"Trust is so important to your people, yet you all constantly fight each other in gang wars, you all fight each other, does that mean that you don’t even understand the people within your own city?
You demand to be the center of attention and will not even consider anything unless you have your way. How am i to take that?
The very fact that I am even here shows that we are trying harder then you are.
I came here knowing full well that the most likely scenario would be my death, I hoped, and trusted in God that I would be allowed to speak and you would not simply slaughter me where I stood. I have stuck my neck out, when so many stated that you all were not worth it. You won’t do anything on faith, you do not trust me, well I do not trust you either. That is why we make little deals, we make little agreements and see where things go from there. If we can do little agreements and we both honor our words, perhaps in the future there can be understanding. Trust takes time not a history lesson, I don’t need to know your tribal cultures for me to trade something with you. I provided food here, Jeff took some and ate it, he didn’t need to know my family history to accept my food. I didn’t demand anything in return from him, I didn’t need to know any purification rituals his tribe does for us to share a meal, sure the meal isn’t that great but it is something.
However today you are too inflexible, you want everything now and on your own terms. You need to realize that this takes baby steps, peace might not come for years. However it has to start somewhere, this can be the first step toward the long journey that leads to more.