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Addressing Discrimination
« on: May 21, 2007, 02:32:21 pm »
approachling a constantly re-appearing issue - i posted this on a different forum

original thread is at http://www.wutang-corp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=37282

the broad issue is race and discrimination on a internet forum

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i think the biggest problem with the forum is that a lot of these threads have become meaningless

there is a solid core of people who have moved beyond this issue


back in the day - if somebody made a ridiculous blanket statement about having 'double standards' etc with out taking the time to understand where i am coming from - it would have provoked a reaction out of me

now it just looks pathetic

and lame


even typing this post was more trouble than it is probably worth



besides - there are 2 things that nobody ever has control over:
1 - how they were born
2 - the situation they were born into


criticising somebody for how they were born (ie skin color) is the equivalent of criticizing a tree for being a tree


anybody born in the past 25000 years on planet earth was born into a bad situation

the measure of a man is how he learns to approach his situation


a good first step is to pursue understanding by any means necessary
and learning to walk what you speak


here is a quote from ol'faithful
Quote from: Hagakure
It is further good fortune if, more than this, one has wisdom and talent and can use them appropriately. But even a person who is good for nothing and exceedingly clumsy will be a reliable retainer if only he has the determination to think earnestly of his master. Having only wisdom and talent is the lowest tier of usefulness.
*you can look at the 'master' as being any higher source - your ancestry, God, Allah, the Tao, etc

i think there is a bunch of people who have interesting perspectives and the ability to put together long posts which broadly attack others in a attempt to demonstrate how 'clever' and 'observant' they are

but
these people are worthless

when somebody assembles a post that can be put into use
or communicates words that can be taken offline and applied to life - only THEN can you say that a person seems to be somewhat useful


i acknowledge that my own usefulness can be questioned just as i am questioning anybody elses



keep this in mind at all times when clicking on a topic in these boards:
it is easier for negativity to drag people down than it is for positivity to lift people up


stick with and build with those who do not drag you down

and from that foundation - reach out to those who are seeking to learn to lift themselves up


dont tell them WHAT to think
but
demonstrate HOW to think
neat hell

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Re: Addressing Discrimination
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2007, 04:06:44 pm »
uhuh, not a bad rant, but 2 things came to mind-
1- wtf are you doing on a wutang website? I mean seriously.
2-
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stick with and build with those who do not drag you down
What the fuck are you doing hanging with the likes of us, you stupid knob jockey?
- So the New World Order does not actually exist?
- Oh it exists, and how!
Ask the slaves whose labour built the White House;
Ask the slaves of today tied down to sweatshops and brothels to escape hunger;
Ask most women, second class citizens, in a pervasive rape culture;
Ask the non-human creatures who inhabit the planet:
whales, bears, frogs, tuna, bees, slaughtered farm animals;
Ask the natives of the Americas and Australia on whose land
you live today, on whose graves your factories, farms and neighbourhoods stand;
ask any of them this, ask them if the New World Order is true;
they'll tell you plainly: the New World Order… is you!

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Re: Addressing Discrimination
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2007, 04:12:20 pm »
1.  Wu-Tang is for the children.




2. WU-TANG IS FOR THE CHILDREN!

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Re: Addressing Discrimination
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2007, 10:19:44 pm »
dont tell them WHAT to think
but
demonstrate HOW to think

At this particularly juncture, I am only going to further your point by contributing nothing at all of value to this post.

But I do salute you for it nonetheless. I like it!
Be the trouble you want to see in the world.