Those Who Do Not Learn From History Are Doomed To Repeat It || Buffalo Soldier - Bob Marley 🍃 #APART - A Picture and A Reggae Tune

in #hive-1839522 months ago

image.png

They say those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it. We can apply this saying to different things in life. Each experience is a learning opportunity, whether it was good or bad, but especially the bad. This is how we achieve growth and eventually success. What doesn't kill you actually makes you stronger in that regard, in many ways.

These are some of the thoughts that arise when I look at the replicas in the picture. They are replicas of typical old plantation housing in Suriname. These are of course the living quarters of the higher ups and not the slaves who usually resided in barracks. The slaves that were in higher standing did get their own small house of the same architecture in some cases.

I look at the picture and find it somewhat strange that those times were not very long ago if you think about it. A little more than 250 years ago, or 3 to 4 generations, whichever way you want to put it. From this perspective it is then not really a surprise that ethnical conflicts are still a thing in some parts of society. Slowly but surely this will become less over time, as with time, we learn from history and improve.


I think Bob Marley paints an interesting picture that overlaps with this message in Buffalo Soldier. As they were stolen from Africa and brought to America, history was being written.

Another well known lyric speaks to the situation back then: Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival. As many possibly still are nowadays, but in a different way.


#APART is an initiative by the IRIE down-to-earth people at the ReggaeJAHM Community where you share a picture alongside a Reggae tune the picture reminds you of.

Check out this post for more info on #APART and join the movement. 🙃

[ Uniquely clever sign out message goes here ]


image.png


ReggaeJAHM.com

Sort:  

pixresteemer_incognito_angel_mini.png
Bang, I did it again... I just rehived your post!
Week 105 of my contest just started...you can now check the winners of the previous week!
15

!PIZZA

PIZZA! PIZZA! PIZZA!

PIZZA Holders sent $PIZZA tips in this post's comments:
rarej tipped pixresteemer (x1)
ekavieka tipped rarej (x1)
@rarej(2/5) tipped @tanjakolader (x1)

Learn more at https://hive.pizza.

The better thing here in Indonesia, especially Bali there is no slave house or something like that, but we do oppressed by the dutch, but most of the resources are taken away by them.

Hopely we will never be in that situations again. not in your place, here in my place or anywhere else in the world.

!PIZZA

It was all about the resources indeed. When the Indian and Javanese people were brought to Suriname they didn't come as slaves either, but as contract workers. It was still borderline slavery in many cases, with the contract rights and working conditions being very bad.
This also resulted in revolts and murders sometimes, unfortunately.

From this perspective it is then not really a surprise that ethnical conflicts are still a thing in some parts of society. Slowly but surely this will become less over time, as with time, we learn from history and improve.

I truly hope so... That integration will become a fact and that people will say "I'm Surinamese" and not by the ethnicity of their ancestors. Of course we should also honor those, but we have to look to what binds us.

!LUV
!hivebits

Success! You mined .9 HBIT & the user you replied to received .1 HBIT on your behalf. mine | wallet | market | tools | discord | community | <>< daily

The shift seems to happen with each generation, it's all a matter of time as old prejudices disappear.

!LUV !hivebits !PIZZA

Success! You mined .9 HBIT & the user you replied to received .1 HBIT on your behalf. mine | wallet | market | tools | discord | community | <>< daily

The shift seems to happen with each generation, it's all a matter of time as old prejudices disappear.

We as a country, have indeed come a long way. We see people mingling more and even adopting some of the customs from each other.

I'm now imagining a society that is so integrated, that it's hard to spot differences 😅.

!LOL

I've just written a song about a tortilla.
Well, it is more of a rap really.

Credit: reddit
@rarej, I sent you an $LOLZ on behalf of @tanjakolader
Use the !LOL or !LOLZ command to share a joke and an $LOLZ.
Delegate Hive Tokens to Farm $LOLZ and earn 110% Rewards. Learn more.
(1/4)

People will probably find other things to be prejudice about, even when we're all just one ethnicity. Things like gender, sexual preferences, etc.

!BEER

Ah yeah, I hadn't thought about those topics. Oh well, discussion for another day I suppose.


Hey @tanjakolader, here is a little bit of BEER from @rarej for you. Enjoy it!

Learn how to earn FREE BEER each day by staking your BEER.