Sunday, February 22, 2009

Traditions Cause Divisions

Eric Holder this Country's newly appointed Attorney General made some remarks that stirred up the racial chatter in this Nation once more during a speech made on February 18, 2009.
Eric Holder Says U.S. Remains a 'Nation of Cowards' When It Comes to Race Relations

Here is the speech in its entirety:
Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Attorney General Eric Holder at the Department of Justice African American History Month Program

I myself make very few remarks on the divides that plague the human race as I find them pitiful and nonconstructive. Did he say anything that was not true or did he just say words that did not want to be heard by some? We are after all a Nation of divided people under one umbrella called the USofA it would seem more often than not. So why not work on bridging the gaps and uniting the people?

Humanity has always been divided by race, by religion, by gender, by wealth/poverty, and so on, and so on, and so on, oh and let's not forget Nation building and borders. Will humanity ever unite and see past their mind limitations and steel walls? We will have to evolve into higher beings for that one. Right now we are still making choices that could have been made a few thousand years ago which tells me that we have not quite evolved yet. So why bother?

If history teaches us anything about ourselves it should stress that as a people divided we have not come far. Traditions and labels might be warm and fuzzy but in the real world do nothing but keep us travelling on different roads. This might be nice for the power hungry mongrels that need their armies and work force in tact but wouldn't it be nice if we as a humanity said 'no more' and actually surpassed the self they made us believe we are? Why not bother?

"Remembering that traditions cause divisions permits us all to become a part of the whole. Labels given/accepted as what/who we are own us."

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