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Black Pete Is a Racist Tradition

Black Pete is racist

Black Pete is a racist tradition that the Dutch need to acknowledge and abolish.

The so-called Holiday Season is a time of happiness and celebration for many. However, as conscious Afrakan people we do not care for religious traditions or the characters depicted in them and under normal circumstances we wouldn’t care to speak about them here. However, this particular tradition involves a stereotypically negative portrayal of Afrakans, which we find offensive.

If you haven’t heard about Black Pete before he is a fictional character who, in Dutch tradition, is the companion of Saint Nicholas, otherwise known as Santa Claus. He is like the cheerful Elves who help the Santa Claus of western tradition; only this elf possesses distinctly negative characteristics, both psychologically and physically.

Physically, Black Pete is depicted with charcoal black skin, wooly hair, and thick red lips. His attire is clownish and varied and he carries a sac full of coal. His defenders claim Black Pete is a harmless depiction of a Moor. Others claim that Black Pete is really a white person whose skin gets black from sliding down chimneys. (I guess the soot in chimneys can make white people’s hair get woolly and their lips turn red.)

Psychologically, Black Pete is a mischievous deceiver. Although he travels with Santa Claus, the epitome of kindness, he is depicted as the opposite. He hides in the shadows; he plays tricks on children, and he gives out lumps of coal as treats. In recent times however, his character has been changing to become more cheerful and he gives out candy instead of coal. (I guess the Dutch know that change is possible; they just have to grow some conscience.)

Historically, there have been many stories told about the origin of Black Pete but the most common story is that Saint Nicholas rescued the Moorish Black boy from the streets in his native Spain. As an act of gratitude the Moorish boy decided to stay and serve his rescuer. (Doesn’t that sound like so many European stories that depict a civilized white man saving a helpless Black person from certain doom. Stories such as Robinson Caruso and Friday but I digress.)

As proud Afrakan people we despise all negative depictions of our race especially by other races. The world is changing and all unjust, unethical, and racist traditions will be dealt with. The collective consciousness of humanity is growing with knowledge. Those who resist change by using Ideology to suppress their Conscience will be forced to change; if not be us then it will be by the Spiritual essence of the universe.

*** The writings on this website are personal thoughts and opinions that are in no way endorsed by the Dohgon University of Thought. I am IntegRAl MAAT, a student of Dohgon Spirituality

Radical Islam And Other Insanities

 

Radical Islam is a term referring to the “state of mind” of Muslims who defend their religious beliefs using violence. The most prevalent form of violence that they use is acts of terror. Terrorism is the use of indiscriminate acts of violence against a foe, be they military or civilian.

Acts of terror are designed to break the spirit of an enemy as well as to create and maintain a long-term condition of fear within a population. While terrorism is now synonymous with radical Islam it has been used by all religions and cultures throughout history. Black people in America have traditionally recognized terrorism in the actions of the KKK and lesser-unjustified forms of Police brutality.

When politicians use the term Radical Islam to stigmatize a population they are doing it for two distinct reasons; 1) for political gain, and 2) for moral ideological superiority. What they don’t know is that all gods and the religions that support them are illusions of the human mind. Their first defense of their beliefs will be to say that “Liberty” is not an ideology but it is when it is indivisible under god. Again, using god as a crutch creates a state of mind where Liberty is subjective and not deserving of all within a multicultural society.

The human mind is a powerful thing. It facilitates states of being using interfaces. Religions are interfaces that in other words, are ways of living and determining purpose for ones life. Religions are great until they are used to destroy life such as in the cases of Race related killing and Radical Islam. Life is tolerant of human behavior but it is also self-correcting. When our illusions threaten to overwhelm Life our conscience steps in but when we become suicidal we can only look forward to a lot of death and destruction before sanity shows up again.

Why Homosexuality Disturbs Me

 

 

Everywhere we look these days there is evidence to suggest that Homosexuality is becoming more acceptable in society. The other day I even passed two guys holding hands and strolling carelessly down the street. Online they seem to have taken over Social Media; hugging, kissing, and flaunting their affection without restraint. I became so offended by it that I had to sit back and ponder why Homosexuality disturbs me.

The #1 reason Homosexuality disturbs me is because I get disgusted at the thought and sight of two same sex individuals exchanging affection for each other. Is it conditioning or a natural reaction? It maybe a little bit of both. However, being an open-minded person allows me to get to my own conclusions about homosexuality without the opinions of others. Unfortunately, reality often takes a back seat to the ideologies of the society we live in.

As an open minded individual I have tried to gain a good understanding of Homosexuality. So far my understanding allows me to mentally accept that a person can be Homosexual based on hormone values set before birth. Conversely, most people believe that Homosexuality is the choice of an immoral mind. That gives them an excuse to use self righteousness and Religion to discriminate against Gay people. They never allow themselves to be guided by logic. Some forms of ideology enslave the Mind while some others help us grow as Humans. I want to be one who grows by using right thinking.

I am a Heterosexual man who has very strong attractions to the opposite sex. I know it is Nature and my Hormones that determine that. In fact, I know that my opposite sex attraction is for the purpose of perpetuating Life. Humanity has become so self centered in thinking that Life is all about Humanity that they refuse to acknowledge how Life really works. They abuse life by willfully disregarding things that seem to have no value or affect on their quest for happiness and contentment.

The refusal to understand Life has resulted in an ideology based mindset. Some scholars have accepted a belief that without ideology Humanity would be in chaos and without direction. The truth is, morality existed long before ideology. Ideology is the grouping of a set of values for the purpose of maintaining a system of thought. For instance; if you believe that Homosexuality is wrong, you will reinforce that belief by thinking of all the ways in which it is immoral. You will also gain confidence in your belief by associating with others who believe as you do.

If, on the other hand your mind functions outside of ideology you will try to find out why Homosexuality really upsets you. Earlier I mentioned Hormones and it is precisely the reason why I feel as I do. All our Emotions are controlled by our Hormones or lack thereof. Therefore, the conflict between ideology and reality can be averted by our ability to control our emotions. It is rationality over emotions or Left Brain over Right.  I still believe that Homosexuality is wrong but not for the same reasons as most people. It is not wrong in the sense of “choice” but wrong in the sense that it is abnormal. Most people who abhor Homosexuality believe that it is a choice and that only immoral people choose to be Homosexual.

I am a believer in Life/ANKH in all its incarnations. I believe that the purpose of life is to flourish. It does so by using two distinct mechanisms of reproduction, sexual and asexual. Sexual reproduction involves the joining of reproductive tissue from two different sexes, male and female. Asexual reproduction involves one single living organism splitting in two to create two separate organisms, each one identical to the original. In both mechanisms the process is carried on perpetually. Homosexuality does not fit any of the two therefore to me it is abnormal. Two Homosexuals cannot reproduce therefore it is not a creation of Life but a result of Human Biology. Life was not made for Humans, Humans are mearely the result of the processes of Life.