What a Different World and Different Race WE HAVE the POWER to Become

This Filmmaker, Deeyah Khan, Spent Months Interviewing neo-Nazis and Jihadists. Here’s What She Learned

Part of the reason people subscribe to these movements is that they feel shunned in their lives, in their personal lives or in wider society. These movements are deeply rooted in a sense of victimhood, real or imagined. So if we exclude them, if we shout at them, if we condemn them, that completely feeds into that. And then the monster gets bigger, not smaller.

I tried to understand the core psychological draw of these movements. I found that a sense of belonging or purpose was a major factor. These people join these groups and suddenly they have a sense of meaning in life, a belief that they matter, that their voice matters. It’s as though they were once invisible and now they’re seen.

https://www.vox.com/world/2019/1/14/18151799/extremism-white-supremacy-jihadism-deeyah-khan

Most of these men get so much attention once they do something horrible, or once they say something horrible. Before that, they’re invisible. And I think there is something really powerful in that, and perhaps that says more about us as a society than it does about them. But it ought to give us pause when we shower extremist groups with constant media attention.

The more somebody is shunned and pushed away from the country they live in, the more you are actually pushing them into the arms of extremists, of people who wish these kids, and the rest of us, harm.

It matters when you are able to extend it to somebody who might not deserve it, or who you might not like or might not agree with. Otherwise, we become just like them — and, in the process, do their bidding.

On a personal note, being made fun of, rejected, harmed, shunned and eventually made to feel invisible because of experienced traumas and how they affected my personality type ignited, stoked, and maintained a deep-seated rage against humanity for many years of my life.

Yet my deep-seated care about people, especially the rejected, the oppressed, and the discarded, like me, also fuelled the desire to find a viable solution to help break this debilitating-to-all insanity.

Eventually my passion to manifest positive change overrode and dis-empowered the harmful rage and turned into a powerful tool dedicated to transforming respect from something only some people are given for a reason or reasons selected by a person or group of people to a global principle because it is the only way to peace … and respect is the only way back into love.

This I know as truth from experience and as a result, want to share so all others will one day truly know they by their own experience they are valuable … simply for being a life.

What a different world and different race we have the power to become … together.

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KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Innovator Founder Social Entrepreneur Producer Publisher Writer Artist Speaker

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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January 18, 2019

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KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Innovator Founder Social Entrepreneur Producer Publisher Writer Artist Speaker

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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January 16, 2019

“Why We LOVE, Why We Cheat

 

Thankfully, with this knowledge and our conscious decisions to not cheat, we are empowered to overcome our biology.

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KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Innovator Founder Social Entrepreneur Producer Publisher Writer Artist Speaker

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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December 30, 2018

Another CRAZY IDEA … WE NEED

Crazy people don’t know their idea sounds crazy … but many great ideas do sound crazy initially … telephones … televisions … automobiles … airplanes … world-wide web … like mine, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle, does, but as with these listed and many others, in time respect as a global principle, rather than a discretionary value chosen by a person or a group of people, will be recognized as the most logical, practical, and compassionate means, other than love, to co-create a better world for all.

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier

CONNECTING THE DOTS WITH THE RESPECT PRINCIPLE

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For Better or Worse, We See People Through The Colored Lenses Of Our Beliefs

For instance, my experiences motivated me to trust no one, to assume the worst, and to leave people behind when those negative expectations were fulfilled.

Of course, with my beliefs coloring my vision of others, and myself, I attracted people with similar beliefs, who of course, did not let me down by treating me with disrespect, disregard, contempt, harm, and even betrayal … all things I carried in my heart and mind, sometimes with awareness, though often not.

I would like to tell you that all changed when I examined and changed my beliefs, but there is more truth to my old beliefs than I would like to acknowledge.

The thing is, like me for so long, many people do not know what their core beliefs are and even if they are their own, versus other people’s beliefs they adopted through conditioning, peer pressure etc. they don’t yet know the lens can be changed.

As a result, they also harbor the notion no one is trustworthy, to expect the worst from people, though they may have their own way of dealing with their fulfilled expectations.

My two new beliefs may seem at odds with each other, but in reality they complement each and even support each other.

First, based on logic, practicality, and compassion, my new personal philosophy recognizes everyone as valuable … to be respected simply for being a life. I don’t have to agree with them, like them, approve of them, or any other such thing. I live and let live, unless of course they are harming someone, which negates the option to live and let live because they are not giving the same option to those they are harming.

Secondly, driven to feel fulfilled beyond my personal philosophy alone, I returned to  believing in God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Raised a Catholic, but not without a long time in between to fill in the gaps left by Catholicism teachings, my return was a slow, cautious, meandering one. Exploring other spiritual beliefs, none satisfied and kept me moving on, searching to have the gap filled.

Yet even when I accepted God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, with my new awareness and educational level, peace did not come right away. My head had to get wrapped around the distinctions between what I learned in my youth was not all the truth and the whole truth, came not from a person, but from the Bible itself.

I would like to say other believers drew me back to God, but overall I have discovered the many Christians I have met are struggling to believe and act as the Bible teaches, first and foremost to love unconditionally, and even to respect each other as God’s children.

However, this matters not now because one, I choose to respect all people and their right to choose so I live and let live, and two, because I am learning how to love like God, unconditionally, with grace, forgiveness, mercy, and all the things we all hunger for to fill the holes and gaps in our lives.

Whatever lens you wear, if they are not allowing you to see the world as it really is, maybe you are due for a new prescription too.

Best wishes on your journey.

With respect and love,

Kaitlin

April 25, 2018

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Human/Animal Rights Activist Social Scientist Founder Entrepreneur Author Artist

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April 25, 2018

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Human/Animal Rights Activist Social Scientist Founder Entrepreneur Author Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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