"Wisdom is knowing the truth, and telling it."~~Unknown
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Happy New Year!
First, I'd like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Is it just me or did you feel like playing the violin or busting out laughing when the Republican nominee candidates try to convince folks that they come from humble backgrounds and that they're concerned about people suffering?
Excuse me, but which one of theses candidates has ever been evicted from their homes due to foreclosures? Have any of them ever had a love one die because they were denied health care? Which one of them had their job shipped overseas? Have they ever had to take a reduction in pay in order to keep their job? Or have they ever had to dig out of garbage cans for bottles and cans to sale in order to eat or buy basic mandatory toiletries to supplement an already low income? Has any of them ever lived in a homeless shelter or slept under an underpass? Stood in a soup line? Lost a loved one in Iraq or Afghanistan?
Come on let's be real, none of them know what real suffering is because none of their testimonies of humble beginnings match the average middleclass or poor American. That's why their stories sound so phony and out of touch with real Americans.
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?