Food For Thought...
Some say God created man in his image, I say God created man and gave him his image for protection. God for some reason gave man a woman, she will be there for him through everything. She will be stronger mentally and she will protect him through difficulties.
She will share his wrong doings and she will fight not physically but imotionally and mentally by his side. Brothers think about this..... Who is your number one fan? your mother , your wife,your Girl friend or your siter. To her most of what you do is right
and most cases she will the last one to acknowledge your crimes. Life starts in her stomach and last for 9 month and after through incredible pain a new life begins. She will protect that baby with all her limited physical strength and feed it with whatever
is available to her. You will leave her and go see other women coming home late, finding her still awake in bed. She will most of the times pretend to be sleeping in order prevent confrontation, and suffer her hidden pain alone. She spend all day long taking
care of those you call you kids and when you get in trouble with the law at your late outing with your so called friends,she is quickly there fighting for your freedom. when she criticize we forget to listen even though we done a lot without criticiism From
her. In some cultures she seen as a nobody, and her education is often seen as un insult. She will be abused on daily bases and her life has no value in a sociaty. We have always stated the reasons of why we go to wars that have left the world as miserable
as it is today, never have we gone to war for the protection our mothers , wives and sisters
If i was asked define racism' i would say it means you are subjected to abuse and harassment because of your race, colour , beliefs, or ethnic background. But now i guess there are laws against that so things have changed. Lady
Thatcher the late brittish prime minister denounced Nelson Mandela’s liberation movement as a “typical terrorist organization” and rejected calls for sanctions against South Africa’s white minority government, Margaret Thatcher
found herself on the wrong side of history. Did Miss Thatcher repressent the majority of the brittish ? or was it as some would call a political miss culculation. This is 2013 now and we still havent moved on from our past, we still view each differently
bassed on what we believe in and where we orignated from.It is really confusing as Iam now finding out that you really don't have to be of a different race to discriminet,black caribeans , Americans and black Africans all have views about one another!!!!!
some have gone as far as trying to point out the difference. The careibeans will quickly deny being Africans and often looks offended by the comparison, and the Africans often quick to judge a Jamaican before knowing what his all about. So what do we call
that ? thats what i said ....confusing ...What about religion ? Religion Is a very senstive subject these days especially as our political leader have chosen it as battle ground for their wars,we quick to point fingers to our Moslem brothers and sisters as
soon as something out of the ordinally and very evil happens.Radicalising young men and set them to commit crimes against fellow citizens has been a common practice, this is dividing our communities and its leaving us with short of friends. So one can
still ask what racism Is ? These are some of the answers I found online " Racism is usually defined as views, practices and actions reflecting the belief that humanity is divided into distinct biological groups called races and
that members of a certain race share certain attributes which make that group as a whole less desirable, more desirable, inferior "mmmmmmmmm...." The exact definition of racism is controversial both because there is little scholarly agreement about
the meaning of the concept "race", and because there is also little agreement about what does and doesn't constitute discrimination. Critics argue that the term is applied differentially, with a focus on such prejudices by whites, and defining mere observations
of racial differences as racism. Some definitions would have it that any assumption that a person's behavior would be influenced by their racial categorization is racist, regardless of whether the action is intentionally harmful or pejorative. Other definitions
only include consciously malignant forms of discrimination. What do you think ?
