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Old 01-31-2016, 07:31 AM
 
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This is a challenge point the South has been dealing with for decades and centuries. Either we awaken and become a society and system that is about building tomorrow, or we destroy even more with the continuance of chasing yesterdays.

We either face up and accept "Equal Rights" in the Hearts and Minds, or we continue to meet with devastating challenges of sorts that bring us downwards in maddening cycles. It's up to "EACH" individual to assess themselves, and for a great many to come to terms with their disdain for "Equal Rights", and in doing so, if they are wise and true unto themselves, they will come to learn, they can't serve two masters.

They can't serve the evils of the past and claim to be modern day Christians, They can't walk about thinking ones skin is the measure of the human being, nor can they secretly fight against 'economic equilibrium", by the many many tactile means and methods which has been engaged over centuries and decades.

We can't be a society that continues with 'covertly used" terms to denote bigotry, bias and racist divides, nor can we be a society that continues with the delusions of skin tone measurements as if some fictional class system is going to benefit us as a State or as a nation.

People claim, "forget the past", but they can't forget and let go of the covert means they "slander others" who do not look like themselves, nor can they continue with the 'covert bigotry" based on financial holdings.
Either they come to realize we are not some European Class and Cast System, and accept that we are American People, living in an American Democracy, where the voice of each American, counts!!!!

These are very hard things for a great many people to face up to, these are things some will do all they can not to face up to, and these are things that some have spent their lives building these divides in their mind, it would turn their world upside down, to embrace, "human equal rights" as a basis and premise within the spectrum of the Human Being. Sadly, those who fight it have long missed the meaning of what it is to be "An American", one cannot be and live up to being American, without respecting the words of its own Constitution's Preamble.

How many truly understand the "Preamble":
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

How many understand the Declaration of Independence statement:

Quote:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,
"Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" is a well-known phrase in the United States Declaration of Independence. The phrase gives three examples of the "unalienable rights" which the Declaration says has been given to all human beings by their Creator, and for which governments are created to protect.

We all may learn a great deal to grasp these things in our hearts, it will help change the minds of man, and lead us to build for "unity's sake", and lead us to be and become not only a better State and Citizen as Person, but it can and will help us get back to building a unified nation.

We've strayed for hundreds of years and gone through unspeakable evils and abuses of mankind and even in the abuse of selves, vial greed, avarice and all the vices that hinder mankind.

It's time for LOUISIANA, to make the paradigm shift in ideology and become a state among the nation of states that is positive and forward moving with unity guiding us to be and become a better state, cities, and people.

LET'S START IN "SHREVEPORT" ---

Last edited by Chance and Change; 01-31-2016 at 07:39 AM..
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Old 01-31-2016, 12:40 PM
 
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These are things the Politicians can't say directly, because they are caught in the vote chasing game, rather than the truth building program. The media can't say it because they are chasing commercial dollars and divisiveness, conflict and contention is the game plan to keep the people off balance and emotionally distributed for the sake of profit seeking.

Our Kids can't learn because we push class divides even among the very young, and then we push slander commentary and vile labeling among their ethnic groups and their economic environment.

We can find on any given day, a litany of comments trying to push delusion, pretenses and falsehoods, by and through the claims of such common utterances as _ "they just want the system to take care of them", "they want something for nothing" and on and on and one. It's utter madness, and become insanity when it comes out of the mouth of current day people who's very ancestry used and abused others for the sake of financial uplift. It's time for people to reflect, become aware and change "within their hearts", and within doing so, they can open their minds to learn more and learn better and see how they perpetuate so much of the past, while at the same time claiming innocent of the sins of their ancestry. Then if they want that innocence, rid ones self of the slander, bigotry and bias and racist depictions, concepts and inferences about and of others, this is done within the mind of the individual !!!!! Change ones heart and the mind will adjust to reflect what is within the heart.

America has so much to learn, and even more to "un-learn".
So many people often times are unaware of the influences of the past which shape so much of the bias, racism and divisiveness of which they carry forth in their daily lives. It is this work that is needed to rid from our society, to move forward and not be seen as a Confederate Antebellum still racist divided society of the south.
If we want our cities to reflect its realism of the actual diversity which compose the citizen group, then we had best see with open eyes, not through the filters of the past. Then we open our minds and hearts to know what is not only compassion, but what is the graces of respecting the uniqueness of each other as simply individual human beings.

IF we can achieve those simple goals, we change the dynamic's of the state, its cities, it's citizen groups and its individual people. THEN, we can become what is truthfully known and lived as being a place where Southern Hospitality sets a standard of appreciations and respect as persons of persons.

There is no fee for such a great achievements, its simply a matter of the heart and mind. How can we have missed such simplicity and then call ourselves a region steeped in the bible and part of the bible belt of this nation.

When it comes to people; over the many centuries, there has been race mixing for 100's of years, some passing for this race or that, and thus mixing, breeding and blending, until in this day and age, people are composed of more than they want to acknowledge in their bloodlines. Some are happy to connect to their European ancestry or European blood, but they have no idea how many ways and with how many ethnicities that blood has been mixed over the long history of mankind in American, nor how much bloodline mixture existed long before many of those people came to America. This is an areas where much denial exist, and where denial does not overtly exist, there is a lack of concern to know or care to know. In the "Big Picture" of life of the human being. Groups have always connected and bred with one another either through the simplicity of desire, or the ways many groups conquered others over the history of the many conquest of man upon and against man.
History has noted the trace of man to the African Continent, thus too it said, that all human beings carry DNA from this historical marker point of human history as it is known to man in this day and age. Who knows what the future will bring in discovery, But what is true, is that the human being by the design of God can mix with all other human beings. It's simply a function and principle fact of nature. It is only the minds of some and maybe many who create the divides by many biases, but in the whole of it all, The nature of the human being is generic.

If we work from that principle fact, then we all prosper as human beings and may go forth to build a world far greater than we can even imagine in this day and time. We must move past our primitive mindsets, for a broader mindset to become a part of the human experience within life.

What we don't know is made worst when we don't want to know - Then, lets work to know more that we can be more as a society of human beings.
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