Re: To approach this...
Posted By: livelyup In Response To: Re: To approach this... (Bantu-Kelani)
Date: Thursday, 17 February 2005, at 6:39 p.m.
In Response To: Re: To approach this... (Bantu-Kelani)
to address the issues that you have raised
"Why you are in a black forum posting to blacks and telling them your love for ALL people?
Do you thing it does us some good?"
Last time i checked black people fitted into the general category of all people. What i am not into is exclusivity. Is what you are saying that i should hold no love for my own (white) child, inuit people (who are brown), asian people etc. Seriously to only love or have concern for one group of people would be to express a profound and wilfull ignorance of the depth and range of suffering as it exists in the world today.
"You can not add anything to us and you do create a distraction. "
The great glory of a message board such as this is that you are free to respond or not to whichever posts you will. It is other peoples choice to engage in reasoning with myself or anyone else for that matter. If this is a distraction then it is one entered into voluntarily by those concerned.
"Our problems are caused by white people who attack blacks."
I fail to see how it is possible to equate the fact that i have a fairly universal concern for justice and human rights to attacking black people. To say that this is a leap of logic is, to say the least, a colossal understatement.
"If you really favor black culture, go to where the love is and join in on the side of black people.
Go stop the racist escapism of white people!
If not you are not welcomed by me."
I am sorry, but isnt the issue here that you are accusing me of NOT favouring black culture? There are some aspects of black culture that i am deeply admiring of, but once again, not to the total exclusion of all other cultures. As to my welcome or otherwise, if you dont want to reason with me, then dont. Simple as that. Problem solved.
love and life
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