Black People : Do You Realize There is a Bigger Picture?

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Do you realize there is a bigger picture?

  1. Yes - I realize there is a bigger picture.

    94.1%
  2. No - I am not aware of a bigger picture.

    5.9%
  1. Destee

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    Peace and Blessings Family,

    Do you realize there is a bigger picture at play, one that knows all the possible divisions of Black People are inconsequential in and of themselves?

    We spend lots of time discussing the many divisions of us ... lining ourselves up on this side or that ... against each other ... which is all they really want.

    It doesn't matter to the "big picture" why or what you use to separate yourself (think yourself different / better / smarter) from other Black People, so long as you do it.

    Do you realize, when you do this, that you are actively working for and perpetuating the system of racism?

    Please vote in the poll above, and leave your comments below.

    Thanks in advance.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  2. jamesfrmphilly

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    i thought i was the only one around here who knew.......:10500:
     
  3. medusanegrita

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    What I was gonna vote before I read this is different than what I was gonna vote for after. So which one you want me to put?
    I think I'm gonna put the one before since that was my first intention. That answer is 'no, I do not see the bigger picture.'

    Because what I see might be different than what somebody else sees, so I might not even be sure of what I'm lookin at.

    But since I done read, I can see YOUR (ours) bigger picture. So we on the same page about that.


    You the only one that knows what you know. I don't know who knows what. That's my presumption that I take and I'm keepin it.
     
  4. Destee

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    Sister MedusaNegrita ... it's interesting that you say you can't see the bigger picture referenced in the opening post, but you see MY (ours).

    Care to elaborate? What specifically is the "YOUR (ours) bigger picture" that you do see?

    Thanks in advance.

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  5. medusanegrita

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    What I agreed with was what you put in the house negro post which I think gave you the idea for this one.
    You got what was sayin and I was about to put a definite 'oh yeah I get the bigger picture!'

    But then I remembered in another thread where a gentleman thought we were on the same accord about solutions to the trash that's on TV and radio. He was like 'yeah, her show sucks and what's on TV now is all trash, but we know what to do about that.'

    Now we both agreed there was a lot of trash on TV. Since we agreed on that then he thought maybe we agreed on the solutions quite naturally so he didn't tell it at first.

    Well I had an idea for a solution and he had an idea for a solution but just to be on the safe side, I still asked him what we were to do about that.

    Two totally different solutions. Not opposing, just different.

    That's when I thought... 'OK, better not take for granted that we on the same accord here. Yall might have two different 'big pictures.' That's why I was gonna put 'no' until after I read it. After I read it, I got YOUR big picture, which I understood completely. And if this thread is based on what I put in the house negro thread, then you got MY bigger picture.
     
  6. medusanegrita

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    btw, some people have said I have a tendency to over analyze... which may make me miss the bigger picture completely.

    Yet ironically, I don't have an eye for detail.

    don't ask, I couldn't tell you.
     
  7. Destee

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    Sister MedusaNegrita ... i don't really understand what you're saying, though i apreciate you sayiing it.

    Yes, your thread did play a part in my starting this one, though i have many threads here speaking to this same issue of ours, even my own house negro thread or post, somewhere in the archives. This phenomena of ours, attacking each other for the differences we see in each other, real or perceived, is at the very heart of this community's [ame="http://destee.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59361"]mission and purpose[/ame] ... hoping to undo all the damage and stagnation it causes us collectively ... or at least letting it be a beginning toward that end.

    I have no idea what your big picture is, and mine (personally) is only as our mission describes ... to help my people get past this level, moving us on to the next.

    Again, i do appreciate you sharing, even if i don't fully understand it all yet ... but with time i may ... so don't give up on me!

    Much Love and Peace.

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    Destee
     
  8. Ankhur

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    I don't know if any judgements can be made,

    when folks are ready to discuss unity and solutions they will, but not until then.

    Some don't care about the big picture, some do.

    Some like the small picture some don't.
     
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    Each day the scope get wider there is a bigger picture to see
    we just haven't come to realize that yet ! we looking in with
    an self eye and not a collectively one .....yes i see it.
     
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    The point is

    as the economy takes a nose dive,

    wil we as Black folks become more

    Self-ish oriented or collective-ish oriented?
     
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