fastly former adverbial form of fast (adj.), from O.E. fæstlic , obsolete in 19c., simple fast taking its place. How OLD are you? LOL ANYWAY... Everybody SHOULD speak English. If you choose to live in America - learn the language!!! I wouldn't go live in France if I didn't speak French. And when I am the minority and the major language of America becomes Spanish or Farsi or Swahili, I will attempt to learn the language. Look, I'm sorry about what happened to your ancestors, and I agree, the "whites" were terrible to them. They came here thinking they "discovered" this land and then proceeded to just TAKE what they wanted. I get it... But you also have to move into the 21st Century. You're pissed that the "whites" just stuck you all on a reservation and forgot about you. But they didn't tell you that you had to stay there. Nobody said that you couldn't go out and live in society with EVERYONE else. And a lot of you did... but some decided to stay there and whine about it... for hundreds of years. GET OVER IT! It was a terrible time in your history, but it's HISTORY. It's just like the blacks. Yes, bringing black people over here and making them slaves was a TERRIBLE thing. But it was hundreds of years ago. This generation are not slaves and I don't feel as though they have the right to play the "slave card" for forever. Native Americans are AMERICANS. Just go out and live your life.... like EVERYBODY else. Sheesh..... every ethnic group was persecuted at some point in history. But they don't harp on it forever..... Someone mentioned the Jews during the holocaust.... same thing. And THOSE people ARE still alive. They have a remembrance day to reflect on the atrocities that occurred to THEM (not their great-great grandparents) - But mostly they just live their lives. They don't whine every time someone even mentions Hitler. They don't even whine when brainless ninnies go on rants stating that the Holocaust never happened. It just seems to me that it's easier to hate whites for forever, teach your children to hate whites and never move out of the vicious cycle of hatred. I know that you think that I'm heartless, brainless, uneducated, misinformed.... whatever. It doesn't really matter to me. I'm just telling you what I see when I read things like this. I see a bunch of people who can't move forward. If you want things to change then you have to change them. Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” He didn't write a blog and whine about the way things were, he went out and did something about it. He also said, “Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.” Hatred gets us nowhere. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said: "Forgiveness does not mean ignoring what has been done or putting a false label on an evil act. It means, rather, that the evil act no longer remains as a barrier to the relationship. Forgiveness is a catalyst creating the atmosphere necessary for a fresh start and a new beginning. It is the lifting of a burden or the canceling of a debt. The words "I will forgive you, but I'll never forget what you've done" never explain the real nature of forgiveness. Certainly one can never forget, if that means erasing it totally from his mind. But when we forgive, we forget in the sense that the evil deed is no longer a mental block impeding a new relationship. Likewise, we can never say, "I will forgive you, but I won't have anything further to do with you." Forgiveness means reconciliation, a coming together again." I am not saying to forget your past, but you have to let go of the hatred. Instead of teaching the next generation to hate the "whites" why not teach them that we are all equal and that they, too, can be President. You've got to let go of the hate. Rodgers and Hammerstein, South Pacific: You've got to be taught to hate and fear You've got to be taught from year to year It's got to be drummed in your dear little ear You've got to be carefully taught You've got to be taught to be afraid Of people whose eyes are oddly made And people whose skin is a different shade You've got to be carefully taught You've got to be taught before it's too late Before you are six or seven or eight To hate all the people your relatives hate You've got to be carefully taught Haunting words..... When I am the minority in America, I will not teach my children that they can no longer do the things that our ancestors did, I will teach them to speak the language, get the best education that I can afford and that they can be anything they want to be if they work hard and believe in themselves. Oh, wait... that's exactly what I'm doing NOW!
Friday, May 6, 2011 - 13:56