Welcome to my space where I share my thoughts and views and it is my hope that you will do the same.. Here you are free to express yourself as you please without the threat of ostracism or criticism from me. It is incumbent upon us as humans to engage in meaningful dialogue with the hopes of gaining a better understanding of each other, ourselves and the world that we live in…
I want to challenge folks to think outside of what they have been taught and to look within themselves and conduct an honest self-evaluation in order to seek truth..We all have been mind washed and conditioned to slide into a prearranged or preformed concept layed out by others.. I’m here to let you know that you can form your own perspective from your natural sense and intuition and that you are not what you have been told you are. As a matter of fact, we are undeniably more. We are all invaluable extensions of a higher source that requires connectivity that will enable us to become much more enlightened and relevant beings.. We can be the conduit through which this source will guide our minds and hearts with understanding, wisdom, knowledge and clarity…I sincerely believe that for us to achieve this we must rid ourselves of the shackles that bind us to mankind’s false doctrines of religions and faith and creation theories..
So my question is; What Is Sin?
Is it really Pride, Greed, Lust, Envy, Gluttony, Wrath, and Sloth that have been contrived by man and are considered to be the seven deadly sins of man? Are these really sins or are they behavior traits that people have labeled as sinful. Aren’t these so-called sins for most people just natural tendencies that are encoded in our DNA? Is it not natural for most humans to lust after the opposite sex, to be greedy and to envy others for what they have and what we don’t have, to be prideful for fear of looking flawed, to be lazy at getting things done, to eat beyond satisfaction ( especially if your poor and may not get the chance again anytime soon) and to get so angry that we will not hesitate to kill another for the most minor altercation? Yes, we are humans and we display what may appear to be animalistic and barbaric behavior. You see, an animal in civilization will always be an animal, no matter what…We strive for civility but for some reason or reasons, it continues to be ever so elusive!
These traits are natural thus making them almost impossible to shed which in turn has us in perpetual conflict as it relates to the church, religion and morality. The church and their so-called men of the cloth know this and have continuously used it to instill guilt and shame which binds us to false doctrines and religions and in turn gives them power over us. They themselves struggle with the same behavior traits, but they’ll never admit it.. At least not to us anyway!!!
This is the definition of sin as it is defined in the dictionary..
Sin; an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law…
Oh well, there you go. That certainly explains everything, now doesn’t it? Really?
Now my question is; according to who and what is considered divine law and who wrote it? Let me guess, someone took a dictation from a divine being ( that must have been Moses) and conveyed it to the masses. I guess whoever constructed this law did not take into consideration that mankind is animalistic by nature and incapable of adhering to such a so-called divine standard. Or maybe they thought it over thoroughly and wanted to keep humankind in a state of perpetual guilt and repentance. For without the list of sins there would be no need for religions, the church , the priests, ministers and other religious zealots and fanatics. Now would there? Mankind can never be that which he was not created to be (divine). Unless of course we are celestial beings which we are not.. This brings me to my next theory.
We have been corrupted not by the so-called Adam and Eve but by the 200 or so Watchers who decided to break rank and defile themselves with the women of mankind.. Thus blanketing the earth with evil and wicked spirits throughout perpetuity.. That’s according to the book of Enoch chapters 7 through 17.. It is very explicit which would explain why it probably wasn’t included in the bible…Now I’m not saying that this is factual but it does give us food for thought. The bible clearly states that they came from the heavens and fornicated with the women of earth thus giving birth to a hybrid race of giants (Nephilims).. You see what I’m talking about? It was in their nature!!!! The fruit doesn’t fall to far from the tree that bares it now does it?
