H.I.M. on Color of the Skin
Posted: Thursday, March 6, 2003
Posted By: Ras Mandingo Jahson.
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Date: Thursday, 6 March 2003, at 2:08 p.m.
Greetings to ALL,
Reading the posts regarding color of the skin, I remembered the King's words on the topic:
"Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior, is finally and permanently, discredited and abandoned, until there's no longer first class and second class citizens of any nations, until the color of a man's skin is of no more importance than the color of his eyes, everywhere is WAR. WAR IN THE EAST, WAR IN THE WEST, WAR UP NORTH, WAR DOWN SOUTH, it's war and rumors of war..."
HOW do ONES see that?
I know black man who hates everything related to black. I know black man who hurt black man. I know that until we judge a man by the way he looks and not by his ways, we gonna get confused and confusion. We gonna be divided and we gonna have war.
What about One God, One Aim, One Destiny???
In Humbleness, seeking to learn love and raspect,
Ras Mandingo Jahson - Brasil.
Posted By: ROOTSWOMAN
Date: Thursday, 6 March 2003, at 3:18 p.m.
Let us look at the last words of that speech:
AND UNTIL THAT DAY…WE AFRIKANS WILL FIGHT... FOR WE FIND IT NECESSARY... AND ARE CONFIDENT IN THE VICTORY OF GOOD OVER EVIL.
Has "that day" (equal rights and justice) come yet for the Afrikan?
Then our utopian "can't we just all get along" thang must be put aside until THAT DAY.
Give thanks Ras for the post.
Posted By: Iyabinghi Ashanti Zebulun
Date: Thursday, 6 March 2003, at 3:21 p.m.
Well HIM used the operative word here and that is "until". Until that philosophy persists the "dream of lasting peace will remain but a fleeting illusion to be pursued and never attained".
The question is whose problem is it to put an end to this philosophy? Certainly not the black race. Because as all this war continues, "we Afrikans will (only) fight if necessary, and we know we shall win, as we are confident in the victory of good over evil".
So with all the war up north and down south and rumours of war, HIM as charged us to fight only when it is necessary. So the Afrikan has no business in a race war because we are not proving to be a superior race in the physical sense. That has always been the consensus of the Caucasian man. He has set himself up to be superior so he has to continually fight to ensure that position.
However we will fight if necessary to preserve our well-being and our culture/way of life, that is our right as Afrikans at home and abroad. This message does not dispel the issues of race or tells us that it is not about black or white. In fact it does reinforce the existence of inequality amongst the races and that we as Afrikans should be mindful of this at all times. Now when "it is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned" then we might find peace, world citizenship and the rule of international morality.
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