Tracy, Social Justice Research

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Tired of the false and unsatisfying? Join me in the work of Social Justice.

In inspiration on October 3, 2015 at 12:33 am

Why do humans war, fight, and resist one another?  A simple understanding is that we have forgotten that we have a choice, and then we descend, unknowingly, into the darkness of unconscious behavior.

In our moment of forgetting, we become convinced of our separation from other life forms in creation.  There naturally arises a fear, blocking our former sense of safety. When this occurs, we become lost to one another.  Disconnected from others, and disconnected from nature, the separated and fearful human attempts to dull the pain through distracted activity, suppression of inner impulses, or aggressive attempts to limit the ’cause’ of the pain.  All of this activity relieves no pain, but allows for the continuation of it, while masking or distorting the origins. We see this fact represented in the current levels of hostility against humanity, other life forms,  and the planet itself.

Social Justice arises in response to the human condition; it is the provision of resources neutralizing the effects of unconscious behaviors and a provocation to individual and collective change. In acknowledging the human condition of negativity, the Social Justice response offers a compassionate refuge; it recognizes that the world progresses when humanity grows dissatisfied with itself.  Thus, we rise not because we have curbed our passions, but because we have cultivated our virtues.  Our impulse towards Social Justice is a natural response to the false and unsatisfying world.

I am committed to work in Social Justice and will soon offer new opportunities.  Meanwhile, please continue to forward your great ideas and comments to me at tracyp.socialjusticeresearch@gmail.com

The wheel of change moves on, and those who were down go up and those who were up go down. ~Jawaharlal Nehru