Thursday, December 27, 2007
Kwanzaa is the most widely celebrated original African American holiday. “The Father of Kwanzaa” is Maulana Ron Karenga, an African American scholar and social activist. The celebration runs from December 26 to January 1. Kwanzaa (First Fruits Festival) is in the best spirit of Cultural Literacy in that it is a synchronization of African values at home and abroad. This remarkable blend of African and African American values is a major force in the fight to improve Cultural Health in our community by raising Cultural Literacy and reducing Cultural Poisoning here in America
Kwanzaa is anchored by its seven guiding principles, known as the Nguzo Saba. Each principle is denoted by one word from the pan African language known as Swali, as reproduced below. I have added the pronunciation.
Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principles)
1.UMOJA (Unity) [oo-MO-jah]
To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and ethnic group.
2.KUJICHAGULIA (Self-determination) [koo-jee-cha-goo-LEE-ah]
To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves instead of being defined, named, created for and spoken for by others.
3.UJIMA (Collective Work and Responsibility) [oo-JEE-mah]
To Build and maintain our community together and make our sister's and brother's problems our problems and to solve them together.
4.UJAMAA (Cooperative Economics) [oo-jah-MAH]
To Build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.
5.NIA (Purpose) [NEE-ah]
To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
6. KUUMBA (Creativity) [koo-OOM-bah]
To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
7.IMANI (Faith) [ee-MAH-nee]
To believe with all our hart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.
Maulana Ron Karenga
Note: In the interest of Cultural Health, the word "race" has been changed to ethnic group in the first principle ("race" is a doublespeak word).
Friday, December 21, 2007
NOPD this week, attacked Blacks in City Hall who were trying to secure their right to return in Bush's America. Just in case you don't know the reality of being Black in New Orleans pay close attention to this video.
To see my newsvine article the City Hall Attack Click Here
We know that Bush's Cultural illiteracy and that of most Americans enabled his government's ill conceived attack on Iraq. Do you think bush and the American people have sufficient Cultural Literacy to conduct his "Indian" war.
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Thursday, December 20, 2007
Bush and the anti-humanist Republicans have caused the restart of the “Indian” War in America. During King George’s rein the Lakota “Indians” declare their formal separation from the United States of America.
Modern day decedents of the indigenous greats like Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse of Turtle Island, commonly known today as America, re-declare their freedom and seventy.
This declaration of unilateral preemptive withdrawal from unjustly imposed United States treaties was delivered to the U.S. State Department earlier this week. The Newly energize Lakota Nation declared that 33 treaties have been broken. To my surprise, there were no media reports of any mention of the other 300 or so “Indian”/American treaties that seem to be hidden in the basement of the U.S. Congress.
This action puts the status of northern Turtle Island (The Dakotas, Nebraska, Montana and Wyoming) back into dispute. We can assume from this action that the Lakota Nation will not be adapting the new Bush concentration champ cards (“National ID Card”), as they will be providing their citizens with their own drivers licenses and passports.
As I reflect on what has happened from a Cultural Health point of view, the words that come to mind are – Talk about chickens coming home to roost --. Was it not Bush, who unilaterally withdrew from international treaties. Seceded from the United Nations and unilaterally preemptively attacked Iraq. Was it not Bush and the anti-humanist republicans, who attacked African Americans by suppressing 1 million plus votes. Was it not the now disgraced, lawless Republican Supreme Court, that declared, that all American votes will no longer be counted. Is it not Bush’s government, that is building walls and turning a blind eye to Latino American and Arab American harassment?
Remember the drowning Blacks, Latinos, Native and other Americans, while Dr. Rice went shoe shopping and Bush stayed on vacation. Remember out of control police and the record breaking rise in police brutality with these new electronic wipes (tasers) Native Americans watch African American progress rolled back with the Republican/Libertarian reversion to European American Affirmative Action. From Juliani’s New York to LA. We see police shooting Blacks 20 to 50 times with no justice, or Jena 6 Justice.
Bush was part of baseball leadership that perpetuated the culturally poisoned denigration of Native Americans with “mascots”. Right in his back yard the Boston “Red Skins” sit, and he has not raised one, single, word of moral outrage. Not to mention, White House connected Republicans (now convicted criminals) banding together to continue to steal the Native Americans blind on his watch.
