Beg your pardon?
Posted By: Gorrigan In Response To: Eja, personal attack?!?! (discipleofthenile)
Date: Thursday, 27 October 2005, at 10:22 p.m.
In Response To: Eja, personal attack?!?! (discipleofthenile)
Taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slav#Etymology_of_.27Slav.27
A false etymology popular in National Socialist propaganda, but also found in some older editions of the Oxford English Dictionary, connected Slav with slave. There is certainly no basis for this.
I am, therefore, a descendant of a barbarian. I say this with complete and utter respect. I am, by any and all right, the great great great (etc.) grandson of a filthy, spear-shaking barbarian.
This is not just my history, however. This isn't the "white man's" history. This isn't european history. The root of all -civilization- began with an utter lack thereof. There is civilized man, and there is uncivilized man. This is "humanity's" history. We have roots, and we have where the roots have grown into something more. You talk about "white" nature. Are you suggesting that whites are the only ones who slaughter each other for simple reasons of hatred? I hope you've heard of Rwanda. I hope you've heard of Sudan. The founding principles of the Nation of Islam have been arguably applied to those of the KKK. And if you want to even suggest that these few atrocities have been propogated by the white man, think back on when all of humanity fought to survive on a daily basis. What were wars fought over? Land, belief, ignorance, and possessions. All of these things. Were these wars not also fought in Africa? Are these wars still fought today? The answer is a resounding "yes."
Listen to yourself though. White nature? If white people were once black people, as has been proven, then aren't their respective natures spawned from the same roots? The same goes for your previously defined state of mind.
It really is time to stop pointing the finger, defining people by their skin (or even state of mind), and finally face the real issue. It really is. Now I may not understand something like depletion, scarcity (at least not to the degree that many others have faced), and the like. I admit that. There are things in this world, and experiences, that I am ignorant of. And the same goes for you, in regards to where I'm sitting. But there's one thing that is impossible to deny - one thing that there is no rebuttal for.
There is no "more perfect race" so long as we stand as human beings psychologically, morally, aesthetically, socially, or otherwise divided by color, status, creed, or state of being. Until this has been realized, the only person you can blame for this is yourself for being nothing but another link in a vicious chain that has for too long stood unbroken. The rest is rhetoric.
Messages In This Thread
Rastafari Speaks Archive is maintained by Administrator with RastafariSpeaks.com 5.12.
FAIR USE NOTICE:
This site may at times contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml