Our ancestors literally gave their lives to give us the right to vote so that we could have a voice in this powerful concept called DEMOCRACY! SINCE THEN…That VOICE has been muffled because EVEN though many of us have exercised our RIGHT TO VOTE…we still lack the education of the POWER of our COLLECTIVE VOTE and really don’t understand WHAT POLITICS IS REALLY ALL ABOUT! OUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IS THAT BLACK PEOPLE have not defined a specific agenda UNIQUE to the needs of BLACK people and still largely and BLINDLY vote DEMOCRATIC… THEREFORE our presence in the political process is taken for granted and the PURPOSE of participating in the POLITICAL process is lost along with it!
POLITICS IS A CONCENTRATED FORM OF ECONOMICS…WHICH MEANS… if we don’t control the BUSINESSES IN OUR community WE DON’T CONTROL OUR POLITICIANS! HAVING NEITHER AN AGENDA NOR A SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP LIKE SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS TO FUND POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS FOR POLITICIANS THAT THEY WANT TO LOBBY…Has created APPOINTED LEADERS and BLACK FIGURE HEADS AT BEST that look like us but who really serve the interest of DEMOCRATIC MACHINE and THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY that supports a successful run for office.
THE PURPOSE OF POLITICS IS THE DISTRIBUTION AND ALLOCATION OF PUBLIC ASSETS! Since we DON’T have an agenda and POLITICIANS who are loyal to our needs…EVEN in the hoods where we are the MAJORITY we still get a minority SHARE of the resources available. EVERYBODY ELSE HAS A SPECIFIC AND UNIQUE AGENDA THAT SPEAKS TO THEIR UNIQUE NEEDS AS A GROUP AND THEY BARTER THOSE NEEDS AGAINST SIZE OF THE COLLECTIVE VOTE! For EXAMPLE: The Hispanic Community is concerned about IMMIGRATION and Laws that affect ILLEGAL Immigrants…While The GAY & LESBIAN community is concerned about GAY Marriage and GAY RIGHTS in general! IF YOU WANT THE VOTE OF EITHER BODY POLITIC AS A POLITICIAN…YOUR ELECTABILITY IS MEASURED BY WHERE YOU STAND ON THOSE ISSUES! Therefore POLITICIANS and political debates are generated around the interest of those groups and their NEEDS!
WHEN IS THE LAST TIME ANYONE EVEN MENTIONED OUR NEEDS? THEY DON’T HAVE TOO BECAUSE ITS CLEAR THAT IF YOUR BLACK MOST LIKELY YOU WILL VOTE AS A DEMOCRAT IN ANY ELECTION!
Wake Up! I LOVE BARACK OBAMA…BUT WE NOW GOT A BLACK PRESIDENT WHO IS AFRAID TO EVEN SHOW UP AT AN NAACP MEETING! WHY? It isn’t because he doesn’t LOVE BLACK PEOPLE…ITS BECAUSE HE LIKE EVERY OTHER POLITICIAN DOESN’T NEED TO WORK FOR OUR VOTE AND WE DON’T KNOW WHAT WE WANT ANYWAY! WE LET THE DEMOCRATS DETERMINE OUR NEEDS!
Until we take the time to define ourselves as uniquely BLACK rather than as MINORITIES and build a culture around RESURRECTION of our people…WE WILL CONTINUE TO GET PIMPED BY THE POLITICAL PROCESS AND EVERY OTHER SO CALLED MINORITY WHO IS MORE ORGANIZED AND EQUIPPED TO BENEFIT FROM THE ADVANTAGES THAT OUR PEOPLE MOTHERS, FATHERS AND GRANDPARENTS ALL DIED FOR…while we keep fighting over the crumbs that fall from the table!
In this BLOG I have taken the time to articulate the problem and why we keep losing in the struggle for resources even when we win major elections! Within the framework of future BLOGS my goal is to educate and inspire US to both UNDERSTAND the POLITICAL process and MORE importantly UNDERSTAND how we MAXIMIZE the POWER of OUR VOTE! I hope this was very INFORMATIVE and I look forward to seeing you on the next writing! Don’t forget to FOLLOW RO on TWITTER and check out my ENTERPRISE ZONE for exciting business opportunities that can HELP US ALL build GENERATIONAL WEALTH together! NO Ceilings….