Culture and Religion
Culture is mankind's primary adaptive mechanism, a collective programming of the mind which distinguishes the members of one category of people from another. Culture can be considered as the entire social heritage of man ; it is the tradition
of a particular human group, a way of living learned from, shared by and most inportantly passed on from the early ancecitory members of that group. Understanding the concept of Culture is key to understanding human Behavior. The way greet one another,
treat each other, the way we eat and prepare our meals to the way we appreciate the meals ; in away it's really hard to separate culture and traditions. So!! whats the difference between religion and culture ? like culture itself, religion consists of
systematic patterns of beliefs, values, and behavior, acquired by people as a member of their society. These patterns are systematic because their manifestations are regular in occurrence and expression: they are shared by member of a group. Within all religions,
however, there is not homogeneity; there are differences of interpretation of principles and meanings. What becomes important is to recognize what is implied by the nature of the "sacred." For some this means that when you enter a church sanctuary , mosque
or temple you adjust your attitude toward the sacredness of the place and the reason that took you there. To others in different cultures, sacredness takes on the importance of life itself. In the history" religion has had a powerful effect on political
change: spirit mediums have led revolts against European and African rulers, ancestral spirits have commanded acts of destruction and called for the overthrow of rulers and chiefs. People have sought the help of priests and medicine men to achieve power and
wealth. To me culture mean all those historically created designs for living, explicit and implicit, rational, irrational, and nonrational, which exist at any given time as potential guides for the behavior of men." A perfect identity
for men like my self and my kids. What about the meaning and the difference of culture and religion? religion" meant "belief in God" and, in general, was used to refer to two true religions Christianity and the Muslim faith. Today, "religion" can mean anything
at all, from the most personal and intimate spirituality for the individual to the most diffuse cultural activity in any given society. It is true that many societies do not draw a clear line between their culture and what scholars would call “religion.”
This does not mean that religion doesn’t exist, but it is worth keeping in mind that even when we think we have a handle on what religion is, we might be fooling ourselves. Is there a conflict between religion and culture then? When two people from
the same cultural background find them selves serving different religions , cultural gatherings can be a challenge. One cannot know the future unless one understands the past, the past including how religion evolved and how that affects our culture,
so that we can understand why we are the way we are and then work to improve the conditions in which we all live for a better future . Historically religion exclude the south Sahara Africa , infact there is no mention at all of our existence during that time.
Religion to us is new, introduced to us by those who later became our conquerer. Those who discribed us savages and an civilized, those who sold us as slaves and abused every right we had and regarded us as an equal. Never told us there was a difference between
religion and God. We don't have to belong to any religion to believe in God, and no need to disrespect our cultures in favor of our religion.
Having a great and cool mother i often talk about these issues with great Passion, i have seen the struggles of my mother from the time she was a young single mother until now, i have
grown to respect women of all ages including my little angel her self Gabriella Ntongo. Its hard to believe that in 2013 we are still discussing their rights in communities , because without them there would never have been any societies. Nearly
60% of African women are subjected to sexual violence, including marital rape, according to the Ending Violence Against Women report. Almost half of Our women in Africa said they had been attacked by a partner. Cultural mores against reporting abuse
make it difficult to assess accurately, and few adolescent health programs in Africa address these critical issues. A leading UN official launching the report said domestic violence was a "pervasive phenomenon... that has to be addressed ,this cause
a significant impact on the health and life expectancy of women and the threat of social stigma prevents young women from speaking out about rape and abuse. The age at which young people are protected by statutory rape laws varies in African countries, from
under 13 years in Nigeria to under 16 years in Zimbabwe. Only Kenya specifically criminalises both physical and verbal sexual harassment.Young girls frequently report that their early sexual experiences were coerced. In a study in South Africa, 30 percent
of girls report that their first sexual intercourse was forced. In rural Malawi, 55 percent of adolescent girls surveyed report that they were often forced to have sex. In Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia, an estimated 30 percent (about 30,000) of prostitutes are
women ranging from 12-26 years of age. The number of adolescent females engaged in informal prostitution may be far greater. This is my question now.....Why do we behave this way ? when we know we come from a woman, Why do we abuse our siters ? why do we think
we have a right to tell them when how to get pregnant ? the answer is this.....Our cultures in to days Africa still recognise these primitive old cultural behaviours invented by the very primitive community leaders of the past. And with education missing in
large parts of our communities together with alchol consumption, that mix with to days political leaders who's attention is focusing on building strong armies that can keep them in power for life. The need to understand the importance of our women is huge
and stop treating them bad, very few grow up without that mother care from the first helpless days, month and years. The 9 month in stomach, making her look and feel sick. when you cry she rages, and you sick she cry. She handles you with care, her most
priceless asset. She will miss out on life changing opportunities because she has you.We all have been guilty of using and abusing them in different ways, let me take this opportunity to say I'm sorry to those I've wronged. I say its time for us to stop
calling God a he, because i believe God is a she.....bless all you mothers, not only in Africa but allover the world. Love you all.
