Former Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard ripped the use of racial politics to cause division in the country, going on to accuse politicians and the “mainstream propaganda media” of the “racialization of everything.”
“My dear friends, my fellow Americans. Please, please, let us stop the racialization of everyone and everything. … We are all children of God and are therefore family in the truest sense,” Gabbard stated in a video she put up on her Twitter account over the weekend. “No matter our race or ethnicity, this is aloha, and this is what our country in the world needs.”
Gabbard, an Army veteran and Democrat who made a failed bid for her party’s presidential nomination in 2020, also took aim at politicians and the media for continuing to focus their attention on skin color.
“The mainstream propaganda media and politicians, they want us to constantly focus on our skin color, and the skin color of others, because it helps them politically or financially,” Gabbard went on to say. “Aloha means respect and love for others. It’s what enables us to see beyond our skin color and see the soul of person within. So let’s do our best to cultivate this aloha in our hearts and see and treat others through this prism of love, not through the prism of race and ethnicity.”
“Please, let us not allow ourselves to be led down this dark and divisive path of racialism and hate,” Gabbard said in conclusion.
Please, let us stop the RACIALIZATION of everyone and everything. We are all children of God, and therefore family in the truest sense, no matter our race or ethnicity. This is aloha – love & respect for others. This is what our country & the world need. pic.twitter.com/W8wqqMj1jf
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) April 25, 2021
Gabbard’s comments come as much of the national conversation has centered on issues of race following multiple high-profile police shootings and the trial of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of George Floyd.
The comments also come after President Joe Biden made calls for police reform, blaming “white supremacy” for many of the problems facing America’s minority communities.
Gabbard is right. The left and the media are trying to keep Americans divided and they are using race as the weapon of destruction that is driving a wedge between us as members of the same society and culture.
Instead of focusing on how we are different, how about focusing on how we are similar? This doesn’t diminish our differences. In fact, it helps us to appreciate them and look on them favorably instead.
Let’s try to heal the divide instead of allowing propaganda to split us apart.