SHORT, SWEET & SOMETIMES BITTER 9-3-01
THE MULTITUDES & DIFFERENT VISIONS OF HEROES
I heard a man that saw (see): Robert
E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, Nathan Bedford Forrest and Judah P.
Benjamin as great Heroes. Within the hearts and minds of many of these people
is also the love for Adolf Hitler.
We also hear a man that ascribes Hero
status to the leaders of Slave Rebellions: Hence came Denmark
Vesey, Nat Turner, and Gabriel Prosser. There are also Heroes called Cinque, Kunta
Kinte and those who gave up the breath of life for their brothers and
Are there contradictions in Heroes of
the oppressors? Then are there any contradictions in the Heroes
of the oppressed? Is there a respect for the Heroes of those who committed
crimes against humanity? For the record crime is in the eye of
the beholder. Thus, Aggression is often described as progress
and needed for society to grow and develop.
Meanwhile who will respect the Heroes
who stood in opposition of the denial of Human Rights? Can
all people have Heroes? Also can someone outside your community assign Hero
status to your people? Can someone that has given over his
mind, body and soul to evil and that which is not good
identify Heroes for the Black community? Can a collaborator be a Hero? Thus,
Traitors are not Heroes.
Do we respect why the European has
Heroes? Are his Heroes our Heroes? Are our Heroes his Heroes?
Thus do we all have Heroes? Here the right to choose is not against the laws of
God or man. Will the Europeans realize Black people also have
chosen Heroes? I can feel the southern bliss for Confederate
Heroes although they were not for the best interest of my people. You may
feel the same about Nat Turner.
Peace and Paradise,
Carl Patton, FreedomJournal