In my writing to reveal what goes on behind the scenes I find many who cannot deal with what I say and simply go into denial, attacking me rather than my idea's. I find those who engage in perpetrating injustice for their own gain will also attack me, not my idea's. Yet these two groups are not the two that concern me most. The greatest danger comes from those who find a scapegoat to punish, rather than the perpetrators of injustice. The topic here is racism. Beginning as I do with a discussion on 'scape-goating' may seem a little distant, but I bring the subject up as the greatest racist issue. Most racism is simply born of a very human fear of the unknown. A baby who has never seen anyone with a beard is likely to feel confronted by a monster the first time a bearded man looks upon the child. Young children are very conformist. They know themselves and taunt anything that differs from the range of experience they have lived. As we grow, and our experience broadens, we learn, as does the baby looking upon the bearded man, that variations in the human culture are natural, and all is relative. There is nothing wrong with being comfortable in and of itself. For the human, avoiding change is often associated with comfort. Yet when this avoidance of change results in the failure to see others beyond the superficial aspects of appearance, this signifies and end to growth and the beginning of the process of dying. Those who embrace the process of dying will not like themselves for it. To make themselves feel better, a common psychological defense mechanism is to put someone else down. The inherent power of this is that when you put someone else down, the presumption one makes is that they are therefore better. The implication is that the criticism comes from one without the purported deficiency upon which the criticism is based. Another corollary is that upon commiting this act, another person is being made miserable. That is one intent of taunting. The saying goes misery loves company: so it is those who are unhappy with themselves feel better making others unhappy so they feel less alone. These deficiencies in a person’s psychological makeup contribute to racism. The grouping of people with weak identities is as old as time. The egotistical nature of man that he is the center of the universe lends itself to such weakness. Yet these contributing factors to racism are quite visible, and not the primary focus of my discussion here. I wish to caution all of my readers to beware the most insidious racist form that is born of the act I shall refer to as ‘scape-goating’. Another curious feature of people is the way that when they are injured, they almost naturally seek vengeance. A young child, who has his toy grabbed by another child, will often either retaliate or will seek assistance to retaliate. The toy is grabbed. A rare child won’t care. However, the child grabbing the toy finds it interesting because the child who played with it was interested in it. Thus, if the child who had the toy grabbed moves on to another toy, that also will be grabbed. If the child does not move on to another toy, the child will try to recover the toy or will seek a parent or older sibling to come to their defense. If the child is stronger, he takes the toy back. If the child has a parent or sibling to complain to, the intervention will resolve one situation (usually causing another). If however the child suffers this indignity in silence, the likelihood is that the child will mimic this behavior and at some time bully a weaker child. The concept I am trying to impart is that when a person is unable to resolve an injustice, evidence leads us to the dismal conclusion that the victim becomes a perpetrator of the same injustice. So it is that when someone suffers an injustice, if there is no resolution, and the victim is unable to close the issue with the perpetrator, the victim is then likely to find a scape-goat. In this day and age when most native cultures have had their values and norms violated by progressive changes; and even those engaged in progressive change find themselves learning a value system which is invalidated even within the span of their own life. The rate of change in society is extremely accelerated in the 1990’s, and every individual and every group is a victim of the unfair expectations inherent in the flux of rapid social change. So many victims, and no perpetrators we can hold responsible. Sure, we can find someone to be our ‘scape-goat’, but is that person any less of a victim. I submit to you that their trials and their self imposed requirements resulting from conditioning are simply different from yours. So we have the tendency of people to blame others unnecessarily. I am not talking about personal situations. There are plenty of real times when someone will rip you off or harm you, and you will have someone to really blame: that person. Of course, the issue becomes then, will you be able to close the issue with that person, or will it remain open. If the issue remains open, the popular tendency will be to blame (and repeat the injury you received) on someone else. Do you need an example? A mugger grabs your purse or wallet and leaves you with a lump on your head. They get away with it. You hate criminals. Some person is offered a joint. He smokes it in a house and gets busted. There are other drugs in the house and he is charged with sales and goes to prison. He gets tattooed, learns prison lingo, and is finally released. He comes up to you looking for a job, and you see the mugger who robbed you, not the person who was a victim of a society with conflicting values and expectations and laws. You tell him to get lost. What happens next I leave up to you. You may have helped to pushing that person into being what you blamed him for unfairly. Groups already have a tendency to scape-goat other groups. Accelerated rate of social change has elevated the problematic aspects of this condition. Society is full of victims of change and each of these victims seeks closure in some way. When a group gets together and forms a consensus, however wrong, that closure may be achieved by blaming some other group. This creates a new pool of victims and the problem is exacerbated. The tendency of groups finding strength by defining an ‘outside enemy’ is historically verified many times over. Yet anytime innocent individuals are victimized, the problems of society become worse. To the Romans, there were citizens, non-citizens, and barbarians. To the Nazi’s there were Jews. To Pete Wilson and Dan Lungren there are the Mexicans. It is all the same. It is racism in its most insidious form, perpetrating more injury and more racism without closing the issues that caused the problems in the first place. I have faced these demons within me, and know how careful I must be not to blame others for crimes someone else has committed against me. When I speak of the International Banking Conspiracy ongoing for 400 years (which I write about on other web pages) I wish to caution all my readers that this has nothing to do with Jewish people The Jewish religion is a belief system of many people. The International Banking Conspiracy may have some people of this religion who are part of the Conspiracy. Let us never fail to distinguish the difference, lest we blame people for things they have not done perpetrating thus vicious cycle of injury and crime. The use of the identifier “International Banking Conspiracy” should not be a reflection on bankers per se either. True, any banker who hears these words will probably fear such talk as threatening and dispute it. Even that is only an ego defense mechanism, and has nothing to do with the facts. More on the International Banking Conspiracy I deplore injustice and racism. I expect any person who seeks to further the knowledge I present or make further studies along these lines, will exercise the greatest caution to communicate the dangers posed by this expression of fact. The responsibility here is to remember at all times to lay any crime at the feet of its perpetrator, and not on those who may appear similar, act similar, speak similar, or simply be made to feel on the defensive. I remember that I have type B positive blood. I may find people who look like me, whose blood is so different it would harm me. At the same time, I may find someone who speaks in a different tongue and has different weight, different skin color, different eye color and different culture. Yet this persons blood may be so similar to mine that only this person could give me blood. Remember this, if ever the superficial issue of race confronts you. Any of us may be faced with racially joined gangs at any time. This still does not justify racism. We may be forced to remain near people who look like us to find a defense against other gangs. This does not constitute racism. We may find that by using our minds we can get along with many different people and work together to resolve the issues we all face: and this is how we may end racism. In conclusion, I repeat the quote from Jesus that 'howsoever one treats the least of my brethren, so one treats me'. This is not about sticking up for someone else. As we become a global entity (like it or not) the standards established for one may be applied to all. Supporting what is right is in your own self interest. As Benjamin Franklin said, "if we don't hang together, we will all hang seperately".