Thanks to them this is who we are however, it has always been man’s quest to have something of a greater existence. The reason for this aspiration for divinity more than likely is because of man’s divine creation theory..So we strive to reach that which is unattainable in this physical form…It is unrealistic and we need to stop reaching for that which we cannot touch…We are not sinners, we are just wired this way. We are evil, deceitful and wicked but we are also kind, compassionate, empathetic and loving.. We possess all of these traits, it’s just who we are and maybe have always been.. I really don’t have the answers but I do know that more often times than not, the majority of us give in to the dark nature and as a result we have a world that reflects that… I don’t think of it as a sin, I refer to it as a crime against humanity and nature!!! For it is not the nature of man that makes him so-called sinful. It is the body of works he engages in due to these behavior traits. We allow these traits to dominate our thinking and actions that in turn inflict pain and suffering and exploitation of other humans, life forms and nature..That is what should be considered sinful…
We humans will always be conflicted due to our disobedient nature. After all isn’t that a behavior trait that Adam and Eve who were created by the Lord god and alsoThe Watchers (the sons of Gods) all have in common? (Disobedience and Rebellion) sound familiar? Hmm, one would have to think that these are traits of the Gods themselves passed onto to us through their offspring… Just a thought.. Now you see what I mean about that fruit not falling too far from the tree…We are just like them.. Created in their image!!
So now, with that all said, you tell me; what is sin? I’m out of here for now.. But in the meantime,
You all Be well, Be Challenging and Be Enlightened…
Welcome once again. It has been awhile between posts, so I hope that this topic will make up for the lapse in time. Now, as the title says, Let’s be truthful so I will open by saying; I’m sure that I am not the only person that is perplexed by our existence on this planet.
Someone or something is responsible for our existence here and who or what that may be is far beyond my realm of knowledge. However, I do firmly believe that it is not by some mere happenstance. Growing up I had been taught and conditioned to believe that my existence here could be attributed to a God figure and of course this so-called God figure was a white man with long flowing white hair and beard.. Over the course of time that perception changed and I had denounced this so-called God and had become an atheist.. I just couldn’t believe that a so-called loving God would allow his children (creation) to experience so much horror and suffering in a world dominated by whites….Why would this so-called God show them favor.. As time went by and I learned more and more about man’s history on earth, I came to realize that all of human kind has suffered and experienced unthinkable horrors at the hands of other humans. Most importantly that it is man who is the purveyor of wickedness, evil or occasionally acts of kindness, empathy and compassion.
Now with that said, what are the chances of us actually being a species that is the by-product of genetic engineering and or manipulation?
By-Product; An incidental or secondary product made or manufactured in the synthesis of something else..((Hybrid) Did something go wrong? Hmmm….
Are we the evolutionary result of microscopic single cell organisms known as prokaryotes and eukaryotes that arrived by way of meteorites? Is there some other intelligent mysterious source in nature responsible human life or is there another species or race of beings the scientists whose knowledge and technology is beyond our comprehension? Maybe we should just concede to the obvious which is we really do not know.
Genesis 1 and 2 speaks about two separate creations of humans over a period of 7 days in time and then some. Could it be that these 7 days as expressed in the bible were more like extensive gaps in time spanning over millions of years while the planet was undergoing a period of transformation better known as terraforming? I mean the conditions had to be ideal to support human life, didn’t it? The bible clearly states that;
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.”
Man, I don’t know about you but this sure sounds like terraforming to me! My question is who or what exactly is this God that they’re talking about?
The earth is estimated to be around 4.5 billion years old which is plenty of time for a race of beings with extremely advanced technology to convert the planet into a habitable environment suitable for life as we know it.. Now just hold on for minute before you begin to dismiss this theory and just bear in mind that terraforming is actually a process that is currently being entertained by us for Mars….They would like to make the planet inhabitable for humans in the future….Personally, I believe that life has already existed on Mars.. Just a note; there are photos of Mars that depict a natural as well as an artificial topography..Hmmmm!!
There is nothing new today under the sun!!!
So my question is, who are we really and who or what really created us and for what purpose.?
