reply to post by pandersway
I have a great deal of compassion for the philosophy of Ubuntu.
And I honestly think Africa has a lot to teach us, a lot to offer.
I'll tell you my story of when I first met "Ubuntu". I was living in Seattle, I was going through a horrible break-up and wanted to die. So I went
out at night to some goth/metal club, to sit in the corner and drink myself into a stupor. I had just ordered my drink, and I was scanning the tables
looking for a place to sit. I saw groups of people, wearing black and sticking to themselves at tables, and I saw other depressed looking people, when
something caught my eye. It was a perfectly out-of-place person. A black guy, in business attire, with a toothy big grin, waving me over to his table.
He kept shouting something like "hail" (I can't remember the word) and waving me to his table. It was so bizarre, I actually went, and sat down and
started to talk to him.
It turned out he was from Africa (I can't remember which country) and was here on business, sad because he was away from his family. He told me that
in his country, people would often sit in little circles on the side of the road, and if they had any extra - beer, food, whatever, they would shout
out that word to lonely strangers walking on the road, and wave them to join, so they could partake and have a smile, sit together, and get to know
each other. I remember how bizarre it was to hear... They didn't care if their guest was rich or poor, respectable or not... it was just about giving
a smile and connecting to another human. He described a culture with an innate sense of human value... It gave me a glimpse of an amazing culture over
there. The culture he described did have the weaknesses and problems we often hear about, but it also had a lot to teach us about kindness, which we
hear about way less. I hope to go to Africa some day.
So as far as Ubuntu as a global force? Yes. Human connection is a force of nature, human worth is a force of nature. That's what MLK tapped with his
"soul force". It will be a power for the foreseeable future.
But on the other hand, this force is gold. Supreme and perfect as any scientific law. When I see this guy trying to tie these ideas to BS ideas like
free energy, I see the subconscious puppet show of empire and colonialism playing out once again, whether this guy knows it or not. Distortion is
distortion is distortion, and lies are always a weapon against those they are told to.