricken brother or sister who has
been swept away by the destructive emotional current of racial
hatred the worse thing we can do is to try to beat them forcefully
over the head with the truth. People easily overwhelmed with
anger and hatred are often robbed of their ability to reason
by their lack of emotional control, which is why angry people
often say and do crazy things and regret it later when they
have calmed down again. Keeping our inner calmness we can
attempt to reason with them whilst maintaining the respect
for them that comes from regarding all people as our own brothers
and sisters in our own one very large human family. That will
help us solve any difficulties and if we have to criticize
anything we will express ourselves with humility and courtesy,
which leave no sting behind them.
also not be impatient with those who we consider to be in error.
Even if we cannot reach them with reason we can always reach them
through the example we show them by our own conduct and behaviour.
That’s because inner-strength and self-control are spiritually
magnetic and can move other people within their hearts and souls.
That way you can win their respect, good will, co-operation and
above all their friendship. For more information on generating and
using soul force please see the article below about the mysterious
power of Mahatma Gandhi's non-violence.
Happy are those who separate people from their actions and follow
the golden path of striving to be friends with the world by regarding
the whole human family as one. They are the peacemakers who will
make friends wherever they go and bring out the best in others.
Incredible Human Journey
Dr Alice Robert's BBC documentary The
Incredible Human Journey is a fascinating exploration
of the theory that all non-Africans today are descended from
one small group who may have left Africa some 70,000 years
ago. How did they do it? Which route did they take? All these
questions are examined using astonishing new DNA evidence,
precious fragments of bone and ancient stone tools. It makes
the compelling case there is only really one race on earth:
the human race.
Race and Intelligence: Science's Last Taboo
Channel Four's Rageh Omaar explores the highly controversial
subject of race and intelligence. He interviews scientists
who believe that there is strong evidence to suggest that
the different so-called races have differing IQ averages as
well as scientists who strongly disagree. Please ignore any
emotional reactions that may arise within some of you when
you're watching it, and try to stay very scientifically focused
on it – it has a happy ending as the truth
emerges. You should be able to see this documentary for free
but only for a short time. Please click
here to see it.
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