In the beginning we all came from Africa. Or so says DNA technology. This is quite a thing to deal with, and one I am sure, will displease many people. People who like to think that they are the “chosen ones” They come in all forms – business, religion, and a lot of the time, your neighbour. Differences in culture do not help – A powerful sangoma who promotes togetherness can have a huge influence on black and white relations – as can crooked politicians use out cultural difference to grow his power.
Me, I am quite happy about it. Levels us all off and makes us one family – which is what the sages have been saying for millennia. We are all interconnected as we scurry around in a world which demands attention. A pity, because the attention on the scurrying causes us to miss part of what the world is all about.
The gift of being able to be an interconnected human being and an individual is fantastic. Free will for myself, and group will, to shape the planet and the human race. Wow. Racism and separtaeness will, I think, always be a part of the human struggle – in a way it is not a bad thing, the idear that we celebrate our differences is great – I love the fact that there are so many races and cultures – once we lose our fear of being different, and our fear of others who are different, racism can be included as a positve element – postive racism – something to look forward to. In Africa, particularly, witchcraft and ancient beliefs help to cement negative difference, and often give unscrupulous leaders the ammunition and the means to promote difference in a negative way. The absolute belief in the evil side of the other world, and spirit world, allows for the manipulation of the masses. It is a pity that leaders, who are mostly eductated, use these beliefs to further there own power base.
To all of those who were born in Africa, welcome. Leave us your thoughts and musings.Tell us what you think about racism, about witchcraft and African customs – whether a powerful sangoma promoting spells and witchcraft helps South Africa or not.