Speaking of “chickens coming home to roost” What should we Americans due about all this. If we put our heads in the sand, or fall asleep at the switch, while bush and the crime family rob our treasury blind, kidnap and torture human beings at will and generally tear up the only thing that holds all of us ethnic Americans together, the constitution. Then as oldfogy said, “…we are, I am afraid, selling ourselves to the Devil and he may be collecting soon…”
The wheels have come off Iraq a long time ago, they are now coming of America. First our economic wheels start getting wobbly with the dollar sinking like a rock and the mortgage bubble about to blow up into recession. In addition, Bush made the social wheels wobblier then they need to be by attacking African and Latino Americans and putting them in voting cages. Now this, with the Native Americans, I respectfully suggest, that the few of us Humanist Americans left, circle the wagons, impeach Cheney and open negotiations with our brothers and sister of the Lakota Nation.
What can you do? Help eliminate indigenous related Cultural Poisoning you come in contact with, from sports CP to Black Hawk Helicopters.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
A Senegalese woman set herself on fire at Rome's city hall on
Friday. Click here for more information
Let's Go to the Video Tape
A Congolese woman also set herself on fire in another European city not long ago, Click here for more info.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
|Rendition of Imhotep and Mut|
Rather then writing a new answer each time I am asked, I have decided to create this short blog post and just refer people to it, to save some wear and tear on my digits.
|Htp = Hotep (Hetep)|
The word comes from Classical African Civilization, Kemet (Ancient Egypt) from a time going back more then 6,000 years. It is still used today by those who have some knowledge of the ancient traditions of our ancestors. For Cultural Soldiers it is the standard greeting.
|The Name Imhotep in Metu Neter (Hieroglyphics) Bird = M Feather = I|
Let's Go To The Video Tape
It should be noted that CultureGraphically Cultural Citizens and Sleeping Giants in the Black community would typically not be familiar with this term. Most Non-Blacks are also not familiar with the term. One of the reasons Cultural Soldiers utilize the term in conversations with these individuals, is in an effort to raise Cultural Literacy regarding Blacks and thus improve Cultural Health in the general population.
Hetep means peace, not just saying peace, but also sending peaceful energy. It has been my experience that if you start a conversation with peace and respect it is more likely to be mutually beneficial.
The respect aspect of my greeting is taken from a famous radio personality Bob Law who use to have a show out of Washington D.C. He would greet his callers (it was a call in radio show) with "I Respect You" and often the callers would respond in kind. It alway struck me how remarkably well his conversations went, even on the most difficult topics. So it has been my practice to combine some of the ancient wisdom with some of Mr. Law's modern wisdom to aid me in my small Cultural Health contributions.
As a wikipedian many years ago I put up a Hetep stub on wikipedia. It is remarkable to see how that puny stub has grown. For more information on hetep see the link below.
Monday, November 12, 2007
I Rudy Aunk do hereby challenge the honorable Mr. Bill Cosby to Culture Graphically pull yourself up by your bootstraps. Specifically Mr. Cosby, I challenge you to advance yourself from your current psychosocial position of Cultural Citizen, to the higher cultural ground of Cultural Soldier.
Your new book Come on People is helpful. Hitting our young Sleeping Giants over the head with a 2x4 to get their attention is needed. Focusing on parents and education is a much needed piece of the cultural puzzle. Trying to move a soul from Sleeping Giant Hood to Cultural Citizen Hood is a good thing.
I understand that I have used some terms that you may not be familure with.
Please take a minute to come up to speed on CultureGraphics as it relates to melanin folks.CultureGraphics 101 -The Soldier, Citizen, Giant Outline, click here.
As you know, your work in I Spy and The Cosby Show broke the Amos and Andy paradigm and people were living and laughing with African Americans instead of at Black people. You helped literally change the way Black people saw themselves in America and the way Americans saw us.
You have more ground breaking work left in you. In fact, you are one of the few people at this point in time with access to the financial and educational resources, to again utilize the media to help guide our community to the next level.
As you achieve Cultural Soldier Hood (I am confident you will succeed in this) I challenge you to produce two movies, First and epic movie about Classical African Civilization and then a children friendly cartoon series that educates them about the Classical Africans.
