A different kind of Revolution!

This is a conflict that has been fermenting for centuries since the beginning of civilization and with all the advancements of the whole, this conflict has defied resolution by our greatest minds, and those who were so inclined to sincerely challenge its existence and expose its foundation. Change has been glacier-like, slow, and frigidly cold. Acknowledgment has denied its existence. History has provided justification. Diligence has lacked stamina. A resolution has evaded reality. Despite all of this the spirit has transcended time. It is inevitable that change eventually yields to the passage of time. The time has taken its place and the time has come. Father time is undefeated, and change has an unblemished record as well. One thing for certain and two things for sure, time will pass and change will happen. It is the evolution of life.

In the last few years, Colin Kaepernick as an NFL player started actions directed towards bringing awareness and acknowledgment to racial injustice in addition to law enforcement conduct and its use of force. Compelled by his message, the Kaepernik message was besieged on most sides and condemned, but he maintained the integrity of his conviction when others abandoned him. He found new supporters who were also compelled by his message. Unfortunately, he also had ample examples to support the need for his message and concern. The injustices just keep on compiling, seemingly unabated, with the very incidents that compelled him to action.

That action was taking a knee. Taking a knee, that’s right. No further words, gestures, use of force, or violence; just taking a knee. Colin Kaepernick set the table when he peacefully kneeled and he was torched from the highest offices to the lowest places for protesting by kneeling. If the seriousness we are all witnessing today had taken place then on all sides including the supporters and opposers the cost would have been a conversation. In the time since he first kneeled before the symbols that have been touted while committing atrocities against black people in particular and most people in general including women, he has been vindicated. He was protesting injustice, not the flag or national anthem. Not only the injustices that he knelt for but many, many other injustices have come to the surface, but not because of a change of public acceptance of his knee but the occurrence of a much more infamous knee.

This knee could not be ignored but the knee was felt around the world. This knee was seen around the world and acknowledged for what it was, a crime against humanity. This knee was Chauvin’s knee, the arrested and disgraced policeman charged with the murder of George Floyd. It is befuddling that he has support for his actions by his police union. But it is not just ironic a person of such little regard for a Black Man’s life as Chauvin has ignited a worldwide condemnation of racism bringing about the changes Chauvin seemed to reject the most. Mr. George Floyd’s name will be mentioned in antiquity with history being the judge of not only America’s original sin but America‘s continued sin. He is the spark that lit the fires of World War III.

George Floyd, Colin Kaepernick, and others both living and deceased have paid the ticket and bared witness to the necessity of a mandatory acknowledgment of the huge ongoing systemic racism and abuse of black people. Beyond words, a resolution of action is called for to address these injustices in a meaningful way that is in consideration of what those who have been oppressed demand and not only what the oppressor offers. In villages, cities, states, providences, countries, or whatever there are many crusaders against injustice but it is like a strand alone. There have been many George Floyds worldwide. Every location around the world has its own barbaric accounts of current medieval persecutions based on some element of their existence be it racial, religious, sex trafficking, economic status, gender, or whatever the justification is buried in.

A worldwide movement and demand for change which has been delayed far too long demands that humanity is equally extended to all especially in the legal, public, institutional, opportunity, and societal realms. Chauvin’s knee ignited outrage around the world over Mr. Floyd’s murder but on a much grander scale, it ignited the strands to become a cable of collective strength against oppressive situations whether they exist in South America, Europe, Asia, and or any continent of Earth. This is a dimensional change in the consciousness of the people that has spread around the world. It could not be foreseen that those afflicted by any of the ism(s) that it would unite people under racism globally. Global racism is not just a black problem, it adversely affects many people who have been similarly marginalized with the expectation to suffer quietly and peacefully.

 

 

 

 

Chauvin’s ultimate deed was to unite something never in the history of the world seen or done before by anyone. He is the very first to unite people from all corners of the world to shout emphatically for change not on religious principles but human principles, freedom, and equality. The people, an army, were amassed in the streets of the world to say the Black Race has suffered mightily under the privilege and ignorance of oppression as others have suffered too. The Black Race is not alone in their suffering, there are many other races and segments of society that have suffered systemic oppression too. The people’s demand for change is sparked by their very own oppressive circumstances as well, but Mr. George Floyd was the origin of ignition for the will of the people to become exceedingly strong when intertwined.

People around the world are fed up with their own oppressive situations and the deadly discrimination black folks around the world are challenged with and the dissent reverberated internationally with the murder of Mr. Floyd. The collective humanity in general and the humanity of the offenders specifically is tarnished by all these acts against humanity by either commission, omission, or silence. Long since the slave trade, the participants to this business are well known but have yet to be fully exposed or confess their benefit or culpability.

Many Africans were forcefully deposited all over the western hemisphere and Europe. The enslavement of Africans and their descendants helped to fuel worldwide opposition to the practice of racism and unites the black people of the world. Racism against the descendants of enslaved Africans anywhere they were enslaved is part of a colonial wealth stealing deception perpetuated and enforced by the dealers of exploitation and oppression.

Persecution through racism and discrimination is the firewood that combusted, into an abundant flame. Kaepernick was the fluid that made the wood more combustible. George Floyd was the spark the ignited the fire. America’s current state of brutal and murderous inclinations is the oxygen and until the wood burns out or the oxygen is removed the fire will continue to grow. The firewood of racism and discrimination is very flammable and plentiful to keep the endurance and fortitude of the peoples will be engaged while seeking solutions and change.

This WW III will not be fought like any war before it, it will be fought by the will of the people, the UNITY of HUMANITY. By the people’s elevation in knowledge, acceptance, and consciousness, the survival of our humanity cries out for the implementation of an ongoing sincere resolution, and the dissolution of bias and systemic racism. WE must commit ourselves not to be the problem and not to promote it but participate in the solution.

Everyone fits in at least one group discriminated against not always based on race but gender, sexism, immigration, poor, overweight, tall, short, smart, righthanded, and on and on; but what makes me better because I don’t belong to your group or you don’t belong to mine? The people are waking up to the deceptions and lies to promote ignorance, separation, and conflict while being financially exploited.

The protests are equally about hopelessness and despair, they are a cry out to the atrocities committed on fellow human beings. The protest for a better existence is met with riot responses and tear gas to enforce your interpretation of the law justified by the hypocrisy of unequal protection under your law and unjust application of your law. The exploitation of the people is reaching the point of being unsustainable as it has throughout history it has been proven.

The weapons of this revolution will be fought with the fortitude of the people to stay the course since we have never been closer globally or otherwise. We must build support against a common enemy. The deadly deed now heard and seen around the world has sparked outrage threatening to topple economies and governments amassing an army of millions united across all borders of the world whose voices have risen to protest because of a Black Man’s murder, Mr. George Floyd. Salute to world change, gratitude for sacrifices made, and resiliency for sacrifices still to be made for change.

Moral of the story < The miseducation and bogus science that has enslaved many people over many years have reached the point where it is preventing the evolution of the future with the burden of antiquated thoughts, actions, and beliefs. The lies were frequent and well-told to protect and enhance the perpetrators, but history and truth have prevailed to lift the ignorance that was based upon divisiveness that served you so well for so long. If all good things must come to an end, then surely all bad things can not last forever. The movement is not restricted by race or any other consideration, the only requirement is a willingness to contribute to change. Agents for change all look alike, like contributors to change.

It is time to begin recognizing equality and human rights worldwide!

Thurston K. Atlas

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Pharaohs Temple

Pharaohs Temple

 

Time passes seemingly at varying speeds with good times lasting not long enough and bad times that seem like they will never end but the stagnant times might be the worst time. Though time passes forward ticking away methodically it seems like no matter how much time has passed it always seems to repeat itself. The lessons that time teaches often are ignored to be suffered again and when the time has expired on something and change is unavoidable, the powers that rule fight to maintain their favor or return to a time that has passed. Time is an illusion and the past a ghost. Many years ago, and so many civilizations crumbled since then, stood a mighty empire in what is commonly termed ancient Egypt ruled by Pharaohs. One Pharaoh now specifically seems to have reach forward with a lesson in time that is currently repeating itself before our oblivious eyes in a cautionary tale.

Pharaohs were worshipped as deities above humanity possessing pure bloodlines or a divinity to be revered and exercised rule over the common subjects, God on earth. The common subjects were just along for the ride submissive to their ruler to facilitate the rulers’ glory. The decisions were made at the top for all concerned as afar as the transfer of power and behavior of the masses. Very little room was at the top for giving orders but plenty of room at the bottom to receive orders. Pharaohs were gods on earth destined and ordained to use the people for their own glorification often despite the ever-increasing toll on their servants.

Everyone and everything served at the pharaoh’s discretion. Egypt had an established structure and recognized hierarchy with the Pharaoh, his bloodline, his chosen elite, army, labors or merchants, subjects, and slaves being the pecking order. Freedom was an abstract reality that in practice and practicality did not exist beyond that which was sanctioned. Worship and loyalty to the Pharaoh was demanded under harsh penalty or death. The ruling method was with an iron fist even if it was sometimes inserted in a velvet glove. The Ten Commandments, a traditional Easter favorite, told of Moses’ journey and a people he was destined to lead to the promised land against a mighty Pharaoh Ramses II who ruled Egypt for 67 years living to be 96 years old. Ramses is translated to mean “born of Ra or son of God” and to be worshipped as such, a god himself. In ancient Egypt, Ra was believed to be the “sun god” and creator of all that existed much like the God of today.

The son of Ra representing his heritage and opposing Moses with the hand of his God guiding him, two opposing parties competing for the same undisputed title for their God. The battle for supremacy of their Gods’ power over the others’ God was what played out in the movie. Despite several warnings from Moses to Ramses II and displays that his God was to be taken seriously, Ramses II stood on his spot and dismissed all deterrents. Finally, after several, I can show you better than I can tell you moments, Ramses II knuckled under to Moses’ demand to let his people go. Once Moses headed out with his people Ramses II decided he couldn’t let it lay like that, so he gathered his chariots in pursuit. His entitlement bolstered by his belief in his own power granted by his heritage enraged him to strike out where he had relented before.

