I had a discussion today with a person who is fully supportive of the blog.
A conversation that was meant to encourage and to address another aspect-that people tell me on occasion that I often blog about issues some may not want to hear about or confront, and in fact may make them angry-that We’ve Been Living It is one such blog.
They may be right but things don’t go away if they are ignored, and there’s certainly a wealth of sites doing just that.Or if they do address such issues they almost always do so in a patronizing manner.
That being the once proud and independent nations we were comes with some sort of exemption-that all we have to do is say we’ve been victims and then everything makes sense.
Well, maybe it does to some, or maybe it’s just a convenient excuse to latch on to, but it doesn’t to me.
As a people we sacrificed and bleed for our children,our women, elders, and our communities in the past when we we’re outgunned, out manned, and out resourced-yet somehow today it’s a different story?
Now it’s about complaining and making excuses rather than taking control of our lives and communities?
There’s a significant amount to complain about- and we generate our share of it.
Compounding a bad situation can hardly be referred to as a solution-it’s pouring fuel on the fire, self immolation.
Every time we tolerate another rape in our midst, another abused or neglected child, suffer so much as single gang banger in our communities we strike another match to the fire that is consuming us-that is making a mockery and lie of everything we have been, and every sacrifice our ancestors made.
If we don’t like being victims then we should stop victimizing ourselves and our own.
As to whether someone doesn’t like what I say it doesn’t alter the reality, because these are truths everyone should be speaking and seeking to correct….and if any believe it can be shown to be otherwise then they need to step up and offer a rebuttal.