So you honestly feel that Love As Arson is simply;
You don't feel at all that there is institutionalized racism in this country that can make a person feel persecuted every day just because of their skin color? You honestly believe that they're just 'insecure'?
insecure can sometimes imply shame, but that isn't what i meant here. I think that regardless of institutional racism, every individual has the choice to break through or to dwell. No one is going to help you overcome hardships, why would you let someone bring you further down?
You can either choose to let people's prejudice get the best of you, or you can move forward.
My grandfather survived the Holocaust, he passed away with a number on his arm at 81 years old. No one gave him a break, no one stopped short of calling him a kyke or a heeb, no one gave him a hand. Despite that, he made himself into the great man he was when he died. His parents had been killed, his family in America had changed their names so he couldn't find them, and he lived in a refugee home till he was 17.
He didn't feel sorry for himself, he didn't expect anyone else to either. I believe that is the reason that he was able to succeed. He laughed all the way to his deathbed as people continued to hate.
I would like to believe that he thought "hate all you want, I took what I wanted and didn't let anyone stop me"