Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Don't blame the group

Don’t blame governments, corporations or religions (i.e. as in the case of the last few days; ISIS) for the actions that appear to come from them.  These organizations don’t speak for everyone in them.  They are not an entity that exists in the real world.  They don’t just magically make things happen.

There are people that believe in the mission statements of these organizations that make things happen.   They sign the executive orders and memos, create the policies, interpret the belief systems, carry out orders and, in some cases, injure and kill innocent people that don’t always share the belief system of organization they are attacking.

Every time we blame a corporation, a government or a religion for actions that harm people we give cover to the people that carryout the actions. In some cases, we make them heroes.  We also justify our own response by punishing, harming and killing all people in the organization staking claim to the evil act regardless of each member’s personal beliefs. 

Action against an organization creates a response of revenge against an organization.


So, next time you want to blame an organization for things that have happen, don’t.  Blame a person.  Seek the individuals that carried out the action.  Punish them.  This will send a message of support to those that don’t share the criminal’s beliefs and warn those that will consider future action that they personally will be sought, will be personally held responsible and they will have no cover.

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