Marcel Proust once wrote that: “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but seeing with new eyes.” Of the eye; Emerson writes: “The eye is the best of artists” (Emerson, 2007, p. 21). To see and to imagine is a type of work that is beyond what is seen. Maybe this is what imagineers all have in common. In the sameway the social fabrics of society are constructed, re-constructed, de-constructed, constructed, thus the cycles continue. Sometimes as the focus of those imagineers of a society, and sometimes those who desire to obstruct what is imagined. Many of these thoughts came to mind as I reflect upon the discoveries from the historical Spanish expeditions, that I have been reading and writing about (Gibson, 2009). As I first wrote about the importance of reading and preserving this history, it is important for present day too.
social fabrics of society are constructed, re-constructed, de-constructed, constructed, thus the cycles continue. #ShaziaBlogTweet
But upon this reading and writing it does not suggest one another’s history in unimportant. But rather I care enough to understand that historical injustices have been given to American narratives that must be explored further. And in due-time given a voice through mass-media / public portals. As many scholars have written, there must be equal voice given to this history. Meaning that far too often it is the good of the Spanish American history that is covered up. Within these thoughts we can reflect upon the social constructionism of communities, societies, nations, to connect with present day events. Such as the once again violence in the middle-east between Palestine and Israel.
there must be equal voice given to this history. #ShaziaBlog #SpanishAmerica #AmericanHistoryTweet
While I acknowledge the suffering of all. It is important to note, deconstructionists serve as tactics to shift world / Global attentions. For instance the eyes of the West must now turn to the East as a matter of responsibility, given the tensions that are arising within the West. And those that are in crisis in the West are silenced by the noise from this Middle- East conflict. These include the U.S. – Mexico border crisis, vulnerable children, the Venezuelan humanitarian crisis as well as issues arising in Columbia.
deconstructionists serve as tactics to shift world / Global attentions. #ShaziaBlog #MiddleEastPeaceTweet
The social constructionists and deconstructionists are necessary to bring in aid and foreign attentions to these regions. But once again we are faced with a crucial challenge to the crisis’ here within the West. Who should take-up responsibility? Will the East be here for the West?
The social constructionists and deconstructionists are necessary to bring in aid and foreign attentions to these regions. #ShaziaBlog #MiddleEastPeaceTweet
Maybe it is also a time for America and all pockets of society to come together to realize that the strength of America is dependant upon the binding together as one, during these fragile times to begin to envision with new eyes.
the strength of America is dependant upon the binding together as one, during these fragile times #ShaziaBlog #AmericaStrongTweet
Emerson, R. W. (2007). Ralph Waldo Emerson Selected Essays, Lectures, and Poems. New York: Bantam Books.
Gibson, C. (2019). EL NORTE The Epic and Forgotten History of Hispanic North America. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press.
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Notes: These thoughts were originally hand-written on May 22nd, 2021. The view of constructions / deconstructions stems from the sociological / philosophical views included from Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida and Roland Barthes. All views and opinions are my own and cited as per needed.
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