Monday, February 1, 2016

Black History Month begins (Malcolm X video)

Seth Auberon, Crystal Quintero, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly; Spowertube (video); WHD
"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." - Malcolm X
(Malcolm X) "Who Taught You to Hate Yourself?" speech delivered in Los Angeles May 5, 1962
Civil rights leader Malcolm X, London , July 9, 1964 ( Cole)
"World Hijab Day" ( celebrates fearless religious freedom!
Was the Buddha black?
(No, but Jesus was a dark African according to Bible)
Dhr. Seven, Amber Larson, Wisdom Quarterly
Aha! He looks black, and he certainly was depicted that way sometimes. One of his chief male disciples was indeed very dark, a Dravidian Brahmin named Great Moggallana. But...
Bactria was Hellenized Shakya Land.
The Buddha was from a land now almost exclusively Muslim, the war-torn country oppressed by the American military-industrial complex, Afghanistan (once Scythia, Shakya-Land, with one of its seasonal capitals at Kapilavastu, possibly modern Bamiyan).

Europeans made me "white."
The texts, particularly those in which the Buddha describes how karma resulted in every aspect of his body (the lakkhana or "marks of a great person"), indicate that the Buddha (the former Prince Siddhartha Gautama of the Shakya Clan) was gold. See more at Feb. 3, 2016 post.

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