Saturday, January 19, 2008

RACISM 101: THERE ARE IN EVERY AGE NEW ERRORS TO BE RECTIFIED AND NEW PREJUDICES OPPOSED



When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.
Japanese Proverb


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People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
(1803 - 1882)



Your Planetary Sister first received and watched this video on Monday January 14, 2008. It has taken me 4 days, its now Friday the 18th, to process its content. How much easier it is for those who might watch this video and dismiss the men speaking with with anger or contempt - "they're just racists".

But racism isn't a black and white thing is it?

Look into the eyes of the man who speaks the most in this video. You can see in his eyes that he is sincere about what he is saying. He believes in the truth of what he is saying. And that is what has taken your Planetary Sister the longest to process - that the quality of sincerity could still come forth through a mans eyes whilst his mouth and mind are aligning with, and spewing forth, inner vileness.

RACISM. It is a sickness of the mind and of the heart which may be obvious to those of us who are awakened to and (celebrate) our longstanding planetary kinship. Yet for our planetary brothers and sisters afflicted with the spiritual and mental sickness of RACISM, they are like the chronic alcoholic or drug addict - always the last to know the truth of themselves and the effects of their disease which keeps them separate from the experience of planetary LOVE.



I believe much trouble would be saved if we opened our hearts more.
-Chief Joseph




There are, in every age,
new errors to be rectified
and new prejudices
to be opposed.

Samuel Johnson
(1709 - 1784)



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