Transcending Barriers

If you know me or follow me and my messages, you know that I am about equality and equity.  I have always been bothered by how we as people want what everyone else wants; (Love, Happiness, Success, Security and to be treated Fairly); yet we deprive others of those same wants, needs and rights. I always say, “We are more similar than we are different. Our differences are what make us unique and we are to share our uniqueness and unique talents with the world in a positive manner.”  Seems like we forget all this’ because we are so concerned about Me instead of We.  We don’t forget that it is not the I that makes the world go around, it is the We that makes the world go around.  We need each other in some shape, way or form.

If you look at the news today, you are sure to lose some hope in humanity and love. This is way Sports, Music, Art and Education are important, they transcend barriers. People of all backgrounds can come together and enjoy an event, discuss a subject, and even disagree, but at the end of the day they usually leave the event or conversion about these things in a better place. Take the Olympics for example.  The Olympics were created as an alternative to war, where countries compete against each other to see who were are the best. This tradition is still carried on. Have you noticed how the Olympics have brought people together from all kinds of backgrounds and all kinds of war torn countries? Have you notice the how for the most part everyone is getting along? Even the competitors have put aside their dreams of medaling to help a fallen or injured fellow Olympian (see Abbey D’Agostino).

I say the true spirit of humanity lies within Sports, Education, Fine Arts and yes even Tragedies.  These events are when we usually come together, sharing a pain, love, happiness and forgetting about me and remembering we are the world.

I think it’s time to treat every moment and every interaction as if we are enjoying a sports event, listening to some good music, or learning about a subject that we enjoy.  Heck, let’s listen to some good ole Bob Marley, Beatles or Michael Jackson and come together.

 

Vid Lamonte’ Buggs Jr is the author of You Ain’t Hungry Until I’m Starving. Copyright© 2016 http://www.vidbuggs.com. Copyright © 2016 http://www.4-U-NiquePublishing.com. Material is copyrighted but free to repost with proper listed credit, including our website addresses.

Survivor

Scared of our beauty, knowledge and power; we have been whipped, chained, enslaved, oppressed and nearly wiped off of the planet. They tell us to forget the injustices of the past; ignore the crimes that are being committed against us in the present. Only to give us a false hope that justice we be served in the future.

Although the physical scars of our ancestors are not present, the psychological scars continue to hunt our very existence. Made to feel inferior by our skin color, gender, age, religion, nationality and who we chose to love. How can anyone expect us to get over that? The affects and effects of being subjected to oppression for centuries just does not go away.

We kill ourselves because we hate to see our reflection in the mirror. If you think I am only speaking about black on black crime or it is just about black and white; then you really have the slightest clue. As humans we hate ourselves so much that we hate each other. Fathers are not around and women not being mothers.

You expect me to be quiet while the world is in dismay. Innocent people are being sent to the penitentiary. Yet most of us are concerned with the latest trend and who is gay. Meanwhile the world’s government is controlling what you are allowed to think, hear or say.

They want us to look at our history and be ashamed; while glorifying and being proud of their history. Our ancestors were Kings, Queens, Chiefs, Warriors, Scholars and Doctors way before there were universities. What is there to be ashamed of? Through all of the oppressions that we have face; we all survived. Hold your head high because we are all Survivors..

 

 

Vid Lamonte’ Buggs Jr is the author of You Ain’t Hungry Until I’m Starving. Copyright © 2015 vids-world.com. Copyright © 2015 4-U-NiquePublishing.com. Material is copyrighted but free to repost with proper listed credit, including our website addresses.