Open Your Eyes


I have said many times that black people remain a nation of people living in a nation without a nationality. Some will say, now America has a black president – how could that be? Well, this speaks to the institutions within the context of the society that dictates the continuation of the system of white supremacy that exists within the governments in this country. It is because of this system, which has been in existence from the founding of America. It does not represent black America, so I say the system is designed to protect the system.

Dr. Carter G. Woodson reminded us when he wrote the powerful novel “The Mis-Education of the Negro” in 1933, or there about, challenged his readers to become empowered by doing for themselves.

He said: “Regardless of what we are taught history shows that it does not matter who is in power… those who have not learned to do for themselves and have to depend solely on others never obtain any more rights or privileges in the end than they did in the beginning.” This speaks volumes.

I believe, if you can control a man is thinking you never have to worry about what he thinks. As a people, black people stolen from Africa have waited far too long and become much too dependent on those who are in charge of the system. I will speak for me, no matter how messed up the world is or the minds of man; there is little debate that are the original people. However, we must take responsibility for ourselves because life demands the survival of the fittest, just like in all other parts of the animal kingdom.

Therefore, I say it is time to remove the shackles of bondage that mentally remain in many communities and in the minds of too many of us. Malcolm X once said, “We spend too much time singing and not enough time swinging”. Let me be clear, I did not repeat this statement to advocate violence. Rather to suggest that we have spent centuries believing, following, and listening to the messages communicated to us by those who control our destiny – making us believe that there is a better place for us when we are dead. I say we have a right to live NOW!

We spend and give the system trillions of dollars each you. Boycotting is the only way to get Justice for black people! I want to propose an idea that could be the answer to our salvation. There is about 38 – 40 million African Americans living in America. If each person contributed one dollar per week; it would add up to forty million dollars. Multiply that time’s fifty-two weeks; that’s over two trillion dollars annually. We have people who run some of the world’s largest corporations who could manage that money – invest it and make more money and as such many of the problems we face would go away.

There is a war on black people and unless you fight back the only way the enemy understands – the black community loses. The way to fight back is to not spend your money! Over time, we’ve won many civil rights battles, which should never have had to be fought, as human beings. Yet, we still don’t have the necessities we need to survive. So I say, as tenacious beings, it is time for survival and the time is now – if for no other reason than for our children. And that’s my Thought Provoking Perspective…

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