Are We A Delusional Society?

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I think about posts that I have previously written on this blog about people denying obvious things like colorism, laughing at things we really shouldn’t be, holding up lies about our hair, our views on white people, arguing about whether mixed and other nonblack people are black, and missing things that have never actually gone away. It really makes me wonder are we living in a delusional society? Do we do these things because we’re delusional?

Every time someone talks about sexism and misogyny, people get mad and deny it.

Every time someone talks about racism, people get mad and deny it.

Every time someone talks about colorism, people get mad and deny it.

Every time someone talks about how corrupted the government is, people get mad and deny it.

Every time someone talks about how the things we see on television and hear on the radio influence our thoughts and behaviors, people get mad and deny it.

I can go on and on about how much crazy things go on in this society and how much people cry about and deny it when someone sheds a light on it.

I believe we do all this denying because this society is delusional. I think we love telling ourselves that America is such this great, noble, perfect country–a utopia–that’s greater and better than all other countries so much that when something comes up that completely proves that this isn’t true, many of us get upset.

But people, America is the furthest thing from the greatest, perfect country. There’s so many things we need to work on and get rid of before we can even begin thinking that our country and society is great and perfect.

We love holding up this idea that America is all sunshine and rainbows where everyone lives happily and equally and it’s just FALSE!

ICE is separating people from their families. Black people are still getting discriminated against and facing racism in many places, especially in Hollywood. They are just now passing laws in some states to protect black women against being discriminated against in workplaces for wearing their natural hair.

There’s a news story recently about three white students cutting a black student’s dreadlocks because they said it was “ugly”. We hear about all these mass shootings at schools and other pubic places. Women are getting raped and sexually harassed all over this country and many of these cases don’t get solved and many people like blaming the woman for being raped and sexually harassed. Unarmed black men are getting killed by police. Many LGBTQ people are being bullied, harassed, discriminated against, and killed for their sexualites.

We need to wake up and stop being so delusional about this. If we don’t, all these things are going to keep going on while we continue to lie to ourselves about it. History, as well as the present, has shown us what this country and society is all about, yet for some strange reason, we continue to think otherwise. It’s up to us to accept it and change it accordingly.

I often wonder if this mass delusion comes from a centuries long battle with abuse and oppression. I believe many people are afraid to stand up to the adversity in this country, so we convince ourselves that everything is fine or everything “isn’t that bad” so we won’t feel like we have to do anything about it. I also believe that this stuff has gone on for so long that we have convinced ourselves that everything that’s going on today is okay and normal. It’s the FURTHEST from it!