"We are symbols and inhabit symbols; workmen, work, and tools, words and things, birth and death, all are emblems; but we sympathize with the symbols, and being infatuated with the economical uses of things, we do not know that they are thoughts." - Emerson, "The Poet" (Essays, Second Series)
GAL 4:25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.
MT 24:43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
As opposed to the bad man that does nothing?
AMOS 6:3 Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;
Last edited by Warrior4God; Apr 30th 2012 at 06:14 PM.
The race card works because its kept alive by groups that focus on playing it. They ultimately only hurt the race they are trying to help though. When you focus on race with affirmative action, special privileges or other particular reservations or discrepancies...you only accomplish to ensure that division remains strong and in the public eye. The best way to get rid of this card, is to actually treat everybody the same.
No groups in history have been advanced by policies favoring them or complaining about them. In contrast, many groups who were actively persecuted against at one time do quite well now despite, or perhaps because of, no official movement constantly crying about them. A few example would be early immigrant groups like Mennonites, Italians, Ukrainians who were all strongly disliked by their Anglo/Irish peers, and of course the Jews who are perhaps the most persecuted but most successful group of all time. More recent example include Asian immigrants who tend to come over with nothing but tend to do just fine.
The constant and unending railing about how everything from car dents to electrical outages to spilling mustard on your shirt is because of racism, has done incredible harm to the black community in the US and the native community in Canada. Different value systems have different results. The best proven way to overcome this if you look over history, is to let circumstances help forge the value system instead of trying to change reality to accommodate the value system.
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