Black People : What Does This Statement Mean to You?

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  1. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    In our on going struggle for freedom and equality what use can we make of this advice from the master of war?
     
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    My initial thought is that it relates to being confidant that one is already the "victor."

    ....going into "battle," so-to-speak, with the conviction that one's triumph is inevitable.

    So, as it relates to African descendants of the Diaspora, we should have the same mindset.

    ...borrowing from the latin motto of the US, "E Pluribus Unum" (Out of many, ONE), we can and WILL BE victorious when we finally come together and go to "war" against White Supremacy.


    Proverbs 23:
    [7] For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he...
     
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    Back in the heyday of martial arts in the 70s, SunTzu was the In THing to read, and brothers played chess as much as basketball.

    Sun Tzu was a man of logic and strategy,
    what this old Chinese scholar is saying that

    those who prepare asiduously, concentratedly, and dispassionalty,
    before any battle or conflict

    looking at the strengths and weekneses if ones oponent as well as ones own strengths and weaknesses

    and then learning to minimize ones weaknesses before any action is taken,

    then the battle is won, before it is started,

    but if one just rushes head long into any conflict or battle without doing their homework, with arming themselves with nothing but anger and rage, and rhetoric,

    then like Lauryn Hill said
    "we lost the game before it's palyed"

    (take a look at an important and wonderfuly insightfull movie regarding ancient Chinese military strategy called "the Battle of Red Cliff"or Red Cliff)
    {trailer}
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and Peace and Love!


    .......Well, the enemy is using the same tactics....

    Sun Tzu's The Art of War is listed on the Marine Corps Professional Reading Program (formerly known as the Commandant's Reading List).[23] During the Persian Gulf War in the 1990s, both General Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. and General Colin Powell practiced Sun Tzu's principles of deception, speed, and attacking the enemy's weakness.[18]


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Tzu


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    Statue of Sun Tzu in Yurihama, Tottori, Japan




    So, we've got to come up with something else, for real straight-talk....Peace In,

     
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    :qqb009: sounds like my old girlfriend......
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and Peace and Love!




    .......LOL

    P.S.
    Wish I could have given you a Thank You, but got into trouble the last time I did that, wow...ROFL,

     
  7. Ankhur

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    That is uhm...realy deep brother, so when the Klan starts shooting buck wild at Black folks down there,

    you have now the luxury to tell them to wait until you devise and invent a new weapon becuase you dont want to use a gun to defend yourself


    That reminds me of the story of the holy roller who swore to remain funk nasty for the rest of his life and refused to bathe, lost his wife , his job and his reputation


    all becuase he saw someone on youtube claim that
    Beelzebub bathed 3 times a week

    Malcolm said we need to learn 'the man's" language,
    and then there can be some dialogue!

    but it seems some folks desire to say the hell with Malcolm

    A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but it is more depressing to lose common sense
     
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    .....smh.



     
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    .... and since all of the Neocons, and Christian right in the GOP are racists and fascist, maybe we should get rid of our Bibles too, huh?
     
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    Since they're reading it then if we want to know our enemy then we definitely need to read it. Then think one step ahead.
     
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