Monday, October 22, 2007

The Noose

It appears that nooses are popping up all over a America these days. But we don't really have a problem with race anymore, right? CNN will have a special addition tomorrow night that addresses this issue. I encourage people to get together, watch it and discuss it and then leave your reactions on this blog. If you can't watch it tomorrow (like me), find a way to record it. Go tell it on the mountain people and let everyone know so they can watch. Baha'is, I especially encourage you to watch this special. Racism: It ain't over yet! Read about The Noose here.

"No less serious is the stress and strain imposed on the fabric of American society through the fundamental and persistent neglect, by the governed and governors alike, of the supreme, the inescapable and urgent duty -- so repeatedly and graphically represented and stressed by 'Abdu'l-Bahá in His arraignment of the basic weaknesses in the social fabric of the nation -- of remedying, while there is yet time, through a revolutionary change in the concept and attitude of the average white American toward his Negro fellow citizen, a situation which, if allowed to drift, will, in the words of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, cause the streets of American cities to run with blood, aggravating thereby the havoc which the fearful weapons of destruction, raining from the air, and amassed by a ruthless, a vigilant, a powerful and inveterate enemy, will wreak upon those same cities."
(Shoghi Effendi, Citadel of Faith, p. 126)