biko: it becomes a problem when we cannot produce our own food divine postman
divine postman: all the violence in our history biko can be sourced to the killing of animals.
biko: whoever kills an animal can kill a human. the majority of people in the world eat meat which is why our society is in the state that it is
divine postman: what you put in your body is what you will get out.
biko: and if you put suffering pain and brutality that is what you will also give
divine postman: animals are the means though which humans enrich themselves because nothing in the history of mankind not minefields generates more wealth for man than animals
biko: our level of consumption is a great concern to me because we consume and never produce. and when we do produce it is through means that increase the gap between the rich and the poor
divine postman: in almost every nation biko cheap labor is used to produce most of the goods that we consume
biko: our roots are found in simplicity. in fact in the traditional african concept poverty is something that was unheard of, there was always a sense of collective effort in all that we did
divine postman: in the traditional african culture biko there is no such thing as two friends. conversation groups were more or less naturally determined by age or by division of labour
biko: thus one would find all boys whose job was to look after cattle periodically meeting at popular spots to engage in conversation about their cattle, girlfriends, parents, heroes and looking forward to initiation
divine postman: all commonly shared their joys woes and secrets biko. expressing the life that they were living.
biko: no one felt unnecessarily an intruder into someone else’s business divine postman. the curiosity manifested was welcome.
divine postman: it came out of a desire to share biko. and this pattern one would find in all age groups
biko: they all seemed to be free before adopting the anglo-boer culture which uprooted their indigenous value system
divine postman: everyone seemed to take the organic pattern of nature. house visiting was always a feature of the elderly folk’s way of life
biko: socrates mentioned to you this morning that emerson in his old age recalled that as the satisfactions of the body decay in the same measure the desire for the pleasures of good talk and the delight in them increase
divine postman: indeed biko, the fact that an elderly folk was still alive was considered as a divine thing because he could share his knowledge with the younger generation enthralling them with stories
biko: no reason was needed as a basis for house visits divine postman, it was all part of our deep concern for each other because every individual saw themselves to be part of a community
divine postman: there was a sense of contentment and everyone was equal. wealth was distributed evenly
biko: and the less wealth man had the less they coveted