Respect as the Disguise

One of the biggest media reports this week was the visit of President and First Lady Obama to Saudi Arabia. The controversy is that First Lady Michelle Obama did not cover her hair, in compliance with cultural tradition.  Although her garments fully covered all areas of skin (except the neck), this was considered disrespectful.  It is very interesting that an Arab-run, Islamic country would deem something/someone culturally disrespectful.  Let us assess the Sudanese invasion by Islam/Arabs.

First, the name is Sudan is Arabic.  The original name of the nation was Khush (Kush).  Both names mean “land of the Blacks”.  Khush (Kush) is culturally correct.  ‘Sudan’ is the result of colonialism.  There are countless examples of how Arabs have exercised cultural imperialism, in name of religion.  How about the entire North African region (to include Eritrea)?  If you look at the average Eritrean, you can clearly see strong Arabian connection (genetically).  Why was it necessary for Eritrea to break away from Ethiopia? Why was it necessary for South Sudan to break away from the remainder of the nation?  Why was Darfur such a long-running, “successful” war?  The answer is within the common denominator…Arab presence! Respect is cyclical.

You can proclaim peace until you turn blue, green and orange, simultaneously.   The fact of the matter is peace is a state of being/existence.  It does not turn off because one decides not to follow traditions that apply to a respective ethnic group.  Although I am well aware of President Obama’s Islamic upbringing, I am glad that First Lady Michelle Obama did what she did.  I am certain that the intention was without disrespect.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2015/01/27/michelle-obama-forgoes-a-headscarf-and-sparks-a-backlash-in-saudi-arabia/

Note:  I used an article posted by Washington Post for the sake of credibility to some of Easpoet’s blog followers.  The views in the article do not necessarily reflect those of E as Poetlove Water.

The purpose of the blog is to examine the nuances within current society (which usually has a historical stem).  I like to provide enough rhetoric and information that serves as a catalyst for one to further examine the subject-matter.  I do not claim to be an expert.  I do claim to be an imaginative realist.  One of the personal focuses I have had on life is to get to the core of any/every issue that directly and indirectly affects me and my people.  I would urge you to explore the dynamics of living for indigenous peoples in Arab/Islamic-colonized communities.  The torturous aspects of the religion are not only played out through terroristic-suicidal missions, but disparities in education, lack of food and enslavement.

Let’s not allow the corporate-controlled media outlets (Fox, CNN, BBC, Al-Jazeera, MSN, etc.) to be our brain!  Until next time…

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‘The Cells’ are Coming!

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The Cells of the Tissue That Should Feel — the second published book by Etaniel Ben Yehuda (E as Poetlove Water). ‘The Cells’ is the extroverted communication that follows the debut book release of The Chronicles of Air, Water and the Source (iUniverse Publishing). The voice is louder, the verbal “smacks” come with more force, the sociopolitical commentary envelopes clear analysis and personal support is more substantial. The writings are formatted as poetry and prose.

Some featured works included are: “As the Nile River Rises”, a poem that speaks on current manifestations of Arab racism against Indigenous East African groups; “Markwan’s Letter”, a honestly written “letter” from the perspective of a young Black man living in urban USA; “Why I Love…..” Series, a series of poem that shares the reasons/cultural nuances that I love about various places I have lived and/or visited; and “The Connection”, it takes a humorous approach to the benefits of eating healthy, natural foods.

Expected Release Date: July 22, 2014

For the next several weeks, I will post previews of excerpts of specially-selected poems/prose from ‘The Cells’. Pre-ordering will begin on July 1, 2014. The book will be available for purchase at http://www.easpoetlovewater,com. Also, stay tuned for special offers/promotions. Thank you to all for past, present and future support! Bliss

MKA Institute – “War & Crisis in South Sudan”

Racism takes many of the same forms, throughout the world. This video exposes the Arab racism against Indigenous East Afrikan peoples. Please know that each and everyone can help! Fulljoy the video. For any questions, please feel free to contact me via email. Bliss Light Prosperity!!!