It is only fitting that because you played a doctor in your first ground breaking production, that you should play the great Classical African physician Imhotep, in this ground breaker. Think about it, a movie on the scale of “Moses” about the untold story of Classical African Civilization. A movie, lets call it Imhotep for the sake of this discussion, that will gather more eyeballs then Roots, as it edifies our people and the world about the original “roots”.
Now that you have our attention, what are you going to do with it? My suggestion, supercharge our education and once again establish a new paradigm for our youth and America at large.
Hey Bill, if by chance this open letter should reach you, I will be easy to find. After shooting some hoops with Fat Albert, we have sat down near the court and he is asking me some questions about this Cultural Health thing.
Hetep and Respect my Brother
Aunk (The Cultural Health Guy) To watch the MSNBC Meet The Press Cosby Video and hear what Bill had to say about racism and the future, click here..Newsvine - Open Letter/Challenge to Mr. Cosby.
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Sunday, November 11, 2007
Thursday, November 08, 2007
On thanksgiving I love to tell the Two Stories of Thanksgiving. Story One, The Europeans sat down with the Native people to eat. Story Two, Europeans sat down and eat native people. Black Indians is the third story of Turtle Island Never told.
It is one of the best explanations of the checks and balances of the constitution and its provisions for impeachment.. It has been said that if their was a casting call for the voice of God, Barbara Jordon's voice would get the part
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Monday, November 05, 2007
Sunday, November 04, 2007
With the rise of hate crimes, rentaCop attacks in malls and air ports and other incidents of tasering, there is a new and rising need for Taser/Stun Guns or Mace Pepper Spray means of self defense. Unfortunately, there is a new fear being induced into everyone from joggers to unarmed students asking questions in a university setting. The general disregard for personal rights with the rise of Taser terrony is alarming.
There is a need for a new mindset of anti taserism. In this context Ps Zap, the pen and the Spider man Stun Gun become evermore important considerations regarding one's personal safety in Bush's America. The Constitutional right to bear arms my mean different things in different times. What do you think?
What we are doing to America and her young are not lost on America’s youth.
Britney Spears does Gimme More UF taser kid Remix!
In case you did not notice, there is a Sleeping Giant African American involved.
In case you missed the original tasering of an unarmed student in front of the anti-humanist Presidential candidate (or at least obviously diminished testicular fortitude) see video below.
More then 1, 000, 000 Views on Youtube 13,000 + comments
Beware of students armed with BOOKS!
You will note that his trouble starts as soon as he mentions Black Voters disenfranchised. Did you hear his quote of how many were documented to have been disenfranchised?
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Saturday, November 03, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
If the design specification of the human body is 120 Years, and
we be able to live to 220 in the future?
How long do you plan to live?
How do you plan to die?
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Tuesday, October 30, 2007
New Jersey is still New Jersey. Long live the Cultural soldiers and Political prisoners.
For those who think that there are no political prisoners in America. think again.
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Saturday, October 27, 2007
My Thoughts from the Vine (Newsvine.com)
Hetep and Respect, Jim Dent, good find, AP from MSNBC, hay, its all in the family. congratulations to Genarlow Wilson, his family, the Blogosphere and all those who kept the pressure on, Amen.
When ever Cultural Terrorism raises its ugly head the early responders must be there and keep the pressure on. It is good to know that the American injustice system sometimes works. It is good to know that it is still possible, that when America is pushed, she can sometime be a more humanist nation then anti-humanist.
Keep a sharp eye, the call to arms is not over. The Jena 6 and other African Americans still face cultural terrorism. It should be noted that three out of seven of the Georgia Supreme Court judges demonstrated themselves to be anti-humanists. Be mindful that these are no doubt, the decedents of those who enslaved my ancestors. These destroyers of life still walk among us, Keep A Sharp Eye!
Jim and folks, If you followed this GW story to the end, I hope you will follow the Jena 6 story to a just end. Live and Learn or Crash and Burn!
Hetep and Respect, Mcgillert, unfortunately this young man my have to work for most of his life tying to undue the personal and financial damage that resulted from this Cultural Terrorist attack.
| I hope so, but I also hope Genarlow doesn't have to waste too
| much more of his time on this nonsense
The good news is, that as he fights his good fight to change a small part of the American injustice system, he may help keep you and I, and our children, out of the system.
