Black and White . . .

On this day, one week before the start  of a new semester at the local university, I’d like to address something that all college students will be faced with throughout the coming year . . . the ongoing battle of good versus evil.

It’s so pervasive, and long lived, that the terms we have to speak of it are myriad – yet probably none approach the universal use and recognition of “black and white”.  Black – the color that represents the equal presence of all colors; white – the color that represents the absence of all colors.  Those terms have nearly eternally been recognized as the short-hand reference to the battle between good and evil.  Yet, I have a simple observation to point out that doesn’t get near the attention that it merits.

Good cannot exist in the absence of evil, and evil cannot exist in the absence of good.

Consider the typical, fully charged, battery.  You pick it up, hold it in your hand, and know that it has the power to potentially do wonderful things.  But it will do NOTHING until it is plugged into a circuit.  Electricity is just a potential until it has somewhere to go.  The same is true with an idea.  Thus, it does not matter what your idea of a better universe is (and I guarantee that someone out there considers it to be evil), it NEEDS the presence of an oppositional idea to have somewhere to go, something to do.

Good and evil need each other to serve any purpose for those of us who invest time in thinking about them.  Thus, it is an eternal waste of effort to invest yourself in the eradication of whatever idea is opposed to yours.  I guarantee two things.  If you succeed, it will be the death of your goal, because your goal will no longer serve a purpose.  And , even if you consider that to be a fair trade, there are others out there who feel the same about beating your idea.

This apples universally – most especially to religion and politics.  Thus, we need to all take a step back, a deep breath, and consider from a point of genuine sanity that what we honestly need is not a victory, but the ability to embrace in tolerance the ideas we most hate.

For those who enjoy reading anything that is not required for a course, or for work, there is one book I will recommend you read before this calendar year (2018) is completed:

GNOSTICISM: New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing – by Stephan A. Hoeller

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Rioting for justice?

This was posted in the #Ferguson Scanner, and later deleted. It was copied before it disappeared, and posted to Diaspora*, where I found it.  I attempted to verify it, and Snopes.com said that this is dubious.  I am posting it here because I found this man’s message to be in keeping with my own thoughts about the events going on in Ferguson, but his point-of-view (if authentic) is much more compelling. It’s lengthy, but worth reading. See if you agree, and let me know your thoughts. – V

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My Name is William G. Lillas…. I wanted to clear up a few #black and #white questions and answers. The things I state are facts. They are not downloaded from some media website, not propaganda, just observations from a 83 year old black man, born in America:

“I was told by my parents (yes, a married man and woman with my last name), that I was #nigger. We lived in “Nigger Town” in a small Texas town, no A/C, grass growing through the floor, no car, no TV. We washed our bodies with lye soap that my mother made, by hand. I thought I was a nigger, until I graduated high school, went to college, did an enlistment in the Army, and got a job. I am now retired, own my own home, have 6 children by ONE WOMAN, and we all have the same last name. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts, a Master’s Degree in Sociology. My retirement, VA disability from combat in the Korean War (I only have one leg), and part-time pay in a local college, is about $125,000 a year. From dirt #poor nigger, to old, black, proud #American.

Yes, I am black, and I can say “nigger”, because I understand the true meaning of the word.

Let’s clear up a few things about the #Michael-Brown incident.

