You're welcome Sister Destee!
Brother Kemetkind ... i had been browsing / responding on the forum earlier, then had to go and run some errands, but the whole time ... as i thot on what i'd read and would be responding to later ... it was your post that i knew would be the most challenging. That's because you said the following within it ...
It's not real easy to admit you did the wrong thing, especially when you're encouraging others to do the right thing, and striving to do so yourself. I was wrong to do that. To use what he said in this community against him so harshly, with the intent of inflicting the same kind of pain on him, that i've seen him do to others over and over again. That was so wrong of me. Those comments of his, about his Father, all by themselves, would not have evoked such a response from me. They were the proverbial straw. Relatively light-weight, but given that the wagon was already so full, it broke it all the way down. I was wrong. I should not have let the wagon get so full. Now, this one wrong act of mine, almost overshadows all of his wrong acts over the course of the time he's been here. That's the price i have to pay for my error though. A lesson well-learned. More is expected of me, i realize that, and apologize that i wasn't able to deliver this time. I do try though, to do my very best every time, but like all of us ... i'm human, with feelings and stuff ... i care so passionately about this community and every Member here ... that when the Spirit of this place is being twisted ... well ... i'm likely to lose it.
I apologized when i first began my thread to Brother SAMURAI and Family, but i probably didn't say it very loud. So let me say it again:
That was an act of desperation. I wanted him to feel the kind of pain that he has caused ... to know that words can hurt ... so that he'd stop doing it to us, and we could avoid this, his having to leave ... but it didn't work out like that.
Yes, this was an error on my part and i do apologize.
Thank You Brother O ...
The above is a link to Brother SAMURAI's site ... i encourage everyone to visit, register, and commune with him there.
Dang, that was some awesome times ya'll had here! I can't top that,but i can say this sometimes a sister and brother will fuss and fight,because hey it's their way rhythm whatever. There's still the love.
However, sometimes even blood says or does something, so bad to the other person,that there's no coming,or taking back from it. Folks do have a breaking point. Maybe with the growth and all on your site. Set up a thread,about how one is to be address,and maybe put it on several threads chats whatever!
There is a right and wrong way to do anything. You have many minds,some brilliant. They need to come and work together. We are and must be better,than the rest as a race of beautiful Black folks.
It is good to obtain knowledge,but the person has to be willing,or able to receive it. Some can sustain bits and pieces,and some better just stay in their lane,because too much can cause brain overload.:spin:
Finally, It does confound me how a supposely educated man can ever attack his sista. The men shouldn't take,or let their sista getted dumped on and neither should she. Alright, that's all i'll say about that. Stay strong,as the day is long. Strive to live and love by.
To Love her constantly,consistently and with helping concern!
I have a whole lot of thoughts on this.
And I am sorry to see Samuri banned he was an interesting and forth right Brother with some strong views I had some disagreements with him but always found him calm and reasoned in his reponses and have seen quite a few people be ruder to him than he was to others and not even get called on it.
But in the end this is Destees house and Creation so its her choice who comes and stays and who she feels is too disruptive to the "peace" in here
So as the creator and owner of this place its Destees right to make the decissions
so I will just say I will miss Samuri and leave it at that.
cept I checked Sumuris site it looked defunct I know he metioned that he owned another forum that was an open discussion forum anyone know the addy of that one or is the one in the link the only Samuri run forum anyone knows of?