It is quite obvious that we have no real value in the grand scheme of things as it relates to the universe and all that it encompasses.. There is nothing that we can do or even hope to do that would have any type of meaningful impact on what transpires in this perpetual space which seems to be a constant creation of matter and infinite energy. Yet here we are these little creatures scurrying about on this rock, set in one place in space and time to do exactly what? We can’t even begin to fathom the depth of the universe and how it continues to evolve and grow.. The concept is both abstract and metaphysical and transcends our ability to understand and thus explain. Yet here we are on this rock going about what we think is life working everyday to fill the coffers of the rich and powerful.. Some life!
Is who and what we are, what was intended to be or are we the result of an experiment gone horribly bad? I mean clearly the progenitors or creators of humankind didn’t expect us to be as discombobulated and disconnected from the intended plan as we are. Which brings me to ask this one question; what exactly was the intended plan? There can be absolutely no way they were expecting us to be as destructive unless of course these are the character traits that they possess. You know what they say about the fruit not falling far from the tree that bears it. The creation must resemble or possess attributes of the creator…If you are an avid bible enthusiast, this process is stated very clearly in Genesis 1;verse 27 and 2;verse 7
So God created mankind in his own image,in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
Then the Lord God formed a man[d] from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
Just a thought!!
Who or what designed the human race and decided exactly what it would or should to this day remains a mystery. We are continuously trying to be what mankind envisions us to be instead of our progenitors… We are lost, still seeking guidance, purpose and understanding…
In addition, just how many types of humans are there? I ponder this question almost every single day attempting to make some sense of it all and I continue to come up empty..I look at people all the time and clearly there are differences between the many ethnic groups. Although we have 23 chromosomes and the same body parts, we are invariably very, very different. Emotionally, physically, intellectually and psychologically we are just not the same. This of course raises another question; just how many different creators and creations were there? We can debate all the different creation theories that mankind has come up with all day but I’m leaning more towards the intervention theory..It is my belief that we were either spliced with a primate, artificial insemination, genetically produced in a lab, cloned or all the above…. Who the heck knows..
I’d like to recommend two books that I feel are very interesting reads. They both make some valid points and raise a lot of question as it relates to our creation.
They are; The Intervention Theory by Lloyd Pye and Humans are not from Earth by Ellis Silver.. I’m sure they will give you much to think about and possibly change your current thoughts regarding the creation of humans..
Hello and blessings to all. Let’s talk about the one thought I’m fairly certain that most of us at one time or another have had regardless of how long we may have been on this planet..and that is….
There just never seems to be enough allotted time and life as a lot of folks will say, is simply much too short. This is called brevity and we all can most definitely attest to its ups and downs which creates a perpetual ebb and flow of uncertainty and constant challenges which are vicissitudes.. Yeah, these are just two words out of many that most of us will never use or even know. However, these two words sort of sum up life’s mortality, unpredictability and all that encapsulates it.
If we take some time to reflect and conduct a little research we will most assuredly learn that almost all forms of life in this world has been subject to these words ( brevity and vicissitudes). They are very profound, poignant and are applicable to generation after generation after generation of human life and it’s evolution. Always have been and always will be which brings me to my next point of how ( in our desire and quest for advancement, wealth and power) we have ever so gradually moved away from simplicity into a realm of complication..
We have neglected what is most valuable in life and that is the preservation and caring for each other and all life…We are no longer concerned with the welfare of the community as we have allowed the foundation of this much needed entity to erode and damn near evaporate..We have transitioned far away from those basic customs that were a common practice of our timeless progenitors (ancient ancestors) and have become much too consumed with self-gratification and pretentiousness to name a few. We are prone to self-righteousness and hypocrisy, quick to ostracize others for their flaws and what we may define as transgressions and giving no acknowledgement to our own. (Premature judgement and condemnation)
We aspire for and hope to achieve false images of success and worthiness that are dictated from a hierarchy of rapaciousness and exploitation.. We have become blinded by the promise of deceivers and misled through their well orchestrated propaganda.. Some of us are able to eventually see through the smoke and mirrors while others continue to follow, but has it come too late?