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Thursday, October 25, 2007
My Name is Kunta Kente (7 Min)
As Malcolm X said, What is your name? Where did you get it from? Has someone made you say your name is Toby! After watching this clip all should understand the planed and successful Cultural Poisoning associated with a name. As most African Americans I was given a name from a non-African ethnic group. I lived most of the first half of my life with a European American name. The Nation of Islam was the first major African American organization to effectively start to correct this aspect of Cultural Poisoning known as Image Poisoning. The “X”, in Malcolm X, is widely known in this regard. Members of this group typically took on Arab names not African Names. However, this was a positive step on the road to Cultural Health insofar as they discarded their “slave” names.
Many African Americans who did not want to become Muslim and generally remained Culturally Illiterate but gaining in Cultural Health, utilized their new Black pride to invent African sounding names like Tiesia, Tiquanda and Ushika. Interestingly this remarkably unique American naming system was gifted mainly to the females of our group. The next stage was giving our children actual traditional African names like Kori and Seti that have a meaning.
As African Traditional Religions (ATR) where resurrected, full African naming systems and traditional naming rituals we restored to those who were maximizing their return to Cultural Health. I am proud to say that I have reversed Toby Syndrome as part of the cure for my own image poisoning. My African name is Nuu Maat Aunk (teacher of truth about the keys to life). Most of my friends know me as Aunk. My writing name is Rudy Aunk this is done to make pronunciation and remembering my name easy on my fellow Americans, in the same way my Asian American friends make their names easy on me, with names like Daisy Ding and John Lee that maintain their cultural integrity.
Let me close by expressing my pride in understanding that while I initially gave all my children European Names, I in my later life give, them each at least one African name in the great tradition of Classical African Civilization. I also note that most of my grandchildren have been given at least one non-European name by their parents.
If your name is Toby, you should consider a 21st Century Cultural Health adjustment.
P.S. in case you think this is just history. Listen to the screams of someone being tasered today. The electronic whip of the anti-humanist is alive and well in jails, courts and on American Streets.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Jack in the Box and Cultural Poisoning
Is Jack in the Box following the anti-Black practices of Denny’s? Could the Jena 6 nooses have made their way to Television commercials?
Sister rtisha75216 of YouTube, gets this week’s Cultural Health award. It is important to flag this type of Denny's like Cultural Poisoning so that we know where not to spend our hard earned money.
Live and Learn or Crash and Burn
Aunk(The Cultural Health Guy)
Jack in the Box Culturally Poisoned Noose Commercial
In case you live in the East like me or are not from the United States and do not see Jack in the box commercials. This is a normal commercial with the Jack in the box
Mc Donald’s child friendly clown type public relations tool.
Jack in the box Culturally Healthy vegetarian commercial
Live and Learn or Crash and Burn!
Aunk (The Cultural Health Guy)
Hetep and REspect Good Spirit, Hay, It is not necessarily what I would wear. However, if Culturally Bling wll help improve the Cultural Health of our youth, lets get with it.
Imagechef.com is a website where you can customize photos, Clip Art and animations. It is a very empowering place, check it out.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Bill Cosby and Alvin F. Poussaint’s new book is out, Come On People: On the Path from Victims to Victors. How will it impact the African American internal discussion regarding our cultural health and 21st century effectiveness?
I think it is a helpful book and point of view, that makes a positive contribution to the conversation and related action steps. However, we must keep in mind that Bill and Al’s view has important but limited value with respect to AA CulturaGraphic progress toward maximized Cultural Health.
Lets take a minute to come up to speed on CultureGraphics as it relates to melanin folks.
CultureGraphics 101 -The Soldier, Citizen, Giant Outline
3. Cultural Soldiers: Are actively promoting the resurrection and restoration of Classical African Civilization in the minds of men.
- Cultural Soldiers come from and have the positive Black attributes of Cultural Citizens.
- You will find CAC objects in their living space. They sometimes wear CAC objects
- Examples: Dr. John Henrik Clarke, Dr. Amen - Wesley Snipes and Erykah Badu
2. Cultural Citizens: Interested in promotion of self, family and their ethnic group
- They are Black and proud. They may or may not know about CAC.
- Mild levels of Cultural Poisoning can sometimes be observed.
- Examples: Dr. Martin Luther King, Dr. Bill Cosby and Oprah Winfrey
1. Sleeping Giants: Interested mostly in self-satisfaction (economic, sexual, etc.)
- They are Spiritual and mental prisoners of another ethnic group
- No African objects are likely to be found in their home or on their person
- High degree of Cultural Poisoning can be detected.
