What is evil? – Knowing the Darkness

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Cherokee legend Two Wolves

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.

“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

Who is our enemy? Who should we conquer?

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  1. The Fabled Hare says

    The reason I refuse to have anything to do with the BLM movement is because they mistake what is evil and they unknowingly feed the wrong wolf. They pay lipservice to “tolerance” and “equality”, while simultaneously stirring-up hatred and violence, disguised as righteous indignation.

    BLM long-ago stopped being anything to do with the injustice of a lad who wasn’t resisting arrest, suffering a cop’s excessive and unnecessary force. It’s now entirely about the self.

    It’s descended into nothing more than mass-hysteria and toxic virtue-signalling. Everyone’s sole concern is not black lives; their sole concern is now ensuring that other peoples’ perceptions of them are as a “non-racist”. None of their actions are to further the cause. They’re solely for the purpose of signalling that they are not a racist.

    It’s not about black lives, it’s about “me, me, me”. People kneel down, or post a blacked-out profile picture, or self-censor out of worry that they haven’t chosen the exact correct wording for whatever they were going to say, to ensure that nobody could mistake them for a racist. It doesn’t help a single black person. It doesn’t put-right or prevent a single act of discrimination. “Awareness” has already been “raised”: The message is already out there, the rest is now all just noise.

    Evil is as evil does. Racism is all about what you think and do, and what you mean, not necessarily how you say it. If you don’t even notice the colour of someone’s skin, and you treat everyone on their own individual merits, and if you always try to do what you believe to be morally correct, that’s all that matters. Racism and equality are in the intent of what you say, not your choice of wording or hashtag.

    Not posting a BLM hashtag on every single post, daring to suggest that all lives matter, or calling a chalk-board a “blackboard”* is not racism.

    Not joining in a riot in my own country, because it was triggered by the actions of cops 4000 miles away in a different country that still has problems with racism and police brutality, is not racism.

    Not attempting to erase all traces of history at every possible opportunity (after all, erase history and you erase its lessons) is not racism.

    Choking a black kid to death when you’d use less force to restrain a white kid is racism.

    The BLM movement has now changed into some sort of modern-day McCarthyism or Salem witch trials. In those two previous bouts of mass-hysteria, the relevant bogeyman (communist or witch) was seemingly everywhere, or so we were told; In reality, very few of the accused were actually guilty.

    No one can win over hearts and minds with riots, violence, name-calling, and demonising those they consider “wrong”. But we can kill them with kindness.

    * when I was a teacher, one of my pupils was worried that calling it a “blackboard” would upset people of African descent. The one student in my class of African descent gave the best response: “I wouldn’t have even noticed, ’til you mentioned it. Surely it’d be painted black regardless of whether it was in Africa or England? Besides, if I… well any human… was the colour of that board I’d say call a doctor quick!” Seeing as we were due to cover genetics and inheritance shortly, I scrapped my planned homework and set their next homework task as finding out what colours our skin and why.

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