Re: Change...What Change???
Posted By: Sis. Ali In Response To: Re: Change...What Change??? (selassielive)
Date: Friday, 23 January 2009, at 10:30 a.m.
In Response To: Re: Change...What Change??? (selassielive)
I do fully agree with so much of the comments and enlightening persepctives Ones are bringing forth - selassieLive, Oshun Auset etc.. GIve Thanks for the reasonings and the intelligent vibes.
I am just looking at it kind of not too deep and trying to be realistic and maybe take some good from it.
The thoughts and iwshes of the deeply conscious brethren and sistren on here would love to realise the dream of an enlightened consciousness in all the community so that ones can't be fooled by a face or pretty words like a smokescreen to what is really going on.
I am not saying we should just be happy that people are celebrating this man. But trying to be realistic about it that the simple reality of having African people feel lifted psychologically and to feel hopeful and positive in itself can bring positive effects
I can only say from the bits I have read about the Man Obama he doesn't seem too bad a man?
He's not any kind of radical thinker or deeply Afrocentrically conscious man, but seems to want to help poorer people and be genuine in those motives ? Time will tell.
I don't know fully about his relationship with his Father ? Perhaps he doesn't speak much of him because he did not have much of a relationship with him ? Perhaps his father was not a nice man ? We don't know? He did have his Step Mother there at the inaugaration (not that the TV really mentioned it - it has been in the press a little here as she lives in london and they were reporting from his Fathers village in Kenya throughout the day.)
He did certainly have a very white upbringing but also an International one, from what I understand. But he was not really raised around African people in his childhood etc.
Perhaps though he may have a more open ear for African groups and some inroads can be made to rally for issues of Reparations, African education in the school system, etc..
Also what do ones think of this thought that came to my mind. That Obama's appointment is a bit more Historic/impressive/meaningful and different compared to the elected white power supporting African leaders of the Caribbean and Africa, because they are Black faces elected in majority African populated countries.
Obama has been elected in a Majority White country ?
What do ones think?
Does it make it any a different scenario or any more Historic an achievement ?
Love and Humblest Raspect everytime
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