History.....or the lack of it.A recent discussion brought about a revelation that I wish to share with you. History is something we are taught in school, yet do we ever question what we are taught, how it is taught and why it is taught the way it is? I never did because I never enjoyed the history that was being taught to me throughout elementary and high school that I simply ignored the subject altogether. Although I did watch quite a few movies and documentaries that dealt with a wide variety of events throughout history and I find it sad that what was on TV was more of a teacher than my teachers.
What exactly do they teach in history at school?
This may depend on where you live but for me history began with those who originally settled in Canada and led up to WW2. It was not until this year that I could understand the context of what was being taught to me. I was being taught about violence, nationalism and genocide. My teachers were forcing me to
Mumia Abu JamalIf you dont know..........You better get to know!
"Mumia Abu-Jamal is an award-winning journalist who chronicles the human condition. He has been a resident of Pennsylvanias death row for twenty-five years. Writing from his solitary confinement cell his essays have reached a worldwide audience. His books "Live From Death Row", "Death Blossoms", "All Things Censored", Faith of Our Fathers and the recently released We Want Freedom have sold over 150,000 copies and been translated into nine languages. His 1982-murder trial and subsequent conviction have been the subject of great debate."
Gaza and IsraelSo as the days go by we have been bombarded by the turmoil in Gaza. Now first off this is not intended to show a bias to either side but to criticize both, and the United States of America for interfering with a UN peace treaty.
Yes I may have an avatar that shows my support for those in Gaza, but I do so out of love and respect for the innocent civilians who have been brutally murdered, not to say that some innocent Israelis have not been killed. Those living in Gaza are an oppressed people and I for one will always stand by the oppressed and not the oppressor. I will always show support for the oppressed as their struggle is the struggle of the majority, not the minority. That is something that no one realizes. We are all divided by sex, race, religion, likes, wants, and the list goes on. This division is created to keep the vast majority fighting amongst themselves. Why? This world is only divide
Walk Into The LightHuman beings have inhabited Earth for thousands of years, not all of which is documented, yet we have managed to degrade ourselves into selfless beings in search of materialistic goals that only further the advancement of individuals, and not humanity. There are exceptions to almost every rule and the above statement is no different as there is a long list of individuals who throughout history have attempted to create a better world in which everyone can live in. What we fail to realize is that we are entrapped within a system that has been designed to enslave and entrap us without us knowing it. Platos The Allegory of the Cave ingeniously proves a point that today is still relevant. One may not believe such a theory based on the society in which we live, yet the society in which you perceive to live in is based on a delusion that is created to keep one subservient to its masters. What you perceive as the status quo, or what
The Saddest MomentThis is something that has been a long time coming and it was only a matter of time before our fates collided. I have dreaded this conversation for way too long for reasons you may never understand, for reasons that can never be explained. These are wounds time itself cannot heal and no matter how hard I try I am incapable of hiding from these emotions. Our time has come and gone and your presence in my life is no longer important to me, regardless of the love that flows through my veins like a deadly poison. What you fail to realize is that your delusions will allow your naivety to flourish uncontrollably while you continue on your path of self destruction in an effort to hide from your inner demons. I may not have made the best of decisions in the past and I have come to accept that and have dealt with the consequences, although what sets me apart from you is that I am willing to acknowledge my flaws in order to prevent myself fr
Sustainable CommunitiesThroughout the past three years I have had to come to grips with the reality of our current environmental crisis while still allowing for our social and economic structure to flourish without creating chaos. I do not wish to debate the validity of global warming, nor do I wish to debate any other theory that will never be agreed upon. We can agree to disagree on those issues and move forward. First off I wish to state that these are merely concepts none of which are new, yet few are implemented as they are reduced to simple rhetoric.
What is needed is a stable foundation upon which we will build our future, as the past eight years have show us the trickle down effect does not work. The trickle down effect has done nothing but further the gap between the rich and the poor and left us in an economic crisis that only hinders those at the bottom while those at the top have reaped all the benefits.
PersuasionOne might wonder where we went wrong, yet dwelling on the unimportant will only hinder the progress that is needed to free our minds from the constant attacks of persuasion that we are subject to in almost every aspect of our life. From birth you are programmed in a variety of ways to ensure that you become nothing more than a pawn, simply a slave, in order to create a society of followers who are unable to think for themselves. The techniques devised are numerous and have been consistently manipulated and altered to suit the needs of it masters and they develop new technologies that only enable and empower them to create new generations of mindless drones. This is not some crazy, far fetched, conspiracy theory that has been dreamt up as a simple scare tactic in order to cause complete chaos, in fact it is exactly the opposite. We as a people, not simply the people who live on your block, in your neighbourhood, in your country, in your contin
When Will We Wake Up?**WARNING...each link provided information for the paragraph beneath it, or in some cases the one above it, and i believe if you watched all documentaries it will take about 8 or 9 hours, but they are well worth the time, and I HIGHLY recommend viewing eachone. **
Now I am not his biggest supporter, but some of his ideas do make great sense.
I have not been following the progress of the auto market bailout one bit, bored by the idea that yet more of my taxes are going to a bunch of delusional, over paid executives who have all but run their companies to the ground. Why is it that those at the bottom must pay for the mistakes for those at the top? Because we are doormats.
On a continent where the middle class can pass for the upper class in many places in the world we
Tis The SeasonI am the black sheep that walks in the night. I walk alone in this world lost and alone unknowing of the fate that awaits me while I contemplate the reasoning of my being. I have always felt like an outcast in society, from my red hair and freckles all the way to my ethics, morals and values, whether or not that is true is completely irrelevant as that is not what I am concerned with. What does concern me is how we as people continue to dilute the very being of our very existence in order to continue the downward spiral our civilization is heading in.
Ever since I was 14 I knew something was wrong, whether it was with me or something surrounding me I was completely unaware although it was always there, stalking me like a lion stalks its prey. Unknowingly I began to lash out and rebel like most teenagers do as I was simply disregarded as yet another example of teenage rebellion that would eventually conform to the standards of soci