This is true not only in the hood, but everywhere. We judge ourselves and each other by the size of our wallets, the quantiies of our trinkets, and our so-called "status. " Consuerism, acquisitiveness and possessive individualism erodes our moral core and community life. When I talk to my middle class students about their aims in education, for most it's about making more money or achieving greater status. Not about an intense spiritual search for values, or the pursuit of knowledge, or social justice and the uplifting of community. Dr. King was right: We need a REVOLUTION OF VALUES. Malcolm X was right: WE need a CULTURAL REVOLUTION to de-brainwash our people. (Frankly, whites need this too. But it's OUR PEOPLE that I'm speaking of now).
Yeah, and the whole of the history of white America shows how lawful whites are--from Jesse James, to the 5 point gangs, to Capone, Luciano, Richard Nixon, and the long tradition of such lawful activity as lynching and mob violence. Strange that Jesse James, Al Capone, Bonnie and Clyde and numerous others were seen as popular heroes
You know, even our religious life if affected by these things. Now the so-called prosperity churches are edging out the more prophetic congregations. Somewhere in DEMOCRACY MATTERS AA philosopher Cornel West asks how it is that Dr. King's "I have a Dream" has been replaced by the "bling bling." After making his criticisms of Marx, King nonetheless argues that "capitalism is always in danger of inspiring men to be more concerned about making a living than making a LIFE. We are more prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles rather than the quality of our service and relationship to humanity...." Is life not more than bread and the body more than raiment, Du Bois asks. West believes that in the post-1960s era vital communal institutions (which promote caring, service, etc) are frayed as market oriented values become dominant. Such values always had their influence, but previously those materialistic values were not the ONLY game in town. So, how do we turn this situation around
Its been used for thousands of years for medicinal purpouses. One in aiding digestion,and also for losing weight. It can help stimulate hydrochloric acid in the stomach(which is responsible for breaking down foods). If you don’t produce enough hydrochloric acid, you can be classified as having an “underactive stomach”(also called hypochlorhydria). Symptoms include excessive gas and belching after meals, as well as an “over full” feeling, abdominal pain and cramping.
your thoughts on apple cider vinegar
Chinese medicine guru dr. Mao wrote about how apple cider vinegar can balance the digestive system. Here’s his take:
“Traditionally apple cider vinegar is used to remedy digestive distress, aid in detoxification, and to reduce intestinal bloating. Mix one tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar with 12 ounces of warm water and drink it in the morning on an empty stomach. The acetic and butyric acids promote gastrointestinal health by balancing your pH and encouraging friendly bifido bacterial growth.”
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