Teresa, Teresa, Teresa,
I haven't responded to any of your posts, commenting on mine, thus far, because I don't want to offend you.
I've been reading them just kind of shaking my head thinking, "Damn, she's got it bad." -
Ignorance, arrogance, lack of respect, and no perspective...ISM.
I'll engage you, but only for a few seconds...and I'll be nice.
College courses, education, credentials, college programs encourage destructive cycles?
No dear. In fact, they can contribute to the destruction of oppression, suppression, repression, depression...etc.
I don't know what programs you're talking about...
But don't hate folks who complete college studies and are out and about interacting with people, living, learning and actually contributing to change instead of spending their days sitting at a computer typing bout it...*s*
YOU SAY: Holding on to emotional baggage from 200 years ago, using it promote even more contemporary baggage is beneath you. I know the tremendous pull identity from guilt can have on an individual. Breaking away from historical chains can be difficult, but to use those chains as justification for even more wrong doing is so egregious an error, it can't be overlooked. It means those bound by the past can never overcome it.
What is this foolishness - emotional baggage, historical chains, bound by the past, and what's beneath me?
I'm a mover and a shaker, girl, ain't nothing weighing me down.
Are you projecting?
Do I make you feel insecure?
YOU SAY: Looking at the histories of other maligned and oppressed peoples in America, European Jews, Chinese, Japanese, and others, isn't it clear that the values they maintained led to their successes, and not their failures? A value that leads to failure isn't a value at all.
Which group do you belong to?
Or are you the expert or self-proclaimed authority on the lives, histories, failures and achievements of others?
Cause you sure ain't no expert on values... yours ain't sounding too kosher up in here.
Mayhaps you should take a good LOOK at yourself.
(Edited by Get to living! Donna Reed on 3/22, 1:32pm)