Racism, Discrimination and Xenophobia: What Can You Do?

Racism, Discrimination and Xenophobia: What Can You Do?

Do racism, discrimination and xenophobia exist today?  Absolutely!  Human beings naturally gravitate and preferentially treat those with whom they find commonality.  Unfortunately, some people use this commonality as an indication in determining who is better or superior, and who is not.

The solution to this deeply seated human problem will never be solved by holding up any human or human feature above another.  Doing so only perpetuates discrimination albeit on a different level.  To solve the problem of racism humans must look beyond themselves to the fundamental source of racism.

Today we hear catchphrases such as, “We are all the same color on the inside” or “We all bleed red.”  Physically, this is true.  But racism is not a physical disorder which can be treated by prescribing rose-colored glasses for everyone.  Racism lies much deeper than that.  Racism hides itself deep within the human soul.  Interestingly, the person harboring such evil in their soul believes, for the most part, the evil is hidden from the rest of the world.  Sometimes this is true and at other times it is obvious to everybody.  Never-the-less to eradicate racism, a new set of values must replace the distorted and unhealthy values harbored in the heart. Without accomplishing this, racism will continue to distort and destroy the lives of both those who harbor it and those who are subjected to it.

For too long we have been told that the issue of racism can be solved by looking within. Yet looking within has not and cannot provide any lasting solution. The reason for this is, the only thing an honest person finds when looking within is a bias towards one’s own predilections.  These predilections are the breeding grounds of racism in the first place. We need a much broader perspective than merely our own inner thoughts and opinions to eliminate racism.  

Many suppose that racism can be solved by compelling schools and companies to be more inclusive in who they allow to attend and who they hire.  Yet, such regulations and quotas require people to focus on the unchangeable outward features of a person instead of on the changeable characteristics and qualities.  Without question it is the changeable characteristics and qualities of a person which will foil or further a person in their education or in pursuit of a better job.  Constrained upward mobility is not the result of too few laws and regulations but the opposite.  The plethora of laws, regulations and quotas which are based on the unchangeable features of certain demographics have restricted upward mobility and fostered racism.

For this reason, no amount of affirmative action, quotas or retributions can, or ever will, eliminate racism. Racism can only be abolished if a person’s belief system changes.  Yet no outside force, whether that force be in the form of more laws, regulations, fines, rewards or punishments can alter a person’s belief system.

It has been rightfully stated, “You can’t dictate what is found in someone’s heart.”  Inevitably the only real solution to abolishing racism it a change of heart. Hearts change only on a personal level. You cannot systemically change hearts.  Systemic racism is a political phrase which only stirs up greater xenophobia, and group guilt.  Group guilt gives no quarters and therefore no forgiveness.  With no forgiveness allocated, anger builds and social unrest is expressed in attempts to rid the heavy burden of group guilt, which all too frequently was misappropriated in the first place.

Change of heart requires more than schooling, laws and quotas.  To change a heart it requires love, compassion, mercy and grace.

  • Love is: Treating and dealing with others as you yourself would want to be treated.
  • Compassion is: Having genuine concern and sympathy towards others and feeling their suffering and misfortunes as if they were your own.
  • Mercy is: Forgiving others when it is in your power to do so and not holding a grudge or making attempt(s) to harm or get even.
  • Grace is: The willingness to realize you have offended someone and make things right. 

Political correctness, being woke and demanding retributions will never solve the problems which originate in the human heart.  You can force a person to comply outwardly but doing so will only exacerbate those deeper inner issues. Sooner or later the hate, the intolerance and the contempt harbored within human hearts will spew forth like a pressure relief valve that blows on a steam engine.

Today we are witnessing hate, intolerance and contempt which has been bottled up inside of people’s hearts for far too long.  Labels of racism, discrimination and xenophobia are tossed about with unguarded ambition by those who believe they have been maligned or who are using group guilt in attempts to gain power over others. Instead of revamping their belief system they have chosen to act out their belief system.  Sadly, the belief system they are enacting fetters love, compassion, mercy and grace; the very things which are needed to cure the heart. 

If we hope to survive this dark era of humanity it is time to adopt a healthier belief system: A belief system which overcomes racism and every form of discrimination and xenophobia.   It is time to stand up for love, compassion, mercy and grace.  It is time to remove ourselves from the hate, the anger, the intolerance and contempt which are fomenting unrest and evil in our society. 

We need each other.  Without others, none of us can ever become what we were designed to be.  We need to join hands with those willing to seek a brighter path, a better future, a happier existence and a more thrilling conclusion.  It is time to end racism by adopting the only belief system which treats others like you would like to be treated. It is time to accept the fact that such a belief system is not humanly possible because racism is as old as the human race.  It is time to acknowledge we need help.  We need God’s help.

Without God and his permanent forgiveness, we are doomed to repeat the same mistakes which humans have made over and over throughout history.  Only with God’s sovereign love, compassion, mercy and grace can we ever hope to be what we were intended to become:  A race united in one purpose, one destiny with no division in regard to the value of each human life while celebrating our unique and divergent abilities.

Dr. Tomas McFie

Dr. Tomas McFie is a retired physician. As the founder of Life Benefits, he currently works in the financial industry exposing the fallacies of typical financial planning and helping clients keep more of the money they make with a formula that creates financial peace of mind.

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Statistically Significant: Why It Makes a Difference

people in medical masks for protection from virus

It is always sad when people die. Why they die is often another sad story. But make no mistake, when fear and anxiety are perpetuated by those who should know better onto those who don’t know the difference between a significant fact and a fruit loop, people suffer panic needlessly. 

Unfortunately, this type of fear is too often used to serve political, social and even economic purposes. That is why you need to be fully aware of the facts, so you can avoid being manipulated by fear anytime but particularly during this pandemic.

