Thursday, September 11, 2008

Rememberance,Yes.Lingering Questions,Many.Answers,Not Many- Sept.11,2001

People have different ways they remember the events on 9/11.Mine may seem morbid, but I pull out the video I have of the day that starts just when the first reports came out.It really seemed like it was a movie that I was viewing.When the second plane crashed, I remember feeling shocked,but strangely,not surprised.As the day went on, I knew that this was the shock of the hour.Minister Louis Farrakhan spoke about this in a video titled, 'The Shock of The Hour." He was quoting from the Qur'an, from the chapter called "El Hajj," "The Pilgrimage." In this chapter, it talks about this shock, and the effect it will have on the people.Though , through interpretation, it is speaking about possibly an earthquake,it definitely is referring to a state of agitation and affliction.The people who committed this act lost their humanity,and their right to even call themselves Muslim. We, as Americans, must remember though, other people from other nations, nationalities, and religions (including Muslims), lost their lives in this world tragedy. Because of the many dynamics that were involved in this story, many question arise,not just of the men guilty of the attacks, but of the actions of many people, from many countries, and many governments who directly, or indirectly helped to set things in motion.
One thing that I hope that we should have learned from this is that we must know more about our world, and the people who live in it. We must study history, because what happened on Sept. 11,2001, and our reaction to it proves we don't know enough about it.It is true that if we do not know about history, we are doomed to repeat it.
More later,PEACE!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

If You Look Real Hard, You Might See Them...OOO, LOOK! THERE'S ONE!!!

I wish I had written this last night, perhaps it would be more relevant.But watching the G.O.P. convention last night , opened my eyes to the obvious conclusion.The Republican party is not an all inclusive party. I think I counted two Black conventioneers on the floor. Someone must have seen the same thing,because tonight, they had Blacks conveniently, and strategically placed throughout the convention floor. Even on the same platform, two seats away from Alaska Governor, and G.O.P. Vice-Presidential hopeful, Sarah Palin.I wonder where they found them?
Well, I for one can not be for someone like Sen. John McCain ,who I am sure is probably a nice person. But, I can't say that he is the best person to represent me as President. He talks about change like it is an afterthought. After blasting Obama for even suggesting change, he has suddenly adopted the term. Then, to make matters worse, he taps Palin as his running mate. Again, she's quite possibly a very nice person. But come on people!!! She is from a state that has only eighteen percent Blacks,close to seventeen or eighteen percent Asians, and even a smaller number of Natives. Again, the Republican party is not an inclusive party. Then , to add insult to injury, instead of stating solutions or even a plan on how to "change" the country, she spent her time insulting the intelligence of all of the Obama/Biden supporters. They say that Obama has no experience in the political arena, but he was shrewd enough to tap someone that does.
The Democratic ticket is solid, and I for one am solidly behind these to powerful, motivated, and forward thinking men .

More later,PEACE!