Einstein and Baltimore

Albert Einstein had something to say about the problems represented by the recent events in Baltimore. The great man said that you cannot solve a problem with the same level of thinking that created the problem.
Unfortunately there are many who say that we have to do more of the same. More of the same! More of the policies and programs that got us to this mess. How could anybody think that treating people as though they are helpless and unable to cope with life would result in anything good and beautiful. How could anybody think that treating people as less than the magnificent and able creature that they are allow them to grow and actualize their potential?
It is widely recognized that feeding wild animals tends to make them dependent and unable to handle life on their own. Now how much higher and more capable are human beings? Infinitely more. And yet we have made people dependent and stunted their growth and development. How much more fortunate are the wild animals. Why are they treated with more respect? Because they have no vote. People, on the other hand, can easily be bought off, easily convince to sell their lives, potential and futures so cheaply.
It has been said, although not by Einstein, that doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is the definition of insanity. Actually that sounds more like foolishness, In any case, what we have been doing is a crime against humanity. It doesn’t work. The only right and decent thing to do is to reverse course. Now. Before more generations are destroyed. Along with our economy and social order.

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