From The Ramparts
Junious Ricardo Stanton
Holiday: noun 1500's Old English- haligdaeg- holy day, consecrated day, religious anniversary, a day of exemption from labor and recreation
The word holiday in English etymology means a "holy day" a day set aside for religious purposes or special consecration. For example in this country from September through the beginning of January we experience approximately one national holiday a month but when we stop to think about it, what do we get out of them other than a day off or a long weekend? For example the first Monday in September is set aside to celebrate and honor the hard fought benefits of organized labor. Yet today in the US, organized labor (unions) is in major decline. Unions are on the way out. They are under severe attack by the ruling class and are becoming obsolete due to disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics.
"Union membership has steadily declined over the past two generations. Today just 11.2 percent of employees belong to unions, fewer than when President Roosevelt signed the National Labor Relations Act in 1935. The private sector figures are even lower - just one in 15 private employees hold union cards. Unions only remain strong in the one sector of the economy that faces no competition: the government. Government unions do not have to organize new members to replace those lost in bankruptcy. The government does not go out of business." http://www.heritage.org/jobs-and-labor/commentary/why-union-members...
That being the case why celebrate Labor Day? What if we stopped celebrating Labor Day altogether?
In October we have Columbus Day a day set aside to commemorate a mass murderer, enslaver, a man who instigated a global holocaust. We all know the horrible truth about Columbus and what he did, yet we still celebrate him, why? Is it because we cannot challenge the narrative or is it because we are too cowardly not to celebrate this killer's legacy even thought we were/are directly impacted by it? What if we stopped celebrating Columbus Day?
In November we celebrate Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. On Veterans Day we pay homage to those who fought and died in America's imperialist wars. Do we know the harsh reality America has been at war two hundred and twenty-two years out of its two hundred thirty nine year existence?! The truth of the matter is, the only war the US fought when it was actually directly threatened by a foreign power was the War of 1812! So what are/were the other wars about? How about we stop celebrating war?
Thanksgiving became a national holiday in 1939 (some say 1864) to celebrate European settlers giving thanks for their survival despite engaging in murderous and larcenous behavior towards the indigenous people who originally welcomed them to these shores and provided all the food for the original settler celebration in 1621. Originally national leaders called for a day of prayer, fasting, feasting and thanksgiving but today it has degenerated to a day of gluttony, sports consumption and shopping. What if we held a real day of Thanksgiving where we were genuinely grateful for the abundance nature provides, our families and blessings?
In December we celebrate Christmas despite the fact Christmas is fraught with controversy because no one really knows when Yeshua Bar Joseph was born. Today Christmas (the Catholic Christ Mass) has been reduced to weeks of commercialism, consumerism and materialism.
We celebrate the New Years on December 31st to ring in the new year but it too has been reduced to rowdiness, drinking, gluttony and binge sports watching. New Year's starts the process all over again with MLK, Valentine's Day, Presidents Day, Easter, Memorial Day and 4th of July on into Labor Day etc. and we do this mindlessly every year.
What if we adhered to the original meaning of holiday (holy day)? What if we as a whole society or just us Black people observed and consecrated a day or days to PEACE, LOVE and set aside time to think about our life purpose, why we incarnated to this plane in the first place? What if we decided to be kind and loving towards our fellow man and we actually were sober, clear minded and seriously celebrated and honored people who did something meaningful to improve and advance humanity in stead of war criminals, mass murderers and enslavers like Columbus and Washington?
What if we held PEACE vigils, meditated and spent designated days or at least several hours in introspection, self-examination and reflection, thinking about ways to improve our lives and our relationships? What if we decided all life is sacred and treated all life as if it contained a DIVINE spark? What if we gave genuine thanks for the animals we killed and used for food and clothing? What if we acted as if every day was a holy day? What if we viewed ourselves as holy people, as sons and daughters of the MOST HIGH and acted accordingly? What would such a society look and feel like?
Another great post. I do have questions. Help me here teacher.
What if we gave genuine thanks for the animals we killed and used for food and clothing?
In other words are we to give thanks, (human beings) for being animals, killing other animals?
In other words, are we to be thankful for being carnivores?
In other words are we to be thankful for being Anti-Nature, Anti-life, Anti-Truth/Reality?
ARE WE TO BE THANKFUL CALLING OURSELVES, HUMAN BEINGS, ONE OF THE MANY REASONS WHY MOST OF THE WORLD MIND-SET IS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE?
Chinese Proverbs The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.
“There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what is it?”
“A virus. Human beings are a disease. A cancer of this planet. You are a plague. And we are the cure.”
It’s pretty great how truthful that is, but also said in such a way that it’s still evil.
WHAT IF PEOPLE USES THEIR DIVINE IMAGINATION?
Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us, only sky
Imagine all the people living for today
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too
Imagine all the people living life in peace
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
And the world will live as one
WHAT IF PEOPLE KNEW HOW THE MAZE, BRAIN MIND WORKS.
jrs: For example in this country from September through the beginning of January we experience approximately one national holiday a month but when we stop to think about it, what do we get out of them other than a day off or a long weekend?
