Sharing Cynthia McKinney’s piece, found on Facebook:



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Cynthia McKinney
An anthropologist thought he would test these African children. He placed a bowl of fruit underneath a tree and told them that the first one to reach the tree could have the fruit. When he told the children to run, they all took each others’ hands and ran together. They all enjoyed the fruit together. This is the African concept of Ubuntu. In my opinion, it is also why Africa is preyed upon by the vultures untamed and let loose by other cultures.

When asked why they didn’t run the course alone, they answered, UBUNTU! How can we be happy when others are sad?

UBUNTU in Xhosa is roughly translated, “I am because we are.”

I found this on an African website and wanted to share it with you.

Now, if we could just get rid of those vultures.


This piece speaks for itself. If only our politicians would look from a more sharing perspective.


22 thoughts on “Sharing Cynthia McKinney’s piece, found on Facebook:

  1. stvrsnbrgr

    You know… when our technology-dependent civilization is brought down (by whatever means, natural or manmade), it will be the aboriginal cultures who will (re)inherit the earth. They have been marginalized and pushed to the edge of existence on every continent… yet they have survived countless onslaughts. They have no need of the internet or electricity or automobiles or hospitals. They retain the knowledge of countless generations: how to grow food, hunt, fish, build and heal. They will be here long after the rest of us are gone. And while I suspect it won’t be the first time they have built upon the ashes of more ‘advanced’ civiliations, perhaps our species will get it right. Next time.

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