Re: Concealed 'white' values - the veiled monarch
Posted By: Eja In Response To: Re: Concealed 'white' values - the veiled monarch (Ayinde)
Date: Sunday, 15 January 2006, at 11:09 a.m.
In Response To: Re: Concealed 'white' values - the veiled monarch (Ayinde)
Truth as always.
Taken by itself, any piece of information is a passive item. It is only when orientation gets in the mix that the item becomes active. This is why, it is more important to adjust orientation before deseminating information.
You cannot describe the blueness of the sky to a blind man. But, he will easily overstand the colour of night.
Orientation is a pre-set way of percieving. I am constantly taking an inventory of my modes of perception and on occassion, I still find those mines that were implanted in the Afrikan mind laying in ambush for any stream of thought that might lead to the complete recovery of that original mode of perception. Which is why it is good, like you have said, to work hard on the self. To examine all of it's components and question their sources and purpose.
Issues like colorism remain in Afrikan communities because some still percieve beauty the way the 'white' and semi-'white' described it to their ancestors. We still use words like 'tribe' to describe peoples who number in
the tens of millions. There are even members of these communities who use such reductive terms when talking of themselves. Yet, they would never call the dutch (who are not as numerous as the Igbo) a tribe. Some Afrikans will use words like 'heathen' and 'paganism' when speaking on indigenous philosophies. The very roots of what masquerades as religion in the 'civilized' world is spoken of using contempt filled terminologies by people who are incapable of feeling a sense of pride in what their ancestors gave to this world because of the ways they percieve the world.
Wisdom and Strength.
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