Thursday, November 10, 2011

Do The Contents of This Blog Confuse You?

If so, I have so far failed in my attempt and objective....and for this, I apologize and will attempt to improve.

However, its not totally my fault and its definitely not yours.

A few years ago, I was exactly where you are....and to a certain degree, I am still there.

Still Learning

The confusion that you might have is not coincidental, nor is it an accident. Nor is it permanent, if you will stop, look, listen, and see.

Only you know your level of confusion or clarity about what is being written in this blog. 

This blog is NOT about simply complaining or even highlighting what should now be the obvious.

It is about what to do and what not to do in any given situation when interacting with people.

Solutions.

Tools.


On the job or classroom, what do you do (and NOT do) when called a n****r? Or treated like one.

What do you do when asked to help fire another non-white person?

What to do about "black-on-black" violence?

How NOT to be the least informed person in the boardroom.

Male/female relationships.

Take whatever you think that you know and understand about how the world functions and improve it by:

(right-click, Save As to download)

The above (UPDATE: link is no longer valid), one hour radio broadcast ( aired: May 25, 2011) is a capsule of almost everything that I have attempted to convey in this blog.

Please download and LISTEN to it...don't just hear it...slow down and really LISTEN (as many times as necessary) to what the elder has been attempting to explain for the past 42 years.

The information is as relevant today as it was in 1969.....actually even more so as the main problem remains unsolved.

/Justice/ is correct.

The Assignment & Well-Kept Subjects

Did you take a warm bath or shower last night?

This morning?

Were you able to wash your face with steady running water?

In a warm bathroom?

Did you use a toothbrush with toothpaste?


Another Perspective

Did you bathe in a stream or river...shared with livestock, other adults, and maybe some children?

Is that river downstream from some toxic industrial plant runoff?

Did you return to the same stream/river to wash your face, take a sip of water, and/or relieve yourself?

Reality Check
<<insert truth >>

Far too many non-white people consider themselves one or all of the following:
lucky
fortunate
thankful
blessed
privileged
chosen

and to some degree, would be correct in their thinking - however -  far too few understand, will admit to, or agree with truth. 

Truth is:

At best, we are well-kept subjects.

Humbly ask yourself, in the mirror if you must,  if there is something intrinsically special about you....something that makes you more "deserving" than a starving child in so-called Africa? India? Haiti? Thailand? Vietnam?

Is your existence in this place, at this time, special because of something you did? Or are you better by happenstance?

Do you take for granted that a majority of the earth's population of black/brown/yellow people do not have access to something as essential as drinking water?

Read it again.

The majority are forced to drink dirty, contaminated water....they and their offspring.

Yet, you're "thankful" that "God" has "blessed" you to have a better "life" than they.
Again, what makes you so special and deserving? Or, conversely what makes "them" less special...less deserving?

<<insert more truth>>
Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Zero.

You, me are definitely better kept subjects....at least for the time being, but that is nothing to be proud of or satisfied with.

Our comforts/luxuries/"blessings" are derived ULTIMATELY from and within a SYSTEM of INJUSTICE.

Children....real, breathing babies suffer from disease, war, and malnutrition all over the planet while we club, drink, smoke, shop, "floss", tweet, text, and sing "hallelujah."

They suffer to provide you/me with the raw materials used to produce and manufacture our "blessings" and comfort.

These lesser kept subjects are, for the most part, out of sight and out of mind in lands that seem far away, but they are no less a person than you and I.

The Assignment of all people, but especially those "privileged and blessed" non-white people is to replace The System of White Supremacy/Racism with the System of Justice.

Have you done any work on this "Assignment" today?


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Grandest Snipe Hunt

From Wiki:
A snipe hunt, a form of wild-goose chase that is also known as a fool's errand, is a type of practical joke that involves experienced people making fun of credulous newcomers by giving them an impossible or imaginary task...

Thus describes the total existence of the majority of non-white peoples all over the planet:

A perpetual wild-goose chase.

While we are off chasing and defending undefined ideas and philosophies, the real task of producing /justice/ gets completely overlooked.

We genuinely sense that something isn't quite right, but ignorantly jump on the bandwagon (snipe hunt) of anything that has the appearance of being better, however:

Looks can be deceiving.

Non-white peoples, at a very early age, are taught certain "truths" that put us on this perpetual snipe hunt.

"Truths" such as:

Democrat
Democracy
Republic
Republican
Capitalism
Communism
Socialism
Free-Market
etc.

We spend the better part of our existence in defense of one or more of the above "truths" - while totally missing reality

The reality is that the above words, like so many others, do not accurately describe the way the world really works. As such, these words are used in many ways that cause massive confusion.  

This confusion is intentional.

Where there is confusion, there is imbalance. Where there is imbalance, /justice/ is not possible.

...to be continued