Ain’t no mountain high enough

In the movie Rember the Titans we learn about the racial dispute between black and white in 1971. The story shows us that we are all humans no matter the race but the ability to suceed in life no matter what we look like: we all have the same capacity to be successful. Now we may think the problem doesn’t affect us, but again we are at the same point they were: we don’t want others because they are different, they think differently so we have the right to segregate them.

Coach Boone: This is where they fought the battle of Gettysburg. Fifty thousand men died right here on this field, fighting the same fight that we are still fighting among ourselves today. This green field right here, painted red, bubblin’ with the blood of young boys. Smoke and hot lead pouring right through their bodies. Listen to their souls, men. I killed my brother with malice in my heart. Hatred destroyed my family. You listen, and you take a lesson from the dead. If we don’t come together right now on this hallowed ground, we too will be destroyed, just like they were. I don’t care if you like each other of not, but you will respect each other. And maybe… I don’t know, maybe we’ll learn to play this game like men.

We fear what is different, what we think will change us or what it might do to us; fear prepares us for battle, to keep us safe. When we think we need to defend ourselves from what is dangerous, we may take precautions. The main problem is, why be afraid that someone might change your mind? If you respect others, you can listen without fear; if you are not sure of what you belive, then anyone can change your ways. It is not bad to learn somethig from others, if you can distinguish right from wrong.

 

Older Sheryl: People say that it can’t work, black and white. Here, we make it work every day. We still have our disagreements, of course, but before we reach for hate, always, always, we remember the Titans.

The struggle, survival comes with the victory of the defeated in every game, as in life. We need to see the same and common end of all these problems; we all want the same things, to fight one another when we have a common goal, is futile. We need to unite to make a change. Governments are just representatives of the people; if they don’t do so, they are pointless.

Remember the day
I set you free
I told you
You could always count on me
From that day on I made a vow
I’ll be there when you want me
Some way,some how

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