Once again, America is divided and neither “side” is willing to compromise. The left feels migrant families should not be separated at the border, and that our immigration policies foster racism. The right believes illegal immigrants should not be granted special privileges or pardons, especially when some migrants bring crime and drugs along with them. How hypocritical and uncompassionate we Americans have become! European colonists (whites) stole land from the Native Americans, brought diseases that decimated the indigenous people, and then leveraged slave labor to build this “great country”. And now we want to close our borders to non-whites? In The Church and The Community, Page 163, I wrote about how immigration control will not solve our problems. We need to admit our shortcomings, love our neighbors, and make it easier for people to immigrate here, as did our ancestors.
Perhaps you have been told we do not, cannot, discuss religion in the workplace, because of the separation of church and state. We are instructed to check our religion at the door, and not pray before meetings, especially in public or government places. I mean God forbid, someone at work find out you are Jewish or Christian, the same way they realize you have a mole on your cheek or a tattoo on your shoulder. The notion of having to hide any part of who you are, is both a lie, as it is unhealthy. Any person of true and passionate faith would not be able to hide their beliefs any more than a man of color can conceal the pigments of his skin. In The Church and The Community, Page 1, I discuss the importance of discovering all of who you are, then proudly wearing it. Do not allow anyone to trick you into believing your faith identity, is something in which you can not be visibly or audibly proud.
The moment you discover a good friend has committed an injustice, you figuratively stand at a crossroads. This is synonymous to the instance wherein you realize a previously good affiliation or organization to which you belong, no longer operates honorably. Having invested a lot of time, resources, or emotion into the path you are on does not motivate you in selecting another, but at some point, silence and association is complicity. What do you want to be known for, or associated with… will you be strong enough to disavow what is wrong? Most people would rather not change their habits, rock the boat, lose good friends, or go against the grain. Most would be like those in Nazi Germany who just “went along with it”. In The Church and The Community, Page 158, I discuss the importance leaving cults and immoral establishments. I also teach how you to do it. Do not be silent. Act. Now.
Instead of being grateful for employment, mindful of the company culture, and respectful to the leaders, expressing dissatisfaction, with everything, is the current trend. Yes you can support your manager and reflect on the good things… disparaging your boss and proclaiming why you are dissatisfied, is apparently more chic. Then you conclude you could do it better. A few customers and coworkers follow your entrepreneurial endeavors as you start you own organization. Karma hits, and now it is you dealing with ungrateful, disrespectful, and constantly complaining employees; they leave after a while, taking customers and employees with them. You realize it is best to internalize the values and beliefs of your leaders, and manifest that in everything you do, or quietly go start your own organization. The Church and The Community, Page 129, tells this story, and includes real names.