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Normal is the Problem

Black Lives Matter protests in all fifty states of the USA and around the world are telling us something.

3 min readJun 4, 2020

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Now, here’s the question. What are they telling you?

If you think it’s about law and order, you’re not listening to the frequency being used by the collective consciousness. You’re still listening to some right-wing, conservative channel calling for everything to go back to normal.

What the protesters are telling us is normal is the problem.

And, let’s not fool ourselves into believing this is only about the USA.

What the protesters are telling us is normal is the problem.

This is a worldwide problem where normal is rooted in systemic injustice.

The Chinese Communist Party may be enjoying the opportunity of the moment to lampoon the USA, but their society is based on deep systemic injustice as well. Just ask anyone protesting in the streets of Hong Kong or serving time for speaking out in dissent.

In Australia, the country we locals call the lucky country, you’re not so lucky if you’re born into our indigenous population. You’re more likely to have a life experience any African American could identify with, police brutality included.

If you have yet to grasp the nature of the problem — it’s ruling class privilege.

In the Western World, that translates to white privilege. In India, it translates to Hindu privilege. In China it translates to Han Chinese privilege. I could go on, but I’m sure you get the message: there is a ruling group enjoying a position of privilege in every nation on earth.

If you have yet to grasp the nature of the problem — it’s ruling class privilege.

As Canada’s Prime Minister told us at a recent press conference, where he struggled to find the words to express how he felt about Trump’s response to the protests, most of us are blind to the problem.

We’re blind to it because we’re part of the ruling class — even if we hold no positions of power. We’re the ones who have access to the good education…

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Peter Mulraney

Peter Mulraney is a crime writing, modern-day mystic with an interest in personal growth, social justice and current affairs. www.petermulraney.com