Black People, we think too small and are too divided to have a "REVOLUTION". The easiest way to get a Black man or woman away from building their community is to give them something in another community they think is better. Once the singular Black mind believes it's personal progress is true success aside from the community as a whole then you've eliminated another valuable piece off the board and out of the game through integration.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015
WHO ARE YOU Black man/Black woman? Knowing our history equips us with "knowledge of self" to understand who we are by knowing who we've been, to know what we can do by learning what we've done, and to learn where we've come from to see where we can go. In spite of the "knowledge of self" Black People have developed a pattern of devolving into useless phrases or meaningless symbolic actions for which we can no longer afford to engage in. I have no faith in emotional proclamations of a phony "great awakening" or such overused clichés like "wake up brother/sister", when so many saying this are still blindly walking in willful ignorance themselves. "Sleep" is a luxury for those who can afford to rest or dream, and for Black People we've lived the "American Nightmare" wide awake with the teasing bliss of the fictitious "American Dream" reserved for all but us. Repetitive rhetoric said in a provocative way flirts with expectations and tickles the emotions of the oppressed but offers no hope.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
I want to challenge the Black Community in love to start posting more empowering, uplifting, and encouraging messages as well as Black history in our online posts along with more positive images in our picture messages. There's nothing wrong with telling the inconvenient truth, having an unpopular opinion, and confronting wrong or bad behavior whether it be outside or within our community. I address hard issues myself and sometimes it needs to be done or said to bring an issue to light to challenge us to make corrections by confrontation, but we must not let the negatives outweigh the positives. We seem to often dwell on negativity to the point where we can't build sustainable positive momentum because we don't have those images or stories at the forefront of our minds or in our face due to the overwhelming number of negative ones we are drawn to.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
The real work of a "revolution" is always done at the grassroots level by unknowns and unsung heroes who make possible the platforms we see public figures often stand on. Whether you are religious or not and believe the Bible as literal or are wise enough to glean from the message behind the Scriptures but only as allegory there is yet something to be learned from the examples within and the ancient wisdom of the text as with other literature which I also study like Sun Tzu's "The Art of War". I will use the Holy Scriptures interspersed within and between paragraphs to highlight my points because I am a man of true faith in them who practices the principles beyond what is traditionally accepted or assumed, and I've found them to work well for me. There's too much nonsense being promoted in the Black Community that are distractions, and most of it comes from "us" internally. A "sniper" must focus on the "High-Value Target" in their scope one shot at a time without getting distracted so they don't miss. In order to hit multiple targets simultaneously more snipers must be trained and raised up as a "focused few".
Saturday, July 11, 2015
If all of Black people's problems were solved right now I believe certain among us wouldn't know how to handle it because it would expose many as only being interested in "Black Pain" and not "Black Peace" or solutions. If they don't have a conflict or "leader" then they become without purpose and irrelevant. All the inflammatory memes, videos, and posts they put online would be meaningless. They will still try to be relevant by talking about conspiracies and religious arguments with no end in sight to try convincing folks to believe their minutia in order to control and dominate them in a new type of "Black on Black" spiritual & mental slavery. I believe these same folks would still be talking about what is the "white man's religion" or who God's chosen people are. None of this stuff has solved any of our issues but it has been highly successful providing distraction from them and keeping us divided. We find more reasons to fight each other than fight for one another which makes us incapable of long term unity. Everybody isn't going to get on board with any plan, and so to help the whole I'm going to stick with my "Focused Few" agenda which I liken to "Gideon's 300" to benefit the whole.
Monday, July 6, 2015
PSYCHOSIS [sahy-koh-sis] - noun, plural psychoses [-seez]: 1) A mental disorder characterized by symptoms, such as delusions or hallucinations, that indicate impaired contact with reality. 2) Any severe form of mental disorder, as schizophrenia or paranoia.
NARCISSISM [nahr-suh-siz-em]: 1) Inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity. Synonyms: self-centeredness, smugness, egocentrism. 2) Psychoanalysis: erotic gratification derived from admiration of one's own physical or mental attributes, being a normal condition at the infantile level of personality development.