LOL. LUCIFER OUR LORD. Devil spirit speaking. We the evil oppressors effective day one of enslavement/slavery, manipulate, conditioned and program people minds to be our Manchurian candidates, mind controlled zombies, robots, walking and talking dead corpses, debated, reprobate profane minds, and that is why the people do as we have conditioned and programmed them to do evil. We the evil spirits lives smack dab, in the center of people brain minds, conducting most people every thoughts/moves. We the evil oppressors could not have never been successful, rich, and wealthy, had we not placed our evil mind-set in people minds. We the evil oppressors, the Maser manipulator, we are so good at what we do, most people do not even know we the evil oppressors are in the center in their brain mind.
EVIL OPPRESSORS SPEAKING: IGNORANCE IS HIGHLY PROFITABLE FOR US, THE EVIL OPPRESSORS. LOOK AND SEE HOW MUCH, WE THE EVIL OPPRESSORS HAS MADE OF THESE HO-LIE-DAYS/DAZE, AND HOW MUCH MORE WE WILL PROFIT, FROM THESE HO-LIE-DAYS/DAZE, PROFIT FROM OUR MIND CONTROLLED MANCHURIAN CANDIDATES, AS THEY TRAIN THEIR CHILDREN TO FOLLOW SUIT. HELL, WE THE EVIL OPPRESSORS, ALREADY HAVE THE GENERATIONS, NOT YET BORN, HAVE THEM TO DO OUR WILL. WE USE THE FEMININE GENDER, TO ACCOMPLISH THE PROFANENESS. These are (50) States Plantations still, and people who are still enslaved/slaves, will always welcome a day of/weekend off, because that is the only time they can FEEL THEY EARNED THE DAY OFF/WEEKEND OFF.
VISION: What if there was no religions, politics (military) and Hollywood?
WHAT IF THERE WAS NO IGNORANCE, STUPIDITY, FOOLISHNESS, IDIOCY?
WHAT IF THERE WAS DIVINE HARMONY, ORDER, AND BALANCE?
WHAT IF THERE WAS NO JEALOUSY, ENVY, STRIFE, MALICE, CONFUSION....AND THE LIKES OF?
The sad reality about the United States of America is that in a matter of a few hundreds years it managed to rewrite its own history into a mythological fantasy. The concepts of liberty, freedom and free enterprise in the “land of the free, home of the brave” are a mere spin. The US was founded and became prosperous based on two original sins: firstly, on the mass murder of Native Americans and theft of their land by European colonialists; secondly, on slavery. This grim reality is far removed from the fairytale version of a nation that views itself in its collective consciousness as a virtuous universal agent for good and progress. The most recent version of this mythology was expressed by Ronald Reagan when he said that “America is a shining city upon a hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere.”
In rewriting its own history about Thanksgiving, white America tells a Disney-like fairytale about the English pilgrims and their struggle to survive in a new and harsh environment. The pilgrims found help from the friendly and extremely generous Native-American tribe, the Wampanoag Indians, in 1621. Unfortunately for Native Americans, the European settlers’ gratitude was short-lived. By 1637, Massachusetts governor John Winthrop ordered the massacre of thousands of Pequot Indian men, women and children. This event marked the start of a Native-American genocide that would take slightly more than 200 years to complete, and of course to achieve its ultimate goal, which was to take the land from Native Americans and systematically plunder their resources. The genocide begun in 1637 marks the beginning of the conquest of the entire continent until most Native Americans were exterminated, a few were assimilated into white society, and the rest were put in reservations to dwindle and die.
Most of us here knowThankgiving as celebrated by the Euro-AmeriKKKans, their acolytes and mental slaves is about reaffirming European genocide, pillage and plunder. But consider this, when the Europeans were having their "holidays" and days of debauchery very often for our ancestors it was a day of respite from can't see to can't see grueling work, direct contact with the perverted overseers or colonial administrators and their flunkies. For them it was few hours being left alone to rest, heal our wounds, mend our psyches and enjoy each other. Everyone was not mimicking the oppressor/enslaver/colonizer. For many it was a day "off" from drudgery, abuse and having to interact with those perverts. Give our ancestors some credit! They all didn't go for the okey-doke or fall for the flim flam like many of this generation, and why is that? Because they knew they were Africans they had people who resisted as role models despite the punishment tortures and abuses or they knew their tribal culture if they were indigenous, we don't. A key similarity to the successes of the Haitians, Maroons, Quilombos and other freedom fighters who actually waged war and won against the Europeans and Arabs is they held on to their African spiritual heritage and culture, they refused to buckle or compromise even in the face of death.
As for your first question many indigenous people chose for numerous reasons to eat fish, fowl and/or other animals to survive. Indigenous people viewed the animals as making a sacrifice so their people could live which is the real origin of saying "grace" the pale skinned albino/mutant heathens imitate even though they know nothing about the life force within all things. Lastly indigenous people just killed what they needed unlike the whites who love to kill just to kill and our ancestors gave thanks to the CREATOR for the harvest and the animals. Don't get it twisted,there is a fundamental difference between melanated aboriginal/indigenous people and the Caucasoids. The problem today is the Europeans have mind control technology that our people in their stupor think they must have to feel "successful" and it is literally killing us. It is destroying our minds and making us more and more alienated from ourselves, our African traditions and the CREATOR. What must we do to resist the menticide targeting us?