Black History Month. Supporting minorities does not mean you are at war with majorities (although you might be, I’m not.)
The mind of duality likes “you’re either with us or against us” but unity consciousness realises life is rarely that simple. It’s multidimensional, there are levels to this ish.
White history is important. But white history has not been erased from history books – do you know who the Moors were? Did you know that the richest man in history, ever, was a black man of the Moorish kingdom you probably never heard about? I never heard about it either, not til my thirties and a conversation with Afrika Bambaataa. Greek History and Roman History and English History and American History are generally in our history books. But the Kingdom of Kush (Egypt) is full of mythology, not history, and the Moors are just swept under the carpet (apart from the racist speech in True Romance – amazing movie.)
Male issues matter. But men don’t get paid less on average and are less likely to get raped, and did not receive the centuries of repression from wise women wbeing found and murdered duyring the “witch hunts” to women’s role in the Bible being apparently marginalised in the editing. Yes, men have been damaged by the patriarchy as well, now although there is a resurgence in the Divine Feminine but we don’t even know what the divine masculine is. It doesn’t help that when someone does try to reassert masculinity it’s some guy travelling the world apparently trying to justify rape. No, just no. Yeah, He-Man is an unrealistic role model as well, but with Barbie, most skinny pop stars (who are under pressure from record labels to lose weight), most skinny actresses (who are under pressure from Studios to lose weight) and every magazine cover systematically eroding the self-esteem of our sisters and daughters it is clear to me that although men need to work out what it is we celbrate when we celebrate men, the patriarchy has done and continues to do more damage to women than to men. Before 1918 no women were allowed to vote in parliamentary elections in the UK. The Nineteenth Amendment, which prohibited state or federal sex-based restrictions on voting, was ratified by sufficient states in 1920 in the USA. That’s not a long time ago.
I don’t pretend to be an expert on gender issues or feminism. With the definition of “feminist” appearing to change over the years and with gender becoming an ever more sensitive issue with more and more less dual gender titles being introduced rather than label myself as feminist I simply say I support gender equality yet I am aware I am ignorant of many of the issues.
Yes, I actually use both hashtags #alllivesmatter and #blacklivesmatter. Because yes, all lives matter. But unarmed black men get shot in the back while they’re running away.
So I hope that makes sense, supporting minorities does not mean you’re at war with majorities. Although, like I said – the mind of duality likes “you’re either with us or against us” – that’s just fear talking.
There are these movements to support minorities because white history is generally called “history”, women get paid less and treated worse in general and unarmed black men get shot in the back by cops who never get arrested for it.
White history is important. Male issues are important. All lives matter. So yeah, I love white people, I love my fellow men, and I think all lives matter but excuse me if I celebrate Black History month, support feminism (that’s for gender equality, not the hatred of men) and use the hashtag #blacklivesmatter when posting something about unarmed black men getting shot in the back.
ODB named himself the Egyptian God Osiris at one point. He also saved a little girls life. The conscious aspects of his existence have been overshadowed by his drug addiction and wild lifestyle. 2Pac wrote poetry, songs empowering women and black empowerment. The conscious aspects of his existence have been overshadowed by his gangsta persona and the media reporting false charges. Even recent black history gets buried under sensationalism.o