NIGHT 254 – THE STORY OF ALA AL DIN ABUL SHAMAT

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Black and white

Roundabout way to make racism extinct through multilingualism

My son’s spinning top reminds me of the Yin Yang ☯️ symbol. There’s a bit of white in the black, and a bit of black in the white. One cannot exist without the other. Both have to be equal or the balance is broken, literally the tipping point.

I am also a sucker for anything printed in multiple languages and when it’s a toy to remind children of the equal value of different languages, even better. In the words of Mandela: “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” Quite right. Speak other languages; show respect to other people.

I know nobody says we are all one human race anymore but I maintain that we are all one human species and we ought to band together and unite to fight the aliens when they come (if any) (probably yes). I know reality is different to the ideal world in my head where everyone is equal in value (not everyone is treated equally and unfortunately racism still exists despite having an equal place value – I would like to see racism become extinct in my lifetime).

And the black and the white spin round and round in harmony and give birth to many many colours and in between colours and the world turns round and round…
If you look closely at the spinning you may see red, green and blue primaries

Time passing in lockdown

From Bajo toys, made in Poland

#oneworld #spinningtop #blackandwhite #harmony #idealworld#multilingualisn #bajotoys #onespecies #humanrace #languages #mandela#childrenstoys #yinyang #equality #diversity

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