Roots Cause Analysis

Blogging friend Brosephus … well, he has written a post that will make you stop and think. Truer words were never spoken than … “Our society has never acknowledged that America was built upon stolen land and became what it is today from stolen labor.” And yet, our society is one of arrogance, of racism, of entitlement. Please read his post, think about what he says. Is there common ground we can find to heal the ‘great divide’? Perhaps, but we are going to have to take a long, hard look at ourselves first. Thank you, Brosephus, for this very thoughtful and thought-provoking post!

The Mind of Brosephus

Root cause analysis, as the website Tableau defines it, “is the process of discovering the root causes of problems in order to identify appropriate solutions”. RCA is used to solve all types of problems, and I thought about this process while digesting the news of the week.

In this one week in 2021, we’ve seen the GOP become the GQP by refusing to reject Marge and her illogical logic. We saw more arrests and indictments come down from the Trump Insurrection of 2021. A country music singer got his music yanked from the radio when a video surfaced of him using a racial slur. In not so mainstream news, there was also the suicide of Lafayette Parish Sheriff Deputy Clyde Kerr III. This particular story hit close to the heart for me because I can empathize with his struggle.

I honestly believe that a majority of America’s problems could…

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8 thoughts on “Roots Cause Analysis

  1. Dearest Jill,
    You agree with Brosephus that “it becomes a national emergency and incumbent upon its citizens to counteract those lies and the problems they cause,” yet you called me to task the other day for doing exactly that.
    I guess I don’t count after all.

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  2. I like Brosephus and this is a great blog. I do however see a problem. Over the stolen land issue I can see both sides going down the route of “But they’ve been compensated for their land since then, it’s ours now”
    And the land being what it is from stolen labour will not resonate with one particular party who still believe they should live in the Antebellum days of ‘Glory’ when negro slaves were the norm. Like the election so recently ‘stolen’ from them, so were the glory days of the South. I don’t know why so many of them think they would have been plantation owners back then, but obviously, there were no poor whites to decide that maybe they’d be better off under Mr Lincoln.
    I was disgusted that even in the 1960’s whites weren’t happy to count blacks as not only neighbours but barely as human beings. David Duke, hidden by a sheet murdering scum, than a nice friendly chat with someone like MLK. Show me the South has changed and I’ll know you’re on your way to being a United Country a real United States building trust at home and across the World.
    Cwtch

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    • Well, to that first point, I would argue that there is no amount of money that can compensate for lost lives. Plus, many Native American tribes are still confined to reservations. Plus, when oil pipelines, mines, and other fossil fuel abominations are planned, little consideration is given to the lands and lives of the Indigenous People. So, really, they haven’t been compensated. And as re slavery, well … you already know how I feel on that issue. What I don’t understand is how the idea of ‘white supremacy’ has survived into the 21st century. We ought to be better than this. Sigh. I hate this world right now.
      Cwtch

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