Most of our people have been asked variations on these questions when we assert our Nican Tlaca (Indigenous) identity.
Those of us who have some knowledge respond with “I am Mexica”. The majority of our people, who do not seriously understand our history, will respond with, “I am Aztec” or the…
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I would like to take a moment out my day and bring some clarity—a profound light to a question that has birthed confusion among white people, and PoC alike. This question, or rather assumption needs to be taken care of:
"How can you claim to be against white-supremacy, BUT NOT against…
"Most of my life I genuinely longed for the acceptance of straight black men. I hate to admit it, especially because I tend to act as if I don’t care about straight people’s thoughts about me, but I wanted to be recognized as normal, as cool. I was a black, queer, skinny, nerd boy, though.
Looking back, it is strange that I desired hospitality from some of the very folk who daily reminded me that my odd ways and peculiar mannerisms were the makings of my becoming a ‘f*gg*t.’ I didn’t care how many times some of the boys, and men, in my life joked about me, I needed them to love me. And I hated that I needed their love as much I hated the self which worked really hard to gain it only to receive lovelessness.”
- Darnell L. Moore, “Wanting Straight Black Men to Love Me”
My philosophy is that I don’t want nobody who don’t want me.
That philosophy, as hostile and antisocial as it sounds, has actually served me quite well and has spared me quite a bit of emotional and psychological trauma. In fact, had I come to it sooner, I would have healed sooner. But I had to learn.
Now, I only seek connections with people whose response to me is love. I don’t mean that I only seek out people who tell me what I want to hear, but I do mean that I seek out people whose corrections and criticisms come from a place of radical love and whose acceptance of my whole self is unconditional.
However, that isn’t everyone’s philosophy. Some people long to make connections that may be difficult or dangerous to build. There are some people who wish to work to change toxic situations into healthy ones rather than walk away from them.
I can respect that even if it isn’t my way.
PLEASE SEE THE ARTICLE “Their Refuge—A Lie!” IN THE JUNE 1, 1991, WATCHTOWER, PAYING SPECIAL ATTENTION TO PARAGRAPHS 1, 10 & 11. PARAGRAPH 1 CALLS CHRISTENDOM “that apostate religious organization.” WHY APOSTATE? PARAGRAPH 10 ASSERTS THAT “she insinuates herself into the favor of the political leaders of the nations—this despite the Bible’s warning that friendship with the world is enmity with God.”
TO SUPPORT THAT ASSERTION, PARAGRAPH 11 QUOTES AN UNNAMED “recent book” WHICH REPORTS THAT “no less than twenty-four Catholic organizations are represented at the UN.” HOW WERE SUCH ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTED AT THE UN?
THE UNNAMED BOOK QUOTED IN PARAGRAPH 11 IS “NEW GENESIS” BY ROBERT MULLER. (See attachment 1.) THE SENTENCE IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE PORTION QUOTED BY THE WATCHTOWER STATES: “All major world religions are accredited to the United Nations as non-governmental organizations.” WHY DID THE WATCHTOWER OMIT THAT SIGNIFICANT STATEMENT?
IN THE SAME YEAR AS THAT 1991 WATCHTOWER ARTICLE, THE WATCH TOWER SOCIETY ALSO BECAME ACCREDITED TO THE UN AS A NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION, AND SERVED ESSENTIALLY AS PUBLICITY AGENTS FOR THE UN FOR THE NEXT TEN YEARS (RE-APPLYING EACH YEAR FOR ACCREDITATION) UNTIL THE ALLIANCE WAS EXPOSED BY THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER IN OCTOBER 2001. http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2001/oct/08/religion.world (The WTS admits its UN affiliation to its Branch Committee in attachment 2.)
NOTICE THAT THE WTS’ LETTER TO ITS BRANCH COMMITTEE REFERS TO THE GUARDIAN ARTICLE AS “published allegations by opposers,” YET LATER STATES, “We are grateful that this matter was brought to our attention.” NO MENTION IS MADE OF THE JUNE, 1, 1991, WATCHTOWER ARTICLE.
ACCORDING TO A PUBLIC STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE UN, NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS REGISTERED WITH THE DEPT. OF PUBLIC INFORMATION HAD TO “share the ideals of the UN Charter” AND “have a demonstrated interest in United Nations issues and a proven ability to reach large or specialized audiences.” (See attachment 3.)
WHAT IS THE OFFICIAL WATCHTOWER POLICY REGARDING INDIVIDUAL JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES WHO DO WHAT THEIR ORGANIZATION DID?
“A person might renounce his place in the Christian congregation by his actions, such as by becoming part of an organization whose objective is contrary to the Bible, and, hence, is under judgment by Jehovah God. So if one who was a Christian chose to join those who are disapproved of God, it would be fitting for the congregation to acknowledge by a brief announcement that he had disassociated himself and is no longer one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.” (Sept. 15, 1981, Watchtower, p. 23, par. 15)
“In joining the YMCA as a member a person accepts or endorses the general objectives and principles of the organization… Hence, for one of Jehovah’s Witnesses to become a member of such a so-called “Christian” association would amount to apostasy.” (Jan. 1, 1979, Watchtower, p. 31)
ACCORDING TO THE STANDARD BY WHICH IT JUDGED CHRISTENDOM TO BE APOSTATE, SHOULD THE WATCH TOWER SOCIETY LIKEWISE BE VIEWED AS AN APOSTATE RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION?