Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Special Message to "Bluesky"
A listener by the name of "Bluesky" posted a comment on here based on something that I said on the 4/29/12 6pm pacific time C.O.W.S. show (Thanks GUS for having me on your show!). The subject of the show was how to find ways to Minimize The Conflict with people, especially conflict with other people classified as "Non-white". There was a part in the show where I was discussing the reason for why "Non-white" people should recognize the reality of being a Victim Of Racism in a system of Racism (White Supremacy). To describe it, I used an example of a real story whereby a 5' to 5'5", approximately 200 to 300 pound "Non-white" female squeezed her foot into a shoe that was obviously too small and looked extremely painful, because of the fact that she refused to believe that her foot was as big as it was. My point was that she was willing to force herself to go through the unnecessary pain that came with the false belief of her foot being too large for that shoe. The reality of it was that she either needed to accept the fact that she was too big for the shoe or that the shoe was too small for her (depending on how she looked at it). There is only one key factor that would have helped her and that was that she needed to see the truth about her size in order to stop experiencing unnecessary pain.
Username "Bluesky" stated this in response which appears to have been broken into pieces. I could not allow her comments to be posted, because there was some kind of spam or spyware tags that came with them:
"It's? not nice to hide behind a silly youtube account and make fun of women especially pertaining to their weight. What kind of man are you, what kind of person publicly for all people to see and read would do that. I feel sorry for your upbringing, you have no manners and if calling out people by their physical. The fifth thing is to pay close attention to what is being said. In fact, it would be better if you had some kind of recording device. Many people talk extremely fast, even after you've asked them to speak slowly."
First. I would like to apologize to you "Bluesky", and anyone else who my have assumed that I was making fun of a person because they are overweight. I was not attempting to do that. I understand that there are huge (no pun) numbers of "Non-white" people who are overweight and that some are in fact overweight because they seek comfort from stress by overeating. I do not see anything funny about it all. I do believe however that if a person has a lot of issues because they are overweight, and they complain about those issues, while overlooking the fact that they must lose weight in order to eliminate those issues, they are setting themselves up for failure. When such a person sees the truth about it, they can begin making the changes that are needed.
That "Bluesky" is why I see myself as a Victim of Racism and not as a "man" as you do. Being a Victim allows me to admit the truth in that I am not everything that a "Man" can be in system of Racism (White Supremacy). It allows me to not beat myself up, when I fail, because I know that I will in fact fail, a number of times, in the process of accomplishing my objectives. How can I see myself as a man, when I don't have the ability to protect myself and those that I love from the deception and violence of this world? I believe that I must see myself as a Victim in order to get free.
There are many Victims Of Racism who refuse to see the fact that they are victimized by White Supremacy, and yet they complain about the very issues that are keeping them victimized, while overlooking the fact that they must strive to de-victimize in order to eliminate those issues, they are setting themselves up for failure, because they don't start with the recognition of their being a victim first. When such a person sees the truth about it, they can begin making the changes that are needed.
Now, I will attempt to use what I have learned from the two books that were the subject of last night's broadcast, as well as the U.I.C.C.S.C.(textbook/workbook). I will do this as though "Bluesky" said them to me on the show.
Gus: "hello, caller... questions or comments?"
Bluesky: "It's? not nice to hide behind a silly youtube account and make fun of women especially pertaining to their weight. What kind of man are you, what kind of person publicly for all people to see and read would do that."
Me: "I heard what you said and did not intend to make fun of anyone for any reason. I am a Victim of Racism."
Bluesky: "I feel sorry for your upbringing, you have no manners and if calling out people by their physical."
Me: (says nothing at all)
Bluesky: "The fifth thing (it appears that there were of things that bluesky said, but, somehow did not reach me) is to pay close attention to what is being said. In fact, it would be better if you had some kind of recording device. Many people talk extremely fast, even after you've asked them to speak slowly."
Me: "Thank you for your comments. Have a nice day."
The leave a comment part of this blog appears to be malfunctioning and I cannot respond. So, if "Bluesky" and anyone else would like to send me a comment, email me at email@example.com, if you want a response from me.
Posted by Khalif "SynQ" Muhammad at 5:28 PM