Examples: Judge Clarence Thomas, 50 cent and Michael Jackson
I grew up watching the Cosby Show and Archie Bunker, Bill, was no Archie Bunker. He was also no Malcolm X and Dr. Al, the psychological consultant for the Cosby Show, was no Dr. Clarke or Dr. Nobles. Both shows demonstrated different aspects of Cultural Poisoning Mr. Bunker modeling a rather acute case, lol.
Black TV shows from Amos and Andy to Bill Cosby, all exhibited varying degrees of Cultural Poisoning. In a historical sea of negative Black TV shows, The Cosby Show was a breath of fresh air. It became the TV model for much of what we see today as the new African American middle class. The show should also be considered the poster child for middle class African American Cultural Citizen environmental motif and behavior.
Bill and Al did a good job as Cultural Citizens given their perceivable cosmological range. It is my considered opinion that Come on People is a solid brick on the road to building a bridge from SleepingGiant Hood to CulturalCitizen Hood. However, this is not the only bridge needed to maximize Cultural Health in the African American community. What do you think?
Links for more information:
PreciousKnowledge expressed her point of view in video, a must see!
Come On People, What are people who have bought the book saying?, click here.
To watch the MSNBC Meet The Press Cosby Video, click here.
For more polls, click here.
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
The shot above is me charging forward in the breaststroke.
I continued to dramatically improve my health as I worked on my health book, coming soon. The dramatic improvement of my eyesight and turning my home into a Health Zone are two results that are being added to the book.
Hit the 1 min 15 sec Video link and tell me what you think
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
I just saw Sicko. Just so you know, I am not a movie goer However, after I heard a Republican recommend one of Micheal Moore's movies, I made it a must see. I am currently writing a book on Health and SiCKO is about Universal Health Care (UHC), Which countries have it and how it works. However, Sicko is not just about UHC it is about what kind of country do we want America to be.
In case you missed it, at 1:40 into the video, Dr Linda Peeno testified that she was hired by the criminal insurance industry to kill its customers. Dr. Peeno has subsequently pointed out that no "law enforcement" agency has contacted her or her company, let alone initiated prosecution for crimes against patients.
I mean wait a minute. just think about this for a second. Suppose you were hired by Walmart as a cashier and your manager told you ("implied") that you need to kill a certain percentage of the customers you serviced. would you want to be a customer? I mean what kind of store would this be? What kind of country do we live in?
I mean, I am just saying, now back to the immediate issue reform.
FDR had it right, here is the surprise lost clip that was at the end of SICKO. These are the three pieces that caught my eye.
The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;From bottom to top Public Education, Social Security and our President has made a good down payment on the FDR health vision.
The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and
The right to a good education.
Here is a link to a Universal Health Care Map . You will notice that their seems to be no UHC on the continent of Africa. It is interesting to note that the continent that invented universal health care (Everyone in a village was entitled to adequate care), seems to have forgotten.
Every American and every African shouid see this movie!
Pepsi has admitted that their bottled water is plain tap water.
Bottled water cost 7000 times more then tap water. It is not regulated by the FDA and has been found to be contaminated with pollutants like fesses.
Don't be riped off filter your own water, I do!
Thirst - The book (10 Minutes 20 sec)
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
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Monday, July 23, 2007
laying hands on you, you found yourself dancing with a great person
having the time of your life. Watch the two minute video then hit the link for the full article.
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Sunday, July 01, 2007
In restarting the race war in America King Bush and the Republican crime family have expanded its war on Brown ethnic groups to three fronts Arabs, Latinos and now Africans at home and abroad.
America you are making a grave error. We now have a King in the White House who has attacked African American and Latino voters at the polls, a Pope sitting in the Vice Presidents seat and now a Supreme “Court” led by White Supremacists and one Cultural Traitor. We are disgraced abroad and now at home, talk about America going to hell in a hand basket.
The anti-African American Supreme Court decision ends the Cold Race War in America. This is the second shot in the Republican restart of the race war in America.
American sheepeople who have been asleep, wake up! Before this goes to far. We cannot sustain a war abroad and a war at home. Vote in 2008 to end these two wars.
