Reflections

Befriending an Enemy

It irks me when BAME people say ‘If they got to know me, they’d realise I’m just like them’. Hopefully you’re nothing like them. I will assume you have some common decency with a side of not being racist. Yes we all bleed the same blood but we don’t all bleed the same respect. It’s useless trying to reason with ignorant people. if a man can make monkey noises to a man who clearly is a human then their head is gone, what would you ever have to talk about. If anything give them a concerned look. Hold tight them and their opinions. it may be quite un-Christian of me but i don’t feel pressed to engage with someone on that level. I’d rather you locked that thought in the dusty corner of your mind… but you probably won’t.

There are no excuses. Using the tired line of ‘It’s just how I grew up’ is ruled out. If your heart is willing to get to know someone from a culture you aren’t used to then go forth and proser respectively. If you aren’t that’s fine. Find a corner to rant to yourself about how we’re stealing your housing and taking your jobs.

Reflections

I’ve had enough of deconstructing, my hands are tired

It isn’t due to laziness but I can’t and won’t bleed over every shade of unenlightenment I come across. For why? To the militant people in which ever field or regiment, go for it. Stay passionate and hold down the frontlines. However, sometimes the quieter approach is necessary and sometimes its not even worth your time. If someone chooses to stink with their ignorance then good for them. We can’t allow it to cost us our vocal chords, blood pressure, give us worry lines…. no sir!

Think of all the people who ‘don’t get it’ and their minds are beyond physical repair. Imagine how many pearls you throw away trying to convince rusty musty hearts, that they’re thinking was always wrong. See, you’re tired thinking about it! Many dogs will return to their own vomit because they didn’t want to leave it anyway.

So when *insert person* asks if you wash your hair or *insert person* is shocked your Jamaican father has stayed faithful to your mum, really think about if your sermon is worth preaching. Your eloquent speech may just get choked by the 100 year old weeds they can’t seem to kill. AND they will still be shocked tomorrow. As long as you yourself knows better then life is still for living. You’ll wear yourself sore clinging to frustration.

EVERYTHING WITHIN CONTEXT OF COURSE!!!