Just saw the new Terminator movie with my friend and photographer Jarriel Jones. Watching that unrelenting army of monstrous machines out to destroy all human life with such overwhelming firepower and cold, crushing calculation, I couldn’t help thinking that is exactly what we’ve done to the animals — in fact all other life — of this planet. Sigh– just wanted go see something mindless and escapist, and found a gut-clenching allegory instead. Over this lifetime I’ve really come to love people and believe in the human race, and we can’t let ourselves be defined like the monsters we’ve been to the rest of creation.
I saw the Terminator, and I don’t want him to be us
May 28, 2009
- Living Past the Age of Trayvon
- No Diet, No Detox…Choose a Healthier Lifestyle in 2012
- Vegan Athlete: Jarid with Krave Fit Magazine’s Assistant Editor-in-Chief Trish Houston
- Sharon J. Lettman Named Executive Director Of The National Black Justice Coalition
- Podcast: Interview with Jarid Manos and Earl Fowlkes
Ghetto Plainsman, by Jarid Manos, and published by Temba House Press, is also available on shelf at national chain and independent local book stores, including:
SUMMARY: Every movement has its book. Gritty, raw and spiritual, Ghetto Plainsman, chronicles one man's triumph over humiliation, self-defeat, anger and violence by taking us on a chaotic journey between urban survival and the life-or-death struggles of the ravaged American Great Plains.
Contact us to book Jarid Manos at your local university, book store, church or other place of faith, County Jail, book club, conference, convention, organization, and more.
~On becoming a seeker, on striving to become spiritually and physically whole and to live a life of fairness, self-worth and grace~
Jarid Manos has been published or featured in:
|Fort Worth Weekly||New York Times|
|Dallas Morning News||Fort Worth Star-Telegram|
|Denver Post||Congressional Quarterly|
|Houston Chronicle||Albuquerque Journal|
|MIT TechTV||YES! Magazine|
|Say it Loud Radio||Speakout KKDA|
|OrganicAthlete||Texas Monthly||Mandrake Society Radio||Kansas City Star|
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