Thursday, November 23, 2006

Make Today A Day of Reflection and Meditation

Make Today A Day of Reflection and Meditation

“Europeans have always had a double standard as to what constituted a theft. History has shown us that whenever Europeans came into contact with people of color they had no scruples about taking their land, their resources or the body and soul of the indigenous inhabitants themselves. These demon like intruders through their land grabbing thievery and inhuman barbarity have been responsible for the destruction of some of the most beautiful and enlightened civilizations the world has ever known.” Ishakamusa Barashango AfriKan People and European Holidays: A Mental Genocide page 13.

Today all over AmeriKKKa folks are preparing to gorge themselves on food, drink themselves silly swigging all types of beverages, while sitting around the television watching irrelevant sporting activities all day, unconsciously “celebrating” the barbarity, ingratitude and larceny of the English settlers of North America; the place the indigenous inhabitants called /Turtle Island/. The irony is the Europeans (barbarians) have the audacity to call this a “holiday” and to call it thanksgiving; meaning the whites are thankful the indigenous inhabitants of this continent weren’t like them, xenophobic, amoral cannibals who had no qualms about transporting their cultural values of theft, murder and incessant war everywhere they went on planet earth.
In AmeriKKKa by custom and legislative decree the fourth Thursday of November is called Thanksgiving. It is a day set aside supposedly for “prayer and thanksgiving to Almighty God” a day to be thankful for the manifold blessings and bounty we experience. Of course most thinking people have by now concluded the Anglo Saxon branch of Indo-Europeans have a much different notion about god, prayer, thanksgiving and morality than richly melanin endowed aboriginal peoples. If we are keen enough we can see the ancient Indo-European tradition of pillage, plunder, social and ecological disruption is still going strong! In their own bizarre way, modern AmeriKKKan culture clings tenaciously to the long standing psychological traditions of debauchery, gluttony, warmongering and bloodlust the Pilgrims, their Anglo Saxon and Aryan ancestors passed on to them. We see it in their dealings around the world; it is especially obvious now in places like Haiti, Afghanistan and Iraq.
For most of us today is a day off, a “holiday”, a day of Thanksgiving. Let us pause and take advantage of this opportunity to think, reflect and meditate on the psychology, history and behavior of our oppressors and ask ourselves, do we want to buy into and internalize their psychology and lifestyles? What lessons from their and our past can we glean, learn and apply to our present reality? Do we want to go down in history as celebrants and keepers of a tradition such as this, “The early American whites were…as cruel. Connecticut whites massacred the Pequot Indians. Infants were torn from their mothers’ breasts and hacked to pieces. The heads of the parents were chopped off and kicked about in the streets. Governor Bradford wrote, ‘It was a fearful sight to see them frying in the fire and streams of blood quenching the same and terrible was the stench and stink thereof. But the victory seemed a sweet sacrifice and they (the whites) gave praise thereof to God.’” Afrikan People and European Holidays: A Mental Genocide page 16.
Is there a connection between that type of behavior and public policy and what we see AmeriKKKa doing around the world today? Do we want to be a part of that? The story is told about Henry David Thoreau who in an act of conscience and civil disobedience refused to pay his taxes in protest against the Indian Removal Act of 1830 was put in jail. His friend Ralph Waldo Emerson came to visit him. Emerson seeing his friend behind bars exclaimed, “Henry what are you doing in there?” Thoreau calmly responded to his buddy, “Ralph what are you doing out there?” Most people think Martin Luther King Jr. patterned his strategy of civil disobedience after Mahatma Gandhi’s successful struggles to end British imperialism in India. He did, but he also patterned his philosophy and strategy of deliberate and intentional civil disobedience after Henry David Thoreau’s courageous stand against the AmeriKKKan government’s policy of genocide against the Native Americans. At some point people of conscious and conscience like Thoreau, Gandhi and King must say enough is enough. We have to be willing to do more than just write about wrongs, we have to right them; first in out own mind and lives; then through our actions in the community and world.
Take time during this day to stop, shut out the noise and clamor of the world and think about the state of our world. Ask yourself, “What can I do to make it better”? Ask yourself, “What little, small yet significant thoughts can I think that will make things better”? What words can I utter to bring peace, sanity and civility to a world torn by strife, fear and hatred? What actions can I take that will demonstrate emotional maturity, higher consciousness and reflect my overstanding of spiritual laws and principles? Ask, then wait expectantly for an answer. It may come in the silence; a still small voice may tell you exactly what you need to do at exactly the right time. It may come in a dream or vision where you see yourself doing good, being a light and example for others to follow. It may come in the form of an inner prompting or an urge out of the blue to do something good and unsolicited for someone. The answer will come; when it does make sure you follow the instructions exactly, do whatever your higher self tells you to do. When you do, it will be the beginning of the changes this world so desperately needs. Peace.

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