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i feel that i should be munching on some whole wheat pasta while responding and sitting across from you, these are topics that we attack from noon to 1:00. bigotry is a product of fear and stupidity. bigots blame their failures and their own misconceptions about themselves on others. not a bad idea, it is easy, gives them a major reason to hate a group of people and takes away the fact that they are in a hole. it is not their fault, it is the other guys fault. how cool is that. bigotry is as much a part of human nature as taking a crap. bigots are the crap. it is too bad that we can't just eliminate them that easy. bigotry is more apart of our make-up now than it has ever been. so my analysis that all bigots are illiterate is just not true. whole country's are bigots, whole religions are bigots, whole races are bigots. are they all stupid, are they all failures, are they all so scared? i don't think so. people are just bigots and one group will hate another group "just because they are not like them or they don't beleive the same thing." okay, that is acceptable, then one group just stay away from the other group. but, it is not that easy because insults turn into fists, fists turn into blows, blows turn into bullets, bullets turn into battles and battles turn into wars. after the war, we still don't get along and the bigotry becomes terror. why can't we all just get along, hmmmmm, who said that anyway? oh yea, rodney king who got the shit kicked out of him by six white los angeles police officers because he was a black man. and then, the rest of the story is that the back men rose up and kicked the shit out of white men and so on and so on and so on. that is the way of humanity, "and so on and so on and so on, until we are all dead.....only then will bigotry die and the animals can live peacefully once again before mankind infected earth.........macvegan (an original)
"Superstition, bigotry and prejudice, ghosts though they are, cling tenaciously to life; they are shades armed with tooth and claw. They must be grappled with unceasingly, for it is a fateful part of human destiny that it is condemned to wage perpetual war against ghosts. A shade is not easily taken by the throat and destroyed." Victor Hugo quotesmacvegan
"I will give you a talisman. Whenever you are in doubt, or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test. Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man [woman] whom you may have seen, and ask yourself, if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him [her]. Will he [she] gain anything by it? Will it restore him [her] to a control over his [her] own life and destiny? In other words, will it lead to swaraj [freedom] for the hungry and spiritually starving millions?Then you will find your doubts and your self melt away."- One of the last notes left behind by Gandhi in 1948, expressing his deepest social thought.macvegan
Gandhi was no emperor, not a military general, not a president nor a prime minister. He was neither pacifist nor a cult guru. Who was Gandhi ? If anything, Mohandas K. Gandhi was a constant experimenter. Spirituality, religion, self-reliance, health, education, clothing, drinks, medicine, child care, status of women, no field escaped his search for truth. His thoughts when appeared in the form of talk or article became official words of action with the masses of India. He was a man who did what he said and led an exemplary and a transparent life. Not many people can claim "My life is an open book". There were millions of Indians who treated Gandhi's suggestions as supreme commands and acted upon them (hence the name Mahatma). Born in Gujarat, fluent with Hindi and English, and residing in the minds of millions, Gandhiji was able to unite India like none other. An adamant idealist, courageous fighter, a deep thinker, and a great leader of men and ideas, it was possible for him to do that because he identified himself with struggles and pains of the common Indians. He quickly became the sole voice of the downtrodden and the exploited. They completely believed that Gandhiji understood their difficulties and would provide justice for them. Among Gandhiji's disciples were kings, royals, untouchables, rich, poor, foreigners, and women. When this selfless and pure man became leader of the nation, he gave a clear and unambiguous direction to the Himalayan problems facing India. Most important of them were poverty, religious conflict, exploitation, ignorance and colonization by the British. Gandhi was a true "non-bigot." He was just the opposite of bigotry and his life was taken from him by bigots. His teachings and his inspiration lives on and will continue to live on for centuries. He truly speaks to us.......macvegan
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