Friday, April 13, 2007

More on Imus...

There's lots to read & view - I'll post a few more videos and thoughts for you to think about, consider, and talk about with others. The Imus issue to me, raises an important thought.

Perhaps this is the real problem - perhaps the reality that so many Racist White people are in positions of power; Positions to influence the thinking of other people in this country with their racist views, Is indeed the problem.

Here's a guy sticking up for Imus, discussing his appearance on the Al Sharpton show.

This guy is racist, but doesn't realize it. He doesn't "hate" black people... but he doesn't understand what's happened to black people either. It's actually a good video to watch; He's not lying - but he's not informed about everything.

I dont recall Al Sharpton arguing for blacks to have the right to refer to each other as Niggas and Hoes.

Also I dont think either of us, himself or myself, knows just why Al Sharpton called those lawyers racist and rapists... If anyone does, please drop me a line (and perhaps you should consider dropping him one aswell.)

However, this video shows once again, another white person who feels that black people are solely responsable for what's happening in their Culture.

Culture as defined by wikipedia :

Culture (from the Latin cultura stemming from colere, meaning "to cultivate"[citation needed]),
generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance. Different definitions of "culture" reflect different theoretical bases for understanding, or criteria for evaluating, human activity. Most general, the term culture denotes whole product of an individual, group or society of intelligent beings. It includes technology, art, science, as well as moral systems and the characteristic behaviors and habits of the selected intelligent entities. In particular, it has specific more detailed meanings in different domains of human activities.

We may notice that different human societies have different cultures, and the personal culture of one individual can be different than another one.

... To Cultivate. Another place where you can find this word, and perhaps understand more about what the word actually means, is in the word Agriculture - two words... Agri-Culture.

Agriculture (a term which encompasses farming and ranching) is the process of producing food, feed, fiber, fuel and other goods by the systematic raising of plants and animals.

Agri is from Latin ager, meaning "a field", and culture is from Latin cultura, meaning "cultivation" in the strict sense of tillage of the soil. A literal reading of the English word yields: tillage of the soil of a field. In modern usage, the word agriculture covers all activities essential to food/feed/fiber production, including all techniques for raising and processing livestock. Agriculture is also short for the study of the practice of agriculture—more formally known as agricultural science.

So you see, just like growing plants - people can be Cultivated - created, nurtured, groomed - people and plants really do have much in common; No wonder our symbiotic relationship works out so well. Them giving us oxygen as we give them carbon dioxide. They've also given us a lesson on plain site, if only we'll take the time to look.

When we use words like, Black Culture, Latin Culture, White Culture - what we are saying is that it was Cultivated. It was created; Seeds were planted... Water and Sunlight were poured onto it in the soil... and continued to be poured after the stalk sprouted up from the ground, grew leaves, and beared fruit. Each Culture tree has been groomed a certain way, to grow certain fruit.

There are all types of ways to mix-pollinate and some agriculturalist even inject steroids into their plants to grow stronger concentrated fruits (super oranges!) - just an example... Of course super oranges isn't an actual term, just a simple term because I want simple people to really get this one.

There is no such thing as "being black" - being black is an idea that was created to be destructive to anyone who tries to "be black."

Notice I said simple people. Not simple black people, simple white people - i want people to get what I'm saying here. So many wars, and battles, and fights are fought over Race...

Over Culture...

"My culture is better than your culture..." ...

Our cultures... are perhaps the problem.

We need a "new" culture.

Jackie Mason, blogging about his thoughts on Imus apologizing to Al Sharpton

I happend to run into this on YouTube, after seeing him discuss many of these same thoughts on the Rogan and Simers Show in the morning ... before signing out.. I want to say that Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson do not speak for all black people; Like anyone I come across in life, I agree with some of their views, and disagree with others.

These guys just get 'rewarded' the spotlight, by white Media...

Meaning, the white people who make decisions on what's going to air, and what's not going to air, on the most widely watched television shows and channels in the country, who all happen to be white.

Their views, are again, pushed onto the general public - influencing their own views without them ever really realizing it.

... like how black kids call each other nigga because the rappers on Tv are doing it. ... like how white people call blacks disrespectful terms, because they hear white people on tv doing it.

... like anything - live and learn people. Live... and learn.

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