What monster are we fighting here and is it too formidable of an adversary to defeat? Well, this is where brevity and vicissitudes come into play..The monster is us and as we continue to feed it so does it continue to thrive and dominate our lives..Life is so short and we will experience various pitfalls and disappointments along the way, but by the time we figure it out, our time on this planet is just about up. So, we waste opportunity after opportunity to get it right, we complain while some never get the opportunities at all… We are profligate in our behavior on earth and the eviction notice will be served eventually. It’s only a matter of time which of course is something that we never have enough of.. Hence, we indulge ourselves in moments of retrospect and the one thought that always seems to be shared by many is ( if only I had known back then, what I know now), what a different life it would have been…. I have said this to myself over and over and I have asked myself (why did it take me so long to learn about myself, about others and about life)? WHY? To this day, I still don’t have an exact answer but I believe that my life was what it was in order for me to be where and who I am today. I learned that with the brevity and vicissitudes of life that time is of the essence and the trials and tribulations are necessary for internal growth and that expectations are never guaranteed..(There is however one exception and that is (We can expect time to expire for all of us)!!!
Let me close by saying;
Take the time to educate yourself, to learn about yourself and to learn about other people and to discover what is important to you in life. Don’t waste your life away procrastinating or engaging in wishful thinking.. Stop hoping for some miraculous act or divine intervention ..I urge you to get it done while you still have the time!!! The bottom line here is to follow your own heart and pursue your own dreams because life is much too short and unpredictable to follow those of others…
Do this before there are no more tick tocks on the clock… Time is of the essence!
Welcome once again to another insightful journey into the realm of truth fused with just a bit of skepticism.. I would like for you to try to approach this particular topic with an open mind (which may be a little difficult for some)and just allow yourself the freedom of thought outside of past and current indoctrination’s of religion and faith. Consider for a moment the possibility that everything you’ve been taught about God and Jesus is a lie or just another story borrowed from other stories in antiquity such as Budda or Egyptian deities. Everything is not what we have been taught it is. Are you ready to challenge the conventional school of thought? Iam!!!
We humans have accepted without question the teachings of those that espouse to have a direct pipeline into the thinking and desires of a supreme being who they refer to as God! I for one refuse to accept the story of this so-called God and I have come to be extremely dismissive of folks all dressed up in faith and immersed in religion toting the bible under their arm or some other manifestation of religious doctrine, talking about how they’re doing God’s work. What exactly is God’s work and how, who or what has determined that? How in the heck can anyone make a claim that they are doing the work of God if they don’t have a direct connection with this deity? I mean, has this deity actually sat down and discussed with these folks exactly what he or she wants them to do? Has he or she provided them with written instructions or are we to accept the words of so-called apostles whom we have never met and of whom no historical record has been written? I’m just asking for some evidence here because for anyone to make a claim that they are performing God’s work and to have never actually talked with the man or woman is (come on let’s be real here) is a bit foolish and cuckoo!!
So how in the world is it that people (and I’m talking about millions) actually buy into this? Further more, explain to me exactly what God’s work involves or at least provide me with a hand written note , a text, a video, an email or something to support your claim.. Anything with a signature will do as long as you can authenticate it.. Oh, and please don’t start talking to me about the bible being the word of God, because as far as I’m concerned it’s no different from any other book on fiction…It’s like The Three Little Bears because basically we are talking about a story that is symbolic of real life, correct? This book’s main characters just happens to be bears as opposed to the bible which has people….
