Sunday, November 29, 2015
Joining Hands, Part II
Fri 20/11/15- It is 4:54 in the morning and just got through reading Sermon on Mahatma Gandhi by Martin Luther King Jr. on March 22nd 1959, Montgomery. Dr. Martin Luther King had been in India and had stood at the point where Gandhi started his walk of 218 miles to a place called Bambi.
Our attention was caught by the number 218. We would like to think that this number is a message from the past. We would like to think that each mile represents the 218 years that the Garifuna Nation have manage to survive in Central America.
However here is a message from page 130 that we would like to share with you. “We argued this point at some length with the groups of African students who were studying in India. They felt that nonviolent resistance could only work in a situation where the resisters had a potential ally in the conscience of the opponent. We soon discovered that they, like many others, tended to confuse passive resistance with nonresistance. This is completely wrong. True nonviolent resistance is not unrealistic submission to evil power. It is rather a courageous confrontation of evil by the power of love, in faith that it is better to be the recipient of violence than the inflictor of it, since the latter only multiplies the existence of violence and bitterness in the universe, while the former may develop a sense of shame in the opponent and thereby bring about a transformation and change of heart.”
It was a week ago today since the world stood still and watched what took place in Paris- France. There are strong possibilities that some of the students from the Mother Land that were in India fifty six years are still alive today somewhere on this planet. We would like to ask them about their opinions regarding NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE today, versus the way things were in the late fifties.
On the other hand we were at the Muni in La Buga yesterday November 19th 2015 sometime after nine in the morning. It was obvious that the community of La Buga was disturbed. In so many words, initiatives were taken to form a commission with the objective to take actions. The first step was to strengthen the organization and then take legal steps. The initiative to get organize and legalize the process is crucial. A legal base to fertilize the movement against the electrical company, ENERGUATE is the first step. So far, the actual Mayor of La Buga has donated Q 5000.00 to the cause and members of the commission contributed Q 385.00 in cash. We would like to community of La Buga at large to understand that in this case, what affects one, affect all.
Sat. 21/11/15- It is 6:27 in the morning and here we are today to share with you a little bit more about the life of FOOD FOR THOUGHT. In this case, the idea of writing was born in San Diego California on the 16th August 2015. But two years ago an experience in Tela Honduras revealed Time and Place to us as a platform for a style of writing. Since then we have been sharing with the readers about a relationship that is taking place between the physical and spiritual process of a personal journey.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT over the years has become what it is today. In this case, the idea we call food for thought is a way of sharing.
The experience has thought us to be prudent about the quality of information [food] that we are sharing during times like these.
Mon. 23/11/15- It is 5:43 in the morning and just got through reading a message from Brother Ramos. In this case, it is a sharing that has been distributed and shared with many others. We would like to extend our gratifications from La Buga for sharing with us.
Sat 28/11/15- It is 7:04 in the morning and realizes that today and tomorrow are days that were already set aside. The past couple years has brought us to this point and time. Therefore we want to give thanks and praise to the Most High and the Spirits of the Trouble Makers for always been here. We want to thank you for being here also. It is a point in time that will mark the days to come. Today will be tomorrow and we can never stop that from being. We will be the Ancestors of Tomorrow and we cannot stop that from being.
Sun. 29/11/15- It is 6:00 in the morning and after a deep breath, we would like to continue from where we were. We just got through reading Joining Hands which we shared with you on 27th September 2015 and came to the conclusion this morning that today and tomorrow are days that were already set aside.
Joining Hands is a strong message from the past that has manage to transcend time. Joining Hands with the Ancestors is a strong message because it speaks for now. Now is set aside for us the Garifuna Nation to Join Hands with our Ancestors and be in the present, we are the Ancestors of Tomorrow.
Au- LeLúbara Huya