The Cosmic Journeyman
- Sep 29, 2005
- Creative Industrialist
You can hate the sin but love the sinner.
I presume you're communicating drone strikes as sinful, so I don't see how this is a question. Of course some people like Obama. Some people liked Clinton. Some just like Democrats. Some like America period. Obama is the President of the Unites States which enslaved Black people for four hundred years, watched as they suffered Jim Crows and lynchings, aided Europe when it self-destructed, invests more in Israel than Africa (or just about), and maintains Black poverty at home and abroad. What do you expect him to do?
Should we have more sense than to not like America? Yes. But if we don't, what in the world is wrong with Obama? You have to realize that he's an intelligent Black man too. So if he's fooled into thinking he's doing the right thing, how can't you see others being similarly fooled?
Carter G. Woodson wasn't talking for nothing:
"No systematic effort toward change has been possible, for, taught the same economics, history, philosophy, literature and religion which have established the present code of morals, the Negro's mind has been brought under the control of his oppressor. The problem of holding the Negro down, therefore, is easily solved. When you control a man's thinking you do not have to worry about his actions. You do not have to tell him not to stand here or go yonder. He will find his "proper place" and will stay in it. You do not need to send him to the back door. He will go without being told. In fact, if there is no back door, he will cut one for his special benefit. His education makes it necessary."
I mean, the question can go just as much to you. You claim that Muslims are the targets. The Muslims have enslaved us going back a thousand years and are still enslaving us in Africa. Why are you crying for your enslavers?
Marimba Ani said we didn't understand Carter G. Woodson. One of the most important quotations is the one above. Unless we're educating these people, how can we critique their actions? Take Obama's behavior as a lesson to why building schools and such are important. Don't drag religious figures down.
I understand that you are an Educator, but that's beside the point. Obama was largely educated by Europeans, ergo he'll behave as a European. That tells us to continue our Educational efforts; but it also shows what it means to so neglect it.
Since you did not quote me, or answer my question directly, instead choosing to raise numerous question mixed with whatever else you chose, I will leave your question open and address to points you made which appear to be criticisms, but they do not necessarily address what I actually stated.
For one, I did not state specifically that "Muslims are the targets" and that is an erroneous assumption on your part.
Secondly, I am not "crying" for "your enslavers".
Where in history can you prove that "your ancestors" were enslaved by Somalis?
I am not talking about so called Arabs, but African Muslims who are part of the Africans being targeted.
Do you even KNOW where your ancestors or from
And what religion or spiritual system their kinship group was initiated into?