Now let’s talk about these folks who make the assertion that they are doing God’s work.. As I look back through the annals of history, all I can see is folks who’ve been claiming to do the work of God have left nothing but dead bodies and streets flowing with rivers of blood. There have been cities after cities sacked, temples destroyed and plundered for their valuables which suggests that God’s work is Death and Destruction under the guise of religion… Hell, God didn’t need mankind to do that; mankind needed him or her ( or at least the image) to justify the horror!!! But ya’ll still going to church and listening to these wolves in so-called divine clothing claiming to preach the word of God and doing his or her work. Really?
The Knights Templar (Poor Knights) and the Crusades were doing God’s work with the blessings of Pope Urban II and the Roman Catholic Church when they embarked on a campaign of terror, destruction and plunder first in Jerusalem then across Europe all in the name of Christianity..
The first colonists ( Puritans, Quakers, Mennonites and etc.) claimed that they also were performing God’s work when they stripped the Indigenous people of their identity and then stole their land and moved them onto reservations. I guess God had a change of heart and no longer wanted them to be fruitful and multiply or to have dominion over the earth as he supposedly stated in Genesis…
In conjunction with the slaughtering and culture cleansing of the indigenous people these so-called Christians used their religion as justification to enslave millions of Africans and to treat our ancestors as though they were chattel, all in the name of their so-called God…The bloody murderous atrocities and tyrannical exploits committed upon non threatening people throughout history by those folks asserting to do God’s work is quite extensive…
There are still modern-day folks who have picked up the holy torch and continue to disseminate this false and preposterous information and deceitful agenda. Folks are all in because they need something to believe in, something that gives them meaning and relevance to an otherwise shallow existence… I mean, they undoubtedly feel that there just has to be something more to life than the same old mundane everyday toil…
Until this so-called God emerges from the heavens and personally appears here on earth and makes a declaration as to what exactly his work entails, I for one am not interested in hearing and religious zealots, their followers, preachers and the such spouting off about doing God’s work and giving him praise…. I don’t want to hear it. Unless you can provide me with some concrete irrefutable evidence of his desires, I’m not interested. I’ve already been to hell when I was a heroin addict so it can’t get much worse than that.. Now, I’m not completely discounting the possibility of a higher presence that exists and I can’t say for certain how mankind was created.. I don’t know, so I guess my theory has just as much credibility as the next persons..Maybe, just maybe God’s work is just trying to live a free and productive life that helps to inspire others and not attempting to manipulate and exploit folks behind the constructs of religious ideologies in the name of some manufactured God…The art of Deception is more in line with ( if there is one) the so-called Devil’s work…Dark Energy (negative influences)…Beware of what you allow in your head and penetrate your mind!!!!
In closing let me say that I cannot tell you what to believe or what not to believe. I can only appeal to your logic and common sense and I can call into question any person who claims to be doing the work of God. I will challenge anyone who espouses to have received a call from God to perform his or her work. As far as I am concerned, these folks are either one of two things, (Delusional/Exploiters) or both…Actually, I could say that I am performing God’s work myself by enlightening you and removing the veil of deception and ignorance…. My words are just as good as those that are written in the bible and I have never met this God either…. So, come along with me my brothers and sisters out of the darkness and into the light…
I am a messenger and I am an angel of God!!!
Written by Alton T. DeVeaux Jr. (Africafifth)
Note; I make the use of caps in regards to god and christian for literary correctness only. I also use his or her to reflect duality…I don’t know of any one being able to reproduce without the other unless of course it is A-sexual.