It is interesting how the leading immunologist in the spotlight today is quick to label the positive results that are being observed and documented by those who are using Hydroxychloroquine as anecdotal, while he ambitiously pushes his social distancing theory as being scientific.  

The fact is, there have been NO double-blind placebo studies that prove his social distancing theory works.  Yet, this doesn’t keep him from repetitively labeling the Hydroxychloroquine regime of treatment anecdotal while calling his social distancing a scientific fact.  As a physician, he is aware that he is supposed to use all available means to help his patient(s).  But his irrational outspokenness on this topic leads one to believe that we are involved in an imposing social experiment rather than a true health crisis.

Here are some supporting data, reported by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), which mathematically and scientifically back up this bold hypothesis.

  • Out of 327.2 million people, there were 501,444 total deaths in the United States from January 1, through April 8th this year
  • 4,065 of those deaths were from COVID-19
  •  4,467 of those deaths were from the flu
  • 35,230 of those deaths were from pneumonia
  • 1,879 of these pneumonia cases also had COVID-19

Here we have some data that we use to calculate some scientific mathematical facts, not propaganda.

  1.  0.153% of the US population died between January 1 and April 4, 2020
  2. 0.81% of those deaths (0.001242% of the population) were due to COVID-19
  3. 0.89% of those deaths (0.001352% of the population) were due to the flu
  4. 766.67% more deaths have occurred from pneumonia than from COVID-19

Since statistics are always about probability, NOT absolute certainty, there must be a cut off rate that makes the probability of a particular statistic significant.  Scientists and mathematicians have agreed upon an acceptable cut off rate which, in this case, means there is a risk of being wrong 1 out of 5 times or 20% of the time.

With this understanding, the data from the CDC proves that the probability of:

  • Deaths due to COVID-19 are NOT significant, meaning that this many people could have died from anything and the world at large would NOT have taken notice
  • 0.81% and 0.89% are also NOT statistically significant, which is why we don’t really notice the number of people who die each year from the flu unless they were close to us, and we wouldn’t have noticed any more people dying from COVID-19 without all the media and medical hype that has surrounded this pandemic.
  • The chance of dying from non-complicated pneumonia this year (so far) is 766.67% greater than the chance of dying from COVID-19.

But we need to investigate even deeper to really understand the facts of what is going on during this pandemic. According to the CDC, 2,841,600 people died in the US in 2019.  That averages out to be 236,800 per month.  Yet only 501,444 deaths have occurred nationwide this year between January 1, 2020, to April 9. Averaging the death rate over the first 3 months of 2019, there should have been 710,400 deaths, not merely 501,444, especially since the death rate for the flu is historically highest in January, February, and March.  So, where are all the bodies from the 0.001242% deaths caused by COVID-19?

In reality, we are experiencing a lower death rate in 2020 than in previous years. This lower death rate could be a mere coincidence, but historically the scientific data documents that when doctors go on strike, or simply don’t come to work, death rates drop significantly. In fact, no study has proven that death rates decline when doctors do come to work. The point being made here is, that when doctors are not performing elective, non-emergency procedures and interventions, (basically non-essential services) death rates historically drop. But as soon as doctors come back to work and non-essential services start up again, death rates increase.  You might find it interesting that during this pandemic many doctors are being laid off.

This is a significant fact. It shows that it is highly probable that the public, and doctors themselves, tend to overestimate the affect and effects of medicine and the medical care system, while underestimating the ability of the human immune system to adapt and overcome infections, including COVID-19 infections.

For those who can remember clearly, at the beginning of this pandemic, death projections initially were modeled to be 2.2million. Those models included all the known available treatments and included the social distancing measures that are now being enforced upon all of us, and they were scary.  Yet, without even a hint of guilt or apology, those same medically modeled projections have been revised to estimate less than 61,000 deaths. This grave discrepancy is not because of science but is the result of revisionist propaganda. Science demands honesty, especially when your model or hypothesis fails. Not admitting this fact is a fraud.

As mentioned earlier, many doctors are not working currently because their non-essential services are not needed, and this is the most probable reason that the death rate is only 70.59% of what it was in 2019 (5,116.76 per day instead of 7,248.98 per day) at this same time (April 9th.)

In conclusion:

  1. Should people at risk isolate themselves and take extra precautions to avoid becoming infected?  Of course. 
  2. Would it be a good thing for us all to be more careful, wash our hands more frequently and stop touching our faces so much? Absolutely. 
  3. Must we all be treated like criminals, being locked up and arrested for playing in the park with our child while these unscientific medical models furiously fan the flames of fear and anxiety?  Statistically, it doesn’t make sense.
  4. Finally, should we continue to allow our economy to be “infected” by these unproven, hypothetical medical models merely because politicians don’t know how to interpret fact from fiction? Absolutely not!

As we have yet to reach the total death rate reported in 2019 for the same time period (January 1st and April 9th), it appears that there is something seriously wrong with the way this pandemic has been reported and handled by the medical community, the media, and the politicians. 

Pathetically, it most likely isn’t going to get better when as of April 8, 2020,  all patients with coronavirus are now being classified as “Death due to COVID-19,” regardless of the real cause of death. This draconian method of manipulating data to conform to your hypothesis is pure evil.  It allows the medical community, the media, and politicians to cover up their errors, distort their miscalculations, and falsify their reports so that they can justify even further measures that will attempt to control, manipulate, and profit from those who don’t understand the importance of “statistical significance”.

Dr. Tomas McFie

Dr. Tomas McFie is a retired physician. As the founder of Life Benefits, he currently works in the financial industry exposing the fallacies of typical financial planning and helping clients keep more of the money they make with a formula that creates financial peace of mind.

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