Upon awakening and having breakfast, Bian and Jon visited the Xunatunich Maya Ruins, the old Belize Cultural and Historical Center, and the Museum of Belize, then returned to their room in the hotel.
"Racism is the worst form of mental illness, and, as such, is, *****-nilly, the origin of all invidious forms of worldwide inequality and iniquity," said Jon said to Bian.
"Take slavery and genocide as examples. If a human being believes her/his worth is rooted in the color of her/his skin or the slant of her/his eyes, then she/he is sick, terribly ill. Concomitantly, their behaviors toward others flow, usually unconsciously, from these odious falsehoods.
"Moreover, take our own nation: slavery and genocide were the immoral engines that fueled both the economic growth and the territorial expansion westward. By1861, there were 4,000,000 black slaves in the Confederacy, not one of whom had a single legal right. "Manifest Destiny" in reality was the period between 1860 to 1890 when the U.S. Army decimated those indigenous peoples still alive, either slaughtering them or forcing them onto "reservations."
"Racism is but the child of slavery, and racism permeates today not only all of America, but also all of the world. To realize Peace on Earth forever, we must help the billions who suffer still from these myriad forms, not through penalties and punishment, but only through unconditional love."