|Be wise in your judgement!|
Greetings! I hope that everyone had a great 4th of July celebration. I know that I did. It's always fun to grill and and hang out with family and friends, the little moments like those make life what it is. For those of you who may not know, this is the "Week of AMERICA", so all week we will be discussing something dealing with this country. Yesterdays blog was rather interesting go check it out if you haven't already!
What exactly is a Terrorist? Well if you refer to the root word "terror" this is the act of causing intense fear for the purpose of coercing or subduing and to rule by terror, any period or program of violence. Sometimes this is caused by political enemies or or a group of some sort, something that is dreadful or unpleasant. Man, when you look at it like that, it makes terrorism seem pretty darn awful. Well that's exactly what it is and it still lives on today in the U.S.
Many people, when thinking or terrorism, think about the 9/11 attacks that took place in New York in 2001. Not too many people reflect upon the early stages of American Revolution which implemented the action of slavery, or even before then when our founding settlers made it a mission to rid this land of it's rightful natives. Just like in the political and government practices, we find later on down the line in life how so many people find so many ways to cover up so many things. And because we don't take time to actually research and analyze the meaning of terms and actions, we just go on living in circumstances that make up our history or things that we tend to forget!
I watch videos and read articles about the history of African-Americans in this country all the time! It saddens my heart to know what my people had to endure as well it saddens my heart to visualize how we are responding to the ways of life in the present day. Funny how you are needed when things go wrong, something like this nations armed forces. For many years it was wrong for a black man to participate in the defense of his country, simply because of the color of his skin. However when the risk of the entire nation falling was at stake...Hmm, we seem to have gained a little more value! I love to reminisce on how Muhammad Ali responded to his involuntary solicitation to the U.S. Military. He didn't believe in the war and refused to participate simply because he was drafted. I respect that. He stood up!
We find ourselves now still dealing with the acts of terrorism in the school house, in the communities, at our jobs and sometimes even in the church house. Where has the world come to for it to believe that it is necessary to force one belief or idea on the masses. If you don't get but a couple of things from this blog today, I want you to understand that the mind is free and because of that we should show respect! Many Americans celebrated yesterday as the day of Independence. But you must remember this is the world of the free and a long time ago on Calvary we all were set free and given independence.
Find ways to implement peace as you travel throughout various cycles of your life. Also learn to pay attention. Never allow yourself to be blinded so much that you don't recognize your surroundings. "Understand that patience is the key, but action is the door opener." If you want things to change in your life you must get up and make it happen! If you want people to respect you for what you do, you must then show respect for what others do, even when you do not agree. Common courtesy is so hard to come by these days. Don't be a terrorist in your own life! I commend the leaders of the Civil Rights movement, for they responded to American Terrorism with great dignity and honor! Now if only our countries leaders were able to do the same! Go change the world my people...