"Wisdom is knowing the truth, and telling it."~~Unknown
Friday, September 23, 2011
Rocking the Boat?
Today, I was reading about Iran's President Mahmound Ahmadinejah's speech at the UN. Apparently, a lot of folks got upset with him and walked out on his speech. Ahmadinejah can be a little hot-headed and make some comments that will have people blinking their eyes wide open as in shock; one of those "Did he really say that" moments. And...he has this wild notion about the Holocaust that is NOT true. But...well...
"Ahmadinejad's speech pitted the poverty and unhappiness of most countries against the riches and power of the U.S. and unnamed European nations that he accused of perpetuating wars, causing the current global economic crisis and infringing on "the rights and sovereignty of nations." He attacked the United States and European colonial powers for abducting tens of millions of Africans and making them slaves, for their readiness "to drop thousands of bombs on other countries," and for dominating the U.N. Security Council He singled out the U.S. for using a nuclear bomb against Japan in World War II and imposing and supporting military dictatorships and totalitarian regimes in Asia, Africa and Latin America." ~~Huffingtonpost~~
"It is as lucid as daylight that the same slave masters and colonial powers that once instigated the two world wars have caused widespread misery and disorder with far-reaching effects across the globe since then," ~~Huffingtonpost~~
I think Ahmadinenjah was trying to have a serious talk with those white elitist folks. It appears that he had a lot to get off his chest at that UN meeting. Well...he should take note how some of us over here in America have been trying to tell certain folks the same thing for years and have been met with the brush off and a wall of denial, especially when it comes to accepting responsibility for screwing up the economy.
I thought that a United Nations meetings was supposed to be a place where different country leaders get together and show diplomacy with each other while discussing issues of concern. Getting up and walking out in a United Nations meeting because you disagree with what someone is saying is not being diplomatic. It only demonstrated what Ahmadinenejah accused them of and that is arrogance and I'm sure those other world leaders were thinking the same thing. So, tell me how do you talk to people who like to point to the splinters in other folk's eye, but who don't want you pointing to the two by four in theirs?
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Questions From A Black Woman's Journey
All of my life I observed people and often wondered why hatred between the human beings exists. As a black woman I have experienced it proliferated towards my people and me in myriad extreme and often subtle forms in which one could ever imagine toward a group of people.
One day, while meditating I asked the question why do people hate so much not knowing that this question would take me on a journey that would lead to an answer which has been one of the greatest deceptions in the history of mankind.
My journey has led me to the place that I am now, which is fighting against injustice, inequality, and enslavement of the minds of my people by the pharaohs of today.
Lord knows I am not perfect, nor do I profess to be. Neither are my people and no human being on earth is as a matter-of-fact. There are human flaws in every single race.
So, then my question is what gives one race the idea that they should have control over all others?