So, he vigorously pursued Moses and his people until cornering his pain and humiliation against the Red Sea. While no military man would be caught with no escape route his back against a sea of water, but as it would turn out it was a final trap to prove the power of the God of Moses. By the power invested in him by God Moses parted the Red Sea leading his people on faith to safety. Now, this where it gets interesting for me because a normal person would have seen this parting of a massive sea as something beyond their pay grade. I can understand Ramses II’s commitment because he was a son of God (Ra) although he nor Ra had demonstrated such an impressive feat as this (like in the one Batman movie where the Joker says “where does he get all these wonderful toys”. Nevertheless, Ramses II gave that dreadful order for his chariots to pursue through the parted sea while he majestically poses safely on top of his chariot upon a rock watching.

As we continue on our cautionary journey, we find Moses and his crew at rest near the base of the mountain when Moses takes a stroll of enlightenment when met by a burning bush followed by the BIG GUY himself for further direction of the people and their order and prosperity in acceptance of the new land. Now wouldn’t you know it while Moses was aging and taking care of business on high, you had some nonsense brewing at the base. There were those who could be easily persuaded and some who were never persuaded just masquerading now being led astray their desires. It is always one primary agitator, Dathan played by the legendary Edward G, reputedly questioning sarcastically “where is your Moses now?” to get the party started right. The crowd is whipped into a frenzy and in comes the golden calf to really turn it up. Now it is on and cooking, the crowd is hyped. There are some who stayed true to the game and remained loyal without supervision but in the end, they were judged to suffer the same fate by association.

 

Okay, this is where the problem comes in trying to understand how the power of one man can send an army against a force the likes of which they have never seen before and most certainly to their own demise, basically to crash and burn. It could have been that their belief in an oppressive system was so engrained in their DNA that logic had been suppressed for so long that this suppression became their belief even above their own lives. Now that is pledging your allegiance and being resigned to your fate as a servant in the face of being confronted with extraordinary circumstances. No power to resist being ordered to your death, but if death is certain that way then why not follow a path more in line with at least giving yourself a chance? Seems like it would have occurred to them that this doesn’t seem like a good idea or even realizing that you always have a choice, there is just a ticket associated with the self-determined choice. A coward dies a thousand death, fear of reprisal may be more important than any allegiance or fate.

Once Moses descended and was greeted by his greatest disappointment, he knew they had blown it and had earned a judgment upon them all. They wandered around in the wilderness deprived of the promise that could have been, that should have been, but could never be by their member’s own device and corrupt spirit. This should be a tale about being so close to having it all and blowing it by self-destructive behavior preventing your deliverance to the promised land, but that would be too easy would it not. Maybe the tale that has revisited us is the lesson of how hurt feelings and questionable deeds committed by great egos invites self-humiliation if unrestricted will lead to your destruction. The dastardly deeds, irrational obsessions, and excessive effort executed to maintain power is the very thing that leads your ego to the errors that deprive you of the power you were seeking to preserve. Maybe the more damaging penalty was for Pharaoh who lost everything by his arrogance as opposed to Moses whose people were delayed but eventually after those with the old way of thinking had perished, they were gifted what was promised.

Moral of the story < Funny how the few or the one along with their supporting cast has always controlled the many. The choices are often binary, either this or that, good or evil, Ramses II or Moses, Democrats or Republicans, you get the point. Either way, the choices are made for us mostly on a traditional basis leaving us with a selection among those choices giving us the delusion of choice when it was in essence chosen for us.

Reward and atonement are always balanced to compel us in a desired position or decision based on a subjective optimism managed and manipulated by Pharaoh. This resonates throughout time and history even to this very day. The equivalent of a crumb of bread or a morsel of grain to sustain yourself can either be granted or denied by Pharaoh in your time of need while you build Pharaoh luxurious chambers, kingdoms, and monuments of wealth.

The factory known as workers who toil in the mud and straw is unknown and irrelevant in these great building accomplishments for the glory of Pharaoh, which seems like trickle-up economics sort of doesn’t it. Flow from the bottom up on the backs of the little people like under Ramses II whose thirst for power and wealth by any means necessary would risk self-destruction to destroy another and hold onto power. The old adage, if I can’t have you America nobody can. Just like in the Ten Commandments the question can be asked, are you a master builder or a master butcher by ideology who doesn’t realize that blood makes poor mortar and blind ambition knows no father? Remember all the king horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Pharaoh back together again meaning Moses may be desperately needed now to lead the people out of psychological and economic bondage.

Check this outThis may not come as some surprise but, Cleopatra whom it is said had a face that could launch a thousand battleships, and Hatshepsut who dressed like a man were Pharaohs of ancient Egypt. They had successful rules then and could probably at least be Vice-Pharaohs today boys.

Thurston K. Atlas

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