Before I had my brain tumour removed I had to undergo lots of psychiatric and psychologist reports with one of the main questions being “do you suffer with depression?” and I didn't know how to answer that. The reason why I didn't know how to answer was because I didn't know the meaning of the word “depression” as it was used flamboyantly within conversation. To me it completely lost its meaning and its value. As I spoke amongst people they would say after a hard day at work “I am so depressed”. With the word so frequently used in everyday language I had stopped understanding what depression meant. So, when asked that question I simply answered “Well there are days when I cry and there are days when I feel sad, but I know exactly what I am feeling sad about and I think that it is quite reasonable for me to be feeling sad and emotional about those things. So, if that equates to being depressed then yes I am depressed”. I did get a few chuckles back in response and guaranteed I hadn’t ever suffered with depression.
I bring that up because I think it's important to explain how misuse and over usage of words means they lose their meaning and therefore value. Like with the word racism which is frequently floating around in conversations these days, just as flamboyantly as the word depression. Looking at the Oxford dictionary to get a definition of racism and it states, “prejudice discrimination when criticism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that their own race is superior”. This means Oxford dictionary doesn't direct it to any minority race but rather all races. It is therefore important to recognise it takes place amongst any racial group. It goes on to say, “the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics and abilities for qualities specific to that race especially to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races”. That's always what I felt that racism meant, and could be applied to all races.
Reflecting on this, I have horrible days when I feel so down and so angry and frustrated about what’s going on with inequality within our law and establishment and you have to understand that it is the law and it is the judiciary and the establishment who are ultimately to blame. It is not black people. It is not Asian people. It is not Chinese people, Japanese or aboriginals. It is the establishment because they've gone obsessive and hyper-sensitive in their interpretations for these words. The word racism is losing its value and in the same way the word depression has had a terrible impact on those people suffering with it (minorities charities not defending mental health in the latest legal combats such as social media hate speech) the same could happen with “racism”.
Racism does exist, and it needs to be tackled but I don't want to be feeling like I’m a racist because I'm angry that the law and establishment are acting unjustly and imbalanced. This will harm society far deeper too and probably agitate racism. We are at a critical stage whereby we see the BBC double down on political correctness wanting to ensure their employees consist of 50 per cent male and female and then 15% employees in black and minority ethnicities also 8% with disabilities. This is fine presuming the interested population exists for those careers placements. But supposing they don’t? Supposing those people aren’t interesting in those positions? Also, worth considering is meritocracy, which many fully believe in. Without it we could find ourselves with a lazy, entitled, unimaginative population and I it’s probable people worry about this. Changing the way that society operates or manipulating the laws in this way is is going to have an overwhelming backlash.
Suspicion is that the establishment is working on the basis that the black and minority ethnicity group is going to outgrow the native European population and so for that reason they need to pander to this new growing group so there are no complications in the future. Under that concept it seems there is a fast direction towards socialism within Western society with a majority BAME civilians. However, this raises another problem with nepotism within employment which creates a lot of resentment between classes because those who are established continue with their families remaining as established. Those in poverty remain there. No different to capitalism ultimately.
So, in conclusion by overusing and the misuse of labels it could help to ensure loyalty from an increasing population which the establishment hope to establish a pretense of protecting this new demographic. The stretch for equality of outcome within corporations alongside the misuse of words and labels also appears to clarify speculation that indeed a communist/socialist society in the West is being set-up and initiated. This will be considered by some to be a deliberate conspiracy and by others not so.