Na Huu, Ndio Ungwana!
A Call to Dialogue
We all have our different world-views...and yet,
We all have at least one thing in common:
We are humans, and that means
We’re social beings!
As social beings,
Dialogue helps us find the things we have in common, so we can create more
The more we have in common, the safer we feel, the harder we work
and the more prosperous we become!
I have always tried to listen more than I speak
Otherwise, “Why shout in the noise?"
Lately I’ve been feeling
A growing sense of emptiness
A strange loneliness amidst a rising cacophony noise
Ironically, Technology has empowered us to speak more than we listen
The more I look,
The more I witness
Willful, and often tragic breakdowns in communication
Between people that need to talk to each other
People whose Job Description is actually;
“Listen to each other!"
As a Political Scientist and student of Black History,
I am even more disturbed by the growing polarization
Between netizens, of our one virtual world,
Citizens, of our once United Nations,
Children of our once only-Mother Earth
What is the world coming to, and where is it going?
A world where everyone competes for something
And no one builds anything?
A world where the past is brighter than the future?
A world where home is not always best?
No. No, No, No, No!
We must do something about this!
I must do something about this!
For my sanity, for my own peace of mind!
Somebody once said, that
"To be a Prophet one must spend time in the desert”
I believe that my time in the desert of anonymity
from self-imposed censorship has come to an end
It’s time to stand up and speak out!
To give voice
To the one thing I believe to be True
A belief has shaped my entire life
From my upbringing in the slopes of The Aberdares
To my coming of age in the halls of Amherst College:
The belief that We Humans Are Better Together
Than we are apart
I truly believe
That we cannot accomplish the simplest of tasks
without effective communication
Which I describe simply as "Getting heard"
This is my truth
And I won't anymore, put a lid on it
Instead, I’ll share it with as many people as I can
Speaking truth to power and
Speaking power, to the truth!
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