Welcome, you have now stepped into the realm of truth and hopefully you will enjoy the read and become another enlightened soul…
Human values are the principles, standards, convictions and beliefs that people adopt as their guidelines in daily activities. Principal human values are the foundation on which professional ethics are built. They are a set of consistent measures and behaviors that individuals choose to practice in the pursuit of doing what is right or what is expected of them in a humane society. Most laws and legislation are shaped by human values. If a country professes freedom, equality and justice for all as well as high moral family values then the leader of this country should embrace and reflect those same principles and values…
Now I for one am extremely aware of the pervasive and ubiquitous nature of hypocrisy in the makeup of our species and our society… I am aware of how it courses through the arteries of the most unaltruistic of our kind and lends itself to malevolent folks who promulgate self-serving agendas. I also understand completely how the process/action which is not seen (thought) allows compromise to maneuver and manipulate many people’s sense of values and principles which in turn open the door for hypocrisy to take root and flourish..If we paid closer attention to the behavior and actions (not rhetoric) of said folks who demand our steadfast adherence to these fundamental values/principles we would acknowledge their blatant hypocritical posturing and require the same of them. Unless of course we choose to be swept up in a wave of ignorance and denial ourselves for whatever reasons…Which of course is exactly what the trumpeteers have elected to do!!
Pervasive describes things that spread through a place to become established everywhere.
Ubiquitous describes things that are everywhere in a place because it is the nature of that place to have those ubiquitous things.
You see, hypocrisy begins to spread throughout a place if left unchecked or unchallenged and if not brought to the forefront, it will inevitably become established and rooted there.. Once this has transpired, it is now pervasive and ubiquitous (everywhere) becoming the nature of the place and those nefarious things (people) that inhabit it. So now, Let us just take a moment here for just a tad bit of retrospection (reflection or reviewing past events or situations).
I heard a pale skinned man say that ( if elected to the highest office in this land) that he would build a great wall on his country’s border to prevent Mexican immigrants from entering his country and that Mexico would pay for the construction of that wall.
I heard a pale skinned man claim that he would make his country (America) great again.
I heard a pale skinned man boast of how wealthy he is and how he used a system to write off debts that in turn exempted him from certain tax obligations.
I heard a pale-skinned man say that he would not turn over his tax returns for review (why not, if there is nothing to hide)? Me thinks that there is….
I heard this pale-skinned man say that he would repeal the Affordable Care Act that provides health insurance coverage for over 30 million Americans (no replacement mind you).
I heard a pale-skinned man say that when you are a star, that they (woman) let you do anything.(Grab them by the pussy, you can do anything). WTF, Is this what you want your daughters to hear spewing from the mouth of a person she is supposed to respect and admire…Really?
I heard this pale skinned man incite and welcome violence with his careless rhetoric and then when someone acts on it, he denies any culpability.. He will later claim that his remarks were taken out of context, misconstrued and that it wasn’t what he meant.
I heard this pale-skinned man invite Russia to hack his rival, Hillary Clinton’s e-mails..
There is so much more that this pale-skinned man has said but I think you kinda get my drift. This type of irresponsible rhetoric and unacceptable behavior was consistently displayed throughout his campaign and only mildly criticized which would indicate a clearly he is mentally unfit for the office and definitely is someone who is not to be trusted… yet, he was elected. Of course the Republican party had no comments…No backbones!! Why? Well you know “Birds of a feather flock together”!!
Somehow, we have allowed exception to the rule and lowered the bar for this asinine and classless pale-skinned man where others would have been ostracized, repudiated and lambasted for the same.. Make no doubt about it, if it were President O’Bama, he would have been .. So, one would most surely ask, why was this buffoon given a pass? Here in lies the old familiar ally of pale-skinned people (double standard ). How is it possible that a man who not only demonstrates a low level of IQ, an incompetent level of articulation, an extremely shallow tolerance for criticism (thin skin), has consistently made disparaging, disrespectful, demeaning and hateful remarks about other human beings and is completely unapologetic for it, be elected POTUS? This is a man who is void of integrity, principles and moral ethics, all of which would have been a prerequisite for anyone else seeking the office…
There is this old adage about the fruit not falling far from the tree that bears it and that would definitely apply here. So, allow me to give ya’ll a synopsis of their history…You see although you will not find this taught in any conventional schools (and most pale-skinned folks will vehemently deny it), but the majority of the first pale-skinned people of Europe that came to the Americas were of a trash class completely void of any decency, values or principles as were the so-called elite class who weren’t any different. They just had money, power and influence but still carried the same stench! All of England was rife with poverty so the Crown as well as other nobles wanted to rid the country of this heavy burden and ship them off to the Americas under the guise of indentured servitude (slaves)..
