The Front Porch : Merry Xmas from The Netherlands

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  1. robert smolders

    robert smolders New Member MEMBER

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    Hello everyone.

    My name is Robert and I live in The Netherlands. I am currently studying Forrest & Nature management. I have a job at the side where i work for a contractor as a feller using the chainsaw. I live in a family of 6 and have 2 younger brothers and a sister.

    The first time i experienced racism my blood boiled in my veins. Me my Brother and his Girlfriend where shopping in Brussels. As we walked down the street allot of people that passed us by gave us looks, like they had tasted something bad. It wasn't even aimed at me, but at my brother, because my brother is white and his girlfriend is black. I just wanted to punch them in the face.

    Yesterday i watched the movie; The Butler. This movie just made me cry, and really think about racism. I know for a fact that the movie only scraped the surface and that in reallity it must have been far worse. It made me feel ashamed of being white and that is also why i joined the community. Just so i could say im terribly sorry!

    Racism is just stupid and should not happen!

    Those are my two cents!
    Thank you for reading this and I whish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2014!!!
     
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    sooooooo...how do you feel about black pete robert?

    one love
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    12 Years a Slave

    The Rise and Fall of 'Jim Crow'

    Any documentaries on the formation of the 3rd reich





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    Hey Khasm.

    Thanks for the Warm Welcome. :hiya:

    Im not sure what to think of Black Peter. I haven't celebrated it for years and I think the idea of a Rainbow Peter would be much better.

    Maybe Peter gets his colour from sliding down a dirty chimney? A friend once told me St. Nicholaas was a lord in Spain during the middle ages. He was the first lord to treat Black People fair. He gave them fair wages and they where their own men. Hence why that lord was declared a saint and we still celebrate this in the present day.

    Regardless if that is the truth or not, i do believe changes need to be made. But as with allot of change, it can't happen over night. And rest assured the debate is ongoing, in the family house as well as in government.

    For now i like to look at the good part of the celebation, which is in my opinion Black Peter giving presents and poems to the children.
     
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    Welcome robert smolders ...



     
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    This stuff is just heavy conversation material. I just can't understand why people keep making the same mistakes over and over agian. It makes me sad..
    The best i can do is try hard to make the world a better place for everyone. Work together and love each other!

    I am watching the Rise and Fall of Jim Crow now. Im not sure if it is the whole feature or just a long trailer.
    It's hard to believe but on my school in The Netherlands there wasn't much taught about the segregation in Amerika. I did learn allot about the 3rd Reich and persecution of the Jewish People.
    My Grandfather and Grandmother lost their house in the second world war. After it was rebuild they took in a Jewish man whose familly had been slaughtered. I knew him by the name of Uncle Herman. Unfortunatly he died shortly after i was born, but according to my mothers stories his hands where so big he could fully support me in one hand when i was still a baby


    But thanks for reading this and good night everyone!
     
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    the reason why i ask is that before peter was black he was the devil it seems...ie krampus
    and if pete was black from the soot then why the need for the big red lips and exaggerated features?
    any holiday that makes other people feel less than is evil in my opinion...

    welcome to the site robert....

    one love
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    Black people RULED Spain in the middle ages. They would have no need for any illiterate Spaniard "Lord" to treat them any way except in the way they COMMANDED him to comport himself. Don't get it twisted.
     
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    :hello: robert smolders ... Welcome Welcome Welcome ... :wave:

    Thanks for joining us and sharing!

    Wishing you and yours a Happy 2014 as well!

    Much Love and Peace.

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    Destee
     
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