Re: HOW DO YOU WHITE 'RASTAS' STOP OTHER WHITE PEO
Posted By: livelyup In Response To: Re: HOW DO YOU WHITE 'RASTAS' STOP OTHER WHITE PEO (three_sixty)
Date: Wednesday, 14 December 2005, at 8:55 p.m.
In Response To: Re: HOW DO YOU WHITE 'RASTAS' STOP OTHER WHITE PEO (three_sixty)
and give thanks three sixty, pretty much sums up what i would have said...
in terms of specific stuff. What i am finding as my role is that of a kind of intermediatry between babylon, as represented mostly by the government, and black communities.
These communities are skeptical of getting technical assistance from government agencies, and so have started to turn to academic instutions and others to give them (hopefully..) more impartial advice, and best yet, to help them to frame their ideas and aspirations in ways that will be overstood and accepted by the powers that be. This is very much the sort of thing that Bantu Kelani's fourth point addresses.
This is no easy thing, but is dependant on throwing out a lot of your preconceived notions of what is possible, acceptable, or 'realistic'. All of which are usually babylon derived mind traps to stop any alternative to the dominant system gaining strength and acceptability. What is interesting, at least in my case, is that the very solutions to creating livable and sustainable communities being pursued by indigenous australians are also being looked at with great interest by some alternative white approaches to community. This puts me in a position of being able to take back some precious ideas from the past masters of living here to white folks who seek to make their own livity a better thing.
So.. to get back to the original question, my approach to combat against the idiocy of racial superiority is to try and advance the practical examples of folk that show that there is nothing at all superior about much of the white livity, and that a good many of the answers lie in the hands of black people.
One of the greatest lessons i have learned both here and elsewhere is that in order to be most authentically true to my own roots and the best aspects of european culture i have to sit at the feet of non-white people. Eyes and ears open, mouth shut....
love and life
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