valueinvestor Posted June 3, 2020 Share Posted June 3, 2020 I'm not going to pretend that this ties into value investing and finance, but I think it's important to be said - I keep my politics private for most of my life, and I feel like a hypocrite writing about this now, when this happened countless times and even sick as an entrepreneur and investor growing the value of my business and portfolio's value amidst such a humanitarian crisis. However, I feel as if it's my duty because today's legislation does not seem to be voted by the ballot, but rather the dollar. Which is why, I'll accumulate and deplete that dollar as much as I can, so I can exert my views and encourage everyone to do the same, so they can push their views, so we can end up with a world view that's diverse. If you think accumulating capital shouldn't be one's duty, well you're right and wrong. Since you're certainly also have a luxury that many others and I cannot afford. In a just world I would've been a physicist, but in this world I have people that I know and don't know, who I do not want to go through what I went through especially before social media. With Myanmar, Amy Cooper, Ahmad Albury, Syria, General Abuse against Minorities and Women, and I hate to say this but the infinite injustices this world seems to carry today - it kills me. Even more, the ignorance of many people with these issues, and the inherent ignorance of those who are aware because they are being hidden between the lines... specifically the whole issue when you don't follow the news, you're uninformed, and when you follow the news, you're misinformed. However with George Floyd, the video of a cop calmly taking away a man's life on video, where he's probably fully aware that he's being recorded and not caring because he had 17 internal affairs investigations - says it all. When Amy Cooper called the police because she knew by the time they figured out who's right and who's wrong, the police would most likely hurt him in someway because he's black makes makes me angry because I've seen it so many times. By the way, this anger that I feel in my bones is not new, but something many others and I had for almost our entire lives. Since everyone knew this issue is true, but mostly pretended that it was not a large enough issue or justified it by saying it's better than it was 100 years ago. F*ck - it's better now? Sorry, I should keep quiet about the millions, and perhaps billions that face injustice today. As a human being, I do not understand how even if the number goes down to one person a year, it's cause to celebrate. Before it TL;DR, I'll end it with this - don't do what I did where I shared my views only when great injustices occurred, but rather use your views and power to educate those who are unaware and don't know why racism and/or any form of discrimination should be tolerated. Since let's face - many tolerate discrimination even though they do not agree with it because they want to keep that customer, supplier, be in the good graces of that professor, boss, or anyone with authority, because it affects their future - and I'm not blaming them and very sympathetic but as long-term oriented individuals - imagine if that's your own partner, children, relative, or any loved one in that predicament. I don't know about you but I rather take the short term hit, so long term the future is brighter, and do my part. I hope this provides a deep understanding of those who do not understand the public outrage of what people of minority go through everyday, and frankly I've had it with the constant objection that tries to distract many from the real issue - which is "what good comes from looting, rioting or having violent protest?" - again it shows lack of awareness on the issue. I'm NOT encouraging violence, in fact I CONDEMN it - but ask yourself this - "what good comes from not looting, rioting or having violent protest, especially being marginalized by society for so long like George Floyd and countless others?" I hope this post is an eye-opener and does some good, and if it doesn't - doesn't matter - because I already was trying more than most, and this all I have more to offer. Hopefully in my lifetime, these issues will be eliminated in my lifetime such as the issues of slavery, at the very least, I'm going to try. EDIT: If you have a different pov, please do not be afraid to share - I want us to have a discussion. I'm not going to attack you - I will make an effort to understand your point, and hopefully arrive to a mutual agreement. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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