The regional and racial divisions of the American Civil War still plagues us today. Where are the voices of courageous peacemakers?
Do we really as a nation want to divide ourselves into warring camps again when so many paid the price for our freedom?
What does Thomas Stonewall Jackson and Martin Luther King share in common?
Thomas Stonewall Jackson was the seed spreader for all Southern Black Churchers in the Southland of America. Stonewall Jackson defied Virginia law by teaching African American slaves how to read and write and started the first black Sunday school and supported it with part of his paycheck from the civil war battlefields of America to keep it open
One other exemplified courage better was Dr. Martin Luther King, who said cowardice asks the question: Is it safe? Expediency asks the question: Is it political? Vanity ask the question: Is it popular? But conscience asks the question: is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politically correct, nor popular-but one must take it simply because it is right, let’s take the profit out of race baiting and reward reconciliation.
A native American elder described his internal Civil War in the following manner; inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil and fight others all the time. The other dog is good and seeks to live in peace with all. The mean dog attacks the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, the native American elder reflected for a moment, and replied, The one I feed.”
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It’s Time That Americans to Cease Acting like Victims.
Uncle Gregory believes a good artist should provoke thought; The Principle of Polarity, as taught by the ancient mystics, was that everything is dual, everything has two poles, and everything has its own pair of opposites.
For example, the opposite of North is South, the opposite of black is white. if all manifested things have two sides, two aspects, or two poles, two aspects, where does one side start and one side end? With darkness and light, so to speak, where does darkness leave off, and light begin?
Let us take a radical and extreme example—that of love and hate, two totally different mental states. Apparently totally different and yet there are degrees of hate and degrees of Love, and a middle point in which we use the terms “Like” or “Dislike,” which shade into each other so gradually that sometimes we are at a loss to know whether we “like” or “dislike” or “neither”.
My personal goal has been to highlight the middle polarity of the American Civil War which rarely gets any acknowledgment and understanding of the conflict, and how it affects us today. Furthermore, to show there was no true difference between the North and South, both needed slavery, and ever since the end of the conflict our nation has been going through “Withdrawal”.
As a person that has suffered for too many years with my own internal Civil War, I have defined my own warfare a spiritual war.