  • Fact: It is not called “shoplifting or stealing”, it’s called “robbery”, which is a felony. Brown stole something and assaulted someone, that means ROBBERY. It’s on video, and it’s a fact. Not shoplifting, not theft, not “lifting” a few cigars, but ROBBERY!
  • Michael Brown, like Trayvon, was portrayed by the media as a “little black boy”, cute little headphones, and his cap and gown photo, gunned down by a ruthless police assassin, executed by “whitey”. First, I have never seen a #cop drag a person into their car’s driver door to arrest them. So, let us be clear, Michael Brown was a nigger; a sorry assed, #criminal, #hoodlum, nigger. Nobody wants to say that, but I will. He had a criminal record a mile long, was known for numerous assaults, robberies, including the one you saw with your own eyes, and still refuse to call it a robbery. He was, like so many others, living a life that he thought he was “entitled” to, just for being alive. #Gangsta rap, #weed, #drinking, #guns, and those stupid-assed low profile rims, makes him some kind of bad-ass nigger.
  • I have fought communist Chinese and North Korean soldiers in the 1950’s with more honor than that nigger. Yep, I peeled potatoes and shot communists. That’s the only job a nigger soldier could get.
  • Rodney King? Black Riots!
  • Trayvon? Black Riots!
  • Hurricane Katrina? Black Riots! Stealing TV’s, designer clothes, etc.
  • O.J. Simpson kills white man and white woman, found NOT GUILTY? Did white folks riot? Nope!
  • In fact, when is the last time white people rioted? Civil War, maybe? That’s because they are, relatively, civilized people, much like many black Americans. #Protesting is one thing, hell, I’m all for it. Even if you are an ignorant idiot, you have a right to protest.

Stop only showing the young black “cap and gown” photos of Michael. Charles Manson may have a few of those laying around, as well. Show the nigger “gangsta” photos of the “poor unarmed teenager” (grown man) pics that have been removed from his Facebook page, holding the loaded pistol, smoking weed, with a mouthful of money.

#Militarization? The stupid-assed media that publicizes this has no idea what “militarization” really is. Cops wear helmets and vests, and drive armored vehicle because unemployed niggers thrown bricks at them, moron! You put on an “Adam 12” uniform and walk down the streets of Ferguson during the criminal riots. I can guarantee that you’ll jump into the first armored “military tank” that you see.

You only “want the police” when you “need the police.” Otherwise, you mock and fear what you do not understand about the police. And by the way, the #police are trained to take your shit, but I wouldn’t f— around with those Army National Guard, they aren’t as well disciplined “culturally” to take your shit like police do every day. They will ventilate your black asses using M-16s, with military precision and extreme prejudice.

And finally, the way we protest and demand justice, is run down the streets breaking shit, looting stores, and acting like a bunch of untrained monkeys? Hell, after Rodney King, criminal niggers were actually killing people, thinking they were entitled to be worse criminals than they already were. For those black criminals that do that, you are a disgrace to your race, inflamed by idiots like Al #Sharpton, instead of listening to logic from proud black Americans, like Bill #Cosby, Samuel Jackson, Colin #Powell, Allen #West, me, etc.

You blame white people for your ignorance, criminal acts, unemployed laziness, etc. You blame white people for 89% of the #prisons in America being full of blacks. They did nothing wrong, the racists white cops framed them all, right? No chance at school, no chance for college, military, employment? BULL SHIT!

More niggers kill blacks than blacks killing whites, whites killing blacks, and whites killing whites….COMBINED. I find this astounding.

It’s not white peoples’ faults, the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by a white man years ago. You can go to school, get a job, buy a house, and vote, JUST LIKE WHITE FOLKS!!!! You are not a #slave, you are not #discriminated against! #Slavery is abolished, and nobody alive today was alive when it was popular. Get over it! You are discriminated against because you are a criminal, sorry-assed nigger. Otherwise, black Americans are treated like everyone else.

If you choose to create “baby daddy and baby mama”, and fake disabilities as an excuse for laziness to draw social security #disability…… instead of husband, wife, family, job, mortgage, it’s YOUR FAULT, not white folks. And there are a lot of proud black Americans that will tell you the same, as I AM ONE OF THEM!!!

Remember, the way you act on the camera is remembered by everyone who sees it. They will never forget it. It shows them how you, as the black race, respond to situations that don’t particularly go the way you think they should. It will become a reference standard, something they expect from you when the next media report doesn’t go your way. Stop being stupid niggers, and be a proud black American. My parents raised me well, but they were wrong about one thing, I am not a nigger.

I will not be around long. While my mind is still sharp, and my aim is still good, my body is eating away with cancer. It started in the prostate, and is spreading rapidly. After I die, I have asked my children to publish my writings, and include my name. Although I am not expecting any miracles, I can only hope that Americans will stop blaming color, start blaming criminals, and see people for what they really are. We have too many countries that want us dead. We should not be fighting each other.

“William G. Lillas”