How Delusional Can Humans Be?
How delusional can humans be?
Well, it turns out that there is no limit. Let me delve below the surface of this deeply disturbing question.
Let’s start with reverse discrimination.
Shall we? It took centuries and centuries and centuries for a small portion of the world’s population to finally admit that there is such a thing as racism, sexism, and other forms of culturally approved discrimination of minorities.
Centuries, I tell you!
In fact, humans have spent most of their time on this planet, for as far back as recorded history, selecting a group that they can hold down and oppress.
It sucks to be human!
Finally, in the last 100 years or so, there were enough hard-hearted human beings who became convinced that the playing field definitely was not a level one. They collaborated and began to work toward helping those who were oppressed and lacked opportunity. It took decades and decades and decades to move the pendulum a teeny tiny inch or two in the right direction.
Some people actually had to give up their lives for these causes.
We’re still not there, but people continue to delude themselves into believing that we fixed this rather repulsive natural tendency in human beings to do really nasty things to whole groups of other human beings. Now we have a large portion of the world that claims the job is completed.
We fixed it, by gosh. It’s time to move on.
They tell themselves that they’ve accomplished everything that they possibly could to level the playing field by welcoming each child that we insist on bringing into this world with open arms and a generous helping of equality.
These delusional human beings are convinced that they have BENT over backwards to create a society that is fair and compassionate and they are now done, finished, ready to move on.
We are far from finished, however. Just take a look at the world. War and hunger and closed borders and hatred are as common as they’ve ever been. To think for one minute that we’ve conquered the selfish gene and now we can turn our backs on our deeply flawed nature and walk away, congratulating ourselves for a job well done, is ridiculous and the height of delusional.
There’s so much work left to do that it’s mind-boggling and overwhelming. I get that.
I know it’s not easy for humans to share and care and do the right thing when it comes to other people. They understand their own pain and suffering but they’ve never walked in someone else’s shoes, and it requires a lot of self-awareness to be able to imagine what it might be like to be someone else.
So we continue to resist and deny and fall into the delusional trap.
People continue to suffer, because they were unfortunate enough to simply be born to the wrong parents. After all, nobody gets to pick their parents, nationality, language, IQ, race, country, looks, Socio economic bracket … nada! It’s random and chaotic and some of us are luckier than others from the get go.
What burns me up about the delusional crowd?
Well, besides claiming premature victory, they’re becoming outwardly resentful with those who continue to insist that more progress is necessary in order to ensure that these babies we insist on bringing into the world have a chance in life.
Oh my God, do they ever hate that.
Get over yourselves, they keep screaming. This is reverse discrimination. Why must we be so careful about everything that we say just because you all are too sensitive. We are now the ones being discriminated against, they whimper.
We are the ones who are being hung in the Village Square.
We are the ones who lack opportunity. We’re the ones who can’t sit in restaurants with the privileged. We are the ones who can’t enter a club and order a drink or buy a house in a particular neighborhood. We’ve become the ones without a voice and no political power, who cannot vote, or have a credit card, or own a house in our name.
Well, when put like that, you can see how ridiculous it is. Right?
It’s utterly embarrassing quite frankly. The moaning and groaning that’s going on about reverse discrimination is utterly and totally absurd. How these delusional human beings can manage to do it without feeling ashamed, I have no idea.
But they are, and they do, and their voices are getting louder by the day, which tells me something pretty disturbing.
They’re going to bring a halt to the evolution of societies. They’re going to drag us back instead of move us forward. We’re going to see our hard won battles for incremental progress slip away, and history will repeat itself.
Oh, they’ll never admit it.
But deep down inside, they’ll be relieved to see their privilege strengthened, their sense of identity restored, their lack of compassion justified, and their unwillingness to share solidified.
Watch it. Keep your ears and eyes open. This is not a good sign.
Teresa is an author, world traveler, and professional myth buster. You can find her book on Amazon.