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Officer J.R. Smith, who also agreed to resign from the police department, told a state judge that he regretted what had happened.
Some Americans think discussions of racism and Cultural Poisoning are just unnecessary theoretical 'political correctness". The dead and dying in the Cultural War beg to differ.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
"You heard everybody talk about the Imus Cultural Poisoning event (did you hear Oprah and Snoop?). Now the question is, what is your bottom line. What are you personally going to do to improve Cultural Health, starting NOW?
I saw one of the Oprah shows and the fact that the discussion on Cultural Health (although they do not call it that, yet) has started is a good thing.
Having said that, My input is to alert all participants in the Cultural Health discussion of an important reality, indispensable to the forward progress of the discussion.
Blaming White Racism on Black people, is a dog that won't hunt!
Imus and Snoop Dogg are both examples of the same Cultural Poisoning manifested in two different ethnic groups. Imus needs a good psychologist and a strong dose of Cultural Literacy. Reducing Cultural poisoning in the Hip Hop community requires fixing the ills that the poets of Hip Hop are calling to everyone's attention.
Culturally Healthy Black people have respect for their women and do not use the N-word. So, the question is how do we improve Hip Hop Cultural Health?
Newsvine - Oprah & Snoop Dogg on Imus (Poll):
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Here's a interesting essay from a website called 'BetterHumans.com'.
(Prefereable to 'Better Homes and Gardens'. ^_^)
I get first dibs on putting shock therapy electrodes on Jerry
Falwell's and Fred Phelps' temples.
Ending Biblical Brainwash
For better mental and cultural health, it's time we classified
religious fundamentalism as a psychological disorder
By George Dvorsky
[ Monday, December 16, 2002 ]
Imagine that you're a psychiatrist. A new patient comes to see
you and says that he regularly talks to an invisible being who
never responds, that he reads excerpts from one ancient book and
that he believes wholeheartedly that its contents must be
accepted implicitly, if not taken literally.
The patient goes on to say that that the world is only 6,000
years old and that dinosaurs never existed. He brazenly rejects
modern science's observations and conclusions, and subscribes to
the notion that after death he will live in eternal bliss in
some alternate dimension. And throughout your meeting, he keeps
handing you his book and urging you to join him, lest you end up
after death in a far less desirable alternate dimension than him.
Is this a mentally healthy person? If you were a responsible
psychiatrist, how could you answer yes? These symptoms border on
delusional schizophrenia, which the American Psychological
Association's DSM-IV describes as involving a profound disruption
in cognition and emotion, assigning unusual significance or
meaning to normal events and holding fixed false personal beliefs.
So, should you insist on follow-up appointments along with some
strong medication? Well, quite obviously, the patient is a
religious fundamentalist. So he would most likely not be
diagnosed with a psychological problem. In fact, such a
diagnosis could land you in hot water; the patient's religious
beliefs are constitutionally protected.
Yet, perhaps it's time this changed, and that we made religious
fundamentalism a mental and cultural health issue. People should
be able to believe what they like, but only so long as their
convictions don't harm others or, arguably, themselves.
Fundamentalism, however, breeds fanaticism and often leads to
terrible violence, injustice and inequality. If society can force
drug addicts into rehabilitation because they're a danger to
themselves and the public, then we should be able to compel
religious fundamentalists to undergo treatment as well.
Religion as virus of the mind
Friday, April 20, 2007
Powell said this at a recent speech.
“People would say to me, ‘You're the black Secretary of State' and I'd reply, ‘Is there a white one?'” he said. “I would say I am the secretary of state who is black. The word black has to come after what I am, not before it.”
Former U.S. Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell is no doubt a great American. Generally I have found most of his statements and actions to be Culturally Healthy. This is a remarkable achievement for an African American in public office. His speech is a good one, his points about diversity I agree with.
However, think about this particular statement he made, are you your "job" and does your ethnicity come after your job? How does this statement relate to cultural integrity? Do you think such a mind set would have any effect on a person's personal integrity under pressure?
For full story click here
Minister Farrakhan speaks to Arab and Muslim World through Al Jazeera: "“I didn’t mis-describe the administration of the United States. They are liars, and they are murderers, and they are guilty of high crimes, and they should be removed, for they have violated the Constitution of the United States of America, and have violated the peoples of the world,” said Minister Farrakhan."