See my Walls

As humans, we are likened to self-contained builders that are trapped by walls of our own making.
We create our phenomenological reality based on culturally safe representative heuristics.
We establish walls that have personal value metaphysically but bears no value on our outer self-reality.
Dividing our world into sections, a defense mechanism for trying to understand it.
Despite the translucent and transparent matter of the wall, we endeavor to conceal our human parallels.
In a world inequitably segregated due to natural differences such as race and gender, we further the divide by constructing walls of social status: education, class, and prosperity.

J. Archer

I Tell You The Truth

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Open eyes, focused ears, and a wondering mind.
Open your eyes brothers and sisters, can’t you see our divide is to our conquer.
Focus your ears brothers and sisters, heed to the inconsistencies, you will hear when the truth has too many interpretations.
Let your minds wonder brothers and sisters, don’t you realize your talents are hibernating in your imaginations.
although separated we share the journey of life,
although cultivated we share the burdens of mistruth,
although hopeful we share the uneasiness of uncertainty,
although optimistic we share the inevitability of death.
I tell you the truth, open your eyes, focus your ears, and let your mind wonder

J. Archer

Whose Justice?

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I have seen the majority over the minority in democracy, gender over fairness in equality, and rich over poor in social class…the clamor for justice appears to be self-interested and instrumental… with an often disregard for justice, desire seems to be motivated by our pleasure over another’s pain. Arguably, the quest for diverse equality in many ways breeds new inequalities. As I see it, the problem intrinsic to the implementation of justice is that it has the unintended consequence of creating divides, a departure from its envisioned harmony. That is, in a community of people, we are often uncertain who are the losers in Justice, and the winners in injustice. Nevertheless, Justice was never meant to be a tool intentionally focused on the individual’s interest but designed to manage and protect a well-ordered society.

J. Archer

Unity- A Human Right

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“Diffusion of Democracy” is lauded as the path to global unification. The concept diffusion of democracy presupposes one nation superior to another across a spectrum of ethical systems (business, governance, care, finance, religion, social). The construction of power grants those deemed at its apex the privilege to espouse value-laden judgments on the inferior, although such dogma is nothing more than the privilege of the powerful. In a world guided by mistruths and intimidation, democracy can hardly unify the nations. Unity requires respect for nation sovereignty, cultural differences, and transparency in the ethics of global social justice. The collapse of systems must occur before they can ever unify.
J. Archer