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12/22/2015 2:03:12 PM

By Hakim Abdul-Ali 

I'm a believer in respect for all, and that cohesive thought always seems to run through my conscious mind-set. That reality seems to be with me often as I hear about, listen to and witness many perplexing worldwide happenings going on all around me. The world is in an uproar.

From political fanaticism to ethnic racism to global warming to religious strifes galore, I know that there's so-called injustice and evil existing in this time and space we label the here and now, but I refuse to deny that peace before the Creator Alone is the harmonious necessity for all "hue-mankind" to exist in and under. That's the path in which God Alone, Who created everything and everyone, designed it to be, but some abstract-minded folk in "hue-manity" don't get it, and they probably never will. What a shame.

Just the illusive thought of submitting to God Alone's path to peace, as a pristine reality, allows me to have hopeful thoughts of envisioning communal and internal respect existing among all the peoples of the earth, even those who are at, seemingly, endless war with each other. I guess, if you could use your objective, unbiased imagination, you'd be lost today trying to figure out which oppressed countries are eligible for your consideration on this issue.

While you ponder that temporal thought, I'll ask you to digest that if peace is a desire, then what possibly is global respect personified and just when will it, if ever, be practiced among the created souls of the globe? Please answer that with an expressed emphasis in the knowledge that time, as we know it to be, is quickly escaping us one fleeting second by another advancing moment in time. I do.

And, as I envision what global peace and respect could possibly be like, I must also think of what our nation, as a projected microcosm of egalitarianism, could and would be like if the laws of this potentially great land mass applied to all with true equality for all. I hope I don't need to qualify that posture as the painful reality raises a disturbing thought in my head reminding me that people of color and other poor ethnic folk are the only ones still having to legally "fight" in this system for a fair share of the patriotic justice, liberty and equality mantra that many others never have to fight for.

Hmm! I wonder if when African-Americans, for example, speak of their noble heritage that they know that the religion of Islam was a prime religion of many of their noble known and unknown descendants. Oh, by the way, do you happened to know what we're the "authentic" religious beliefs of the original enslaved Africans and the enslavers of this land were? It should be important to me, you and other concerned "colored" folk to know this as a vital issue worth pursuing if one claims to factually be on point about having legitimate knowledge of "our-story" and "his-story."

In my soul, that's a key issue worth tapping into, especially, if we'd like to call ourselves conversant, knowledgeable and intelligent beings about things relating to Afrikan, America and world histories. Knowing the truth about any all issues or topics can help set you free. Do you know where I'm coming from?

The reality of things culturally, spiritually and educationally being incorrect as it relates to Blacks, in general, has always been a concern with me, because so many naive "colored" folk have been mis-educated in more indoctrinated ways than one. If you're of color awareness today and you know that the overall American public education system is a year-by-year continual failing plantation type mis-educational processing turn style for most Black, Brown, Red, Yellow, Tan and other poor White children, ask yourself, "When is this madness going to end?"

Some "colored" parental folk don't care and other disillusioned folk are, well, putting it succinctly, lost in their own minds without a clue about systematic mind control tactics.

Thinking about this universal mind control and the "his-storic" brainwashing mechanisms that have been and are being practiced academically in this land among most people of color and other poor ethnics reminds me of folks who are living in the fictional land of Oz.

In trying to decipher that thought, I, respectfully ask you to also remember that "the time is today in the realistic here and now," and the question arises still, "Do Black Lives (Still) Matter?" That's just a thought about another crucial issue, but if you're an African, African-American or of a darker hue living anywhere, then you know how real the persistent racial reality really is as you go about living in a land where one's skin color is a not-so-hidden factor in deciding everything from employment to housing to education.

These are just a few thoughts about "some" issues that I, again, ask you to process as you move about your busy day, hopefully, knowing, in case you haven't realized it, that the African-American family in many sectors, is also under attack from within and from without. My thoughts today are not lightweight conjectures, but rather specific inquiries into the minds, hearts and souls of everyone, including non-Blacks, to see how we can make this country a better place for all.

What are your thoughts about the issues I raised? I like to hear them. Peace and unity. For today and always, that's, "As I See It."

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