Is White Supremacy a Mental Illness?

If someone is brain-washed into believing in something that opposes human-rights or turns them into a clone of bad thinking is this a mental illness? It seems that some Americans are behaving in this manner with the cry from trump’s campaign of ‘make America Great again’. The riots in Charlottesville today certainly gave that impression with many wearing the hats from his rallies and waving swastika signs and associating them with the Ku Klux Klan.

These were sad sights to witness on the media and even worse to know that many Americans harbour such views. What do they consider is so great about being white that they can persecute and deride those who are not?

As a white Australian who fought the government to remove the White Australia Policy from our society, my views are that we are all human and no one is better or worse than another. While some have more opportunities that does not give them the right to decide on the rights of others.

My heart is often disturbed by racial prejudice. This is mainly because my memory of reincarnation made me aware that we have all lived. In some lives we have been black and in others white, or some other colour. The skin is only the outer covering and has no bearing on the person underneath.

For this to be hidden and racial prejudice and anger towards people of another less fortunate position to rear its head is a blight on all of us. In my opinion, therefore, white supremacy is a mental condition governed by selfishness and jealousy. It is time for someone to call it as such and to help people who struggle with the condition to get over it.