Originally posted by nursenel:
<STRONG>Know what???? YOU didn't do anything!!!! We cannot be held accountable for everything our forefathers did. Guilt? Unless you pulled the trigger why put that monkey on your back???? Live your life as God meant it to be lived. Take care of yourself and your family. Show a stranger a smile or a simple kindness. Hug a resident and tell s/he you love them. Please do not burden yourself with should or should nots from years and years ago!!!!!!
Thank you, but the fact remains all humans should be ashamed of what occurred and It took Pearl Harbor for us to get into it!
I also truely believe those who do not rememnber the past are doomed to relive it, just look to Bosnia and how long ot took for the UN to intervene!
I do not want to change this thread but people here in the Good Ol'e USA and elsewhere are subjected to biased, racist, sexist, discrimination everyday!
For proff just look at our wages and other traditionally, stereotyped, occupations for women's wages!
I know first hand. I am a white male and part of the qoute on qoute ruling class minority! I want to work Maternal Health and have met it (sexism) first hand on several occasions from my Nursing School, to a Direct Entry Midwife School I applied to that said "We do not train males", and Nurse Managers for Maternal Health with in interview stage who ask why a male would want to work in OB and how could we use or modify the care to accomindate utilizing me as a male here?, Duh as a nurse! The evil snakes head is still alive and taking its bites here and there, where ever people allow it to furish!
Then there is the extremes of Police racial stereotyping with profiles or our fear of Muslim terrorists. These are just some of what I am talking about! Hitler just did not get up oneday and become a powerhouse, he moved against a common percieved enemy, labled them and utilized fear of them (actually it was a lack of awareness of the cultural differences) to motivated people to do those vile acts against a select group and he almost succeeded in Geocide! Now you tell me it was not me and to forget (not burden myself) the past, I do not think so, I have eyes! And a heart!
[ May 22, 2001: Message edited by: jamistlc ]