Peace Is A Precious Trait...
Why cant we learn to listen to one another when we disagree and accept each others opinions...only as one we will build our nations.....Bring our kids up without tribalism and religious segregation...teach them our history
and values of cultures and laugueges...Together we can build armies of peace in our beautiful continent...We can apologize for our actions in Congo , Durfor and Somalia...And together we may one day say ( NEVER AGAIN ). Africa is the continent that hasn't
seen happiness from the arrival of the first white man until now, hundreds of years after his departure. But Africa is the place where you will find less stress and individuals who are so welcoming with great smiles on their faces, willing to share with you
the little they have and expect nothing from you...and when something bad happens to you...the whole community comes to your rescue....Dear God how come your son was born in the middle East and the prophet Muhammed ? or is it just that the world wouldn't recognise
our own prophets...Long live Nelson Mandela , RIP Kweme Nkuluma , Milton Obote, Thomas Sankara,Julius Nyelele , Lumumba and the Emperor of Ethiopia.....
Building Of Armies In Africa...
Responding to Helena Sumbana on your question, do African countries need to spend on
armies or is it a waste of money? First of all Helana i'm glad we have people like you who take great interest in our lovely continent and i'm humbled by your love for the continent. Ever since i was a little boy, my dream has always been to see Africa
and her people prosper. At the moment it's hard to achieve, Africans have lost interest in our mother land, and the few greedy men are driving us further backwards. Helena its good to build capable Armies to defend our way of life, but i also believe Africa
has more enemies to fight than those needs the use of a gun. the need to invest equally if not more in medical facilities , quality primary school education for every child, our police forces who protect the population and the state law, adult education which
would help to reduce corruption and mob justice. Improving electricity supply, the building of roads, Primitivity , diseases and starvation. All these are distructive wars that need to be fought hard. Educated population is easy to work with towards development
and also limits us from fearing one another, a case for most African leaders to build strong Armies. If our elected leaders can discuss business amongst our neighbouring states without fearing losing power back home, tell me sister.....who will need to spend
all this money on Armies? The money spent on Armies in our countries can save millions of lives and can improve the quality of it too, if spent in those areas i mentioned.
Life is a journey
Life is a journey and its a trip that can be very tricky and very difficult. The luggage we carry with us is a heavy one, it contains confusion, envy, jealousy, and hate amongst the packed things. But as time changes
and people are more curious than ever before, we start to divert ourselves in seeking what was never meant for us to know, the future and beyond. Some have taken the scientific way and some have continued to believe in what was said before our time. Yes...what
was said in the Bible and the Quran, words of God if you are Christian and words of prophets if you are Muslim, and this is being manipulated today to the advantange of those looking for glory and riches. Our world today is full of those claiming to be prophets,
opening up churches and using God's name to enrich themselves. Pastors of today collect millions from poor and hard working people mostly in third world countries and in communities of struggling minorities in Europe, South and North America. And on the Muslim
side there are those Imams preaching hatred and segregation messages that radicalise young Muslims and get them to commit unforgivable crimes against innocent fellow citizens. Christian prophets who tell us what God hid from us from the very beginning...(the
future). If the mighty God of all living things wanted us to know what the future holds, there would have been a million ways of how he would have told us...and if the Lord wanted us to be segregated and not getting along, we would have never found ourselves
in the same space, sharing the same air and calling our selves "THE HUMAN RACE" we would even have had different colour of blood flowing in our veins. To those keen to know about tomorrow, imagine, if we did know the exact time of our death, how would we have
lived your life before then? Or if we knew the right person to be in our lives, would the life without disappointment, heartbreak or falling in love be as exciting as it is today? Believing is trusting and if we really believe in God, we have to trust him
within ourselves. We have to believe that we are where we are for are for a reason and respect life the way it is.