Welcome, this truth should speak to the hearts and souls of all people but mainly to my dark-skinned brothers and sisters with whom I hope my words will resonate deeply with..
The greatest hindrance to any one person being able to pursue aspirations and succeeding in life aside from those obstacles that have been systematically placed in their pathway is the propensity for procrastination, a lack of faith in our ability and fear. Of course I’m not referring to those folks who may have some form of physical or mental disabilities that may or may not be an impediment, but primarily to those of us who are in complete control of all of our faculties. I thoroughly understand what the ramifications and impacts of racism, bigotry, xenophobia, discrimination, sexism, injustice and other forms of practiced oppression may have on a person’s psyche. I get it, but in this country does it determine who we are and where we go in life? If not, then why on earth do so many of us settle for it?
Being excluded from having the same opportunities and privilege is a major disadvantage and in many respects has been a common practice of the people in power over those that they fear and oppress. Yes, I said fear because that is exactly what lays at the core for their oppression. They are extremely fearful of the dark-skinned people in this country and throughout the world, otherwise they wouldn’t feel the necessity to oppress any human especially those that they think they are superior to. So, I ask you, who is the real inferior human on earth? The pale skinned people’s fear is a natural fear that resides in their DNA and is compounded by the hateful bigoted and racist rhetoric that they are fed… The dark-skinned people’s fear has come from centuries of enslavement, cruel and vicious acts of murder, castration, burnings, bombings, hangings, rape, mutilation, false imprisonment and beatings as well as a perpetual stream of mis-information to instill in us a sense of docility and inferiority.. Today we can refer to this type of behavior as terrorism!!!!
Now with that said, should a person accept a place in life that has been determined for him or her by others? Should the promulgation and diffusion of tactics or methods such as marginalization, demoralization, degradation and blatant humiliation that are intended to stifle our progress and shatter our image of self and destroy ones will be enough to strike in one an insurmountable fear? Should they?
I for one, say no it should not, but it certainly has achieved overwhelming success in effecting the psyche of many. Personally, I have refused to acknowledge or accept this as an excuse.. Of course I have experienced a great deal of fear and self-doubt in my years but I had to learn how to be determined and how to not let this be a hindrance. Yes, as I gaze around, I fully understand and somewhat over-stand that basically everything that I see is predominantly controlled and provided by the pale skinned Euro/American people. This is what I see but it is not the way that I live. I, a fifth generation African (Akan/Temne) American and is the direct descendant of slaves in this country has not allowed myself to be conquered by this overwhelming and unjust reality..
What has transpired in this country against my people ( and others) then and now only stirs up inside of me a tenacious fire to persevere and excel. My fire is no different from your fire. The only exception is that I channel my fire in a more satisfying and productive way. Can you imagine the impact that you could have on your life and others by just re-examining your priorities and channeling your fire (anger) in a more productive capacity? We constantly become snared by the pale skinned people’s traps and we haven’t learned how to avoid them.. We have allowed these people to dictate the narrative of who and what we are as well as who and what we are not. Along the way we have become much too fearful and skeptical of what we are capable of achieving and have failed to tap into our tenacious fire… This fire has burned in the souls of our ancestors throughout antiquity and over the last few centuries has enabled us to persevere and endure the harshest of cruelties and atrocities.. There has been far too much pain and suffering and inequality…
Wow, it is utterly amazing that we are still here which is in and of itself a true testament to that perseverance and fire that I am speaking of.. Now you know what you possess inside and what you are dealing with.
There are many, many obstacles in life that we must overcome and yes it can be a daunting challenge… So my brothers and sisters I ask , is the real obstacle you and if so, then is it fair to say that the real conqueror is also you?