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Becoming What You Hate

written by: Beth Tremaglio

@TremaglioBeth

 

We are all very capable of becoming the thing we hate,
what has oppressed
enslaved
mistreated
colonized
conformed us.
To think ourselves as not being capable would place us in a position of thinking ourselves to be superior to another in human nature.
Are we not all capable of possessing
racists
separatists
capitalist
corporatist
neocon
nationalist beliefs
views
words
books
materials
that promote our plight rather than get to the root,
for a man's heart cannot be legislated
nor can we eradicate the ills of a mind,
if one can not clearly see how easily one can become the nature preached against.
All are capable of holding their own evils no matter,
the culture
color
social
or
economic standing.
Can one give retribution if one has not committed the act?
If yes, what would make your fight more just?
Have you not just become the demand once placed on you,
a demand unjust and hated,
a demand to produce
even though you've committed no personal wrong?
Are we not all capable of becoming the system we eagerly oppose and denounce as unjust.
The superiority we despise we slowly become.
The human nature has many denials unpacked,
we can deny what we can become because we think we are better,
but
it will not change the truth,
we have become unjust.
One word
can set a forest a blaze
burn through historical facts
turn angels into demons
demons into angels
men/women to fools
pitiful creatures grasping at straws
fighting the symptoms but never the root.
To deny what one can become
is to deny your own human nature
you will therefore,
unaware,
become what you hate.

 

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:

It is my hope that we as people can look beyond the symptoms and get to the root.
It is my hope that we can understand what 
we hate and preach against we can become
unaware.

Beth Tremaglio

Beth Tremaglio

JULY 2016 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Finding my way back to myself through writing and climbing.
Musings
Randomness of thoughts
Writing words, letting them live through me
Beth Tremaglio

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