Its funny how we keep talking about human rights in the western world, when we take great joy into seeing people's problems as entertainment. There are succesful television programs on how the British and the American
immigration officers are hunting people down and talking to them as if they were aliens from a planet death where we our selves don't visit. Im not saying these people should be allowed to stay anywhere without the necessary documentation, but why do we think
we can be entertained at home seeing them being chased around like criminals ? i dont believe anyone would just leave his or her homeland with joy and everything just to annoy those in other countries. What we need to understand is these guys come for help,
and when that help is declined and they choose to remain illigal, then the law should rightly take its course. But why do we think its entertainment to watch how its done on tv and see those immigration officers often with foreign background themselves, humiliating
people. If this was done in any third world country it would have been criticized and would be talked about, warn tourist watch out for the harsh treatment. Just thinking about the priviledges enjoyed by british citizens in African, Asia and the carribean
without being chased around or put on tv for entertainment. The aproach these people have when they set out to arrest the aliens should be agaisnt the law.
Kenya 2013...Stand United
Watching the Kenyan elections i cant help but pray for my sisters and brothers to peacefully go through this. I wrote about Africa not being ready for this kind of democracy and i pray Kenyans prove me wrong this time
around, no one wants to see a repeat of what went on the last time . I just wish the loser will accept defeat gracefully and commit to help the new leader to be, and move Kenya forward. We have to learn that in a race like this, one has to lose and one has
to win, power should not be the most important thing here, the country should and people should be. Accept that the ideas of the other candidate have won the majority of the population and the loser should bring his ideas too in support of the winner so Kenya
can continue to prosper. Set standards for fellow Africans to follow and respect your people who have chosen their leader, drop the accusation of rigging election because its only gonna cause pain and suffering to those who are already suffering, respect each
other as leaders and respect the laws of the country. Please use your leadership skills even though you did not win and prevent blood and tears, Africa is watching to learn from this great nation and we will continue to pray for Kenyans.
A question about albinos in Tanzania by one of our visitors here, its all about educating the population in third world countries. What is reported in Tanzania is not only happening with albinos in that country,Traditionally
people in these parts of that world and some parts in West Africa believe in human sacrifice in order to achieve success,unfortunatly and sadly primitivity makes local tribes believe albinos are different for these purposes. Again its a question of human development,
sadly governments in these countries chose to invest in less important areas rather than education. Before this question was brought up we were looking and researching into these reports,so in the near future we will bring you our thoughts again for
discussion. But feel free to tell us what you think and know so we can also learn,hopefully we can help protect these perfectly made human beings.
I'm Just Saying...
This debate about homosexuality comes to a simple fact, no matter how ignorant people may think i'am. Originally sex was all about reproducing and make small groups continue to exist' and that's why our tribes are so big
and untraceable today. If this debate took place 1000 years ago on the same scale as it is now, i'm sure the human race would have ceased to exist just the like that. Don't get me wrong here...i'm not against what individuals
do without our knowledge, but why should it be brought out into public like this....and why should we preach it to our young and make it look like its so normal After all its a sexual thing, no matter what anybody say....we should not hate, abuse or indiscriminate
those who are homosexuals that's not right, but either should we not forget the foundation of human existence... which is MAN and WOMAN
Thomas Sankara RIP
“If we maintain a certain amount of caution and organization we deserve victory….You cannot carry out fundamental change without a certain amount of madness. In this case, it comes from nonconformity, the
courage to turn your back on the old formulas, the courage to invent the future.” Thomas Sankara
Wake Up UG...
The myopic visionaries in Uganda will ever trail behind smart heads worldwide. Sending our soldiers in wars with no accounts of national economic interests therein-after in it, is our sleepiness. Seen it happened in Rwanda,
Congo, in S. Sudan little better off by sheer chance, but now Somalia where we paid for the peaceful business atmosphere with blood of our sons and daughters, others with smart heads would reap on our bloody efforts as
far away as Indonesia and beyond, when we have all the same materials at home to supply, we are busy occupied with petty domestic politics. Have we opened up a commercial route to Somalia, be it air or road? Have we started to flood their markets with goods
made in Uganda? These are supposed to be major war visions, besides attaining peace and security – the economic development for both parties to follow then suit, good for both peoples
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