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The missing peace

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Submitted by archival palladium (United States), Sep 1, 2011 at 18:26

There is but one ingredient missing, but one most necessary element in the final struggle of the descendants of Africa achieving freedom, justice, and true equality in America. That is respect, respect for ourselves, and respect for each other. The absence of this is most evident in our inability or unwillingness to accept the different measures of knowledge, wisdom, and understanding that is allotted to each individual by his or her Creator. Every leader is but a human being, having within themselves what every person has, the good and the not so good. We have sadly accepted the evil designs of oppressors, in that we feast on the failings of the greatest and most accomplished among us, and give little if any attention to the more perverse, evil habits, of the very accusers. We cannot love, lest we first respect, and love is the only force capable of overcoming any and all opposition.

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