Hi everyone. Welcome to another episode of The Spiritual Alien podcast.
Tonight I wanted to make an intermission with a raw and unedited episode to speak about the recent events unfolding in the United States. I will not get into details as to specifics, as I am sure you already know all about it, if not, there are plenty of articles on the internet for you to read.
The Spiritual Alien Podcast and yours truly, Zion Zeta, as well as my most recent and new brand, Shrine of Anubis, stand with #BlackLivesMatter.
I have interviewed guests who are people of color, who are also great friends of mine and I also have more friends of color who enjoy listening to this podcast and following my work.
It is my duty as a white presenting person, to use my white privilege for the greater good and the safety of these people, who are also human beings. What happened to George Floyd and countless others is not only dehumanizing, but terrible and very telling of how backwards we are as a human race and how much inner work many others still have yet to do.
If you are a white spiritual person, you probably are like “That’s not my timeline! I will create one where everything is peaceful and racism doesn’t exist!” That’s the first and common argument I get from my friends, but that’s not how spirituality works. That’s not how you make a change. That is spiritual bypassing and white privilege, I will explain what both of these terms mean shortly. And if you feel attacked that I just called you out on your bullshit, guess what? That’s not my fucking problem. I suggest you do some shadow work and deprogram from white fragility.
Number one. Spiritual bypassing is when you are disconnected from what truly matters simply because it feels uncomfortable to you. It is basically avoidance and repression.
Number two. White privilege does not mean that you have an easy life, that you don’t suffer from poverty, that you don’t have your own problems to deal with. It just means your skin color doesn’t add one more obstacle to it. So stop whining that you’re not a privileged person because you’re broke and have bills to pay.
I’ve had white friends ask me what’s wrong with being white, they probably think that I am racist for pointing out the fuckery. There’s nothing wrong with being white, except the ignorance of your own privilege, which is exactly what they showed me when they asked me.
Do understand that you were born privileged and that your skin color will not determine whether you are worthy of living or not. There is no such thing as racism against white people, when we are a majority and we have never been oppressed. So the argument that I am racist towards white cops for killing black people is invalid.
I am a Puerto Rican, we get discriminated against, for speaking Spanish, for looking Mexican or for being from an island and whatnot, but many of us are white, therefore privileged, so the discrimination is not as life threatening as it is for a black person.
You and I cannot relate to living in fear of having the cops break into your home at any given time during the night and storm everything in your home to try to find drugs just because you’re black or Mexican. You and I cannot relate to having a “peaceful” walk or jog in the neighborhood without the fear of being shot at from behind, like in the case of Ahmaud Arbery.
I have to be harsh here because some of my white friends just don’t get it, due to their white privilege and due to spiritual bypassing. This is a sad reality that many of my friends of color live, so you and I will never be able to feel how they feel and think how they think due to our privilege of being white.
I was debating on whether I should talk about this or not in the podcast but I figured why the hell not.
The reason why I debated on taking a stand and speaking up about this topic publicly in this platform was because I am aware of my white privilege, so I was wondering if I would be able to help the situation or if I would end up fucking everything up like I usually do. Past ex friends of color told me to not get involved because I’m white, meanwhile past ex white friends told me to just learn to not see color and that is exactly my problem.
I don’t want to be colorblind.
When you don’t see color, you are not seeing your black friends, Mexican friends, Asian friends and so on.
When you don’t see color, you are blinding yourself from being able to help and defend those close to you.
When you don’t see color, you are choosing the side of oppression and injustice.
When you don’t see color, you are showing the world your privilege.
When you don’t see color, you have chosen blindness.
Another bullshit argument I get is that “All Lives Matter” but I ask you, how have white people been oppressed? From not going to the bar due to a pandemic? That’s not oppression, that’s entitlement. All lives matter until black lives matter, that’s when suddenly everyone has a problem. When you say that all lives matter, you are invalidating the existence of all the murdered people due to police brutality, abuse of power, racism and white supremacy.
Stop trying to make this about yourself.
Stop trying to invalidate other people’s reality to comfort your own.
Stop being ignorant to this physical reality with very real and very physical problems.
And I am disappointed to say that I’ve seen this behavior from some white friends who I no longer consider friends. This is disgusting and unacceptable and I will not tolerate this.
My podcast is a small platform where you can learn about different topics in an easy to digest way, but there will be times when I will speak on difficult and sensitive topics such as this one.
It is not my problem if I lose followers for taking a stand, in fact, I want to.
In fact, I don’t care about losing friends either. I’ve lost plenty already and over the dumbest shit you can possibly imagine. Now, I just don’t give a shit. I am tired of remaining silent to make everyone comfortable. Being silent is also choosing the side of the oppressor and I am unwilling to continue to play that role. There is a reason why I left the New Age community as well as the UFO community, because both are jam-packed with white supremacists and if you haven’t noticed…then you are blind.
Do not take this episode as an attack if you are white, but rather, as an abrupt and rude wake up call, a new perspective if you are unfamiliar with what spiritual bypassing and white privilege mean. In fact, I want to say that if you have listened this far, there is hope.
It’s time to make a change and I know that you and I can both make a difference in this world.
Learn more about spiritual bypassing. Learn more about white privilege and how you can use your position to help rather than oppress, learn more about how to spot white supremacists. Learn directly from people of color and their struggles, get to know them and see how you can best help them. Let them speak. Stop hearing only to respond, actually listen to absorb. Demand justice, sign petitions, call your local governor or mayor, donate if you can, but it’s time to step up and do something.
We live in an era where ignorance is a choice and not being racist is not enough, it’s time to be informed and anti-racist.
It’s time to stop remaining silent. It’s time to stop turning a blind eye. It’s time to stop trying to not take any sides because it’s not spiritual or whatever bullshit you’ve been programmed with. It’s time to face the situation, take a stand and voice your truth. You do have a voice, you do have the power, now it’s time to use it. If you want a change, you have to be the change.
This is Zion Zeta, always at your service.