I hope I live to see the day when African Americans began to take ourselves (collectively) and our American history serious.
This film illustrates some of most damaging racist views and fears held against blacks.
Unfortunately, these poisonous views has survived through generational indoctrination (in various degrees).
I recommend everyone who can endure a silent film; to watch this.
The extreme circumstances of slavery, segregation, and hate; have been minimized due to the deliberate attempt to avoid the story, unlike european atrocities namely the Holocaust. ..
It's been as little as 60 years where extreme racism was overt...that generation is still alive along with their children who can be found in all walks of life in America.
This is common.
I will say this....certain religions were specifically intended for the poorest and less fortunate.
Imagine having "faith" that your shitty life is irrelevant because the true life comes after.
You spend the years of your life accepting disenfranchisement (physically & spiritualy) void of the many experiences that gives our life meaning and substance.
All the while those who stand on top of these specific religious institutions reap all the material advantages of being a "shepherd".
In a debate, I was once asked, " would you prefer to be a sheep or a goat".
The question was loaded metaphorically being we were having a debate regarding spirituality (me) vs. Religion (he).
I answered, a Goat!
Followed by....A sheep will follow it's leader off a cliff to it's death but a goat will kick you in the ass if you tried that!
Unfortunately, they are usually the "American" Christian voice, in fact; it seems as though the virulent aggressors in American history are tried & true "Christians" just like their predecessors.
- Ashford UniversitySocial Science, 2010 - present
- University of PhoenixCommunication, 2009 - 2011
Universal Human Rights supporter
Member of the Human Race before ethnic group association
Believe in innumerable intelligent life forms throughout the Universe and possible here on earth
Understand God seen fit to will the law of nature equal for everyone; the sinner and the righteous all gets cold in winter
Realized at a young age that all of sentient beings have a duality like all forces in Nature.
Believe humankind has all the tools necessarily to resolve all of our problems and conflict
Preparing for the new conscious paradigm shift once we allowed to know we are not alone in the Universe.
Hoping to me like-minded consciously self-aware identities, to add progressive energy through our conversation of a deeper thought and actions.